Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1×13 ‘The Bet’: I get snacky

Golden Globe winner Andy Samberg. Best Comedy Series Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Let that just deliciously sink in for a second. That’s right, our beloved cop comedy is now Hollywood Foreign Press approved. And, as they showed in ‘The Bet’, those awards are well deserved.

Aptly named, The Bet revolves around the resolution of the bet between Jake and Amy. The bet is simple: whoever gets the most felony arrests in a year wins. The stakes are high: Amy wins Jake’s prized car and Jake wins a date with Amy in said car. With seconds remaining, Amy brings in one last perp, but learns that Jake brought in ten, cinching his win. As ‘Celebrate’ plays and streamers go off and everyone dances, Amy frowns as Jake gets down on one knee, presents her with a ring he spent $1 on and asks Amy to go on the worst date ever with him. ‘You have to say yes!’ So begins the most elaborately planned worst date ever.

Elsewhere in the precinct, Charles is so high on his pain meds that he’s incredibly relaxed and dropping truth bombs left and right. Since everyone’s going out to drink to celebrate the medal of honor Charles received earlier that day, Captain Holt tasks Gina with making sure Boyle doesn’t get punched. At the bar that night, Captain Holt has his own problem to solve when he accidentally reveals to Terry’s wife that Terry is back in the field. I love that Holt kept coming up and trying to fix it but only saying the wrong thing. His ‘Oh, I’ve caused a problem. I think I am getting a text message…Bloop…Ah, there it is.’ was so perfectly delivered. Never enough Andre Braugher.

Jake and Amy make a pit stop at the bar so that Jake can show off Amy’s incredibly tacky dress he picked out for her and make her do the dance scene from Titanic. Charles beautifully drops a truth bomb and points out to Jake when Amy’s distracted that all this teasing probably just means Jake actually like likes Amy. Which, no duh and hallelujah! I have been on this ship since episode four! Jake’s incredibly complicated plans get derailed when Captain Holt asks him to intercept a suspected drop site. Relieved to get out of the dress, Amy gladly goes with him. They end up staking out the place on the rooftop of a nearby building and of course get to talking. Yes, it’s adorable. They start adorably trying to throw nuts into each other’s mouths. Holt calls and tells Jake that he can send a relief team, but Jake decides to wait it out because he’s ‘curious to see what happens.’ Obviously he’s looking at Amy (not the drop site) when he says it. The guys finally show up and Amy and Jake pretend to be a couple fighting to apprehend them. They really do make a good team.

I’m impressed they’re rolling out this storyline thirteen episodes in. I’m incredibly excited/nervous about it. Obviously I love the idea of Amy and Jake as a couple, but handling a relationship on a show like this gets tricky very quickly. How long do you draw out the will-they-won’t-they? How do you make them not boring once they’re together? On the other hand, I know that the same brilliant minds behind Ben Wyatt and Leslie Knope work on this show. I mean, B99 snagged two golden globes with only twelve episodes. I think they know what they’re doing.

There were way too many great lines/moments to fit them into one recap. What was your favorite? Find some of mine in gif form below!

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Katie Anaya

lives in Austin, TX and has been obsessed with television since she figured out how to work a VCR back in the 90s. She prides herself on recognizing little-known actors and is currently addicted to British television.

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