"Powerless" is the seventeenth episode of the third season of 9-1-1, and the forty-fifth episode overall. It aired on May 4, 2020.


The 118 races to rescue a little girl in a runaway hot air balloon and help with a city power outage caused by a hijacked tree-trimmer truck. Meanwhile, Athena's investigation into the serial rapist case puts her life in jeopardy. [2]



Special Guest Star

Guest Starring

  • Tracie Thoms as Karen Wilson
  • Bryan Safi as Josh Russo
  • Sasha Roiz as Det. Lou Ransone
  • Noah Bean as Jeffery Hudson
  • Scottie Thompson as Suzanne Barker
  • Gigi Rice as Tammy Felton
  • La Monde Byrd as Doctor Hale
  • Romeo Brown as Gordon Johnson
  • Dante Brown as Darius
  • Austyn Johnson as Sophie Barker


  • Chris Wu as Officer Williams
  • Ashwin Gore as Jamal Momed
  • Gigi Zumbado as Officer Diane Stafford
  • Patrick Robert Smith as Gabe
  • Declan Pratt as Denny Wilson
  • Ashley Gallegos as Michelle Rivera
  • Gabriela Fresquez as Joan Bailey
  • Melanie Hawkins as Alexis Ward
  • Rachael Perrell Fosket as Zoey Simmons
  • Sara Young Chandler as Colleen Thompson
  • Adam Wang as Nick Cameron
  • Vayu O'Donnell as Radiologist
  • Carlos J Castillo as Hank
  • O'Neil Cespedes as Arthur
  • Ted Jonas as Driver


  • Connie Britton returned as Abigail Clark in this episode. She had not appeared in the series since the Season 1 finale.
  • Buck mentioning that a friend had told him that the dispatch center receives calls often from hot air balloon areas is a callback to "Trapped" when he tried to take Abby on a date in a hot air balloon.





ve 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?"
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"
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