The title of this week’s 9-1-1 pretty much sums up the episode. It was about death and taxes. While those may not sound like the most interesting topics, the writers did find a way to make this episode interesting. It was much more interesting than last week’s. We learned some new things this week: like funerals for people that are alive actually happen? And Buck may have a new love interest? Let’s discuss!
Maddie and Chim Get Audited
Both Maddie and Chim receive letters from the IRS informing them they’ve been audited. And instead of just calling the IRS to see what they did wrong on their taxes, they obsess over it until their meeting. It turns out they both filed as “head of household” and both claimed their daughter. So basically they just made mistakes on their taxes. But they probably should have talked about who was going to claim their daughter before filing. A simple conversation would have solved that problem.
But what else would solve this problem? Filing married, as their tax professional pointed out. But of course to file married, you actually have to be married. So will they get married? We hope so! And by Chim’s ring search on his phone, it seems like he wants to. The question is: does Maddie? We know her last marriage was a nightmare, but this would be different. Chim is an amazing guy and they love each other and their daughter. We hope she says yes!
Preparing for Death
When the 118 shows up to a funeral after a car accident, they’re stunned to learn that Marie, the person they’re honoring, is actually alive. The funeral was planned by Natalia, who is a death doula. A death doula’s job is to prepare someone for crossing over to the other side. We’ve never heard of this and maybe it is a little strange, but hey, if it makes someone feel better, then we’re okay with it. And having all of Marie’s friends and acquantancies show up while she’s still alive was a nice guesture. Even if it’s not the conventional family reunion.
It seems Buck and Natalia are very interested in each other, and we definitely saw chemistry between these two. Eddie said that seeing someone you rescued never ends well, but we liked them together. Both of them deal with death in their jobs, and Buck has experienced death himself. It seemed like talking about his experience with Natalia was somewhat healing for him. She seems like she would be good for Buck so we hope we see her again.
Athena dealth with a strange case this week when Dominic, the guy she arrested for stealing money from a charity, collapses in her police car. She does CPR but is informed that . However, they’re informed he died at the hospital. Athena is determined to find out how he died so she goes to the morgue only to find out the body they have isn’t Dominic.
Dominic took enough medicine to temporary lose his pulse. When he woke up, he was able to switch hospital bracelets with someone else and sneak out of the hospital. Athena finds him and arrests him, again. But then he collapses, again, and this time they’re not able to revive him. Apparently he took too many meds and probably had a heart attack. It’s not funny that he died, but it was funny that Athena wanted to wait a few minutes before sending Dominic to the morgue. Just to make sure he wasn’t going to wake up and escape.
Dominic’s escape from the hospital doesn’t really seem that farfetched considering everything going on the world right now. There’s not enough security at hospitals, or anywhere for that matter, so we could see something like this happening in real life.
- That was a lot of ice cream that Chim bought. Yes, we know it was half off, but still. Did you buy the whole store and then some?
- The IRS lady Maddie and Chim met with wasn’t that nice. We get that her job is hard and she probably meets with a lot of difficult people. But Maddie and Chim aren’t mean. She should have been relieved to deal with them.
- Eddie and Chris’s father/son relationship is just the best. We love their conversations and how honest they are. And we’re glad that Eddie called his mom and asked her to visit. You’re always going to be busy, but you need to create time for the people you love. Especially since you don’t know how much longer any of us have.
9-1-1 airs Mondays at 8/7c on Fox.