*Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 7 spoilers ahead*
Season seven of Brooklyn Nine-Nine has wrapped up and this time, the ending is unambiguous. There is no cliffhanger and things conclude on an upbeat, polished note.
Speaking with TVLine, Nine-Nine‘s co-creator Dan Goor has explained why the writers chose to end things on a “joyfully unambiguous moment.” The reasoning has a lot to do with the fact that they no longer have to worry about the show being canceled before season eight.
“We had resolved the big Holt arc for the year… [and] we found out that we had a season eight earlier [than usual], so we didn’t feel like we needed [a cliffhanger] to convince the network brass that they’ve gotta keep us going,” Goor explained.
The season concluded with Amy giving birth at the precinct, while Jake is trying to get there in time during a blackout. In the final moments, Jake holds up their baby boy and reveals his name.
“There was also talk that the [final scene] could be Jake and Amy holding up the kid to the squad and saying, ‘And we’ve named him…,’ and then cut to ‘Not a doctor, shh!’, Goor revealed.
In the end though, they decided to end the season on a joyful high. Goor added: “It also kind of felt like, ‘This is an unambiguously joyful moment. Let’s just enjoy it.'”
Brooklyn Nine-Nine airs on NBC.