‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ S04E11 and S04E12
The squad goes on a manhunt for nine escaped convicts including the Pontiac Bandit’s brother on ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ S04E11 and S04E12. The one-hour Winter finale guest stars former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch. Fox/Brooklyn Nine-Nine Official Facebook Page

The Nine-Nine crew goes on a manhunt for nine convicts who’ve escaped from a prison van on the streets of Brooklyn and Jake (Andy Samberg) gains an unlikely ally trying to look for the most dangerous of the lot on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” season 4, episodes 11 and 12 (Brooklyn Nine-Nine 4x11 and 4x12).

Spoiler alert: This recap contains plot details about season 4 of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” The fourth season premiered Sept. 20. The series is available for Australian viewers to watch on SBS every Wednesday at 8:00 p.m.

Retired NFL running back Marshawn Lynch (as himself) opens up the two-part episode gobbling and complaining about his quesadilla while a prison van behind him crashes. The inmates make a run for it and Marshawn is questioned at the precinct following the incident. Rosa (Stephanie Beatriz) meets her “unemployed” football hero but is disappointed when all he talks about is the missing pico de gallo on his fast food order.

Jake and Amy (Melissa Fumero) bet on who gets to capture the most inmates. The loser has to move into the winner’s apartment. Jake teams up with Terry (Terry Crews) while Amy goes with Charles (Joe Lo Truglio).

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Jake and Terry brag about their first catch but are stunned when they find out that Amy and Charles have already arrested three of the escaped convicts, only to find out that the latter duo used resources from the tactical supply armoury to speed things up. Jake and Terry strike back by hooking up with Homeland Security and use one of its feature-packed trucks to capture three more perps. Their lead doesn’t last long as Amy and Charles catch one of their own to even the score at 4.

Jake gives up the last remaining fugitive to Amy only to find out they caught the wrong one. The lone convict at large named George (Charles Baker) turns out to be the foster brother of Doug Judy (Craig Robinson), better known as the Pontiac Bandit, who is Jake’s old nemesis. Doug agrees to help Jake look for George after the detective’s series of queries to get hold of the elusive car thief.

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Holt (Andre Braugher) is against the Jake-Bandit tandem and is outspoken about it, believing that the Pontiac Bandit cannot be trusted. The Nine-Nine’s captain is almost prophetic when Doug appears to side with his foster brother when they bolt together. But the bandit eventually knocks George out in front of the detectives to reveal his true intentions, which also include getting cleared of his past crimes.

Meanwhile, Charles is upset with the rest of the squad for not including him in the group’s text chains. Gina (Chelsea Peretti) and Amy tell him that his habit of text-flooding is the main reason why he’s being left out. They train him using a series of experiments to help him change his messaging ways, which he ultimately does. The episode ends with Gina getting hit by a bus after congratulating Charles.