[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for 9-1-1: Lone Star Season 3 Episode 2 “Thin Ice.”]
The ice storm keeps getting worse 9-1-1: Lonely Star.
The Great Crisis Begins fox First responder’s third season seems to be bringing everybody in danger. Owen (Rob Lowe), remains suspended for his failure to apologize for his actions, ending up at gunpoint at the end of episode two. Marjan’s (Natacha Karam) bleeding after her car crash. Paul (Brian Michael Smith) is rescued after the building collapses but will he be okay?
And the most worrying is TK (Ronen Rubinstein), who rescues a boy trapped under ice after a pond freezes over. He falls in doing so, and while Tommy (Gina Torres) and Nancy (Brianna Baker) are able to get him out, he shivers as they work together to save the boy. Later, after loading the boy into an ambulance (when their rig slid down an embankment), the women found TK naked in the snow, claiming to be on fire, and in what sounded like Hebrew that he learned at the age of 10 stuck. He is suffering from severe hypothermia. He collapses – and has no pulse or heartbeat – and by the end of the episode, he’s in the hospital, vented. It doesn’t look pretty.
Showrunner Tim Minear teases what’s next.
TK is in serious condition. What can you say about that and how will that affect him and those closest to him, especially Owen and Carlos (Rafael Silva)?
Tim Minear: It will affect them a lot. I know I’ve watched a few online – I get this 9-1-1 also with injuring Buck [Oliver Stark] continuity – and the decision to let this happen to TK is not taken lightly. It’s not that I want to hurt a character just to have a few stories in an hour or two. The idea is not to make it shorter. So funny. I feel like in Season 1, when TK was shot, which is what I did because we were so far behind, I needed something to happen, but it really happened very briefly. He was in the hospital and then like the next episode he woke up and he was fine. One thing I’m trying to do this year is let these stories breathe a little and not just rush through them.
So what you’ll see is we’re actually taking the time for these things to happen. We’re trying not to lose any possible ramifications when something serious happens. So TK will have to go through a lot to try to survive. We’ll dive into his head a little bit and he’ll learn something about himself and that will totally affect everyone around him. Tommy is his captain. Owen is his father. Carlos is the love of his life. All the others are family members to TK So TK becomes a rallying point for all the characters, and that makes Owen feel smug about his complacency, this not really complacency but fear.
Looks like Paul is fine. But how will this experience affect him? Will he return to the fight for number 126 after he talks about something that pissed him off?
This will affect Paul in ways that won’t be immediately noticeable, but then in a few episodes we’ll discover that the consequences could be more serious than he initially anticipated. .
Are you talking about medical consequences?
Owen was once again in a life-or-death situation. How will he handle it?
What life-and-death situation? [Laughs] He’s in the same place every week. … He will handle it the only way he knows how, which is not to leave anyone behind and overcome adversity and in some cases evil. That’s Marjan’s prophecy come true, isn’t it? You cannot escape to the mountains. The universe knows where you are and it knows who you are and sure enough, Owen can’t hide, so he’ll handle it – and he won’t handle it alone – but what will he do? necessary, even if that means his death’s.
So, Grace [Sierra McClain] going into labor in this ice storm, right?
What can you preview about that?
[Laughs] Grace will not have an epidural or give birth in the most comfortable situation. [Laughs]
And where is Judd? [Jim Parrack] Be about to?
Judd doesn’t know she’s been missing for a while. And of course, as soon as he found out she was missing, he would make an earthquake to find her.
As we have seen Tommy, Nancy and TK are impressed with their work wherever they are working.
Tommy’s team is Tommy’s team, it’s Nancy and TK and that’s one of the elements of 126. The goal of all these characters is to bring back team 126 and leave everyone under the same roof. I think it’s a very interesting element to show that healthcare workers can work in the private sector. Apparently all the other firefighters were assigned to different homes at the end of last season, and they were still in those homes when we got back. But at the end of the day, I think it’s fair to say that we might be under the same roof again.
Will there be a temporary replacement for TK?
I am so happy about that Brianna is a regular series. What can you say about how we will learn more about Nancy?
We will learn about Nancy. We will learn more about all the characters. Brianna is amazing. I think her chemistry is great with everyone on the show. Obviously I love the team of Tommy, Nancy and TK. In fact, I’m working on a story about Nancy that I’m very excited about.
9-1-1: Lonely Star, Monday, 7/8c, Fox
https://www.tvinsider.com/1028116/911-lone-star-season-3-episode-2-tk-coma-alive-dead/ Lone Star ‘Boss on the fate of TK, Grace in labor, etc.