911 seasons ranked by Athena's greatness

Athena is one of the best parts of 911. As the show returns for Season 7, we're ranking the seasons in terms of the greatness of Athena Grant.
9-1-1 - "Abandon Ships" - Athena and Bobby set off on their honeymoon cruise, but when duty calls, their vacation is put on hold. Meanwhile, a fighter jet traps a civilian, and an unusual incident leaves a couple stuck together. THURSDAY, MARCH. 14 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Disney/Chris Willard)
9-1-1 - "Abandon Ships" - Athena and Bobby set off on their honeymoon cruise, but when duty calls, their vacation is put on hold. Meanwhile, a fighter jet traps a civilian, and an unusual incident leaves a couple stuck together. THURSDAY, MARCH. 14 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (Disney/Chris Willard) ANGELA BASSETT /

When it comes to shows that have characters for everyone, 911 is a great option. The series moves to ABC for Season 7, and we can’t wait.

Of course, not all seasons are made the same. They try to be, but there is always something that stands out in one season over another. Athena Grant is one of the best parts of the whole series (Hen is another), and it’s time to rank the seasons in terms of Athena’s greatness.

Season 5: Too many flat and forgettable moments

There was a lot of focus on other characters in 911. It meant that Athena didn’t have the time to really shine. She just turned up, got the job done, and that was it.

The problem with this season is that there wasn’t anything really all that memorable about it. The calls were a little lacking, which meant that Athena didn’t have chance to really show her abilities to shut people down the minute they try to act up.

It’s hard to say a lot about this season because of how forgettable it is. It doesn’t give Athena the time to shine in the way that she should.

Season 1: 911 got things off the ground

The first season is usually either the best season or the worst season. Well, unless a series goes on for way longer than it should. In this case, it’s one of the worst. That doesn’t mean it’s bad. It’s just not the best for Athena’s character.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I love seeing her figure out who she is as a single woman. We open up with Michael sharing that he’s gay. Athena’s world is rocked. On top of that, she’s dealing with a daughter who is hiding a lot of mental health problems.

Athena doesn’t always react the best. To be honest, I don’t think we see quite enough of her processing. She’s constantly reacting and then suddenly just seems to accept things. I think it’s the problem with a short season.

Season 4: Trying to fit in with the pandemic

911 Season 4 attempted a pandemic storyline without a pandemic storyline. Like a lot of other shows, it opted to put the characters in a sort of fictional world where the pandemic was over, although not completely gone. This was partly due to filming constraints and allowed the cast to remain in masks a lot of the time. It did affect the quality of the series, though.

For Athena, it was an important one, though. This series didn’t forget that Athena went through hell at the end of the Season 3 finale. She was almost killed in the line of duty and to protect her son. We got to see the aftermath of that and how trauma affects people.

She didn’t allow it to stay the focus in her life for too long. We got to see her power through and figure out that it’s okay to admit that there’s a problem.

9-1-1: L-R: Angela Bassett and Corinne Massiah in the “What’s Your Fantasy?” episode of 9-1-1 airing Monday, Nov. 14 (8:00-9:02 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2022 FOX MEDIA LLC. CR: Jack Zeman/ FOX. /

Season 6: Athena deals with childhood trauma

Athena and Bobby’s romance is one of the best things about 911. It shows us that chance of second love for both of them. We also see this healthy and supportive couple on our screens. Sure, there were times when they weren’t quite on the same page, but that’s life.

Their bond was needed in 911 Season 6. There’s one episode in particular where Athena and Bobby were the only main characters throughout the episode, and they held it down so well. We got to see that sometimes stories from our past are left open and we don’t even realize it.

Athena is sure that her father didn’t kill someone. She’s not allowed to investigate the old murder, but she’s going to. She will do whatever it take to get answers—not just for her father, but for herself.

Season 3: Tackling Michael’s brain tumor

If we are completely honest, this season would be a little lower had it been for other storylines. After all, Buck’s storylines felt completely wrong for his character, especially when it came to him suing the city.

That being said, Athena gets a lot of meat in terms of storylines. The second half of the season is the biggest for her. Michael admits that he has a brain tumor. She is there for him. One thing that I love about this series is we see Michael and Athena remain friends. They are there to support each other after their divorce, and that’s exactly what happens here.

Athena takes it all in her stride. She has some difficult moments, but she is a balanced woman when she needs to be. She doesn’t shoulder it all, though, and she does lean on Bobby, showing us was a great relationship is all about.

Of course, the ending also gives us a major storyline for Athena when she’s attacked by Jeffery Hudson after being led into a trap.

Season 2: A blossoming romance

I’ll admit that Athena and Bobby seemed to come out of left field in 911 Season 1. I didn’t call it. The two seemed like great friends, but then there was suddenly this attraction between them.

You know what, though? I didn’t hate it from the start. It was great to see that there is hope for love as you get older. Both Athena and Bobby have a second chance at happiness. The best thing is they support each other. They know each other’s demons, and they were friends before they were a couple.

That’s what makes this season so great for Athena. We see her come off the back of some questionable requests of Michael to finding her place at work, at home, and as someone else’s partner.

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911 Season 7 premieres on Thursday, March 14 at 8/7c on ABC. Catch up on the series on Hulu.