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* WonTheWarLostThePeace: Discussed and deconstructed. Terry brought Maldack up on charges for his racism, but lost the position he wanted that could've enabled him to make larger changes, probably due to rocking the boat. This leads him to wonder if Holt was right, but Holt points out that they probably had an impact on at least one person. They both realize that they can only do their best and hope that it's enough.

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* WonTheWarLostThePeace: Discussed and deconstructed. Terry brought Maldack up on charges for his racism, but lost the position he wanted that could've enabled him to make larger changes, probably due to rocking the boat. This leads him to wonder if Holt was right, but Holt points out that they probably had an impact on at least one person. They both realize that they can only do their best and hope that it's enough.enough.
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* BigDamnHeroes: In Terry's flashback, as he's trying and failing to stop some bullies, a cop shows up behind him, and the bullies understandably flee. The man stands very tall and straight, [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic with the sun shining behind his head like a halo]] as he gives the brave little underdog an approving nod.


'''Hitchcock:''' He got stopped for being black. Get woke, Scully.

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'''Hitchcock:''' He got stopped for being black. Get woke, Scully.Scully!


* IdiotBall: Jake and Amy suddenly find themselves having to talk about racism with Cagney and Lacey (a topic they should have some familiarity with being Jewish and Cuban respectively). Looking for advice, they call Charles, Gina, Scully and Hitchcock, and it never occurred to either of them to try calling Holt. Though to be fair, they were mostly concerned about how to handle such a heavy topic when talking to children; Holt, despite being AFatherToHisMen, has been shown to be rather awkward around ''actual'' children. (And even with adults, you don't exactly think "Raymond Holt" when you think "discussing something delicately.")

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* IdiotBall: Jake and Amy suddenly find themselves having to talk about racism with Cagney and Lacey (a topic they should have some familiarity with being Jewish and Cuban respectively). Looking for advice, they call Charles, Gina, Scully and Hitchcock, and it never occurred to either of them to try calling Holt. Though to be fair, they were mostly concerned about how to handle such a heavy topic when talking to children; Holt, despite being AFatherToHisMen, has been shown to be rather awkward around ''actual'' children. (And even with adults, you don't exactly think "Raymond Holt" when you think "discussing something delicately.")" Of course, [[NoSocialSkills that's true]] of [[DysfunctionJunction all their friends]].)


* IdiotBall: Jake and Amy suddenly find themselves having to talk about racism with Cagney and Lacey (a topic they should have some familiarity with being Jewish and Cuban respectively). Looking for advice, they call Charles, Gina, Scully and Hitchcock, and it never occurred to either of them to try calling Holt.

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* IdiotBall: Jake and Amy suddenly find themselves having to talk about racism with Cagney and Lacey (a topic they should have some familiarity with being Jewish and Cuban respectively). Looking for advice, they call Charles, Gina, Scully and Hitchcock, and it never occurred to either of them to try calling Holt. Though to be fair, they were mostly concerned about how to handle such a heavy topic when talking to children; Holt, despite being AFatherToHisMen, has been shown to be rather awkward around ''actual'' children. (And even with adults, you don't exactly think "Raymond Holt" when you think "discussing something delicately.")

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* IdiotBall: Jake and Amy suddenly find themselves having to talk about racism with Cagney and Lacey (a topic they should have some familiarity with being Jewish and Cuban respectively). Looking for advice, they call Charles, Gina, Scully and Hitchcock, and it never occurred to either of them to try calling Holt.

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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Despite being annoyed that Amy lied to the girls that "orgasm" is another word for "orange," Terry is smirking when he says that they asked for a glass of "orgasm juice" that morning. He says it made breakfast awkward.


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* PoorCommunicationKills: Terry doesn't know why Holt is refusing to submit his complaint. Holt also doesn't explain, as usual. Jake and Amy suggest that he talk to their Captain. The men then get into a discussion about the potential ramifications of Terry's complaint and that it could sabotage his career. Terry says that he will live with the consequences to make a better world for his daughters.

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** And, of course, played much more seriously when Terry reveals that he was racially profiled. Jake, normally clownish, can only show concern for Terry.

