The WORST Episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 30, 2020

Network: FOX

An 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 - 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 7.34
1,584 votes
Directors: Melissa Fumero
Writers: Phil Augusta Jackson
Four Movements

#2 - Four Movements

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 31, 2019

Gina spends time with each member of the squad.

star 7.46
1,794 votes
Gintars

#3 - 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 7.50
1,639 votes
Casecation

#4 - Casecation

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 11, 2019

star 7.53
1,601 votes
Writers: Luke Del Tredici
Return to Skyfire

#5 - 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 7.56
2,517 votes
He Said, She Said

#6 - 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 7.57
1,727 votes
Writers: Lang Fisher
The Venue

#7 - 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 7.59
2,652 votes
The Night Shift (1)

#8 - 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 7.59
4,348 votes
Writers:
DFW

#9 - 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 7.60
2,139 votes
Trying

#10 - 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 7.60
986 votes
Directors: Kim Nguyen
Writers: Evan Susser, Van Robichaux
The Slump

#11 - 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 7.60
4,744 votes
Writers: Prentice Penny
The Tattler

#12 - 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 7.62
1,853 votes
Directors: Jennifer Arnold
Writers: David Phillips
Captain Peralta

#13 - 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 7.62
2,934 votes
Directors: Eric Appel
Writers: Dan Goor
NutriBoom

#14 - 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 7.62
2,090 votes
AC/DC

#15 - 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
2,946 votes
Directors: Linda Mendoza
Writers: Kylie Condon
Cheddar

#16 - Cheddar

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 1, 2016

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 7.65
3,244 votes
Directors: Alex Reid
Writers: Jessica Polonsky
Into the Woods

#17 - Into the Woods

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 8, 2015

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 7.65
3,422 votes
Directors: Linda Mendoza
Writers: Andrew Guest
Debbie

#18 - 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 7.65
1,033 votes
Directors: Claire Scanlon
Writers: Marcy Jarreau
Admiral Peralta

#19 - 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 7.66
914 votes
Directors: Linda Mendoza
Writers: Neil Campbell
The Puzzle Master

#20 - The Puzzle Master

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 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.

star 7.66
2,167 votes
The Mattress

#21 - The Mattress

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 15, 2015

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 7.66
3,379 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
Writers: Laura McCreary
Captain Latvia

#22 - Captain Latvia

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 13, 2016

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 7.67
3,984 votes
Directors: Jaffar Mahmood
Writers: Matt Lawton
The Funeral

#23 - The Funeral

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 4, 2015

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 7.67
3,585 votes
Directors: Claire Scanlon
Writers: Luke Del Tredici
Gray Star Mutual

#24 - Gray Star Mutual

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 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.

star 7.67
2,076 votes
Directors: Jaffar Mahmood
Writers:
The Tagger

#25 - The Tagger

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 24, 2013

When Jake is late for roll call, Captain Ray Holt assigns him to a graffiti case that Jake feels is below his level. However, when the culprit turns out to be the Deputy Commissioner’s son, the case becomes a major problem. Meanwhile, Gina’s psychic friend visits the precinct and gets inside Charles.

star 7.67
5,106 votes
Directors: Craig Zisk
Writers: Norm Hiscock