Brooklyn Nine-Nine Recap: Defense Rests [WATCH VIDEO]
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” Season 2 Episode 14 “Defense Rests” aired on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at 8:30 p.m. on FOX. One lady leaves and another lady stays, and the rest of the squad resolve a conflict together. Find out what happened in this episode below.
Jake (Andy Samberg) and Sgt. Terry (Terry Crews) are in the courthouse, and Jake is fidgeting about running into his girlfriend Sophia (guest star Eva Longoria). He tells Terry that Sophia has been acting kind of distant. When Sophia sees them in the lobby, she asks Jake if they could take a walk in the park to talk. Uh-oh.
Meanwhile, Madeline Wuntch (guest star Kyra Sedgwick), the captain’s arch nemesis, is at the precinct. She tells Capt. Holt (Andre Braugher) that she has a job offer as Chief of Police at the Boston PD. Not to brag but to wave the white flag, she tells Holt that the commissioner of Boston would like to speak to him about their long history of “interpersonal turbulence.” This is the only thing that’s a blemish on her record, and as a professional courtesy, she’s asking for Holt’s recommendation. Holt realizes he has the power here.
Charles (Joe Lo Truglio) and Gina (Chelsea Peretti) are fighting like kids, with Gina angrier of the two. Their rift is a result of Charles backing out on their plan to break up their parents, since they have started dating. But when Charles learns that they were soon going to marry, he changes his tune, going against what Gina wants. Amy (Melissa Fumero) thinks she can help the two as she has taken a seminar in conflict resolution.
Back in the courthouse, Sophia tells Jake that she has been getting fewer cases to handle because her boss found out she’s dating a cop; and as everyone knows, the tension between cops and lawyers has existed many years before. She asks Jake for a pause in their relationship, until she figures out what to do with her boss.
The boss is Jeffrey Hoytsman (guest star Chris Parnell), and Jake has already gathered information on him. He plans on making a good impression, and to do that, Jake thinks he should go to the fundraiser party organized by lawyers. He asks Terry to join him, in honor of love.
At the party surrounded by their “enemies” (i.e., lawyers), Jake and Terry flash their phoniest smiles. Sophia is surprised to see Jake. Aren’t they supposed to be on pause? He tells her that he’s not at the party for her, he’s there for Jeffrey. But Sophia asks him to leave, saying that it’s not going to be easy for him to charm her boss. Right on cue, Jeffrey walks in, and Jake attempts a conversation. Jeffrey isn’t at all impressed.
Back at the precinct, Holts seeks advice from Rosa regarding Wuntch. He figures, if he torpedoes his recommendation, then that would mean she remains in New York and there would always be clashes with her. But what if giving Wuntch just one praise means she will leave the city for good? Should he take the high road? Rosa understands vengeance, so the captain would like to know what she thinks. She tells him it’s not worth it and to be nice to Wuntch. Holt is disappointed by her answer.
Amy helps Charles negotiate with Gina about family gatherings, and Gina says that she’s not worried about her life getting permanently intertwined with Charles. She’s worried about her mom. She thinks the relationship with Charles’ dad is moving fast. What if her mom gets hurt? The two are surprised by Gina’s genuine concern. So, Charles assures her that his dad will never hurt her mom. Why don’t she talk to him?
At the party, Jake once again tries to score points with Jeffrey by challenging him to a bet. He guesses them correctly. For the whole night, they do more bets, which involves a series of silly games, and it looks like Jeffrey is really having a great time with Jake, much to Sophia’s indignation. Shouldn’t Jake leave by now?
Jake follows Jeffrey to the bathroom, where he finds him snorting cocaine. Without any choice, he makes an arrest, and Jeffrey makes a scene at the party.
At the precinct, Jeffrey is being processed by Jake, but Sophia comes to say she will be his attorney. But Jake tells her that the DA has already agreed to drop the charges on the condition that Jeffrey will have to do community service. Sophia is still mad, and it’s not about the case. She tells Jake that he didn’t give her space when she asked for it. She breaks up with him, citing that their jobs and their lives are not compatible. Jake pleads and thinks that they can make it work. Turns out, he’s starting to get serious with her, but she admits, she’s not in the same place as him.
Holt gives Wuntch a good recommendation, as well as tickets to “Wicked,” which he thinks is a good form of vengeance as it has a nobody for a star. But his arch nemesis tells him the she’s not really going to Boston. She only used this as leverage so that she gets a better position with the NYPD. So now, she has more power over Holt. Before Wuntch leaves, she gives him a big fat kiss in the mouth.
Gina talks to Charles’ father in the interrogation room and tries to intimidate him. He reveals that Gina’s mother is the best thing that has ever happened to him, even better than when Charles was born. They basically throw Charles under the bus, but he’s fine with it, as long as his father and his soon-to-be step sibling get along.
That night, Charles, Rosa, Gina and Amy celebrate at the bar, while the Captain and Jake are also there, drinking their problems with women away.
So there you have it with the recap on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” Season 2 Episode 14 “Defense Rests,” which aired on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at 8:30 p.m. on FOX. Check out the video below for the episode highlight.
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