This week’s episode of 9-1-1 picked up right where last week ended: with Eddie shot and bleeding out while everyone else helplessly watches. We have to hand it to the writers: they definitely know how to do a season finale. “Survivors” had us glued to the TV for the entire hour.
Eddie is still alive, but in critical condition. The other firefighters somehow get him to the hospital without being shot, and he’s rushed to surgery. Buck is upset and feels like he couldn’t do anything to help. He also has the gut-wrenching task of telling Christopher. This was awful, but Buck was the right person for this job. He’s so good with Chris, and Chris loves Buck. Luckily, Eddie makes it out of surgery, but there’s another problem: the shooter is still out there. And he’s targeting firefighters.
They devise a plan to stay safe which includes wearing bulletproof vests and being escorted by the SWAT team. Sounds like a good plan, right? Except one problem: Buck. When the team gets called to rescue a construction worker, Buck starts climbing up without thinking about safety. Buck does save the guy (with help from Hen and Chim) and manages not to get shot. But Bobby isn’t happy. He’s used to Buck acting before thinking, but this time was different. Buck made himself a target. Buck explains that he just can’t risk losing anyone else. We understand Bobby’s concerns, and, yes, Buck he probably could have handled this differently, but he did it for the right reasons.
Athena and the police realize the shooter got the weapons from the LAPD. They think they’ve found the guy, but it turns out he isn’t the sniper. The real shooter started a fire and called 9-1-1. Athena tells the firefighters to evacuate, but Bobby doesn’t listen. He thinks he can rescue someone. But it’s a dummy, and he gets shot.
Fortunately for the 118 (and the viewers), Bobby recovers. But that’s not the end of the issues in “Survivors”. Maddie is still struggling and quits her job. But she does confide in Chim. We know he’ll be there for her and get her the help she needs to cope with post-partum depression. This is a very serious topic, and we’re glad 9-1-1 chose to focus on it.
“Survivors” managed to end on a happy note despite all that happened in the episode. Karen and Hen met Nia’s mom, and the meeting went well even thought it was a tiny bit awkward. It’s good to see that Nia is happy and healthy.
Eddie and Buck’s little heart-to-heart at the end may have been our favorite part of the episode. We love that Eddie named Buck as Christopher’s guardian if anything ever happens to him. We’re hoping it doesn’t come to that, but it still was so nice. Eddie tells Buck that no one will ever fight for his son the way Buck does. And Buck is not expendable. We agree, Eddie. On everything.
Athena and Bobby made up, and it looks like their marriage is solid. They realized what’s important in life. And we’re so excited that Albert is now a firefighter! Will he be the newest member of the 118? I guess we’ll find out next season.
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We can’t wait for season 5 of 9-1-1! It will return in the fall of 2021 at the same time: 8/7c on Fox.