10 Worst 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.

Written by Sophie and last updated on apr 12, 2024.

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9-1-1 - S6E15

#10 - Death and Taxes (Season 6 - Episode 15)

The 118 race to the rescue at emergencies when a fire breaks out in an accountant's office and a car crashes into a "living funeral." Athena is shocked when a suspect dies in her custody minutes after she arrests him; Buck is attracted to a death doula; Maddie and Chimney panic when they are audited by the IRS.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 447 votes.

9-1-1 - S3E12

#9 - Fools (Season 3 - Episode 12)


The 118 responds to a viral stunt gone haywire, a disaster at a coupleโ€™s fishing trip and an epic first date fail. Meanwhile, Athena investigates a woman who doesnโ€™t remember being shot in the head and Eddie is forced to have a difficult conversation with Christopher.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 905 votes.

9-1-1 - S5E5

#8 - Peer Pressure (Season 5 - Episode 5)

A man over-exerts himself exercising; a groundskeeper is cut by his chainsaw. An explosion occurs at a retirement community. May gets an emergency call from a suicidal teen.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 651 votes.

9-1-1 - S5E11

#7 - Outside Looking In (Season 5 - Episode 11)


Athena, Bobby and the 118 "speed" to the rescue to save a family whose pick-up truck has been rigged with a pipe bomb which will detonate if the vehicle slows under 55 miles an hour. Meanwhile, Eddie has a rough transition into his new job, Buck makes an impulsive relationship decision and Hen is reluctant to accept her new partner in Chimney's absence.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 636 votes.

9-1-1 - S6E16

#6 - Lost & Found (Season 6 - Episode 16)

The 118 race to rescue two roommates desperately trying to find a needle in a haystack at a landfill, and help a woman whose nightmare dream suddenly becomes a painful reality. Athena and Maddie team-up to find a missing boy in a crowded mall; Chimney debates if the time is right to propose to Maddie.

The episode was rated 7.57 from 448 votes.

9-1-1 - S7E1

#5 - Abandon Ships (Season 7 - Episode 1)


Athena and Bobby set off on their honeymoon cruise, but when duty calls, their vacation is put on hold. Meanwhile, a fighter jet traps a civilian, and an unusual incident leaves a couple stuck together.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 334 votes.

9-1-1 - S5E9

#4 - Past Is Prologue (Season 5 - Episode 9)

Bobby and the 118 race to the rescue when an abandoned oil well erupts and causes a massive sinkhole in downtown LA. Athena investigates a 30-year-old cold case involving a casino robbery. Buck fears his relationship with Taylor might be ending, and Hen meets a man from her mother, Toni's, past.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 645 votes.

9-1-1 - S6E13

#3 - Mixed Feelings (Season 6 - Episode 13)


The 118 race to the rescues with emergencies at a spin class; in a hair salon and to a husband and wife in a compromising position; Buck discovers new cognitive abilities post lightning strike; Hen and Karen are concerned when they find out Denny has been seeing his biological father behind their backs; Maddie and Chimney enlist Athena and Bobby's help with a suspicious neighbor.

The episode was rated 7.53 from 475 votes.

9-1-1 - S6E11

#2 - In Another Life (Season 6 - Episode 11)

As Buck's life hangs in the balance, he dreams of a world where he never became a firefighter, for better and worse.

The episode was rated 7.53 from 503 votes.

9-1-1 - S7E4

#1 - Buck, Bothered and Bewildered (Season 7 - Episode 4)


Upon her return to shore, Athena's son, Harry, finds himself in trouble with the law. Meanwhile, Buck grows envious as Eddie forms a close bond with someone else, and the 118 rescue a woman who's stuck on receiving a rose at an iconic mansion.

The episode was rated 7.38 from 262 votes.

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