Jennifer Love Hewitt is back on 9-1-1 — but Maddie is definitely still struggling.
In Hewitt’s last episode, which aired in October 2021, Maddie was struggling with being a new mom and dropped off her and Chimney’s (Kenneth Choi) baby at the fire station — and left town. Not long after, Chimney packed up his car and the baby and set out to find her.
Alas, in next week’s episode, titled “Boston,” he finds her.
“Maddie’s return to the show will not disappoint,” Hewitt says in an exclusive sneak peek. “In this first episode when Maddie’s back, you will get the answers that you want: why she left, why she stayed away, where she’s been, what she’s been up to.”
We also see Maddie crying and confiding in someone: “Since having her I didn’t know what was wrong with me, so I guess now there’s an answer.”
One reason for Maddie’s extended absence on the show was the birth of Hewitt’s son Aidan James, her third child with husband Brian Hallisay, in September. (They are also parents to daughter Autumn James, 8, and son Atticus James, 6.)
Upon her return, Hewitt says she felt an added connection to Maddie.
“I was really impressed and excited that the show decided to go very deep into postpartum depression,” she says in the video. “I think it’s super important. I definitely personally had my worst postpartum after this pregnancy, so to come back so soon after that and be able to give those real things to Maddie has been very cathartic for me and really nice to be able to represent that for all the women out there.”
Shortly after Aiden’s birth, Hewitt opened up on social media about her need to take time for a “reset.”
“Self care, moments to breathe and feel yourself again. Even in small ways. So important,” she wrote. “I am also starting at least a week maybe two away from social media tomm. I need to reset. I need to take my scrolling time and make it active time. Workouts, breathing, manifesting, time with my kids and husband.”
She continued by admitting social media “makes me feel bad sometimes,” causing her to feel “like I’m not enough. Doing enough. Getting my body back fast enough. Giving enough. All of it. I only share this for that one person or maybe more today who need time. Just for them. And need to know it’s okay to take it. And in fact the taking of that time will make everything better. I promise. Sending love!”
Speaking of love, it’s clear Hewitt doesn’t feel all hope is lost for Maddie and Chimney as a couple.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen but I do know that their love is the real kind,” she says in the clip. “They’ve been through a lot, Chimney’s been through a lot as a person, Maddie’s been through a lot as a person.”
She adds: “I ultimately think that they will find their way, but it just may take some time.”
9-1-1 airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.
Chimney is determined to find a missing Maddie amongst the chaos of St. Patrick’s Day.
Sadly, last night episode didn’t involve Maddie, but next week will. The preview for next week’s episode seems to be Maddie driven so we will find out what happen to Maddie while Jennifer was on maternity leave. Welcome back Jennifer!
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Jennifer Love Hewitt is about to have a party of five!
The 9-1-1 actress is pregnant, expecting her third baby with husband Brian Hallisay, she reveals exclusively with PEOPLE. Hewitt — who is also mom to son Atticus James, 5½, and daughter Autumn James, 7 — says the news comes as a welcome surprise.
“We had always been open to a third, but definitely didn’t think in the crazy year that the entire world was having that it would necessarily be this moment,” says Hewitt, 42, adding, “I feel like we’ve been able to so far raise two really special kids who will be great role models. This has been such a pleasant, beautiful, surprising gift in this time to be able to get to do all that again with another little human.”
Hewitt’s two kids may be more excited than her about welcoming a new member to the family — so much so that Atticus even guessed that Mom was pregnant before she even knew.
“One night, my kids and I were laying in bed watching TV and a Clearblue commercial came on television. My son out of nowhere was like, ‘Hey Mommy, you should order one of those in case there’s a baby in your belly,’ ” she recalls. “I was like, ‘How rude! I just ate a big dinner. What is he talking about?’ It stuck with me, and they’ve been asking off and on for a year or so for a sibling. We weren’t closed off to the idea, it just wasn’t something that we were actively thinking about.”
“Sure enough,” says Hewitt, the pregnancy test clearly confirmed that she was expecting after she humored her son and took a test.
“I was like, ‘Wow, this is really interesting that he put it out there in the universe and there it was.’ I had used Clear Blue tests before, and it was just really funny that he saw that commercial and said that out loud,” says Hewitt, adding that Atticus and Autumn were both “so excited.”
Hewitt adds that she’s “proud” of herself for keeping her pregnancy a secret until now — even while playing a pregnant woman, Maddie, on screen and simulating an “intense” labor and birth on Fox’s 9-1-1, which was recently renewed for another season.
“Because my kids are a little bit older, it was a good reminder of being back in that space again. And [costar Kenneth Choi] was like, ‘See? Playing pregnant got you pregnant!’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, I guess so,’ ” says Hewitt. “The craziest, most surreal moment was having to give birth while being pregnant. That was very interesting.”
“And it was definitely a nauseous day for me. So that came with its own challenges, but it was a good recall back to those beautiful, amazing moments that you feel really excited about,” she adds of filming the delivery scene. “I got to remind myself of that and then also be in a really excited place of knowing that I will get to do that again.”
When it comes time to give birth IRL again, the Ghost Whisperer alum says she’ll be grateful to have her husband in the delivery room.
“During labor, he’s like a rock, solid,” she says of Hallisay, whom she wed in November 2013. “You would never know if he was panicked, or worried or stressed or anything — he’s just really good. The only thing about him and labor that really makes me laugh is that he eats a lot of snacks. Usually in my hospital bag it is like an outfit for me and outfit for the baby, and then snacks for Brian!”
And while Hewitt says she loves “the experience” of being pregnant, baby No. 3 will likely be her last: “I’m pretty sure. I don’t think I could do another one. I think five is a great number.”
Fox has renewed both 9-1-1 and spinoff 9-1-1: Lone Star for new seasons. The network has ordered a fifth season of the hit first-responders procedural drama series 9-1-1 from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear, and a third season of spinoff9-1-1: Lone Star.
9-1-1 and 9-1-1: Lone Star are Fox’s top two scripted so the renewals are not a surprise. 9-1-1 will return to the fall after its fourth season premiered in January due to the pandemic, while 9-1-1: Lone Star, which also premiered its first two seasons in January, will return midseason.
Michael Thorn, President of Entertainment at Fox, also teased a crossover event between the two shows for next season.
Created by Murphy, Falchuk and Minear, 9-1-1 explores the high-pressure experiences of police officers, firefighters, and dispatchers who are thrust into frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations. Angela Bassett, Peter Krause and Jennifer Love Hewitt star, with Oliver Stark, Aisha Hinds, Kenneth Choi, Rockmond Dunbar and Ryan Guzman in series-regular roles. WWE superstar Ronda Rousey recurs.
9-1-1 is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Ryan Murphy Television and Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear are creators, executive producers and writers on the series. Bradley Buecker is an executive producer and director on the series. Alexis Martin Woodall, Angela Bassett, Peter Krause, John J. Gray and Kristen Reidel also serve as executive producers.