Brook­lyn Nine-Nine

The 99th precinct has more than 99 prob­lems…

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Brook­lyn Nine-Nine Sea­son 4 Thurs­days (from 4 May) Vuzu AMP (*103) 20:00

The cops at Brook­lyn Nine-Nine’s (2013- cur­rent) precinct might be rude, crude and hope­lessly out of their depth most of the time, but at least they try to up­hold the law. “But their flaws make them more re­lat­able,” says exec pro­ducer Dan Goor ahead of sea­son 4. “We’re pick­ing up [from sea­son 3] and that’s with se­rial killer Fig­gis (Eric Roberts) in search of Detective Jake Per­alta and Cap­tain Holt (Andy Sam­berg and An­dre Braugher), who’re in Florida in the Wit­ness Pro­tec­tion Pro­gram.” That’s not the only ac­tion hap­pen­ing at the precinct this time round…

1 Jake and fel­low detective Amy (Melissa Fumero) move in to­gether in episode 3 (18 May). But as Dan says, “It’s awk­ward af­ter not see­ing each other for six months be­cause Jake was in Wit­ness Pro­tec­tion and that might cause ten­sion as they try get used to each other again.”

2 Su­per-tough detective Rosa and her equally crazy agent lover Adrian (Stephanie Beatriz and Ja­son Mant­zoukas) an­nounce their en­gage­ment in episode 6 (8 June) and the rest of the cop-shop of­fer to pitch in. And that’s never a good thing!

3 Awk­ward detective Charles (Joe Lo Truglio) is now a fa­ther to his adopted Lat­vian son Niko­laj (An­to­nio Raul Corbo) with his girl­friend Genevieve (Mary Lynn Ra­jskub). And what could be more awk­ward that an obliv­i­ous Charles get­ting in­volved with a Lat­vian crime syn­di­cate in episode 10 (6 July) while try­ing to find Niko­laj “the per­fect Christ­mas gift”?

4 There is some real crime-fight­ing and in episodes 11 and 12 (13 and 20 July), the precinct hunts a crim­i­nal gang. Dan adds that “what the writ­ers have got­ten good at is in­tro­duc­ing el­e­ments into the sto­ries that make them comedic in spite of – or in ad­di­tion to – the stakes”.

5 Thanks to an au­dit­ing glitch in episode 13 (27 July), the 99th Precinct could be shut down. Some­how, the de­tec­tives find a way to save their jobs and still keep the city of Brook­lyn safe at night.

The 99th Precinct (from left): Gina, Charles, Scully, Cap­tain Holt, Jake, Sergeant Terry, Amy, Rosa and Hitch­cock.

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