The BEST episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 5

Every episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 5, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 5!

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.

Last Updated: 5/4/2024Network: NBCStatus: Ended
Jake & Amy
2422 votes

#1 - Jake & Amy

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/20/2018

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.

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The Box
2719 votes

#2 - The Box

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired 4/1/2018

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.

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3476 votes

#3 - HalloVeen

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/17/2017

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.

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Safe House
2552 votes

#4 - Safe House

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/18/2018

After Seamus threatens Kevin, Holt devises an elaborate plan to hide him in a safe house, with Jake as his guard. Kevin is miserable as the 99 works overtime to find Seamus and take him down.

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2826 votes

#5 - 99

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/5/2017

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.

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Game Night
2847 votes

#6 - Game Night

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/12/2017

Rosa begs Jake to help her break some big news to her parents, but her plan is thrown off when they wrongly assume the two are dating.

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The Negotiation
2497 votes

#7 - The Negotiation

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/25/2018

Jake is called upon to negotiate a hostage situation with a jewel thief, only to discover that the culprit seems to be a familiar face. Amy and Gina help Charles with the high demands of his new food truck, and Holt panics when a member of the Police Commissioner selection committee decides to interview Hitchcock about Holt.

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Bachelor/ette Party
2322 votes

#8 - Bachelor/ette Party

Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/29/2018

Charles plans an elaborate scavenger hunt for Jake's bachelor party, but the day goes awry when the guys decide to take some short cuts instead. Meanwhile, Amy's bachelorette party escalates when the ladies realize she previously slept with a member of her soon-to-be wedding band.

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The Big House (2)
3341 votes

#9 - The Big House (2)

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/3/2017

When the warden asks Jake to investigate Romero's drug smuggling operation, Jake and Caleb find themselves caught between the loyalty Jake has sworn to both of them. Meanwhile, Amy is offered a deal by a local mobster who claims he can prove that Hawkins is guilty, but Holt and the rest of the gang think they have a safer plan.

Directors: Eric Appel
Writer: Andrew Guest
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The Big House (1)
3555 votes

#10 - The Big House (1)

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/26/2017

Jake and Rosa assimilate to their new lives behind bars, but both are coping in very different ways. Jake bonds with his cellmate, Caleb, and is forced to join a prison gang led by notorious inmate Romero, in order to gain his protection. Meanwhile, in the women's prison, Rosa puts Holt and Terry to the test by having them complete outrageous favors for her. Back in the precinct, Amy and Charles are doing all they can to exonerate their colleagues

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Show Me Going
2305 votes

#11 - Show Me Going

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/6/2018

When Rosa responds to an active shooter alert, the rest of the squad is forced to stay back, desperately fearing for her safety. Feeling helpless, Jake frantically brainstorms ways to offer his assistance, Terry faces an existential crisis and Gina and Amy try to make themselves useful by fixing Rosa's broken toilet.

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White Whale
2277 votes

#12 - White Whale

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/13/2018

Rosa and Amy team up to take down their "white whale" suspect - a ruthless killer who has managed to elude them for seven years - while Terry helps Jake tackle his wedding planning chores. Then, Captain Holt and his rival, Olivia Crawford, try to convince each other to step down in the campaign for Commissioner.

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Two Turkeys
2860 votes

#13 - Two Turkeys

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/21/2017

Jake and Amy attempt to get their parents to bond over Thanksgiving dinner, but their first holiday together as a family does not go well. Meanwhile, at the precinct, Holt and Kevin's special Thanksgiving pie is stolen from his office and Holt searches through the ranks for the possible culprit.

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The Favor
2669 votes

#14 - The Favor

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/12/2017

When Seamus Murphy returns to redeem the favor Holt owes him, the precinct searches for a loophole that will allow Holt to uphold his end of the bargain without breaking the law.

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Bad Beat
2837 votes

#15 - Bad Beat

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/7/2017

To track down the infamous arms dealer Dan "Daniel" Valdano, Jake and Terry go undercover at an illegal gambling club, but when Holt gets involved to coach the two in the art of poker, his addiction resurfaces. Meanwhile, Boyle buys a food truck that was formerly used in a brutal string of murders without telling his investor, Amy, and Hitchcock and Scully challenge Rosa to a "Butt-lympics".

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3287 votes

#16 - Kicks

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/10/2017

Now that he's officially back at the precinct and desperate to solve a real case, Jake finds a loophole to get out of his temporarily designated desk duty. Unfortunately, that loophole rests on his ability to pass an official evaluation performed by Holt. While Charles provides Jake with moral support, Terry and Amy help Rosa, who believes Pimento may be cheating on her.

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Gray Star Mutual
2365 votes

#17 - Gray Star Mutual

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/22/2018

When a fire destroys Charles' food truck, Pimento unexpectedly shows up to the scene as the insurance agent. Meanwhile, Rosa helps Amy to see that it’s okay to get excited about picking her wedding dress, and Gina and Terry coach Holt in the art of social media.

Directors: Jaffar Mahmood
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The Puzzle Master
2439 votes

#18 - The Puzzle Master

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired 4/8/2018

Jake surprises Amy with an investigation into a string of arsons connected to her favorite crossword puzzle author, Vin Stermley. Meanwhile, Gina helps Holt jazz up his Commissioner candidate speech, and Terry, Rosa, Hitchcock and Scully argue over who is most deserving of the new detective car.

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2394 votes

#19 - NutriBoom

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired 4/15/2018

Jake and Charles realize that they’ve been suckered into the cult-like NutriBoom pyramid scheme, and must find a way to sever their contracts.

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2449 votes

#20 - DFW

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired 4/15/2018

Jake invites his newly discovered half-sister to stay with him in New York, but when he and Amy realize she’s a bit of a nightmare, they must find a way to get her back home to Dallas.

Directors: Jaffar Mahmood
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The Venue
2869 votes

#21 - The Venue

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/14/2017

The always unwelcome Vulture pops back into Jake and Amy’s lives, threatening to swoop in and take something important away from them. Meanwhile, Boyle and Rosa must track down "Sergeant Peanut Butter," the kidnapped NYPD horse that Charles envies, and Holt challenges Terry to be less image-conscious.

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Return to Skyfire
2732 votes

#22 - Return to Skyfire

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/28/2017

When DC Parlov returns to the precinct to report his latest manuscript being stolen, Terry, Jake and Rosa go undercover at a fantasy convention to catch the culprit.

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