This episode of 9-1-1 wasted absolutely no time getting into action. “Desperate Times” picked up right where we left off last week: in the middle of a blackout with a helicopter holding on for dear life. Not to mention the little matter of a fugitive out on the run. Let’s review.
The 118 doesn’t hesitate and jumps right in to helping rescue the people trapped in the helicopter. That poor paramedic may be contemplating a new career path after this. Three months on the job and he’s hanging from a roof? Yikes. There’s also a heart that needs to be rescued (the whole reason the helicopter was coming to the hospital: for a transplant) so Bobby goes back for that. He’s able to get the heart out just before the helicopter falls to the ground and explodes. If that wasn’t enough excitement for you, don’t worry. That was just the beginning of “Desperate Times.”
The blackout continues, and we’re on day 4 of the city not having power. While some people have generators and are throwing parties (more on that later), the 118 tries to stay sane throughout the craziness. Buck seems to enjoy the power outage and being responsible for the charging devices. He goes a little overboard with being in charge, but Chim says that he’ll never see his niece again if he doesn’t get a charger. Well played, Chim, well played.
During the blackout, a little boy who is on a ventilator starts to have an emergency. The battery dies, and he can’t breathe without it. The mom calls 9-1-1, and she’s lucky that May answered the phone. May was incredible here in discovering the boy’s neighbor had solar panels on her roof and that could save his life. The entire neighborhood works together to charge the generator so he can breathe again. This was such a good story, and it reminded us that there are good people in the world.
Welcome to the Jungle
First, how funny was it when 9-1-1 started playing “Welcome to the Jungle” when the team saw all of the animals? We loved it. But there’s a reason why they were called here: they have to rescue someone who has been attacked by an alpaca. Bobby and Hen are able to get the victim out why distracting the alpaca with food. They’re able to escape even after a second alpaca shows up. Buck made fun of Bobby for running from an alpaca, but really, we’d like to see him deal with the situation any better.
While the paramedics and firefighters dealt with the alpacas, Athena’s search for Jeffery Hudson continued in “Desperate Times.” The lawyer who helped him escape was found dead with a gunshot to her chest. Athena figures out that Jeffrey Hudson is after her and is heading to her house, but not before it’s too late. We just want to know: how did Hudson end up at Athena’s house? We understand that Michael wanted to have the neighbors over, but maybe take a look around. Maybe check to see if a fugitive is playing jenga with your son. I mean, how did they not know Hudson was there?
The episode ends with Athena and Michael’s son locked in the trunk of Hudson’s car. We’re praying that Athena and the rest of the team can rescue him in time. And then hopefully this is the last time we’ll ever see Jeffrey Hudson.
- We were rooting for Eddie and Ana. But it’s clear this isn’t healthy for Eddie at least for right now. We hope Eddie tells Ana what’s going on because she deserves honesty. We also love Buck for talking to Eddie and trying to help not only Eddie but also Ana.
- Our hearts are hurting for Maddie. It’s clear she’s struggling and the medicine she’s taking just seems to be making her exhausted. We hope she gets some relief soon before something worse happens to her or her baby.
“I see someone hasn’t met the power czar.” – Hen
“So let this be a lesson. Never give Buck a clipboard. Never.” – Chim
“Excuse me for being efficient.” – Buck
“That’s one word for what you are.” – Chim
“You know, lions, tigers, blood-spitting alpacas on Hollywood boulevard. The usual.” – Bobby
“How is it that every time it seems the world is ending, it ends some more?” – Athena
What did you think of “Desperate Times”? Leave a comment, and let us know!
9-1-1 airs Mondays at 8/7c on Fox.