It has been a season of honeymoons, life-changing decisions and big goodbyes for everyone’s favourite Brooklyn police squad, and now it’s coming to an end with a bang. The final episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s sixth season is streaming at SBS Demand. Expect old faces, dangerous cases and plenty of laughs, naturally.
So far this year, we’ve already seen Jake (Andy Samberg) and Amy (Melissa Fumero) bask in the newlywed glow, Gina (Chelsea Peretti) taking her fabulous self to the world and Rosa (Stephanie Beatriz) feel comfortable sharing her personal life. Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio) stepped further into fatherhood, Terry (Terry Crews) tried to move up the ladder and Captain Holt (Andre Braugher) kept waging war with his boss. The Halloween heist returned, but on a different date. And, we stepped back to the ’80s to learn a few things about Hitchcock (Dirk Blocker) and Scully’s (Joel McKinnon Miller) past.
For life events and significant revelations, it has been a big season – but more is still to come. Here’s everything we want to see in the sixth season’s double-episode finale, aka your last chance to feel the B99 love until 2020. Not included, but always relevant: the hundred or so Die Hard references that really could pop up at any moment.
A big announcement
The couple that works through their troubles via a structured debate together stays together, at least in Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Jake and Amy tackled their next huge hurdle – whether to have children – by arguing the pros and cons while holed up in a hospital working a case. Of course they did.
That won’t be the end of issues for the newlyweds, although if they do start a family, they’ll need to start giving each other something other than tasers as presents. With the topic popping up multiple times this season, the finale would be a perfect time for Jake to say “yippee ki-yay” to fatherhood (and for Amy to whip out a binder mapping out their child’s life from conception to the grave).
Fatherhood life lessons
Boyle’s excitement levels always skyrocket at the mention of Jake and Amy having kids, but he’s a happy dad himself. Still, he learned a few things about being a parent to his adopted son Nikolaj (Antonio Raul Corbo) over season six. When the boy’s birth father (Ike Barinholtz) arrived for a visit, Boyle’s envious side came through. And when Holt thought that Nikolaj could be a math genius, Boyle started questioning everything he thought he knew.
It’s been a fitting parallel journey to his best friend’s struggle with the same topic, as Jake realises that he does want kids after all. The apt next step would be for Boyle to impart his own fatherhood life lessons to the potential parents-to-be – a role he’d happily take on for a lifetime.
With her all-black outfits, piercing stare and permanent no-nonsense demeanour, Rosa has never lacked self-assurance. Fiercely private, she has opened up gradually over the course of the show, but in her own careful way. If coming out was a huge step, then combining her personal and professional lives has been a giant leap, with her girlfriend Jocelyn (Cameron Esposito) meeting Holt and the gang, and even casually dropping by the office on occasion.
It took a particularly hectic day (and a criminal’s computer-scamming tricks) for Rosa to realise not only how she feels about Jocelyn, but that she’s willing to keep working at their relationship even when things get tough – and she deserves her own big announcement. She’d reveal it nonchalantly in passing, obviously.
The Captain versus the Commissioner
If there’s been one overarching constant over Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s six seasons, it’s the politics of policing and the institutional instability that comes with it. The squad solves cases, comes closer together and their lives change, but being a cop in the 99th precinct is a precarious predicament. That’s especially true when you’re an outspoken, staunchly principled leader like Holt – even one with an inexplicable inferiority complex around his university professor husband’s (Marc Evan Jackson) colleagues.
All season, the Captain has been trying to put the Police Commissioner in his place, a storyline that looks set to come to a head. The second part of this season’s final episode is called Suicide Squad, and involves aligning with old enemies in a desperate situation, which could be the perfect way for Holt to emerge victorious.
Hitchcock and Scully save the day
Season six has spent a considerable amount of time exploring the 99 crew’s loveable lunks, whether flashing back to their prime ’80s days, seeing just what the duo will do for a microwaved lasagne with garlic bread or reuniting Scully with his estranged identical twin brother.
After sending plenty of love their way, the time is right for them to make a big difference. They’ve swooped in and accidentally had a last-minute impact before, even though we all know they’d rather be napping in a closet. Letting them help Holt save the squad from the Commissioner’s vindictive grasp in a season filled with affection for the pair – that’d be their finest moment.
Watch the season 6 finale of Brooklyn Nine-Nine at SBS On Demand: