Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a one-camera sitcom airing on Fox starting in fall, 2013. The series follows a diverse group of police detectives in New York City's 99th precinct (hence the title), and their reactions to hardass new captain Ray Holt (Andre Braugher, previously a detective on Homicide: Life on the Street). Facing an especially difficult adjustment is Detective Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), a smart but rebellious cop in constant competition with his more straightlaced partner Amy Santiago.
Tropes used in this series include:
Action Girl: Both Santiago and Diaz easily drop perps who are bigger than them.
Adorkable: Amy Santiago can become this, particularly when her eagerness to please Holt leads her to act goofy and klutzy.
Bad Ass: Captain Holt. He's shown to have arrested at least two serial killers, and in "Christmas" when Peralta is trying to keep him in a safehouse he says, "The only way you're going to keep me here is if you physically stop me. Can you do that, Peralta?" Peralta, who isn't half bad in a fight, just mumbles in a subdued fashion.
Bad Liar / Blatant Lies: The first door that Peralta and Santiago knock on in the pilot when canvassing for witnesses results in this exchange:
Santiago: Hello, sir. May we ask you a few questions? Stoner: Definitely, yeah. I'm actually-I'm super-glad you guys are here right now. Are you smelling that weed smell? Peralta and Santiago:[In unison] Yep. / Yeah. Stoner: 'Cause a dude broke in, smoked weed, and bolted. That's... Peralta:Do you think it's the same dude who left that bong there on the floor? Stoner: ... Yes?
Bald Black Leader Guy: Played with; Captain Holt is not quite bald, but he has a very short-buzz cut and possesses the standard personality of this character (authoritative, serious, commanding, etc.). On the other hand, Sgt. Jeffords actually is bald, but is less imposing and authoritative personality-wise.
Batman Gambit: How Peralta wins his bet with Holt that he could steal his Medal of Valor from his office - Peralta gets the rest of the team to help by volunteering to do their paperwork if they do so, knowing that Holt will have to do it as he's doing Peralta's paperwork if he steals the medal. Subsequently, every time Holt catches him, he fails to catch the other cops working on getting the medal.
Broken Pedestal: In "Old School", Peralta is initially thrilled to meet his idol, reporter Jimmy Brogan, who wrote a true crime novel about 1970s New York cops that inspired Peralta to become a cop. He gradually becomes disillusioned with Brogan's hard-edged 'old school' ways until he eventually punches Brogan after Brogan makes a homophobic slur about Captain Holt.
Bulletproof Vest: The cast are shown putting these on when they go out after murder suspects.
Peralta, who's described in-show as being an Adult Child.
Boyle being an actually successful detective might actually be even more improbable. It is explained; the other members of the squad note that while Boyle is undeniably clumsy, he's a 'grinder' who works very hard to overcome his shortcomings rather than it just coming naturally. Unlike Peralta and the other detectives, Boyle doesn't have a slump because he just keeps working until he's done.
Charles Boyle, who, though quite competent, is extremely unlucky. Dude can't even eat a muffin without it spiraling into an implausible disaster. Or pursue a murderer without having his face and upper body shoved into several trays of gelato.
Sgt. Jeffords:[Discussing Boyle] He's not physically... gifted.
Scully and Hitchcock to an even greater degree. Boyle is at the very least effective at his job, whereas the two of them are mostly there to contrast to the relative competency of the main cast. Hitchcock got kicked in the balls (twice!) and robbed by a hooker
Casting Gag: This isn't the first time that Andre Braugher has played an uber-serious and imposing police officer. But unlike the grim and gritty environment of urban realism that Detective Frank Pembleton starred in, Captain Ray Holt operates in a comedic setting populated by goofy eccentrics. On top of that, Frank Pembleton was the brilliant-but-arrogant lone-wolf cop who refused to play with others and had to be pressured into doing so by his commanding officer. In Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Ray Holt is the commanding officer who has to deal with an arrogant lone-wolf detective who refuses to play with others and has to be pressured into doing so (Peralta). And to finish the gag off, on the earlier show Braugher played the partner of a detective who eventually came out as bisexual, while in this show plays an openly gay police officer.
Chained Heat: In "Christmas", Peralta handcuffs himself to Holt and throws the key down a grate to keep him from leaving the safe house. Holt calls Boyle to fetch him, but when Boyle can't decide whether to remove the cuffs or not, he panics and cuffs himself to Holt as well.
Chase Scene: Subverted in "Thanksgiving"; Peralta discusses a cocaine bust he performed which looked like it was building to one of these, completely with the perp hijacking someone's flashy looking sports car to get away... except that as soon as the perp pulls into traffic, he immediately finds himself trapped behind a huge garbage truck which is itself part of a gridlocked traffic jam down a one-way single lane street. Peralta, naturally, is equal parts smug and amused.
The Chessmaster: Peralta views himself as one but it is subverted when it becomes apparent that he does not even know how chess is played. However, he does manage to outgambit Holt in their Halloween bet.
Holt: So, Gina, civilian administrators, like yourself, often have their ear to the ground. What do Santiago and Peralta have riding on this bet of theirs?
Gina: I will tell you, on six conditions. Number one: you let me use your office to practice m' dance moves. Second...
Holt: How 'bout this: you tell me, and I won't suspend you...without pay.
Gina: Oh, that sounds great. The deal is, if Amy gets more arrests, Jake has to give her his car. It's an old Mustang and is pretty sweet. If he gets more arrests, she has to go on a date with him. He guarantees it will end in sex. I bet on at least some over-the-clothes action, at the very least, some touching...
Holt: That's enough, Gina.
Gina: (Undeterred) I could see him showing up in a silk robe...
The Cobbler's Children Have No Shoes: Peralta is a very good detective but he tends to miss key facts about his coworkers. He completely fails to realize that Holt is gay even though it is public knowledge and Holt even has a framed newspaper article about it hanging in his office.
The Comically Serious: Holt. He's definitely got a sense of humor, but he's such a rock-hard professional that it never rises above the deadpan.
Holt: What's this I hear about you being on administrative leave? Jeffords: A year ago, my wife and I had twin baby girls, Cagney and Lacey. Holt: (emotionless cop voice) They have adorable chubby cheeks.
Invoked in the second episode.
Peralta: Has anyone ever told you you look exactly like a statue? Holt: Yes.
In the third episode, Holt tells Peralta a story about an unlucky detective named Smitty and gives him a lucky rabbit's foot. At the end of the episode, Holt tells Peralta he was just messing with him, in the same deadpan tone.
And explored in the fourth episode, where all the other cops relate their experiences with Holt relating what should be either incredibly good news (going on holiday with his husband) or incredibly bad news (a fire which damaged several precious heirlooms) in the same flat monotone, making it impossible to determine what his mood is at any given moment. It's also subverted in the same episode, as when the cops are telling their stories, Scully pitches in with one. We then cut to a flashback which involves Holt, clearly very pissed off, tearing Scully a new one:
Holt:[Screaming] This is the most incompetent, worthless report I have ever read in my life![Slams the report on his desk] Get your act together or so help me God, you won't live to see retirement! [Cut back to present] Scully: It's like, "What's that guy thinking?"
Disappeared Dad: Peralta's father abandoned him and his mother when Peralta was still a kid. This actually causes a temporary truce with the fire department, as Fire Marshall Boone's dad did the same thing.
Firefighter:[Having presented Peralta with a donut squashed into a file] It's a donut! Because you're cops! Peralta:Are you sure?
Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: Diaz tends to be a little rough when rejecting men's advances, or when reacting to unwanted tickling (a one-handed wrist lock without even dropping her coffee). However, it's played for laughs in part because Diaz terrifies just about everyone and is clearly overreacting.
Dynamic Entry: Jeffords' return to the field is tackling a guy who already shot Boyle in the ass and had a gun trained on Peralta and Holt from offscreen.
Our first glimpse of Peralta is him goofing around childishly in an electronic store that has been robbed. He seems to be just a typical comedy incompetent bumbling cop... and then he reveals that he got there before his partner, found a security 'nanny cam' concealed in a teddy bear and used it to ID the robbers. He's good at his job, he's just really immature about it.
We get a sense of Holt's character immediately with his first interaction with Peralta; less than impressed by Peralta's dismissive impression of him, rather than chewing him out he instead turns it back on Peralta by forcing him to repeat it to his face in front of everyone, before ordering him to wear a tie and delivering a very to-the-point introduction speech:
Holt: I'm Captain Ray Holt. I'm your new commanding officer. Santiago: Speech! Holt: That was my speech.
Santiago: [Holt] and I are exactly the same. Except I'm younger, Cuban, female, single and straight. Scully:[Laughing] Captain Holt's not gay! [Santiago and Jeffords stare at him incredulously] Scully: ...Captain Holt's gay? Santiago: Seriously, man — just retire.
