Brooklyn Nine-Nine 4x08
Terry (Terry Crews) and Jake (Andy Samberg) on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine.' Fox/Brooklyn Nine-Nine Official Facebook Page

Terry (Terry Crews) meets his boyhood hero, Gina (Chelsea Peretti) fights for the venue of the Boyle family vacation and Amy (Melissa Fumero) picks Kevin’s (Marc Evan Jackson) side over Holt’s (Andre Braugher) on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” season 4, episode 8 (Brooklyn Nine-Nine 4x08).

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.

Jake (Andy Samberg) grabs the case of famous author D.C. Parlov (Fred Melamed), who is Terry’s boyhood hero. Jake insists that it will be a good thing for Terry to meet Parlov, who is receiving death threats from a fan. Terry is initially hesitant to join Jake in solving the case but he agrees anyway. They both proceed to attend Parlov’s local book event hoping to catch the culprit, but they soon find out that it was Parlov’s former assistant who wrote the death threats. They both arrest the suspect, although Terry is disappointed to find out that his favourite author is actually not the one who autographed his prized book.

Holt and his husband Kevin talk to Amy about a math puzzle they were arguing about over dinner. Amy sides with Kevin, annoying Holt in the process. Rosa (Stephanie Beatriz) suggests that Holt and Kevin’s real problem is their lack of sex and not the math puzzle, further infuriating Holt. The following shift, Holt arrives at the precinct in a good mood.

Gina is set to join Charles (Joe Lo Truglio) and the rest of the Boyle family in their reunion. Gina tries to convince him to change its venue to Aruba, but Charles stands firm by the family’s decision to hold the reunion in Iowa. Gina takes Charles’ cousin Sam out to dinner to persuade him to have vacation in her place of choice. Sam agrees with Gina, much to Charles’ dismay.

A Boyle council meeting is set for Gina and Charles to convince family members to vote for either Aruba or Iowa as the reunion venue. In the end, the family votes to go to Aruba, but Charles is surprisingly happy about it, noting that Gina is now a true member of the Boyle family and that they’d all share the same grave someday.