By Julia Emmanuele, Hollywood Staff
Sal's Pizza opens with Peralta's favorite pizza place burning down. But when he and Boyle go to investigate the scene, suspecting arson, they find themselves in a turf war with with fire department. Unsurprisingly, Peralta and Fire Marhsall Boone (Patton Oswalt) can't stand each other. Once Peralta finds out that Boone suspects that Sal burnt down his own pizza place in order to get the insurance money, Peralta is determined to prove it was arson so that he can not only clear his favorite pizza guy's name, but also stick it to his mortal enemy. Meanwhile, the precinct has been hit by a computer virus after being hacked by a teenager who goes by the username Savant (Allen Evangelista), so Holt assigns Terry and Gina to hire a new I.T. Specialist, and Santiago finds out that Diaz was offered a captain's position in a small town in New Jersey, which of course, drives her crazy.
As always, Brooklyn Nine-Nine's ensemble shone in this episode, with most of the cast splitting off into pairs, which, on this show, always tends to produce comedy in unexpected ways. However, there were a few characters who consistently nailed every scene they were given, and so we've chosen to highlight and celebrate the MVPs of the ninth episode, Sal's Pizza.