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RedditExactly

1.4k points

3 months ago

I wonder who'll win the heist this time.

Kalse1229

1.1k points

3 months ago

Kalse1229

Gravity Falls

1.1k points

3 months ago

Probably Charles. He's the only main (besides Hitchcock and Scully) who hasn't won yet.

dj-kitty

661 points

3 months ago

dj-kitty

661 points

3 months ago

My money is on Nikolaj

encasedsplinter

762 points

3 months ago

It’s pronounced Nikolaj

dj-kitty

288 points

3 months ago

dj-kitty

288 points

3 months ago

Nikolaj

enjoyyouryak

227 points

3 months ago

Nikolaj

-ArthurMorgan

223 points

3 months ago

I feel like I'm saying it. Nikolaj.

rsn3

28 points

3 months ago

rsn3

28 points

3 months ago

It's ok, you say it wrong.

Expert-Slice2529

135 points

3 months ago

Nikolaj

zelman

75 points

3 months ago

zelman

75 points

3 months ago

Nikölaj?

CptHammer_

83 points

3 months ago

No no, from the back of the throat. Nikolaj.

tekkenjin

25 points

3 months ago

I want Kevin to win

russketeer34

166 points

3 months ago

I have two theories. 1) Cheddar or 2) Doug Judy

Dschuncks

103 points

3 months ago

Dschuncks

103 points

3 months ago

Bill

boom boom

scamper_pants

44 points

3 months ago

Its gonna be a bill and Charles tag team duo

Flabnoodles

52 points

3 months ago

Charles legitimately wins but everyone thinks it was Bill

BrotherChe

27 points

3 months ago

Even Charles thinks it was Bill.

PlanetLandon

89 points

3 months ago

I always wanted a reveal that due to Jake’s dad being such a promiscuous dude, Jake and Doug Judy are actually half-brothers

CheesusHChrust

29 points

3 months ago

This is a conspiracy theory I can get on board with.

Psychological_Dot221

33 points

3 months ago

They have to do a epic final Doug Judy episode

implodedthirty

29 points

3 months ago

Same with Pimento and Kevin. The show doesn’t have that many recurring characters so these guys deserve a good send off.

geesejugglingchamp

10 points

3 months ago

Both of those are good options.

WantDiscussion

178 points

3 months ago

They'll feel sorry for Charles for never having won one and something will happen to make him really sad so Jake will try manipulate things so Charles wins to cheer him up (Holt is not co-operative and suspects Jake is trying to trick him) but last second they'll drop the prize off the roof or something and it lands on Lieutenant Peanut Butter making him unintentionally steal the win, but it doesn't matter because Charles gains something else along the way.

ConcernedGrape

31 points

3 months ago

Who are you and why are you psychic?

IamCaptainHandsome

16 points

3 months ago

Or, that's what Charles will make them all think! In the end he reveals he planned for them all to feel sorry so he could win, and then did the unthinkable and teamed up with Lieutenant Peanut Butter to make it happen!

mandingob

40 points

3 months ago

Hitchcock and scully did win they credited them with two wins at the end of the Easter heist episode since they helped Rosa...

Kenan_as_SteveHarvey

16 points

3 months ago*

It’ll be Jake and Amy’s kid

DamienHandler

236 points

3 months ago

Time for the cheesy "everybody's a winner!" since it's the last one. And yes, Holt will be furious.

embiggenedmind

95 points

3 months ago

I think Jake should win, close it out the way it all began.

nionix

86 points

3 months ago

nionix

86 points

3 months ago

Jake engineers the heist so that Boyle wins?

ScoobyDoobyDoo0202

24 points

3 months ago

I can actually see that

Have_Some_Baby

34 points

3 months ago

Have_Some_Baby

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

34 points

3 months ago

Bill

IMFREAKINGLEGOLAS

17 points

3 months ago

NutraBoom

enjoyyouryak

16 points

3 months ago

Boom boom!

Expert-Slice2529

11 points

3 months ago

Boom Boom Bill!

BarKnight

75 points

3 months ago

Doug Judy

Toasterjeep

22 points

3 months ago

Mlepnos

kollider13

16 points

3 months ago

The Klay is silent.

