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"Bad Beat" is the 5th episode of Season Five of the FOX television show Brooklyn Nine-Nine. It aired on November 7, 2017.

Episode Synopsis[]

To track down the infamous arms dealer Dan "Daniel" Valdano (guest star David Figlioli), Jake and Terry go undercover at an illegal gambling club, but when Holt gets involved to coach the two in the art of poker, his addiction resurfaces. Meanwhile, Boyle buys a food truck that was formerly used in a brutal string of murders without telling his investor, Amy, and Hitchcock and Scully challenge Rosa to a "Butt-lympics".[1]


Actor Character
Andy Samberg ... Jake Peralta
Stephanie Beatriz ... Rosa Diaz
Terry Crews ... Terry Jeffords
Melissa Fumero ... Amy Santiago
Joe Lo Truglio ... Charles Boyle
Andre Braugher ... Captain Ray Holt
Dirk Blocker ... Michael Hitchcock
Joel McKinnon Miller ... Norm Scully
Mark Weiler ... Dealer
Chip Chinery ... Don
David Figlioli ... Dan Daniel Valdano
Jay Sincere ... Nick


  • Captain Holt's tell had to be modified for the episode's various dubs, as contractions are a specific feature of English that do not feature in many languages.
    • The European Spanish version changes Holt's tell to using a different past tense, and Jake's revelation comes when Holt says "no debí".
    • In the Latin American Spanish version, Holt uses various intensifiers and hyperbole when he speaks for his tell, such as "completely" and "utterly".
    • The Italian version has Holt employ pronouns, which are commonly omitted in various Romance Languages like Italian.
    • In the German version, Holt occasionally slips a word that means "weird" or "strange".
    • In the Korean version, Holt has the exact same lines as in English, despite Korean having no contractions to speak of, meaning the reveal makes little sense.
    • In the French version, Holt slightly slurs his speech and uses elisions.
  • This episode was initially scheduled to air on October 31 before being pre-empted for Game 6 of the 2017 World Series. However, Amazon Prime accidentally released it on its original intended airdate before it being withdrawn.


  • Jake says that he doesn't know what Captain Holt's tell is, however, in an earlier episode (Season 1, Episode 11 "Christmas") he says that he could tell Holt was lying because the corner of his mouth moves when he lies.
  • Jake's earbud falls out however it is back in his ear after a jump cut.