The BEST Episodes of 9-1-1

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2019

Network: FOX

Fast-paced exploration into the lives and careers of first responders – cops, paramedics, firefighters – the people who put their lives on the line to save others.

Fight or Flight

#1 - Fight or Flight

Season 2 - Episode 13

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

star 8.24
738 votes
Writers: Kristen Reidel
New Beginnings

#2 - New Beginnings

Season 2 - Episode 11

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 8.08
751 votes
Directors: John J Gray
Writers: Tim Minear, Kristen Reidel
Merry Ex-Mas

#3 - Merry Ex-Mas

Season 2 - Episode 10

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 8.07
774 votes
Directors: Bradley Buecker
Writers: Christopher Monfett
This Life We Choose

#4 - This Life We Choose

Season 2 - Episode 18

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 8.07
642 votes
Writers: Tim Minear
Ocean's 9-1-1

#5 - Ocean's 9-1-1

Season 2 - Episode 15

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
709 votes
Directors: Mary Wigmore
Writers: Andrew Meyers
Careful What You Wish For

#6 - Careful What You Wish For

Season 2 - Episode 17

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 8.00
673 votes
Directors: Bradley Buecker
Writers: Matthew Hodgson
7.1 (2)

#7 - 7.1 (2)

Season 2 - Episode 2

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 8.00
971 votes
Directors: Bradley Buecker
Writers: Zachary Reiter
A Whole New You

#8 - A Whole New You

Season 1 - Episode 10

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 7.99
1,059 votes
Directors: Bradley Buecker
Writers: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Tim Minear
Help Is Not Coming

#9 - Help Is Not Coming

Season 2 - Episode 3

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 7.97
930 votes
Directors: Bradley Buecker
Writers: Tim Minear, Zachary Reiter
Under Pressure (1)

#10 - Under Pressure (1)

Season 2 - Episode 1

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 7.93
985 votes
Writers: Brad Falchuk, Tim Minear

#11 - Broken

Season 2 - Episode 14

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 7.91
719 votes
Directors: Bradley Buecker
Writers: Juan Carlos Coto
Bobby Begins Again

#12 - Bobby Begins Again

Season 2 - Episode 16

After his devastating family tragedy in Minnesota, Bobby Nash moves to Los Angeles to start over, where he becomes Captain of the 118, and meets Athena Grant for the first time.

star 7.91
694 votes
Directors: Jennifer Lynch
Writers: Christopher Monfette
Worst Day Ever

#13 - Worst Day Ever

Season 1 - Episode 4

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 7.91
1,429 votes
Directors: Bradley Buecker
Writers: Zachary Reiter

#14 - Dosed

Season 2 - Episode 6

When the first responders race to the rescue of a crashed news copter, they unwittingly become the subject of an eager reporter's first on-air assignment. Meanwhile, Bobby tries to deal with his daughter's death, as Athena prepares for May's homecoming dance. Then, Maddie struggles to let go of her fear of the past. Also, the team responds to emergencies at an eating contest, a bodybuilding competition and a toddler pageant.

star 7.89
866 votes
Writers: Juan Carlos Coto
Chimney Begins

#15 - Chimney Begins

Season 2 - Episode 12

A look back at how Chimney joined Station 118 and became the firefighter and paramedic he is today.

star 7.88
760 votes
Directors: Jennifer Lynch
Writers: Erica Anderson

#16 - Heartbreaker

Season 1 - Episode 6

On Valentine's Day, a surprise marriage proposal goes awry with dangerous consequences. Athena attempts to help a desperate woman and unintentionally joins the Lonely Hearts Club. Bobby and Chimney pull holiday duty and learn about the "Casanova Fracture" and Abby and Buck go on their first official date.

star 7.88
1,291 votes
Directors: Bradley Buecker
Writers: Matthew Hodgson

#17 - Trapped

Season 1 - Episode 9

The first responders race to help a homeless man crushed in a garbage truck, a mother and son in a crashed elevator and extreme hoarders entombed in their house. Meanwhile, Athena jumps into to the dating pool, as Buck and Abby's relationship is tested by her ailing mother.

star 7.88
1,119 votes
Writers: Adam Glass, Aristotle Kousakis
Karma's a Bitch

#18 - Karma's a Bitch

Season 1 - Episode 8

What goes around comes around for an unremorseful widower, an arrogant fitness club owner and an unsuspecting thief. Meanwhile, Bobby gets a surprising phone call from his doctor after donating at Chimney's blood drive, and Athena confronts Michael after having a heart-to-heart with their kids.

star 7.87
1,172 votes
Directors: Barbara Brown
Writers: Kristen Reidel
Awful People

#19 - Awful People

Season 2 - Episode 5

Wanting to see the faces behind the 9-1-1 calls, Maddie goes on a ride-along with Athena, while dealing with a seemingly "perfect" dispatcher back at the call center. Meanwhile, Hen must figure out how to save her family from permanently falling apart, and the first responders deal with emergencies both at a military funeral and a movie theater.

star 7.86
871 votes
Directors: Kevin Hooks
Writers: Kristen Reidel
Let Go

#20 - Let Go

Season 1 - Episode 2

A night at an amusement park takes a deadly turn when a rollercoaster malfunction leaves lives hanging in the balance. Abby is relieved after getting some help taking care of her mother and tentatively reaches out to Buck, who is struggling with the "life or death" nature of the being a firefighter. Meanwhile, Athena and Hen respond to an unusual home invasion and a couple's dispute leads to a dramatic rescue for Bobby.

star 7.86
1,622 votes
Writers: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Tim Minear
Buck, Actually

#21 - Buck, Actually

Season 2 - Episode 8

Buck jumps back into the dating scene but fears he will return to his pre-Abby scoundrel-ous ways, while questioning if Maddie and Chimney are more than just friends. Emergencies involve a woman goes to great extremes on top of a freeway overpass to get the attention of her husband; A couple are involved in a car accident on their wedding day and a first date goes down the toilet.

star 7.83
794 votes
Directors: Varda Bar-Kar
Writers: Matthew Hodgson
Hen Begins

#22 - Hen Begins

Season 2 - Episode 9

Hen relives her evolution into the firefighter she is today as she recalls the first times she met Chimney and Athena.

star 7.83
798 votes
Directors: Jennifer Lynch
Writers: Aristotle Kousakis
Point of Origin

#23 - Point of Origin

Season 1 - Episode 5

The crew races to an emergency when disaster strikes at an Indian wedding. Abby enlists the help of Buck to try and find her mother and, for the first time, meets Athena face-to-face. Meanwhile, Bobby has a difficult time confronting his past and Hen struggles to make the right decision.

star 7.83
1,343 votes
Writers: Erica L. Anderson

#24 - Stuck

Season 2 - Episode 4

The first responders race to rescue victims trapped in various tight spots. Meanwhile, Athena contemplates accepting a promotion that will take her out of the field, and Maddie decides to make a move of her own. Then, Buck wonders if he should move on, and Chimney finally deals with the aftermath of his near fatal car crash. Also, Eddie turns to the crew for help with his young son.

star 7.82
908 votes
Directors: Sarah Boyd
Writers: John J. Gray
Full Moon (Creepy AF)

#25 - Full Moon (Creepy AF)

Season 1 - Episode 7

A full moon keeps the crew busy with some of the craziest calls yet, as Athena investigates a potential home invasion and "faces off" against a rabid criminal. Meanwhile, Abby helps investigate the murder of a caller, Bobby and Buck have their hands full at a yoga studio for pregnant women and Hen's past may become her future.

star 7.81
1,244 votes
Directors: Maggie Kiley
Writers: Adam Penn