9-1-1 - Season 1 Episode 4 !NEW!
9-1-1 is an American procedural drama television series created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series follows the lives of Los Angeles first responders: police officers, paramedics, firefighters and dispatchers. The series premiered on January 3, 2018. 9-1-1 is a joint production between Reamworks, Ryan Murphy Television, and 20th Television.
9-1-1 - Season 1 Episode 4
As of March 20, 2023,[update] 90 episodes of 9-1-1 have aired, currently in its sixth season. On May 16, 2022, Fox renewed the series for a sixth season which premiered on September 19, 2022.
Or maybe someone will call 911 to report an old lady wandering the streets in her nightgown and looking lost. Either way, I don't expect 9-1-1 to pull the rug out from under us with a dead body just yet.
I have no way to watch this episode so I really appreciate your recap. Thanks so much! You have some interesting thoughts & I like how you take time to discuss the guest roles. (Anything more from this episode about Chimney or May? Thanks!!!)
The Buckley family has been keeping Buck in the dark his entire life. But the cat's out of the bag now, as 9-1-1 Season 4 Episode 4 found Buck finally let in on the secret everyone has been keeping from him. So, where do we go from here?
Oliver Stark has always been a solid performer. There is some heavyweight talent on 9-1-1, and Oliver has more than held his own over the years. But he knocks every single beat this hour out of the park.
It's a pretty stunning twist, but it's clear there is a much bigger story than is revealed during the installment. Why was Buck never told about Daniel? That's the biggest question out there as we head into Buck's origin episode, which is probably the most highly anticipated hour of the series thus far.
"Worst Day Ever"Episode InformationSeason 1Episode 4AirdateJanuary 24, 2018Viewers6.57 millionWritten byZachary ReiterDirected byBradley BueckerEpisode ChronologyPreceded by"Next of Kin"Followed by"Point of Origin""Worst Day Ever" is the fourth episode of the first season of 9-1-1. It was written by Zachary Reiter and directed by Bradley Buecker. It aired on January 24, 2018.
In the aftermath of a deadly plane crash, Bobby and team race to help the survivors, while Athena deals with panic and chaos at the airport. Bobby confronts his past demons; Athena is out for revenge against a group of teen bullies; and Abby delivers an important message from a 9-1-1 caller.
There's no show quite like Ryan Murphy's Fox procedural "9-1-1." On the surface, it has a lot in common with other shows about doctors, cops, and firefighters. Each episode sees the crew tackling whatever emergencies come their way that day. But "9-1-1" traffics very heavily in two narrative strategies: metaphor and exaggeration. Many episodes tackle a specific topic, whether it be the idea of superstition or the feeling of being under pressure, and tie everything in that episode to the titular concept.
One of the biggest mysteries of the first season of "9-1-1" is what really happened to Bobby's (Peter Krause) family. We get an important glimpse into Bobby's past in "Worst Day Ever," which tracks the aftermath of a plane crash. The crash itself is terrifying, as they always are, and the rescue operation is extremely dangerous. Bobby almost loses his life trying to save a woman who was flying with her son, but they both make it out alive in the end. However, this causes Bobby to relapse, and Hen (Aisha Hinds) and Buck (Oliver Stark) find him in a bad way. Clearly, this all has to do with the death of his family.
Meanwhile, Athena finds herself trying to control the chaos at the airport, leading to one of Angela Bassett's greatest monologues thus far. She boards a plane to find that the airport police have tied up a man with duct tape when he tried to get up. She gives an impassioned speech about how the airline CEOs are the bad guys in this situation, not the customers, and all of the passengers erupt in applause. It's extremely silly, but also so darn entertaining, and Bassett delivers every line like it's a Shakespearean monologue. This early episode started to give viewers a taste of what the show could really be like at its best, though the reliable dynamic of the team hadn't perfectly coalesced yet. True greatness was yet to come.
For obvious reasons, some of the most dramatic episodes of "9-1-1" focus on emergencies that involve the main characters or their loved ones being in danger. Season 5's "Defend in Place" is a real heart-squeezer, as it deals with an emergency that threatens the lives of hundreds of souls, as well as a character we've become fond of. When there is a fire at the hospital where Michael's (Rockmond Dunbar) boyfriend David (La Monde Byrd) works, it's total chaos.
