"48 Hours" is the 7th episode of Season 1 of the FOX television show Brooklyn Nine-Nine. It originally aired 5 November 2013 to 3.84 million viewers.

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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.


Jake informs Holt that he just conducted an investigation into a jewelry store robbery and found a suspect in the case, Dustin Whitman. Despite lack of proper evidence, Jake already arrested Whitman due to mocking him and placed him on jail. Holt tells Jake that they need firm evidence on the case or Whitman will be released by law.

This causes anger in the precinct as everyone is forced to spend their weekend on the precinct, especially Amy who was set to go on a date. Terry begins showing little signs of sleep and working out excessively, worrying Holt. Terry informs him that he has been working out ever since his brother-in-law, Zeke, stayed in their house, making him look weak. Meanwhile, Boyle gets into a pie contest between Gina and Rosa for their respective restaurants. Despite hating Rosa's pie, Boyle lies due to his feelings for her.

Jake sends Scully to New Jersey to check Whitman's alibi. Unfortunately, the alibi turns out to be true. However, Jake finally finds out that Whitman went to prison and had a friend, who was the one robbing the store with Whitman's M.O. to ensure Whitman's alibi and then split the money. This sends Whitman to prison and prevents the precinct from being sued by the District Attorney. Jake decides to compensate the others for wasting their weekend by covering their shifts (except Amy's). Zeke visits the precinct and continues making fun of Terry until Holt lies about Terry leading a raid into a Russian Mafia in an attempt to show his strength. Holt then has Terry sleep in his office.


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 ... Officer Lou


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.

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  • Jake mentions meeting Regis Philbin in this episode. Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Michael Schur is married to his daughter, "J. J."
  • The episode scored 3.84 million U.S. viewers.

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