Danny Franks October 6, 2015 Share October 6, 2015 However, as someone mentioned above, it's a little annoying how much focus everyone's energy and efforts have been on them. It should have started and ended with Boyle. I didn't necessarily find it funny but it did make sense in terms of his character and his relationship to Jake. But having the new captain die because he caught them? Pushing it for me. Then this week the Vulture wants Jake to break up with Amy or get demoted? That went way too far. And having Holt save Jake's behind so he can date Amy just made me feel icky. The Vulture wasn't trying to break them up for no reason, though. He was paying them back for plotting to get rid of him, and because Jake was trying to buddy up to him to do it. The Vulture is a dick, but in the cold open he didn't seem to give a damn about the fact they were dating, just tossed off "frick and frack here killed Captain Dozerman" then went to watch his horse race. It was a tropey obstacle, but the writers played with it by having the characters bring it on themselves, then resolved it within the episode, without dragging it out and making a huge drama out of it. They've done that with each tropey obstacle, and it feels very pointed and deliberate to me. Each dumb plot that writers have used before to derail 'will they, won't they' couples for entire seasons, these writers have thrown out and disposed of in a matter of minutes. I don't think everyone's efforts have been on them, either. Gina, Rosa and Terry haven't been involved with them, and that's nearly half of the regular cast. Charles has been a cheerleader but was wrapped up in his own drama in this episode. Holt fixed things with the Vulture because he cares about his squad, and wants to do what he can for them, even while stuck in his own crappy situation. If he could get Terry's mango yoghurt back into production through skilful application of NYPD PR, then I'm sure he would. It seems rather obtuse to me, that there are now complaints about Jake and Amy having storylines together when they've had plenty of storylines together in the first two seasons. What, because they're now dating they shouldn't interact on the show? That seems... weird. Last season, this same plotline could be about their partnership being broken up, or even something more absurd like the Vulture threatening to get rid of the coffee machine because he's into protein shakes and smoothies. 8 Link to comment
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