Meet Dillman – Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s attitude to a classic whodunnite

Meet Dillman - Brooklyn Nine-Nine's attitude to a classic whodunnite

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine is back with this episode this week after not crossing this route after an episode where you can serve better by putting the staff together. Dillman brings the whole cast together for a single plot, as well as a plot inspired by Agatha Christie.

With each passing season, Brooklyn Nine-Nine makes it clear how much the Nine-Nine staff actually cares about crime and business, but also wants to prove that these characters are advanced detectives. deductive thinking skills. Episodes like Halloween Heists, as well as other competitive episodes of Nine-Nine. Although “Dillman” isn’t a specific competition because it’s not a specific competition, Jack has to be Holt’s choice for a specific working group, and the plot is based on deductive reasoning and good disclosure (Dillman, Jake, and Boyle).

Speaking of Agatha Christie’s approach to unpopular stories right now, it’s hard not to miss Rian Johnson’s Knives Out. If you’re not a Brooklyn nine, Jake’s attempt to make Amy ‘sound like a Nazi’ until Belgium’s accent attempts, as in the case of Christie’s Murder specifically on the Orient Express. With or without emphasis, the subject of the episode and plot becomes exciting. But Dillman’s plot ends with a less complex story than Brooklyn’s Nine-Nine, which tries to tell something like this Halloween Heist, reducing the excitement of a box story like this by realizing that it’s not a story. not so outside the box.

As a result, Dillman is a punch or two of the Brooklyn Nine-Nine proximity to make sure every police officer outside the Nine-Nine staff is either corrupt or incompetent. J.K. Simmons’ Frank Dillman, literally ‘the only best detective’ worked with Holt, and even fits the bill because he still talks about being a cop to make his way to the task force and is wrong about Jake’s guilt. Of course, there is the (corrupt and incompetent) officer Howard Booth, who planted the glitter bomb to bring evidence on behalf of the ADA’s mother-in-law. If you want to call Booth incompetent, the desire to try Jake by his own name has sealed his destiny.

* “Looks like he rubbed the copper the wrong way,” Jake said, but there’s no improvement. Holt’s first presentation is about how Dillman was expelled from the NYPD for investigating internal corruption, which led to his separation from the SFPD? In fact, it would be something if he was a bad detective … but he is not.

However, Dillman is a character who will hopefully return in the future, perhaps next time with a real police (or police-affiliated) job. Especially since there is a comparison between Dillman and the late Madeline Wuntch, Dillman is the exact opposite of Wuntch in Holt’s view. Only on this front does Wuntch’s Kyra Sedgwick manage this episode perfectly. But for any fan of The Closer, it makes more sense for Sedgwick’s founding debut for Brooklyn-Nine-Nine to have his former co-star at Simmons essentially sing his song “The Closer.” (Yeah, I knew her name was Brenda on the show, but I’ll always call her “Closest.”) Jake’s frustration with Dillman is reminiscent of his behavior in “Captain Kim,” just solve the case before Dillman, without trying to reveal Dillman’s secret here. However, Dillman’s secret, because unlike Captain Kim, actually owns one, Jake is too early to unravel once he reaches this point.

Simmons’ dry supply combines very well with the distinctive features of both Andre Braugher and Stephanie Beatriz. In both cases there is a form of both forward and interesting. For Dillman and Holt, there is a familiar and forward rhythm that immediately sells their long-standing relationship; It is a chess game based on the soap opera back and forth for Dillman and Rosa. Contrary to brilliant knowledge, at the end of the episode, there is no verbal explanation that Dillman knew so much about Drake’s Hollow soap opera. Dillman can return at any time.

Jake: “Just say we’re at dinner.”
Holt: “You know, I was having dinner with Boyle.”
Jake: “Ha! In no way. You are the second, the second Nine-Nine dinner combination that is not possible. Everyone who was originally Hitchcock and Scully. The second is Holt and Charles. ”
Terry: “It’s very strange.”

This season, I talked about how Boyle worked to remind the audience that he was a competent cop, and I recalled Holt’s interactions with Boyle in the confrontation. (In fact, it was near the end of the last season that he began to change with the return of The Last King.) So Boyle works silently, and Holt simply lets him in an episode like “Dillman” by not clicking. Work when it turns out that Holt chose Boyle for the task force. In previous seasons, Boyle would not have deserved this choice, but he would have met as in the left field. The show is something that is done in advance as a joke, instead something that gives a clear meaning at this point. At the moment, Dillman’s result is a great reminder of Boyle’s actual ability as a detective. It manages to maintain the overall “Boyf-ness” in terms of revealing the real culprit and in some way finding a way to open the way for Jake by telling him that he deserves the power of duty.

And to touch on the “Missing Nine-Nine Lunch Combination” exchange, it’s a meta way to admit that Holt / Boyle is never a Brooklyn Nine-Nine pairing at the moment. In fact, considering how close Holt / Rosa is this season, it wouldn’t be a shock to hear that Rosa is Holt’s working group. But as explained, the series has done a good job with Boyle in a small way lately so that Holt’s choice of Boyle over Rosa or someone else in the squad doesn’t seem ridiculous.

