'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Season 8 Episode 5: Jake Peralta sets BFF goals with prisoner
NBC’s ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ is into its final season and the first four episodes have perfectly set the tone for an amazing finale. The fourth episode was all about sacrificing your personal needs in order to become a better parent.
Amy Santiago (Melissa Fumero) and Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) are busy with something that they have been waiting for their whole life. However, one of them would have to sacrifice a thing and become a better parent. In the end, it was Peralta who sacrificed his case and let his wife continue with her work. If the fourth episode was all about parenting, then the latest one is all about friendship.
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Jake gets to know that one of the criminals he caught back in the day has ended up in jail once again. Jake shares a good friendship with Doug and spent time together when he was out of prison. However, Doug’s wife Judy tells Peralta where he’s locked up and he visits him. There, he gets to know that they are shifting him to another jail and Peralta makes a plan to make the ride better. He takes the permission to take Doug to the prison in his care and party.
Initially, he bought a vintage car for their journey and then rapped a song. The duo takes a pit-stop and starts eating their food and Charles sees them. Charles says that he doesn’t believe Doug and they both would need to come in his van so that he could be taken to the prison. A conversation strikes up and Doug says that he is a better friend while Peralta says he is. They play a game “Who’s A Better Friend?” and Doug wins it.
However, Peralta says that this was all a plan and he texted Captain Holt (Andre Braugher) to send some backup. On the other hand, Doug said that he also initiated a plan and changed Holt’s number to his wife’s number so that she could get to know his location. Peralta tries everything to evade, but could not. He called Holt for back up and two police officers arrive. But, Doug was able to manipulate Peralta’s mind and he just turned his car to follow another route on GPS. But, it leads them to Judy. Peralta is shocked to see this and asks “what happened?” Doug replies that he changed the location on his phone and that’s why they came here.
Some goons present on the scene say they will kill Peralta now. But Doug did not want that. He helps Peralta in getting them arrested and he also is handcuffed. The criminal is taken to the prison and a few weeks later, he gets a call from Doug who tells him that he escaped the prison with the help of a key in his dress and escaped to Amsterdam. But, he doesn’t know who put the key there. In reality, it was Peralta who put the key here so that his friend is out of jail.
Peralta comes out as a better friend and it shows that a person can do anything for his loved ones. The fifth episode is a good one, but we are expecting more from the season as it moves forward.
‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ returns with a new episode on NBC every Thursday at 8 pm EST.