Ships. In entertainment, and especially, in fandom, we live and die by them. Which is why every Friday, we’ll be focusing on a couple, analyzing why we ship them, and overall, just proclaiming our eternal love for those couples that make us say:
I will go down with this ship; the #Peraltiago ship if we’re being exact.
YIN TO EACH OTHERS YANG
We know it sounds cheesy, but Jake and Amy complete each other. Not that they weren’t complete people by themselves; they were. We’re just saying that the bond that these two share feels like the yin to each others yang, two pieces of a whole who change the world into a better place by just existing and loving each other.
Also, there’s a lot of mutual respect and love that comes into constructing and keeping alive a relationship like that of Peraltiago. Amy doesn’t just “stand” Jake’s jokes. She goes with it or builds on the jokes because she knows him and cares for what he cares about. As for Jake, he listens to Amy and finds himself shifting his thinking in tiny but significant ways that keep their love going strong.
TITLE OF OUR SEX TAPE
Jake and Amy being horny for each other is the kind of representation we need in our lives. And yes, you read that right. We’re talking about two consenting adults having the hots for each other and letting the other know. There’s no shame, no holding back, and no hiding of what they like. The other turns them on and they feel comfortable enough in their relationship to admit that.
This has allowed them to have moments like Amy dressing up as Holly Genero from Die Hard and Jake losing his mind over it and Amy discovering that Jake had zero abscences during school and losing her mind over it. They’re both wonderful, connected, and honest dorks who know how much they want each other and keep discovering things along the other as a means of keeping their relationship fun and fresh.
THAT’S MY FUTURE WIFE
No matter what they’re doing or who they’re taking down, Jake wants everyone to know that Amy is his girlfriend, future wife, or wife. He doesn’t do this because he’s trying to stake a claim on Amy. Our Amy is her own person and Jake knows it. He does it because he is so proud of her and he wants everyone to know how important they are to each other.
We also love how unashamed he is when talking about Amy. He wants everyone to know how smart she is, how kind she is, and how lucky he is to have her as a life partner. And if that isn’t hot as hell, I don’t know what is. Support like this is why we love Peraltiago and what we hope to see in any and all couples that come after them.
I LOVE YOU
I love these quiet and understated moments where Jake proves how much he listens to Amy. She’s not forcing him into anything. He’s just honestly curious about her life, her ways, and what she can teach him in this world. That’s why he started reading Harry Potter and why he watched a documentary about feminism when he couldn’t sleep. He’s here to grow by Amy’s side and it’s beautiful.
From the little that we know about Amy’s childhood, she has always been a dork; one who never got anyone who understood her or even took the time to get to know her. Then you have Jake. He loves Amy, every neurotic and dorky bit of her and it’s in moments like the one below where it is proved once more how serious he takes their relationship and the life they have built together.
This is what OTP looks like.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 7 premieres Thursday, February 6, 2020 on NBC.