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Synopsis: Jake and Gina attend their 20th high school reunion. Back at the Nine-Nine, Charles helps Rosa with her love life. (IMDB)
Writer: David Phillips
Director: Jennifer Arnold
Running Time: 22mins
Airs: Thursdays at 8:30pm on CityTV (Canada)/9pm on NBC (United States)
The cold open saw Jake and Gina bring out their old dance crew gear in anticipation for their 20th high school reunion which would be 90s themed. Jake told the story of when he was accused of rating out one of his friends who happened to be the coolest guy in high school thus earning him the nickname, The Tattler.
At Jake and Gina’s high school reunion, they, along with Amy, would meet up with people from their past with Gina obviously embellishing her exploits (writer of the Thor movies?). Jake tried hard to get over his nickname but it wasn’t working. He would have to prove his innocence in order to get over it which meant going back in time to the 90s. It appeared that Jake was actually a good student in high school. Meanwhile, an investor was willing to buy the ridiculous company that Gina made up over the course of lying to everyone. Jake would discover that Gina was The Tattler, however, she claimed that she was only trying to protect him. Though he torpedoed her deal, the investor wasn’t really an investor.
At the precinct, Terry, Hitchcock, and Scully were wasting time on a radio game where they would have to guess the object behind a sound. Holt thought everyone was wasting their time with the game but he quickly became just as obsessed as everyone else. He would learn that you can have fun without being productive.
Rosa asked Charles to help her with her love life. Rosa would open up to Charles with a few shocking discoveries, including the fact that her two girlfriends learned about each other so now she would have to pick one. Though she refused to tell him anything about either girlfriend, Charles gave Rosa a questionnaire to help her choose, then he hung her upside down. Ultimately, one of them would get bored and break up with Rosa thus making her decision for her.
Realizing that her talents were being wasted at the 9-9, Gina would decided to move on to greater things.
Overall, The Tattler was another great episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine that served as a showcase for Jake and Gina. Their high school reunion high jinks, especially the Gina bits, were hilarious to watch, ending with Jake and Gina having a touching moment. The 90s references and Amy’s enthusiasm were also fun. The precinct subplots were fun as well but the episode needed a better balance. Though the fact that it can pack so much within its 22 minute running time was quite impressive. We knew that Chelsea Peretti was leaving so it will be interesting to see how the dynamic changes with Gina gone. It survived during her previous absence so it will be interesting to see where the show goes without her.