This week’s episode of 9-1-1 was hard to watch. For many reasons. Honestly, we’re pretty upset about most of the events in “Fear-o-Phobia” so let’s just get right to the review. That way we can explain why we’re not happy.
First: Maddie and Chimney broke up! Seriously? Did we or did we not just spend half a season of Chimney searching for Maddie? I hope that this is just a temporary break up while Maddie focuses on her recovery. She really does seem to be doing better. The scene with her giving her daughter a bath was beautiful as she seems to have overcome her fear after the terrible incident earlier this season. We also understand that Chimney has been through the emotional wringer this season with looking for Maddie and being a single father. So he needs time to heal, too.
So we’re okay with Maddie and Chim taking a break. But we expect them to get back together soon. Okay, writers?
Moving on to the next couple with issues: Buck and Taylor. Buck was completely wrong here. We usually love Buck, but we cannot defend his actions here. He should have been honest with Taylor. She gave up her apartment. She has no choice but to stay with Buck now. Whether he meant to or not, he did trap her. And Buck still hasn’t told her it was Lucy that he kissed. When Taylor finds out that part, we know it’s not going to end well.
One of the other parts of “Fear-o-Phobia” that was hard to watch was Eddie’s spiral. As much as we hate how much pain Eddie is in, Ryan Guzman has been amazing these last few weeks. He has a lot of trauma that he needs to work through, and we hope that he continues to go to therapy and get the help he needs. It was heartbreaking watching him cry, and we hated seeing Chris so upset. However, this is an important topic and we’re glad 9-1-1 is focusing on it. Men need help, too. It’s okay for them to get help. It’s okay for them to cry and go to therapy.
But as important as therapy is, we also kind of miss the humor that the show used to have. This was a pretty dark episode, and we need some comic relief.
- We never want to see tarantellas on this show ever again. We expect blood and gore, but not a man wrapped in a giant web about to be eaten by tarantellas. EWWW.
- Hen impressed us this week by how she figured out what was wrong with the lady who poured gasoline over herself. That was a tough diagnosis, and between her knowledge and Buck’s bravery, they were able to save her life.
What did you think of “Fear-o-Phobia”? Leave a comment and let us know.