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"48 Hours" is the 7th episode of Season One of the FOX television show Brooklyn Nine-Nine. It originally aired 5 November 2013 to 3.84 million viewers.

Episode Synopsis[]

Jake makes an arrest with insufficient evidence, leaving the 99th precinct only forty-eight hours to find some. Everyone cancels their weekend plans and pitches in. Meanwhile, the Sergeant refuses to go home.


The episode begins with Jake entering Holt's office and calling him Cap'n, to Holt's annoyance. Jake tells him about Dustin Whitman, his primary suspect for a jewelry store robbery. Holt tells him to arrest Whitman once he gets physical evidence, but Jake revealed that he already arrested Whitman with insufficient evidence. Holt tells him that, starting then, he had 48 hours to find evidence, or Whitman would be released by law.

Holt calls for an emergency meeting to address the issue. Amy, who is ready for her date later that night, enters and asks everyone how she looks. Jake plays the sound of a donkey braying on his phone, which was apparently supposed to be a catcall. Holt tells the squad about Jake's mistake, leaving everyone annoyed. Amy asked him what evidence he had for arresting Whitman. Flashback to Jake finding Whitman. Whitman mocked him, calling him "Joke Peralta", and Jake lost his temper and arrested him. Everyone gets mad at Jake, and even Holt doesn't back him up. (Credits roll)

At the kitchen, Holt tells Terry that, since he was tired, he should probably go home. Flashback to Terry falling asleep while doing chin-ups.

Rosa asks Gina to order some pies from Flatbush Diner, as they had the best pies in the city. Gina disagrees, claiming that Crust's pies are better. Rosa asks Charles to settle the argument, but Charles claims that he hasn't been to either place yet. In private, Gina tells Charles that he knows that the pies from Crust were better, but he didn't want to say it as he liked Rosa. Charles tries to deny this truth, but clearly doesn't do a good job.

In the interrogation room, Jake plans his strategy while making funny faces at Whitman. He enters, and tries to get the truth out of Whitman. He gets nothing, and to make matters worse, Whitman knows the 48 hour law. Jake offers to buy coffee for everyone, but Amy just takes his money.

Later, the squad, who had gone to sleep, was woken up by Holt. Jake asks him how come he looked exactly the same even after sleeping in his office. Holt claims that his hair is a mess. Rosa arrives, and Jake complains that she had a nearby apartment and wouldn't let anyone crash there. Rosa claimed that they already knew too much about her, although they actually knew basically nothing about her. Terry reveals that he gave Amy an old T-shirt from his fat phase to use as a nightgown.

At the morning briefing, Jake told the squad that their warrants had gone through, and they had to place him at the crime scene. After Holt leaves, Amy once again starts complaining about Jake ruining the squad's weekend. Rosa defends Jake, even though she was still mad at him. Jake tries to use his infamous guitar tactic to get Whitman to talk, but still gets nothing.

Jake later asks Holt to let everyone else leave, as he felt be for ruining their plans. Holt refuses, saying that they will have the best chances of getting evidence against Whitman if they all work the case.

Jake and Amy are working the case at their desks. Amy says that it was lucky she didn't reschedule her date, as it looked like they were never leaving. She gives Jake some information about the guy she was supposed to go on the date with. Jake, within a matter of seconds, finds out the guy's name: Luke Mueller. Jake told her she could reschedule, as he would get them out in time. Charles and Rosa also start talking about Amy's date, and discussing their ideal first dates.

While Charles and Rosa are working, Gina brings pies from Flatbush Diner and Crust, so that Charles can choose the better one. Meanwhile, Terry starts yawning while talking to Holt, due to being tired. Holt orders him to go home.

Amy, now wearing glasses, gets mocked by Jake about the same. While doing so, Jake gets a breakthrough on the case. Charles, who is tasting the pies, gives Gina's pie a 6 out of 12. He lies that Rosa's pie is the best he had ever had. Terry realizes what they were doing, and says that, to truly decide which pies are better, everyone should try all their pies.

Jake's breakthrough, meanwhile, goes to nothing, as the debit card statement he based his claim belonged to Whitman's wife, not him. Whitman asks for his lawyer. Amy, who had changed for her date again, accidentally sat on a pie.

The ongoing pie taste test appears to be heavily in favor of Crust. In fact, everyone except Rosa and Charles are apparently in favour of Crust. Jake asks Charles if he could borrow his toothbrush, disgusting both Charles and Amy.



Actor Character
Andy Samberg ... Jake Peralta
Stephanie Beatriz ... Rosa Diaz
Terry Crews ... Terry Jeffords
Melissa Fumero ... Amy Santiago
Joe Lo Truglio ... Charles Boyle
Chelsea Peretti ... Gina Linetti
Andre Braugher ... Captain Ray Holt
Dirk Blocker ... Michael Hitchcock
Joel McKinnon Miller ... Norm Scully
Kid Cudi ... Dustin Whitman
Andrew Friedman ... Gil
Jamal Duff ... Zeke
Paul Mabon ... Lou Vargas


Peralta: Hey Cap'n! Got a sec?
Holt: It's "Captain".
Peralta: What did I say?
Holt: "Cap'n." Like "Cap'n Crunch."
Peralta: Alright, but to be fair Cap'n Crunch was a war hero.



  • Jake mentions meeting Regis Philbin in this episode. Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Michael Schur is married to his daughter, "J. J."