7 Important “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” Episodes

The 8th and final season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine aired last August to September on NBC in the US. For the rest of the world, there is no telling when we are able to watch it

Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been an important show to many people, a sitcom that tackled many issues. To some people, it may seem like it glorifies the police but if watched properly, there are many times that the show challenges police authority and morals by characters like Gina. The show has challenged issues such as race, corruption, gender equality and homophobia. 

It also has well-rounded characters with the centring theme of “Found-Family”. Everyone in the 99th precinct inner circle is considered as a family, in the best and worst way. The representation is diverse and inclusive, with characters like Captain Holt, Terry, Rosa and Amy. 

Here are some of the most important episodes taken from each season: 

  1. Season 7, Episode 6 ‘Trying’ 

This is a special episode that centres around Jake and Amy trying to get pregnant. The episode took place over six months, just the couple continuously trying but always getting back negative. It’s an episode reflecting real-life situations where some couples have trouble having a baby. This opened a lot of options regarding where they should go as a couple from here on out and the tension that could happen between a married couple.

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  1. Season 6, Episode 8 ‘He Said, She Said’

Trigger warning: sexual assault. It is about Amy wanting to help a sexual assault victim and to put a sexual predator go to jail. It’s important in the way that it tells us many scenarios that might have happened to real-life people and how it is important to believe the victim first. There are no more words to explain this episode because though it runs the usual 20 minutes, there are a lot of layers, complexity and lessons to learn from it. 

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  1. Season 5, Episode 10 ‘Game Night’ 

Game Night features Rosa, who comes out bisexual to the rest of the squad and later, to her parents. She asks Jake to help because she said her parents are “traditional”. This is a very important representation of people having a hard time coming out and people who are not accepted by their families. It also shows how “traditional” people are able to accept and is an example of how one should react when a loved one comes out to them. The ending is heartwarming and shows the squad truly being a found family.

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  1. Season 4, Episode 16 ‘Moo Moo’ 

This episode tackles a very real issue that still happens to this day––racial profiling. The 99th’s own Sergeant, Terry Jeffords, was “arrested” by a white cop for trying to find a doll in his neighbourhood.

 

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  1. Season 3, Episode 3 ‘Boyle’s Hunch’

Though the main story is about Charles Boyle and his pursuit of romance, the side story of Holt-Amy’s police campaign is quite important. This is one of the examples that the show challenges police authority and morals. 

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  1. Season 2, Episode 12 ‘Beach House’ 

A more of a heartwarming episode about the squad going on a “no boss” weekend get-away, but Jake was forced to take Captain Holt with him. It becomes awkward because the squad doesn’t know how to have fun with him around. Eventually, they all were able to party together.

 

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  1. Season 1, Episode 3 ‘The Slump’ 

It tells about Jake’s work slump after a streak of solving cases. In the side story, Rosa and Amy have to run an at-risk youth program, where Gina offered to help. However, because Gina is ‘not a cop’, the two didn’t allow her to help. Again, it shows the bitterness that a civilian has for cops and challenges their superiority complex.

 

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So, are those explanations interesting enough for you to put Brooklyn Nine-Nine on your list?

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