Friday, January 3, 2014

Sneak Peeks of Pontiac Bandit: Brooklyn99 S1E12

Let me confess this now, this will probably be my favorite episode all season for one reason - puppies! Some of you may remember that in the beginning of this blog, I said that Parks and Recreation created one of my favorite TV moments ever with their puppy party (here's a clip). So yes, if you want me to like a show, a book, a place, or you - include cute dogs.

And there is another reason to be excited for this episode - please welcome back to your TV screens *appropriate fanfare* Mr. Craig Robinson! You knew him as Darryl on The Office, but now he's on the wrong side of the law and hopefully in a role that will bring him back to Brooklyn Nine-Nine again.

Craig Robinson, Stephanie Beatriz and Andy Samberg (L to R) in "Pontiac Bandit." CR: Colleen Hayes/FOX 

So without further ado, let's dig into these sneak peeks! First up, a perp (Robinson) serenades Rosa (Beatriz) because, as she says, "Fear is a powerful aphrodisiac." Yeah, like that would be his only reason.

Speaking of Rosa, we gain a little more insight into her past when we learn that she attended the police academy with Jake (Samberg), and they have a code for "trust me." My gut says we'll see those one thousand pushups backfire eventually, but until then, on with the search for the Pontiac Bandit!

Meanwhile, after Boyle's (Lo Truglio) heroic save in the Christmas episode, he returns to the office with a few new quirks. And though he writes a weekly pizza ranking email, not everyone in the precinct trusts in our favorite foodie's selections.

Jake may have been tracking the Pontiac Bandit for eight years, but it has felt like even longer since we've had a new Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Isn't it great to have our favorite precinct back in action? [1/6/14 Update: And see more of the action with the "Pontiac Bandit" promo photos.]

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Episode Breakdown:

ORIG. AIR DATE: Jan. 7, 2014 8:30/7:30C on FOX

SUMMARY: Jake is interested in one of Rosa's perps, Doug Judy (guest star Craig Robinson), who has information about the "Pontiac Bandit," a car thief whom Jake has been tracking for years. Meanwhile, the station tries to accommodate a scooter-bound Charles' every need when he returns to work, but he proves to be too much to handle. And Captain Holt struggles to find a home for two puppies.

GUEST CAST: Craig Robinson (Darryl in The Office; Hot Tub Time Machine) as Doug Judy; Armelia McQueen (Shula in Hart of Dixie; Ghost) as Diane

CAST: Andy Samberg as Det. Jake Peralta; Andre Braugher as Capt. Ray Holt; Terry Crews as Sgt. Terry Jeffords; Melissa Fumero as Det. Amy Santiago; Joe Lo Truglio as Det. Charles Boyle; Stephanie Beatriz as Det. Rosa Diaz; Chelsea Peretti as Administrator Gina Linetti; Dirk Blocker as Det. Hitchcock; Joel McKinnon Miller as Det. Scully

Where to Stream (as of March 25):

Subscription:   Hulu Plus

Own for $1.99/$2.99 HD:   Amazon   |   iTunes

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