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The Best Episodes Of 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'

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There are so many good episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Johnny and Dora" the best, or is "Charges and Specs" your favorite episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine? Or are you all about every B99 holiday episode? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine are, let's rank every Brooklyn Nine-Nine episode from best to worst.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a police procedural sitcom with an ensemble cast of Andy Samburg, Andre Braugher, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, and Chelsea Peretti. The setting is the fictional 99th Precinct of the New York City P.D. In its first season, Brooklyn Nine-Nine won the Golden Globe Award for "Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy."

Vote up your favorite episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and vote down any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series or the season as a whole. It can be painful to put one Brooklyn Nine-Nine episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

  • 1


    October 17, 2017

    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.

  • 2

    Jake & Amy

    May 20, 2018

    Season 5, Episode 22

    A look back on Jake and Amy's relationship throughout Season 2 of Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

  • 3

    The Bet

    January 14, 2014

    SeriesBrooklyn Nine-Nine

    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.

  • 4


    October 22, 2013

    Season 1, Episode 6

    It's Halloween night, a busy time of the year for any police precinct. Amy detests the holiday, and is unhappy when she has to don a costume to go undercover on street patrol with Charles. Back at the precinct, Jake bets Captain Holt he can steal his Medal of Valor before midnight, which results in him bringing out some costumes of his own.

  • 5

    Johnny And Dora

    May 17, 2015

    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.

  • 6

    The Jimmy Jab Games

    October 12, 2014

    Season 2, Episode 3

    The squad has time to kill when the arrival of the Serbian President’s motorcade to Brooklyn has been delayed. So, Jake launches “The Jimmy Jab Games,” an annual series of competitions in the precinct. Meanwhile, Terry and Holt take on a new drug task force approved by Holt’s nemesis, Deputy Chief Madeline Wuntch.

  • 7

    Yippie Kayak

    December 13, 2015

    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.

  • 8

    Moo Moo

    May 2, 2017

    Season 4, Episode 16

    Sergeant Jeffords is stopped by a fellow police officer while off-duty in his own neighborhood. When the incident escalates, Terry wants to file an official complaint against him, but Captain Holt has other ideas. Manwehile, Jake and Amy get a glimpse into the difficulties of parenthood and answer some tough questions when they babysit Terry's kids.

  • 9

    The Fugitive Pt. 1

    January 1, 2017

    Season 4, Episode 11

    A mass escape of convicts from a prison van in the streets of Brooklyn sends the entire squad on a manhunt. The only key witness? Former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch. Meanwhile, Jake and Amy place a bet on who can bring in the most escaped convicts - and the loser has to move into the winner's apartment.

  • 10

    Halloween III

    October 25, 2015

    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/genius."

  • 11

    Tactical Village

    March 4, 2014

    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 (guest star Kyle Bornheimer), 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.

  • 12

    Halloween IV

    October 18, 2016

    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.

  • 13

    Windbreaker City

    February 8, 2015

    Season 2, Episode 15

    Jake is heartbroken over Sophia but his spirits are lifted when the squad is invited to a Homeland Security terrorist training simulation. That is, until the agent in charge assigns them the lame role of playing hostages. Meanwhile, Gina administers a psychological exam to Holt, and Amy and Rosa compete for a day off from work.

  • 14

    The Cruise

    January 26, 2016

    Season 3, Episode 13

    Jake and Amy are excited to go on their first real vacation together, but Amy’s perfectly planned cruise ship itinerary is thwarted when they discover an old adversary is on board with them. Meanwhile, Gina and Terry help Captain Holt survive a visit from his sister, Debbie, and Charles and Rosa vie for the same apartment.

  • 15

    Greg And Larry

    April 19, 2016

    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.

  • 16

    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. Meanwhile, Gina and Boyle are nervous that their parents might be getting too close, and Santiago makes Holt a Christmas gift against his wishes.

  • 17

    Coral Palms, Pt.3

    October 4, 2016

    Season 4, Episode 3

    The team makes a road trip to Florida to try to help Jake and Holt take down Figgis. With an unforeseen injury and yet another interruption by Sheriff Reynolds, the plan doesn’t follow through quite like they all had hoped. In the midst of the chaos, Jake and Amy share an awkward reunion.

  • 18

    Det. Dave Majors

    May 3, 2015

    Season 2, Episode 21

    Jake is excited to work a case with the best detective in the NYPD, Detective Majors, until Majors shares his intentions to ask Amy out on a date. Meanwhile, Charles and Gina try to convince Terry to stay at the Nine-Nine when he considers accepting an offer to work at a private security firm.

  • 19

    Pontiac Bandit

    January 7, 2014

    SeriesBrooklyn Nine-Nine

    Season 1, Episode 12

    Jake is interested in one of Rosa's perps, Doug Judy, who has information about the "Pontiac Bandit," a car thief whom Jake has been tracking for years. Meanwhile, the station tries to accommodate a scooter-bound Charles' every need when he returns to work, but he proves to be too much to handle. And Captain Holt struggles to find a home for two puppies.

  • 20

    Beach House

    January 4, 2015

    Season 2, Episode 12

    The team is excited to spend the weekend at Charles's beach house for a detectives-only-getaway, until Jake ruins the fun by inviting Captain Holt.

  • 21

    Halloween II

    October 19, 2014

    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.

  • 22

    48 Hours

    November 5, 2013

    SeriesBrooklyn Nine-Nine

    Season 1, Episode 7

    When Jake makes an arrest without a lot of proof, he only has 48 hours to collect evidence, or else the "perp" will be released. After his unsuccessful interrogation of the suspect, Jake forces his co-workers to spend their weekend helping him crack the case. So, while the team is stuck at the precinct, Charles judges a pie contest between Gina and Rosa, and Holt helps Terry look better in the eyes of his in-laws.

  • 23

    Chasing Amy

    May 9, 2017

    Season 4, Episode 18

    Amy suddenly vanishes hours before taking the Sergeant Exam at Cop-Con, and it's up to Jake and Rosa to find her before it's too late

  • 24

    Season 2, episode 17

    It's the day of Gina and Charles' parents' wedding, and the whole squad is given a job to fulfill for the ceremony. However, Jake and Amy get sidetracked chasing a criminal, and Terry struggles to officiate the wedding.

  • 25

    Terry Kitties

    March 15, 2016

    Season 3, Episode 19

    In an attempt to prove to his old precinct that he’s not a joke, Terry enlists Jake’s help in solving a case from his past. Meanwhile, Adrian moves in with Charles, with mixed results, and Amy invites herself to a hyper-competitive training exercise with Holt and Rosa