TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Episode 2.13, “Payback”

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“Amazing how Brooklyn Nine-Nine can go from being a sitcom to an earnest cop drama with a single line of dialogue. “Payback” isn’t about the NYPD’s longstanding record of institutional discrimination, but when Captain Holt regales Santiago about his first partner in the force (such as Holt can regale anyone about anything), we hear the proverbial record scratch in our heads; it’s a stark reminder that the show occurs in a world where, once upon a time, it was considered a “win” if the person you worked next to was either homophobic or racist, rather than both.” (Via Paste Magazine.)

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