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"Kids Today"[1] is the first episode of the third season of 9-1-1, and the twenty-ninth episode overall. It aired on September 23, 2019.


Athena enlists the 118's help when a teenager speeds out of control on the freeway. Meanwhile, a routine traffic stop uncovers a shocking kidnapping and Buck struggles with his recovery.[1]



Guest Starring

  • Tracie Thoms as Karen Wilson
  • Bryan Safi as Josh Russo
  • Christopher Cousins as Charles Bryson
  • Bobby Costanzo as Jack Kramer
  • Nolan Bateman as Tony Bryson
  • Christian Keyes as Dr. Calloway
  • Karina Logue as Sara Kramer
  • Larry Sullivan as Dave Kramer
  • Terryn Westbrook as Nancy Cook
  • Mark Derwin as Thomas


  • Michelle Bernard as Carol Branford
  • Ryan Churchill as Drew
  • Tom Costello as Rick Evans
  • Annie Little as Jill Evans
  • Ramon Hilario as Harold
  • Declan Pratt as Denny Wilson
  • Chris Wu as Officer Williams

911 Calls

  • Tony Bryson
    • Reason for 911 Call
      • Tony was driving on on the 710 freeway but the gear shifter in the car broke and continually speeding him up, going 105 in a 65 mile zone on the freeway, leading to a chase by the LAPD.
    • Process:
      • Athena orders more units to shut the freeway down. Maddie speaks to Tony and he tells her his foot is not on the gas pedal, tried the brake but it shook the car, and can't get it into gear. He mentions he does not want the car to get ruined as his dad would kill him, knowing that he loves the car more than him. Maddie forms a plan, and calls his father to ask to reassure that everything would be okay to calm the anxiety. Athena calls the 118 to use the truck. Tony's father agrees, and is picked up by a cruiser to be transferred over to his son on the phone. He reassures his son that the most important part is that he would be okay, and it calms him down enough. Once calmed, Maddie redirects Tony to drive into an exit and tells him to use the brakes, putting constant pressure, and keep hands on the wheel. The car begins to slow and the 118 truck appears. Maddie orders him to follow the truck, find the emergency brake and crash right into it. Tony does so, slamming into the back of the truck, forcingly stopping it. Tony gets treated for the minor injuries he suffers, and Eddie figures out the car malfunctioned by the gear shift breaking under the boot, and the throttle got stuck wide open from the linkage break.
  • Sara Kramer
    • Reason for 911 Call
      • Sara and her brother Dave were having lunch with their father, Jack at the nursing home, but notice his behavior is strange. Dave notices wound marks on his stomach, but he kicks them out, locking them out of his room.
    • Process
      • Hen and Bobby try to get the man to answer the door, but he refuses unless his children leave, leading to an argument. Bobby calls Chimney to enter from the window up the ladder. When Chimney checks him out, Jack is sure it wasn't a MRSA, and his symptoms started weeks ago. Chimney examines him further and to everyone's disgust, they find out that he has donovanosis, a type of flesh eating STD. As they take him to the hospital, Dave announces to the other members of the nursing home about his condition and asks for who he slept with to come with them to the hospital. To his and Sara's horror, a large majority of the members, including some of the husbands with their wives stand up.


  • The incident where a child was trapped in a washing machine was initially cut from the episode, but it was later shown in "Jinx".





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" • "Boston" • "Fear-O-Phobia" • "Dumb Luck" • "FOMO" • "May Day" • "Hero Complex" • "Starting Over"
Season 6 "Let the Games Begin" • "Crash and Learn" • "Animal Instincts" • "Evil" • "Home Invasion" • "Henren Begins" • "Cursed" • "Pilgrimage" • "Warning Signs"
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" • "The ATX-Files" • "Red vs. Blue" • "In the Unlikely Event of an Emergency" • "The Bird" • "Parental Guidance" • "Prince Albert in a Can" • "Negative Space" • "Riddle of the Sphynx" • "Impulse Control" • "Down To Clown" • "Shift-Less" • "Spring Cleaning" • "A Bright and Cloudless Morning"