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"The Big House Pt. 1" is the premiere episode of Season Five of the FOX television show Brooklyn Nine-Nine. It originally aired on September 26, 2017.

Episode Synopsis[]

Jake and Rosa assimilate to their new lives behind bars, but both are coping in very different ways. Jake bonds with his cellmate, Caleb, and is forced to join a prison gang led by notorious inmate Romero, in order to gain his protection. Meanwhile, in the women's prison, Rosa puts Holt and Terry to the test by having them complete outrageous favors for her. Back in the precinct, Amy and Charles are doing all they can to exonerate their colleagues.[1]


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 (credit only)
Andre Braugher ... Captain Ray Holt
Dirk Blocker ... Michael Hitchcock
Joel McKinnon Miller ... Norm Scully
Tim Meadows ... Caleb
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Jeff Romero
Toby Huss ... Warden Granville
Danielle Aubuchon ... Jenny
Douglas Bennett ... Chico
Sarah Chaney ... Visitation Guard #2
Winston James Francis ... Tank
Chiquita Fuller ... Visitation Guard #1
David Haley ... Ryan
Matt Leonard ... Alan Wilson
Clark Moore ... Bryce
Renes Rivera ... Cyclops
Faruq Tauheed ... Gang Leader


  • Gina Linetti is absent from this episode, but mentioned in Boyle's dream (but not outside of it) to be on maternity leave.
  • The woman that Hitchcock is seen visiting at the woman's prison is played by Danielle Aubuchon who is the real life wife of Dirk Blocker.


  • Jake has grown a beard, despite previously stating that he cannot grow facial hair.