TVOM: "Everyone has that one person in their life who only comes to them when they need something. It’s a toxic relationship that is hard to escape, especially if that person is someone very close to you. For Jake, that person is his father, who has often been absent from his life for years at a time and only returns when he needs Jake’s help. Because it’s his father and he wants to impress him and have a relationship with him, Jake makes excuses for his dad, always sure that there is a reason for why he’s been so absent. In last night’s episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, we saw Jake come to terms with the fact that his dad is not a good person, relieving himself of the burden of constantly defending him."