9-1-1 Season 7 Episode 2 Evaluate: Rock the Boat


If there’s somebody you wish to be on a doubtlessly lethal cruise with, it is Athena Grant-Nash.

Whereas the cruise from hell saved getting decidedly worse, Athena and Bobby discovered themselves in a terrifying place throughout 9-1-1 Season 7 Episode 2, which had them ready to say goodbye to 1 one other for the final time.

If that sounds terribly dramatic, it completely was. Nevertheless it’s additionally 9-1-1 at its perfect.

When the credit rolled on 9-1-1 Season 7 Episode 1, pirates had come aboard the ship, and it regarded like issues have been about to get actual. They usually did, however not essentially in the best way anticipated.

From the exceptionally efficient and invigorating media blitz main as much as the premiere, we have at all times recognized there could be an explosion on the ship. However as soon as these pirates entered the equation, it wasn’t clear how the 2 related, if in any respect.

Nicely, now we all know.

The pirates and their hostage state of affairs have been extraordinarily short-lived, as they actually did simply need that dongle, after which they have been able to bounce.

Poor Norman was the largest loser on this state of affairs, and nothing was his fault.

He thought he and Lola have been dwelling the dream, dwelling the mundane on a regular basis life and getting down to sea the place they could possibly be on a unique seaside with a unique cocktail each day.

However little did he know, Lola was seemingly as bored as ever. And that is saying one thing.

There was one thing shady concerning the quick interplay we noticed between Julian and Lola beforehand, and nothing on 9-1-1 is ever executed by mistake. Athena picked up on the shadiness, and Athena, being Athena, was not about to let any responsible events get away scot-free.

Athena could have left the uniform at dwelling, however she’s going to at all times do her job.

Julian really was a snake, and he was content material to let somebody get shot reasonably than give over the rattling cash till Athena pressured his hand.

Every part occurring on the cruise ship was shrouded with chaotic vitality, however they did attempt to give some perception into Julian’s motives, although I am nonetheless undecided what precisely they have been.

He branded himself a white-collar legal, and perhaps he technically was, however that does not imply you are not a foul man. He was nonetheless committing against the law, and largely every part that transpired on that boat from the second the pirates hopped aboard could possibly be immediately traced again to his actions.

Every part besides the climate, in fact. He is not that highly effective.

Every part moved rapidly from the second the pirates hopped off the boat with their riches, and the bomb went off.

Athena and Bobby leaping proper into their pure roles as leaders is what we have come to anticipate from the pair, and there was a young second between Bobby and Norman juxtaposed with Athena, who was laying into Lola and Julian.

Ochoa: Captain Nash. If it wasn’t in your spouse, I by no means would have made it out of there.
Bobby: The place is she?
Julian: Saving the ship.
Bobby: In fact she is.

This was the Angela Bassett hour, and he or she delivered in each single means as she took it upon herself to assist save so many lives on the ship.

As scared as he was when he could not discover Athena, you possibly can see how prideful Bobby was, realizing that his spouse was stepping as much as be the hero she’d at all times been destined to be.

Though we knew {that a} near-drowning scene was on the horizon, it was nonetheless gut-wrenching in all the most effective methods.

9-1-1 has perfected the artwork of tugging in your heartstrings till the dam bursts.

Bobby and Athena have not had an ideal marriage, however it’s been shut. They discovered each other at a time after they have been each open to one thing, and so they determined to leap collectively.

Taking these sorts of leaps will be extremely scary, but additionally precisely what you want. And Bobby and Athena have at all times wanted one another.

It is attention-grabbing to see the 2 completely different fears Bobby and Athena had heading into the cruise. Their speaking to one another about issues forward of time most likely may have saved them an unbelievable quantity of emotional stress however would have robbed us of our near-death confessions.

Bobby not pondering he was worthy of Athena, their love, and his second probability could also be a battle he regularly grapples with. However I so love how Athena is at all times there to remind him that he is deserving of this life he is constructed for himself.

There is a boulder on Bobby’s shoulder always, weighing him down and reminding him of his perceived failures, and it is a ache that he’ll most likely at all times reside with. Being with Athena, constructing this household, and dealing on the 118 along with his discovered household could have lessened the burden, however they by no means took it away.

Athena’s assurance that she and Bobby have been each greater than deserving of this second act collectively was such a gorgeous second between the pair, particularly realizing how issues have been at instances throughout 9-1-1 Season 2.

Athena had a variety of worry about letting herself be glad and the way it regarded for her to be divorced and shifting on, and Bobby by no means had these struggles, however as evidenced right here, he nonetheless had worry about feeling like he’d by some means pressured Athena into each the wedding and their present predicament.

There’s nothing just like the worry of realizing you are doubtlessly minutes away from dying to deliver a variety of issues full circle, and although they have been each scared of various issues, they each additionally realized at that second how a lot love was there.

I LOVE a tragic however poetic and cathartic love declaration! And that is exactly what 9-1-1 gave us as they wrapped round one another, shared slightly kiss, and waited for the water to take them.

