Wow. That pretty much sums up how we felt after watching the fall finale of 9-1-1. Also, how is it already time for the fall finale? It feels like this season just started. “Red Flag” gave us all of the feels. There was laughter, chaos, and sadness all mixed into this hour of television, and one of the storylines looks like it will be played out in the second part of the season. Let’s review.
A Devastating Loss
Let’s get the hardest part of this review out of the way. Watching Wendell, Bobby’s friend and sponsor, struggle was heartbreaking. Bobby knew something was off by the way Winston was acting when he stopped by the house. We knew, too. The way that he said “goodbye” seemed so final. And that voicemail? It was brutal. When Bobby discovered Wendell was the victim at the fire, we were devastated. Addiction is a terrible disease, and it’s always awful when someone loses their battle.
Bobby thinks there’s more to the story here and is determined to find out what role these two people at the rehab facility played into Wendell’s death. It is pretty suspicious that they showed up to the fire and were worried about their house. We’re always up for a mystery, but the fact is, Wendell’s not coming back, and we hope that Bobby doesn’t relapse. He’s going to need his family, specifically Athena, and the rest of the 118 more than ever now.
Santa Ana Winds
Moving on to the less depressing parts of “Red Wave”. The rest of the episode was pretty funny. The Santa Ana winds had everyone on edge especially Josh. He kept having to cover for his co-workers and working so many shifts in a row was clearly getting to him. We laughed so hard when was begging whoever would listen to make the house stop calling him. At the end of the episode he says he’s had enough and was going to quit, but it turns out it was all an act. He knew that his co-workers were playing pranks on him because they wanted him to experience the craziness of Santa Ana. But the call center should keep their “medical emergencies” straight. If you had your appendix out three years ago, you should make up another excuse. Last time we checked, we only have one appendix.
One good thing came out of the house that kept calling 9-1-1. Chim and Maddie may have found a house they can afford. While it is called the “murder house” and clearly needs a massive amount of repairs, it did have a family there at one point. And like Chim and Maddie said, it’s time for the house to have a family there again. We’re excited for them to have a bigger space and a house to call their own. We just hope the repairs don’t bankrupt them.
Need a Hand?
There were some strange calls in “Red Flag” including a hand that was blown off by fireworks. We couldn’t stop laughing as the 118 went around the neighborhood asking people if they were missing a hand. And it was pretty clever when the guy asked if they needed a “hand”. Well played, writers, well played.
One of the other strange calls was the lady who drove a car into the firehouse. Naked. And it turns out the car wasn’t even hers. We wish we could have learned more about this story. Whose car was it? Did she ever find out what caused her to sleep walk, or “sleep drive” in this case? We’ll never know.
- It’s perfectly normal for Denny to want to know about his biological parents. We know it was to be awkward for Hen and Karen. We think Hen handled it the best she could. But now Denny thinks he’s found his biological father and that could cause more issues. This leads us to…
- Why did Denny go to this man’s house alone? That’s so dangerous, and we hope nothing bad happens to him.
- We’re worried about Buck and this sperm donor situation. He says he’s fine, but he has a firefighter onesie. We think this is going to be harder for him than he’s admitting.
The best part of this episode, and this season so far, is how the 118 is so close and there for each other. They’re a family. When they couldn’t sleep because of the winds, they called each other. We love this show, and we can’t wait for it to return.
What did you think of “Red Flag”? Leave a comment, and let us know.
9-1-1 airs Mondays at 9/8c on Fox. The second part of season six will be back in the spring.