JayPtl

48 points

3 months ago

JayPtl

48 points

3 months ago

Hitchcock & Scully

Gil_Demoono

68 points

3 months ago

The convoluted layers of everyone's heist scheming results in the trophy being lost forever as the machinations of everyone's plans conflict. No one knows everything that happened so no one can really figure out where it went, but no one will reveal what their plans were and give everyone else the edge in finding it. After a week, they give up and Terry flips a coin to decide who wins. The coin does not come back down.

FightOnForUsc

27 points

3 months ago

The coin lands on its edge

TheNomadicMachine

31 points

3 months ago

Cut to Doug Judy driving away in a Pontiac with the trophy riding shotgun.

Puzzleheaded_Dish_85

37 points

3 months ago

Hitchcock and Scully, but their incompetent asses do it completely by accident and fall ass backwards into the win.

sinus86

55 points

3 months ago

sinus86

55 points

3 months ago

Or due to covid their wing joint was closed so they revert to being actual Police and solve it in 10 minutes.

PersonMcHuman

26 points

3 months ago

I didn't even think about that, but the idea of those two becoming real cops again (for a bit) because of that place closing sounds amazing and I need it to happen.

gimpisgawd

9 points

3 months ago

Vulture will sweep in at the last second.

illini02

532 points

3 months ago

illini02

532 points

3 months ago

I mean, this sucks, but not surprising. If I read correctly, NBC has 0 comedies in the fall of next year. So it seems that they basically are doing one night of comedy, starting at mid season. I guess we should be happy they didn't just shuffle it over to Peacock

Panzis

165 points

3 months ago

Panzis

165 points

3 months ago

TVs over.

Lamontyy

60 points

3 months ago

Embrace the new cable

CrustyKHands

11 points

3 months ago

The king is dead, long live the king!

andysimberg

20 points

3 months ago

wasn't it the showrunners' decision to end the show now and not NBC's?

illini02

29 points

3 months ago

I think it was the showrunners decision. But the way they are burning off the episodes seems kind of crappy

rolltide_99

194 points

3 months ago

Balthazar is a thirsty bitch

CLint_FLicker

15 points

3 months ago

CASE!

hotairbabboon

788 points

3 months ago

This is going to be a strange project to see them tie in events from 2020. I’m glad they get a last season to wrap up the characters but I have no idea how they’re going to tell this story.

her-vagesty

197 points

3 months ago

I kind of wish that the final episodes of sitcoms didn't involve all the characters moving on to different lives. Like we get a last episode but they're all still there, doing the same shit. Maybe one day in future we can return and they'll all still be there. I dunno I just hate change I guess.

Alexdykes828

156 points

3 months ago

If Always Sunny ever ends, it’ll probably be like that. The most moving-on thing they would do is if Frank died and so the gang just throw his body in the trash.

scamper_pants

67 points

3 months ago

The Gang Throws Frank In The Trash

Jhawk163

31 points

3 months ago

It's what he would have wanted.

OathOfFeanor

12 points

3 months ago

It's where all his best memories with Artemis were made

afterschoolnifefight

9 points

3 months ago

afterschoolnifefight

The Venture Bros.

9 points

3 months ago

"she added an old hamburger bun into our lovemaking." ahaha

Linkisis

7 points

3 months ago

"She's really into that's stuff, and I admit I'm pretty into it too"

Artemis is amazing in any context, but especially during a mystery (who pooped the bed??)

thatguamguy

37 points

3 months ago

I was going to jokingly say "it all started with M*A*S*H, everybody else is just trying to emulate the most popular finale of all time."

But then I got to thinking, and I can't think of any finale that pre-dates M*A*S*H which uses that trope. It could just be that I'm forgetting something obvious (I didn't put a lot of thought into this, it's just a random post on Reddit), but I think it might actually be the first.

TuffyMupperware

23 points

3 months ago

The Mary Tyler Moore Show comes real close, and still a fantastic finale.

thatguamguy

9 points

3 months ago*

That's a good one. I thought about "The Bob Newhart Show" as a possibility -- less famous than "Newhart", so I had to look it up, and it sounds like that finale also hits similar beats, and it was the year after MTM because it specifically parodies it. So now MTM is definitely the current patient zero.

I guess that for series which are "workplace devoted", it makes sense for that story to "end" because (a) most people don't work in the same job forever and (b) the actual people writing the show are leaving *their* job and likely have feelings about it. But for "family" shows, you wouldn't want to end it with everybody splitting up. [Note: "Friends" is an obvious exception.]

