It makes sense that the two best cops on the force would fall in love. In fact, Jake and Amy are soul mates. To be fair, they're good cops but struggle with love. Well, until they fall for each other. Brooklyn Nine-Nine isn't just about the crimes. It takes a look at the cops personal life. They want to be the best and have fun while doing it. However, Jake and Amy are more than just soul mates. They're partners and best friends.
Their love story has fans loving them even more. Of course, they're not like any other couple on TV. It's safe to say the show wouldn't be the same without them. Unlike other shows, their love story isn't central to the show. They're cops that are great at their jobs. They just happen to fall in love. On the other hand, Jake and Amy aren't perfect. They both have their flaws. Regardless, they're perfect as a couple.
Jake and Amy don't do the whole break up and get back together. However, there have been many revelations about them over the years. In fact, these will interest and surprise fans. At the same time, some are just sweet and nice. As a matter of fact, fans will just fall in love with them more. Unlike most TV couples, they don't lose steam. They're still going strong and fans love them for it. They love and support each other. It's time to take a closer look at the 99. Here's Brooklyn Nine-Nine: 25 Wild Revelations Behind Jake And Amy's Relationship.
25 AMY'S DOUBLE TUCK
Everyone knew from the start that Jake and Amy were soul mates. Well, the only people that didn't know were Jake and Amy. In fact, they're rivals and highly competitive for the first few seasons. They were both in denial about their feelings but fans knew the truth. Turns out, so did Rosa. Ross points out that Amy double tucks her hair when she likes a guy. Later, she double tucks when Jakes sees her talking to Det. Majors. Most fans assume she double tucks because they're talking about Jake. In fact, she double tucks after talking to Jake at the end.
24 JAKE LETS AMY WIN THE JIMMY JABS GAME BECAUSE HE HAS A CRUSH ON HER
Jake was in denial about his feelings for Amy. It didn't matter that Rose and Boyle knew he had feelings for her. From the moment they met, they were highly competitive. Jake always wanted to win. He didn't like coming in second place. Unless it meant Amy came in first. During the Jimmy Jabs game, they're clearly flirting with each other but Jake denies it. In fact, he wants Rose to give him her friends' number. In the end, he realizes he had feelings for her when he lets Amy win the Jimmy Jabs games.
23 THEIR COUPLE NAME
Without a doubt, fans love Jake and Amy. They're one of the most popular TV couples. There have been many popular couples over the years. Fans love to give these couples a name. This goes for both real and TV couples. Fans have dubbed Jake and Amy, Peraltiago. Jake and Amy's super couple name is quite popular with fans. The names are a combo of their last names Peralta and Santiago. The super couple name's catchy and funny, which is always positive. It remains popular with fans.
22 AMY BREAKS HER RULE ABOUT NOT DATING COPS FOR JAKE
At one point, it felt as if Amy and Jake had no chance. Clearly, he had a huge crush on her. In fact, he flirts with her in the pilot. However, it was a bit harder to tell what Amy felt. Mainly because of her rule. She had a no dating fellow cops rule. In the past, anytime she did it never worked out. Jake and fans all over the world were sad. Luckily, Amy decides to break her rule for Jake. She realizes her mistake and that they're soul mates.
21 JAKE'S ALWAYS BLAMING AMY
The show has many popular running jokes. For instance, Gina's dance troupe or Terry's giant muscles. However, nothing beats Jake's running jokes with Amy. There are so many they deserve a list of their own. Jake is often breaking the rules and getting into trouble. He often tries to shift the blame onto Amy even if she has nothing to do with it. For example, he once arrested the Deputy Commissioner's son. He attempted to convince him that his name is Amy Santiago. Jake clearly loves her but he's always blaming Amy.
20 AMY SMILES AT JAKE'S IMMATURITY IN THE PILOT
Jake's a great cop that loves his work. He's smart, clever, and never gives up. That might be hard to tell because of his immaturity. He likes to joke around, create an alias and play games. That's part of why he's such a good cop. Most girls he meets don't like his immaturity. Well, Amy's not most girls. She pretends it bothers her but it really doesn't. For instance, in the pilot, Jake plays with a toy bear with a camera. He's like a kid with a new toy. It's subtle but Amy smiles at Jake. Turns out she enjoys his immature side.
