The BEST Episodes of 9-1-1

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 13, 2020

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 - Aired Apr 1, 2019

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

star 8.21
877 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
793 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 8.08
854 votes
Directors: Bradley Buecker
Writers: Juan Carlos Coto
Athena Begins

#4 - 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 8.07
654 votes
Directors: Tasha Smith
Writers: Kristen Reidel
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 8.06
801 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 8.05
596 votes
Directors: Joaquin Sedillo
Writers: Tonya Kong
Ocean's 9-1-1

#7 - 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
822 votes
Directors: Mary Wigmore
Writers: Andrew Meyers
Merry Ex-Mas

#8 - 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 8.03
923 votes
Directors: Bradley Buecker
Writers: Christopher Monfett
New Beginnings

#9 - 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 8.03
900 votes
Directors: John J. Gray
Writers: Kristen Reidel, Tim Minear
7.1 (2)

#10 - 7.1 (2)

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
1,125 votes
Directors: Bradley Buecker
Writers: Zachary Reiter
Careful What You Wish For

#11 - 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 7.98
833 votes
Directors: Bradley Buecker
Writers: Matthew Hodgson
Kids Today

#12 - 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 7.97
843 votes
Directors: Jennifer Lynch
Writers: Kristen Reidel
A Whole New You

#13 - 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
1,210 votes
Directors: Bradley Buecker
Writers: Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy, Tim Minear
Help Is Not Coming

#14 - 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 7.92
1,111 votes
Directors: Bradley Buecker
Writers: Tim Minear, Zachary Reiter
Under Pressure (1)

#15 - Under Pressure (1)

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 7.92
1,172 votes
Writers: Brad Falchuk, Tim Minear
Bobby Begins Again

#16 - Bobby Begins Again

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 29, 2019

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 7.89
837 votes
Directors: Jennifer Lynch
Writers: Christopher Monfette
Chimney Begins

#17 - 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 7.88
901 votes
Directors: Jennifer Lynch
Writers: Erica Anderson
Christmas Spirit

#18 - 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
518 votes
Directors: Alonso Alvarez
Writers: Andrew Meyers

#19 - 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
856 votes
Directors: Bradley Buecker
Writers: Juan Carlos Coto
Worst Day Ever

#20 - 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 7.88
1,634 votes
Directors: Bradley Buecker
Writers: Zachary Reiter

#21 - Dosed

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 22, 2018

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 7.85
1,041 votes
Writers: Juan Carlos Coto

#22 - Stuck

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 8, 2018

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 7.84
1,057 votes
Directors: Sarah Boyd
Writers: John J. Gray

#23 - Heartbreaker

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 7, 2018

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 7.83
1,521 votes
Directors: Bradley Buecker
Writers: Matthew Hodgson

#24 - Monsters

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 28, 2019

Athena and the 118 respond to bizarre emergency calls on Halloween, including a flock of crows terrorizing a field trip, an office employee having a close encounter with an eight-limbed creature and a ghost-like girl wandering a neighborhood. Meanwhile, Maddie remains convinced that she is doing the right thing in taking a 9-1-1 call into her own hands.

star 7.82
689 votes
Directors: Tina Mabry
Writers: Christopher Monfette
Let Go

#25 - Let Go

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 10, 2018

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 7.82
1,840 votes
Writers: Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy, Tim Minear