Season seven ended with Jake and Amy (Melissa Fumero), a sergeant who oversees uniformed officers, having a baby. They named the baby Mac, after John McLane, the character Bruce Willis played in Die Hard. But Brooklyn Nine-Nine is set in present day New York, more than 30 years since that fateful holiday party where Alan Rickman‘s Hans Gruber was taken down. Now, it seems hard to imagine Jake or Amy looking at what’s happened in the world while still feeling comfortable about their jobs, especially with a new baby. It’s hard to imagine that Holt or Terry, two Black police officers, or Rosa (Stephanie Beatriz) and Amy, two Latina police officers, would be able to ignore what’s happening in the world and continue with their jobs as usual.
There are solutions to this. Make season eight the last and have the squad quit and join the movement while figuring out what to do with the rest of their lives. Or as some have suggested on Twitter, just move the whole thing to a post office or a library and don’t even acknowledge it, allowing the show to continue to be the escape many have used it as.