9-1-1 (S03E01) “Kids Today” Season Premiere

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Hello everyone! So this is my first post on the website and I’m actually really excited to talk to you every week about 9-1-1, one of my favorite series and one of the best that I’ve seen lately. But I have to be honest, I was a bit clueless when I first started watching this episode (I guess I needed that ‘previously’ that usually happens after the season premiere). It was fine though after a few minutes – everything started to come to my mind and halfway through the episode everything was pretty clear about what had happened last season. Post that, I can now really talk about this season premiere.

9-1-1 always go really out there with their injuries and with the problems that the characters face in their work, and this episode was no exception.

It starts out with a bang (literally and figuratively) – an out of control teenage driver that just can’t stop his car. And on top of that, he’s afraid of ruining the car since it’s an old vintage, real expensive car, and one that it’s so adored by his dad, which puts even more pressure on the kid, who thinks his dad loves the car more than he’s own child. Of course this not only makes the firefighters team come up with a really absurd plan to stop the car, but also brings that sentimental thing when Maddie tells this kid’s dad to tell his child that he loves him and that the car doesn’t matter.

After this occurrence then our characters face another awkward issue when they find an elderly man with a flesh eating STD in a nursing home where, it turns out, this man had slept with quite a few ladies and basically everyone could also have this STD. This gave for a really funny scene, though.

But, the main plot of the episode was really Buck.

I feel like I need to mention that Buck is probably my favorite character in the show so I really felt for him in this episode. After the events in the last season, Buck had to go through a lot to get back on track (and get back to work) but it all seemed like it was going fine, until he throws up blood in his celebration party.

It is revealed that he has blood clots from pushing himself to get back to work and so he has to wait a little longer to see if really everything is fine. With that, Bobby keeps debating if Buck really should get back to work and so he decides that Buck is no longer cleared to be back to work and tells him that, to which Buck angrily quits the LAFD. After that Buck goes into a downward spiral where he basically just eats, sleeps and watches TV, which leaves his sister Maddie, worried. This was the part that made me feel for him the most, mainly because I could relate that what he was going through. In a way, I guess everyone can, and that’s one of the things that this show does really well.

To put a stop to that downward spiral, Eddie makes Buck spend a day with Christopher and they do have quite some fun at the Santa Monica Pier. Well, until the very end of the episode, when Buck and the other pier goes realize that a tsunami is approaching them and… The episode just ends like that.

Once again, this series really goes out there with their episodes/seasons – last season it was an earthquake and this season a tsunami, wow! It makes for great television so I’m not mad about it and, the truth is, I really can’t wait for the next episode, and that is something that happens in basically every episode (so get used to me saying that I’m excited for the next one).

All in all, this was a great season premiere and I do believe this is one of the best series on TV right now. Let us know all your thoughts on this season premiere. I’ll catch up on the next one – Monday, September 23 at 8/7c on FOX.