Newswire: Brooklyn Nine-Nine didn’t want to drag its bus-accident cliffhanger out

This post discusses plot points from the Brooklyn Nine-Nine episode “The Audit.”

The midseason finale of Brooklyn Nine-Nine ended on a fairly grim note. Chelsea Peretti’s Gina Linetti got hit by a bus after receiving a text from Detective Charles Boyle. But, never fear, in the spring premiere we immediately learn Gina is alive and doing fine—give or take a constricting medical halo. And the image of Peretti in that brace was one of the reasons the accident took place at all. “Almost immediately at the same time as thinking about her getting hit by the bus we thought it would be super funny to see Chelsea Peretti/Gina Linetti wearing a medical halo and dancing,” co-creator Dan Goor explained when The A.V. Club asked how his team plotted her return. “That idea really motivated in a lot of ways the bus hit, and also immediately suggested …

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