The Best Episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Last Updated: Nov 23, 2018

A single-camera 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
2,323 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 8.23
1,485 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 8.13
2,079 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
Writers: Luke Del Tredici
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#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 8.13
2,652 votes
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The Bet

#5 - 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
2,429 votes
Directors: Julian Farino
Writers: Laura McCreary
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The Box

#6 - 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 8.10
1,773 votes
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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 8.08
3,038 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 8.05
2,324 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 8.03
2,705 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 8.02
2,315 votes
Directors: Eric Appel
Writers: Prentice Penny
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Tactical Village

#11 - 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 8.01
2,282 votes
Directors: Fred Goss
Writers: Luke Del Tredici
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#12 - 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
2,477 votes
Directors: Jorma Taccone
Writers: Luke Del Tredici
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Yippie Kayak

#13 - 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
2,703 votes
Directors: Rebecca Asher
Writers: Lakshmi Sundaram
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#14 - 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
2,260 votes
Writers: Prentice Penny
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#15 - 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 7.96
2,970 votes
Directors: Ryan Case
Writers: David Phillips, Alison Agosti
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Full Boyle

#16 - 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 7.96
2,289 votes
Directors: Craig Zisk
Writers: Norm Hiscock
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Operation: Broken Feather

#17 - 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
2,342 votes
Writers: Daniel J. Goor, Michael Schur
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The Oolong Slayer

#18 - 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
2,624 votes
Writers: Gabe Liedman
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#19 - 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
2,703 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
Writers: Lesley Arfin
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#20 - 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
2,478 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
Writers: Luke Del Tredici
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Halloween IV

#21 - 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
3,626 votes
Directors: Claire Scanlon
Writers: Phil Augusta Jackson
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#22 - Christmas

Season 1 - Episode 11

Captain Holt receives death threats and Jake is put in charge of his security, a job he enjoys and abuses as much as he can. Meanwhile, Amy attempts to get the precinct to take a Christmas photo for Holt, but a lack of enthusiasm and Rosa's refusal to smile defeats her efforts. Also, Sergeant Terry Jeffords gets his mojo back.

star 7.92
2,468 votes
Directors: Jake Szymanski
Writers: Daniel J. Goor
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Jake and Sophia

#23 - Jake and Sophia

Season 2 - Episode 6

Jake hits it off with Sophia, a woman whom he meets at a bar, only to find out she is the defense attorney for a perp he is trying to put in jail. Meanwhile, Gina and Charles work to put their relationship behind them.

star 7.92
2,248 votes
Writers: Tricia McAlpin, David Phillips
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#24 - 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
2,007 votes
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The Pontiac Bandit Returns

#25 - The Pontiac Bandit Returns

Season 2 - Episode 10

“The Pontiac Bandit,” aka Doug Judy, is back in custody, after jamming up Jake and Rosa in his previous encounter with them. But when Rosa discovers that Judy knows the whereabouts of the “Giggle Pig” drug leader, Capt. Holt offers the perp a plea deal to help track down the drug kingpin. Meanwhile, Gina and Boyle are nervous that their parents might be getting too close, and Santiago makes Holt a Christmas gift against his wishes.

star 7.91
2,190 votes
Directors: Max Winkler
Writers: Matt O'Brien
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