Hostage Situation Season 3, Episode 11 - Aired January 5, 2016

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When Charles and Genevieve decide to take a step forward as a couple, his ex-wife, Eleanor, takes control of something very valuable to Charles. Meanwhile, Captain Holt and Rosa call on Gina's help to get a suspect talking, and Terry is painfully rewarded for doing a favor for Amy, who needs a recommendation later.

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Guest Stars: Kathryn Hahn as Eleanor, Mary Lynn Rajskub as Genevieve, Kyle S. More as Steve Henderson, George 'Gee' Alexander as Jay-Jay, John O'Leary as Franklin, Steve Tom as Kellan Heller

Writers: Phil Augusta Jackson

Director: Max Winkler

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Episode Quotes

Captain Holt: Dancing over. Situation defused.
Jake: No!

Jake: Are you guys wearing one scarf?
Genevieve: Yep, Charles forgot his this morning. It's actually quite romantic. I think he did it on purpose.
Charles: Uh, let's just say, I definitely did it on purpose. Now, twirl me, darling!

Jake: Oh, I should've known.
You're a hugger, not a shaker.
Charles: It was the most painful thing I've ever done, and I've taken three of my grandparents off life support.
Jake: How are you always in charge of that?

Rosa: Here's the deal, Steven. We already got you on shoplifting. Now let's talk about the 200 cloned credit cards in your bag.
Steven: I'm not saying anything.
Captain Holt: Look, punk, there are two ways we can do this the easy way or the hard way.
Rosa: Tell him what the hard way is, boss.
Captain Holt: Well, first, Steven, we're gonna fill out form 38E-J1, stating noncompliance.
We send it to the DA, but do they process it right away? No, because they're overwhelmed because Debra's on maternity leave. So your court date won't be set for six or eight weeks, and even then, you're gonna have to block off the whole day, because they don't give you a specific time. No, no, it's a window.
Rosa: Sir, can I talk to you for a second? I thought we were gonna to try to scare him.
Captain Holt: There's nothing scarier than the realities of the municipal court system. Now, come on; Let's get back in there and tell him about how bad the website is.

Jake: What is happening?
Captain Holt: I'm defusing the situation.
Jake: Whoa dancing captain. Must capture image of a lifetime! Oh, why is my phone always dead? I paid $13 for it!

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311 'Hostage Situation' Press Release December 17 2015

FOX has issued the press release for the Tuesday, January 5 episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, "Hostage Situation". Kathryn Hahn (Transparent) guest stars as Eleanor, Boyle's ex-wife. Mary Lynn Rajskub reprises her role as Genevieve in the episode.  Full story