"Halloween III" is the 5th episode of Season Three of the FOX television show Brooklyn Nine-Nine. It aired on October 25, 2015.

Episode Synopsis[edit | edit source]

The third installment of Captain Holt and Jake’s Halloween heist culminates with a tie-breaking competition to claim the title of “amazing detective slash genius.” This year, Jake and Holt split the squad into two teams to help them win.[1]

Plot[edit | edit source]

For the episode transcript, see here.

Continuing the annual tradition of Halloween Heist, Jake and Holt set to prove who is the "amazing detective/genius." This time, they must steal the title's crown which is locked in a suitcase in the interrogation room. However, this time, they will now work in teams.

Holt selects Terry and Gina while Jake selects Boyle and Rosa. To her anger, Amy is left out of the competition, as she is both Jake's girlfriend and Holt's mentee, caused both sides suspect she might betray them and spy for the other. Jake and Boyle distract Gina while Rosa manages to steal the crown and put in a vault in Jake's desk. However, Holt monitors him and uses Terry's wife (Merrin Dungey) to distract Jake while he steals the crown. However, Holt disposes the crown on a trash can to distract Jake and the crown goes missing. Meanwhile, Boyle introduces Gina to a friend of him named Nadia (Josh Casaubon) but Gina believes this is part of Boyle's plan to steal the crown and rejects Nadia. However, upon learning of the veracity, she pursues him back. However, she is horrified to learn that Nadia, whose real name is Leo, is actually Charles' girlfriend Genevieve's twin brother.

Learning that a janitor took it from the can, Jake and Holt (as well as their teams) run to the house of the janitor, having to run many floors as the elevator does not work. They finally reach the janitor in the rooftop, only to discover that is Amy herself. She explains she orchestrated the events in order to retrieve the crown, in retaliation for being left out. Amy is subsequently crowned in the bar with the title.

Cast[edit | edit source]

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
Mary Lynn Rajskub ... Genevieve
Merrin Dungey ... Sharon Jeffords
Josh Casaubon ... "Nadia"
Elena Varela ... Random Woman
Kelsey Yates ... Cagney Jeffords
Skyler Yates ... Lacey Jeffords

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Mary Lynn Rajskub only appears as Genevieve after her credit is shown on the end credits.
  • First episode to credit actors portraying Cagney and Lacey Jeffords.
  • Continuity Error. When Amy recounts Hitchcock leaving a tiny crack in Holt's blinds, the crack was gone as she was stepping out of the captain's office.
  • When trying to get janitor Al’s address from Amy, Jake starts to propose to her before she stops him. Two years later (during HalloVeen), Jake uses the Halloween Heist to actually propose to Amy for real.


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