It’s never easy to say goodbye, especially when you have to say goodbye to your favorite show. Come this August, Brooklyn Nine-Nine will make its last call with its eighth and final season.
Personally, I’m not ready for the end. Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been that SHOW: the one constant that I always turn to, no matter what new series premieres or what everyone is watching. Sure, Mare of whatever town is great, but give me Jake Peralta any day that ends in “y.”
My text threads are filled with B99 reaction gifs, I’ve sent this clip to friends more than I’ve sent pictures of my actual family because it is utter perfection, I’ve aced all the Buzzfeed related quizzes, and my interview with the cast was so on point that I got a high five from both Andy Samberg and Melissa Fumero. I earned that high five, thank you very much.
So yes, I’m having a hard time, and knowing full well that the show will forever live in my Hulu “Keep Watching” queue or whosever Peacock account I “borrow.”
However, we still have a final season and while it’s only ten episodes, Brooklyn Nine-Nine will likely bring the laughs, give fans one final epic Halloween Heist, and sign off with a finale so toit, it should be illegal. It’s also not a long shot to believe that the show – which previously dealt with topics such as racial profiling and sexual harassment – will also address the events of the past year, specifically police brutality and reform, and no doubt will do so with both reverence and sensitivity.
To celebrate the end of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, as well as helping me work through my stages of grief, I’m manifesting my hopes for the final season. Universe, do your thing.
My Definitive Brooklyn Nine-Nine Vision Board
Yippe Kayak, Mother Buckets
It’s the movie that drove Jake Peralta to become Detective Jake Peralta, was one of the two wedding cakes at Jake and Amy’s wedding (only to be devoured by Cheddar the Dog), and the inspiration behind their child’s name. It’s also one of the greatest Christmas movie of all time. That’s right, I’m talking about Die Hard. It’s time for Jake Peralta to meet his childhood hero, John McClane and be issued a well-earned restraining order from Bruce Willis.
Commissioner Raymond J. Holt
He’s endured both racism and homophobia, placed in witness protection… in Florida, lost his role as captain of the Nine-Nine twice only to get it back, and was forced to drink a soda during a Halloween Heist. Captain Raymond Holt has been through hell and back. May season eight be the season he becomes the NYPD’s first black and openly gay commissioner.
His first priority? Eradicating Nazis and “What’s up” salutations from the NYPD.
Halloween Heist VIII
Charles Boyle, put on your best Mervyn’s pleated khakis and prepare to go Full Boyle. This is your year to be declared the “Ultimate Human/Genius.”
The Return of the G-Hive
The biggest travesty in B99 history was the epic season six departing of Gina Linetti, the human form of the 100 emoji. The second biggest? The crime that she never appeared in season seven. Unless you count the golden statue she gifted the precinct during her goodbyes, but even that pales in comparison to the light that is Gina.
This season, the Queen must return. I need her wit, sarcasm, and savagery like I need air. Give me the woman whose wisdom – “My mother cried the day I was born because she knew she would never be better than me” or “The only thing I’m not good at is modesty because I’m great at it” – will be forever etched on my tombstone.
There’s so much more on my Brooklyn Nine-Nine season eight vision board, it would become a vision wall: the return of Doug Judy aka the Pontiac Bandit, hot bish Rosa Diaz finding her own hot bish, Terry getting a lifetime supply of full fat Greek yogurt and his art room back from his kids, or even Amy finally giving Holt a Christmas gift and he accepts it.
Whatever the final season of B99 has in store for us, it’s been a hell of a ride. Nine-nine!
The final season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine premieres Thursday, August 12th at 8pm EST/PST!*
*If you call Julie during that time, she will have no control over what pain she’ll inflict on you.
Julie believes great books should be read more than once and prides herself on finding the "dirty part" in any romance novel under a minute. Loves red wine but loves it more when shared with friends. Has an (embarrassingly) extensive knowledge about all things Brooklyn Nine-Nine and New Girl. Is currently curating the perfect playlists that ALWAYS include a song from one of the Twilight soundtracks.