Jake Peralta’s biggest fans are Charles Boyle and Doug Judy, in that order, because Charles would die for Jake, but Judy puts himself first (not surprising when the alternative is going to jail.)
But have Boyle and Judy ever been together in an episode? Any time Jake is caught having a friendly interaction with any individual besides Charles (and Amy, because no one ships Peraltiago harder than Charles Boyle), Charles becomes shamelessly jealous and territorial. In the first two episodes with Doug Judy, Jake and Rosa work the case together. In season 3 he meets Judy on a cruise with Amy. We never see them together. I’ll have to revisit this question once I watch seasons 4 and 5 again, but my theory is this:
Boyle doesn’t know about Judy. Jake hasn’t told him. Doug Judy is Jake’s piece on the side with regard to his relationship with Charles.
And a quick note on the masculinity theme:
“I love you too and I’m proud of us that we’re able to say it.” – DJ to JP, S3E12
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