Watch out guys, the full moon is upon us.
Chances are it's no accident 9-1-1 Season 1 Episode 7 aired right before an actual full moon, though it would have been even better if it had worked out for it to air on the same night.
So, do full moons really bring out the crazies?
I'm definitely on the side of the skeptics, but for these characters, you would think every night was a full moon. Were any of these people or events crazier than the woman who tried to cut out Athena's heart on 9-1-1 Season 1 Episode 6?
Maybe you could make an argument for the face-eater, but regardless of the day of the week, these guys see their fair share of crazies.
Athena apparently hasn't learned her lesson and is still responding to calls solo. It doesn't make sense; why doesn't she have a partner? She was literally just kidnapped and tied to a chair, yet she's still checking out people's houses for prowlers all by herself.
I know she's a badass, but this is just reckless.
She was lucky to have Hen there when the face-eater advanced on her. It was a good shoot, but it helps to have another witness confirm that. It's just another reason why she should have a partner.
Bobby: You read this in a peer-reviewed, scientific publication?
Buck: I don't know. Is the internet considered a scientific publication?
So Buck is firmly on the side of full moons make people nuts, despite the fact that he's only ever worked one full moon. That and the internet aren't really much to go on, but the night sure did it's best to prove him right.
And when he inevitably wakes up the next morning wondering if he made the wrong, impulsive decision with Abby, we know he'll be blaming the moon.
So much for waiting; they didn't even manage to get through one full date.
Hopefully, they won't regret not taking things as slowly as they would have liked.
While they may or may not regret jumping in the sack, Hen already does. What was she thinking? I know, I know, it's the moon's fault, Hen can't be held responsible for her actions.
Yeah, we all know that's total BS. There was already something amiss in her marriage, and her ex just happened to call at exactly the wrong time.
The fire has gone out in her marriage, and instead of talking it through and working it out, Hen gets her sparks ignited elsewhere.
Athena: My advice, you let it go long enough, there ain't no coming back from "fine." Everything was fine in my marriage until the bomb went off.
Hen: Athena, I appreciate your concern, but we're good. Karen's not a bomb waiting to go off.
Athena: I wasn't talking about her.
The bomb has officially gone off, but unlike Athena's doomed marriage, time will tell if Hen's can be saved.
The first step will be admitting her indiscretion to her wife and begging for forgiveness. The second step should probably be couple's counseling to see what has driven them apart in the first place.
Is Abby looking for a career change?
I'm not sure 911 operator is the right gig for her. She's gone from performing an emergency tracheotomy to solving murders. What's next? Is she going to run into a burning building and put out a fire?
At this point, I wouldn't put it past her (or the writers).
If she ever decides to hang up the phone, she has plenty of other skills to pursue apparently.
Yoga instructor: They say when a full moon's half way between the eastern horizon and it's highest point it can induce labor.
[Three pregnant women scream]
Yoga Instructor: I knew I should have cancelled this class.
I think it's safe to say that yoga instructor will never schedule a class on a full moon again.
Buck delivered his first baby, but I was a little disappointed we didn't get to witness the other pregnant woman deliver her own kid. That's just not something you see on TV too often.
I'll be honest, I have never heard of people getting high on bath salts, but considering kids are eating Tide pods, it's hard to find it surprising. I can't imagine why anyone would actually want to get high on a substance that makes them eat another person's face. That's probably a one time experiment.
I don't know what's crazier, the idea that the guy may have gotten high on bath salts, or the fact that his drug screen came back negative.
I have one final question. How does a kid get stuck in a claw machine?
So what did you guys think of the aptly titled "Full Moon (Creepy AF)?" Are you planning to stay home and avoid the crazies for all future full moons? Will Buck and Abby regret moving too fast? Can Hen save her marriage?
Hit the comments with your thoughts and don't forget to watch 9-1-1 online!
Stacy Glanzman was a staff writer for TV Fanatic. She retired in March, 2019.