I had to do this. I just re-watched the Halloween Heist episode from the new season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and it was perfect. The whole episode was perfection. Halloween heists just get better with every season but this one was the BEST. Because it included Jake proposing to Amy. This post is completely about the proposal because I had to get it out of my system (even if no one reads it). I loved the proposal, I love the words he used, because other than being cheesy and romantic, the scene covered everything about their relationship, both as friends and as a couple and I loved that he used to ‘heist’ to do it. It even covered the ‘title of your sex tape’ bit that had me cackling. Here is a link to explain the ‘sex tape’ story from the show: Every Title Of Your Sex Tape
I’m posting the link to the proposal video but if you don’t want to watch it, I’m going to break it down gif by gif as well because I have the time. Also, I’m kinda obsessed with how perfect it was. Here’s the link: Jake Proposes to Amy
He ended it with
Jake: Amy Santiago, will you marry me?
Amy: Jake Peralta, I will marry you.
So here’s why this whole thing was so special – He chose to propose to her during the Halloween Hiest that they do every year at the precinct, during which they are both insanely competitive because winning it means so much to both of them. He chose to put the words ‘Amy Santiago, will you marry me?’ on the belt that was supposed to be the “trophy” of the heist which he knew she’d win btw. He was confident that she’d end up with the belt in her hand. He chose to do it in storage because that is where they first kissed. I love that they both joked about ‘title of your sex tape’ after he was already down on one knee with the ring in his hand. I love how he hadn’t exactly prepared a speech and just wanted to say what he felt in the moment. He told her he loved how smart she is, before he told her how beautiful she is and he always finds the time to talk about her butt. He mentioned how she doesn’t actually like the ‘Die Hard’ movies but still pretends for his sake because he loves them so much. Now this is important in my opinion because to be with someone does not mean you will love all the same things. But you can understand and love the differences. She made the effort to watch all the Die Hard movies for him. That’s love. He pointed out that she is caring and funny and that she’s the best detective, even better than him. Damn, he really does love her.
And later, when everyone was arguing about how and when he must’ve decided to propose, he revealed this:
I have said this before as well – when you realise you found your weirdo, it will not be a moment that will make no sense to anyone else. It will be something totally random. Jake had an epiphany when Amy complained about the typo in the crossword puzzle. He knew he had found his weirdo. And he knew he had to absolutely marry her.
I think I loved this so much because like every girl I’ve dreamt of a proposal. I don’t think I’ll get my chance. Sometimes you find your weirdo and that’s it. I won’t get my proposal so all I can do is dream of it. And this is legit as close to my dreams as it could get. hehe.
FIND YOUR WEIRDO AND MARRY THEM