So dramatic and so excellent all on the time.

The underside line is that their lives are messy, and I do not foresee the mess stopping any time quickly, however now that they are each conscious of what the opposite feels, there is no motive they can not get past this by firing up that communication.

Maybe they need to even guide slightly joint session with Frank, who could miss the additional cash from separate classes however could be useful to them in the long term.

Considering that escaping that dying lure meant the phobia ended meant underestimating the craziness this present likes to unleash. Now, we’ll get everybody the wrong way up with the ship sinking some extra, individuals injured, and time operating out.

I would say good luck in essentially the most sarcastic of tones if I did not know Bobby and Athena have been nonetheless on that boat, and Hen was on land about to collect the troops.

Bless Henrietta Wilson for trusting her intestine.

It was general a miserable hour for Hen, who discovered her momentary captaincy in jeopardy over a state of affairs by which it appeared she did not do something incorrect.

I will not fake to know what all the foundations are in sure conditions, however it appeared that she was following the proper protocol all through all the emergency. As soon as medical care was refused, the best factor to do was respect that refusal, proper?

Issues clearly went tragically incorrect and threw every part into turmoil, however whereas Hen was within the thick of the emergency, she made the best calls.

Sadly, Hen has undoubtedly seen a scene like that play out earlier than throughout her prolonged profession, and he or she was steadfast in her convictions. However being questioned by her associates understandably put her on edge.

I perceive the place Chimney, Buck, and Eddie have been coming from, particularly since none of them have been as positive as Hen was about what occurred. They did have her again, however in addition they needed to reassure her that if there have been some wrongdoing on her half, they’d nonetheless have her again.

However to Hen, it felt like a betrayal for them to doubt her, and an insinuation that she would need anybody to lie for her needed to really feel extremely overwhelming.

NONE of them would need the others to lie for them in the event that they did one thing incorrect, least of all Hen. She’s an enormous woman who can settle for her errors and face the implications of her actions.

Hen wasn’t even off responsibility greater than perhaps an hour earlier than she stop sulking and instantly dove into investigation mode in a means Athena could be happy with.

I’ve lengthy been on the ‘give me extra scenes with Maddie and Hen’ practice, and Hen going to Maddie and utilizing her sources on the dispatch middle was sensible. It is not precisely them hanging out for enjoyable, however I am going to take the win!

Possibly it is as a result of I’d simply watch Athena and Bobby get taken hostage and virtually die collectively on mentioned cruise ship, however it was extremely irritating to see nobody take something Hen needed to say severely.

To begin with, that is Hen. She’s at all times proper, and that is simply the way it will at all times be. Secondly, the boat was abruptly nowhere on the ocean, and an enormous hurricane was coming. Why was nobody taking Hen extra severely?

I am largely taking a look at that impolite Chief, but additionally anybody who does not instantly imagine Hen Wilson will perpetually get a stank look from me.

The cruise has been separate from issues on the 118, which was a pleasant departure from how these opening-season disasters normally play out. Usually, everyone seems to be immediately affected by the catastrophe indirectly, both being caught in it or serving to within the aftermath.

This time, it is simply been Bobby and Athena, however now that Hen’s on the case, the 118 will likely be getting concerned very quickly. And they aren’t within the enterprise of leaving anybody behind.

Unfastened Ends

  • Though it was apparent Bobby and Athena weren’t going to die on that ship in that method, that was nonetheless a tense scene as a result of it didn’t really feel like there was a means out for them.

  • 9-1-1 LOVES a redemption arc, and so they gave it to Julian as he was the Bathena savior. However I’ve a robust feeling he’ll by some means escape when that is all mentioned and executed like he initially deliberate.

  • If Norman makes it off that ship alive, he wants to go away Lola ASAP, and I hope that is the place this storyline heads. Lola wants to return to jail, and Norman must get his second probability at love and a life with out that lady.

  • Norman not wanting to go away the boat with out Bobby was lowkey the sweetest little second. So silly for his well being, however so candy.

  • These boys have been DEVASTATED when Hen walked out on them. Their hearts have been in the best place, however Hen wasn’t incorrect to really feel how she felt. I want BIG hugs the following time they see her!

  • I already mentioned this was Angela Bassett’s hour, however it should be repeated. The comedic timing, the emotional beats, and the motion! What cannot she do? The reply is nothing.

  • Is there just one therapist in Los Angeles? I simply know Frank retains immaculate notes, so he makes positive he does not combine something up whereas seeing all these individuals who know one another.

It is going to be all fingers on deck when this emergency catastrophe wraps up within the ultimate hour, because the 118 will likely be referred to as in for the rescue of all rescues!

9-1-1 Season 7 is off to a really regular begin, and I am curious to listen to all of your ideas about this installment as we head towards its conclusion.

So, drop all of your ideas beneath, and let’s chat about it! 

Whitney Evans is a senior employees author for TV Fanatic. She is a lover of all issues TV. Comply with her on X.


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