A tidal wave hits and between the initial wave and the surges which come after, we see more people die this episode than the entire series.
|Writer(s)||Juan Carlos Coto|
|Introduced This Episode|
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A Wedding Day Ruined: Jason, Adele, Chuck, Hen, Eddie
Adele and Chuck were getting married before the wave hit, and then soon after, it seemed Adele was going to be a widow and lose her son. Luckily, Jason was saved in no time and though Chuck looked like his body was going to give out, thanks to Hen and Eddie tag-teaming, they keep him alive.
Something For Your College Essay: May, Athena, Vicky
With May freaking out about her ACT and college applications, Athena takes her to a spa to calm her down. However, what ends up happening is a calm day becomes one of May’s most traumatic when a woman, Vicky, almost dies in her arms. But, thanks to May, the woman actually lives and with May not saying what she wants to major in, either she now has a slew of things she doesn’t want to be or has narrowed it down to a few.
Heroes Never Die: Christopher, Buck, Lena, Maddie, Chim
Thanks to surfing lessons, Christopher somehow finds a pole to hang onto until Buck saves him. However, as surge after surge hits, Christopher is lost to the water.
As for Maddie? Well, she too is drowning in a way. 5,000 people died, and she takes on the weight of trying to keep there from being more, but with hospitals swamped, she is unsure what to do. At least until talking to Chim and realizing there is a decommissioned VA hospital nearby. Thus giving her a place to get bodies out the water – living or dead.
Question(s) Left Unanswered
- How did Lena and her team, the 136, survive that wave?
The Most Devastating Episode In A Long Time
It has been a long time since we’ve seen this many people die while the lead characters were within eyeshot. In fact, this has probably been the most who died who could actually have an impact on you, even if you felt you’ve built up a tolerance. For whether it was Vicky dying in May’s arms, Chuck just wanting his wife and stepson saved, or worrying about Christopher, this episode stirs up emotions 9-1-1 hasn’t touched in a while.
How Will The Show Try To Top Itself?
Yet, with the show doing so, there comes the need to ask how it will try to top itself? The consistent issue of 9-1-1 is that it needs escalation or else the calls become same old, same old. Plus, with rebars going through people’s heads, crushed legs, and Bobby doing a 180 after being on the path to suicide, and Maddie dealing with her ex, there is only but so much drama the show can throw at us which isn’t a 9-1-1 call.
Leaving you to wonder, can this show maintain this momentum? At least without cheapening the dangers and heartache?
|Season/ Episode||Synopsis||Episode Information||Topics & Focused Characters|
|Season 3, Episode 5 “Rage”||As Michael experiences DWB, and his kids get the race talk, Buck learns the consequences of his lawsuit.|
|Season 3, Episode 3 “Searchers”||The tsunami arc comes to an end, with an explosion, someone losing an arm, and the fate of Christopher.|
|Season 3, Episode 4 “Triggers”||From Maddie triggered by a domestic call to Chim and Hen taking note of kids they save, and Buck hearing the worst thing imaginable, this episode isn’t called “Triggers” for nothing.|
|Season 3, Episode 1 “Kids Today” [Seaon Premiere]||Surprisingly, despite being crushed by a fire truck, Buck seems like he may return to work. However, isn’t there always a catch?|
|Season 3, Episode 2 “Sink or Swim”||A tidal wave hits and between the initial wave and the surges which come after, we see more people die this episode than the entire series.|
|Season 2, Episode 17 “Careful What You Wish For”||In the penultimate episode of the season, Eddie returns to prominence as he reevaluates his relationship with Shannon.|
|Season 2, Episode 18 “This Life We Choose” [Season Finale]||In the finale, after a bombing spree, many characters find their lives changed forever. One for the worse, many for the better.|
|Season 2, Episode 14 “Broken”||Of course, with 9-1-1 taking some time off it means they have to come back with you on the verge of crying to the point being unable to watch.|
|Season 2, Episode 16 “Bobby Begins Again”||In order to move forward, you have to the past, and in this episode, we learn what happened between the fire Bobby started and Buck being hired.|
|Season 2/ Episode 8 “Buck, Actually”||Love is in the air in such a way this episode that it almost makes you forget that it isn’t February in real life or in the show.|
|Season 2, Episode 15 “Ocean’s 9-1-1”||The team gets framed for a robbery and it leads to not only some of the best writing in a while, but one person’s job on the line.|
|Season 2, Episode 13 “Fight or Flight”||We journey a bit into Doug and Maddie’s history and are left with an ending which ends a chapter in both of their lives.|
|Season 2, Episode 12 “Chimney Begins”||As Hen did earlier this season, Howard Han aka Chimney, gets his due by having an episode dedicated to his backstory.|
|Season 2, Episode 11 “New Beginnings”||9-1-1 returns, and it is like we never left as the drama picks up and kicks things into the next gear.|
While this is a Christmas episode, love is in the air like it is Valentine’s day. Though, unfortunately, one person with unreciprocated love comes around to ruin things.
The show decides to hand the reigns to Aisha Hinds and gives us something which almost makes you wonder, “Why wasn’t this the show’s pilot?”
In this episode, we’re reminded that ghost aren’t always entities of another world but also could be the living.
Featuring: Carla, Buck, Shannon, Eddie, Athen, Hen, Bryan
A few characters find themselves pushed to reminisce about the past and take note of how it led them to the current path they're on.
Some familiar faces return, as does the possibility of 911 making it so each episode has a theme to it.
The show doubles down on newcomer Eddie as it has two characters question what do they want for their future. One personally, the other professionally.
We come to the conclusion of the earthquake arc and are left wondering will everyone make it alive and in one piece?
With a 7.1 earthquake, everyone is put into a position of danger. However, for Bobby’s team, it is a building on the verge of collapse.
9-1-1 starts off strong but loses its luster as you get used to the sometimes outlandish 911 calls and the drama of the cast seems to lose its importance.
The season finale of 9-1-1 ends with a bit of a shocker, but not the kind the show is known for.
Patricia returns and it is questioned if Buck can handle her place in Abby’s life alongside if Athena is ready for a new relationship yet.
9-1-1 shows full commitment to doing themed episodes for awhile and for this one, it is all about karma being a bitch. Meaning, it is time for many characters to deal with their demons.
As it seems 9-1-1 digs into the idea of doing themed episodes, we witness the strange calls which happen the night of a full moon.
It’s Valentine’s Day! That means the 911 calls are laced with the themes of love or a woman scorned.
Hen’s personal life is finally revealed to us, alongside what happened to Bobby’s family.
Bobby’s truth gets revealed, Athena crosses the line, and we get another episode with increasingly better guest performances.
With a season 2 renewal, it seems 9-1-1 isn’t going to just skate through the rest of season 1 but prove itself to naysayers.
9-1-1 keeps the drama high but can it find some heart amongst the sensationalism?
9-1-1 starts off strong, in terms of the 911 calls, but as for the characters? Well… lets just hope they develop over time.
9-1-1 returns with a new member of Bobby’s team, Buck’s sister, and Athena struggling to accept love in her life.