For Boyle’s character, it still makes sense for him to push Jake to take office, even though he explains that he’s doing more than the sad (and expected) possibility of making a strange connection to his son. A major career opportunity for Jake. Of course, both reasons for Boyle’s first move are bad, but the episode’s authors, Paul Welsh and Madeline Walter, know this for sure. In the script, it would be one thing for Boyle to spend more time with Nicolaj for rational reasons, but it would be one thing for him to worry that his son would actually find real friends because he was Boyle. Powers as a detective do not change this part.

In addition to being a classic star, “Dillman” is a spectacular guest star and a glass episode that is firmly in use by the whole band (almost **). I would argue that this is not a glass episode like “The Box” or “Show Me Going” (the most commonly used), but it is not full of tension – even whodunnit and being there is great damage to both the station and the evidence as an episode was shot. Despite the main consequences of the alleged missteps, or indeed, Dillman does not turn a blind eye to the possibility that any member of the team is responsible for the glowing bomb.

** Melissa Fumero does nothing in this episode (“I mean, no one doubts me.”) Other than holding a folder in front of her pregnant belly.

As for the bleaching, in theory, everyone in Nine-Nine immediately took the “AFI system” gaff from Dillman because it hadn’t been used in five years. Maybe they were all afraid of Dillman’s fear or dread, in Jacques’s case, jealousy, but a “you don’t want to say that …?” react to this comment. Going through the past, Dillman’s knowledge of the glow reveals that Jake is weird, but it’s a hint that he didn’t come together because he didn’t raise a red flag at first. But it is clear – not for the characters, but for the audience – that AFI’s fingerprint system was necessary for the plot to continue and work, despite the questions it raised.

You also need a suspended Jake for the plot to work completely. Again, the episode does enough damage as a result of the flash bomb that it’s impossible to really suggest that any member of the team did it – as Boyle initially noted – Jack was suspended for two seconds for a big deal. As much as Holt believes in Dillman’s ability as a detective, it’s hard to believe that any member of the team will do it (or won’t oppose the offer). Maybe many seasons ago, and Holt would only work at a time when another police officer hadn’t returned from a place where he had caused a vendetta against him. But again, it doesn’t make sense why Jake is there, considering he’s the one who brought up the blatant fun in the first place. Dillman’s argument is that Jake wanted to prove himself to the task force, but the line of reasoning suggests that Jack would then frame someone … it was worth retreating for Holt or anyone on the staff.

Assuming there isn’t a Halloween Heist episode at all this season, Brooklyn Nine-Nine means she’s trying to fill the void with things like the return of Jimmy Jab Games, the reverse heist and Doug Judy, and even being a classic Whodunnit. . But unlike the Halloween Heists, which has caused chaos and competition, over the complex nature of the authors’ pain – and even in most of Dug Judy’s episodes, “Dillman” is less involved in revenge and subsequent rehearsals. . I was initially prepared to rate this episode higher after the first part, but this review began to fall apart in the seams during re-research and writing. (Anyway, thankfully, he doesn’t try to create thin subgroups inside.) No matter what the circumstances, for a good lonely person who does it or who shouldn’t do it. Because “Dillman” has moments. Dillman, like Wuntch, is one of the Brooklyn Ninth characters that just clicks on their application. While the real whodunnit isn’t as impressive as the similar plots of previous episodes, the episode itself is entertaining. After all, this is an episode where Holt betrays, Scully always shines on his face, and Boyle gets a victory that he rejoices in in very different ways.

Critical observations

  • When Jake realized he shouldn’t continue again, Boyle (aka “Chucky B”) couldn’t speak, and said they didn’t rap until it was too late. However, Boyle’s rap is not the rap they previously agreed to.
  • Jake’s clearance rate puts him at the top 2% of all NYPD detectives. It’s really impressive. Must be in a task group.
  • Rosa: “I’m Blanche!” Rosa had every right to be sad about the results of the Buzzfeed quiz. A Dorothy. Also, the assembly of the Nine-Nine bottle was an entertaining part of the episode, with Holt’s all-loving Dillman.
  • Also give Andre Braugher a kind of reward for saying “Dillman.”
  • Jake (again: Officer Howard Booth): “Let’s blame him! He does not always see the good! Jake immediately realized that.
  • Terry: “But they’re playing Uptown Funk!”
    Holt: “I wouldn’t care if it played real music.”
  • False sisters cling to each other: When Terry says that the note pointing to the culprit being Amy is for the “babies” part, Rosa stands up for him and shows that Boyle continues to call everyone “babies” all year long. Rosa does it for him because Amy hardly clings to herself even on stage.
  • Jake: “One thing that seems to be the classic whodunnit.”
    Holt: “The phrase‘ whodunnit ’is grammatically disgusting. Please use the appropriate term: ‘who did it’ ‘
    Jake: “I can’t.” But Dillman is.
  • While Dillman is making a big introduction, the music cue is “Frankenstein” by the band Edgar Winter.
  • Jake: “You see, Terrence, I couldn’t help but feel like you’re not wearing a hanger today. Unfortunately, looking at stoppers is your whole personality. That’s not true. Terry has kids, too.
  • Jake: “What? Don’t miss him. What are you doing?”
    Boyle: “Sorry, it just slipped.”
    Rosa: “The name of your sex tape.”
    Jake: Yes. It is clear. The name of the sex tape. Everyone buys my stuff! ”
  • Rosa: “Stupid Terry and his stupid children”
  • Jake: “No one loves everyone.”
    Dillman: “You’re one.”
    Jake: “… you’re married to someone.”

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