Jake Peralta and Amy Santiago are detectives in the 99th precinct. They share a competitive relationship always trying to one-up the other. As the series proceeds, their enmity turns into friendship which develops into a romantic one. The duo started out as work frenemies, now they are happily married. Though they often quarrel, make fun of each other and play pranks on each other. However, they have mutual respect and share a compatible friendship.
When did you know what it means when Amy does the double tuck?
When Amy really likes a guy, she gets nervous and tucks her hair behind both her ears at the same time. The audience came to know about Amy’s silly gesture when Rosa confronted Jake about Amy’s feelings for him.
Everyone knew from the beginning of the series that something will seriously cook up between Jake and Amy and that they were meant to be. Except for these two themselves. They were in a mode of denial for long about their love for each but fans knew it before-hand. Later, she double tucks when Jake sees her talking to one of her dates at a bar. She double tucks her hair after seeing Jake at the end of this video.
At the starting of Season 3, the two foes-turned-friends-turned-lovers kick-off their relationship and in Season 4 of Brooklyn 99, they make a call to shift in together as live-in partners to Amy’s flat.
However, there is more to delve into Jake and Amy’s relationship that meets the eyes. Here are all 9 facts around Jake and Amy.
Jake lets Amy win a game even when he hates losing
We knew Jake had feelings centered for Amy when he lets Amy win the Jimmy Jabs game in the office. We know Jake and Amy are really competitive on the professional front but Jake letting Amy win over this time sure isn’t easy on Jake’s part but it is also very cute to see him losing only to see her win.
Jake become from lousy to a responsible man for Amy
Jake is a great cop and a genius detective. but no matter how good he may be in his professional life, Jake struggles to manage his life outside. HE runs far from responsibility and probably sucks at everything he picks. But love changes everyone and so did it change our man. Jake starts becoming a more serious man and takes responsibility more seriously after he starts dating Amy. She helps him grow, supports him through his thick and thorns that change Jake as a person. In fact the one time, he boiled eggs for her, Amy couldn’t stop but be proud of him. Quite a flattery moment!
Jake reconsiders his food choices for Amy
Once you step into a serious relationship, there are certain changes you imbibe in yourself. You start thinking less about yourself and more about your partner and how to keep them happy. Well, that’s exactly what our lover boy Jake is doing in this case. He changes his food choices and starts eating healthy only so it brings a smile on Amy’s face and makes her prouder of dating Jake.
Amy breaks her own rule about dating
Remember the time when Amy firmly objected to dating a cop? Well, in one of the episodes in season 3 she tells Rosa that she has a set of dating rules and one of them includes never dating the same guy you are working with. Perhaps, she lets her dating rule for a toss for once for Jake. After all, why not? Weren’t we all rooting for them from the start?
Amy helped Jake survive through the toughest times
Jake and Rosa weave a plan to bring down a corrupt cop. However, that plan backfires and Rosa and Jake are sentenced to jail. Jake being a nice guy finds it extremely difficult to cope with the prison environment. And in this time of dire situations, guess who comes to rescue Jake of his miseries? Obviously, Amy! Amy makes it a routine to see Jake whenever possible and talks to him so he feels much at ease.
Jake and Amy’s ‘Die Hard’ themed wedding cake
Remember in season 5 Amy orders Jake a Nakatomi plaza cake for their wedding? This comes straight out of Jake’s obsession with his favourite movie Die Hard and John McClane. Jake’s childhood obsession grew him into a real-life cop much inspired by the movie. even though Amy is not that great a fan of the movie she knows what value it brings to Jake. That’s when she gets him a Nakatomi Plaza cake for their wedding. In short, this girl is a keeper.
Jake proposes to Amy in the locker room
Anybody who has watched through the entire series knows the Precinct’s hype about the Halloween heist. It is about a little heist one plans and the others play in order to reclaim their title about the best detective of the year.
The Halloween Heist is a mandatory yearly tradition for the squad. They all want the chance to prove they’re the best. It all started with Jake and Captain Holt. Meanwhile, the entire squad wants to win. In fact, Amy tricks everyone and wins in season 3. She plans on winning again the following year and will do whatever it takes to beat Jake. But it turns out that Jake has different plans this time. Instead of planting against the heist, Jake proposes to Amy at the end. One true beautiful moment!
Jake and Amy’s first date
In season 1, They both break a deal to check who makes the most arrests by the end of this year. If Amy wins, she gets Jake’s close-to-his-heart car. And, if Jake wins he gets to take Amy on the worst date ever. Nevertheless, Jake wins and he plans the worst date ever for her. Jake is in complete denial of his feelings for Amy. But at the end of the date, he realizes he likes her. This is where it all starts to brew!
Their relationship isn’t all that defines them
Evidently, what defines Jake and Amy is much more than their relationship. They may be madly in love but the show necessarily does not focus on that. It is just one of the many side stories that are running parallelly to the main story. They care for each other and are very supportive. They are so professionally oriented that they have their own career goals and work hard to accomplish them. Their goals and identities carves them out of the sphere of becoming a mere couple-oriented cop.