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Recap / Brooklyn Nine Nine S 4 E 22 Crime And Punishment

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Crime and Punishment' is the twenty-second and final episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine's fourth season. It aired back-to-back with "The Bank Job".

After the events of the previous episode, Jake and Rosa are now on trial for attempted bank robbery. With Hawkins having manufactured a seemingly air-tight case against them, Jake and Rosa, along with the rest of the Nine-Nine, struggle to put together a workable defense. In a last ditch effort, Jake and Amy track down a former cop who had been betrayed by Hawkins and try to convince him to come back to New York and testify on their behalf.

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As this is happening, Rosa comes to the conclusion that Hawkins has outsmarted everyone and Holt finds her preparing to runaway to a ranch in Argentina with Adrian Pimento.

Meanwhile, Terry and Charles enlist the help of a group of hackers to try and find bank records that can help prove Jake and Rosa's innocence. Unfortunately, the hackers seem more interested in digging up dirt on Terry to use as blackmail in the event the cops try to doublecross them.

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This episode provides examples of:

  • Blackmail: What the hackers intend to do to Terry if him and Charles doublecross them.
  • Body Horror: The stress of the trial causes Charles to age rapidly. He begins the episode with all of his hair turned star white and is eventually forced to use a wheelchair as his body starts giving out.
  • Courtroom Episode
  • Crazy-Prepared:
    • Hawkins puts together an elaborate story that effectively pokes holes into Jake and Rosa's airtight alibis and prepares extensive bank records to "prove" that the two were on the take. She even sets up a false witness in a way that's irresistible to the Nine-Nine so that they screw themselves over in what they think is a last ditch attempt at exoneration.
    • Pimento already has a ranch in the Argentine Andes prepared from his undercover days in case he needed to flee the country.
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  • Downer Ending: Despite the 99's attempts to help them, Jake & Rosa get sentenced to 15 years in prison.
  • Family of Choice: Holt tries to appeal to Rosa's sense of family to get her to stay. When she retorts that she can't stand her family, he gently says that he wasn't talking about her blood relatives. This convinces her to come back to finish out the trial.
  • Frame-Up: What started the entire episode.
  • Gilligan Cut: Played for Drama. Jake says they won't be found guilty. Cut to the jury saying they find Jake and Rosa guilty on all charges.
  • Heh Heh, You Said "X": Amy replies to Jake with "Oui, oui." Jake says "Heh. You said "wee wee.""
  • Heroic BSoD: Jake has one in the end.
  • Hope Spot: A big one. Jake and Amy find a former detective who can testify against Hawkins. Turns out he also works for Hawkins.
  • I Will Wait for You: Amy tells Jake that she'll wait for him should he get sent to prison.
  • Madness Mantra: Jake repeats saying "Cool cool cool cool" after him and Rosa are deemed guilty.
  • Metaphorgotten: Holt finds Rosa disguised and about to flee the country during the trial.
    Rosa: I am a graduate student on sabbatical to study birds at the University of Buenos Aires.
    Holt: You know, Cornell has a far better ornithology department, and it's right here in New York.
    Rosa: Cornell has accused me of robbing a bank and is gonna send me to jail for 15 years.
  • Old Shame: The hackers find Terry's old Japanese ads and a '90s show he did.
  • Race Against the Clock: The 99 has two days to prove Jake and Rosa's innocence.
  • Rapid-Fire "But!": Multiplied buts is Jake Peralta's reaction when Lt. Hawkins brings false, but really convincing evidence against him and Rosa Diaz during their trial.
    Hawkins Oh, and one more thing. They're guilty.
    Peralta: No, we are not.
    Judge: Please don't address the jury, Mr. Peralta.
    Peralta: But... but... but...
    Judge: One more "but" and you will be in contempt.
    Peralta: [quietly] "One more 'but' and you're contempt", name of your sex tape.
  • Run for the Border: A variation. Rosa plans on fleeing to Argentina with Pimento before the final verdict.
  • Saying Too Much: Jake often jokes about robbing the bank in the hall. Lampshaded by the judge who tells him to stop talking.
  • Shout-Out: To Star Wars and Forget Paris.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: After one Hope Spot, Jake & Rosa are still found guilty.
  • Wham Line: "Guilty. On all charges."
  • Wham Shot: The shot of Flaxton Hills as Amy realizes that the witness they got to testify against Hawkins still works for her.
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