“Brooklyn Nine Nine” Season 2 Episode 7 “Lockdown” aired on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at 8:30 p.m. on FOX. Jake was left in charge for a few hours before their final shift, but an incident brought the precinct into a lockdown. Find out what happened in the recap below.
Sgt. Terry (Terry Crews) and Capt. Holt (Andre Braugher) were heading to an event on Brighton Beach for Thanksgiving and left Jake (Andy Samberg) as the officer-in-command before their shift was over. Jake was looking forward to this and hoped that Amy (Melissa Fumero) did not feel bad she wasn’t chosen to lead. Amy was actually the first choice, but then, she had plans with her boyfriend Teddy.
Jake was a little hurt he wasn’t the first choice, but the captain reminded him of that time when he put Jake in charge of the blood drive. No one came to that event because he forgot to tell people, and so Jake ended up donating five pints of his blood. Still, Jake assured the captain this time was going to be different. Besides, what’s gonna happen during the remaining shift, which roughly had only a few hours left?
And so, as the acting precinct head, Jake immediately set to change some rules, allowing the staff to basically do what they want.
Amy: You can't just grant wishes, Jake. You're a boss, not a genie.
Jake: I am both. I am the boss genie and this office is my lamp. Who likes me being in charge?
Everyone raised their hands except Amy.
Meanwhile, the captain and Sgt. Terry were in the car, and they got to talking about his brother-in-law Zeke, whom he was a little intimidated by. He’s been living at his house. He calls Terry dum-dum and belittled him. Capt. Holt wondered why he didn’t volunteer to run the precinct that night so he could get out of the house, but Terry said that it was alright for Jake to lead. He trusted him enough to know he’s responsible.
The shift’s over, and it was finally time to go home. But Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio) came across a mysterious powder. Because other precincts has had such incident, the protocol was to put the premises under a lockdown until the lab guys would be able to determine if the powder was deadly or not. So, no one got to leave 99.
Not wanting to dampen everyone’s holiday plans, Jake wanted this lockdown to be fun. The team called Capt. Holt, and it seemed like Jake had this under control. But Holt wanted to monitor the situation, so he asked Terry if they could swing by his house first, as it was nearer. There, the captain met Zeke and saw how affected Terry was around his presence.
Back at 99, the tests were done, but the lockdown was still in effect. The lab guys only determined that it was not baking powder, but further tests would still be needed.
The gang assessed the situation. There were victims, snitches, gang members, prisoners and lawyers everywhere. So, what’s the plan? Amy suggested to separate the factions to keep the peace. But nope, Jake was in charge, and they were going to do it his way.
Still in keeping with morale, Jake organized a talent show inside the precinct, where Boyle and some prisoners danced, and a lawyer did a stand-up routine. He also set up a Thanksgiving feast with their last remaining food set on a table.
Amy: I know you think this is going well, but you can't keep putting out fires as they come up. You need to set down some rules.
Amy was concerned that pretty soon, things will go downhill.
Amy: Tell them the truth about the powder, tell them they're gonna be here for a while, and tell them it might have to be a little uncomfortable.
Yeah, Jake did none of that.
When one of the lawyers started to incite riot, he had to talk to him privately and told him the real deal, holding the lawyer to a promise that he will not squeal. But guess what? The first thing the lawyer did as soon as Jake finished talking to him was tell the crowd that the powder was anthrax. So then, a riot ensued, and something caught fire. Somehow, though, they were able to still keep things in control. But Jake had to confess to the captain, who said they will be returning to the precinct.
As they wait for the sergeant and the captain, Jake talked to Amy.
Jake: Look, I screwed up. I think you should take command of the precinct.
Amy: Don't apologize to me. Be a leader and tell me what you need me to do. Tell everyone what you need them to do. You're the captain, Jake.
Empowered, he started giving out orders to the staff. He finally did man-up and took charge.
Meanwhile, as all this was going on with the captain monitoring the precinct from Terry’s house, Zeke was suddenly nice to Terry because he thought his boss was kind of a jerk. Terry played along. When they were about to leave for 99, Terry had one request from Capt. Holt.
Sgt. Terry: Zeke is being nice to me for the first time ever because he thinks you're a jerk just like his boss. When we go downstairs, I want you to scream at me. I want you to really degrade me in front of my family.
Capt. Holt: And this will make you happy?
Sgt. Terry: It's the best Thanksgiving gift you could give me.
The captain and sergeant were back at 99, just in time to see that things were back in order. Turned out, they found out who was responsible. It was a former IT employee with a grievance. He was also responsible for the other incidents.
— Brooklyn Nine-Nine (@Brooklyn99FOX) November 17, 2014
And that’s what happened on “Brooklyn Nine Nine” Season 2 Episode 7 “Lockdown,” which aired on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at 8:30 p.m. on FOX. Check out the highlight to the episode in the video below.
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