"Under Pressure" is the first episode of the second season of 9-1-1, and the eleventh episode overall. It aired on September 23, 2018.


On one of the hottest days of the year, the first responders feel the pressure as harrowing incidents keep happening around the city, including a road rage accident involving a van full of tourists, an emergency at an auto-repair shop and a veteran with a live grenade embedded in his leg. Meanwhile, Buck gets a surprise visit from his sister, Maddie. Also, Athena questions her relationship with Bobby. Then, at the fire station, handsome new hire Eddie jeopardizes Buck's chances of being chosen for a fireman calendar.[2]



Guest Starring

  • Debra Christofferson as Sue Blevins
  • M.C. Gainey as Charlie
  • Connor Trinneer as Jessie
  • Christopher Rivas as Hector


  • Beto Angulo as Counter Worker
  • Lewie Bartone as Postmates Driver
  • Amos Blackmon as Mitch
  • Briana Cap as 911 Operator #1
  • Josh Duvendeck as Shay
  • Mark Elias as Groom
  • Charles Emmett as DWP Veteran
  • Chiquita Fuller as Linda
  • Amy Grabow as Bridezilla
  • Michael James Kelly as 911 Operator #2
  • Jason Ko as Van Tourist #2
  • Juliet Lopez as 911 Operator #3
  • Marianne Lu as 911 Operator #4
  • Rick Marcus as Sports Car Driver
  • Antonio Roccucci as DWP Trainee
  • Mauricio Sanchez as Van Tourist #1
  • Tom Virtue as Tire Store Employee
  • Craig Welzbacher as Tour Guide



  • This episode currently has the highest number of live viewers in the series (9.83 million). No other episode in the series has more than 7.46 million live viewers.
  • As of this episode, Angela Bassett has been promoted from co-executive producer to executive producer.
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt (Maddie Buckley) and Ryan Guzman (Eddie Diaz) join the main cast starting with this episode. Hewitt also replaces Connie Britton (Abigail Clark) as the show's main 9-1-1 operator.
  • This is also the first episode in the series where Corinne Massiah (May Grant) and Marcanthonee Jon Reis (Harry Grant) are credited as main cast members. However, May and Harry do not appear in this episode.
  • Shay (Josh Duvendeck), Mitch (Amos Blackmon), and Jessie (Connor Trinneer) would later reappear in the Season Three episode "Fools" where all three are involved in a prank similar to the one shown in this episode.
  • The episode is titled "Under Pressure", in the final moments of "Pilot" it plays the song Under Pressure by Queen and David Bowie.



Episode Stills




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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