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Recap / Brooklyn Nine Nine S 3 E 23 Greg And Larry

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"Bob, you've killed him." "And now I'm going to have to kill you." "I've never been more shocked."

"Greg and Larry" is the twenty-third and final episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine's third season.

Carrying on from Bureau's cliffhanger, the Nine-Nine scrambles to save Holt from the corrupt Bob Annderson and then have to deal with a small army of mobsters that come after them. Fleeing the hospital, they find themselves having to take refuge in Rosa's heretofore unseen apartment and trying to find where Bob hid an incriminating file while worried that Figgis's henchmen will find them and stage an assault.

Charles and Amy rush back to New York from Texas to help the squad but, on the flight back, Charles finds himself having to deal with Amy's neuroses so that she can constructively contribute to the rescue plan.

And then, when everything seems to have neatly wrapped up, Jake and Holt find themselves in even more danger than before.


  • Big Damn Heroes: Terry tackles Bob just as he's about to kill Holt.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Most of Figgis' men are arrested, Jake and Amy agree to move in together... but Jake and Holt find themselves in the Witness Protection program after Figgis calls Jake.
  • Cliffhanger: Jake and Holt go into Witness Protection after Jimmy Figgis calls Jake up.
  • Darker and Edgier: The stakes were raised higher in this episode.
  • Description Cut: When trying to contact Holt at the beginning, Jake hopefully suggests that rather than something bad having happened, Holt and Annderson are in fact talking about "super boring" such as potatoes and beans. Cut to five minutes ago, where the conversation was in fact...
    Holt: White rice. Brown rice. Those are just some of the rices I love. Also basmati. That's all of them now.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Hitchcock claims he has nothing to live for, and drives like it. He gets badass, fearless, scary Rosa to scream in terror with his driving.
    Hitchcock: I have nothing to live for, and I drive like it.
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  • Fingertip Drug Analysis: Detective Hitchcock touches and tastes the chocolate marks Holt smeared on the hospital sign. Since he can't have known what it is, Jake is understandably grossed out that Hitchcock would just eat "a hospital thing". Hitchcock later tastes the smear of brown stuff on the car park sign, and even though after establishing that it isn't chocolate this time, Hitchcock tastes it again.
  • Hidden Depths: Rosa has an entirely different persona that she presents to her neighbors. "Emily Goldfinch" is cheerful, chatty, and has a tastefully decorated apartment. Everyone, especially Terry, is thoroughly perplexed by this. She also hints that "Rosa Diaz" might not actually be her real name.
  • Hypocritical Humor:
    • Gina chiding Bob for thinking It's All About Me when he questions why she's 'interrogating' him by complaining about her cousin's apparently fake Lyme disease. Gina chiding anyone else at all for thinking It's All About Me belongs here.
    • Holt calls out Bob's sarcasm with more sarcasm.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Discussed: Annderson bitterly notes that one of the reasons he went corrupt was because he only received a minor commendation from his ungrateful superiors for all his hard work, and to add insult to injury his name was misspelt. Holt notes that, to be entirely fair to his superiors, the addition of the third 'n' is a rather rare spelling of the name 'Anderson'.
  • Laser Sight: One is aimed at Bob when Jake fakes a sniper attack to get him to reveal the location of the files. It's really Charles aiming a laser pointer from across the street.
  • Like a Son to Me: Jake says this word for word when pretending to be Holt. Later in the episode, Holt calls Jake "son" and Jake is more than happy to be called that.
  • Lopsided Dichotomy:
    Jake: A bunch of sketchy black SUVs just pulled up outside. Either it's Figgis' guys, or Beyoncé's stubbed her toe.
    Gina: Don't ever joke about that, Jake. That would be our new number one priority.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Bob's reason for becoming a Dirty Cop, as mentioned during his brief Motive Rant.
