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Raymond Holt and Madeline Wuntch are arch-nemeses, having worked as young officers together. Wuntch seems to have unrequited affection for Holt despite his sexuality. The two are shown to mock and taunt each other on every available occasion.


Season Two[]

Chocolate Milk

  • Wuntch is introduced as Holt's arch nemesis.
  • Wuntch fails Holt's precinct.
  • Holt blames Wuntch for his promotion failing.
  • It is revealed in a flashback that Holt and Wuntch used to be friends.
  • Wuntch tried to seduce Holt before he came out as gay, and he believes that's why she sabotaged his promotion.
  • It is revealed that Wuntch didn't sabotage Holt's promotion, she is angry for other reasons.
  • Holt apologises to Wuntch and she passes the precinct.

The Jimmy Jab Games

  • Wuntch refuses Holt's request for help with "Giggle Pig" due to incorrect punctuation.
  • Holt goes behind Wuntch's back and gets a task force.
  • Wuntch tells Holt that she made him oversell "Giggle Pig" deliberately in order to set him to fail.

The Mole

  • Wuntch hires an Internal Affairs investigator to spy on Holt and his task force.
  • Holt finds out and tapes her admitting it.
  • Holt tells her to leave his precinct alone.


  • Wuntch gives Holt a commendation for his work combating "Giggle Pig"
  • She is surprised when he doesn't gloat to her.
  • Holt then changes his mind and shouts "Wuntch time is over" at her.
    Holt Wuntch fight

    Wuntch and Holt fight when they were good friends.

Defense Rests

  • Wuntch asks Holt to recommend Wuntch for a promotion to the Boston PD.
  • Holt is forced to make a decision: give her a good recommendation so that she leaves the NYPD, or sabotage her despite the fact that she would remain in New York.
  • Holt eventually decides to giver her a good recommendation.
  • Wuntch tells Holt that she negotiated a more local promotion so she won't be moving.
  • Wuntch says that she knows he wouldn't have recommended her if he thought she didn't deserve it and kisses him, leaving him confused.

The Chopper

  • Holt thinks that Wuntch wants to take over his case but instead she says she will give him anything he wants.
  • Holt realises that Wuntch wanted him to succeed since it has given her an excuse to promote him to a boring desk job.
    Wuntch Holt

    Wuntch tries to seduce Holt.

Johnny and Dora

  • Holt finds a rude letter that Wuntch wrote about the Chief which he can use to overturn his promotion.
  • Wuntch asks Holt how she knows he's not wearing a wire and slowly pats him down.
  • Wuntch threatens to relocate Holt's squad if he won't comply and Holt agrees to take the promotion.

Season Three[]

New Captain

  • Wuntch refuses to let Holt improve the PR department.
  • The two fight over whether the mascot should be a pigeon and Wuntch forces Holt to name it.
  • Wuntch forces Holt to wear the pigeon costume.

The Oolong Slayer

  • Wuntch assigns Bob to watch over Holt, which humiliates him.
  • Wuntch is very angry when she finds that Holt has been secretly working the case. She suspends him for a week.

Season Six[]

The Suicide Squad

  • Holt refuses to trust Wuntch as part of Peralta's plan to take down John Kelly, so assigns Rosa and Terry to keep tabs on her.
  • To keep Wuntch on their side, Jake forces Holt to apologise to her for everything, including pushing her into Michelle Obama.
  • When Wuntch becomes the Acting Commissioner after Kelly's suspension, she demotes Holt to patrol officer after he gloated about becoming a detective after one month, which broke regulation.

List of Holt-Wuntch Insults[]

List of Holt-Wuntch Insults
Insulter Insult Episode
Holt "But if you're here, who's guarding Hades?" Chocolate Milk
"From your expression, I would've guessed constipated or chilly."
Wuntch "Do you want to say something? Something in the form of groveling?
"Was this prepared by a recent immigrant? The Jimmy Jab Games
Holt "After twenty years, I'd think you'd get used to me slam-dunking in your face."
"Madeline. I wondered why all the birds had suddenly stopped singing." The Mole
Wuntch "When, oh when will you quit Police Work and pursue your dream of poetry?"
"Maybe that's why the birds stopped singing. Out of respect for the death of your career."
Holt "Wuntch-Time is over!" Stakeout
"I need a witness in case her head starts spinning around or if she turns into a she-wolf." The Defense Rests
"That's so close to Salem! You do know what they do to witches up there, don't you?"
"And why aren't you clenching your little rat hands in anger?" The Chopper
Wuntch "And you handed it to me on a platter with your little rat hands."
"You plea for your job back, I refuse. You start weeping like a war widow." Johnny and Dora
Holt "Don't count your gross fish babies before they've hatched, Madeline."
Wuntch "Hello, Raymond. You're looking old and sickly." New Captain
Holt "I thought surely you'd be still crushed under that house in Munchkinland."
Wuntch "I like what you've done to your office, Raymond. It's cozy, like a shoebox one buries a dead hamster in."
"There it is! The shriveled husk of Raymond Holt." The Oolong Slayer
Holt "Look, Gina! Is that a talking raisin?"
Wuntch "You know what else shows how much you've matured? Your withered face." The Suicide Squad
"Why don't you wait a week? You'll probably die of old age."
Holt "The only way I'm going to die is if you touch me with one of your bony fingers and drag me across the River Styx, you reaper."
Wuntch "Here's your bug back. It's not an actual bug, so don't eat it, you lizard."
Holt "No, I meant a human and a rotted jack-o'-lantern."
"What does that human blister want now?" Ding Dong
"Has she perhaps transferred me to the swamps of New Jersey so I can patrol the sinkhole where she was spawned?"
"Maybe Madeline wants to inform us all that she's a Cheuksin."
"As Wuntch says when she sees deoderant, I'm not buying it."
"If she were dead, we would be hearing the sounds of children singing in the streets."
"Same reason she visits Mexico every year and sucks the blood out of goats. For kicks."
"Madeline smelled like dog crap. From a sick dog."
"Madeline Wuntch will not soon be forgotten. Trick or Treaters will dress like her for generations."