Jake surprises Amy with an investigation into a string of arsons connected to her favorite crossword puzzle author, Vin Stermley. Meanwhile, Gina helps Holt jazz up his Commissioner candidate speech, and Terry, Rosa, Hitchcock, and Scully argue over who is most deserving of the new detective car.
Did You Know?
, the man playing Sam Jepson, is arguably the most famous living puzzle creator in America. After graduating from Indiana University with a self-designed degree in Enigmatology (the study of puzzles), he worked at Games Magazine. In 1993, he became the New York Times crossword puzzle editor; he has also had a puzzle segment on the National Public Radio program Weekend Edition Sunday since 1987. Shortz has appeared as himself on other TV shows (including The Simpsons
(1989) and How I Met Your Mother
(2005)), but this was his first time acting as another character on a sitcom. See more
References Saturday Night Live