After Season 2 kicked off with a devastating earthquake, a new trailer for Season 3 of Fox’s first-responders procedural — which you can watch above — sees a massive tidal wave rushing towards a beach full of unsuspecting Angelenos. That includes Buck, who’s enjoying some carnival games on the Santa Monica pier when the wave starts making its way towards shore. As alarms sound and chaos ensues, Buck screams, “Get off the beach!” while sprinting to safety. (The moody cover of Bananarama’s “Cruel Summer” is a nice touch, too.)
“An emergency is the absence of choice,” Athena calmly reminds us in voiceover as beachgoers run for their lives while a wave of water that’s several stories high bears down on the shoreline. Buck takes shelter inside a carnival game booth and calls out for Bobby — who gazes up at the wave with quiet awe.