Athena and the 118 respond to bizarre emergency calls on Halloween, including a flock of crows terrorizing a field trip, an office employee having a close encounter with an eight-limbed creature and a ghost-like girl wandering a neighborhood. Meanwhile, Maddie remains convinced that she is doing the right thing in taking a 9-1-1 call into her own hands.
Although the press release says there was an incident regarding an office employee dealing with an eight-limbed creature, it was not shown in the episode.
Maddie previously began befriending Tara in "Triggers" after her 911 call left her worried and distressed.
There are two references to real-life known cases in the 911 calls:
The incident with the man in the windshield is roughly based on the real-life case of the 2002 death of Gregory Biggs, who got trapped halfway through the windshield of the car that struck him. However, the driver had left him to die instead unlike in the episode.
Athena discovering the horrific conditions of the children in the basement is based of the real-life Turpin case where 12 out of 13 malnourished children were found shackled to their beds. One of the daughters had escaped the home and called 911 on a cell phone.
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