    Bob: I spent 14 years bringing down a Mexican cartel. You know what they gave me for it? A letter of commendation with my last name misspelled.
    Holt: In all fairness, Bob, who spells "Anderson" with three Ns?
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: Bob threatens to toss Holt from the roof and make it look like a birdwatching accident. Holt grudgingly admits it'll work.
  • Mood Whiplash: The ending of the episode goes from a heartwarming moment with the Nine-Nine to Jake and Holt going into hiding.
  • Napoleon Delusion: As part of the Trojan Prisoner gambit to get Bob out of the hospital, Gina pretends to be a mental patient who thinks she's Serena Williams.
  • Once More, with Clarity!: The scene where Bob returns the envelope to them from the previous episode is shown from Bob's front, showing he swapped the file with a fake one.
  • Out-of-Character Moment/O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Holt's chocolate H trail, especially since they know he'd never willingly eat candy bars.
  • Perp Sweating: Most of the cast have a go at cracking Bob, but he's completely immune to their attempts. Rosa probably would have succeeded but Holt prevents her from using any of her tools or sword.
  • Rant-Inducing Slight: Bob decided to become a double agent because a superior once misspelled his name.
  • Rom Com Job: Conversed and spoofed when Amy suggests random jobs the female lead in a movie could do. Amy and Charles watch 27 Dresses on a plane. It's supposed to be a distraction to keep Amy from spiralling, but she can't focus.
    Charles: You okay?
    Amy: Yeah, yeah. I'm just so into the movie, you know, really worried about Katherine Heigl and her dressmaking business.
    Charles: I'm sorry, dressmaking business?
    Amy: Her architecture firm? Her cupcake bakery. The magazine she edits?
    Charles: Jane is the executive assistant to an outdoor lifestyle entrepreneur. You're not even watching!
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Bob spells his last name with three n's, leading to some misunderstandings.
  • Staged Shooting: To get Bob to give the location of the files, Jake has the team fake a sniper attack by Figgis' men.
  • Sure, Let's Go with That: Jake figures out that Holt has been leaving a trail for them by smearing the letter H on hospital signs with chocolate from his candy bar. The trail goes cold in the basement, but when Holt sends a garbled text message (because he's texting unseen), Jake is able to figure out with Scully's help that Holt is on the roof. When they get to the roof, Holt and Bob are there and there's a standoff which is resolved when Terry tackles Bob to the floor.
    Jake: How'd you know we were up here?
    Terry: Captain marked the Hs in chocolate, which I instantly connected to the giant helipad H we're on right now.
    Jake: Oh. Cool. Cool, yes, we also solved that.
  • Title Drop: The title refers to Jake and Holt's new identities under Witness Protection.
  • Torture Technician: Rosa breaks out a collection of sinister-looking implements and, later, a short sword with the intent of using them on Bob. Holt stops her before she gets the chance, however.
  • Trail of Bread Crumbs: Holt leaves chocolate marks on the letter H on some signs in the hospital, and Jake interprets it as a trail, with the H standing for Holt. Terry, however, interprets it as standing for the helipad on the hospital roof, which, of course, is marked by a huge H.
  • Trash the Set: Rosa does this while faking the mob attack, primarily cause she's gonna have to move since the rest of the 99 knows where she lives.
  • Trojan Prisoner: Holt manages to get Bob out of the hospital lockdown by faking him and Gina as mental patients in straitjackets. Bob's You Have to Believe Me! protests that he's an FBI Agent are ignored because Gina is simultaneously pretending to think she's Serena Williams.
  • T-Word Euphemism: With a touch of Gosh Darn It to Heck!.
    Jake: You're about to get S'd in the B!
  • Wham Line: When Jake answers his phone at the ending...
    Jake: Hello?
    Figgis: Jake Peralta, this is Jimmy Figgis.
    Jake: (visibly shaken) Oh. Um.... hey, dog.
    Figgis: You and Ray Holt took down my operation. Now, I'm gonna kill you both. Later, dog.
  • Wham Shot: Jake and Holt living in Florida because they entered the witness protection program.


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