‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ season 4, episode 16 - ‘Moo Moo’
Terry (Terry Crews) and Holt (Andre Braugher) have opposing opinions about handling a fellow law enforcement officer who troubles Terry in his own neighbourhood on ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ season 4, episode 16. Fox/Brooklyn Nine-Nine

On “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” season 4 episode 16, Terry (Terry Crews) and Holt (Andre Braugher) have opposing opinions about handling a fellow law enforcement officer who troubles Terry in his own neighbourhood. Meanwhile, Jake (Andy Samberg) and Amy (Melissa Fumero) babysit the sergeant’s kids while he tries to sort out his problems on “Moo Moo.”

Spoiler alert: This recap contains plot details about season 4 of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” The fourth season premiered Sept. 20. The series is available for Australian viewers to watch on SBS every Wednesday at 8:00 p.m.

Terry asks Holt to give him additional responsibilities so he could do more with his position. The captain tells the sergeant to apply as a city council liaison, a rewarding but challenging opening. Terry is ecstatic, but he is forced to move fast as the application is due the next day. It also requires lot of paperwork for him to do.

Terry is unable to pick up his twin daughters from day care due to his workload. His wife is also out of town. Jake and Amy volunteer to fetch Terry’s girls, but they lose one of the twins’ blankie named Moo Moo on the way home. Terry’s daughters can’t sleep without their security blankets, so he looks around the neighbourhood to find Moo Moo.

The sergeant finds the blankie near his house, but a white police officer named Maldack (Desmond Harrington) stops him and questions his motives. Terry, who is wearing casual clothes and without a badge, doesn’t get a chance to tell the roving policeman that he too is a law enforcement officer. Instead of filing a formal complaint, Terry decides to meet up with Maldack to discuss the incident and make sure that it doesn’t happen again.

Jake and Amy babysit the twins while Terry is out with Maldack, but they panic when the children ask them about the sergeant’s racial profiling. They defuse the situation by giving the kids cake and making them watch DVDs. When it doesn’t work for a second time, Jake and Amy finally talk to the twins about the reality of their dad’s situation.

Terry decides to file a complaint against Maldack, who is unapologetic and insists that he was only doing his job. But the sergeant is bewildered when Holt doesn’t submit his complaint. The captain reasons that it’s the wrong thing to do and that the complainant is usually the one who gets besmirched for blowing the whistle on fellow police officers.

The next day, Holt realises that Terry deserves his justice and files the sergeant’s complaint. The captain invites Terry for a drink at his office and tells him that he didn’t get the liaison position. Holt says that they should drink anyway for “doing the right thing.”


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