Kevin is forced to remain in a safe house with Jake for two months to avoid detection from Murphy. Pimento returns as an insurance claims investigator to help Jake and Charles find out who burned down Charles' food truck. Rosa and Amy team up to take down their "white whale" suspect - a ruthless killer who has managed to elude them for seven years - while Terry helps Jake tackle his wedding planning chores, such as picking out the proper napkin color. After their release, Jake realizes he's not ready to be back out in the field right away and Rosa breaks up with Adrian. How about this. 6 Sterling K. Brown (Philip Davidson) Is there anything that Sterling K. Brown can't do? Terry and Gina try to have Holt set up a Twitter account to increase his social media presence. "[5] Alan Sepinwall of Uproxx wrote, "Instead, 'The Box' turns out to be a very effective story about Jake once again seeking his boss's approval, and nearly blowing the case in the process. When the operation fails, Holt secretly obtains the information from Murphy, resulting in Jake and Rosa's freedom at the cost of a favor Holt will owe Murphy in the future. For even more, visit our Family Entertainment Guide. "The Box" is the 14th episode of the fifth season of the American television police sitcom series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and the 104th overall episode of the series. Davidson manages to hold off the accusations by having an alibi and having excuses for all the connections regarding his whereabouts when his partner was killed. I run in there screaming, throw a chair through the two-sided mirror, glass goes everywhere. Plus, Andy Samberg and especially Andre Braugher and Sterling K. Brown put on some damn good performances here. Philip Davidson. After the Nine-Nine uncovers Seamus' plan, they manage to foil the planned robbery while ensuring Holt keeps up his end of the bargain. Amy thinks that shopping for her wedding dress would make her look weak to her subordinates, so Rosa helps her choose the right dress while instilling a sense of confidence within her. Holt and Gina meet the competition for Police Commissioner and are intimidated by a young woman in the running. Jake must pass an official evaluation performed by Holt in order to get back in the field after his incarceration. On a trip to Los Angeles for the funeral of the Nine-Nine's previous captain, Holt learns he's in the running to become the new police commissioner and the crew vows to help him deal with Murphy. Fox canceled "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" in 2018, but NBC saved it less than 24 hours later, so now there's even more opportunity for cameos. Carly Hallam (executive story editor), Elaine Nixon. Kevin and Jake are forced to stay in a safe house for two months to avoid getting caught by Seamus Murphy and his men, with heavy restrictions placed by Holt. Facebook Twitter E-mail Reviews & Commentary Add a Review User … However, an unexpected injury causes both sets of parents to reexamine their feelings towards each other, and fulfill Jake’s wish of a big family Thanksgiving. Club gave the episode an "A" grade and wrote, "'The Box' has such a simple but captivating premise, and its execution makes for an instantly rewatchable episode. On the fifth annual Halloween heist, all members of the squad try to capture the champion cummerbund. When a member of the Police Commissioner selection committee decides to interview Hitchcock about Holt's qualities, Holt and Terry train him to be less disgusting and more professional. Back at the precinct, Holt, Amy, and Charles take a forensics course and things go south when their tactic to keep Charles' mouth shut fails. After Amy passes the Sergeant's Exam, Jake tries to make their last case together memorable by choosing an investigation of a series of arsons connected to Amy's favorite crossword puzzle author, Vin Stermly. 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. Jake finds out that Holt was sabotaging the trip purposefully due to his compromise with Murphy, but the squad vows to find a way to solve Holt's issue and get him to the interview on time. The episode was written by Luke Del Tredici and directed by Claire Scanlon. For anyone else unaware, it’s a homage to the Homicide: Life on the Street bottle episode “Three Men and Adena”, which Andre Braugher also starred in. When they hear this, the squad, unable to go themselves, desperately fears for her safety. Jake is requested to act as a negotiator for a hostage situation at a jewelry store, only to find out that it's a set-up from Doug Judy, who