The Ebony Falcon
The ebony falcon
Season 1, Episode 14
Air date: January 21, 2014
Written by: Prentice Penny
Directed by: Michael Blieden
Episode Guide
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"The Ebony Falcon" is the 14th episode of Season 1 of the FOX television show Brooklyn Nine-Nine. It originally aired 21st January 2014 to 4.55 million viewers.

Episode SynopsisEdit

Peralta needs Sgt. Jeffords to take part in an undercover operation, but then gets cold feet after meeting Cagney and Lacey. Detectives Santiago and Diaz are assigned to investigate on a theft Gina suffered in her apartment.



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
Eddie Pepitone ... Leo Sporm
Matthew Willig ... Brandon Jacoby
Joseph Aviel ... Vladimir
Rob Gilbert ... Spencer

Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • Before Terry can go undercover with Jake and Charles, he mentions that he’ll have to read his daughters a bedtime story. The 1960s children’s book Go, Dog. Go! is his book of choice.
  • Included in the list of items missing from Gina’s apartment is a set of homemade nesting dolls with the likeness of actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
  • Also missing from Gina’s apartment is a music box that plays the 1980s hit song “She Works Hard for the Money” by Donna Summer.
  • Terry's twins are named after Cagney and Lacey a 1980s police procedural television series. The two main characters were female cops named Christine Cagney and Mary Beth Lacey.
  • Boyle compares Terry’s strong but gentle demeanor to comedian and TV personality, Ellen DeGeneres.
  • Gina previous won a lock of hair at an auction that belonged to actor Mario Lopez, most known for his role in Saved by the Bell.
  • A man at the gym accuses Jake of cyberbullying, which is actually the act of bullying someone through social media or text messaging.
  • According to Gina, the best comedy of all time is the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The film, based on a popular novel, is a dark crime drama involving abuse and murder.
  • Gina requests a police officer resembling a young Kevin Costner escort her to work. Kevin Costner, not to be confused with character Kevin Cozner, is an actor most known for his role in Dances with Wolves.

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