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The Highest-Rated Episode Of Brooklyn Nine-Nine According To IMDb

A few years back, it was probably hard to imagine a workplace comedy show about a police department in New York City. And now, thanks to "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," it isn't. The audience got a delightful glimpse into the workings of a police precinct staffed with one-of-a-kind characters that focused on their small and wholesome moments, making the lives of cops seem both relatable and humorous.

Whether it was Jake (Andy Samberg) and Captain Holt's (Andre Braugher) father-son relationship or Charles' (Joe Lo Truglio) earnest belief in the good in everyone, the show relied on the heartfelt dynamics among its characters. At the same time, witty and wacky characters like Gina (Chelsea Peretti) and Rosa (Stephanie Beatriz) gave it a quirky edge.

With its entertaining and eclectic ensemble, the Golden Globe Award-winning show produced eight seasons that came to an end in September 2021 (per TVLine). The show managed to get an average 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Among several of its greatest episodes, a couple of them stand apart with almost perfect IMDb ratings.

A season 5 episode is Brooklyn Nine-Nine's best

It is no surprise that an episode that is led by the conflicting yet loving chemistry of Jake and Captain Holt is the best "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" episode according to IMDb. But what adds to it is the brilliance of Sterling K. Brown, who plays a murder suspect in the episode. Centered around the otherwise intense process of breaking a suspect in an overnight interrogation, "The Box" plays with the good cop, bad cop routine, and adds a "Nine-Nine" spin to it.

In the episode, Jake and Holt find themselves disagreeing on interrogation strategies. Their constant competition makes for hilarious television. As they battle each other, Brown's character Phillip, a dentist accused of murdering his boss, appears to be winning throughout the episode. That is, until Jake pulls an unexpected win out of the hat. The IMDb rating for the episode is 9.6 out of 10.

A close second in the IMDb rankings is an episode from the same season that features a classic "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" feature: the Halloween Heist. As the entire cast gathers for their fifth annual heist to get the title of "amazing human-slash-genius," the episode becomes a humorous ride with shifting loyalties. In the end, though, love wins, as Jake proposes to Amy (Melissa Fumero), turning the heist into a proposal. The episode has a 9.5 out of 10 rating on IMDb.

These two seemingly different episodes succeed for one common reason reflected repeatedly in many episodes — the heartwarming bond of the characters.