Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 5 (2017)

Season 5
Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine's final year with Fox pops with such joyous affection that it could have been a satisfying closer for the series, but the ensemble's unflappable chemistry continues to gel so well that viewers will be glad that these cops will live to fight crime again.



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Air date: Sep 26, 2017

While Jake and Rosa get used to their lives behind bars, Jake is forced to join a prison gang for protection.

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Air date: Oct 3, 2017

When the warden asks Jake to investigate Romero's drug smuggling operation, Jake and Caleb find themselves caught between the loyalty Jake has sworn to both of them. Meanwhile, Amy is offered a deal by a local mobster who claims he can prove that Hawkins is guilty, but Holt and the rest of the gang think they have a safer plan.

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Air date: Oct 10, 2017

Now that he's officially back at the precinct and desperate to solve a real case, Jake finds a loophole to get out of his temporarily designated desk duty. Unfortunately, that loophole rests on his ability to pass an official evaluation performed by Holt. While Charles provides Jake with moral support, Terry and Amy help Rosa, who believes Pimento may be cheating on her.

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Air date: Oct 17, 2017

The Nine-Nine embarks on its fifth annual Halloween Heist and, as usual, everybody has a plan and no one is safe. Relationships and friendships are tested as the title "Amazing Human Slash Genius" must be snagged by midnight, leaving everyone pitted against each other.

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Air date: Nov 7, 2017

To track down the infamous arms dealer Dan "Daniel" Valdano, Jake and Terry go undercover at an illegal gambling club, but when Holt gets involved to coach the two in the art of poker, his addiction resurfaces. Meanwhile, Boyle buys a food truck that was formerly used in a brutal string of murders without telling his investor, Amy; and Hitchcock and Scully challenge Rosa to a "Butt-lympics."

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Air date: Nov 14, 2017

The always unwelcome Vulture pops back into Jake and Amy's lives, threatening to swoop in and take something important away from them. Meanwhile, Boyle and Rosa must track down "Sergeant Peanut Butter," the kidnapped NYPD horse that Charles envies, and Holt challenges Terry to be less image-conscious.

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Air date: Nov 21, 2017

Jake and Amy attempt to get their parents to bond over Thanksgiving dinner, but their first holiday together as a family does not go well. Meanwhile, at the precinct, Holt and Kevin's special Thanksgiving pie is stolen from his office and Holt searches through the ranks for the possible culprit.

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Air date: Nov 28, 2017

A fantasy fiction manuscript is stolen; Terry, Jake, and Rosa go undercover to investigate.

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Air date: Dec 5, 2017

While the entire precinct attends a funeral in L.A., Holt learns that he is in the running to become Chief Commissioner of the NYPD. But after missing their flight back home, Jake must devise a variety of ways to get Holt back in time for the interview. Forced to stay with some estranged members of the Boyle family, Amy tries to convince everyone that she can be laid-back; Terry panics about losing his first-class flight; and Charles uncovers some new information about Rosa's personal life.

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Air date: Dec 12, 2017

Rosa begs Jake to help her break some big news to her parents, but her plan is thrown off when they wrongly assume the two are dating.

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Cast & Crew

Andy Samberg
Detective Jake Peralta
Andre Braugher
Captain Ray Holt
Joel McKinnon Miller
Detective Norm Scully
Dirk Blocker
Detective Michael Hitchcock
Stephanie Beatriz
Detective Rosa Diaz
Terry Crews
Sergeant Terry Jeffords
Melissa Fumero
Detective Amy Santiago
Joe Lo Truglio
Detective Charles Boyle
Chelsea Peretti
Gina Linetti
Paul Adelstein
Seamus Murphy
Kate Butler
Debbie Stovelman
Olga Merediz
Julia Diaz
Nasim Pedrad
Katie Peralta
Jay Chandrasekhar
Jay Chandrasekhar
Danny Trejo
Oscar Diaz
Drew Tarver
Gary Jennings
Paul Scheer
Devin Cathertaur
David Miner
Executive Producer
Dan Goor
Executive Producer
Michael Schur
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 5

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (6)

The kinds of comedies people attach to at this level are often a lot more offbeat and niche-y than this... "Brooklyn" is not like that; it's a very silly, very big-hearted ensemble workplace show. It's just very good at it.

Jan 9, 2019 | Full Review…

And after five years, the show has figured out just how to make sure all of those elements work together - just like the oddball cops of the 99th precinct, who started off as co-workers and now feel like a family.

