"The Night Shift" is the 4th episode of Season Four of the FOX television show Brooklyn Nine-Nine. It originally aired on October 18, 2016 to 2.13 million viewers.

It forms the first part of a two-part crossover with New Girl. The second part of the crossover is officially a New Girl episode entitled "Homecoming" which aired immediately after this episode, at 8:30 PM.

Episode SynopsisEdit

As Jake struggles with his first case back at the precinct, he encounters Jess Day (NEW GIRL guest star Zooey Deschanel), who is visiting New York, and enlists her to help him find his suspect. Meanwhile, Holt researches ways to increase office morale and Amy tries to figure out why Rosa keeps taking such long breaks.[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
Andre Braugher ... Captain Ray Holt
Dirk Blocker ... Michael Hitchcock
Joel McKinnon Miller ... Norm Scully
Zooey Deschanel ... Jessica Day
Matt Walsh ... Detective Lohank
Juan Alfonso ... Mel Szerian
Adwin Brown ... Dylan
Neil Campbell ... Ian Britches
Antonio Raul Corbo ... Nikolaj
Minerva Garcia ... Jennifer
Norma Michaels ... Mildred Lench


  • Jess Day is the only character from New Girl to appear in this first part of the crossover that is officially a Brooklyn Nine-Nine episode. Jake Peralta, Gina Linetti, Captain Ray Holt, Charles Boyle and Nikolaj all appear in the second part of the crossover which is a New Girl episode.
  • Jake says that New York is the "concrete jungle where dreams are made of," which refers to the song "Empire State of Mind" by Jay Z & Alicia Keys.
  • From this episode to episode 9, The Overmining, the name tags on the squad's tables are not theirs but the night shift's. They are mostly named from the Brooklyn 99 staff and they are the following:
    • Sgt. Colleen Larson (Sgt. Terry Jeffords) - Assitant Art Director
    • Det. Beth Rosenbaum (Det. Amy Santiago) - On-set Dresser
    • Det. Kory Goetzman (Det. Jake Peralta) - Assistant Property Master
    • Det. Amy Barnett (Det. Rosa Diaz) - Set Designer
    • Det. Alexis Jacks (empty seat in front of Rosa) - Costume Supervisor
    • Crystal Chavarria (Gina Linetti) - Art Department Coordinator
    • Det. Chris Merlin (Det. Michael Hitchcock)
    • Det. Otto Lundgren (Det. Norman Scully)


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