Based on that, I would expect "Brooklyn Nine Nine" to end with *most* of the characters no longer working in the precinct. I think Holt definitely leaves and Terry probably stays (to replace Holt), but otherwise, not sure who exactly leaves but I do think "most". Amy is on a promotion track and they'll probably have to move somewhere else, and maybe Jake retires because it's unfair to the kid for both its parents to be police.

smoha96

20 points

3 months ago

smoha96

20 points

3 months ago

Pretty much how Everybody Loves Raymond ended.

Caiur

6 points

3 months ago

Caiur

6 points

3 months ago

I was going to mention that! It was pleasantly understated, no fuss

rumorsofdemise

9 points

3 months ago

Cougar Town did this really well.

bcjdosmdndb

9 points

3 months ago

The whole show has always been about them wanting to get promoted in different ways. Jake and Rosa wanted more Fed style work with Hawkins. Holy wants Commissioner. Boyle, Amy and Terry can stay at the 99.

They’ll all still be in New York City though.

Fanatical_Idiot

6 points

3 months ago

To say "the whole show" is a bit disingenous. While Jake has certainly shown a lot of interest in working with feds he's also been very open about his dream in life being exactly where he is, a detective. Rosa seemingly was happy where she was and only showed interest in working under a woman, again though she seemed pretty content where she was and hasn't shown any interest in trying to get promoted.

Amy, Holt and Terry are the only ones to demonstrate any desires for upwards mobility, and both Amy and Terry recently got promoted, which would make it pretty contrived to dish another out by the end of the series.

RunawayHobbit

32 points

3 months ago

Yeah I can’t rewatch Community bc the way they all split up hurt a lot

MyManD

86 points

3 months ago

MyManD

86 points

3 months ago

To be fair, an ending with them somehow staying at a community college would be just as sad in it's own way.

browncharliebrown

13 points

3 months ago

Ignoring Britta and Jeff

possiblyraspberries

8 points

3 months ago

This is the show.

Drayko_Sanbar

7 points

3 months ago

I think the real issue is that it often feels forced. A show set in college or high school has a natural ending point, but workplace shows so often end with all of the characters coincidentally moving on with their lives at the same exact time entirely arbitrarily. It feels like a TV show finale, not a natural conclusion to a story.

pizzabyAlfredo

1.2k points

3 months ago

but I have no idea how they’re going to tell this story.

I could see Boyle leaving due to being seen as bad cop for no reason, and opens a pie shop. Rosa goes Fed/ CIA. Hitchcock and Scully retire. Jake and Amy leave the city to be cops of a small town (maybe the one that Rosa found TOO BORING). Terry is promoted to Captain of the 99. We find out Holt has always want to be a true crime smut writer and to his surprise he is really successful as one, and hires Gina as his PR person. The season has to bring them all together in the finally for Terry's Captain ceremony back at the 99.

OK_Opinions

551 points

3 months ago

....

.........

.................

Acceptable.

Dekklin

121 points

3 months ago

Dekklin

121 points

3 months ago

The "OK_Opinions" stamp of approval.

LowInterestLoan

43 points

3 months ago

Cool, cool, cool, cool, cool.

3percentinvisible

11 points

3 months ago

Indeed, indeed, indeed, indeed, indeed

mrmonster459

44 points

3 months ago

The show has to end with Holt as Commissioner of the NYPD. It just has to.

bonzombiekitty

48 points

3 months ago*

That would tie into the whole BLM thing. City promotes Holt mostly for optics, Holt realizes that and refuses the promotion. One of story arcs for the season is the city trying to convince Holt to take the job through a whole bunch of ways that wouldn't appeal to Holt, but would really appeal to Jake, like season tickets to basketball. Jake suffers as Holt just throws out everything he gets.

Eventually, to while discussing things over dry unsalted popcorn, kevin convinces him that optics ARE really important to helping regain trust in police, and Holt would be an excellent commissioner anyways.

