Brooklyn Nine-Nine said goodbye to one of its original cast members in the latest episode, as Chelsea Peretti has left the show as the unforgettable Gina Linetti. The good news is that fans knew she would be leaving, so her farewell episode shouldn’t have come as a heartbreaking surprise. The bad news is that there’s one funny plotline pitched by Peretti that never happened before she left. Peretti revealed the plotline she had in mind, saying this:
In an emotional and poignant arc from when Brooklyn Nine-Nine was still on Fox, Rosa came out to her friends and parents as bisexual, and she and Gina have agreed that they’d be epic together. An affair between the two could have been hilarious, whether it was played as awkward, romantic, steamy, or anything in between.
Alas, a Rosa/Gina love connection was not to happen. Still, who can be upset with how they (along with Amy) were able to hilariously bond one last time before the end of Chelsea Peretti’s farewell episode? The goodbye between the three women went down in true Brooklyn Nine-Nine fashion: played for laughs while also heartfelt as three very different characters acknowledged the unlikely bond they’d formed together. I’m going to miss these three as a unit.
Speaking of things to be missed about the Gina Linetti era of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Chelsea Peretti went on in her chat with THR to explain what she’s going to miss about working with the Nine-Nine team on a regular basis:
Chelsea Peretti still talks to the cast she left behind, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t elements of the series that she’ll miss! Fortunately, the manner of Gina’s departure left the door wide open for her to return, should the reason and opportunity arise. In fact, Peretti is returning for another episode in Season 6. Depending on what happens in the writers’ room and what’s happening with Peretti’s schedule, perhaps she’ll be able to return more than just the once in the future!
Only time will tell. At this point, there’s not even a guarantee that Brooklyn Nine-Nine has a future beyond the current Season 6. Although it debuted on NBC with great numbers, the ratings and viewership have fallen in subsequent weeks. That said, most shows premiere with stronger numbers than subsequent episodes, and the ratings are still higher on NBC than they were on Fox. Hopefully Nine-Nine will be back for Season 7 and perhaps even beyond! Unlike The CW, NBC has not announced a bunch of renewals just yet.
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