The WORST Episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 23, 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.

Return of the King

#1 - Return of the King

Season 6 - Episode 15

When Gina returns to the Nine-Nine, Jake and Terry get drawn into her life. Holt learns that Charles’ son, Nikolaj, may be a genius. Rosa copes with an injury.

star 7.44
1,167 votes
Directors: Melissa Fumero
Writers: Phil Augusta Jackson
Four Movements

#2 - Four Movements

Season 6 - Episode 4

Gina spends time with each member of the squad.

star 7.55
1,411 votes
Writers: Luke Del Tredici

#3 - Gintars

Season 6 - Episode 10

A visitor from Latvia causes Charles and Jake to investigate Nikolaj’s family. Holt and Amy bring in famed forensic scientist Dr. Yee to help close a case for Rosa.

star 7.55
1,268 votes
Writers: David Phillips

#4 - Casecation

Season 6 - Episode 12

Work is so busy for Jake and Amy that they end up celebrating their anniversary while standing guard over a comatose patient in the hospital.

star 7.56
1,199 votes
Writers: Luke Del Tredici
Return to Skyfire

#5 - Return to Skyfire

Season 5 - Episode 8

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.

star 7.59
2,186 votes
The Funeral

#6 - The Funeral

Season 3 - Episode 2

The Nine-Nine gets another personnel change that could put Jake and Amy’s budding relationship at risk. Meanwhile, Terry assists Holt with an important public relations matter, and Rosa and Gina try to convince Charles to rethink his affection for a fellow officer.

star 7.59
2,890 votes
Directors: Claire Scanlon
Writers: Luke Del Tredici

#7 - AC/DC

Season 2 - Episode 20

After Jake injures himself on a case, Terry forces him take time off and rest -- something Jake doesn’t know how to do. Across town, Holt and Rosa try to avoid intimate conversation during a double-date with their significant others.

star 7.60
2,348 votes
Directors: Linda Mendoza
Writers: Kylie Condon
The Night Shift (1)

#8 - The Night Shift (1)

Season 4 - Episode 4

As Jake struggles with his first case back at the precinct, he encounters Jess Day, who is visiting New York, and enlists her to help him find his suspect. Meanwhile, Holt researches ways to increase office morale and Amy tries to figure out why Rosa keeps taking such long breaks. (Crossover with New Girl, season 6 episode 4)

star 7.61
3,864 votes
The Mattress

#9 - The Mattress

Season 3 - Episode 7

Jake and Amy convince the Captain to let them work a case together involving a new street drug, but their new relationship gets in the way. Meanwhile, at the precinct, Charles panics when he realizes he’s damaged one of Holt’s prized possessions and Terry teaches Rosa a lesson in discipline.

star 7.62
2,767 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
Writers: Laura McCreary
The Venue

#10 - The Venue

Season 5 - Episode 6

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.

star 7.62
2,284 votes
Into the Woods

#11 - Into the Woods

Season 3 - Episode 6

Jake and Charles convince Terry to take a weekend camping trip as a much needed "babymoon," but they soon realize it might not be the idealistic weekend for which they had hoped. Meanwhile back at the precinct, Holt gives Rosa some important relationship advice and Amy enlists Gina's help to prepare her for an important presentation.

star 7.62
2,816 votes
Directors: Linda Mendoza
Writers: Andrew Guest
Captain Peralta

#12 - Captain Peralta

Season 2 - Episode 18

Jake's mainly absentee father, Roger, comes to town to spend some time with his son. Jake can't wait to see him, but Charles is skeptical of Roger's intentions. Meanwhile, Holt tasks Amy, Terry, Gina and Rosa with an impossible brain teaser in exchange for Beyoncé tickets.

star 7.63
2,310 votes
Directors: Eric Appel
Writers: Daniel J. Goor
Captain Latvia

