I’ve only recently started watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine and I’ve already got a series case of “I LOVE EVERYONE IN THIS BAR!” with these characters but Terry was the first one I fell in love with.
Terry Jeffords is a big strong guy who also cares about his wife and two young daughters a ridiculous amount. When his twin daughters were born he got so scared about getting hurt on the job and leaving them without a father that he had a desk job for a year. But by doing that he let down his grownup kids, aka the detectives in his precinct. So with the help of the Captain and Gina (the Captain’s assistant and the kind of person who knows everything) he got his gun back and returned to the field.
Terry is so great because he is a man of many layers. Yes he can easily pick up his co-workers but he also has a minivan and likes to paint and dance. He works out but can’t sleep without whale sounds and a princess fairy castle defeats him. Terry is so great because he looks like this big scary dude but he really is a big softy that cares a lot about his family – both his wife and kids, and his family he has in work.
Terry is also pretty hilarious, especially when he’s trying to look out for his detectives. He is willing to stand up for them but he will put them in their place if they haven’t been pulling their weight or they are making poor judgments. Terry would be the best kind of boss, like he’s a fun boss but you’d be able to tell when you’re close to crossing the line and stop before he gets mad and breaks things.