The BEST Episodes of 9-1-1

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 17, 2021

Network: FOX

Explores the high-pressure experiences of the first responders who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations.

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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 8.19
1,080 votes
Writers: Kristen Reidel

#2 - Survivors

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired May 24, 2021

In the aftermath of the shooting, Athena and the 118 are on high alert when a sniper is targeting members of the LAFD. Maddie makes a life decision.

star 8.19
458 votes
Writers: Kristen Reidel
The Searchers

#3 - 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 8.15
1,060 votes
Directors: Chad Lowe
Writers: David Fury
Sink or Swim

#4 - 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 8.10
1,138 votes
Directors: Bradley Buecker
Writers: Juan Carlos Coto
The Taking of Dispatch 9-1-1

#5 - 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 8.09
774 votes
Directors: Marshall Tyler
Writers: Andrew Meyers, Nadia Abass-Madden

#6 - Suspicion

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired May 17, 2021

The members of the 118 make calls to save a bridezilla at a disastrous wedding and to a mother trapped on her balcony. Hen plays medical detective when her mother, Toni, falls ill. Eddie and Christopher receive a visit from Carla, Athena uncovers a secret Bobby has been hiding that puts their marriage on the rocks and Maddie struggles with adjusting to motherhood.

star 8.07
478 votes
Directors: Brenna Malloy
Writers: Andrew Meyers, Lyndsey Beaulieu
This Life We Choose

#7 - 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 8.06
993 votes
Directors: Bradley Buecker
Writers: Tim Minear

#8 - 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 8.04
911 votes
Directors: Joaquin Sedillo
Writers: Tonya Kong

#9 - Blindsided

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 19, 2021

Athena and the 118 race to save lives after a drunk driver causes a deadly pile-up on the freeway. Meanwhile, Maddie goes into labor and Hen and Karen are devastated as they prepare their foster daughter, Nia, to be reunited with her birth mother.

star 8.03
523 votes
Directors: Marcus Stokes
Writers: Andrew Meyers
Ocean's 9-1-1

#10 - 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 8.02
1,017 votes
Directors: Mary Wigmore
Writers: Andrew Meyers
What's Next?

#11 - 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 8.02
703 votes
Directors: Jennifer Lynch
Writers: Juan Carlos Coto, Kristen Reidel

#12 - 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 8.02
769 votes
Directors: John J. Gray
Writers: Juan Carlos Coto, Nadia Abass-Madden

#13 - 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 8.01
1,322 votes
Directors: Bradley Buecker
Writers: Zachary Reiter

#14 - 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 8.01
719 votes
Directors: Kristen Reidel
Writers: Kristen Reidel, Lyndsey Beaulieu
Merry Ex-Mas

#15 - 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 8.01
1,111 votes
Directors: Bradley Buecker
Writers: Christopher Monfett
First Responders

#16 - First Responders

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired May 3, 2021

The members of the 118 rush to the site of a hit-and-run that leaves a familiar face in critical condition. With Buck's help, Athena investigates the case of a missing woman last seen in a casino and Josh recalls an emergency in 2006 that led him to become a 9-1-1 operator.

star 8.00
502 votes
Directors: Tasha Smith
Writers: Kristen Reidel, Nadia Abass-Madden
New Beginnings

#17 - 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 8.00
1,099 votes
Directors: John J. Gray
Writers: Kristen Reidel, Tim Minear
Athena Begins

#18 - 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 7.99
953 votes
Directors: Tasha Smith
Writers: Kristen Reidel
Eddie Begins

#19 - 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 7.96
754 votes
Writers: Christopher Monfette, Robert M. Williams Jr.
Buck Begins

#20 - Buck Begins

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 15, 2021

The 118 race to save the lives of workers trapped in a five-alarm factory fire. Meanwhile, Maddie reveals a painful family secret that causes Buck to confront his childhood and answer why he is the daredevil he is today.

star 7.94
573 votes
Directors: Jann Turner
Writers: Juan Carlos Coto
Help Is Not Coming

#21 - 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
1,308 votes
Directors: Bradley Buecker
Writers: Tim Minear, Zachary Reiter
Careful What You Wish For

#22 - 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 7.93
1,034 votes
Directors: Bradley Buecker
Writers: Matthew Hodgson
Kids Today

#23 - 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 7.91
1,104 votes
Directors: Jennifer Lynch
Writers: Kristen Reidel
Under Pressure

#24 - 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
1,367 votes
Writers: Brad Falchuk, Tim Minear
9-1-1, What's Your Grievance?

#25 - 9-1-1, What's Your Grievance?

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 8, 2021

Athena investigates a mysterious murder during a neighborhood block party and the 118 rush to save lives endangered by a bomb threat. Meanwhile, Chimney has a hard time keeping secrets when Maddie and Buck's parents come to town.

star 7.91
571 votes
Directors: Brenna Malloy
Writers: Nadia Abass-Madden