The Newest Season Of Brooklyn Nine-Nine

The 99 uses a cell phone spy app to spy on Hawkins.

If you don’t watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine, you need to. It’s one of the best comedy shows on television right now. With a cast starring Andy Samburg (who is also a producer on the show), Terry Crews, and Andre Braugher, how can you go wrong? Because season 4 ended on a cliffhanger, I couldn’t wait for season 5’s premiere back in September. It’s already been a wild ride, with a cannibal cellmate, a marriage proposal, and a cell phone spy app used as a plot device. This show just gets better and better. Keep reading for my initial thoughts on season 5 of Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Jake’s Release From Prison

The 99's plan to use a cell phone spy app ultimately failed.
The 99 kept an eye on Hawkins with a cell phone spy app.

At the end of season 4, Hawkins frames both Jake and Rosa in a bank robbery. They’re even found guilty when they go to trial and are both sent to jail. More than anything else, I wanted to see how Jake would find a way out. I also really enjoyed his interactions with his jailmate, who is a cannibal. While he works on an undercover mission for the jail warden, the rest of the 99 uses a cell phone spy app to look for evidence of Jake’s and Rosa’s innocence on Hawkins’ phone. Unfortunately, both plans fall through. I won’t spoil how they were freed, but it was a satisfying conclusion that will almost certainly show up again later on.

The Proposal

This part, however, I will spoil – it’s just too exciting to keep to myself. Since the show’s first episode, I thought Amy and Jake would be the perfect couple. They didn’t officially start dating until the start of season 3, but it was worth the wait. They’re always supportive and looking out for each other, even though they have such different personalities. In the newest episode, the annual Halloween, Jake finally popped the question. There was no cliffhanger here. Amy immediately said yes and the couple announced their engagement to the rest of the squad.

Overall, Brooklyn Nine-Nine combines hilarious comedy with interesting, fun plots and realistic character development. Season 5 definitely does not disappoint so far. If you haven’t already, you watch the entire series, along with the newest episodes, on Hulu.