Brooklyn Nine-Nine capped off a pretty great first season with a pretty great finale — one that managed to reaffirm everything that already works about the show while setting up a few new, intriguing possibilities for season 2.
Here’s where things stand as the episode draws to a close: Peralta’s leaving the precinct for six months for a dangerous undercover mission. (One that, much to Jake’s disappointment, doesn’t involve a cool fake identity.) He’s also finally come clean to Santiago about his feelings for her — not with some kind of bombastic grand gesture, but with an appropriately low-key confession. Meanwhile, Boyle and Vivian have broken up — boo! – making Rosa apparently reevaluate how she feels about him — yay? Holt and Terry are… still doing Holt and Terry. Oh, and in one last wrinkle: After a long night of drinking, Boyle wakes up only to find Gina, of all people, lying next to him. The horror, the horror!
Before we say goodbye to the Golden-Globe winner, let’s take stock of the show’s first season as a whole — the highs, the lows, and the creamy middles. By which, of course, I mean Gina.