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"PB & J" is the fifth episode of Season Eight of the NBC television show Brooklyn Nine-Nine.[1]

Episode Synopsis[]

Jake takes an old friend for a ride.[1]


Trudy Judy visits the precinct, informing Jake and Amy that Doug Judy has been arrested in Trenton, New Jersey. Jake visits him in jail, where Judy explains that he got arrested as he had an arrest warrant in Trenton, which falls out of Jake's jurisdiction after he cleared his criminal record in New York.

As Judy is about to be transported to South Woods State Prison, Jake agrees to transfer him to the prison so they can have one last fun time together before his incarceration by taking him on a Pontiac Trans Am and both wearing rings with the initials "PB & J" (Pontiac Bandit & Jake). They start their road trip by driving on the Pontiac and giving Judy his last great meal before prison. However, Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio) arrives and tells Jake that he shouldn't trust Judy as he will probably try to escape, and in order to avoid any connection to the Pontiac, has them travel with him on his RV. Jake does not believe him until Judy himself says he will try to escape.

While on the RV, Jake and Judy decide to play a trivia contest: if Jake wins, Judy will not escape but if Judy wins, Jake will let him go. Jake misses the final question when he fails to know if Judy had an earring. However, Jake reveals that he only played the contest in order to buy time as he texted Holt (Andre Braugher) about their location. But Judy states he knew Jake's intentions and he changed his phone numbers so instead of texting Holt, he texted Trudy and his crew is on the way. Jake contacts Holt, who threatens that he will be fired if Judy escapes. In order to avoid Judy's men, Jake rents a Galaxie 500 to drive to prison.

Holt sends a police unit to escort Jake and Judy to the prison. However, Jake gets suspicious when the police indicate he takes a different route and deviates from the route, losing the police escort although Judy confesses they didn't work for him. He decides to use his phone's GPS to get to the prison but he ends up cornered by Trudy and henchmen; Judy changed the destination from his phone while they were on the car. However, Judy is shocked that the henchmen intend to kill Jake, as Trudy hired on Craigslist because Judy's henchmen have been arrested.

Judy gives Jake a signal and they both take down the henchmen. The police arrive and Judy and the henchmen are arrested. Jake and Judy talk briefly before he is taken by the police with Judy blaming himself for being friends with a cop and they hug. Two weeks later, Judy talks to Jake to say he is glad that they were friends. However, Jake finds that Judy is not in prison, but in Amsterdam. Judy implies that Jake put a pen on Judy when they hugged, which eventually led to his escape. They both reaffirm their friendship before hanging up.


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 (Credit Only)
Joel McKinnon Miller ... Norm Scully (Credit Only)
Craig Robinson ... Doug Judy


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  • Pb & J stands for "Pontiac Bandit" and "Jake"
  • This episode marks the last appearance of Doug Judy.
  • This is the only episode involving Doug Judy that does not contain a B or C plot.