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"The Good Ones" is the 1st episode of Season Eight of the NBC television show Brooklyn Nine-Nine. It aired on August 12, 2021.

Episode Synopsis[]

Amy returns from maternity leave. Jake and Rosa work a difficult case.[1]


In June 2020, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Rosa announces that she is quitting the precinct and her career after the George Floyd protests. Jake accidentally smacks Terry in the face with his own broom (which has a hand). Terry bumps into Scully, who spills his coffee and bumps into Terry’s desk then falls over, the chain of events caused by Jake culminates with a blackout.

In Spring 2021, the squad celebrates at the bar as Amy returns to work after being on parental leave. To their surprise, Rosa shows up, now working as a private investigator. In order to prove to her that he is one of the "good cops", Jake assists Rosa in a case that involves police brutality. However, the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association boss Frank O'Sullivan prevents them from acquiring crucial evidence in the case. They then infiltrate his office to download evidence from his computer and present it to Captain Lamazar from another precinct. However, Lamazar deletes the evidence as she fears the repercussions of its content. Despite losing Rosa's client, Rosa and Jake rekindle their friendship.

Meanwhile, Amy fears Holt views her as a stranger after a small talk and asks for Terry's help by using one of his (Scully's) books. She participates in activities with Holt to rekindle their friendship but Holt storms out after a few activities. He later confesses to Amy that the reason for the small talk is because he had problems at home: Kevin and he are separating. Terry also has to deal with Boyle, who has been showing excessive support for the African-American community in the past months. Terry talks with Boyle, telling him to just "do the right thing" because he really wants to do it.


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
John C. McGinley ... Frank O'Sullivan
Rebecca Wisocky ... Captain Lamazar
Shawntay Dalon ... Aisha Fulton
Christian Belnavis ... Victor Collins
Jennifer DeFilippo ... Tina
Jaiden Alexander McLeod ... Ronny Johnson Jr.



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