19 CHARLES REALLY WANTS THEM TO DATE
Fans all over the world really wanted Amy and Jake to end up together. However, there's one person that wanted it more. Charles has been pushing them to date for years. In fact, he's the one who convinces Jake that he likes Amy in the first place. Indeed, he's the happiest when they start dating and faints when they become engaged. Honestly, it's a bit unsettling at times. He cares about them and where things are going. As a matter of fact, there was a time when he was the only one. He always knew they are soul mates.
18 AMY MAKES JAKE A NAKATOMI PLAZA CAKE FOR THEIR WEDDING
There's one thing everyone knows about Jake. His favorite movie of all time is Die Hard. In fact, he wishes he was John McClane. He makes sure that the squad knows how much he loves that movie. He even thinks it's the greatest cop movie. Of course, Amy disagrees with him. Indeed, she's not a big fan of the movie. Regardless, she knows how much it means to Jake. That's why she gets him a Nakatomi Plaza cake for their wedding. In other words, she's a keeper.
17 HALLOWEEN HEIST ENGAGEMENT
The Halloween Heist has become a yearly tradition for the squad. They all want the chance to prove they're the best. It all started with Jake and Captain Holt. However, soon the whole 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. Turns out that Jake has other plans this time. Instead of winning the heist, Jake proposes to Amy at the end. It truly is a beautiful moment in the show.
16 THE WORST DATE
In season 1, Jake and Amy make a bet to see who can make the most arrests. If Amy wins, she gets to have Jake's beloved car. However, if Jake wins he gets to take Amy on the worst date ever. Jake wins and they go on the worst date. Jake is in complete denial about his feelings for Amy. It isn't until the very end of the date when he realizes. They put a pause on the date for a stakeout. Amy briefly flirts with Jake toward the end. He admits later that this was the start of his obsession.
15 TALKING TO AMY HELPED JAKE SURVIVE PRISON
At one point, Jake and Rosa tried to bring down a corrupt cop. However, it backfires and she frames Jake and Rosa. In fact, they both end up going to jail. Jake can barely survive his time in prison. He tries to but he often finds trouble. He tries to get along but it seems like everyone's against him. As a matter of fact, he feels like it can't get any worse. Well, there's one person who can cheer him up. No, not Boyle. Jake and Amy are able to stay in touch. She helps him survive his time in jail. Talking to her always makes things better.
14 THEY HAVE NOTHING IN COMMON BUT TAKE INTERESTS IN EACH OTHER'S PASSIONS
Jake and Amy have very little in common. They only thing they have in common is they both want to be the best. Outside of being cops they have nothing in common. For instance, Jake loves John McClane and Amy loves Harry Potter. Regardless, they both take interest in the other's passion. As noted, Amy made Jake a Nakatomi Plaza cake. Jake also gave Harry Potter a chance. In fact, he admits to feeling emotional when Cedric Diggory passes away. They truly love and care for each other.
13 AMY'S PROUD OF JAKE FOR BOILING AN EGG
Despite being a great cop, Jake lacks basic human skills. He struggles with responsibility and is too busy having fun. He rarely does anything for himself. Jake enjoys using the microwave and eating candy. Well, that's until he starts dating Amy. She helps him grow and is proud of him. For instance, she was full of pride when he boiled an egg. She truly was very proud of him. She was also proud of him when she skated across the station in his socks.
12 THE WATCH PROPERTY BROTHERS
Most TV couples are strange and intense. They break up and get back together. However, Jake and Amy are just a sweet couple. They're not like any other couple. Well, there is one dark secret they've hidden away. On date night, they stay home and watch Property Brothers. They never miss it. In fact, they're fast asleep once it's over. However, this isn't long after they start dating. Indeed, it's right at the beginning. It's not that they lost the passion. This is just what they like doing together.
11 JAKE STARTS EATING HEALTHY
It's safe to say that Jake had some poor eating habits. For instance, his breakfast often consisted of candy, fruit rolls up, something fried, or all three. He never ate actual fruit or vegetables. In fact, he didn't even drink water. However, Amy makes positive changes in his life. He starts eating healthy and drinks water. Indeed, he drinks so much water he can't stop going to the bathroom. Well, he still finds a way to sneak in candy.
10 THEY PRETEND TO BE A COUPLE ON UNDERCOVER MISSIONS
Before they became a couple it was clear Amy and Jake would make a great couple. That's because they had to pretend to be one. In fact, they went undercover as a couple many times. For the most part, it was their idea to be a fake couple. It was these moments that brought them closer. As a matter of fact, they had their first kiss while undercover. To be fair, they're feelings were so strong it was clear they weren't a couple. They were still in the denial stage.
