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

The season premiered on September 20, 2021 with "Panic" and concluded on May 16, 2022 with "Starting Over".

Production of Season 5 began on July 12, 2021, and concluded on April 5, 2022.

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.[2]
  • Another crossover with its spinoff series has been confirmed to happen sometime in 2022.[3]
  • The exploration of Maddie's struggle with postpartum depression, and it leading to major complications.[4]
  • Albert Han's journey into becoming a firefighter.[5]
  • Athena will be dealing with her attacker, the serial rapist she caught and arrested at the end of Season 3.[6]

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" Shauna Duggins Bob Goodman March 21, 2022 5.37
9-1-1 5x11 1.jpeg Athena, Bobby and the 118 "speed" to the rescue to save a family whose pick-up truck has been rigged with a pipe bomb which will detonate if the vehicle slows under 55 miles an hour. Meanwhile, Eddie has a rough transition into his new job, Buck makes an impulsive relationship decision and Hen is reluctant to accept her new partner in Chimney's absence.
12 "Boston" Dwight Little Lyndsey Beaulieu March 28, 2022 4.97
9-1-1 5x12 1.jpeg Chimney is determined to find a missing Maddie amongst the chaos of St. Patrick's Day.
13 "Fear-O-Phobia" Marcus Stokes Andrew Meyers & Juan Carlos Coto April 11, 2022 5.06
9-1-1 5x13 1.jpg Athena investigates a robbery at a gas station that takes an unexpected turn when the would-be victim turns the tables on her assailant. Meanwhile, Bobby and the 118 race to rescue a novice diver who panics while in a shark cage, and a house sitter terrified of spiders. Then, Eddie reaches his breaking point, Chimney returns to the 118 and Maddie shares some news with Buck, who realizes he has to come clean with Taylor.
14 "Dumb Luck" John J. Gray Taylor Wong April 18, 2022 5.04
9-1-1 5x14 1.jpg The members of the 118 race into action when a woman falls over her penthouse balcony. Meanwhile, Athena investigates when a bike rider is impaled on a stop sign, Eddie begins his therapy for his PTSD and survivor's guilt and Maddie fears the worst when Jee-Yun falls ill.
15 "FOMO" Marita Grabiak Nicole Barraza Keim April 25, 2022 5.08
9-1-1 5x15 1.jpeg The members of the 118 race to the rescue of a social media influencer when she has an accident in a sauna, then to an emergency at a reality show wedding, and finally a tragedy when a mother and her daughter go hiking. Meanwhile, Maddie worries she has missed too many firsts with Jee-Yun, May questions Athena's career path and Hen and Karen attempt to recapture the fun in their relationship.
16 "May Day" Juan Carlos Coto Juan Carlos Coto May 2, 2022 5.12
9-1-1 5x16 1.jpg The 118 races to the rescue when the 9-1-1 Call Center goes up in flames. Then, Bobby risks his life to save a trapped May and Claudette, Buck and Eddie work together to help an injured electrician and Chimney and his brother team up as firefighters for the first time.
17 "Hero Complex" Marita Grabiak Stacey R. Rose & Kristen Reidel May 9, 2022 5.30
9-1-1 5x17 1.jpeg After a mysterious death, Hen and Chimney put their lives in danger when they suspect that someone is playing God to make themselves look like a hero. Meanwhile, Eddie visits Texas, where he attempts to reconcile with his father.
18 "Starting Over" Kristen Reidel Kristen Reidel May 16, 2022 5.55
9-1-1 5x18 1.jpg Another day in the life of the 118, as its members race to rescue a cliffside wellness retreat guru after his followers turn on him. Then, they respond to an emergency call at an upscale hair salon. Meanwhile, Maddie contemplates returning to work, Eddie and May make decisions on their future, as do Buck and Taylor, and the 118 gathers for a surprise wedding.

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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.[7] 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.[8][9]
  • Maddie is absent for several episodes, due to Jennifer Love Hewitt's maternity leave.[10]
  • John Harlan Kim is no longer part of the main cast this season.
  • Rockmond Dunbar departs the series in the 8th episode.[11]
  • 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.[12]
  • On February 2, 2022, it was announced that Arielle Kebbel had been cast in a recurring role for the second half of the fifth season. [13]
  • On February 19, 2022, it was announced that Bryce Durfee was cast for a recurring role.[14]

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