The BEST Episodes of 9-1-1
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 8, 2021
A fast-paced exploration into the lives and careers of first responders – police officers, paramedics, firefighters, and dispatchers – who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations. These emergency responders must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in their own lives. The show draws from real-life, high-pressure experiences of first responders who regularly face heart-stopping situations that are often unpredictable, intense and uplifting at the same time.
#1 - Fight or Flight
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 1, 2019
The First Responders rally together to search for a missing Maddie.
#2 - The Searchers
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 7, 2019
Athena, Maddie, Bobby and the 118 races to save lives after a massive tsunami hits the Santa Monica Pier and Buck fears the worst when Christopher goes missing.
#3 - Sink or Swim
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 30, 2019
A massive tsunami hits the Santa Monica Pier, placing Buck and Christopher's lives in danger.
#4 - The Taking of Dispatch 9-1-1
Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 13, 2020
Maddie fears for herself and her co-workers when the call center is taken hostage.
#5 - This Life We Choose
Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired May 13, 2019
The 118 responds to calls from a stunt driver caught in a hairy situation, a teenage social influencer who is bugging out and the city is on high alert after two mail bombs go off. Meanwhile, Eddie's family comes to town and Buck faces a life or death situation.
#6 - Malfunction
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 11, 2019
Emergencies include a skating mishap at an ice show, an accident involving a self-driving car and a fulfillment warehouse robot going rogue. Meanwhile, Eddie’s after-hours fight club gets out-of-control and Hen struggles in her relationship with Karen.
#7 - What's Next?
Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired May 11, 2020
The 118 rush to save lives in the aftermath of a massive train derailment.
#8 - Pinned
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 30, 2020
The 118 responds to accidents at a bowling alley and a home renovation, as Athena pursues a car thief. Bobby and Michael take Harry camping, and Chimney and Maddie rush into action when their romantic dinner date takes a wild turn.
#9 - Ocean's 9-1-1
Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 22, 2019
A going-away party for a bank manager turns into an emergency, and then a mystery, as the first responders are accused of pulling off a daring heist.
#10 - Powerless
Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired May 4, 2020
The 118 races to rescue a little girl in a runaway hot air balloon and help with a city power outage caused by a hijacked tree-trimmer truck. Meanwhile, Athena's investigation into the serial rapist case puts her life in jeopardy.
#11 - 7.1
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 24, 2018
When a massive earthquake rocks Los Angeles, the first responders rush to rescue victims from a crumbling high-rise hotel both under the rubble and high above the ground. Athena must deal with wreckage from a collapsed freeway overpass and Maddie is thrown into the fire as she faces her first crisis as a 911 dispatcher.
#12 - Merry Ex-Mas
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 26, 2018
The holidays are naughty and nice for the first responders, who must deal with a stampede at a toy store, a mistletoe stunt gone awry and neighbors competing in a Christmas-light showdown. Meanwhile, Bobby contemplates his future with Athena, Chimney and Buck attempt to lift Maddie's spirits and Eddie must decide if he wants to give his son what he really wants for Christmas - a visit with his mom.
#13 - Athena Begins
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 4, 2019
When a murder weapon from a case close to Athena in the early ‘90s resurfaces, flashbacks to 1989 show how Athena joined the LAPD and became the police officer she is today.
#14 - New Beginnings
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 18, 2019
Bobby meets Athena's parents for the first time and Maddie attempts to end her marriage for good, causing Doug to insinuate himself even deeper into Chimney's life. Meanwhile, a tanker carrying a tiger shark crashes on the freeway and a gas leak in a plastic surgeon's office happens mid-surgery.
#15 - Careful What You Wish For
Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired May 6, 2019
The first responders deal with a calamity at a chocolate factory and a mail bomb explosion. Meanwhile, Eddie receives some surprising news from Shannon, and Maddie contemplates her future in the call center and tragedy strikes the 118.
#16 - Eddie Begins
Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 20, 2020
Eddie's journey to rescue a boy from a well turns into a mission to save himself from his past.
#17 - Kids Today
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 23, 2019
Athena enlists the 118’s help when a teenager speeds out of control on the freeway. Meanwhile, a routine traffic stop uncovers a shocking kidnapping and Buck struggles with his recovery.
#18 - Help Is Not Coming
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 1, 2018
The first responders continue to deal with the fallout of a massive earthquake and its deadly aftershocks. Athena tries to keep the peace as Bobby and team continue to rescue victims from a collapsing high-rise hotel, both under the rubble and high above the ground. Maddie 's first day on the job involves helping a pregnant couple deliver their baby safely.
#19 - A Whole New You
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 21, 2018
In the season finale, the first responders take calls to help an unusual domestic disturbance, a "death" at a psychic's and a horrific motorcycle crash. Meanwhile, Bobby dips his toe into the dating pool, Abby takes a walk down memory lane, Buck is confronted by his past actions and Athena tries to start her new life.
#20 - Under Pressure
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 23, 2018
On one of the hottest days of the year, the first responders feel the pressure as harrowing incidents keep happening around the city, including a road rage accident involving a van full of tourists, an emergency at an auto-repair shop and a veteran with a live grenade embedded in his leg. Meanwhile, Buck gets a surprise visit from his sister, Maddie. Also, Athena questions her relationship with Bobby. Then, at the fire station, handsome new hire Eddie jeopardizes Buck's chances of being chosen for a fireman calendar.
#21 - Chimney Begins
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 25, 2019
A look back at how Chimney joined Station 118 and became the firefighter and paramedic he is today.
#22 - The One That Got Away
Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 27, 2020
The 118 fights an apartment building blaze and attempts a daring rescue of a deaf woman trapped inside. When Athena responds to a simple accident call, she discovers a potentially more sinister crime. Meanwhile, Hen performs a risky medical procedure after an accident at a televised cooking show and Buck meets a retired firefighter and is inspired to reunite him with his lost love.
#23 - Christmas Spirit
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 2, 2019
The 118 responds to holiday-themed incidents, including a shopper pushed over the edge, a woman who is literally having a “Blue Christmas” and a luggage handler accident on a tarmac. Meanwhile, Maddie revisits her past to embrace her future and Bobby receives shocking news.
#24 - Broken
Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 15, 2019
When Metro LA’s 9-1-1 system is hit with a massive system-wide power outage, the call center must go old school in responding to emergencies. The first responders must deal with explosions in multiple homes and a difficult child birth. Meanwhile, Michael confronts Bobby about parenting his kids.
#25 - Worst Day Ever
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 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.