9 THE SHOW DOESN'T FOCUS ON THEIR RELATIONSHIP
The "will they? won't they?" TV couples have been around since the dawn of television. In fact, many famous shows focus on that couple. It was the heart and soul for shows like Friends and That 70's Show. In most cases, the show focuses on the couple. However, Jake and Amy are different. They're important to the show but they're not the show. Indeed, it doesn't even define them. Once they become a couple, the show takes the focus off of them. They both have ambitions and goals to accomplish. It just helps to be with your soul mate.
8 JAKE DOESN'T UNDERSTAND HOW HE'S LIKE AMY
As noted, Amy and Jake are opposites in many ways. They like different movies, music, and books. Well, Jake doesn't really read books. In fact, Amy challenges Jake both personally and professionally. At first, they often clash and disagree. However, Jake soon realizes his feelings for her. Regardless, he still doesn't understand how he likes her. For the most part, he doesn't date girls like Amy. She's smart, eager, and the captain's pet. He usually mocks people like that. Instead, he fell madly in love with Amy.
7 THE RELATIONSHIP DOESN'T DEFINE THEM
Clearly, Jake and Amy are madly in love. They care for each other and are very supportive. At one point, they couldn't stop thinking about each other. They have a strong, adorable and geeky love story. However, it doesn't define them. They're more than just a couple. In fact, they both have their own career goals they want to accomplish. Amy wants to one day become a captain and Jake wants to catch the bad guys. There is no case they can't solve. They both have their own identity and goals.
6 JAKE'S NICKNAMES FOR AMY EVOLVE
Jake and Amy start out as rivals. Of course, their relationship evolves over the years. In fact, Jake's nicknames for Amy are a sign of the growing couple. When they're strictly partners he calls her Santiago. As they become closer he starts to simply call her Amy. When he has feelings for her the name changes again. This time he starts calling her Ames. This is a clear sign that he has a major crush on her. Of course, it changes again when they become a couple. He now calls her babe.
5 THEY'RE STILL HIGHLY COMPETITIVE
Initially, Jake and Amy are just rivals. They're highly competitive and always trying to win. In fact, both are trying to get the Captain's attention. They both just want to be the best. Most fans thought the competition was over when they became a couple. Of course, those fans were wrong. In fact, they're even more competitive. As a matter of fact, they engage in pretty serious trash talk during the Halloween heist. It gets pretty personal. In the end, it doesn't matter because they're truly in love.
4 THE CROSSWORD
Few TV couples compare to Amy and Jake. They're one of the most adorable couples. Their love story is simple with a few twists and turns. The show can always figure out different ways to make them even more adorable. For instance, Jake proposes to Amy after the Halloween heist. The proposal's romantic but the reason is even better. Jake explains the moment he knew he wants to propose. It was when Amy finds an error in the crossword puzzle. She's proud of herself but Jake is just in love.
3 AMY SANTIAGO TRANSLATES TO JACOB'S BELOVED
Most fans knew Amy and Jake would be a couple in the pilot. However, the show wasn't in a rush to make them a couple. Regardless, they drop some pretty major hints. In fact, Amy Santiago's name is a huge clue. Amy (Aimee) is a French name, which means "beloved." The Spanish name Santiago comes from the Hebrew name "Jacob." This means that Amy Santiago translates to "Jacob's Beloved." This was a fun clue the show drops in. However, most fans didn't see that clue.
2 DESPITE BEING COMPETETIVE THEY SUPPORT EACH OTHER
As noted, Jake and Amy start out as rivals. They're very competitive with each other. They'll do whatever it takes to win. Even when they start dating they remain like that. However, they're still very supportive of each other. Before they start dating, Amy considers taking a job in Major Crimes. Jake tries to get her to stay but in the end, tells her to go. Later, he helps her pass her exam to advance her career. The rivalry has more to do with their feelings and there isn't workplace jealousy.
1 THE WEDDING MIRRORED THE STRUGGLES OF THE SHOW
Many fans noticed an eerie similarity between the show's future and the wedding. Jake and Amy's wedding took place in the season 5 finale. Not long after it aired, Fox canceled the popular series. There seemed to be no way to save it. Jake and Amy's wedding goes through a similar situation. Everything that can go wrong does. They try to save the wedding but in the end, they must cancel it. However, a few days later the squad comes together for the wedding. Indeed, they pull it off and have it in the parking lot. NBC saved the show just like the squad saved the wedding.