The Worst Episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine That Will Make You Cringe

As a die-hard fan of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, I have spent countless hours laughing and crying with the detectives of the 99th precinct. But let’s face it, not every episode can be a winner. From cringe-worthy plotlines to lackluster character development, there are a few episodes that even the most devoted fans would rather forget. So, grab your favorite snack and get ready to cringe as we countdown the worst episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
PB&J

PB&J

Season 8 – Episode 5

Air Date: 2021-08-26

Jake takes an old friend for a ride.

The Set Up

The Set Up

Season 8 – Episode 6

Air Date: 2021-08-26

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

Balancing

Balancing

Season 8 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2021-08-19

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

Game of Boyles

Game of Boyles

Season 8 – Episode 7

Air Date: 2021-09-02

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

The Lake House

The Lake House

Season 8 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2021-08-12

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

Blue Flu

Blue Flu

Season 8 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2021-08-19

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

Renewal

Renewal

Season 8 – Episode 8

Air Date: 2021-09-02

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

DFW

DFW

Season 5 – Episode 17

Air Date: 2018-04-15

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.

Return of the King

Return of the King

Season 6 – Episode 15

Air Date: 2019-05-02

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

Return to Skyfire

Return to Skyfire

Season 5 – Episode 8

Air Date: 2017-11-28

When Terry’s favorite author, DC Parlov, returns to the precinct because his latest manuscript was stolen, Terry and Jake convince Rosa to go undercover with them at a fantasy fiction convention to find the culprit. As drama ensues between Parlov and another writer, Terry admits that he’s been writing a book of his own. Back at the precinct, Holt, Amy and Charles take a forensics course, but Charles’ big mouth gets him in trouble.

The Good Ones

The Good Ones

Season 8 – Episode 1

Air Date: 2021-08-12

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

Serve & Protect

Serve & Protect

Season 4 – Episode 14

Air Date: 2017-04-18

Terry’s ex replaces Teddy in evaluating the precinct, but Jake and Rosa are distracted by a burglary case that occurred on the set of one of their favorite detective TV shows.

The Venue

The Venue

Season 5 – Episode 6

Air Date: 2017-11-14

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.

NutriBoom

NutriBoom

Season 5 – Episode 16

Air Date: 2018-04-15

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.

Gintars

Gintars

Season 6 – Episode 10

Air Date: 2019-03-14

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.

Four Movements

Four Movements

Season 6 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2019-01-31

Gina spends time with each member of the squad.

He Said, She Said

He Said, She Said

Season 6 – Episode 8

Air Date: 2019-02-28

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.

Captain Latvia

Captain Latvia

Season 4 – Episode 10

Air Date: 2016-12-13

Charles enlists Jake’s help in tracking down his son’s favorite toy for Christmas, and the two find 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.

The Puzzle Master

The Puzzle Master

Season 5 – Episode 15

Air Date: 2018-04-08

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.

The Tattler

The Tattler

Season 6 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2019-01-24

Jake and Gina attend their 20th high school reunion. Back at the Nine-Nine, Charles helps Rosa with her love life.