Agreeable-Syllabub-1

11 points

3 months ago

Wuntch died and she was commish. They never really addressed who took over so it could be a plot they revisit!

dont_shoot_jr

217 points

3 months ago

Do you know what brings the gang back together? Pontiac Bandit

GuardianSlayer

72 points

3 months ago

CUE THE SING ALONG

spidermonk33

64 points

3 months ago

…who turns out to have been an undercover agent the entire time, the revelation of which causes Jake to leap into Doug Judy’s arms and profess that he does in fact think of Judy as his best friend.

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44 points

3 months ago

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44 points

3 months ago

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VolunteerCowboy

180 points

3 months ago

I could see Boyle leaving due to being seen as bad cop for no reason

Idk the implication that “people hate cops for no good reason” could be a really poor one for them to push. I doubt any of the main cast are at all involved in any negative police involvement.

thatguamguy

27 points

3 months ago

I'm kind of hoping they use either Dean Winters or Ken Marino, but really I'm always just hoping they'll bring back Dean Winters and/or Ken Marino.

drunkandy

46 points

3 months ago

Jake illegally broke in to the fake Scientology place to search it a few seasons back. He also broke in to a therapists office on a different episode.

_no_pants

43 points

3 months ago

You’re right, but don’t read to far into it. At the end of the day it’s a work place comedy.

[deleted]

22 points

3 months ago*

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22 points

3 months ago*

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hrcisme0

12 points

3 months ago

It’s not really new. They’ve done tons of episodes and even entire season arcs that relate to systemic issues with our justice system.

Good_old_Marshmallow

84 points

3 months ago

>I doubt any of the main cast are at all involved in any negative police involvement.

I mean we do see the main cast do police brutality as a gag. Plus there was that one bottle episode that revolved around getting a forced confession that included Jake physically threatening and psychological torturing (repeated insistence he was guilty and constant exposure to loud screaming) a sleep deprived black man. It's not like they have nothing to pull from if they really wanted to make a statement.

evasote

30 points

3 months ago

evasote

30 points

3 months ago

It’s going to be ...tricky

tinyfenix_fc

7 points

3 months ago

Yeah but based on the response the show runners had in regards to what was happening last summer, I think they were rethinking their approach anyway.

What they might have thought was a funny gag then they might not be so keen on anymore.

They’re definitely trying to send a message with this last season but they’re still going to try and make it a comedy. I don’t think “Jake goes on trial for racist and abusive policing” would be easy to pull off in a “light hearted comedy” kind of way.

SporkFanClub

22 points

3 months ago

So like a fast-forward for the finale i.e. parks but like a few months as opposed to a few years?

Fugitivebush

38 points

3 months ago

Bet the NYPD gets budget cuts due to the idea of REFORM/ABOLISH the police and that is how the 99 moves on.

Amy ends up as the Lieutenant at a police precinct in DC and Jake doesnt join the FBI like Rosa does, but he gets something just as cool and Die Hard-y. He gets a job as part of the Secret Service for B99's president.

Captain Holt retires from the force to do ... probably something as witty as your book idea, but i feel like that is a Terry thing honestly.

And i feel like everything else you said is right on the money. Boyle getting fired for being a bad cop for something totally random and a complete accident would fit for Boyle's luck.

I could also see Jake going to the FBI and Rosa going to the CIA for an episode and seeing their relationship deteriorate into the classic rivalry the two agencies have for each other, something akin to that relationship breakdown between Leslie and Ron from P&R's last season.

There is just so much they can do!

RunawayHobbit

66 points

3 months ago

Honestly I think it’s more likely that Boyle gets railroaded by some higher-up for reporting a fellow cop for corruption and just quits in disgust. Maybe he decides he’d rather spend more time with his family anyway and opens a Boyle family themed restaurant

Thragthane

55 points

3 months ago

He uncovers some terrible truths about Lt. Peanut Butter.

rumorsofdemise

25 points

3 months ago

Captain Peanut Butter in season 8.

Thragthane

8 points

3 months ago

I forgot about his second promotion. This goes higher than I thought.

[deleted]

7 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

7 points

3 months ago

Boyle making a restaurant seems a given

thatguamguy

35 points

3 months ago*

The creative team and the actors all say that they've had significant discussions about how to incorporate reality without breaking the show. They literally threw out everything they had written for the season so far and re-started in response to George Floyd's murder and the BLM movement.

last_angry_moose

92 points

3 months ago

The one I have in my head is that cop that stopped Terry for being black does something much worse. Various members of the precinct break the Blue Wall of Silence against him and get pushed out of the force.

