9-1-1 is back on Fox and honestly guys, it was starting to feel like a bit of an emergency. I was worried we were never going to see this show again. This would have been a travesty because 9-1-1 is one of my top favorite shows. When we last left off Jennifer Love Hewitt was in great peril, what with her crazy ex breaking into the house and probably trying to murder her. But how should we know, because the show faded to black and left us hanging for months. The nerve!
Maddie Takes Her Life Back
We picked back up with far too little Ryan Guzman for one thing. I mean, has the network not figured out he’s our main brand of eye candy? I think we saw him twice on the entire episode and that’s just unfortunate. But they’ll learn, numbers don’t lie and neither do I. We also came back to Love aka Maddie learning how to fight with her brother. He is worried her ex will come back an knock her around. They are both going to ensure this doesn’t happen. #foreshadowing She’s also agreed to an official date with Chimney and to signing her divorce papers.
Awkward Moments With Mom And Dad
Athena’s parents are in town and it seems like no one is excited, least of all her. But 2nd runner up in the “Get Out” category is her ex-husband which definitely puts Bobby on edge. Mama does not disappoint when she gets up in Bobby’s face and tells him Athena’s children are not his consolation prize for his dead family. Oh no she didn’t! Athena does not take kindly to such talk and puts Mommy Dearest in her place. She even makes the B apologize which is all kinds of uncomfortable for Bobby who just wants to ghost the entire situation immediately. Sorry Bobby, but Michael told you to run for it. Of course, after this everyone gets along.
Beware Land Sharks
Meanwhile down the road, a huge shark is eating a guy on the highway. Yes, there was an actual accident and a truck transporting a Tiger shark flipped over and one of the handlers got his arm stuck in the beast’s mouth. He begged them not to hurt the shark so instead, they cut off his arm…his damn arm…so the shark could be transported to the ocean safely. Where do they come up with this stuff?
As if Athena doesn’t have enough going on with her crazy parents she responds to a call where a young teen has called 9-1-1 apparently because he is mad at his father regarding being grounded. A little more digging proves said father is actually a kidnapper who has another young child in the basement and the aforementioned teen was kidnapped years and years ago. When the teen flees, worried his father will kill the young boy, he takes the small boy with him and calls Athena for help. It results in television’s best tackle scene I’ve probably ever seen. Kudos stunt team, kudos to you!
Finally, after all this we get to the scene we’ve been waiting for. Maddie’s crazy ex showing up at her door. What we didn’t see previously was that he gets inside via Chimney and then stabs him about 3 times in the gut. Poor Chim, hasn’t he been through enough? Once he breaks into the house he punches her once in the side of the head and we fade to black. Now I can’t wait for Monday night. Honestly, each and every Monday night is a treat when 9-1-1 on Fox is on.
I didn’t actually spoil the entire show so you MUST check it out for yourself before the 25th. You can always catch up on Hulu and On Demand. You’ll thank me later.