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"Valloweaster" is the 11th episode of Season Seven of the NBC television show Brooklyn Nine-Nine.[1]It aired on April 09, 2020.

Episode Synopsis[]

The squad competes in an effort to determine who is the greatest human/genius.


The episode opens on two uniformed officers chatting in the elevator. When the elevator opens, they are surprised to see the precinct filled with bunnies fighting. Four bunnies run out to the rooftop to see a fifth bunny rappelling off the roof. The episode then cuts to six months earlier, where the squad is in the briefing room preparing for the 2019 Halloween Heist.

Jake is at the podium discussing the Heist. He reveals that people will team up randomly using cards and be handcuffed, to ensure that no one betrays their partner. If someone uncuffs themselves, it’s an automatic disqualification. Rosa gets Scully, while Jake and Amy get Holt and Charles respectively. Terry decides to bow out, as he already won the previous Heist. The prize is a set of gems that come from a gauntlet similar to the Infinity Gauntlet from Avengers: Infinity War. They will be guarded by Bill, who came back for the Heist a third time.

When all the teams have split up, Amy is in the middle of discussing her plan with Charles when smoke begins to fill the precinct. Jake reveals to Holt that he set this up to grab the gems, having organized how to walk around the precinct without being able to see. He manages to get the gems, but trips on a chair and drops them. Luckily, Holt brings back Cheddar, using him to grab the gems. However, Holt finds that Cheddar ended up swallowing the gems, much to everyone’s dismay. 

Holt reveals that he and Kevin had put Cheddar on a diet after noticing that he was gaining weight. Taking Cheddar to the vet, the squad decides to wait until Cheddar passes the gems and continue the Heist on another holiday. It then cuts to four months later, in which the precinct is seen holding the Heist on Valentine’s Day.

As the Heist continues, someone walks into the precinct with flowers for Bill, who is once again guarding the gems. Soon, the entire precinct is filled with flowers, causing everyone to leave their stations. Rosa reveals this was her doing, and she took the gems and gave them to Scully, who placed them in his mouth. However, Scully ends up swallowing the gems, ruining the Heist again. The squad once again waits until the gems are passed and then continue the Heist two months later, on Easter. Once again, Bill is guarding the gems. 

Scully is forced to forfeit as his doctor has ordered him to stop partaking in the heist to prevent a “shenanigan-related death”, and Rosa somehow ends up with the file cabinet as her new partner. Amy, Charles, Jake and Holt all dress up as bunnies, knowing that there will be a horde of bunnies coming into the precinct later as a distraction. When the bunnies arrive, everyone rushes to get the gems, and they end up getting into the brawl that was seen in the cold open. They suddenly see another bunny grab the gems and the gauntlet, and rush out the roof where the bunny is seen rappelling off. They assume it’s Terry, but then Terry shows up behind them, in the same bunny costume, pulling the filing cabinet behind him. They then realize the bunny who rappelled off the roof was Rosa, who took the gauntlet and the gems.

After being applauded by the squad, Rosa reveals her devious plan: she had been feeding Cheddar ham for the past year, which caused him to gain weight and prompted Holt and Kevin to put Cheddar on a diet. She then covered the gems in ham, which prompted Cheddar to swallow them during the first Heist, forcing the squad to delay the Heist. She then did the exact same thing with Scully during the second Heist, delaying it the second time. After switching partners, Rosa enlisted Terry’s help in cutting off the handle to the filing cabinet, so that she wouldn’t have to uncuff herself and risk getting disqualified. She then reveals that she swapped the gems during Halloween and Valentine’s Day. Jake, Amy and Holt had always been bickering about who was the winner of the fifth Halloween Heist, and therefore the only two-time Heist winner. However, by swapping the gems during each heist, Rosa has effectively become the first three-time Halloween Heist winner.

The squad is then seen at Shaw’s, officially congratulating Rosa on her Heist victory. Holt then makes a comment about how Scully was Rosa’s partner during the first two Heists, which would also make him the winner. The squad then proceeds to argue about who really won each Heist, as Rosa watches on and grins wickedly.


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



  • This is the second time the Halloween Heist is postponed to a different holiday, the first was Cinco de Mayo. This was the first to happen on Halloween but was postponed mid-event to Valentine’s Day, then Easter. Hence the episode title Val-Low-Easter.
  • The Halloween part of this episode takes place before Amy got pregnant. Through previous episodes we know that Jake and Amy were trying from August and got pregnant only sometime after December. Therefore, Amy's costume in this part was used so that Melissa Fumero's pregnancy could be hidden.
  • In the cold opening of this episode, 2 patrol officers were talking about the Kristaps Porzingis trade from the New York Knicks to the Dallas Mavericks before seeing the chaos of the bunnies in the bullpen.
  • Rosa mentions that she never brings Arlo, the dog she got in "9 Days".