Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 8 Episodes 3 and 4 are set to be released as the show is finally back with Season 8 after a one-year break. The first two episodes of the season have already been released and have set the premise of this season. After such a challenging year because of the pandemic, season 8 talks about social issues even more than they used to.
As we have seen in the first two episodes, Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 8 Episodes 3 and 4 will also show Rosa Diaz working as a private investigator after quitting the New York Police Department.
Captain Raymond Holt and Kevin will also continue to try to work on their marriage in Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 8 Episodes 3 and 4. The viewers will also get to see Jake Peralta and Amy Santiago balancing their personal and professional lives after the birth of their baby, Mac, in the next two episodes.
Episodes 3 and 4 and their following episodes will undoubtedly be influenced by how the pandemic has affected everyone.
The Release Date of Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 8 Episodes 3 and 4 and Where Can You Watch It?
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 8 Episodes 3 and 4 will be releasing on NBC on Thursday, August 19, 2021, at 8 PM and 8:30 PM Eastern Time(ET) or Pacific Time(PT), respectively. Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 8 Episodes 3 and 4 will also be available on Peacock and Hulu a day after its release on NBC.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 8 Episodes 3 and 4 are titled “Blue Flu” and “Balancing,” respectively. Season 8 Episode 3 will mainly show Captain Holt and Amy managing the precinct when most of the staff is absent, with Jake and Charles trying to find out the reason behind it.
Episode 4 will mainly focus on Jake and Amy trying to balance their work and personal life now that they have a baby. Rosa will also get a new houseguest in the episode.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 8 was premiered on August 12, 2021, with the first two episodes being released on the same day. Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 8 is going to have a total of ten episodes, making it the shortest season of the series.
Two new episodes of season 8 are released every Thursday on NBC and on Peacock and Hulu a day later. However, the finale having two parts will be released with a one-week break. Season 8 is going to be the last season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and will end on September 16, 2021.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 8 Episode 1 Recap
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 8 Episode 1, titled “The Good Ones,” focuses on police brutality towards non-white communities that led to many protests after George Floyd’s death.
The episode begins with Rosa Diaz announcing that she has resigned from the New York Police Department and mentions the country’s issues after the Covid-19 pandemic. Captain Raymond Holt later explains that she quit the NYPD to become a private investigator to help the victims of police brutality.
The beginning of the episode also introduces that Amy Santiago is finally back to work after her extended maternity leave due to the pandemic. Furthermore, Hitchcock has retired from the force but is still always virtually present with the squad because he misses Scully.
Meanwhile, Charles Boyle goes overboard when he tries to act with cultural appropriation with Terry after George Floyd’s death and the rise in awareness about the discrimination against black people. Similar to most people, Boyle does not know how to address this issue and tries to do his part to deal with racial discrimination.
He seems to try too hard and takes it to the extreme by trying to dress like black people, going to the same barbershop that Terry goes to, and sending reparations over Venmo to Terry. He also listens to various podcasts related to the subject and has even created a listening sound to make his non-white colleagues feel heard.
Tired of Boyle’s attempts, Terry confronts him and tells him that how he addresses these issues would not help anyone and would only make things weird between them.
Terry also mentions that if he really wants to do something about the problem, he should not do it just to show it to someone, but because it is the right thing to do.
The writers have very wisely used this light-hearted sub-plot to show that listening to some podcasts will not help to curb discrimination in any way, as it is a critical problem that needs to be dealt with seriously.
When Rosa quits the force and does not spend time with the squad anymore, Jake Peralta is hurt because he thinks that Rosa thinks he is a bad person for being a part of the failed system. So, Jake offers to help her when she tells him about a new client who had been assaulted by the police simply because she is black.
While working on the case together, they realize how the system is broken to its core and how the public sentiment towards the police has worsened because of it.
Jake keeps trying to prove that there are still a few good ones left in the department, but Rosa asks him to stay work with her only if he wants to help and not to prove a point.
They realize how bad the system is when they cannot get a cop fired even after they manage to get substantial proof of him harassing a lady only because she is black.
In the end, Jake realizes that both of them just want to help people even though their methods are different and stops being defensive about being a part of the force.
In the precinct, Amy is worried about losing her spark with Captain Holt after noticing that he tries small talk with her. After trying various activities from Terry’s (or Scully’s) book, Holt finally confesses that he and Kevin have separated.
It is a very emotional moment for “Raymy,” as Holt says it has been a challenging year for him to be a black person, a cop, and a human in general.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 8 Episode 2 Recap
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 8 Episode 2, titled “The Lake House,” focuses on Captain Holt and Kevin’s separation. The episode begins with Jake proposing a plan to get them back together, but nobody else agrees to this plan.
Terry suggests that they should go to the Lake House that Holt keeps talking about for bird watching. Jake continues to execute his plan secretly and invites Kevin to the Lake House as well.
Terry also starts helping Jake secretly, and they set up various scenarios to reignite the spark in Holt and Kevin’s relationship.
Meanwhile, Amy is busy with their son Mac as it is their first trip with the baby. Seeing Amy in distress as Mac has trouble sleeping, Charles gives her some parenting tips.
Though she hesitates to let him help initially, she asks for his help, and to her surprise, Mac falls asleep instantly. However, Amy later finds out that Charles has locked Mac in a room by mistake. She uses her motherly spirit and breaks the strong door. When Charles offers some food to apologize, she says that the incident helped her realize why Mac had trouble sleeping.
As Holt and Kevin are not ready to even be in the same room, Jake and Terry take them out of the house to see a corncrake, a species of bird that Holt and Kevin admire.
They finally find out about Jake’s plan after Kevin gets stung by bees while looking for the bird, and Holt asks Jake to stop interfering in his personal life.
Despite sharing some romantic moments with Holt while keeping his eyes closed because of the bee sting, Kevin decides to leave as soon as he reaches the house.
When everyone, including Holt, thinks that there is no scope left for them to get back together, Jake realizes that both of them still have feelings for each other and are just scared of confessing.
He goes to Holt’s room and asks him to talk to Kevin about it. The following day, Holt announces that they finally admitted to having feelings for each other and have decided to work on their relationship.