"Hostage Situation" is the 11th episode of Season Three of the FOX television show Brooklyn Nine-Nine. It originally aired on January 5, 2016 to 2.73 million viewers. It was the first episode to air in 2016 and the first to air on a Tuesday at 9:00pm EST.


Charles and Genevieve want to take their relationship to a new level, but his ex-wife, Eleanor, steamrolls their plans. Meanwhile, Amy asks Terry to write a recommendation letter with disastrous results, and Holt and Rosa enlist Gina’s help to solve a case.


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
Kathryn Hahn ... Eleanor
Mary Lynn Rajskub ... Genevieve Mirren-Carter
Kyle S. More .. Steve Henderson
George "Gee" Alexander .. Jay-Jay
John O'Leary .. Franklin
Steve Tom .. Kellan Heller


  • This is the first episode where Charles' ex-wife Eleanor appears after being an unseen character since the first episode.


  • AC/DC's Whole Lotta Rosie plays while Jake is driving.

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