‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ 1×05 Review: “Studs”

This week’s episode of 9-1-1: Lone Star, “Studs”, focused on romance, which is appropriate since it’s almost Valentine’s Day.  Both Paul and Owen meet someone new, and Judd and Grace work on their marriage.

Dating Sucks

9-1-1: LONE STAR: Ronen Rubenstein in the “Studs” episode of 9-1-1: LONE STAR airing Monday, Feb. 10 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2020 Fox Media LLC. CR: Jack Zeman/FOX.

Early in the episode the team responds to a fight at the strip club.  This was my favorite call of the week, and I thought it was absolutely hilarious when the lady’s tiara got stuck on the other lady’s face.  I guess I shouldn’t laugh, but this was ridiculous.

Paul attends to Josie and helps remove glitter from her eyes.  These two instantly connect and she stops by the firehouse later with food.  I loved TK and Mateo dancing and laughing in the background after she left.  Even though Paul likes Josie, he’s nervous because she doesn’t know he’s trans. 

Even though the date was fun, we learn Josie didn’t react well to the news.  She stops by the firehouse the next day and apologizes but doesn’t think she can get past the fact that he’s trans.  I felt so bad for Paul and so did TK.  I loved that TK and Carlos invited Paul to go out with them.  I’m really liking the Paul/TK friendship that’s starting to develop.

Grace and Judd: Working on their Issues

In “Studs” we also learn that Grace and Judd’s marriage isn’t as perfect as we may have thought.  Grace reveals Judd is distant, and they haven’t been together since the accident.  Grace tries to have dinner with him, but this blows up.  Judd does make up for it and later prepares dinner for the two of them.  She’s the one thing in this world he can’t live without, and he apologizes if he’s made her feel otherwise. 

Judd actually listened to Grace’s concerns and is trying to be a better husband.  Their marriage might not be perfect, but they do love each other, and they’re committed to making themselves better.  And that’s why I love these two.  

Too Much Information

9-1-1: LONE STAR: L-R: Rafael Silva and Rob Lowe in the ÒStudsÓ episode of 9-1-1: LONE STAR airing Monday, Feb. 10 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2020 Fox Media LLC. CR: Jack Zeman/FOX.

Owen also met someone new this week, and I have to be honest: I could have done without most of his scenes this week.  The talk he had at chemo was more information than I really needed to know.  And then the scene with him and Zoe at his house was just awkward. 

Zoe does seem interesting, and I look forward to getting to know her better with hopefully some less awkward scenes.  I did love that they bonded over skincare. Seriously, how does Owen know so much about skin and hair products? I also wonder how Owen plans on having a relationship while battling cancer.

Other Thoughts:

  • Judd scared me during the fire at the breeding facility.  The way he flashed back to the accident after hearing “fall back” shows he’s still in pain.  Luckily, he seemed to bounce back quickly and find the humor in trying to stop a fire that had “bull stuff” in it.
  • Carlos and Michelle’s scene at the hospital was beautiful.  I love that he tried to comfort her after she blamed herself over the toxic fumes.  I seriously need more scenes of them together.

Favorite Quotes:

“It’s a tiara.  Not a crown.”

“Straight, gay, bi, trans.  Dating sucks.”

“You never forget a woman’s name after you flush stripper glitter out of her eyes.”

While I did like this episode, it wasn’t really my favorite. I felt like the calls weren’t as crazy as we’re used to, and I definitely missed Marjan. Hopefully she’ll have a bigger role next week.

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

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

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