The BEST Episodes of 9-1-1

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 8, 2021

Network: FOX

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.

Fight or Flight

#1 - Fight or Flight

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 1, 2019

The First Responders rally together to search for a missing Maddie.

star 8.21
1,014 votes
Writers: Kristen Reidel
The Searchers

#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.

star 8.17
986 votes
Directors: Chad Lowe
Writers: David Fury
Sink or Swim

#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.

star 8.12
1,061 votes
Directors: Bradley Buecker
Writers: Juan Carlos Coto
The Taking of Dispatch 9-1-1

#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.

star 8.10
689 votes
Directors: Marshall Tyler
Writers: Andrew Meyers, Nadia Abass-Madden
This Life We Choose

#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.

star 8.08
931 votes
Directors: Bradley Buecker
Writers: Tim Minear

#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.

star 8.06
840 votes
Directors: Joaquin Sedillo
Writers: Tonya Kong
What's Next?

#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.

star 8.04
614 votes
Directors: Jennifer Lynch
Writers: Juan Carlos Coto, Kristen Reidel

#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.

star 8.04
691 votes
Directors: John J. Gray
Writers: Juan Carlos Coto, Nadia Abass-Madden
Ocean's 9-1-1

#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.

star 8.04
958 votes
Directors: Mary Wigmore
Writers: Andrew Meyers

#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.

star 8.03
638 votes
Directors: Kristen Reidel
Writers: Kristen Reidel, Lyndsey Beaulieu

#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.

star 8.02
1,249 votes
Directors: Bradley Buecker
Writers: Zachary Reiter
Merry Ex-Mas

#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.

star 8.02
1,049 votes
Directors: Bradley Buecker
Writers: Christopher Monfett
Athena Begins

#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.

star 8.02
879 votes
Directors: Tasha Smith
Writers: Kristen Reidel
New Beginnings

#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.

star 8.01
1,036 votes
Directors: John J. Gray
Writers: Kristen Reidel, Tim Minear
Careful What You Wish For

#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.

star 7.97
972 votes
Directors: Bradley Buecker
Writers: Matthew Hodgson
Eddie Begins

#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.

star 7.95
673 votes
Writers: Christopher Monfette, Robert M. Williams Jr.
Kids Today

#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.

star 7.94
1,035 votes
Directors: Jennifer Lynch
Writers: Kristen Reidel
Help Is Not Coming

#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.

star 7.93
1,235 votes
Directors: Bradley Buecker
Writers: Tim Minear, Zachary Reiter
A Whole New You

#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.

star 7.92
1,308 votes
Directors: Bradley Buecker
Writers: Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy, Tim Minear
Under Pressure

#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.

star 7.91
1,298 votes
Writers: Brad Falchuk, Tim Minear
Chimney Begins

#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.

star 7.91
1,032 votes
Directors: Jennifer Lynch
Writers: Erica Anderson
The One That Got Away

#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.

star 7.89
644 votes
Writers: David Fury
Christmas Spirit

#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.

star 7.88
781 votes
Directors: Alonso Alvarez
Writers: Andrew Meyers

#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.

star 7.88
989 votes
Directors: Bradley Buecker
Writers: Juan Carlos Coto
Worst Day Ever

#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.

star 7.87
1,747 votes
Directors: Bradley Buecker
Writers: Zachary Reiter