asks for his help to take down a dangerous criminal in order to rescue Judy's mother. Terry tries to find Gina time and space to use her breast pump for her baby. Jake and Holt spend the night interrogating dentist Phillip Davidson to determine if he murdered his partner. Even when Brown has to make those crazy faces in the rapid-fire back-and-forth, he gives it just enough of a difference to show that this is a character who enjoys acting almost as much as Brown seems to. Jake and Rosa have been in prison for a couple of months, with Jake having to deal with his amiable mass-murdering cannibal cellmate, and Rosa doing whatever it takes to establish herself as someone not to be messed with. At the wedding after-party, Holt finally reads it, but his neutral facial expression leaves the squad unsure as to the outcome. While fans of This Is Us undoubtedly know Brown best for his work as the all-around good guy Randall Pearson on the highly beloved series, Brown's turn as the dastardly Philip Davidson in the Brooklyn Nine-Nine bottle episode "The Box" allowed Brown to truly shine in a much different way. LaToya Ferguson of The A.V. The interrogation turns out to be even more difficult than expected. Elsewhere, Holt and husband Kevin’s Thanksgiving pie goes missing, and Holt suspects Rosa, Boyle, or Terry may have taken the pie, as they each tell lies about their Thanksgiving plan. In its original American broadcast, "The Box" was seen by an estimated 1.78 million household viewers and gained a 0.8/3 ratings share among adults aged 18–49, according to Nielsen Media Research. "[6] Caroline Framke of Vox wrote, "This sounds easy enough, but make no mistake: The timing of each of these moments is very carefully chosen, by Scanlon during shooting and by Reuben after. Patton Oswalt on … During the trip, Amy tries to act less serious, Terry's upset about missing his first-class flight, and Charles discovers that Rosa is bisexual. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” is returning for its sixth season. After interrogating them with no luck, Holt enlists the help of Hitchcock and Scully in order to uncover the culprit and find the pie, only to be shocked at his discovery later. Here are 41 celebrities you might have forgotten have been on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." While fixing Amy's veil, Terry and Rosa meet a cab driver named Alicia, whom Terry tries to hook Rosa up with. Jake says that Davidson got lucky, killed him with a shard of glass from a trophy and escape to his uncle's cabin. Phillip Davidson (Sterling K. Brown), a successful dentist, is called to the precinct in order to be questioned about his business partner's death, of which he is deemed the prime suspect. Excellent antagonist, and the chemistry between Holt and peralta was amazing. Jake and Holt spend all night trying to get a confession out of a suspect. The show has featured a number of guest stars so far. Ok, fine. After finding out that his fiancé is a kind charity worker and that Vulture will likely cheat on her, they debate over whether they want the venue or to save Jean from her marriage. Meanwhile, the precinct turns to Gina for help when the Cyber Crimes division is using up all their bandwidth, resulting in slow internet. The task proves difficult, as Davidson appears to have a defense for all of their accusations and strategies, leaving Jake to take drastic measures. While at a funeral in Los Angeles for their former police chief, Captain Holt finds out he is in the running to be commissioner. Amy, Terry, and Scully search through a room full of shredded documents to pin down Murphy's location. Actors including Pete Davidson and Eva Longoria have appeared. Feeling helpless, Jake frantically brainstorms ways to offer his assistance, only to be shut down by Holt. [2] This means that 0.8 percent of all households with televisions watched the episode, while 3 percent of all households watching television at that time watched it. However, Jake finally comes up with the conclusion: Davidson was stealing meds from his partner's office when the partner found out and threatened to call the police. Meanwhile, Terry faces an existential crisis, and Gina and Amy try to make themselves useful by fixing Rosa's broken toilet. She and the bridesmaids try to cancel the band's appearance. As the two authors accuse each other of stealing their work, Terry reveals to Jake that he's been writing a fantasy novel of his own. When Jake starts doubting his choices after the prime suspect claims innocence, he sees it as a weakness, but Holt sees is as a strength.