Mar 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Braugher plays Raymond Holt like his face should be carved into Mount Rushmore... He is magnificent.

Jan 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Samberg's goofy energy has always been a perfect foil for Braugher's grounded gravitas, but they find themselves a worthy scene partner in [Sterling K.] Brown, who barely blinks when thrown into their chaotic midst.

Jan 9, 2019 | Full Review…

But Brooklyn Nine-Nine knows that it has to milk at least some situational material out of sending two of its own to prison, which is what we get here.

Mar 20, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Brooklyn Nine-Nine goes out of its way to speak directly to its audience and say, 'we see you.'

Jan 10, 2020 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Would have been a satisfying enough ending to the series, [but] the season 5 finale does a better job of demonstrating why the show deserved to be saved from cancelation.

Jan 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which in its fifth season not only delivered a remarkably consistent set of episodes, but several of its most inventive, entertaining, and yes, important installments so far.

Jan 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Relief comes from knowing that it isn't over. Now fans will simply have to tune in on NBC to see what comes next with this merry band of NYPD cops.

Aug 29, 2018 | Full Review…

It never gets old! I love seeing the different members of the precinct show up for each other and revel in each other's joys.

Jun 18, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The cop comedy has remained consistently excellent with nary a weak link in its cast.

May 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Will they make it out alive?

Sep 27, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 5

  • May 13, 2020
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine's fifth season is a funny, effective, cop-comedy that may not be as strong as previous seasons but is still entertaining enough to contend with others on the tube. Great character development, more expansive stories and laugh-out-loud bonanza makes for a thorough and satisfying tale of this wild precinct. 4.2/5
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  • Apr 08, 2021
    Becoming less and less funny and more and more woke, B99 just officially stopped being a sitcom. Almost as unfunny as Amy Schumer
  • Feb 17, 2021
    I really don't know what else to say about this show, it keeps delivering season after season. This particularly ends in the most heartfelt way possible, and I can't praise this show more. For me, it has to go down as one of the great comedy shows ever! It really is that good. I haven't rated the previous couple seasons as perfect, but this season without doubt is. The quote underneath, which was said in the finale, sums this shows greatness up. Quote - 'Life is unpredictable, not everything is in our control. But with the right people, we can handle anything' - Amy + Captain Holt Rating - 5/5
  • Dec 01, 2020
    Certified fresh season!!! Dan Goor and Mike Schur manage to deliver a fifth funny season after season 4. While some people may think this is worse than season 4, I disagree because the episode Game Night was respectful to the LGBTQ+ community, plus the Peraltiago chemistry continues to gel so well in "Two Turkeys" and "Jake and Amy". Too bad the new NBC seasons of Brooklyn 99 lack Thanksgiving episodes :(. Other than that, Season 5 has the best Halloween heist, best ensemble chemistry, and the most belly laugh episodes!! Plus, "DFW" (best cold open) and "Two Turkeys" (props to Kevin and the positive chemistry between Jake and Amy) are such underrated episodes.
  • Oct 20, 2020
    The last season with fox is definitely the most special season. Season 5 brings the emotional line of the characters and the elements of police and bandits crime that can be played in the scope of comedy to the extreme. All the stories are like the development of a perfect ending, which is also the witness of the role and the story itself accompanying the audience for many years. However, NBC's magic hand has made season 5 being the last reunion before the fox era is also a reminder to the audience that even nine nine nine may break up.
  • Sep 11, 2020
    An amazing plot, rich character evolution, and still hilarious. The series should have ended here, but it didn't. Must watch.
  • Aug 30, 2020
    This show jumps the shark at the start of season 4 and afterwards only has a glimmer of its former self here and there.
  • Aug 11, 2020
    Definitely felt like it was lacking something, unlike the other seasons. But it was still a good season
  • Jun 01, 2020
    Facing an impending cancellation from Fox, Brooklyn Nine-Nine's writers structured the fifth season to be a possible series finale (fortunately NBC picked it up!). That said, Brooklyn Nine-Nine proved as delightful and sharp a watch as ever! More story arc heavy than previous years (including the satisfying conclusion to last year's big cliffhanger), the writers rally had fun tying up loose ends, and the character development was resultantly stronger! High marks this season include Rosa coming out as bi-sexual, Raymond Holt's run for commissioner, and of course Jake and Amy's wedding! Possibly a best season yet for the series, and we can be eternally grateful that it was given the opportunity to continue!
  • Mar 18, 2020
    Thank God The FANS saved it

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