'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Season 8 Episode 4: Peralta sacrifices important stuff amid parenting

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Season 8 Episode 4: Peralta sacrifices important stuff amid parenting
Andy Samberg (Jake Peralta) and Melissa Fumero (Amy Santiago) in 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' (NBC Universal)

The finale of ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Season 7 ended with Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) and Amy Santiago (Melissa Fumero) welcoming a baby boy. On the other hand, in the first episode of the final season, we got a glimpse of how they are navigating their lives with the baby.

But now, it is up to them how to maintain their work like with their personal one. Peralta has finally got the case of a lifetime as he believes that serial killer Franzia has come again and is giving him riddles so that he could reach him. However, this time around Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio) is also on the case.


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The married couple tries to do anything and everything to do that. Their biggest problem is that their child is not able to pull himself up even when he is getting big. On the other hand, Santiago has a big presentation coming up. So, they decided to have a babysitter. One of the babysitters gives them a stuffed toy, but they never chose the guy. While solving the case, Boyle got to know about Franzia’s whereabouts and told Peralta about it. They hear a recording in which they can hear themselves and it turns out that one of the babysitters was Franzia and there was a microphone stuffed inside the toy.

Andy Samber and Joe Lo Truglio in 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' (NBC Universal)


Peralta has finally found Franzia and Santiago gets the news that she is up for the presentation in the next 20 minutes. They both come face to face and they panic because the case and the presentation are really important for both of them. But, one of them has to sacrifice what they have always dreamt of and take care of the baby. Peralta decides that it is him who needs to do it. He tells Santiago to go and give the presentation.

Santiago kills it and successfully gets authorized for her favorite topic. Meanwhile, Boyle tells everything about Franzia and how he arrested him. Peralta is agitated, but all his frustration goes away when he sees his son pull himself up. His wife comes home and tells him that the presentation was successful but she felt bad because he could not catch Franiza himself. But, they both understand that they cannot have everything and would need to sacrifice many things to become good parents and good working professionals.

A still from 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' (NBC Universal)


The latest episode feels like a timely reminder of how people feel as parents. It is that same moment that would show how serious you are about your partner’s career and your family. One of the finest episodes in recent times which is emotional and funny as well.

‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Season 8 returns with a new episode every Thursday at 8 pm EST.

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