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Season Five is the fifth season of 9-1-1. It was first announced on May 17, 2021. [3]

The season premiered on September 20, 2021 with "Panic".

Production of Season 5 began on July 12, 2021 and is expected to conclude on March 16, 2022. [4]

Synopsis

As the fifth season of 9-1-1 opens, the first responders race into action when a series of ransomware attacks target computer systems, air traffic control towers and hospitals. Then, a massive city-wide blackout causes havoc in L.A. Meanwhile, Athena deals with a family emergency, Maddie’s postpartum depression worsens, Eddie suffers a health scare, and a new call center operator takes charge.

Confirmed Storylines

  • The crisis to strike LA at the beginning of the season will be a blackout, revealed by its first teaser trailer on July 19, 2021.
    • The blackout emergency will span the first three episodes of the season.[5]
  • Another crossover with its spinoff series has been confirmed to happen sometime in 2022.[6]
  • The exploration of Maddie's struggle with postpartum depression, and it leading to major complications.[7]
  • Albert Han's journey into becoming a firefighter.[8]
  • Athena will be dealing with her attacker, the serial rapist she caught and arrested at the end of Season 3.[9]

Cast

Starring

Guest Starring

Episodes

No. Title Directed by Written by Airdate Viewers (million)
1 "Panic" Bradley Buecker Tim Minear & Juan Carlos Coto September 20, 2021 5.08
9-1-1 5x01 1.jpeg A series of ransomware threats leads to an overabundance of emergencies for the 118, including a medevac helicopter crash at a hospital and an air-traffic control tower system failure. Meanwhile, Athena must revisit her traumatic attack when the case of the realtor serial rapist goes to trial, Eddie suffers a health scare and Maddie’s postpartum depression worsens.
2 "Desperate Times" Bradley Buecker Lyndsey Beaulieu & Andrew Meyers September 27, 2021 5.45
9-1-1 5x02 1.jpg The 118 springs into action when a city-wide blackout and a record heatwave causes mayhem in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, Chimney confides in Hen about Maddie's condition and Athena's worst nightmare comes true.
3 "Desperate Measures" Ben Hernandez Bray Kristen Reidel October 4, 2021 5.25
9-1-1 5x03 1.jpg As the citywide blackout continues to cause mayhem in Los Angeles, Athena races to save her family from a tragedy. Meanwhile, Eddie must make a difficult choice about his future and Maddie makes a life-changing decision.
4 "Home and Away" Brenna Malloy Bob Goodman October 11, 2021 5.25
9-1-1 5x04 1.jpg The members of the 118 arrive on the scene after a truck crashes into a high school homecoming parade. Meanwhile, Athena and Michael try to help Harry in the aftermath of his kidnapping, May is intimidated by returning call center legend and Bobby gives a devastated Chimney advice regarding Maddie.
5 "Peer Pressure" Joaquin Sedillo Nadia Abass-Madden October 18, 2021 5.28
9-1-1 5x05 1.jpg The members of the 118 face an awkward rescue call when they arrive on the scene of a man who has over-exerted himself exercising. The team also must save the life of a groundskeeper whose chainsaw cut into him and race to an explosion at a retirement community. Meanwhile, Athena has an extreme reaction to Harry's new behavior. Then, Hen and Eddie, as well as Buck and Ravi, have rocky starts to their new partnerships, and May receives an emergency call from a suicidal teen, while continuing her uneasy work relationship with Claudette.
6 "Brawl in Cell Block 9-1-1" Paula Hunziker Andrew Meyers November 1, 2021 5.20
9-1-1 5x07 1.jpg Responding to a fire at a prison, Bobby and the 118 find themselves trapped in a deadly riot.
7 "Ghost Stories" Kristin Windell Stacey R. Rose November 8, 2021 5.01
9-1-1 5x06 1.jpg The members of the 118 race to rescue a man who claims he was carjacked, shot and buried alive. Then, they arrive at a home where the owner thinks her roommate is a ghost, Hen receives a visit from the past and Athena and family are concerned that Harry is still haunted by visions of Jeffrey.
8 "Defend in Place" James Wong Taylor Wong November 15, 2021 5.11
9-1-1 5x08 1.jpg Bobby and the 118 race to save lives after an explosion rocks the hospital where Dr. David Hale is performing surgery.
9 "Past is Prologue" Marcus Stokes Ian Sobel November 29, 2021 5.37
9-1-1 5x09 1.jpg Bobby and the 118 race to the rescue when an abandoned oil well erupts and causes a massive sinkhole in downtown LA. Athena investigates a 30-year-old cold case involving a casino robbery. Buck fears his relationship with Taylor might be ending, and Hen meets a man from her mother, Toni's, past.
10 "Wrapped in Red" Brenna Malloy Lyndsey Beaulieu & Nadia Abass-Madden December 6, 2021 5.39
9-1-1 5x10 1.jpg The members of the 118 are called to a series of emergencies around Christmas Eve. Then, Eddie struggles with an emotional Christopher.
11 "Outside Looking In" TBA TBA March 21, 2022 TBA
12 "Fear-O-Phobia" Marcus Stokes Andrew Meyers & Juan Carlos Coto TBA TBA
13 "Dumb Luck" TBA TBA TBA TBA

Multimedia

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Videos

Trivia

  • Gavin McHugh announced they had started filming for Season Five, via his Instagram, on July 22.
  • The first official promotional video for the season was posted on July 20th, but it was later taken down due to licensing of “Paint It Black” by the Rolling Stones being used in the promo expiring.[10] A different promotional video was posted later on August 10th.
  • On July 28, filming for parts of Episode 1 and 2 of Season 5 took place on a stretch of Hollywood Boulevard and at Hollywood & Highland shopping center.[11][12]
  • Maddie is absent for several episodes, due to Jennifer Love Hewitt's maternity leave.[13]
  • John Harlan Kim is no longer part of the main cast in this season. He is currently working on The CW's Nancy Drew.[14]
  • Rockmond Dunbar departs the series in the 8th episode.[15]
  • The resumption of production after the holiday break was pushed back a week to January 10, 2022, due to the surge of COVID-19 cases in California, where the show is filmed.[16]

References

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