Due to Charles' wedding fast approaching (it's totally the season finale, isn't it?), Charles' and his new best man Jake go shopping for the wedding. Jake learns, while tasting cake, that Charles is planning to retire and move to Canada with Vivian. Charles quickly learns after that this is not something he wants to do. The rest of the episode features Jake helping Charles muster up the courage to tell Vivian that he doesn't want to go.
Charles' has a much funnier rapport with Jake than the rest of the cast. His tendency to say embarrassing mixes well with Jake, a straightman who's also sort of a smartarse. For example, Charles talking about his sex life would simply not have been funny without Peralta's repeat attempts to change the topic. “I don't wanna pry.” Charles asking Jake to be his best man by putting a bow-tie in his drink was adorable and hilarious and Jake telling the paper saleswoman that Amy (who wasn't even in the scene) would pay for the paper was a hilarious extension on the Jake-blames-Amy running joke.
Rosa was surprisingly enjoyable this episode. Her storyline involved Captain Holt wanting her to write an apology to an officer after mocking him for bagging evidence “like a five year old” on her crime scene. Her mocking of Officer Deepmore by treating him like a child was much funnier than her usual “I'm going to hurt you” shtick. The final scene where Diaz apologises for an off-camera drawing she did of Deepmore is made fantastic by the contrast of Deepmore's shock and Rosa's nonchalance. Diaz and Holt were an enjoyable new pairing. Their very serious demeanours played off very well of each other and Rosa's behaviour set Andre Braugher up for some killer one liners that you never see coming due to his monotonous voice.
With Jake and Holt absent, the C story line was left with two often funny secondary characters (Terry and Amy) and Gina (fuckin' Gina). The story focuses on an extreme diet the three characters are on and their struggle to stay on it. The funniest part is in the cold open with Terry cheerfully saying “Hey, guys! Pro tip: Lick The Baggie. There's food molecules in there!” before the three characters grotesquely licking the inside of the sandwich bags. The storyline is mediocre but has it's moments. The scene near the end where Terry soils himself after trying to lift a car is the most childish thing I've laughed at for a while and inspired a brilliant line from Gina. “Go back in.” Terry says lifting a car though a very audible bowel movement. “Are you talking to us or the fart?” (Good work, Gina. Maybe I was wrong about you.) Unfortunately, the episode does feature Amy making up for Rosa by trying the “I'm going to hurt you” shtick for herself.
Overall, 'Fancy Brugdom' was a very fun episode. There wasn't a lot of the Jake and Amy romance as recent weeks but with the finale coming up, I'm sure we'll have plenty of that in the next few episodes. As usual, the shows best storylines featured Peralta and Holt, however, it was nice to see Rosa and Charles get some of the episodes larger laughs.