This week’s 9-1-1 picked up right where the last episode left off: with an explosion at Karen’s lab. Most of “Tomorrow” is split between the present and the past. We loved learning about how Karen and Hen met and watching their their history. We also loved watching Hen figure out what’s important to her. And after this episode, we think we know what she’s going to do about her career.
We love a good back story and the creators of this show really know how to write one. First, how amazing was it that Chim set up Karen and Hen? I mean, OF COURSE he did. Did we know that Chim was Karen’s neighbor? If we did, we had forgotten. We have to hand it to Chim, he makes a pretty great matchmaker. He knew Karen and Hen would be great together.
And it was Chim that helped get Karen and Hen back together after fighting about Eva. Although it was a bit cruel for him to tell Karen that Hen was dead, it worked. Karen realized she didn’t want to live without Hen, and the rest is history.
Before the explosion, Karen sees Hen’s resignation papers on the table. Hen was already supposed to have turned those in, but she’s having trouble. Once she turns in those papers, it’s done. She’ll no longer be part of the 118. And that makes us sad. Not only that, but Hen learns that they’ll no longer be able to foster since she’ll be too busy with med school and then residency. Obviously Hen knew her life would change by being a doctor, but she didn’t think about everything that she would have to give up.
Meanwhile, Karen takes her son to work. It was nice to see what Karen does for a living in “Tomorrow”, even if we didn’t understand most of it. But then, of course, the lab explodes and chaos begins. Hen rushes to the scene, but Bobby doesn’t let her in. She’s too close to the situation.
It was scary there for a few minutes as Karen collapses and her heart stops. It seemed like she was down for a long time and we thought maybe this was it. Maybe she wouldn’t survive. But luckily the show didn’t do that too us. Karen’s going to be fine.
This situation makes Hen think about what really matters to her. Karen. Denny. And her other family: the 118. She throws the resignation papers away, and we’re thrilled. While Hen would made a good doctor, we didn’t want her to leave the 118. And it seems like she realized she already has everything she needs.
Plus, she’s a pretty kick-ass paramedic and first responder.
What did you think of “Tomorrow”? Leave a comment and let us know.
9-1-1 airs Mondays at 9/8c on FOX.