No One Is Having A Crazier Year Than Angela Bassett’s Character On ‘9-1-1’


How is your year going so far? Yes, yes, I know. The news. The news is bad. There are all of the things happening. Too many things, some would say. But I’m not talking about that. I’m talking about you, personally, and your life. My year is going pretty okay so far. I hope yours is, too.

You know whose year is not going great? Athena Grant, the police officer played by Angela Bassett on Ryan Murphy’s new Fox show, 9-1-1. We’ve discussed 9-1-1 before. A few times, actually. That will happen when a series features a baby stuck in a toilet pipe before the opening credits of the first episode and a bounce house flies away with children in it a few weeks later. It’s a wild show and it shows no sign of getting less wild because this week’s episode featured a fireman pulling a seven-foot tapeworm out of some guy’s b-hole hours after the same fireman delivered two babies in a yoga class for pregnant women. Busy day for that guy.

But back to Angela Bassett. Her character is going through it, man. I think the best way for me to explain this is to give you an episode-by-episode rundown of what’s been going on with her. I can’t believe she’s on this show.