The second season of Fox's 9-1-1 kicked off on Sunday with more crazy emergencies, leaving audiences just as shocked as they were during season one. With season two already underway, now is the perfect time to look back at some of the crazier moments from the show's freshman season.
9-1-1 centers on the lives of Los Angeles' first responders, including a firefighter squad, police officers and 911 dispatchers. Each day, Sgt. Athena Grant (Angela Bassett), fire captain Boby Nash (Peter Krause) and their teams respond to life-and-death situations that test every skill they have.
In season two, creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and showrunner Tim Minear introduced two new characters. Eddie Diaz (Ryan Guzman) is a military veteran who joins the firefighter team, giving Buck (Oliver Stark) a new rival. Maddie Kendall (Jennifer Love Hewitt), Buck's sister, joins as a new 911 operator, replacing Abby Clark (Connie Britton).
Before the next episode of 9-1-1 airs on Monday at 9 p.m. ET on Fox, here is a look at eight of the craziest moments from season one.
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Baby in a Pipe
During the very first episode of 9-1-1, Ryan Murphy made it clear that this is no ordinary police drama or firefighter soap. Instead, things were going to get nuts. In the very first episode, the team had to save a baby who was stuck in a pipe after its mother flushed it down a toilet. Bobby had to cut the pipe open to save the baby.
Flying Bounce House
During another early episode, the team had to save a group of children who got stuck in a bounce house. That all sounds fun until the house starts flying thanks to heavy winds! The house eventually crashed on a cliffside and everyone survived.
Stuck Roller Coaster
In just the second episode, there was an epic, freaky roller coaster emergency. The car got stuck upside down, and one man fell to his death. The team had to save the other riders, who were holding on for dear life. Buck had to climb onto the track to save other passengers from certain death.
Shot by a Tree
One episode in March had an epic example of why "karma's a bitch." A man who abused his wife tried to blow up the tree she used to hang herself. After blowing up some of the branches, his gun ricochets back at the man, who is killed by the gunshot wound. The same episode featured a bizarre tanning bed emergency.
In one episode, the team had to save a woman being strangled by a boa constrictor. They had to chop the snake's head off, making Chimeny (Kenneth Choi) almost lose his lunch. This emergency was also featured in the very first episode.prevnext
Living Man Almost Autopsied
The season one finale began with a coroner opening up a body in a morgue. It is something we see in almost every crime show. There was one big difference in 9-1-1 though — the man was alive! Just before the coroner started sawing open the man's chest, he woke up. He had something called "narcolepsy with cataplexy."
What an arsehole? He doesn’t want ppl to know about his narcolepsy condition???. Death becomes you my arse. You won’t even this lucky forever. Karen is mad as hell & justifiably. #911onFOX— ShannonGoodPress (@ShannonGoodpres) March 22, 2018
Emergency Tracheotomy on Valentine's Day
Abby and Buck's first date on Valentine's Day went just about as well as you would expect on 9-1-1. Buck choked on a piece of his food, forcing Abby to jump into action. She called a friend, who helped her pull off an emergency tracheotomy — a.k.a.: cutting open Buck's throat — to save his life.
Plane Crash Proposal
The Valentine's Day episode opened with instructions on the worst proposal ever. A man flew his girlfriend over Los Angeles in his private plane, then faked an engine problem and asked her to read the owner's manual. Unfortunately, she became so scared that she suffered a heart attack and he was forced to make an emergency landing on a golf course. Maybe it was not the worst proposal though — she accepted anyway.