9-1-1 (S03E14) “The Taking of Dispatch 9-1-1”

9-1-1 always manages to make me cry.

I guess the show is back to its heart-wrenching episodes. And who would’ve thought that this whole second part was all leading to these events? I know I didn’t. I was already shocked by how the last episode ended so… This conclusion had big shoes to fill in and, well, it did not disappoint!

911 recap - 9-1-1 (S03E14) "The Taking of Dispatch 9-1-1"
Danger all around. (Photo: IMDB)

So, as I said before, this episode started exactly where the last one ended. A group lead by the guy that assaulted Josh holding Maddie, Josh, and the rest of the 911 call center hostage. The episode actually begins with a little ‘intro’ on the bad guys’ plan which left me pretty intrigued. Their plan looked pretty neat, leaving me impressed. Basically they split into two groups – one was at the 911 call center distracting the police while the second group was stealing millions of dollars worth of paintings from a museum.

Luckily, Maddie’s ‘message’ to Chimney was ‘enough’ to lead him to think that something was wrong. I mean, it wouldn’t be a red flag if it wasn’t for other things. Everything in the outside world was pretty crazy and Athena also noticed something off. And it was clear something was going on when Josh directed Athena to Chimney’s house. That, and Sue tipping Athena on the 77 code – Ambush.

Everything about this episode was so clever. The bad guys’ plan and kind of good, the way the hostages handled things inside the call center was also pretty good and the end of it was priceless.

Turns out, the ‘dumb girl’ in the bag guys’ team was the master of it all and he plan was to cross the rest of the team. It was pretty good but Athena is better and yeah, in the end, they were all caught.

Well, I gave you an overall feel of the episode but this really is an episode that you have to see for yourself. it’s so intricate and so well thought out… Impressive. This show really is that good!

Anyway, I’m so stoked to see what they do next. In the meantime, let us know what you thought of the episode and I’ll catch you up on the next one – Monday, April 20 at 8/7c on FOX.

You can find previous reviews for 9-1-1 here.