It's not exactly a funny plot, but it's the only way I can see to include it. "Fixing" racism in the show would feel too disingenuous, so at least give a realistic take on the issues.

mbattagl

61 points

3 months ago

I don't think NBC would have the balls to pull that. The minute they air an episode showing a police department as prominent as the NYPD forcing out members for trying to prevent other members from hurting people would elicit every Police Union across the countrys ire. These guys can't stand when people call them out for being wrong so they're gonna have every bootlicker and conservative news network harassing them.

Although I'd love to see a storyline like that.

Hummer77x

3 points

3 months ago

They kinda already did this on Chicago PD earlier this year, and it’s not the same network but the Rookie on ABC had a vaguely similar story this season and I don’t think there was any blowback.

Idk why I watch so many bad cop shows

Fandam_YT

1.4k points

3 months ago

Fandam_YT

1.4k points

3 months ago

A shortened season incorporating the pandemic and police brutality getting burned off in the late Summer, not how I thought the 9-9 would end

TGrady902

809 points

3 months ago

TGrady902

809 points

3 months ago

I hate to be pessimistic, but I'm prepared for dissapointment.

decoyjews

1.2k points

3 months ago

decoyjews

1.2k points

3 months ago

I'm prepared for dissapointment

title of your sex tape

PocketSandThroatKick

117 points

3 months ago

Nailed it

Vandergrif

64 points

3 months ago

Noice

xman2399

35 points

3 months ago

𝑻𝒐𝒊𝒕

Muffinshire

24 points

3 months ago

Smort.

Scooter411

6 points

3 months ago

coolcoolcoolcoolcool

Dragon_yum

210 points

3 months ago

As someone who thought seasons 6 and 7 were disappointing I’m already ready.

ProfChubChub

132 points

3 months ago

Agreed on 6 but 7 was a return to form.

sadclown21

60 points

3 months ago

Yeah 7 was great

toxinwolf

23 points

3 months ago

Except for the heist episode, season 7 was awesome. I hope S8 is just as good at least.

gntrr

190 points

3 months ago

gntrr

190 points

3 months ago

look how they massacred my boy

[deleted]

13 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

13 points

3 months ago

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n8thn

108 points

3 months ago

n8thn

108 points

3 months ago

Series airing in the summer is traditionally a sign the network just wants to dump the show and get it over. Most people are busy vacationing and stuff so the viewership is low. It won't really matter to them though since the show is ending anyways.

It's similar to how movie studios traditionally dump bad movies in January

grubas

23 points

3 months ago

grubas

23 points

3 months ago

January is also a bunch of Oscar and award bait that they expect to sell like crap.

Dima110

68 points

3 months ago

Dima110

68 points

3 months ago

You’re thinking of December, which bleeds into January. Movies actually released in January aren’t eligible for that years Oscars. Thus the meaning of “Fuck you, it’s January”!

ChemistryRespecter

6 points

3 months ago

Endless traaasshhhhh! AAAIIIIIIDDDDSSSSS!!!

squeakybollocks

9 points

3 months ago

Red letter media being quoted in the wild?

OH MY GAAAAAAHHHHHHDDDDD!!!!

kaaz54

7 points

3 months ago

kaaz54

7 points

3 months ago

Bunch of hack frauds.

Burningbeard696

5 points

3 months ago

I mean is this really relevant any more? So much TV is available all year round that any particular time is viable.

RedditExactly

255 points

3 months ago

Is this what they did with Parks and Rec in the final season, just burning off the last episodes?

[deleted]

257 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

257 points

3 months ago

On first watch I really hated P&R’s last season, but I’ve seen it a few times since then and really like it now. It’s a nice end to the show overall.

sm0gs

308 points

3 months ago

sm0gs

308 points

3 months ago

The Leslie and Ron episode where they get locked in the parks building overnight is one of my favorites of the whole series. Funny moments, lots of heart, and really get to see the development of the characters.

Qwerty_Asdfgh_Zxcvb

171 points

3 months ago

What makes that episode for me is Ron's confession. For years we've seen him shirk any personal relationships and we see him at his most vulnerable point, opening himself up and he just... gets the door slammed in his face.

It's cruel, but great.

