DISCLAIMER: This recap of Brooklyn Nine-Nine episode “Pimemento” contains more spoilers than the number of times Pimento has claimed someone was out to kill him. Some folks just look ripe for murdering. You’ve been warned. Proceed with caution.
Welcome back, Nine-Niners! Brooklyn Nine-Nine returned this week with a familiar face – the one and only Adrian Pimento (Jason Mantzoukas). Jake and Boyle were tasked with finding the perpetrator who was trying to murder Pimento. I really dug the dynamic between Pimento and the boys – it was very Three Men and a Baby sans baby. Well, we’ll throw Jake’s future baby into the mix. Meanwhile, our crew at the nine-nine had to endure a workplace conflict seminar. Even Amy was bereft of enthusiasm regarding the whole thing, and she loves seminars. Almost as much as she loves a good binder.
Alright, ready to delve into “Pimemento?” Just be sure to listen to Scully’s podcast. If anything, you’ll finally learn whether Kelli is Scully’s wife or his dog.
Now, we open with Jake (Andy Samberg) and Amy (Melissa Fumero) heading into work together. Amy urges to keep their baby-making on the down low, especially where Boyle is concerned. Of course, we know Jake tells Boyle everything, so keeping something as monumental as creating a new human a secret will be difficult. He spots Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio) in the bullpen upon exiting the elevator. Boyle urges Jake to hang out with him after work, but the latter crafts a poor excuse for why he can’t. Lying is not Jakey’s forte, that’s for sure. Suddenly, Adrian Pimento (Jason Mantzoukas) barges into the precinct with terrible news – someone is trying to kill him. Not to worry though, Jake and Boyle are on the case!
Meanwhile, Terry (Terry Crews) informs Amy, Rosa (Stephanie Beatriz), Holt (Andre Braugher), Hitchcock (Dirk Blocker), Scully (Joel McKinnon Miller), and the rest of the team about the impending seminar. Not only will they have to sit through a lengthy and mundane course on workplace conflict, but a “funny guy” will be leading it. You know, the dudes who inject unfunny humor to liven up the place. Neither noice nor toight, folks.
Next, we see Jake and Boyle questioning Pimento. He recalls waking up with a head injury while watching a TV show that ended months prior. Oh, and Pimento’s memory keeps resetting, a la Memento. Or Finding Dory, whichever you prefer. Pimento also has a timer on his watch to remind him to take his medication. Jake and Boyle decide to pay Pimento’s doctor a visit.
Later, our boys are interrogating Pimento’s doctor (Jim Rash). His doctor claims that Pimento has suffered countless massive head injuries, which obviously mucks up his short term memory. Hence why Pimento’s watch timer makes him believe he has a bomb on his person. And why he keeps forgetting where he is. Something seems amiss with this doctor. Although, I keep wanting to yell “What’s Dean got to do with it?” because Rash was on Community.
Then, Amy reveals her grand plan regarding the upcoming seminar: memorize the previous year’s material and answer every question in advance. Thus, the seminar will mercifully end earlier than expected. Holt is all for it since there’s memorization involved. Committing words to memory is fun!
Next, Pimento returns to the precinct with a gunshot wound. He has no recollection of how the incident occurred or who shot him. Jake and Boyle take him to the hospital for treatment. We see that Pimento’s body is covered in tattoos. They’re reminders of things Pimento will easily forget – like his order at Panera Bread. While Boyle is out of the room, Jake confides his big news to Pimento regarding the baby-making, thinking the latter will forget it minutes later.
Later, we see Rosa and Holt acting out a scene during the seminar. Everyone is bored stiff – even Amy is disinterested. She answers every question before the funny guy can finish asking it. They finish the seminar in record time – well, they would have, if Mr. Funny Guy decided to end it there. Instead, he urges our crew to air their grievances with each other. That’s a whole can of worms you’re opening, Mr. Funny Guy.
Then, Boyle discovers that Jake told Pimento about the bun baking before him. Unfortunately, Pimento did not forget Jake’s news minutes after he heard it. Thus, Boyle overreacts and our favorite detective duo are at odds.
Meanwhile, back at the precinct, everyone is sitting in a circle and screaming their grievances at each other. Scully is irate because Hitchcock slept with his wife Kelli. Then, we learn that Hitchcock also did something to Scully’s dog named Kelli? Apparently, Scully has a wife and dog with the same name. Holt reveals that Rosa’s chewing habits irritate him. Not only that, but Amy’s eagerness to finish Holt’s sentences also annoys him. Suddenly, Mr. Funny Guy abruptly ends the seminar after six long hours, and now a giant rift lingers among our crew.
Now, Jake and Boyle realizes that Pimento’s doctor may be involved. Perhaps Pimento’s medication is altering his short-term memory. They return to Pimento’s doctor’s office. Said doctor tries to refute what our detectives are saying. Of course, we know that this man’s wife hired Pimento to figure out whether he’s cheating on her. Jake and Boyle note that Pimento was tied up no thanks to the doctor. However, Pimento escaped…to the outside ledge of the building. Jake walks out to save Pimento and lead him safely back inside. Fear of heights cripples them both, so Boyle swoops in and saves the day. Oh, and Jake and Boyle make amends regarding the baby bit. Boyle knows he can be over dramatic at times, and that’s what we love about him.
Next, things are still tense at the nine-nine. Amy recognizes that they’re all acting like children, and everyone decides to put the past behind them. Later, Jake and Boyle reunite with Pimento. Now that he’s off the mind altering medication, his short-term memory has repaired itself. Success! I wonder if he’ll get all those tattoos removed?
Now, I’m digging where this season is heading so far. We’ve got the drama involving Holt’s demotion and the vacant captaincy at the precinct. A potential Peraltiago baby. Hopefully more storylines with Rosa. Oh, and a Doug Judy resurgence would be cool cool cool cool. No doubt, no doubt. I need my favorite frenemies back together again.
Do you think we’ll get a Peraltiago baby announcement this season? Who will fill the role of captain until Holt is reinstated? Join me next week as I recap Brooklyn Nine-Nine, here on Geek Girl Authority.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine airs Thursdays at 8:30pm on your NBC affiliate.
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