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The Best Episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Every episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine!

A single-camera 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.


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The best episode of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" is "The Box", rated 9.5/10 from 8389 user votes. It was directed by Claire Scanlon and written by Luke Del Tredici. "The Box" aired on 4/1/2018 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "HalloVeen".

  • The Box
    9.5/10 8,389 votes

    #1 - The Box

    Season 5 Episode 14 - Aired 2018-04-01

    As Jake begins an intense interrogation of a wily dentist suspected of murder, an opera-bound Holt jumps in to assist. Sterling K. Brown guest-stars.

    Director: Claire Scanlon

    Writer: Luke Del Tredici

  • HalloVeen
    9.4/10 5,767 votes

    #2 - HalloVeen

    Season 5 Episode 4 - Aired 2017-10-17

    Jake pulls off a major surprise during the squad's annual Halloween heist, a cutthroat competition to claim the coveted title of Amazing Human/Genius.

    Director: Jamie Babbit

    Writer: Daniel J. Goor

  • The Last Day
    9.2/10 3,776 votes

    #3 - The Last Day

    Season 8 Episode 9 - Aired 2021-09-16

    The squad takes stock of its eight years together and looks toward the future.

    Director: Claire Scanlon, Linda Mendoza

    Writer: Daniel J. Goor, Luke Del Tredici, Audrey Goodman

  • Jake & Amy
    9.1/10 4,071 votes

    #4 - Jake & Amy

    Season 5 Episode 22 - Aired 2018-05-20

    When Jake and Amy suffer a wedding day crisis, the Nine-Nine attempts to salvage the nuptials. Holt receives news on his bid for the commissioner job.

    Director: Daniel J. Goor

    Writer: N/A

  • Lights Out
    9.1/10 3,845 votes

    #5 - Lights Out

    Season 7 Episode 13 - Aired 2020-04-23

    Amy takes charge of the Nine-Nine during a citywide blackout, while Jake hits one snag after another as he races to her side.

    Director: Daniel J. Goor

    Writer: Daniel J. Goor, Luke Del Tredici

  • Johnny and Dora
    9.0/10 4,282 votes

    #6 - Johnny and Dora

    Season 2 Episode 23 - Aired 2015-05-17

    Jake and Amy go undercover to catch an infamous identity thief, and the squad is rocked by an unexpected farewell.

    Director: Dean Holland

    Writer: Luke Del Tredici

  • Cinco de Mayo
    9.0/10 3,720 votes

    #7 - Cinco de Mayo

    Season 6 Episode 16 - Aired 2019-05-09

    Mayhem and double-crossing overtake the squad as they try to distract Terry from his lieutenant's exam by kicking off the Halloween Heist on a new day.

    Director: Rebecca Asher

    Writer: David Phillips

  • Halloween III
    8.9/10 3,913 votes

    #8 - Halloween III

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2015-10-25

    For their annual Halloween heist, Jake and Holt draft teams and compete to steal a crown. But Amy's divided loyalties leave her out in the cold.

    Director: Michael McDonald

    Writer: David Phillips

  • Greg and Larry
    8.9/10 3,522 votes

    #9 - Greg and Larry

    Season 3 Episode 23 - Aired 2016-04-19

    Jake and the team scour the hospital for a captive Captain Holt, while Amy and Charles book it back to New York to help their friends.

    Director: Daniel J. Goor

    Writer: Phil Augusta Jackson, Andrew Guest

  • Suicide Squad (2)
    8.9/10 3,347 votes

    #10 - Suicide Squad (2)

    Season 6 Episode 18 - Aired 2019-05-16

    To right a wrong, the Nine-Nine teams up with the worst of the worst of the NYPD. Terry sinks into deep denial about his future.

    Director: Daniel J. Goor

    Writer: Daniel J. Goor, Luke Del Tredici

  • Charges and Specs
    8.8/10 4,297 votes

    #11 - Charges and Specs

    Season 1 Episode 22 - Aired 2014-03-25

    Jake risks suspension when the commissioner shuts down his investigation of a civic leader and he gets Amy and Holt to help him work the case anyway.

    Director: Akiva Schaffer

    Writer: Gil Ozeri, Gabe Liedman

  • Moo Moo
    8.8/10 5,139 votes

    #12 - Moo Moo

    Season 4 Episode 16 - Aired 2017-05-02

    After getting stopped and mistreated by an unfamiliar cop, Terry receives some disappointing advice from Holt about how to handle the profiling.