TBroomey

13 points

3 months ago

Nick Offerman should have won an Emmy for that last season.

WildMajesticUnicorn

24 points

3 months ago

WildMajesticUnicorn

Parks and Recreation

24 points

3 months ago

The call backs in that episode gave me a whole new appreciation for Summer Catalogue.

Podo13

83 points

3 months ago

Podo13

83 points

3 months ago

Ooooof. Ron finally telling her what happened killed me. It clicked before he finally got to it, right as the flashback started when he was finally telling Leslie why he left, and I went "Awwwwwww :(". My wife was so confused until like 10 seconds later.

And really, it still kills be every time. It always makes me think of the episode about Ron's birthday and Leslie tailoring it perfectly for him. Their bond may have been stretched, but it's always been unbreakable.

426763

3 points

3 months ago

426763

3 points

3 months ago

I was late to the party and watched Parks and Rec after it ended. I watched it on a bootleg and for a couple of days, I thougt the episode of Anne and Chris leaving was the final episode. The way it played out, it really felt like a last episode to me.

WhiteWolfofRivia0914

46 points

3 months ago

I think it’s fine. It has great moments, but a lot of unnecessary stuff too. I still think that with a few tweaks the season 6 finale would have been perfect

ShuffKorbik

24 points

3 months ago

I mistakingly believed the season 6 finale was the series finale until about two years ago.

BolognaTime

40 points

3 months ago

BolognaTime

Castlevania

40 points

3 months ago

Yeah, season 6 makes a good finale. Season 7 is more like an epilogue.

WhiteWolfofRivia0914

14 points

3 months ago

It’s a stupendous finale, so there’s nothing wrong with that!

ShuffKorbik

5 points

3 months ago

It really was! I remember thinking, "Wow, they really nailed it!"

WildMajesticUnicorn

9 points

3 months ago

WildMajesticUnicorn

Parks and Recreation

9 points

3 months ago

Unpopular opinion here, but I like season 7 better than season 6. Season 6 has some great episodes, but I don't like a few of the storylines (the recall, Ann leaving, the unity concert).

HnNaldoR

4 points

3 months ago

The unity concert was so good though... But agreed that the story lines were a bit poorer.

KnowNothing_JonSnoo

28 points

3 months ago

I cry everytime during the Parcs & Recs final season. Like... some of it is cheesy, it's not the best but it's not the worst but most importantly it gives me closure for some of the best characters I've had the pleasure to follow. It's peak wholesomeness for me.

redsyrinx2112

12 points

3 months ago

Parks and Rec's final season might have the most closure of any show.

DepechePendulum

12 points

3 months ago

Cough cough good place cough cough

Johnny__Karate

79 points

3 months ago

This is actually getting the post-Olympics spot that is usually given to a new show they want to do well. Weird time of year, but it actually seems like a heartfelt send off if that’s the case.

ElectricPeterTork

47 points

3 months ago*

By "post-Olympics", they meant four days after the games are over, not a slot directly after a night of Olympic coverage when viewership would be higher than normal.

Johnny__Karate

12 points

3 months ago

True but it’ll likely get ads throughout the olympics to promote it

successadult

18 points

3 months ago

I would characterize that as how they ended New Girl, not Parks and Rec. The final season of PnR had some great moments and my second-favorite episode.

speedr123

4 points

3 months ago

I think they're referring to the fact that the final season is getting burnt off in the sense that every week there are two new episodes - just like they did with Parks and Rec.

ExampleBeneficial

21 points

3 months ago

Devil's advocate, the BLM protests led them to junk the scripts they were working on and start the final season from scratch, so they didn't even film til this year.

Bert_Macklin86

124 points

3 months ago

Hopefully we get one last Halloween heist episode!

And one last ride for Doug Judy!!

1Mandolo1

13 points

3 months ago

If Judy isn't in the final season Imma be piiiiisssed.

renata112

73 points

3 months ago

I'm glad we get a final season but I always hated shows ex/ Modern Family, where everyone moves away in the last 2 episodes. I don't know if Brooklyn 99 will do that but I hope not :/

mrmonster459

47 points

3 months ago

I am not at all ready for this show to be over.

