The Best Episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Last Updated: Mar 30, 2019

A ensemble comedy following the lives of an eclectic group of detectives in a New York precinct, including one slacker who is forced to shape up when he gets a new boss.

Charges and Specs

#1 - Charges and Specs

Season 1 - Episode 22

Jake’s investigation of philanthropic civic leader Lucas Wint is shut down by Commissioner Podalski. Still determined to crack the case, Jake enlists Amy and a reluctant Captain Holt to help him uncover more evidence, to help him uncover more evidence, even if it means facing suspension. Meanwhile, Charles is devastated over pre-marital problems with Vivian, and Gina knows just how to cheer him up.

star 8.25
2,438 votes
Directors: Akiva Schaffer
Writers: Gil Ozeri, Gabe Liedman
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Jake & Amy

#2 - Jake & Amy

Season 5 - Episode 22

Jake and Amy's wedding day is majorly threatened, and Charles and the whole squad rush to help save it. Amidst the chaos, Holt hesitates to open the email that will indicate if he has won his campaign for Commissioner, despite Gina's encouragement. Meanwhile, Terry gently pushes Rosa towards a potential love interest.

star 8.25
1,659 votes
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Johnny and Dora

#3 - Johnny and Dora

Season 2 - Episode 23

Jake and Amy go undercover to catch Brooklyn’s most notorious identity thief, and the case brings them closer together – very close. Meanwhile, the entire precinct is caught off-guard when one of their own says goodbye to the Nine-Nine.

star 8.15
2,206 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
Writers: Luke Del Tredici
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HalloVeen

#4 - HalloVeen

Season 5 - Episode 4

The Nine-Nine embarks on its fifth annual Halloween Heist and, as usual, everybody has a plan and no one is safe. Relationships and friendships are tested as the title "Amazing Human Slash Genius" must be snagged by midnight, leaving everyone pitted against each other.

star 8.15
2,804 votes
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The Box

#5 - The Box

Season 5 - Episode 14

Jake embarks on an all-night long interrogation in order to elicit a confession out of a suspect. But when Captain Holt skips the opera in order to stay back and help, the two cops clash over how to get him to talk.

star 8.11
1,928 votes
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The Bet

#6 - The Bet

Season 1 - Episode 13

Jake and Amy’s ongoing bet about who can make more arrests comes to a close. Meanwhile, Charles receives the Medal of Valor for getting shot in the line of duty, but the pain medication he is taking causes him to reveal his true opinions about his colleagues.

star 8.11
2,555 votes
Directors: Julian Farino
Writers: Laura McCreary
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Greg and Larry

#7 - Greg and Larry

Season 3 - Episode 23

After a surprising turn of events in the Nine-Nine’s attempt to track down Adrian Pimento’s hitman, the precinct drops everything when they suspect Holt is in danger.

star 8.09
3,138 votes
Directors: Dan Goor
Writers: Andrew Guest, Phil Augusta Jackson
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The Party

#8 - The Party

Season 1 - Episode 16

The officers in the precinct head over to Holt’s house to celebrate his birthday, but they wind up making a poor impression on his husband.

star 8.04
2,447 votes
Directors: Michael Engler
Writers: Gil Ozeri, Gabe Liedman
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Halloween III

#9 - Halloween III

Season 3 - Episode 5

The third installment of Captain Holt and Jake’s Halloween heist culminates with a tie-breaking competition to claim the title of “amazing detective slash genius.” This year, Jake and Holt split the squad into two teams to help them win.

star 8.04
2,824 votes
Writers: David Phillips
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Halloween II

#10 - Halloween II

Season 2 - Episode 4

The Peralta / Holt annual Halloween bet continues when Jake challenges the Captain that he can steal his watch before midnight. Meanwhile, Gina is upset that her dance team, Floorgasm, kicks her off the squad and Terry confronts her about her bad attitude.

star 8.03
2,436 votes
Directors: Eric Appel
Writers: Prentice Penny
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Yippie Kayak

#11 - Yippie Kayak

Season 3 - Episode 10

Jake, Charles and Gina are involved in a real-life “Die Hard” situation while off-duty on Christmas Eve, and Terry must leave his family celebration to try to save his squad. Meanwhile, Amy tries to prove she’s just as tough as Holt and Rosa.

star 8.00
2,818 votes
Directors: Rebecca Asher
Writers: Lakshmi Sundaram
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Tactical Village

#12 - Tactical Village

Season 1 - Episode 19

The precinct heads to Tactical Village Day, a mandatory training course in which all regional precincts compete. While there, Amy runs into Teddy, a fellow officer she used to date. Meanwhile, Holt becomes addicted to a game on his phone and Rosa is pissed at Charles for not inviting her to his wedding.

star 8.00
2,412 votes
Directors: Fred Goss
Writers: Luke Del Tredici
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Thanksgiving

