‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’: Season 7 Ends With a Wild Finale

Brooklyn Nine-Nine usually goes big when it comes to season finales, and “Lights Out” is no exception. The stakes are high, the storylines are hilarious, and it manages to wrap up an entertaining season while setting up for Season 8.

[Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers for Season 7 Episode 13 of Brooklyn Nine-Nine.]

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Andy Samberg as Jake Peralta, Joe Lo Truglio as Charles Boyle | John P. Fleenor/NBC

There’s a blackout in ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’

In the cold open of the Brooklyn Nine-Nine episode, Terry warns the squad to be on the lookout for “Pedal Pubs,” bike-powered mobile bars that have started being used around the city. Captain Holt then reminds everyone that it is Amy’s last day before she goes on maternity leave.

As Charles, Jake, and Amy discuss what Charles will be called by Jake and Amy’s son, the power goes out. Along with Rosa, they walk out to see that all of Brooklyn has lost power. Jake says he likes blackouts because of how peaceful they are, and then the group hears gunshots.

“Nope, it immediately turned into a purge,” Jake says. “Way to go New York! All right, let’s suit up.”

Scully and Hitchcock work together to eat all of the food from the refrigerator, and then Amy, Jake, Rosa, and Charles realize Holt and Terry are nowhere to be found.

“Guys, where did our dads go?” Jake asks.

It’s then revealed Holt and Terry are trapped in an elevator together, which happens to be one of Holt’s biggest fears. Rosa calls the fire department to get them out, and Amy is left in charge as she is the highest-ranking officer present.

Amy’s water breaks in the ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ finale

As Amy gives out instructions, Charles learns that his nemesis, the horse Sergeant Peanut Butter, is now a Lieutenant. Jake and Charles go to the source of the power loss and discover a car crashed into a transformer. They follow a trail of blood and arrest the driver.

The fire fighters arrive to help Holt and Terry, and as Amy gives out instructions she also asks for a pair of sweatpants. Rosa asks why, and Amy tells her that her water broke. Rosa tries to convince Amy to go to the hospital, but she refuses and says she has enough time.

Holt becomes more and more agitated as they wait to be let out of the elevator, so Terry comes up with a way to calm him down. To distract Holt, the two of them practice the dance to Salt-N-Pepa’s “Push It.”

Jake rushes to be there for the birth of his son

When Amy refuses to leave the precinct, Rosa lets Jake know that Amy’s water broke. Charles makes it his mission to get Jake back in time for his son’s birth. As they wait in traffic, an older woman named Dottie walks up to their car and tells them she can’t get to her apartment because the elevator is not working. Jake offers to take Dottie back to the precinct until the power comes back on.

Throughout the night, Jake runs into more and more obstacles preventing him from getting to Amy on time. Traffic doesn’t let up, Dottie shoots Jake and Charles’ perp, and they realize the blackout was an elaborate ruse to enable a bank robbery.

Jake gets to the hospital in time, but Amy calls and lets him know that she waited too long and has to give birth at the precinct. Because he vowed to get Jake to Amy on time, Charles calls in Lieutenant Peanut Butter for Jake to ride.

The ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ finale ends with Amy having the baby

Back at the precinct, Hitchcock and Scully set up a birthing room using their nap supplies, and Holt and Terry dance to “Push It” to distract Amy from the pain. Jake arrives just in time, and excitedly tells Amy that he “rode a horse” to get there.

At the hospital after the birth, the squad visit Jake and Amy. They reveal their son’s name is McClean, like in Die Hard, and Charles will be called Uncle Charles. Rosa will be called Auntie Ro-Ro because she stayed by Amy’s side the entire time, causing Charles to storm out since “she gets to be Ro-Ro.”