Fair Cop: Santiago. Diaz is also fairly easy on the eyes, but her surly attitude distances her from this trope a bit more.
Foreshadowing: In "Halloween", whenever Holt catches Peralta in an obvious attempt to break into his office or distract him so that Peralta can steal his Medal of Valor, Peralta protests that the plan was designed to fail. At the time, it seems just like Peralta trying to soothe his ego. The ending reveals that they were, in fact, designed to fail — so that Holt would be distracted from noticing that the other detectives in the squad were breaking into his office and helping Peralta steal the medal.
Fridge Brilliance: In-universe, it takes Peralta most of the first episode to figure out why Holt is so intent on his detectives wearing neckties, leading to him gleefully experiencing an epiphany while the team are in the middle of arresting a murder suspect.
Graceful Loser: Holt in "Halloween", after losing the bet to Peralta. He even seems genuinely impressed by Peralta's gambit.
Hands-On Approach: While at the shooting range with Jeffords and Holt, Gina encourages Jeffords to do this, saying "Show me! Like put your thick, muscular arms and...", its one-way, as Jeffords is happily married, but that doesn't stop Gina from enjoying it.
Happy Place: Boyle recommends it when you're nervous. His is slurping an infinitely long piece of linguine... and every 20 feet? A sauce change. Rosa takes his advice while she's on the stand and imagines herself, in a cabin, beating the defense attorney examining her to death and ripping his arms off.
Despite Diaz's surly attitude and the fact that her taste in guys is apparently "anyone but [Boyle]", she is surprisingly willing to go out on a date to a movie with him. Even though he completely blows his chances with her at the end she admits that she still enjoys his company and finds him 'sweet'. She was a model student at her Catholic high school and for a time attended the American Ballet Academy.
It's parodied in "Halloween" when Peralta reveals the rest of the team's involvement in his plan, as both he & Holt note that it's not surprising that Diaz can pick locks.
Lampshaded in "Old School," when it turns out that the reason she's so bad on the witness stand is because she's nervous, not just naturally angry.
Diaz: Of course I'm nervous! What did you think was the problem?
Jeffords: We just assumed you were a terrifying human being with a short fuse!
At first glance, you might think that Sgt. Terry Jeffords was simply the cop version of the Scary Black Man... except he's hyper-cautious and terrified of going into the field, has twin baby daughters whom he clearly utterly dotes on, loves yoghurt, French arthouse movies and going to the farmer's market, and personality-wise is basically the complete opposite of the stereotype. He is also a gifted painter and sketch artist.
Those TwoButt Monkeys Scully and Hitchcock were apparently heavily addicted to cocaine "for most of 1986".
Hard Work Hardly Works: Downplayed for Boyle. He's not physically gifted, and he isn't as clever as Peralta or Santiago, but he closes cases by working harder than everyone else.
Hypocritical Humor: At one point, Holt busts Santiago for talking to Peralta during one of his briefings, prompting Santiago to protest (not without reason) that Peralta was the one who was talking and she was merely trying to extract herself from the conversation. Peralta accuses her of being "the worst fourth-grader ever" by trying to throw the blame on him. The hypocrisy comes through in that in almost every episode so far, whenever Peralta's gotten into trouble at some point he's childishly tried to throw the blame onto Santiago somehow.
I Love the Dead: The coroner Peralta dated in one episode was turned on by having him be as cold and unmoving as possible. They also engaged in roleplay where he plays a dead body that she finds and... you know. It's not explicitly said that she does anything with the dead bodies, but she's definitely into them.
In Touch with His Feminine Side: Charles Boyle seems to have a lot of stereotypically feminine interests. As a child, he played with his sister's dollhouse ("Grandma got it for both of us!") and read Nancy Drew novels. He's also a bit stereotypically wimpy.
It's All About Me: Peralta is a good detective, but incredibly narcissistic; he often tries to shut out his team-mates from investigations so he can collect all the glory (which backfires on him in "The Vulture" when his delays in solving a high-profile case due to this create an opening for Major Cases to seize jurisdiction away from him just before he solves it) or tries to take over if someone else is the primary detective.
Detective Pembroke of the Major Crimes Squad, an obnoxious and smarmy jerk known as "the Vulture" (in the episode of the same name), waits until the local detectives have almost completed an investigation before swooping in to claim jurisdiction, thus managing to take all the credit without having to do any of the work. He also seems curiously fixated on Detective Peralta's "big white ass".
