9-1-1 Season 5, Episode 2 recap: Desperate Times

9-1-1: in the “Desperate Times” episode of 9-1-1 airing Monday, Sep. 27 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2021 FOX MEDIA LLC. CR: Jack Zeman /FOX.
9-1-1: in the “Desperate Times” episode of 9-1-1 airing Monday, Sep. 27 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2021 FOX MEDIA LLC. CR: Jack Zeman /FOX. /

9-1-1 Season 5 is a whirlwind just two episodes in, and we can’t say that we are that surprised. This show’s claim to fame has always been the insane storylines, and this week is no different. The city of Los Angeles is still dealing with the repercussions of a citywide blackout, and going into day five, things have not settled down.

Athena (Angela Bassett) learns the horrifying truth behind Detective Lou Ransone’s (Sasha Roiz) brutal near-death experience courtesy of Jefferey Hudson’s (Noah Bean) loyal follower. While he’s fighting for his life, Athena is hoping to catch Jefferey by setting up security at each of his victim’s homes. But there is one victim she forgets about…her.

Eddie (Ryan Guzman) continues to deal with the anxiety of his new relationship with Ana (Gabrielle Walsh). Things have been moving too fast, and because of it, Eddie suffered a panic attack in last week’s premiere. Whether or not their relationship will last is yet to be seen, but it’s not looking too great right now.

There’s plenty more to discuss from this week’s episode of 9-1-1 Season 5, so without further ado, let’s get right into it!

9-1-1 Season 5, Episode 2 recap: Hunting Jeffery Hudson

After Ransone was attacked in last week’s premiere, or should I say his throat was sliced and he somehow managed to make it out alive, there is a lot going on in this week’s episode. Most importantly, Athena learns that Jefferey was not captured and arrested, and is now running around Los Angeles.

To make matters worse, the blackout is making it easy for him to hide out in plain sight. Athena is convinced that by paying attention to each of his victims, they will be guaranteed to find him. However, she forgets to include herself in the list of victims, and by the time she realizes it, it’s too late.

Rushing home, she finds that Harry (Marcanthonee Reis) is missing. The next scene shows Jefferey pretending to be law enforcement and driving off scot-free with Harry tied up in the trunk. Sigh, Athena needs a break from this madman–can they please catch him and put him away?!

9-1-1 Season 5, Episode 2 recap: Chimney opens up about Maddie

We haven’t seen much of Maddie (Jennifer Love Hewitt), but as we’ve come to learn, she’s dealing with an intense bout of postpartum depression. She hasn’t been quite herself since having the baby, and this week’s episode proves, she’s dealing with a lot more than she can handle.

While giving the baby a bath, Maddie dozes off only to wake up a minute later to realize that the baby is drowning in the bathtub water. Luckily, she was okay and no harm was done, but it’s only a matter of time before something horrible happens.

Due to the blackout, Chimney (Kenneth Choi) hasn’t been around much, which doesn’t help Maddie’s situation. But he still does the best he can to check in on them, but it’s a bit overbearing for Maddie to be babysat.

Chimney confides in Hen (Aisha Hinds) about Maddie who tries to help him understand that it will take time. He just has to support Maddie without suffocating her–let’s see how that works out!

9-1-1 Season 5, Episode 2 recap: Eddie and Ana

I’m sad to see that Eddie and Ana might not make it in their relationship. Last week, Eddie had a panic attack and it was after someone referred to Ana as Christopher’s (Gavin McHugh) mother. Eddie doesn’t seem ready for this drastic change, and it’s evident when Ana shows up at the station (which she had never been to!).

Buck (Oliver Stark) is immediately onto Eddie’s strange behavior and tells him to be honest with Ana. She deserves to know the truth, even if it means they have to break up. When did Buck become the wise one?

9-1-1 Season 5, Episode 2 recap: It’s a zoo in here!

So, this episode of 9-1-1 actually made me afraid of alpacas, who somehow behave like Velicoraptors. During the blackout, the zoo animals break free, and it was up to the station to get them under control.

However, they are left to contend with some alpacas, who apparently are quite savage if provoked. One of them bites off a man ear’s, spits poison in another’s face, and nearly attacks Hen and Bobby (Peter Krause). They barely make it out alive, but it makes for one hell of a scene.

And that’s a wrap on this week’s episode of 9-1-1 Season 5–stay tuned for more madness next week!

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