#13 - Captain Latvia

Season 4 - Episode 10

Charles enlists Jake’s help in tracking down his son’s favorite toy for Christmas, and the pair finds themselves accidentally facing off against a Latvian criminal ring as a result. Back at the precinct, the team gears up for their annual Christmas carol competition against their sworn enemy: the MTA.

star 7.63
3,613 votes
Directors: Jaffar Mahmood
Writers: Matt Lawton

#14 - DFW

Season 5 - Episode 17

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.

star 7.64
1,855 votes

#15 - NutriBoom

Season 5 - Episode 16

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.

star 7.64
1,811 votes
The Tattler

#16 - The Tattler

Season 6 - Episode 3

Jake and Gina attend their 20th high school reunion. Charles helps Rosa with her love life.

star 7.64
1,480 votes
Directors: Jennifer Arnold
Writers: David Phillips
Defense Rests

#17 - Defense Rests

Season 2 - Episode 14

When Sophia's job gets in the way of her relationship with Jake, Jake tries to smooth things over with her boss. Meanwhile, Wuntch needs Holt's help for a job recommendation.

star 7.65
1,933 votes
Directors: Jamie Babbit
Writers: Prentice Penny, Matt O'Brien
He Said, She Said

#18 - He Said, She Said

Season 6 - Episode 8

Jake and Amy investigate a difficult “he said, she said” case. Holt becomes suspicious after learning his lifelong arch nemesis died in a prison transport accident.

star 7.65
1,346 votes
Writers: Lang Fisher
Karen Peralta

#19 - Karen Peralta

Season 3 - Episode 14

On his birthday, Jake brings Amy to meet his mother, but a surprise appearance by his dad throws a wrench in his special day. Meanwhile, Rosa and Charles struggle with a new mandate regarding body cams while on a stakeout with Terry, and Gina forgets to inform the precinct about an important plan of Holt’s.

star 7.65
2,827 votes
Writers: Alison Agosti, Gabe Liedman
The Puzzle Master

#20 - The Puzzle Master

Season 5 - Episode 15

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.

star 7.66
1,892 votes
Boyle's Hunch

#21 - Boyle's Hunch

Season 3 - Episode 3

Jake thinks Boyle might have met his soulmate in Genevieve, an art gallery owner, and he tries to help set them up. Meanwhile, Rosa deals with inter-precinct theft and Holt seeks Amy’s help with an image campaign.

star 7.66
2,818 votes
Directors: Trent O'Donnell
Writers: Tricia McAlpin
Bad Beat

#22 - Bad Beat

Season 5 - Episode 5

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".

star 7.67
2,303 votes
Adrian Pimento

#23 - Adrian Pimento

Season 3 - Episode 17

When an unstable detective returns to the Nine-Nine after years undercover, Jake doesn’t know what to make of him. Meanwhile, Charles’ rebellious behavior pits him against the precinct’s custodian, and Holt enlists Gina’s help in directing a “fun and informational” video starring himself and Rosa.

star 7.67
2,752 votes
Directors: Maggie Carey
Writers: Luke Del Tredici

#24 - Cheddar

Season 3 - Episode 18

Holt allows Amy and Jake to house-sit for him while he visits Kevin in Paris, but mayhem ensues when Holt’s beloved dog, Cheddar, goes missing under their watch. Meanwhile, a romantic fling between Adrian Pimento and Rosa disrupts Terry and the rest of the precinct.

star 7.67
2,723 votes
Directors: Alex Reid
Writers: Jessica Polonsky
The Slump

#25 - The Slump

Season 1 - Episode 3

Jake has a slew of unsolved cases that he can't seem to close, and the other detectives don't want his losing streak to rub off on them. Meanwhile, Holt asks Amy to run lead on the Junior Policeman Program for at-risk youth, and she enlists Rosa and Gina's help. Also, Boyle helps Sergeant Jeffords with a special case he cannot solve.

star 7.67
3,434 votes
Writers: Prentice Penny