‘9-1-1 Lone Star’ 1×04 Review: “Act of God”

The fourth episode of 9-1-1: Lone Star, “Act of God”, picked up right where we left off last week: a severe weather alert.  This meant the first responders were pretty busy with intense rescues.  Owen also took a major step forward with TK, and Judd and Grace have a nice heart to heart.

“He wanted to save his kids.”

911: Lone Star
9-1-1: LONE STAR: L-R: Jim Parrack, Natacha Karam, Brian Michael Smith, guest star Mark Elias, Liv Tyler and guest star Brianna Baker in the “Act of God” episode of 9-1-1: LONE STAR airing Monday, Feb. 3 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2020 Fox Media LLC. CR: Jack Zeman/FOX.

At the beginning of the episode we see the tornado rip through a house with two small kids hiding in the bathtub while the dad runs to save the cat.  We don’t find out the fate of this family until later on in the episode.  While Owen is able to save the kids, the father doesn’t make it.  I was so upset that the dad didn’t survive.  Michelle is clearly shaken as well, and asks why he didn’t say anything.  Owen tells her he just wanted to save his kids.

Speaking of children, I spent most of “Act of God” wondering if Owen was finally going to tell his kid that he has cancer.  As Judd told him, the truth always comes out.  One way or the other.  And he was right.  TK figures out Owen’s secret after discovering one of his medicines in his office.  I thought Ronen did a phenomenal job portraying TK’s emotions after not only finding out his dad has cancer, but that he hid this from him, too.  I’m glad TK finally knows about Owen’s cancer, and they can fight this thing together.

2005

Grace and Judd’s marriage has always been one of my favorite parts of 9-1-1: Lone Star, and after this week I’m loving Grace even more.  She saved Brianna’s boyfriend’s life after she figured out the combination to the safe: 2005.  This was the year Vince Young won the national championship.  I love a girl that knows her sports.  It’s a good thing she knew this since the guy would have run out of oxygen if she didn’t.  And please, Brianna, take Grace’s advice and breakup with this guy.  Anyone who leaves his girlfriend in a tornado after he runs for cover isn’t boyfriend material.  And he didn’t even know his mother’s birthday.  What a loser.

I also love that Judd realized that going to church was important to Grace so he decided it needs to be important to him, too.  She’s been his rock through everything, and she deserves his support.  Good for Judd for being there for his wife. Their marriage is one of the best on television.

Wanting Attention

911: Lone Star
9-1-1: LONE STAR: L-R: Brian Michael Smith and Natacha Karam in the “Yee-Haw” episode of 9-1-1: LONE STAR airing Monday, Jan. 20 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2020 Fox Media LLC. CR: Jack Zeman/FOX.

The other mission this week featured Marjan rescuing a lady whose car got swept up in the tornado.  Her car was just in the air stuck between two buildings.  Marjan and Paul both want this rescue since the news crew shows up.  Marjan beats out Paul, and then she’s able to get the lady and herself out of the car just in time.  Unfortunately, this meant she and the lady had to jump out of the car.  They barely make it out before the car comes crashing down.  I hate heights, and the idea of falling terrifies me.  And it didn’t even look like Marjan was scared at all.  I guess this is why I’m not a firefighter.

The bad news for Marjan is the cameras didn’t get her epic rescue on film.  We later find out that the did capture Mateo handing out water.  This is hilarious.  Way to go, Mateo.  Way to hand out those water bottles.

Other Thoughts:

  • I missed Carlos this week. This show definitely needs more of him.
  • I love that they had to go help Mateo get down from the flags. It’s so ironic that a firefighter needed to be rescued at a firehouse.

Favorite Quotes:

“You realize the amount of time it’s taken for you to gel your hair I was able to shower, shave, and update my fantasy basketball roster.”
“Cancer is a great leveler.  It comes for the young and the old.  The rich the poor the wicked same as the good.

What did you think about this week’s episode? I think it’s come a long way in four episodes, and I’m excited for next week.

Agree? Disagree? What did you think about “Act of God?” Share with us in the comments below!

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

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