9-1-1: Lone Star

‘911: Lone Star’ 1×03 Review: “Texas Proud”

The third episode of 9-1-1: Lone Star, “Texas Proud” was a step in the right direction in terms of character development and storylines.  The team responded to some pretty weird calls, TK and Judd came to an understanding, and Michelle made some progress with her sister’s case.

The first call of the episode was to a man trapped in corn.  Yes, corn.  Apparently, this is a pretty normal occurrence in Texas, and Judd gets to run the call since he has experience.  The rescue doesn’t go as planned and Marjan and TK go under.  The idea that you could be suffocated by corn kind of freaked me out.  Luckily, both are okay and survive the great corn fiasco of 2020.

TK and Judd: Conversations with Exclamation Points

9-1-1: LONE STAR: Jim Parrack in the “Texas Proud” episode of 9-1-1: LONE STAR airing Monday, Jan. 27 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2020 Fox Media LLC. CR: Jack Zeman/FOX.

Even though everyone was physically okay after the corn rescue, TK and Judd have a disagreement afterwards.  Judd’s angry TK disobeyed orders and basically says he’s only made it through life because of his father.  I thought they both kind of acted like children, but luckily Carlos and Grace called them out on it. 

Judd eventually realizes that he was triggered after TK went under during the corn rescue.  I’m glad he realized that, and it’s sweet that Judd cares about TK.  I think these team members might actually be starting to bond.   

Carlos and TK: They Might Have Potential

9-1-1: LONE STAR: L-R: Ronen Rubinstein and Brian Michael Smith in the “Texas Proud” episode of 9-1-1: LONE STAR airing Monday, Jan. 27 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2020 Fox Media LLC. CR: Jack Zeman/FOX.

After last week, I wasn’t a huge fan of Carlos and TK.  But this week I’m liking them more.  They had some cute moments together, especially after TK was punched at the bar.  And I’m glad we learned why TK got into a bar fight: he wanted to feel something instead of feeling numb.  While I wish he hadn’t resorted to violence, at least he had a reason.  But TK: Can you learn how to channel your feelings in a healthier way? 

I thought they were cute on their date, too. Carlos even got TK to admit that Judd touched a nerve with him. Carlos seems to be able to connect with TK, and now I’m wanting to see where this relationship goes.

Thanks to Carlos we also learned what TK stands for: Tyler Kennedy!  I’m so glad we found this out. It was bothering me not knowing. 

Michelle: Apologizing and Moving Forward

9-1-1: LONE STAR: L-R: Guest star Jon Foster and Liv Tyler in the “Texas Proud” episode of 9-1-1: LONE STAR airing Monday, Jan. 27 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2020 Fox Media LLC. CR: Jack Zeman/FOX.

Michelle is still investigating her sister’s death, and she realizes she was wrong about Dustin.  At first Dustin is not willing to help, and you know what?  I don’t blame him.  But luckily, after Owen attacks him, Dustin and Michelle have a nice chat.  (Side Note: Do Owen and TK need to go to father/son therapy to learn how to solve their problems without violence?) 

I’m glad that we got Dustin’s point of view on Iris, and it does seem like he cared about her.  It also looks like Iris was definitely hiding something. Maybe Michelle and Dustin and work together and find out what happened to Iris or at least try to move forward with their lives.    

I also really like Michelle and Carlos’ friendship.  Good male/female friendships are so rare these days on television.  Can we give them more screen time?

Other Thoughts:

  • I’m going to need Owen to just tell his team that he’s fighting cancer.  TK already noticed something was up while Owen was lifting weights.  I hate that the show is dragging this out.
  • I really liked that the team covered Marjan while she put on her hijab.
  • The steak eating competition made me nauseous.  Why would anyone voluntarily eat that much food?  Ick.

Favorite Quotes:

“If I was a less secure man, I might be bothered by the fact that I worked up the nerve to ask you out and you spent the entire night talking about another guy.”

“Alpha dogs like us, we lose a step… we lose our minds trying to prove that we haven’t.  And like it or not after this chemo you’re going to get dog tired.”

“You can’t play hero ball with cancer.”

This episode of ends with a severe weather alert, and that can’t be good.  So, I guess we’ll continue with that next week. 

What did you think about this week’s episode of 9-1-1: Lone Star?  Are you starting to get invested in characters and stories? Let us know in the comments below!

Agree? Disagree? What did you think about “Texas Proud”? Share with us in the comments below!

9-1-1 Lone Star airs Mondays at 8/7c on FOX.

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