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"Ransom" is the 12th episode of Season Seven of the NBC television show Brooklyn Nine-Nine.[1]It aired on April 16, 2020.

Episode Synopsis[]

Holt asks for Jake's help in a case that is exceptionally meaningful to him. Charles and Terry work together on a side business.[1]


Holt and Kevin discover that Cheddar has been kidnapped and ask Jake to assist in the case. They find that the kidnapper is Frank Kingston, a gang leader who was arrested in 2004 due to a mole in his gang. He wants the case file to find out who was the mole that got him arrested, and he wants Kevin to bring it. Holt doesn’t want to put his husband in danger, so Jake disguises himself as Kevin to give Kingston a fake file.

At the tradeoff however, Kingston discovers Jake’s ruse. Jake creates a diversion which allows Cheddar to escape, but Kingston takes Jake hostage. Cheddar reunites with Holt and Kevin, and they use a GPS tracker that Kevin had to locate Jake. Holt and forces raid the warehouse where Kingston has Jake hostage, but Kingston catches on and escapes with Jake in a car. Holt chases Kingston and gets into a fight with him, where he eventually subdues Kingston and frees Jake.       

Meanwhile, Amy finds a competition where the prize is an high-end "Snoog" stroller, which she wants for her child. Due to competition rules pregnant women not allowed to compete, so Rosa volunteers to compete for her. However, they find that one of other competitors is Teddy, who has since married another woman and is also expecting a child. Amy and Rosa discover that Teddy is managing to bore people out of the competition, and Rosa tries her hardest to stay in the competition. 

After 20 hours, Rosa and Teddy are the last two people in the competition. A sleep-deprived Rosa accidentally eliminates herself, leaving Teddy as the winner. Teddy agrees to give Amy the stroller, however he proposes to Amy again, which she immediately rejects.

Back at the precinct, Terry complains that his muscles are sore from his workouts, so Charles recommends a homemade broth that will help him. Terry tries it and is immediately healed, and suggests to Charles that they make a business out of it. Charles pays $11,000 to set up the suggestive domain name They make numerous jars and pitch it to a friend of Terry’s.

As Charles and Terry are pitching the product, Terry mentions that he left out the salt to make it healthier. However, Charles mentions that the salt is what keeps the broth stable. Suddenly, the jars begin to explode, causing Terry’s friend to be terrified. As a result, he decides not to invest. However, Terry reveals another friend of his wants to buy Charles’ domain from him, though to set up a site to help people hook up with their coworkers instead of run a bone broth company. Charles remains oblivious to the suggestive nature of his domain name, while Terry is bewildered at Charles’ obliviousness.


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
Kyle Bornheimer ... Teddy Wells
Marc Evan Jackson ... Kevin Cozner
Matthew Bellows ... Frank Kingston
Chris Cordone ... Kenneth Turnip
Anderson Davis ... Officer Steph Webbelman
Eben Ham ... William S. Londman
Maria Pallas ... Gloria
Abhi Trivedi ... Reggie


  • For his performance in the episode, Andre Braugher was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. However, he lost to Dan Levy of Schitt’s Creek.


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