For the character born in this episode, see Ava Jeffords

"Ava" is the 8th episode of Season Three of the FOX television show Brooklyn Nine-Nine. It is originally aired on November 22, 2015 as the 2015 Thanksgiving special to 3.88 million viewers.


Terry leaves Jake in charge of entertaining his pregnant wife, Sharon, while he and Rosa head to Rikers to learn more about the Douglass Street murders. But when Sharon's water breaks sooner than expected, crisis ensues at the precinct. Meanwhile, due to an internet outage, Amy and Charles must process all the paperwork by hand to avoid the bullpen from overflowing with perps and Holt is forced to confront his ex-boyfriend, Frederick.

Trivia Edit

  • The cold open for this episode is the shortest so far in the entire series, lasting approximately 31 seconds.
  • Gina mentions clicking a link saying that "'Balloon Boy' grew up hot", likely referring to the Balloon boy hoax from 2009.
  • The hospital where Sharon gives birth is Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, the same hospital where Charles gets taken after being shot in the behind in Christmas.
  • The subway station Rosa and Terry emerge from is Queensboro Plaza station which in reality is an elevated station not an underground station.
  • The 'duck' referred in this episode is a species known as the Dutch Hookbill. The species was later referenced in season 4 when Captain Raymond Holt was stating 'The worst kind of duck'. A possible or allusion to one of Raymond Holt's failed relationships.

Cast Edit

Actor Character
Andy Samberg ... Jake Peralta
Stephanie Beatriz ... Rosa Diaz
Terry Crews ... Terry Jeffords
Melissa Fumero ... Amy Santiago
Joe Lo Truglio ... Charles Boyle
Chelsea Peretti ... Gina Linetti
Andre Braugher ... Captain Ray Holt
Dirk Blocker ... Michael Hitchcock
Joel McKinnon Miller ... Norm Scully
Nick Offerman ... Frederick
Merrin Dungey ... Sharon Jeffords
Kaliko Kauahi ... Brenda Hix
Tom Proctor ... Rake

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