#13 - Thanksgiving

Season 1 - Episode 10

Amy wants to host a Thanksgiving dinner for the entire precinct, but it turns into a holiday disaster when Holt and Jake have to leave to go catch a perp. Boyle steps in to save Turkey Day.

star 8.00
2,603 votes
Directors: Jorma Taccone
Writers: Luke Del Tredici
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Hitchcock & Scully

#14 - Hitchcock & Scully

Season 6 - Episode 2

Jake and Charles investigate a case of Hitchcock and Scully's from the 1980s. Amy's uniformed officers and Terry's detectives fight over limited resources.

star 8.00
1,293 votes
Writers: Lang Fisher
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Unsolvable

#15 - Unsolvable

Season 1 - Episode 21

When Jake gets the weekend off, he decides to take on a cold case that everyone thinks is unsolvable, but with the help of Terry, the two try to crack the case once and for all. Meanwhile, Amy plans a romantic trip with Teddy and Gina and Rosa let Charles in on one of their best-kept secrets.

star 7.99
2,371 votes
Directors: Ken Whittingham
Writers: Prentice Penny
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Bureau

#16 - Bureau

Season 3 - Episode 22

With Pimento’s life still in peril, Captain Holt calls on an old friend in the FBI to help with a seemingly impossible heist. Meanwhile Amy makes a breakthrough while undercover, and Terry and Gina discover an information leak in the Nine-Nine.

star 7.97
3,062 votes
Directors: Ryan Case
Writers: David Phillips, Alison Agosti
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The Oolong Slayer

#17 - The Oolong Slayer

Season 3 - Episode 4

When investigating a serial killer, Jake enlists Holt’s help in an attempt to solve the case off the radar. At the precinct, Rosa and Amy are forced to deal with demands from an old adversary and Terry discovers a new obsession.

star 7.96
2,734 votes
Writers: Gabe Liedman
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Halloween

#18 - Halloween

Season 1 - Episode 6

It's Halloween night, a busy time of the year for any police precinct. Amy detests the holiday, and is not thrilled when she has to don a costume to go undercover on street patrol with Charles. Back at the precinct, Jake bets Captain Holt that he can steal his Medal of Valor before midnight, which results in him bringing out some costumes of his own.

star 7.96
2,862 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
Writers: Lesley Arfin
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Operation: Broken Feather

#19 - Operation: Broken Feather

Season 1 - Episode 15

Jake and Amy investigate a string of hotel robberies together, but Jake turns on her when he finds out she may leave the Nine-Nine to work in the Special Crimes unit with “The Vulture”. Meanwhile Captain Holt and Sergeant Jeffords strategize to make the precinct more efficient.

star 7.96
2,460 votes
Writers: Daniel J. Goor, Michael Schur
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The Honeypot

#20 - The Honeypot

Season 6 - Episode 7

Jake and Holt clash over the merits of a new hire in the 99th precinct. Terry, Amy, Rosa and Charles try to do something about the cluttered bullpen.

star 7.96
1,025 votes
Writers: Carol Kolb
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Full Boyle

#21 - Full Boyle

Season 1 - Episode 17

Detective Boyle's new romance has upped his swagger, but Jake intervenes before his colleague goes "Full Boyle" and gets too serious, too soon, with his girlfriend. Meanwhile, Rosa and Amy have trouble taking a costumed citizen crime-fighter seriously, and Captain Holt has a new opponent.

star 7.95
2,411 votes
Directors: Craig Zisk
Writers: Norm Hiscock
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Halloween IV

#22 - Halloween IV

Season 4 - Episode 5

It’s Halloween in the Nine-Nine, which can only mean one thing: heist time. This year, the squad members pull out all the stops in their quest to win the new defending title of “Ultimate Detective Slash Genius.” Lines are drawn and plans are made, but there can only be one reigning champion.

star 7.93
3,730 votes
Directors: Claire Scanlon
Writers: Phil Augusta Jackson
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Honeymoon

#23 - Honeymoon

Season 6 - Episode 1

Jake and Amy go on their honeymoon. Capt. Holt finds out whether he is the new commissioner of the NYPD.

star 7.93
1,398 votes
Writers: Neil Campbell
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Undercover

#24 - Undercover

Season 2 - Episode 1

Jake’s undercover FBI operation ends in a successful sting, until he learns one mobster has gotten away. As Jake enlists Charles’ help to track him down, Holt tests the squad’s patience with practice drills.

star 7.93
2,606 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
Writers: Luke Del Tredici
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99

#25 - 99

Season 5 - Episode 9

While the entire precinct attends a funeral in LA, Holt learns that he is in the running to become Chief Commissioner of the NYPD - his dream job. But after missing their flight back to New York, Jake must devise a variety of ways to get Holt back in time for the interview. Forced to stay with some estranged members of the Boyle family, Amy tries to convince everyone that she can be laid back, Terry panics about losing his first-class flight and Charles uncovers some new information about Rosa's personal life.

star 7.92
2,143 votes
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