The WORST Episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2021

Network: FOX

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.

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The Good Ones

#1 - The Good Ones

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 12, 2021

Amy returns from maternity leave. Jake and Rosa work a difficult case.

star 6.81
848 votes
Writers: David Phillips, Dewayne Perkins
Blue Flu

#2 - Blue Flu

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 19, 2021

Capt. Holt and Amy manage an understaffed precinct. Jake and Charles investigate.

star 7.27
615 votes
Directors: Claire Scanlon
Writers: April Quioh, Carol Kolb
Return of the King

#3 - Return of the King

Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired May 2, 2019

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 7.33
1,837 votes
Directors: Melissa Fumero
Writers: Phil Augusta Jackson
The Set Up

#4 - The Set Up

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 26, 2021

When the FBI takes over a high-profile case, Jake keeps digging. Amy and Rosa negotiate with O'Sullivan and the police union.

star 7.38
520 votes
Directors: Maggie Carey
Writers: Jess Dweck, Nick Perdue
Four Movements

#5 - Four Movements

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 31, 2019

Gina spends time with each member of the squad.

star 7.44
2,055 votes
Writers: Luke Del Tredici

#6 - Gintars

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 14, 2019

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 7.47
1,884 votes
Writers: David Phillips
The Lake House

#7 - The Lake House

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 12, 2021

The squad takes Holt up on an offer for a weekend getaway.

star 7.51
689 votes
Directors: Kevin Bray
Writers: Marcy Jarreau, Neil Campbell
Game of Boyles

#8 - Game of Boyles

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 2, 2021

Terry, Jake and Charles visit the Boyle Family Farm. Amy and Rosa help out Capt. Holt.

star 7.51
492 votes
Directors: Thembi Banks
Writers: Madeline Walter, Paul Welsh
PB & J

#9 - PB & J

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 26, 2021

Jake takes an old friend for a ride.

star 7.51
544 votes
Directors: Gail Mancuso
Writers: Jeff Topolski, Lamar Woods

#10 - Balancing

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 19, 2021

Jake and Amy create a system to balance work and childcare. Rosa gets a new houseguest.

star 7.53
586 votes
Directors: Daniella Eisman
Writers: Evan Susser, Van Robichaux

#11 - Casecation

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 11, 2019

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 7.53
1,852 votes
Writers: Luke Del Tredici
Return to Skyfire

#12 - Return to Skyfire

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.55
2,709 votes

#13 - Trying

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 5, 2020

Jake and Amy work an uncrackable case while Holt adjusts to a new beat. Hitchcock looks for the love of his life.

star 7.55
1,395 votes
Directors: Kim Nguyen
Writers: Evan Susser, Van Robichaux
He Said, She Said

#14 - He Said, She Said

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 28, 2019

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 7.56
1,989 votes
Writers: Lang Fisher
The Venue

#15 - The Venue

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.58
2,846 votes
The Night Shift (1)

#16 - The Night Shift (1)

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 11, 2016

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 7.58
4,538 votes

#17 - Debbie

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 27, 2020

When cocaine and weapons are stolen from the evidence lock-up, the squad must investigate the Nine-Nine itself.

star 7.59
1,419 votes
Directors: Claire Scanlon
Writers: Marcy Jarreau

#18 - DFW

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 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.

star 7.59
2,332 votes
Directors: Jaffar Mahmood
Writers: Jeff Topolski
The Slump

#19 - The Slump

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 1, 2013

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 7.59
5,006 votes
Writers: Prentice Penny
The Tattler

#20 - The Tattler

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 24, 2019

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

star 7.60
2,115 votes
Directors: Jennifer Arnold
Writers: David Phillips

#21 - Renewal

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 2, 2021

The squad comes together to work an important high-stakes case.

star 7.60
471 votes
Writers: Beau Rawlins, Stephanie Amante-Ritter

#22 - NutriBoom

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 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.

star 7.61
2,277 votes
Captain Peralta

#23 - Captain Peralta

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 8, 2015

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 7.61
3,139 votes
Directors: Eric Appel
Writers: Dan Goor
Admiral Peralta

#24 - Admiral Peralta

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 2, 2020

Jake and his father deal with unsettled family business. Amy and Rosa work a high-profile case. Terry wants to join the NYPD band.

star 7.62
1,329 votes
Directors: Linda Mendoza
Writers: Neil Campbell

#25 - AC/DC

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 26, 2015

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 7.64
3,149 votes
Directors: Linda Mendoza
Writers: Kylie Condon