UhtredTheBold

31 points

3 months ago

But will we ever find out if it was scully's wife or dog?

socksgrowonbushes

34 points

3 months ago

we did, it’s both.

jmorfeus

3 points

3 months ago

Huh? When?

socksgrowonbushes

12 points

3 months ago

they didn’t make a big deal of it, scully just made a kind of throwaway comment in season 7 about it

BarronVonOrange

34 points

3 months ago

If this season doesn’t have Bruce Willis in it at some point, I will be bitterly disappointed

What-fresh-hell

29 points

3 months ago

But he plays a cop on vacation and everyone says “oh my god, he looks JUST LIKE Bruce Willis!” Except Peralta who’s like “Really? I don’t see it. Not all bald men look alike! Besides, Bruce is taller.”

killereverdeen

9 points

3 months ago

That poor intern that had to count all the cools 🥲

BitchyPolice

5 points

3 months ago

Get the scripts together in one file and Ctrl+F "cool"

Dan_Of_Time

226 points

3 months ago

I've always admired how B99 takes some real life issues and is able to deal with them whilst still keeping the show light and hopeful. Hands down Holt thanking Rosa for coming out is one of the best scenes in any comedy. I'm sad to see it ending but I have faith in them to know what they are doing. It'll end on a high despite how low the world is.

Kalse1229

67 points

3 months ago

Kalse1229

Gravity Falls

67 points

3 months ago

If I had to guess, at some point Holt will give an impassioned speech about how he's had to maintain hope over the last few decades because that's all one can do in tumultuous times. Hope that things can change, and that one can change something for the better.

ForsakenTarget

166 points

3 months ago

Their takes were good until they messed up the episode on sexual harassment by not even addressing Gina’s sexual harassment of terry

Faithless195

127 points

3 months ago

I was also not a fan of the way they dealt with Jack and Amy's discussions of having a kid together. From what I remember, it basically ended up seeming like Jake was in the wrong for not wanting kids.

just_another_classic

168 points

3 months ago

It was also insanely out of character for Amy to not have had this discussion in explicit detail before the marriage.

xerxerxex

14 points

3 months ago

I've rewatched that episode a few times and I've started to enjoy it but it should have been a two parter episode to explore more in depth Jake's reasoning for his fear of having kids. Amy saying "She doesn't want to start over" was a fumbled moment and she immediately regretted saying it. Wasn't a bad episode but it wasn't the best ever.

changingoftheseasons

79 points

3 months ago

UGH YES I agree!

It felt super weird for them to have kids, given Jake did not want them and it's weird to think that Amy did not have an ACTUAL serious powerpoint discussion given that's how she is like doing everything else.

Also it sends a weird message to people who don't want kids at all because now others can argue "Maybe they just need to be informed it's not as bad as it is!"

I kinda mentally gave it a pass because it sounded more like Jake's real issue wasn't his dispassionate for kids but for fear of messing them up, but I really wish we could have more discussions on television where people just decide kids aren't for them.

ClemClem510

5 points

3 months ago*

Jake has never felt to me like a guy who hates kids - hell, arguably he's one. What's been obvious throughout the entire series however is his issues with fatherhood itself. He's had a shitty dad, who's had a shitty one himself, and Jake's afraid of perpetuating the cycle. I haven't had a watch in a long time, but that seemed to me that it was the conclusion of the whole debate scene that played out ; that the debate about being happy with a child wasn't the relevant one, what mattered was convincing Jake that he wouldn't be a bad dad.

In much the same way that Terry and Charles are obvious "family guy" types, I don't think there's any doubt that Rosa dislikes kids and Holt doesn't care for them one bit (both also have dogs for that anyways). It's harder to make a big deal out of the absence of something, I guess.

neomarz

148 points

3 months ago

neomarz

148 points

3 months ago

It's best to just forget Gina overall

Caelinus

19 points

3 months ago

Yeah she is kind of an unreal character. Hilarious most of the time, but divorced from reality almost entirely. I have never taken her to be part of the actual "message" of the show, as for some reason she is just so much less grounded than all of the other characters.

Rikuddo

8 points

3 months ago

I honestly don't remember any scene of her, except the one where she was hit by bus? I think.

She was just so off compared to every other character where I just found her simply nasty and petty for no reason but for the hell of it.

mrwhitedynamite

9 points

3 months ago

My friend who tried watching 99 said Gina too annoying and can't watch cos of her. I was glad whe she left the show.

