9-1-1 is back for a new season, and we’re beyond excited. It feels like a lifetime since we’ve seen this show, and the season premiere did not disappoint. We have so many feelings about this episode so let’s discuss!
“The New Abnormal” focuses on rescuing the citizens of L.A. after a dam breaks. It wouldn’t be 9-1-1 without some sort catastrophic disaster, right? And because this is 9-1-1, a bus goes flying through a building and gets stuck. We have to give props to the writers because as Ashley was fighting with her colleague about work, she said “You threw me under the bus!” Two seconds later a bus literally flies through the window.
Of course, the 118 rescues Ashley and Heath and the people on the bus, but not without some issues. Tracy is seriously injured and needs to get to surgery within the hour or she’ll die. The other man on the bus is bleeding profusely, but CJ bravely steps up and saves this guy’s life. CJ’s a rock star here.
But then CJ doesn’t want to get off the bus because it’s “pink apron day” and Bobby’s uniform isn’t pink. We’re so glad Bobby was able to talk to him and convince him it was okay. And we’re were relieved they weren’t hurt when the bus exploded. I think CJ was relieved, too, because he definitely wanted to get off the bus after the explosion.
“The New Abnormal” was also Athena’s first day back at work after her attack last season. Bobby and Michael are worried, which is understandable, but Hen gives Bobby some advice. Athena has to figure this out on her own. We know Bobby loves Athena and just wants to protect her, but Hen’s right. Athena has to try to work through this by herself.
Athena probably didn’t think her first day back would be trying to convince a lady to evacuate her house before it falls down! And unfortunately, Athena and the lady she’s trying to rescue don’t make it out in time. Welcome back, Athena!
And that’s the way the first episode ends. We can’t believe we have to wait a week to see what happens to Athena, but we think she’ll be okay. She’s survived other natural disasters.
– The beginning of this episode was so cute with Maddie and Albert talking to Chim and Buck via video conference. We can’t wait to see more of Chim doting on Maddie and trying to care for her and their baby.
– Seeing Janell’s journey through this pandemic and losing her husband was heartbreaking. We’re glad 9-1-1 did this story though because it was realistic and shows what a tragic year it was really was.
– We loved seeing Buck rappel down the building and get to the bus. He’s our hero.
– It’s interesting that May is working at the 9-1-1 call center with Maddie. This was one of the questions from last season. We think this is interesting and could be a good career for May even if Athena isn’t thrilled about it.
“That does not go there” – Chim, after seeing the bus in the building
“I wish this year was over, too. But it’s September. How much worse can it get?”
“Do you know what year it is?” “Don’t make me say it out loud.”