The rivalry between the NYPD and the NYFD rears its ugly head during an arson case in "Sal's Pizza."
Kansas City Shuffle: Peralta wins the Halloween bet with Holt by distracting Holt with a series of lame attempts to break into Holt's office. While Holt was busy thwarting Peralta, the other detectives worked their way through Holt's security precautions and stole his Medal of Valor.
Santiago: Going to be hard to win our bet when you're on the bench, Peralta. Although, I did start a new category: Murderers we let go. And look at that! You're winning! (Leaving) Have fun with your files.
The various members of the fire department who get into slanging matches with Peralta and Boyle in "Sal's Pizza" tend to come up with these — although oddly, they seem to view them as being the height of wit:
Peralta: What are you two doing here? Firefighter 1: You're a detective; you detect it out! Firefighter 2: Good one, bro! Firefighter 1: I know, bro! Firefighter 2: Yeah, bro! Peralta:Wow, it's like watchingMeet the Press.
Let's Get Dangerous: After an episode of goofy antics and neurotic behaviour, the team work as an efficient, well-oiled unit to bring down the fugitive murderer at the end of the pilot episode.
Lovable Coward: Ever since the birth of his twin girls Sgt. Jeffords has been keen to get as far away from the more dangerous side of police work as he can possibly get. His over-cautiousness appears to stem to other aspects of his life as well; he refuses to buy his family an SUV because "They roll!"
Mood Whiplash: The stakeout in the pilot episode is fairly comedic and lighthearted until Captain Holt reveals that the reason his career stalled out for so long is because of the institutional discrimination he faced as a gay man. Peralta even (briefly) drops his clownish demeanor and apologize for his earlier antics.
Meaningful Background Event: During Peralta's dismissive robot impression of what he expects the new precinct captain to be like, you can see Holt — the new precinct captain in question — walk up behind him.
Her over-competitive nature is introduced in a flashback in the pilot when a colleague warns her that the sauce she's applying to her sandwich is incredibly hot. He's not even challenging her, he's merely pointing this out to her. Her response is to snarl "Oh, is it?!", pop off the cap, and defiantly drench the sandwich in hot sauce. One bite later, she's instantly regretting it.
Explained by Jeffords:
Jeffords: She's got seven brothers, so she's always trying to prove she's tough.
Nostalgia Ain't Like It Used to Be: In "Old School", Peralta's hero — a journalist who wrote a true-crime novel about a tough gang of 1970s New York cops — shows up, prompting Peralta to idealise the old 1970s cops. Holt, an openly gay African American who was actually there, takes a far less rosy-eyed view of the past:
Holt:The Seventies were not a good time for the city or for the department. Corruption, brutality, sexism... Diaz or Santiago never would have made detective, and an openly gay man like me? I never would have been given my own command.
Not so Above It All: In "Thanksgiving", Holt reacts with typical weariness when Peralta eagerly suggests that they role-play as "Barley and Jimes", but when one of the suspects they're following gets embroiled in an out-of-control family argument he ends up drawing upon the backstory Peralta gave 'Jimes' to stop them fighting:
Holt:(shouting dramatically) MY WIFE WAS MURDERED BY A MAN IN A YELLOW SWEATER! IT'S THE ONE CASE I CAN'T SOLVE! Don't fight with family; it can all go away so quickly. (back to deadpan) Sign this?
Not So Different: In the episode "Chirstmas", we start to see shades of Holt and Peralta, acting like each other. Its made even clearer when flashbacks show that young Holt was more brash and cocky than he is now-much like Peralta.
In terms of the being the main characters of the series, the serious, imposing and stern Holt and the irreverent, mischievous Peralta have this dynamic.
Peralta also has this with Santiago and Boyle whenever they're seen working together on cases; Santiago is the strait-laced, uptight Foil to Peralta, and takes her job seriously while he's always goofing off. Boyle, meanwhile, is dorky, clumsy and slightly wimpy where Peralta is cool and laid back.
N-Word Privileges: Implied when Peralta says he can't sing along to his favorite "very explicit" rap songs when Captain Holt is in the car with him.
One Dialogue, Two Conversations: After Peralta arrests an 86 year old & notes it was his oldest arrest, Diaz & Santiago compare their oldest collars. Boyle then walks in & mentions the 68 year old that he had bagged, before Diaz realises that Boyle's not talking about his oldest arrest.
