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.
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.
|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|
|Neil Campbell||...||Ian Britches|
|Antonio Raul Corbo||...||Nikolaj|
|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)