'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Season 7 Episode 6 Review: Jake and Amy meet their match in the Hitchcock-Scully bromance
The episode kicks off with Scully throwing Hitchcock a divorce party at their local bar, being attended by the rest of the precinct, while Jake and Amy try to conceive
Spoiler alert for Season 7 Episode 6 'Trying'
Over the years we have known the iconic Nine-Nine duo detectives Hitchcock and Scully to be pretty much good-for-nothing if the topic doesn't involve food or lethargy.
As the most redundant and ancient cops of the fictional 99th precinct of New York, what Hitchcock and Scully lack in professionalism, they make up for it by being ride-or-die goals for each other.
This episode titled 'Trying' really brings out the sheer affection they have for each other — Scully especially, towards Hitchcock. So much so, that Jake Peralta and Amy Santiago's ongoing struggle to conceive, as much as it brings out their love and faith in each other, finds its rival in the Hitchcock and Scully bromance.
The episode kicks off with Scully throwing Hitchcock a divorce party at their local bar, being attended by the rest of the precinct. While the fact that Hitchcock had a wife, to begin with, comes in as a shock, what makes it even more unbelievable is that this is his seventh divorce.
As a heartbroken and morose Hitchcock whines about how this was out of the blue, Jake reminds him how his ex-wife cheated on him, so he threatened to leak a sex tape of her and her lover online, which resulted in her leaking them herself, yet Hitchcock feels the divorce was sudden.
In all of this, the old man's only comfort is his equally old best friend Scully, who makes it his personal aim to be the wingman of Hitchcock's dreams the moment Hitchcock spots another attractive woman in the pub and decides to woo her.
The new romance results in the two of them enjoying a night stroll in the park and her leaving him with possibly a wrong phone number, but Hitchcock being Hitchcock, manages to slyly pick up her tooth during dinner and the next day, it is Scully's genius idea to walk around with the tooth all over New York to find the pair of gums it fits.
Just your modern-day Cinderella, no big deal. In all of this, Scully sticks by Hitchcock's side, giving him the much-needed encouragement and faith every time he decides to give up, and it is finally clear that neither of them would survive without the other.
So, of course, their efforts bear fruits, and as we fast forward from August to December, Scully finds the woman he went out with, the two end up getting engaged and she's pregnant too — much to Jake and Amy's envy.
The Peraltiago couple has been trying all this time to get pregnant. They had been scheduling sex as Amy believes she had cracked the code for conceiving. When that doesn't work, they decide to follow Jake's way which is total mayhem and just a bunch of spy thriller cliches involving scavenger hunts leading to sex.
Soon that too fails and they decide to go back to the super-Amy way, which involves more binders and calendars, scheduling their sex and ensuring their body temperature is just right for conceiving.
Sadly this doesn't work either. Meanwhile, Hitchcock's significantly older fiance gets pregnant and the two guinea pigs Charles has to raise in the precinct can't stop breeding and growing to a population of a solid 600 — leaving Jake and Amy more disheartened than ever.
At Hitchcock's wedding, the two even decide that maybe going the Hitchcock way — getting drunk at a pub and having sex in the alley outside — was ideal and they try so hard, but eventually, nothing bears results.
Amy's falling excitement to have a baby forces her to believe that maybe the universe is hinting that they shouldn't have a baby — no matter how desperately she wants to start a family, and this is where Jake shows his evolved maturity once again, proving just why he and Amy are one of TV's finest couples.
Jake reminds Amy that they are a family already and he's happy and content with that. However, this only makes us want a Peraltiago baby all the more because the couple is a gift that keeps giving.
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Season 7 airs on Thursdays at 8.30 pm on NBC.