Boyle has quite a few of these, having something of a wimpy demeanor in general. Most of them are prompted by Detective Diaz, whom he clearly has a crush on, saying something that contradicts him and his desperate attempts to try and impress her.
Pants-Free: In the pilot, Peralta at first resists putting on a tie as Captain Holt asked him. Later, he is seen at his desk wearing one, and Holt commends him for it. Then Peralta stands up, revealing that all he has on under his waist is a Speedo.
Police Are Useless: Played with. The main characters are quirky but competent police officers. However, the other detectives in the squad are described by Jeffords as completely useless. Later, Gina tells Holt that she wants to learn how to shoot because the local cops are useless. She lives in the area policed by Precinct 99. Although in Gina's case, she does have a habit of outright trolling Holt and the other cops, and the real reason she was there was as an official witness to get Jeffords recertified to go into the field, so her statement was definitely not the truth.
Power Walk: Done by the main cast in the opening credits.
Realistic Diction Is Unrealistic: In the pilot, when Terry is giving the run-down on the other officers, he give a nice well-prepared blurb about all of them, especially Peralta finishing with a tag-line esque "The only puzzle Jake never learned to solve is growing up." Holt lampshades this by saying it was very well put, and Terry justifies the trope by saying he's talked a lot about Jake at his department-ordered therapy.
Recruiting the Criminal: At the end of "Sal's Pizza" Gina recommends that they hire Savant, the hacker who infected the precinct's computer system with a virus, to act as the IT and computer security guy. Played with, in that Jeffords is skeptical it's a good idea and makes it clear in no uncertain terms that if Savant does anything to misuse his newfound access to the precinct his fate will not be a pleasant one:
Jeffords:[Holding a magic 8-ball] Savant, you're part of the 9-9 now. We look after each other. [To the 8-ball] Hey, ball. If Savant was to do anything to harm this precinct, would I destroy him?! [Jeffords crushes the 8-ball with one hand; Savant gapes in terror. Jeffords looks at the remains of the 8-ball.] Jeffords:Answer uncertain. Try again.
Rousing Speech: Parodied in "Halloween", Peralta claims to Holt that in order to get everyone else to help him win his bet to steal Holt's Medal of Valor, he delivered "a rousing speech that would put Shakespeare to shame"... that failed to convince anyone. His offer to do their paperwork for them, on the other hand...
Flashbacks to the tenure of Holt's predecessor, Captain Milligan, where he leaves his office to find the rest of the station goofing off & asks what they're doing & being given a matter-of-fact answer, before simply responding "Okay." and walking back into his office.
They're not partners, but Holt (straight-laced African American) and Peralta (irreverent white guy) otherwise have the contemporary inversion of this dynamic.
Peralta and Santiago are a Cafe Con Leche combination despite the fact that Peralta is a typically Spanish last name.
Scary Black Man: Played with by Sgt. Jeffords — physically, he's quite muscular and imposing, and he does have a bit of a temper, but his temper is for a large part bluster and personality-wise he's clearly a bit of a softie. However, when he gets really riled up, he does get pretty damn intimidating.
Secret Test of Character: In "Sal's Pizza", Gina is assigned to help Jeffords interview candidates for the precinct's IT manager, only to annoy him by acting like her usual goofy sense; she bugs one candidate about his favourite Jay-Z song until he snaps, gives a clearly nervous candidate a jolt for what seems like no reason, and grosses out a third by flossing her teeth right in front of them. At the end, however, she reveals to him and Holt that she was secretly testing them to see how they'd cope with the kind of pressures that working in a police station would involve — the short-tempered one would hardly cope well with IT-ignorant cops bugging him for access to their computers, the nervous one wouldn't be able to stand the stresses of working in a police department, and the squeamish one would hardly be able to cope with the kind of disgusting things that might happen in a police station.
Self-Serving Memory: After Holt apologises for Peralta starting a brawl between the Fire Department & Police Department, Peralta points out he was the only saying they should stop hitting each other. Jump Cut to back to the fight, and...
Peralta: Stop hitting! Kicking hurts more!
Although Fire Marshall Boone isn't that much better; after the fight, he angrily demands that Holt fire Peralta for overstepping his boundaries and starting the fight — conveniently leaving out the fact that, while Peralta did overstep the mark, it was in fact Boone who threw the first punch (without provocation at that, since he didn't even wait for Peralta to finish speaking).
