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"Ding Dong" is the 7th episode of Season Seven of the NBC television show Brooklyn Nine-Nine.[1]It aired on March 12, 2020.

Episode Synopsis[]

Captain Holt deals with a personal loss. Jake must decide whether to take Terry or Charles to an exclusive event.[1]


The precinct shows up for a meeting requested by Madeline Wuntch. When the meeting begins, Terry reveals that Wuntch has passed away. Holt refuses to believe it at first, but eventually he is convinced that his rival is dead, overjoyed by the news.

Later, he gets an email from her lawyer, with a pre-recorded video saying she wanted Holt to give a speech at her memorial service. In the video, Wuntch explains that the reason she wants Holt to give the speech is because she knows that Holt will only say crude insults about her, therefore ruining his career forever. Unable to get out of it, he tries to write a nice speech, but he can only write insults about her.

Also, Amy has begun hormone treatments, which have messed up her emotions, and make her sweat an excessive amount.

Meanwhile, Jake tells Charles and Terry that he has managed to get 4 tickets to the world premiere of Kwazy Cupcakes: The Movie. Both Charles and Terry try to convince Jake to take them, as their kids, Nikolaj, and Cagney and Lacey, love the game the movie is based on. Jake says he will think about it, but Charles and Terry are already prying. They bring their kids into work under pretense that Jake has decided to give the tickets to them, but Jake scolds them for doing such a thing. They then try to bribe him with valuable items, but Jake has had enough and decides to let them come to a decision.

At Wuntch’s funeral, Holt runs into a man, Adam, who claims to be Wuntch’s worst enemy. Holt does not believe it, and is actually jealous. Holt and Adam brag about who Wuntch hated the most, until Adam shows Holt a video of Wuntch saying that Adam was her worst enemy. Enraged, Holt decides to give the crude speech, but Amy talks him out of it. He instead decides to team up with Adam to prevent his career being ruined.

Charles and Terry have come to a decision - fight in a makeshift boxing match - to see who will go the the movie premiere. The fight proves to be ineffective, as Charles and Terry quickly subdue each other. Jake, fed up with their behavior, decides to bring neither of them, but instead take all 3 kids to the premiere (which disappoints them initially, but they realize that Jake taking the kids is a relief for them and they laugh over Jake's potential struggles with the kids).

Back at the funeral, Adam and Holt continue to chat. Holt, while having decided not to give the bad speech about Wuntch, has relayed it to Adam. However, when Holt is up giving a kind speech, Amy and Rosa realize Adam has ulterior motives. He recorded Holt’s original speech and plays it over the projector at the funeral. Rosa manages to destroy the video, and Adam reveals he is Wuntch’s nephew, and his befriending of Holt was simply a ruse to ruin Holt’s career. However, Holt reveals that the entire memorial service was fake, as he knew Wuntch had one final trick up her sleeve, and with the evidence destroyed, Adam can no longer expose Holt. At the real funeral, Holt manages to give a truthful speech showing how while he hated Wuntch, he is still sad they they can no longer continue their rivalry, and that he actually misses her.

At the end of the episode, Amy tells Jake that she called her doctor to see if her emotions were a side effect of her hormone treatments, but the doctor said it could be something else. She reveals she took another pregnancy test, which actually came back positive, revealing that she is actually pregnant. Jake is overjoyed at the news and the two lovingly embrace.


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

Cultural References[]

The title is a reference to the song "Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead" from The Wizard of Oz, in reference to Madeline Wuntch's death.


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