One of our favorite things about 9-1-1 is how everyone comes together to help when one of their own needs them. This episode was no exception. After the last episode, in “First Responders” the 118 focuses on helping Sue after a terrible accident, and we learn how Josh became a 9-1-1 operator.
At the beginning of the episode, Sue gets hit by a car and it’s clear this was not an accident. The car didn’t slow down at all, and it seems like Sue either knew the person in the car or she saw something and wanted them to stop. After the accident, she makes it through surgery, but she’s still in pretty bad shape. While Maddie and Josh try to keep the call center going through this tragedy, Buck decides to take matters in his own hands to find the person who hit Sue.
Buck convinces Taylor to help with the investigation because he’s afraid the driver of the car will never be found. At the same time, Athena investigates the case of a missing girl and, after looking at the surveillance tape, figures out that Sue saw the girl in the backseat of the car. Sue tried to stop the kidnapping!
Luckily, “First Responders” has a good ending. The 118 is able to save the girl, arrest the kidnapper, and Sue wakes up. If she wasn’t already a hero before today, she is now. Sue is a great boss and friend to so many. It would have been terrible if she didn’t survive.
Before this episode we didn’t know a ton about Sue’s history. We loved learning about how she saved Josh from a fire at his temp job. It was terrible that everyone left him there after they escaped. When Josh calls 9-1-1, Sue answers and stays calm while he panics. She convinces him to go up the stairs instead of down and then wait for the firefighters to rescue him. Josh was a hero that day, too, as he saved another woman’s life.
We’re happy that Josh decided to become a 9-1-1 operator after surviving the fire. This is a much better career than being a stenographer. Not only does Josh owe Sue his life, but she also is the reason why he became a 9-1-1 operator. And he’s amazing at it.
Also, why are 9-1-1 operators not considered first responders? That’s ridiculous and needs to be changed immediately.
- We may have teared up at the end when Sue returned to work. The celebration was so sweet.
- We kind of like Buck and Taylor together. At first we had mixed feelings, but we think these two have chemistry. And Buck definitely deserves to be happy. We want to see where this friendship/relationship goes.
- We like that Athena is trying to listen to May and build a better relationship with her. You’re never too old to need your parents.
Agree? Disagree? What did you think of “First Responders”?
9-1-1 airs Mondays at 8/7c on Fox.