Shell-Shocked Veteran: Jeffords isn't, really, but started acting like one after his kids were born, which is why he compulsively avoids going into the field.
Peralta: Is he seriously assigning me to the records room? Why do we even have a records room? The computer's been invented, right? I didn't dream it?
Jeffords: You're lucky man. I wish I could get assigned here full time. You could not be farther from the action.
Spiritual Successor: It's basically a twenty-first century equivalent to Barney Miller, a 1970s Work Com which also revolved around a straight-laced police captain in charge of a unit of eccentric detectives based out of a New York city police station.
Spotlight-Stealing Squad: In-Universe, this applies to the Vulture, who routinely takes "unsolved" cases after 98% of the work has been done. It's shown in montage that he's actually done this as Diaz was about to break down a suspect's door, and as Santiago was in the middle of reading the suspect's Miranda Rights.
Springtime for Hitler: In "Christmas", upon receiving a death threat Holt appoints Peralta as his bodyguard. Holt believes the death threat to be a hoax and appoints Peralta because he figures that Peralta will goof off as normal and thus leave him alone to carry on as normal. Unfortunately, not only does Peralta take the death threat a mite more seriously than Holt, but the position of Holt's bodyguard comes with numerous ways of asserting authority over Holt that Peralta is unable to pass up, thus providing more of an imposition on Holt.
Stealth Mentor: Holt acts this way towards Peralta; his by-the-book strictness is gradually forcing Peralta to take his job seriously and become a better cop and better person.
The Stoic: Captain Holt is basically an impassive statue come to life.
Strange Minds Think Alike: Both Boyle and Captain Holt consider 'mouthfeel' an essential quality to consider when judging a really good pizza.
Stupid Crooks: Discussed in the Halloween episode after Peralta arrests a criminal who tried robbing a bank wearing a banana costume. During his getaway the crook managed to get himself trapped in a revolving door and then a dye pack exploded in his face. Peralta then claims that he would be a much better criminal and none of the other detectives could catch him. Holt disagrees and they end up making a bet whether Peralta can outsmart Holt and steal Holt's Medal of Valor before midnight.
Token Minority: Averted. The show has two "black Da Chief" characters, both with rather different personalities.
Twofer Token Minority: Diaz and Santiago, both women, would fit, except that they're, again, both well-developed characters with non-stereotypical personalities.
Holt is this in-universe; he's a good cop who got sidelined because he was openly gay, until times changed and the brass wanted to make a big deal about having a gay officer, which instead resulted in him being shunted into a primarily PR position with no actual case load. The fact that he's black probably helped.
Tomboy and Girly Girl: Diaz and Santiago respectively (for a given value of 'Girly Girl' at least given that they're both police officers, not a typically 'Girly Girl' profession).
Played for laughs in the very first shot, when Peralta delivers a grim monologue to camera about how every passing day on the streets, he's becoming more and more like the animals he puts behind bars... except it turns out he's just quoting Donnie Brasco into the camera display of an electronics store that's been burgled.
Welcome Episode: Sgt. Jeffords introduces Holt, the new captain, to the squad. Jeffords gives the standard Info Dump that often happens in this scenario.
Wham Line: In "Halloween", when Peralta is explaining his gambit to the skeptical Holt.
With Due Respect: Peralta in the pilot, when he asks Holt why it took so long for Holt to receive his first command in light of Holt bringing down 'the Disco Strangler'. Played with, in that Peralta actually is showing Holt respect for the first time in the episode.
What Happened to the Mouse?: The Pilot introduces Scully and Hitchcock as part of a trio of incompetent detectives who happen to make great coffee, with the third being a female detective called Daniels, who has never been seen since.
Santiago is impressed by Holt and has adopted him as her 'rabbi'. So far, this appears to involve copious amounts of unprompted sucking up on her part.
Boyle also has a tendency to act like this to Peralta. It's lampshaded in "Halloween" when, faced with his team's skepticism about whether he'll be able to win his bet with Holt, Peralta protests that they're normally telling him he's the best. After a moment's thought, he realises that it actually only ever seems to be Boyle who keeps telling him this.
Your Mom: Fire Marshall Boone attempts to defy this when, in a war of words with Peralta, he makes a comment that leaves a perfect opening for a 'Your Mom' joke but then instantly points out that his mother happens to be dead "so let's tread lightly on the response."