Melissa Fumero Says Gina’s Exit From ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Is “Fucking Epic”

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As January 10 slowly approaches, the cast and crew of Brooklyn Nine-Nine have started to tease some deets about the upcoming sixth season. We’ve had news about Doug Judy, a special Hitchcock and Scully episode, and even the brilliant news that Stephanie Beatriz (Rosa Diaz) stepped behind the camera to direct an episode. This time, we’re talking Gina Linetti. 

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Last month Chelsea Peretti, who stars as Gina, revealed she would not be doing a full season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine S6. Although as crushing as this news was for a lot of B99 fans, it doesn’t necessarily mean that she won’t be back at all – “winky face emoji, heart emoji.” 

At the time, showrunner Dan Goor released a statement revealing the team “have tried really hard to create a storyline for her departure that lives up to a character who can only be described as ‘The human embodiment of the 100 emoji.’” 

And based on the crew’s latest comments, it sounds like they damn well did.

“I can tease that Gina departs in a very Gina Linetti-esque way,” Goor told TV Line. 

Honestly, this could mean anything. Gina could get run over by something again and return even more of a goddess than she already is, the precinct could break into spontaneous dance, the farewell episode could just be plain emotional and so on and so forth.

Melissa Fumero, otherwise known as Amy Santiago, described Gina’s last episode as “fucking epic”. 

“It’s such a great Gina episode. Her grand finale is with Amy and Rosa, as it should be. She has stuff with everybody, but they paired her with us [at the end] and we had so much fun shooting that last week. It was bittersweet and sad and we definitely cried happy tears.”


To announce her departure, Peretti adopted a statement fellow actor Emmy Rossum used when she announced her exit from Shameless earlier this year.

As the actor wrote on Instagram“I bolded the extra relevant parts in her quote in the images.” 

Swipe away.

“I know for a fact this isn’t the last we’ll see of Gina Linetti,” Goor added in his statement. “I mean, she got run over by a frickin’ bus, and she only missed like a week of work.”

Brooklyn Nine-Nine season six – full of 18 glorious episodes – will hit HBO on January 10.

In Australia, the series will be fast-tracked to SBS Viceland.

Catch the latest teaser for B99, below.