Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Season 1 Episode 3

The Slump

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Oct 01, 2013 on FOX
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Episode Summary


Jake tries to get out of a slump. Meanwhile, the Captain asks Amy to speak to at-risk youth, and she gets some much needed help from Rosa and Gina. Elsewhere in the precinct, Charles assists Terry in secretly building a dollhouse for his daughters' birthdays.

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  • Just barely maintains interest

    I'll only watch this show when nothing else is on, and I'll be doing something else while I'm watching it. It's got potential because of the lead characters, but man, so many jokes are just forced or fall flat and the Gina character is unbearably annoying. I'll give it another week or two, but it's definitely high on my "drop if I get busy" list.
  • First "Bad" Episode

    It was not terrible, but this was not nearly as good as the pilot or "The Tagger". There were still some amusing lines, but the storylines were really bad. Why have Terry Crews building a dollhouse instead of getting a real storyline? Why have Bob Holt become a prankster so early in the series?

    Still a show I will continue to watch though.
Andy Samberg

Andy Samberg

Detective Jake Peralta

Stephanie Beatriz

Stephanie Beatriz

Detective Rosa Diaz

Terry Crews

Terry Crews

Sergeant Terry Jeffords

Melissa Fumero

Melissa Fumero

Detective Amy Santiago

Joe LoTruglio

Joe LoTruglio

Detective Charles Boyle

Chelsea Peretti

Chelsea Peretti

Administrator Gina Linetti

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (7)

    • Charles: (explaining the dollhouse to Terry) You know, some jobs take brains, some jobs take muscles, some jobs take dainty little fingers. Did I ever tell you I had to wear a woman's wedding ring?

    • Terry: (to Charles about the dollhouse) Look, this screw has three pointy sides... and nowhere to screw it in! And there's wheels. What kind of castle has wheels?!

    • Jake: (trying to swap cases) I have a murder here with no leads and no evidence. It's unsolvable, and thus, shall have no paperwork.
      Hitchcock: You had me at "no paperwork."
      Jake: That was the very end of the sentence.

    • Charles: Okay, this is Ethel Musterberg from the Prospect Heights senior center. There was an ID card in her back pocket.
      Terry: Why was your hand in her back pocket?
      Jake: Well, she told me she didn't have any ID, and unlike Boyle, my first instinct was not to caress her butt.
      Charles: Frisked! I frisked her butt!

    • Terry: Hitchcock! Boyle needs you to fill out a line-up.
      Hitchcock: Oh, great! I'll take my shirt off!
      Charles: No one asked you to take your shirt off. Stop volunteering to take your shirt off.
      Hitchcock: I can't hear you! Shirt's over my ears!

    • Ray: Peralta, where are we on the Adams St. burglary?
      Jake: We are very close, Captain, aside from a complete absence of evidence, suspects, or leads. So in conclusion, not at all close.

    • Jake: Hey, love the sweater. Who are you slaying tonight, lady killer?
      Charles: Well, we shall see what we shall see.
      Jake: No, you're dressed exactly like the lady killer. (points to FBI's Most Wanted picture of Dean Holland aka The Lady Killer)
      Charles: Damn it! This is Jeffrey Dahmer's corduroys all over again!

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