Spoilers forward for the October 4 episode of 9-1-1 on Fox, known as “Determined Measures.”
The blackout that crippled Los Angeles beginning within the Season 5 premiere of 9-1-1 got here to an finish in “Determined Measures,” full with Athena and the remainder of the heroes rescuing Harry, Athena taking down Hudson, Might coming in with the clutch help, and Eddie breaking apart with Ana. The case was just about closed on the ransomware assault and blackout, however the episode nonetheless ended on a heartbreaking twist: Maddie was lastly overwhelmed by her postpartum despair, dropped her little woman off on the 118, and left. So does this imply a goodbye to Jennifer Love Hewitt?
Nicely, Maddie went fairly far out of her approach in her video message to Chimney to determine that she was leaving out of her personal proper thoughts, she wasn’t being coerced, and he or she wasn’t confused, so evidently she actually doesn’t wish to be discovered. She stated:
All issues thought-about, “Determined Measures” featured fewer shenanigans than final week’s Jurassic Park homage! Jennifer Love Hewitt turned in a implausible efficiency within the video message, to the purpose that I believe it’s simpler to really feel Maddie’s ache and her facet of the story than if she had phoned it in. Plus, it’s straightforward to know why Maddie is so spooked, after she let child Jee slip below the water whereas giving her a shower within the earlier episode. It was just for a second, and Jee was high quality, however it additionally appeared to push her to the purpose that she felt she needed to make a giant resolution.
And sadly, Maddie didn’t give the impression that she’s planning on coming again any time quickly, however does that imply that Jennifer Love Hewitt is following Connie Britton’s instance and easily going to vanish for some time? Nicely, Hewitt hasn’t commented in some way on the time of writing, however it’s value noting that the actress introduced the delivery of her third little one again in early September.
9-1-1 may nicely have merely written Maddie out briefly in order that Jennifer Love Hewitt can take some maternity go away to be together with her household after welcoming a brand new addition, which might imply that Maddie could possibly be again as quickly as Hewitt is able to return to work. It’s additionally doable that Maddie is gone for the foreseeable future, with no plans for her large return at this level. Hopefully that’s not the case, as a result of I a minimum of would love for Maddie to catch a break considered one of these seasons and simply get to be pleased with the individuals she loves.
Whether or not or not Maddie will likely be again in the end in 9-1-1 Season 5, it seems just like the present has some meaty storyline in coping with her absence. In the promo for the subsequent episode, Chimney is heard saying that he’s attempting to determine what occurred to Maddie, whereas Buck takes a more durable line on the problem, saying:
See how Chimney picks up and strikes on with elevating Jee with new episodes of 9-1-1 on Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on Fox. The primary have a look at the subsequent episode signifies that Maddie leaving will end in some loaded display time between Chimney and Buck; may her departure additionally what brings again Albert after he was lacking from the Season 5 premiere? Tune in to Fox in the 2021 fall TV season to seek out out!