Madeline Wuntch is a member of the NYPD and a recurring antagonist, particularly towards her long time rival, Ray Holt.

Throughout the SeriesEdit

Season TwoEdit

In Chocolate Milk, the precinct is being assessed and Holt is happy as his old captain is assessing them. Holt is unhappy to see that his arch-nemesis, Wuntch has come instead. Amy begins to freak out as she thinks that Wuntch will fail them. After a disastrous assessment, Amy tells Holt that to boost their score and prevent Holt being fired then he has to grovel. Holt reveals that he won't and tells Amy that him and Wuntch used to get on very well. However, he was up for a big promotion and he believes that Wuntch sabotaged it as the night before she came to sleep with him and he revealed he was gay. Amy later finds the letter that Wuntch wrote which is positive. Holt is confused as she thought she sabotaged it as he was gay. She says that his sexuality is the only thing she respects about him. She reveals she is angry about numerous other things and leaves angrily. Holt, following Amy's advice, grovels to Wuntch and she passes them (but only just).

In The Jimmy Jab Games, Holt and Terry go to Wuntch to get her to approve the money needed to tackle the drug, "Giggle Pig". Wuntch rejects them as they used incorrect punctuation so Holt goes behind her back to see the Chief. Wuntch argues against them but they eventually get their task force for the drug. However, Wuntch tells them that she did it on purpose, she made them oversell "Giggle Pig" and now they had better get the task force to work.

In The Mole, Wuntch hears that internal affairs have been sent to find a mole. She mocks Raymond for it and also his task force. However, Jake discovers that there is no mole. The inspector from Internal affairs is actually working as a spy for Wuntch to get access to the task force. Wuntch agrees to back off after Jake and Holt secretly record her.

In Stakeout, Holt, Rosa and Jake are getting commendations from Wuntch for their help stopping "Giggle Pig". Holt doesn't know whether to take the high horse or tell her his "burn" which is "Wuntch time is over". Holt takes the high horse and Wuntch is surprised that he doesn't gloat at all. He solemnly thanks her and then walks away. As she does, Holt shouts his burn and laughs as he had it both ways.

In Defense Rests, Wuntch needs Holt's help for a promotion but she is worried that he won't give her a recommendation. Rosa advises Holt to give her the recommendation and he does. However she reveals that she negotiated another promotion so she won't have to move. She then kisses Holt suddenly saying that she knows he wouldn't have recommended her if he didn't think she deserved it. She leaves, leaving Holt confused.

In The Chopper, Wuntch comes into the precinct and Holt expects her to take the case. Instead she says she will give them anything they need to succeed. They eventually solve the case but Wuntch reveals that she wanted Holt to succeed so she can have an excuse to promote him to a boring desk job.

In Johnny and Dora, Holt gets Gina and Terry to find a letter that Wuntch wrote which was rude about the Chief as if he does he can overturn his promotion. Holt meets with Wuntch and she pats him down to check he's not wearing a wire. He reveals he has the letter and tells her that he has to overturn her promotion. However, she later tells him that she will deny that she wrote it and in that time she can make some changes to the staff, effectively splitting up the 99th precinct if he doesn't leave. Holt is forced to comply and leave.

Season ThreeEdit

In New Captain, Wuntch refuses to let Holt make improvements to the PR department such as his eight point plan on community engagement. Instead she angrily forces him to name the community mascot, a pigeon after they fight in front of the other employees. Holt tries to get her to put her pettiness aside and improve the department and she agrees to let him "spread his wings". However, she instead makes him wear the pigeon mascot costume.

In The Oolong Slayer, after Holt's disaster with his posters, Wuntch humiliates him by assigning his employee, Bob to keep an eye on him. Later, Wuntch is disappointed in Holt when he is found out for working on a case secretly.


Wuntch is intelligent and cunning. She can nurse a grudge and has an ongoing fight with Holt. However, she is not as vicious as to smear Holt because he rejected her romantic advances, as he wrongly assumed. In fact, her recommendation letter for him is actually positive. In addition, she knows when to admit defeat as she allows Holt to gloat and also backs off of their feud if her career is at stake such as in The Mole.


Ray HoltEdit

See Holt-Wuntch Relationship

Holt and Wuntch are enemies. They are constantly shown to be antagonising to one another and Wuntch is one of the few people to truly anger Holt. However, strangely Wuntch retains unrequited feelings for Holt from their early days working together.



  • Madeline blames Holt for embarrassing her in front of Derek Jeter, although Holt claims she embarrassed herself.