Captain Peralta
Season 2, Episode 18
Air date: March 8, 2015
Written by: Dan Goor
Directed by: Eric Appel
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"Captain Peralta" is the 18th episode of Season Two of the FOX television show Brooklyn Nine-Nine. It originally aired February 15, 2015 to 3.11 million viewers. Bradley Whitford guest stars playing Jake Peralta's father Captain Roger Peralta.

Episode SynopsisEdit

Jake's mainly absentee father, Roger comes to town to spend some time with his son. Jake can't wait to see him, but Charles is skeptical of Roger's intentions. Meanwhile, Holt tasks Amy, Terry, Gina and Rosa with an impossible brain teaser in exchange for Beyoncé tickets.


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
Bradley Whitford ... Roger Peralta
Kevin Dorff ... Hank
Elle Russ ... Chantelle
Irina Skaya ... Glinda
Sebastien Stella ... Quebec Policeman


  • This is the first episode to have scenes set outside of the US without being in a flashback, Terry was seen in Japan in a flashback in Charges and Specs.
  • The airline Roger Peralta flies for, Tribute Air is fictitious, the tail at the back of the plane is that of an Emirates plane.
  • The brain teaser given to the station by Captain Ray Holt is actually unsolvable; the answer is only attainable with three uses of the see-saw under ideal circumstances, otherwise four uses are required. This is owing to the fact that it is unknown whether or not the discrepant weight is higher or lower than that of the other men. Therefore, comparing the weights of two groups of six, as suggested by Amy Santiago, would provide no information, as the target individual could be in either group, depending on whether his weight caused his group to raise or lower on the see-saw. One possible method of identifying the individual is as follows: divide the men into three groups of four; A, B, and C. Weigh group A against group B. If there is no discrepancy, the target is in group C. If there is a discrepancy, weigh group A against group C. If the discrepancy remains, the target is in group A; otherwise the target is in group B. The identified group will contain four men, 1, 2, 3, and 4. Weigh man 1 against man 2, then man 1 against man 3, and compare the results to the following:
Results table
Discrepancy No discrepancy Target number
1v2 & 1v3 1
1v2 1v3 2
1v3 1v2 3
1v2 & 1v3 4

The directionaltiy of the weight discrepancy in the target individual can simply be determined by weighing the target against any other man in a fifth comparison, if not already known.


  • Drummondville Airport (Fr: Aéroport de Drummondville) is a real airport located near Montreal, but in real life it doesn't currently handle any commercial flights.[1]
  • Quebec police officers speak French with an accent from France, which sounds nothing like how actual Quebeckers speak French.



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