Tonight’s episode has got to be the most unpredictable and well written episode of the season thus far. So far, this season has really been comedy gold, every episode has had something fun to offer and has focused on all the different relationship dynamics between everyone at the precinct. I know this pattern will continue throughout the season, because there is no failing with this perfect ensemble cast.
HOLT PLAYED JAKE SO PERFECTLY. Seriously, there is no underestimating this clever genius. The way he has been plotting this revenge since the moment he lost last year, and the way he executed the entire plan to have Jake end up in handcuffs in the exact same position as last year was SO amazing.
I love how we, as viewers, are also misled throughout the episode thinking that Jake will somehow manage to pull this one off the way he did last year despite everything going wrong for him. Because that’s what is fresh in our minds from last season. But the writers completely flipped the switch and shocked us out of our wits with Holt’s mega master plan. And that is a sign of great writing. Out of all the things that we could have speculated about regarding this episode and the bet, I don’t think any of us could have predicted how Holt managed to achieve victory.
In other news, loved all of the moments with the rest of the squad. Gina/Terry’s interactions were awesome, love the fact that Gina is accused by everyone throughout the episode of being irresponsible and not caring about anything, but she is quietly attending college and getting her bachelor’s degree while working at the precinct and trying to contribute to Floorgasm. Ahhh love this crazy woman and her multiple fab one-liners she delivered in the span of 20 minutes.
This Halloween episode was everything I’d hoped for, and I’m really super stoked for round 3 of the bet since the score is now tied at 1-1. Next year will be super interesting to watch since Peralta and Holt will both put their best foot forward to break the tie and outsmart the other once again.
Side Note: Rosa looked smokin’ hot in her Halloween costume. DAMN GIRL.
Another Side Note: I feel like this season has had a consecutive pattern regarding Jake/Amy thus far. “Undercover” was primarily focused on them, they had minimal scenes together in “Chocolate Milk”, and then the “Jimmy Jab Games” were also revolving around them, and this week in “Halloween II” again they didn’t have much interaction. Based on the episode stills of 2x05, “The Mole” once again they’re going to be working together so we can expect them to have a lot of scenes together. I hope this pattern breaks though, I need more of their relationship, it literally gives me life.
OH YEAH AND FUCK THE HIATUS.
That is all.