One of the reasons why we love 9-1-1 so much is that it knows all the right moments to add humor, but also knows when it’s time to be serious. This episode was a great example of that. “Future Tense” had funny stories, deep discussions, and we also learned that someone is keeping a secret.
We couldn’t help but laugh at the first rescue of the week. Hildy, the smart-home app, basically control’s this guy’s entire life. And his jilted ex-girlfriend hacked into the system to torture him. He hits his head in the shower after his ex turns up the water to scorching temps. Of course, Maddie figures out this girl is a cyber stalker and calls Athena to have a chat with her.
Hildy makes another appearance in “Future Tense” when she calls 9-1-1 for a girl who suddenly can’t see. It turns out this girl had worms in her eyes from using goats in yoga. This seriously gross us out. After seeing the worms, the lady wonders if she should use rabbits in yoga instead. Yes. The answer is yes.
After goats are mentioned, Hildy asks “Would you like to see what I found on the internet?” Eddie screams that he does not. It was funny how much Hildy freaked Eddie out, but he does have a point. Technology does consume our lives, and it’s creepy when you just talk about something and then see ads for it on your phone. The end of the this story was the best part because Christopher and Buck had a smart coffee maker delivered to Eddie. And powered by Hildy! This was genius.
Maddie and Chim spent most of this week preparing for their baby (with some baby-proofing help from Buck). Maddie’s scared, and we get it. She’s mentioned before that her parents weren’t bad people just not great parents. She’s afraid of what’s going to happen after the baby’s born. We love that Chim comforted her and made her feel better. He’s right: all they can do is try to be good parents. And we agree with Maddie that Chim is going to be a great dad. And by the way: it’s a girl! They’re having a girl! We can’t wait.
The story with Chim and Maddie also revealed that Maddie has a secret about Buck. We honestly don’t know what this is about, but it must be something big if Maddie’s worried about protecting her brother. I guess we’ll find out next week, but we hope Buck is okay. We can’t see to see him hurt.
- Most criminals are dumb. Case in point: the bank robber who had a rideshare app that told Athena his location. Seriously?
- How cute is Hen’s daughter?
- We don’t know how we feel about Sydney. Yes, we know she was on hormones, but some of the things she said to Hen were terrible! Hopefully the next time we see her, she won’t be as mean. Especially since Hen’s going to have to deal with her all semester in anatomy class.
- We love Hen and Athena’s chats. We’re all for women supporting women.
“Can you describe the suspect?” “He was wearing a mask?”
“If it is a boy, I had some name ideas. You know, there’s Buck. Or Buckley. It could be an Evan.” “Really dug deep for those, huh.”
“So if I’m your daughter shouldn’t that mean you don’t have to baby me?” “Well you’re only half mine. Your daddy’s side still needs looking after.” “Then maybe 50 percent less.”
At the end of the episode, Buck, Eddie, and Hen head off to Texas to help the 126. We definitely have some opinions about the crossover, but we’ll discuss those in the review for 9-1-1: Lone Star.
Agree? Disagree? What did you think about “Future Tense”? Leave a comment and discuss!
9-1-1 airs Mondays at 8/7c on FOX.