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"The Defense Rests" is the 14th episode of Season Two of the FOX television show Brooklyn Nine-Nine. It originally aired January 25th, 2015 to 2.79 million viewers.

Episode Synopsis[]

When Sophia's job gets in the way of her relationship with Jake, Jake tries to smooth things over with her boss. Meanwhile, Wuntch needs Captain Holt's help for a job recommendation.


Jake notes that Sophia has remained distant recently. She explains that her co-workers do not like cops, especially her boss, and asks for a "pause" in their relationship. Jake decides to talk to her boss, Geoffrey to smooth the situation.

Jake brings Terry as help to a charity event where Sophia's co-workers and Geoffrey are attending. Despite a lukewarm initial response, Jake and Geoffrey bond over competitive facts. However, when Jake goes to the restroom, he finds Geoffrey snorting cocaine and arrests him. An upset Sophia arrives at the precinct, planning to defend Geoffrey. After a heated argument, Sophia breaks up with Jake, citing that their work environment don't work together.

Meanwhile, Holt finds out that Wuntch is planning to move out of Brooklyn for another police force and is asked for a recommendation letter. Holt consults with Rosa in order to know what to do and is told that even if he wants revenge, he should be nice. He ends up writing the letter but discovers that Wuntch planned to move into the New York force and kisses him in the lips, stunning him. Boyle is constantly bullied by Gina as she does not give his father her blessing to marry her mother. After a talk, she gives his blessing but threatens Boyle's life.


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
Andre Braugher ... Captain Ray Holt
Dirk Blocker ... Michael Hitchcock
Joel McKinnon Miller ... Norm Scully
Eva Longoria ... Sophia Perez
Stephen Root ... Lynn Boyle
Chris Parnell ... Geoffrey Hoytsman
Joseph Callari ... Hal Dumonde
Stacie Greenwell ... Ann Sladj
Paul Thatch ... Doug Simpson