“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” Season 2 Episode 18 “Captain Peralta” aired on Sunday, March 8, 2015, at 8:30 p.m. on FOX. Jake’s father visits his son who can’t quite contain his excitement. Charles, however, thinks something is up. Find out what happened in this episode in the recap below.
Roger Peralta (guest star Bradley Whitford) is visiting his son Jake (Andy Samberg) after six years. As a regional pilot, the elder Peralta isn’t always around for most of Jake’s life, but this did not stop his son from idolizing him. Jake’s best friend Charles (Joe Lo Truglio), however, isn’t pleased with the way Roger treats his son. When he walks into the precinct, everyone welcomes Roger with open arms except Charles.
Meanwhile, Capt. Holt (Andre Braugher) has a puzzle teaser for the rest of the squad. The first one to solve it gets tickets to Beyonce, and Gina (Chelsea Peretti) is eyeing this prize, believing it is her birth right to see the pop diva perform. The rest, however, are Beyonce’ fans as well, so they all get in on this task.
At dinner, Jake’s father tells him the real reason for his visit. He’s being accused of smuggling in Quebec, Canada. Could his son help him out of this? Jake seeks permission from his captain and he’s allowed to go to Canada along with Charles and Scully, because the latter knows French. As soon as they get to Quebec, however, Roger is arrested and Scully tells Jake he’s being held without bail.
Jake and Charles go over the case again, while Scully takes care of his indigestion, caused by eating too much poutine. Charles believes Roger is guilty based on how he behaves. He’s a bad father and he cheats on his girlfriends. He could be lying about smuggling drugs, too. Jake believes otherwise. He really doesn’t think his dad can do anything wrong.
The two decide to go undercover as pilots and find one of his dad’s girlfriends, as someone is possibly upset at him for two-timing them. They see a waitress in the airport bar and Jake figures she’s exactly the kind of person his dad would like. As they talk to her, she figures they’re imposters. She gets them arrested by the airport cops, but they’re released later on. Charles thought they’ve reached a dead end. But not so fast! Jake actually has the waitress’ fingerprints and they learn it’s a match. She’s been trying to frame Roger!
Meanwhile, Amy (Melissa Fumero) and Sgt. Terry (Terry Crews) team up for the puzzle, while Rosa (Stephanie Beatriz) is working together with Gina. Amy and Terry come up with a system, which Amy believes is the right answer. But the captain tells them they’re wrong.
Later, Rose and Gina come up with a theory based on the pictures she took while Amy felt failure washing over her. The captain has the same look and realizes that he needed the puzzle solve to impress his former mentor. Holt admits that he’s going to have lunch with him later in the week and he’s been asking him the answer to that darn puzzle for 20 years now.
Because Gina figures out the real story behind this, the captain rewards her with the Beyonce tickets. It is her birth right after all!
Back with Roger’s case, since Jake now has evidence to prove that his father was framed, he’s finally released and they return to Brooklyn. Roger thanks everyone and invites them to have drinks at the bar later, but then, he bails out on his son at the last minute. Charles knew this would happen but he comforts Jake, who realizes that maybe it’s time to confront his dad about this.
So, Jake marches to Roger’s hotel room to tell him that he’s such a crappy dad and he no longer wants to see him until he straightens up.
Back at the bar, Holt proposes to pay for the bar tab, which Roger should’ve paid and tells Jake he’s really proud of what he’s done. See, Jake really doesn’t need a part-time dad like Roger. He’s got Capt. Holt!
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There you go with the recap of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” Season 2 Episode 18 “Captain Peralta” which aired on Sunday, March 8, 2015, at 8:30 p.m. on FOX. Follow Movie News Guide (MNG) for more about this show.
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