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‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Review/Recap: “The Road Trip”

Marcela Lima ’18 / Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

Andy Samberg and Eva Longoria in the Brooklyn Nine-Nine episode "Road Trip." Photo Credit: Erica Parise/FOX.
Andy Samberg and Eva Longoria in the Brooklyn Nine-Nine episode “Road Trip.” Photo Credit: Erica Parise/FOX.

Eva Longoria is back in the newest episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine titled “The Road Trip” as Detective Jake Peralta’s (Andy Samberg) girlfriend, Sophia. Need I say more? Peralta and Detective Santiago (Melissa Fumero) are sent upstate to go pick up the sheriff, and Santiago is thrilled when Captain Ray Holt (Andre Braugher) tells her to take care of him. The Santiago we know and love is always looking for a way to please the Captain.

Unfortunately, Peralta is a lot harder to take care of than your normal police officer. Any fan of the show knows that Jake is an immature and downright childish human being, and with that being said, Santiago’s job is clearly not going to be an easy one.

When Jake invites Sophia on the trip with him, Amy complains that her boyfriend Teddy (Kyle Bornheimer) never does anything romantic for her, and Peralta, demonstrating his amazing and marvelous compassion, (sarcasm, okay?), invites Teddy to their hotel and attempts to surprise Amy.

Andre Braugher in the Brooklyn Nine-Nine episode "Road Trip." Photo Credit: Erica Parise/FOX.
Andre Braugher in the Brooklyn Nine-Nine episode “Road Trip.” Photo Credit: Erica Parise/FOX.

“How sweet,” we all thought; that was, until Santiago stated that she was scheduling to sump Teddy next week with an elaborate plan and outlined speech. Sound a little too detailed and comprehensive? Well, what else did you expect from Amy? She never executes any plan or action without a thorough and well thought out strategy or idea.

When Peralta asked Amy why she wanted to dump Teddy, we got some pretty great quotes from this pair. For example, Santiago said there was “no spark” between them and that the only thing Teddy ever wants to do is brew beer. This comment caused Peralta to state that this man is “obsessed with yeast.” Now, if that doesn’t explain the entire comedic atmosphere of the show, then I don’t know what does.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is brimming with witty puns and extremely bizarre sentences and interactions among characters. While the humor is immature and juvenile like the main character Peralta, it ties in beautifully with the child-like nature of the office and the 99th precinct as a whole. Curious incidents are always occurring, and those inexplicable moments and characters make the show exciting and thrilling.

Joe Lo Truglio and Andre Braugher in the Brooklyn Nine-Nine episode "Road Trip." Photo Credit: Erica Parise/FOX.
Joe Lo Truglio and Andre Braugher in the Brooklyn Nine-Nine episode “Road Trip.” Photo Credit: Erica Parise/FOX.

Remember when Jake professed his love to Amy at the end of last season? Yeah, I haven’t forgot about that yet, and neither has Jake. At dinner, Teddy brings up that Peralta told Amy he had feelings for her, but the twist comes later when he states that Santiago admitted that she reciprocated those same feelings. Whoa, that was a shock.

After Teddy and Sophia storm out of dinner, Amy and Jake ride back to the station together after their strange night in upstate New York. Instead of professing their love for one another like I had initially hoped, they brushed off their prior feelings for one another and pretended like that night had never happened.

Though this episode had great jokes and humor and finally exposed Santiago’s true feelings for Peralta, it left more unanswered questions for the audiences. The love they share for each other is apparent, but the true question is: When will these finally realize that they are meant for one another? Hopefully, soon.

Overall Episode Grade: B

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