    Director: Maggie Carey

    Writer: N/A

  • The Bet
    8.7/10 4,444 votes

    #13 - The Bet

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2014-01-14

    After Jake and Amy's bet about who can make more arrests is finally settled, the two go on a stakeout where Jake reevaluates their relationship.

    Director: Julian Farino

    Writer: Laura McCreary

  • Halloween II
    8.7/10 4,090 votes

    #14 - Halloween II

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2014-10-19

    For their annual Halloween wager, Jake bets Holt that he can steal his watch before midnight, and Gina gets kicked off her dance squad, Floorgasm.

    Director: Eric Appel

    Writer: Prentice Penny

  • Yippie Kayak
    8.7/10 3,526 votes

    #15 - Yippie Kayak

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2015-12-13

    A last-minute Christmas shopping trip lands Jake, Gina and Charles in the middle of a "Die Hard"-like hostage crisis.

    Director: Rebecca Asher

    Writer: Lakshmi Sundaram

  • 99
    8.7/10 3,406 votes

    #16 - 99

    Season 5 Episode 9 - Aired 2017-12-05

    After missing their flight home from a funeral in LA, Jake and the squad scramble to get Holt back to New York in time for a big interview.

    Director: Payman Benz

    Writer: Andy Bobrow

  • Hitchcock & Scully
    8.7/10 3,826 votes

    #17 - Hitchcock & Scully

    Season 6 Episode 2 - Aired 2019-01-17

    Jake and Charles investigate a case of Hitchcock and Scully's from the 1980s. Meanwhile, Amy's uniformed officers and Terry's detectives fight over limited resources.

    Director: Cortney Carrillo

    Writer: Lang Fisher

  • Ransom
    8.7/10 2,824 votes

    #18 - Ransom

    Season 7 Episode 12 - Aired 2020-04-16

    Holt turns to Jake for help after a family member goes missing. Rosa battles Amy's ex for a coveted prize. Boyle and Terry team up on a business scheme.

    Director: Rebecca Asher

    Writer: Nick Perdue, Beau Rawlins

  • Bureau
    8.6/10 3,081 votes

    #19 - Bureau

    Season 3 Episode 22 - Aired 2016-04-12

    With help from an old friend of Holt's, the gang sneaks into the FBI to find dirt on the double agent. An inmate puts Charles in an awkward position.

    Director: Ryan Case

    Writer: David Phillips, Alison Agosti

  • Halloween IV
    8.6/10 3,481 votes

    #20 - Halloween IV

    Season 4 Episode 5 - Aired 2016-10-18

    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.

    Director: Claire Scanlon

    Writer: Phil Augusta Jackson

  • Safe House
    8.6/10 3,114 votes

    #21 - Safe House

    Season 5 Episode 12 - Aired 2018-03-18

    After a threat from Murphy, Holt stashes husband Kevin in a safe house with Jake. Rosa goes undercover at a salon. Scully reveals an actual skill.

    Director: Nisha Ganatra

    Writer: Andy Gosche

  • Ding Dong
    8.6/10 2,946 votes

    #22 - Ding Dong

    Season 7 Episode 7 - Aired 2020-03-12

    Holt risks his career by refusing to let his greatest nemesis have the last word. Boyle and Terry compete for Jake's tickets to an exclusive kid event.

    Director: Claire Scanlon

    Writer: Jess Dweck

  • Dillman
    8.6/10 2,733 votes

    #23 - Dillman

    Season 7 Episode 9 - Aired 2020-03-26

    When an apparent prank destroys a key piece of evidence, Holt taps the best detective he knows to interrogate the squad and bring the culprit to justice.

    Director: Kyra Sedgwick

    Writer: Madeline Walter, Paul Welsh

  • The Chopper
    8.5/10 3,278 votes

    #24 - The Chopper

    Season 2 Episode 22 - Aired 2015-05-10

    Holt worries Jake is being set up to fail when Wuntch green lights his dream assignment, and Terry hosts a field trip for a magnet school.

    Director: Phil Traill

    Writer: Tricia McAlpin, David Phillips

  • Crime & Punishment
    8.5/10 2,950 votes

    #25 - Crime & Punishment

    Season 4 Episode 22 - Aired 2017-05-23

    When Jake and Rosa find themselves framed for a crime they didn't commit, the squad must cook up an exceptionally creative solution.

    Director: Daniel J. Goor

    Writer: N/A