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"Karma's a Bitch" is the eighth episode of the first season of 9-1-1. It was written by Kristen Reidel and directed by Barbara Brown. It aired on March 7, 2018.


What goes around comes around for an unremorseful widower, an arrogant fitness club owner and an unsuspecting thief. Meanwhile, Bobby gets a surprising phone call from his doctor after donating at Chimney's blood drive, and Athena confronts Michael after having a heart-to-heart with their kids.[2]



Guest Starring


  • Ru Kumagai as Fitness Employee
  • Andy Hoff as Bartender
  • Marcy Goldman as Woman
  • Ryan Quinn Smith as Eric
  • Louis Tomeo Jr. as Adam
  • Herbert Russell as Arborist
  • Brian Maillard as Bill
  • James Moses Black as Carl Peters
  • Andrew Boyle as Reporter #1
  • Audrey Dundee Hannah as Reporter #2
  • Matthew Jones as Zoo Sharp Shooter
  • Patrick Quinlan as Steven


  • The bullet in the tree scene is an often told tale, about a jilted lover, jealous husband, and a dead wife. Is the tale true or not, it can't be told one way or another.
  • Athena Grant asks Michael Grant for a divorce.
  • Henrietta Wilson tells Athena and later her wife, Karen Wilson that she slept with Eva Mathis on the night of the full moon. This happened in "Full Moon (Creepy AF)".
    • Eva uses Hen's unfaithfulness in her marriage to sue for custody.
  • Athena meets a man at a bar.
  • Chimney mentions that he needed 10 pints of blood during his surgery to remove the rebar from his head.


Song Artist Timestamp* Storyline
"Karma Chameleon" Culture Club At fire station, Chimney hosts a blood donation drive.
"Round and Round" Ratt (Flashback) The gym owner leaves his dog in the car.
"Instant Karma! (We All Shine On) - Remastered 2010" John Lennon, The Plastic Ono Band, Yoko Ono Bobby and the priest talk.
"You Oughta Know" Alanis Morissette A tiger chases the dentist at the zoo. (Flashback) The dentist is harassed over the illegal hunting trip.
"Dedication" Dream System 8 Athena, sitting in the bar, gets a drink delivered from a man.
"Some Kind of Love" The Killers Bobby gets called to the hospital.

*Timestamps are rounded to the minute.





9-1-1 Episode Guide
Season 1 "Pilot" • "Let Go" • "Next of Kin" • "Worst Day Ever" • "Point of Origin" • "Heartbreaker" • "Full Moon (Creepy AF)" • "Karma's a Bitch" • "Trapped" • "A Whole New You"
Season 2 "Under Pressure" • "7.1" • "Help Is Not Coming" • "Stuck" • "Awful People" • "Dosed" • "Haunted" • "Buck, Actually" • "Hen Begins" • "Merry Ex-Mas" • "New Beginnings" • "Chimney Begins" • "Fight or Flight" • "Broken" • "Ocean's 9-1-1" • "Bobby Begins Again" • "Careful What You Wish For" • "This Life We Choose"
Season 3 "Kids Today" • "Sink or Swim" • "The Searchers" • "Triggers" • "Rage" • "Monsters" • "Athena Begins" • "Malfunction" • "Fallout" • "Christmas Spirit" • "Seize the Day" • "Fools" • "Pinned" • "The Taking of Dispatch 9-1-1" • "Eddie Begins" • "The One That Got Away" • "Powerless" • "What's Next?"
Season 4 "The New Abnormal" • "Alone Together" • "Future Tense" • "9-1-1, What's Your Grievance?" • "Buck Begins" • "Jinx" • "There Goes the Neighborhood" • "Breaking Point" • "Blindsided" • "Parenthood" • "First Responders" • "Treasure Hunt" • "Suspicion" • "Survivors"
Season 5 "Panic" • "Desperate Times" • "Desperate Measures" • "Home and Away" • "Peer Pressure" • "Brawl in Cell Block 9-1-1" • "Ghost Stories" • "Defend in Place" • "Past is Prologue" • "Wrapped in Red" • "Outside Looking In" • "Dumb Luck" • "Fear-O-Phobia"
9-1-1: Lone Star Episode Guide
Season 1 "Pilot" • "Yee-Haw" • "Texas Proud" • "Act of God" • "Studs" • "Friends Like These" • "Bum Steer" • "Monster Inside" • "Awakening" • "Austin, We Have a Problem"
Season 2 "Back in the Saddle" • "2100°" • "Hold the Line" • "Friends With Benefits" • "Difficult Conversations" • "Everyone and Their Brother" • "Displaced" • "Bad Call" • "Saving Grace" • "A Little Help From My Friends" • "Slow Burn" • "The Big Heat" • "One Day" • "Dust to Dust"
Season 3 "The Big Chill" • "Thin Ice" • "Shock and Thaw" • Push" • "Child Care" • "Red vs. Blue" •"In the Unlikely Event of an Emergency"