10 Best Episodes of 9-1-1

Explore the high-pressure experiences of police officers, paramedics and firefighters 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.

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#1 - Pay It Forward (Season 6 - Episode 18)

A series of freeway car accidents leads to a catastrophic overpass collapse that endangers the lives of civilians and members of the 118.

The episode was rated 8.28 from 29 votes.

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#2 - Fight or Flight (Season 2 - Episode 13)


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

The episode was rated 8.23 from 1103 votes.

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#3 - The Searchers (Season 3 - Episode 3)

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.

The episode was rated 8.17 from 1105 votes.

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#4 - Survivors (Season 4 - Episode 14)


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

The episode was rated 8.13 from 592 votes.

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#5 - Sink or Swim (Season 3 - Episode 2)

A massive tsunami hits the Santa Monica Pier, placing Buck and Christopher's lives in danger .

The episode was rated 8.13 from 1175 votes.

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#6 - This Life We Choose (Season 2 - Episode 18)


The 118 deals with a situation where a stunt driver is placed in a precarious position, two mail bombs are detonated and a teenaged social influencer loses their mind; Eddie's family decides to visit; Buck confronts a deadly series of events.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 1019 votes.

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#7 - The Taking of Dispatch 9-1-1 (Season 3 - Episode 14)

Maddie fears for herself and her co-workers when the call center is taken hostage.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 855 votes.

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#8 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 1124 votes.

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#9 - Suspicion (Season 4 - Episode 13)

The members of the 118 make calls to save a bridezilla at a disastrous wedding and to a mother trapped on her balcony. Meanwhile, Hen plays medical detective when her mother, Toni, falls ill. Also, 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.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 609 votes.

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#10 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 1107 votes.

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#11 - Malfunction (Season 3 - Episode 8)

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.

The episode was rated 8.01 from 976 votes.

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#12 - Athena Begins (Season 3 - Episode 7)


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.

The episode was rated 8.01 from 1009 votes.

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#13 - What's Next? (Season 3 - Episode 18)

The 118 rush to save lives in the aftermath of a massive train derailment.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 787 votes.

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#14 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 1069 votes.

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#15 - Pinned (Season 3 - Episode 13)

Accidents happen at a bowling alley and a home renovation; Athena pursues a car thief.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 836 votes.

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#16 - Powerless (Season 3 - Episode 17)


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; Athena's investigation into a serial rapist case puts her life in jeopardy.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 802 votes.

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#17 - 7.1 (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.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 1310 votes.

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#18 - Blindsided (Season 4 - Episode 9)


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.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 636 votes.

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#19 - 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.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 1271 votes.

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#20 - First Responders (Season 4 - Episode 11)


The members of the 118 rush to the site of a hit-and-run that leaves a familiar face in critical condition. Meanwhile, 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.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 622 votes.


Last updated: may 16, 2023

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