Wed
Jan 15 2014 1:01pm

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: An Office Romance?

Jake Peralta and Amy Santiago in Brooklyn Nine-NineNote: This post contains SPOILERS for all aired episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, including last night's Season 1, episode 13, “The Bet.” Enjoy!

Last night's episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine saw the culmination of the bet between officers Amy Santiago (Melissa Fumero) and Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg). The two highly-competitive officers bet that they could get the most arrests. At stake? If Amy wins, she gets Jake's car; if he wins, he takes her on the worst date ever.

Of course Jake wins. He gets to choose what Amy will wear—a blue satin '80s number with a ginormous bow at the back—and what they'll do, which will include her being serenaded by a children's choir, eating shrimp at a suspect seafood restaurant, and sharing a dance, Titanic-style. Only they're called away to a stake-out, so the date is postponed.

The romantic moment that elicits an “aww!” rather than a gasp is when they're together on the roof, surveying the potential crime scene, and they're just talking (and throwing nuts in the air to see if they can catch them). Captain Holt calls Peralta on the phone to say that relief is on the way, they can continue their date, but Peralta looks back at Santiago—still nut-throwing—and says that they're good, they'll stay.

It seems like a very slow-building romantic moment, one which raises some possibility of the two getting together, but it's not an in-your-face moment. It was sweet and sincere and made sense in the context of the show. Aww!

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5 comments
Heather Waters (redline_)
1. redline_
Not actively 'shipping these guys (yet?), but they are cute. Peralta TOTALLY has a thing for her. Looking forward to watching this episode (it's on the DVR at home!).
CindyS
2. CindyS
I have to admit that I love the humour of this show and how Peralta is constantly harassing her. I wasn't sure when the show started if I would enjoy it but now, I'm all in. Now, I just need them not to cancel it!
Heather Waters (redline_)
3. redline_
@CindyS -- Luckily, they got renewed for Season 2! I'm so glad.
Wendy Lewis
4. wsl0612
Maybe I need to try this again. I watched the first couple of eps and although I loved everyone else I thought Peralta was such a smug jerk. I couldn't find his antics amusing at all.
Heather Waters (redline_)
5. redline_
@wsl0612 -- Oh, he's definitely a smug jerk. The writers took it down a few notches as the season progressed, though. Or I got used to it? Could be either!
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