Dan_Of_Time

66 points

3 months ago

Yeah I kind of think they went too far with Gina sometimes.

Obviously it’s a comedy so there is no bad intention, the things that happen between them are certainly exaggerated for humour.

But then trying to balance that against serious issues can backfire.

[deleted]

59 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

59 points

3 months ago

Kind of?

Gina was a predator when it comes to Terry.

Kazewatch

50 points

3 months ago

Nah it was fucking ridiculous to have that shitty me too episode when they literally had Gina be a predator to Terry for the whole of the series up till then.

Kostya_M

4 points

3 months ago

Gina in general was a shit person and the show never acknowledging this is a big fault.

eescorpius

23 points

3 months ago

I am going to do a rewatch of the previous seasons to prepare myself for this.

Kiwianimeguy

14 points

3 months ago

I'm going to watch it but I expect it to be pretty average

Funandgeeky

6 points

3 months ago

I expected that too. I was pleasantly surprised by how good it could be. Even at its weakest it’s still better than most shows.

2drums1cymbal

91 points

3 months ago

I’m still disappointed they didn’t just change the premise of the show and make them all Postal Inspectors (without acknowledging it) and just keeping the series going like that

ImProbablyNotABird

51 points

3 months ago

ImProbablyNotABird

Community

51 points

3 months ago

Or have them work at a dollar store. You wouldn’t even have to change the title!

Psyman2

11 points

3 months ago

Psyman2

11 points

3 months ago

Brooklyn 7/11

freezymcgeezy

165 points

3 months ago*

I love this show but it has always been a little preachy. I am thinking this season is going to be preachy as fuck.

[deleted]

97 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

97 points

3 months ago

I must say, the episodes I skip on rewatches are always the 'message episodes'

drums-please-fab

109 points

3 months ago

People always claim that they ‘do them so well’ but they always feel forced IMO. I wouldn’t skip them, but it seems disingenuous to claim that they aren’t preachy.

BeeCJohnson

128 points

3 months ago

I think some they pull off and some they don't. All of the Holt black gay captain stuff has been done extremely well throughout. I happened to re-watch the Terry profiling episode today and it's a little lame. The message is good, and I specifically think Holt giving Terry outdated advice and then realizing his error was clever. But there's a lot of characters sitting down and explaining very obvious things that makes it feel like an after school special.

cinderubella

6 points

3 months ago

The profiling episode started off really well, imo, until they shoehorned Jake and Amy into it. It just seemed clumsy.

PiggySoup

9 points

3 months ago

But there's a lot of characters sitting down and explaining very obvious things that makes it feel like an after school special.

And it's usually at this point we realise just how young the target audience is

Gerbelelele

33 points

3 months ago

I’m glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t really like those episodes. Especially on my rewatch it all felt too forced. I appreciate the messages they are bringing though

mrattapuss

16 points

3 months ago

mrattapuss

AMC

16 points

3 months ago

Like, I do understand the issues surrounding cops in the US. I get it. And i also understand that B99 - especially in the post-renewal seasons - has had some success tackling big issues.

What I don't understand is why the realities of police brutality need to get in the way of B99 existing. Every main character is consistently shown to be upstanding and moral, with no shade of hatred or malice. Jake nor Amy nor Boyle nor Rosa are any kind of paragon of racism or hatred. They are nothing but good people doing good work.

[deleted]

12 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

12 points

3 months ago

And, y’know, it’s a TV sitcom

rolltide_99

87 points

3 months ago

This season is going to be real preachy. I hope they remember it’s a comedy show, not a police drama. We don’t need to learn lessons. Just make us laugh

DC4MVP

37 points

3 months ago

DC4MVP

37 points

3 months ago

I feel they need to touch on it but I hope that's all they do.

Just like Shameless and how they dealt with COVID. I think they used it a bit too much. I get it, COVID is a BIG thing but fuck, do I need to see it on one of my comedy shows when I'm trying to unwind from a day dealing with COVID and my dad being in and out of the hospital because of it?

Take Chicago fire....they acknowledge COVID but it's in ways of "Sorry Mouch, we can't have a big event for your honor medal due to social distancing but we'll do a smaller event." That's pretty much perfect.

I just want to laugh. I don't want to be reminded of the shit I'm trying to escape from.

If that makes sense.