In 9-1-1’s premiere, Los Angeles slowly starts to see some technological fails, from false cell phone alerts to accidental 9-1-1 calls to GPS navigations going haywire. Soon the entire city goes berserk and a hacker demands $25 million, indicating that it is indeed a ransomware attack. Meanwhile on The Resident, Chastain Park Memorial has their own ransomware attack, when each department and unit in the hospital are slowly overtaken by a hacker demanding $5 million, and then $10 million, leaving patients in a literal life and death situations. While the latter managed to solve its problem toward the end of the episode, 9-1-1 is just getting started, as the city experiences a blackout. Despite all this, some fans cannot stop talking about the connections.