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"Renewal" is the 8th episode of Season Eight of the NBC television show Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

The idea for Holt and Kevin to hold a vow renewal ceremony is first suggested in Season 2 Episode 17, "Boyle-Linetti Wedding".

Episode Synopsis[]

The squad comes together to work an important high-stakes case.[1]


Holt announces he has set up a vow renewal ceremony with Kevin and tells the detectives he will retire after he and Amy pass the police reform program, surprising the squad. He asks Jake not to tell anything to Amy until the program passes, which he accepts.

On the day of the ceremony, they find out that O'Sullivan has sabotaged their CompStat data, leading Holt and Jake to try and steal O'Sullivan's laptop computer from his mother Carol, while Terry and Amy use O'Sullivan's Billy Joel admiration to secure his thumbprint, all while hiding from Kevin that Holt is working on the day of their vow renewal. However, things get complicated when Terry accidentally receives $10,000 after tricking O'Sullivan with a fake letter from Billy Joel, Amy gets distracted after learning of Holt's retirement from Terry, and Jake and Holt are caught and locked in Carol's basement.

At the ceremony, Cheddar exposes Holt's work to Kevin. Terry simultaneously convinces Amy and O'Sullivan to move on with their lives and gets O'Sullivan's thumbprint. Kevin and Rosa save Jake and Holt from Carol by posing as police officers. He accepts that Holt is too passionate to retire and the two renew their vows before delivering the proper data to 1 Police Plaza. Two weeks later, Holt informs the precinct that the commissioner accepted the reform proposal and plans to implement it citywide. Holt then announces that he will not retire, as he will be promoted to deputy commissioner in charge of the reform and he is taking Amy with him, with a promotion to chief. That night, Amy questions how her life will change with her new promotion but Jake assures her they will know what to do.


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


  • While giving his speech near the end of the episode, Holt's badge switches from the NYPD Deputy Commissioner badge, which fits his new office, to a Captain badge.


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