The "[insert character here] Begins" episodes of "9-1-1" are some of the most beloved episodes of the series by fans, and it's easy to understand why. It's really rewarding to get to see the origin stories of the characters we've come to know and love and realize that they've not always been the heroes we know them to be. Chimney (Kenneth Choi), for example, had a rather circuitous journey to the firehouse.
While some of the emergencies that take place in the "9-1-1" universe seem pretty implausible, the fact that the show is set in Los Angeles means there's one disaster that's always on hand to shake things up: earthquakes. The Season 2 earthquake emergency spans two entire episodes, and it's a real doozy. The first episode of the season caught the audience up about where the characters are at in their personal lives, but the second one is entirely action, and it's gut-wrenching.
Season 2 sees some big shake-ups for the "9-1-1" gang. Abby has left and Buck thinks she's still coming back (what a hilarious joke). Maddie arrives in town after finally leaving her abusive ex, and the 118 welcomes a new firefighter, the handsome veteran Eddie. As the title suggests, everyone is feeling a little stressed in this episode (and yes, the titular song does play near the end).
There's nothing like a dramatic parallel to really get the blood pumping. Think of the brilliant baptism-slash-assassination scene at the end of "The Godfather," or all the cross-cutting from Christopher Nolan films. Okay, so "9-1-1" is not exactly on the level of Francis Ford Coppola, but the melodrama really hits the spot. Case in point: "Blindsided," wherein several life and death situations happen simultaneously.
"The Taking of Dispatch 9-1-1" is exactly what it says on the tin. This time, the emergency takes place inside the call center, rather than outside of its walls. Josh (Bryan Safi) actually plays an important role in this episode, as the situation at hand all goes back to a horrible date he went on that left him beaten and mugged. The emergency is this: A group of criminals takes over the dispatch center so they can rob a museum and route any calls away from the scene of the crime.
Bobby may be the captain of the 118, but Buck is its beating heart. He's also one of the most emotional characters in the show, and we finally learn the root of his abandonment issues in Season 4. We always knew there was something weird going on with Buck and Maddie's parents, but in Buck's origin episode, we get the full picture. In the previous episode, Buck has just learned that he had a brother named Daniel, who died when Buck was just a baby. In fact, the reason they had Buck was so that he could be a bone marrow transplant for Daniel, which it turned out he wasn't.
Two-part "9-1-1" episodes always deliver action and heartbreak, and Season 3's two-parter is no exception. In fact, it features some of the most jaw-dropping and heart-wrenching moments in the entire series. In the third episode of the season, sweet-hearted Buck has lost track of Christopher in the chaos and he fears he's gone forever. He spends half of the episode becoming more and more desperate in his search, and he almost gives up and tells Eddie he's lost his son when they both see Christopher, safe and sound. It's one of the most poignant moments in the series, in part because we know Buck feels so guilty for even losing Christopher in the first place.
Frankly, "Sink or Swim" belongs on this list simply by virtue of the fact that a network TV show was able to depict a disaster as massive as a tsunami destroying the Santa Monica Pier and flooding the streets of LA. But, even as impressive as that feat is, what really makes "Sink or Swim" the best "9-1-1" episode are the emotional through-lines. First, there's the heart of the episode(s), Buck and Christopher. Buck does everything humanly possible to protect Christopher, eventually safely depositing him on top of a firetruck and managing to rescue about a dozen other people in the process.
9-1-1 Lone Star has been renewed for a fourth season, and its related show, 9-1-1, has been renewed for a sixth season. Lone Star was originally contrived as a spin-off to the massively successful 9-1-1 but since has grown its own fan base and cemented itself on Fox's Network of successful shows.
TK seems to have a recurring theme throughout the show of almost dying; fans have commented on how in every season, he has a near-death experience. Surely one person cannot nearly die this many times. His life is a little over the top most days, and this shooting is no different.
Grace Ryder, a much-loved character, has proven her effectiveness as a 9-1-1 operator several times before, but none better than the scorpion episode. Grace helps a woman trapped in her food truck, surrounded by scorpions, to escape safely.
TK's mother's death was unexpected and uncalled for, according to some fans, and the plane engine exploding on their way to the funeral was the cherry on top. Many fans expressed their frustration for TK who cannot catch a break; unsurprisingly, he features in a handful of over the top emergencies. Each of these could have filled an episode alone, but together, there's just a ton going on. 041b061a72