The WORST Episodes of 9-1-1

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 11, 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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#1 - Fools

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 23, 2020

The 118 responds to a viral stunt gone haywire, a disaster at a couple's fishing trip and an epic first date fail. Meanwhile, Athena investigates a woman who doesn't remember being shot in the head and Eddie is forced to have a difficult conversation with Christopher.

star 7.63
789 votes
Directors: David Grossman
Writers: Andrew Meyers
Seize the Day

#2 - Seize the Day

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 16, 2020

The 118 responds to a skydiving trip gone wrong, a bank rep injured in a home repossession and a lovestruck assistant whose lunch run ends in disaster. Meanwhile, Athena and the family come to terms with Michael's difficult health decision and Chimney's half-brother from Korea unexpectedly shows up at his doorstep.

star 7.69
800 votes
Directors: Sarah Boyd
Writers: Lyndsey Beaulieu

#3 - Triggers

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 14, 2019

The first responders race to save workers in a high-rise during a fire drill; a mother and her sons involved in a perilous car accident; and squabbling siblings fighting over a family heirloom. Meanwhile, Buck delivers surprising news to Bobby, Eddie helps Christopher cope with the trauma of the tsunami, Hen and Karen debate expanding their family and Maddie decides to take action against a possible wife abuser.

star 7.70
974 votes
Writers: Christopher Monfette, David Fury, Tonya Kong

#4 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 3, 2018

It takes a team of people to help answer the famous question, "911, what's your emergency?" Detective Athena Grant works as a member of the police force, handling cases that require her sharp mind and expertise, while also trying to juggle her own family drama. Bobby Nash and his team of firefighters help execute the daring rescues that often come along with these life-threatening situations. Meanwhile, Abby Clark spends her days taking and fielding emergency calls at the 911 call center, but constantly desires to know what happens after she sends help.

star 7.71
2,331 votes
Directors: Bradley Buecker
Writers: Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy, Tim Minear

#5 - Haunted

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 29, 2018

Halloween finds the first responders racing to the rescue at a cemetery, a haunted hayride and a spooky Hollywood parade; Meanwhile Maddie thinks she has received a "ghost" call from a missing hiker; Hen finds herself facing with a life or death situation with the father who abandoned her; Eddie reconnects with his estranged wife.

star 7.72
1,171 votes
Directors: Loni Peristere
Writers: Erica L. Anderson
There Goes the Neighborhood

#6 - There Goes the Neighborhood

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 1, 2021

The 118 rush to save a man pinned under a Humvee, and a garage band that rocks out too hard. Enlisting Bobby and Athena's help, Michael installs a new "rear window," and turns into an amateur detective after noticing strange behavior at a nearby apartment. Meanwhile, Hen's mother unexpectedly arrives and announces she is moving to LA, and Buck's re-entry into the dating pool ends in disaster.

star 7.73
555 votes
Directors: Sharat Raju
Writers: Stacy Ann Rose
Next of Kin

#7 - Next of Kin

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 17, 2018

Bobby and his team respond to an emergency at a children's birthday party that leaves lives hanging in the balance. The crew jumps into action after one of their own is involved in a devastating accident. Athena tries to cope with a tragedy that hits way too close to home and Abby is confronted with a life-changing decision for her mother and makes a connection with Buck.

star 7.73
1,872 votes
Directors: Barbara Brown
Writers: John J. Gray
Buck, Actually

#8 - Buck, Actually

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 5, 2018

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 7.75
1,135 votes
Directors: Varda Bar-Kar
Writers: Matthew Hodgson
Point of Origin

#9 - Point of Origin

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 31, 2018

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 7.75
1,726 votes
Writers: Erica L. Anderson
Full Moon (Creepy AF)

#10 - Full Moon (Creepy AF)

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 28, 2018

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 7.76
1,630 votes
Directors: Maggie Kiley
Writers: Adam Penn

#11 - Fallout

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 25, 2019

The 118 responds to debris from a meteor shower crashing into an apartment building and a deadly fire caused by a hazardous waste truck crash inside a tunnel. Meanwhile, Hen struggles with guilt over her ambulance accident, Bobby introduces Eddie to an old friend to help with his anger and Maddie receives an urgent call for help.

star 7.76
865 votes
Directors: Marcus Stokes
Writers: Juan Carlos Coto

#12 - Rage

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 21, 2019

The 118 races to help protesters at a slaughter house, and a wife who finds herself trapped in a “rage room” with her husband’s mistress. Meanwhile, Athena takes action after Michael, May, and Harry experience a traumatic traffic stop. Also, the team feels betrayed by Buck when his suit against the city goes to arbitration and Eddie turns to Lena in his struggles with his anger issues.

star 7.78
993 votes
Directors: Jann Turner
Writers: David Fury

#13 - Trapped

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 14, 2018

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 7.78
1,521 votes
Writers: Adam Glass, Aristotle Kousakis
Karma's a Bitch

#14 - Karma's a Bitch

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 7, 2018

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 7.78
1,545 votes
Directors: Barbara Brown
Writers: Kristen Reidel
Treasure Hunt

#15 - Treasure Hunt

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired May 10, 2021

When a famous mystery writer dies, Athena, Bobby and the 118 respond to the chaos caused by a city-wide manhunt for buried treasure the author left behind.

star 7.79
487 votes
Directors: David Grossman
Writers: Bob Goodman
Hen Begins

#16 - Hen Begins

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 19, 2018

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

star 7.79
1,130 votes
Directors: Jennifer Lynch
Writers: Aristotle Kousakis
Let Go

#17 - 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 7.80
2,065 votes
Writers: Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy, Tim Minear

#18 - 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 7.80
966 votes
Directors: Tina Mabry
Writers: Christopher Monfette
Future Tense

#19 - Future Tense

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 1, 2021

The 118 race to save a man under siege by his high-tech smart home, and a yoga teacher who has lost her vision. Athena hunts down a bank robber disguised by Covid protocols. Meanwhile, Buck confides in Maddie, Hen clashes with her antagonizing medical school lab partner and members of the 118's crew prep for an out-of-state mission.

star 7.81
596 votes
Directors: Marita Grabiak
Writers: Andrew Meyers

#20 - 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 7.81
1,695 votes
Directors: Bradley Buecker
Writers: Matthew Hodgson
Awful People

#21 - Awful People

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 15, 2018

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 7.81
1,221 votes
Directors: Kevin Hooks
Writers: Kristen Reidel

#22 - 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 7.83
1,231 votes
Writers: Juan Carlos Coto
The New Abnormal

#23 - The New Abnormal

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 18, 2021

The Hollywood Reservoir dam breaks. The team adjusts to life during the pandemic.

star 7.83
619 votes
Directors: David Grossman
Writers: Juan Carlos Coto

#24 - 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
1,234 votes
Directors: Sarah Boyd
Writers: John J. Gray
Bobby Begins Again

#25 - 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 7.85
1,032 votes
Directors: Jennifer Lynch
Writers: Christopher Monfette