9-1-1 Season 4, Episode 7 recap: There Goes the Neighborhood

9-1-1: L-R: Oliver Stark, Ryan Guzman, Kenneth Choi and Aisha Hinds in the “There Goes The Neighborhood” episode of 9-1-1 airing Monday, March 1 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: Jack Zeman / FOX. © 2021 FOX Media LLC.
9-1-1: L-R: Oliver Stark, Ryan Guzman, Kenneth Choi and Aisha Hinds in the “There Goes The Neighborhood” episode of 9-1-1 airing Monday, March 1 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: Jack Zeman / FOX. © 2021 FOX Media LLC. /

9-1-1 Season 4 reminds us that we don’t always know our neighbors and that while some we may be friendly with, others have secret lives we have no idea about. Things are off to a slow burn as Buck (Oliver Stark) finally goes on a date but it is quite a disaster. The girl is the complete opposite of him in every way, and no matter what he tries to do or say, she has a retort or sassy comment to make.

Over the last couple of seasons, Buck has been on a very emotional journey to finding himself. He’s gone through a devastating breakup, learned that he had an older brother who died, and tried to navigate through the murky waters of his relationship with his parents. But despite all that, he’s finally pushing forward.

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Unfortunately for him, things aren’t exactly going to get easier right off the bat. After coming home from his horrible date, Buck soon learns that he can’t quite leave the awkward night behind him. As it turns out, the woman he went on a date with, Veronica (Keana Marie) is actually his neighbor. Talk about awkward!

After debating the entire episode on how to deal with the situation and avoiding going home, Buck decides to confront the situation head-on and make peace with Veronica.

When he shows up at her doorstep, she is rather jubilant and receptive to his apologies and claims she has him to thank for her recent happiness.

How so? Cue Albert (John Harlan Kim) coming out of the shower. Considering Buck and Albert are roommates, this is going to make for quite an awkward situation going forward.

9-1-1 Season 4, Episode 7: Spying on your neighbors

Given the pandemic and Michael’s (Rockmond Dunbar) immunocompromised health, we haven’t seen much of him this season. But this week’s episode more than makes up for it. While cooped up at home, Michael finds himself stumbling upon a new hobby, one that involves a telescope and spying on his neighbors.

It seems rather creepy, and suffice to say Athena (Angela Bassett) is a bit worried about her ex-husband’s recent activities. She sends over reinforcements in the form of Captain Nash (Peter Krause), hoping that he can talk sense into Michael.

But things take a turn when the both of them realize that the guy living in the building across from Michael and David’s (La Monde Byrd) building is up to something shady. People come in and out of his apartment all the time, and always end up leaving bruised and cut up.

The men decide to take the investigation to the next level and look through the man’s garbage (as per Michael he had too much trash for just one person living in the apartment). David and Nash end up finding used surgical supplies in there and get back to the apartment to find that Michael is sneaking into the man’s apartment.

While he’s snooping around, he stumbles into a room where a lady is laying on a surgical table as blood comes gushing out from under her gown. Before Michael can investigate any further, the man knocks him over his head.

By the time Michael comes to, Athena and her squad of cops are there, but the lady that he had just seen is gone. But thanks to some more spectacular investigative work from David and Nash, they figure out the woman is somewhere in the building as she was not seen leaving it.

Before long, they find the lady and discover the man was illegally doing surgeries out of his apartment. And for as wild as this whole storyline is, this entire bit was much needed in a show that usually has all sorts of tragedy and crazy situations. We need to see more of Michael, Nash, and David team-ups!

9-1-1 Season 4, Episode 7: Hen’s mom pays a visit

We finally catch up with what’s been going on with Hen (Aisha Hinds) lately who has been busy between work and going to medical school. Things are shaken up a bit for her in this week’s episode, however, as her mother, Toni (Marsha Warfield) unexpectedly shows up from Las Vegas.

Things between Hen and her mother haven’t always been great, but it looks things are on the path to improving. That is until Hen overhears her talking to Karen (Tracie Thoms) about her concerns over Hen going to medical school at this age.

Despite her mother’s comments, Karen feels Hen’s mother is hiding something from them, and as she discovers, later on, Toni lost her job and was evicted from her home. And since then she’s been living in her car, and it’s the reason why she’s come to see Hen.

This tragic circumstance allows Hen to bond with her mother after a very long time, and it begins a new chapter in their lives as Toni moves in permanently with Hen and Karen.

And as we wrap up this recap of this week’s 9-1-1 Season 4 episode, it’s worth mentioning that the cases were just as intriguing. Between a Humvee falling out of the sky and a group of women flirting with Eddie (Ryan Guzman) while blood is seeping out of their eyes is something you likely won’t see in any other show.

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Until next week!

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