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: PlayedForLaughs by the famously un-PC Hitchcock:
-->'''Scully:''' Oh, jeez. I have no idea what's going on.\\
'''Hitchcock:''' He got stopped for being black. Get woke, Scully.


* WonTheWarLostThePeace: Discussed and deconstructed. Terry brought Maldack up on charges for his racism, but lost the position he wanted that could've enabled him to make larger changes, probably due to rocking the boat. This leads him to tell Holt he was right, but Holt disagrees, saying Maldack will think twice and that in itself is a victory.

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* WonTheWarLostThePeace: Discussed and deconstructed. Terry brought Maldack up on charges for his racism, but lost the position he wanted that could've enabled him to make larger changes, probably due to rocking the boat. This leads him to tell wonder if Holt he was right, but Holt disagrees, saying Maldack will think twice and points out that in itself is a victory.they probably had an impact on at least one person. They both realize that they can only do their best and hope that it's enough.


** Holt keeps getting distracted from his serious conversation with Terry by his loathing for Kevin's friend Margo and her fixation with Scottsdale, Arizona.
* NeverMyFault: From Officer Maldack's point of view, he was only doing his job, and sees no wrong doing that he harassed Terry.

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** Holt keeps getting distracted from his a very serious and consequential conversation with Terry by his loathing for Kevin's friend Margo and her fixation with Scottsdale, Arizona.
* NeverMyFault: From Officer Maldack's point of view, Maldack insists that he was only doing his job, and job when he detained Terry. The only problem he sees no wrong doing is that he harassed Terry.didn't know he was harassing a fellow officer, and maintains that it was Terry's fault for not carrying his badge all the time.

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* DramaticallyMissingThePoint: When Officer Maldack is called out for his actions, he's quick to apologize... for not realizing that Terry was a cop. When Terry points out that Maldack shouldn't have treated ''anybody'' that way, Maldack pivots to defending his actions, and seems unable to comprehend why harassing a black civilian would be a problem. His conclusion is that Terry should always carry his badge to avoid being mistreated.


-->'''Jake and Amy:''' [[OhCrap Uhhhhhhhhhhhhh]]

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-->'''Jake and Amy:''' [[OhCrap Uhhhhhhhhhhhhh]]Uhhhhhhhhhhhhh...]]


* AVerySpecialEpisode: The show is light on the usual antics in favor of exploring the issue of racial discrimination on the police force.

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* AVerySpecialEpisode: The show is light on the usual antics in favor of exploring the issue of racial discrimination on the police force.force.
* WonTheWarLostThePeace: Discussed and deconstructed. Terry brought Maldack up on charges for his racism, but lost the position he wanted that could've enabled him to make larger changes, probably due to rocking the boat. This leads him to tell Holt he was right, but Holt disagrees, saying Maldack will think twice and that in itself is a victory.


* AdultFear: Terry says he wants to report Maldack because he's worried one day his girls will be in the same situation, and they won't be able to use their cop status to avoid getting killed.
* AmbiguousSituation: It's unclear if Terry lost out on the council position because he had to write a giant essay in one night with a 90 page application, or if it's because he filed a complaint against Maldack.



* BittersweetEnding: Holt decides to stand up for Terry and submit the complaint against Maldack, but Terry loses a promotion attempt because of it. Still, they believe they made the right decision in the end.

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* BittersweetEnding: Holt decides to stand up for Terry and submit the complaint against Maldack, but Terry loses may have lost a promotion attempt because of it. Still, they believe they made the right decision in the end.



* MoodWhiplash: Holt keeps getting distracted from his serious conversation with Terry by his loathing for Kevin's friend Margo and her fixation with Scottsdale, Arizona.

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* MoodWhiplash: MoodWhiplash:
** Terry is searching for Moo Moo in typical Terry LargeHam fashion after promising if his kids don't sleep then "Jake doesn't live". Then Maldack shows up and threatens him . . .
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Holt keeps getting distracted from his serious conversation with Terry by his loathing for Kevin's friend Margo and her fixation with Scottsdale, Arizona.

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