Friday, February 9, 2018

Review: 9-1-1 1x06 "Heartbreaker"


This week's episode of 9-1-1 unexpectedly had a bit of disability representation! 

Alice Kina Diehl can be seen as EMD Stephanie Gaskins, whom 911 dispatcher Abby Clark requests specifically when her date, firefighter Buck  Buckley chokes at dinner and needs someone to talk her through an emergency tracheotomy.

It was very cool (as always) to see someone in a chair on a show we watch.  Even cooler?  Tara and I could tell immediately she has CP like us!  I loved seeing that Stephanie has a set of skills particular enough that a fellow dispatcher requested her specifically.

Unfortunately, I can't find the scene she's in but if you have OnDemand, it might be worth checking out this episode for a rare moment of positive disability representation.

3 comments:

  1. Cool! I never heard of this show. :) CP rules!

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    1. It's Ryan Murphy & co's newest. Not a huge fan of it generally (except for Aisha Hinds and Angela Bassett <3 ) but was really happy to see Stephanie Gaskins - hope it's not the last we see of her character!

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    2. I hope this character becomes a recurring character too. :)

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