“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” Season 2 Episode 13 “Payback” aired on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, at 8:30 p.m. As Jake pays the money he owes Terry, a secret spills out. As the two try to protect this, everyone else is wondering when they’ll receive payback for Jake’s loans. Meanwhile, the captain and Amy have their first ever bonding moment. Find out what happened in this episode in the recap below.
Jake (Andy Samberg) is having a hard time working the vending machine, so he borrows a dollar from Sgt. Terry (Terry Crews), who refuses him, saying that Jake owes him so much money already. In fact, Jake owes the sergeant $2,437. Hearing this, Rosa (Stephanie Beatriz) chimes in that she would also appreciate it if Jake pays her back as he owes her money too. But Jake is more concerned that the sergeant is collecting money now, when he’s always let it go before. He’s always been patient about Jake’s endless shenanigans.
Jake announces to the sergeant he’s paying him back, but he thinks that Terry is eager to get his money because he may have come to some unexpected expenses. He enumerates why he has come to such a deduction and assumes Terry is having another baby. At first, the sergeant insists that he really only wants this money back. But the truth is, Jake is right. He and his wife are having another baby, and he makes Jake promise to keep this a secret first since they just found out about it.
Capt. Holt (Andre Braugher), meanwhile, asks Amy (Melissa Fumero) to come to his office so that they can get started working on his old case, which Amy uncovered as unsolved in a previous episode (“The Pontiac Bandit Returns” air date: Dec. 7, 2014). She’s excited about their working relationship progressing, but Gina (Chelsea Peretti) is unimpressed.
After barely 10 minutes of working together with Amy, Holt announces that he’s already solved the case. Amy is surprised as she’s been looking forward to a rewarding exchange of ideas and bonding moment with her superior, but that’s not happening anymore. However, the captain asks her to come with him so they could interrogate to the person of interest, who’s now 86 years old.
Meanwhile, Jake makes good his promise to pay Terry, who appreciated his gesture. Jake also suggests making him the godfather of the baby and proceeds to give out baby names. Terry says that if he can keep this a secret for four weeks, he’s going to consider him. But then, Charles and Rosa arrive, and they see that Jake has paid the sergeant. What about the money Jake owes them? What’s so special about his friendship with Terry? Caught in a bind, Jake promises to pay everyone. Payback is happening!
So, Jake and the squad are in the meeting room, where he accounts for every money he owes everybody. Basically, it’s a lot of money Jake couldn’t afford to pay, so Rosa suggests they should split the cash Jake gave Terry so at least everyone gets something. Jake refuses and says he’s going to work off his debt instead.
This results in Rosa asking Jake to clean her motorcycle and Gina making Jake call people to tell them she died, so she could hear their reactions. Scully is requesting Jake for a full body massage, which also includes his butt cheeks, while Charles wants Jake to give his dogs a bath.
Terry feels pretty bad that Jake has to do all these to keep his secret, which Charles actually senses. So, he counter offers them: no more dog washing if they tell him what is really going on. Terry and Jake didn’t budge.
As this was going on, Amy and the captain are sharing lunch they bought from the street. They’re in the car doing a stakeout, and Amy casually asks the captain about the history of the case. The captain mentions his old partner, whose marriage almost ended because they were too busy working on finding the culprit. But he and his partner really hit it off and bonded. It’s one for the books!
Suddenly, someone arrives at the store of their person of interest, and they learn that it’s the grandson. They man they are looking for apparently died a few weeks back. But they had to cut their stakeout and investigation short when the captain experiences digestion problems. Eating that street meat Amy suggested didn’t agree with his tummy. With sirens on the car, they rush back to the precinct.
Meanwhile, as Terry leaves for the gym, he tells everyone to check their emails for a progress report on a case they are working on. Jake sees the name of the suspect in the email and thinks it would make for a cute baby name. He hits reply, but then he sees Charles approaching, so he immediately sends this. Unfortunately, that email is sent to everyone. So now, the secret is out, and Jake accidentally spilled it! He tells everyone that Terry can’t know they know. They have to let IT break into his email account, while Jake distracts Terry at the gym. It’s a crazy plan, but somehow it works.
Later, Terry’s wife Sharon (guest star Merrin Dungey) arrives at the precinct just as Terry is checking his email. Will he know? Apparently, the IT’s job is clean and breathes a sigh of relief. However, the captain pops out of nowhere after spending a lot of time in the bathroom to congratulate Terry and Sharon for their baby, thanks to Jake’s email. The sergeant is really mad, and Sharon looks even madder. In private, Jake apologizes to Terry. Can he still be the godfather? Terry is too upset to talk to him.
The next morning, Amy also apologizes to the captain for giving him diarrhea. The captain thinks that someday, they can laugh over this incident, as it is something they have bonded over. Amy is pleased that she connected with Holt.
The episode ends with Jake giving Terry the rest of the money he owes him by selling his car. Terry tells him that his reconsidering making Jake the godfather because he knows that the baby will be in good hands.
There you have it for the recap on “Brooklyn Nine Nine” Season 2 Episode 13 “Payback,” which aired on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, at 8:30 p.m. on FOX. What do you think of this episode? Sound off in the comments!
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