This episode of 9-1-1: Lone Star, “Bum Steer”, was an emotional one as the team worries about Owen’s future at the 126 and Michelle uncovers more about her sister’s death. The episode wasn’t all serious though, as the cases of the week provided us with some much needed comic relief. Let’s discuss.
The first rescue of “Bum Steer” was to a car lot where a bull managed to get trapped in a car. First of all, the reason everyone was in this mess was because a guy put the car in reverse which scared the bull. Maybe if you’re test driving a car in a car lot you should pay more attention to, you know, actually driving the car. Luckily, Owen and the team are able to get the bull out of the car without getting hurt.
After the bull rescue, TK helps Owen train for his fitness test. Remember, if Owen doesn’t pass then Billy will take over and break up the firehouse. Owen struggles with the training, and the 126 has concerns about Owen and his cancer, especially Paul. Paul thinks he’ll get relocated again if Owen isn’t the captain, and I understand. He’s not from Texas, and Billy has no reason to keep him at the firehouse. Paul doesn’t want to change his entire life again.
Judd talks to Grace about Owen and Billy, and Grace is the voice of reason as usual. She understands Paul’s concerns, and she can’t believe Judd was dumb enough to introduce Owen to Billy. Grace convinces Judd to try to talk to Billy to help Owen. Owen got Judd into therapy, and Grace doesn’t know where they would be today without him. I love that Grace and Marjan are the ones that step in and try to solve problems and maintain peace between all the men.
Owen meets with Billy at the golf course and offers to resign if the house can stay together. Of course, Billy doesn’t agree to this. What a jerk. But karma steps in and Billy gets struck by lightning. Owen saves Billy’s life, and this proves that Owen’s in shape and can keep his job. I’m glad the firehouse doesn’t have to worry about being split up.
My favorite part of “Bum Steer” was definitely the handyman who was “electrocuted”. I about died when the lady started hitting him with the 2×4 to get him to let go of the wire. Once the firefighters show up we learn he wasn’t electrocuted (the wire wasn’t connected to anything!) and the handyman had a seizure. I loved everyone’s reactions to this especially Judd who couldn’t help but laugh. I just can’t believe this lady hit a guy who was having a seizure, and she didn’t realize the wire wasn’t a live wire. The writers really outdid themselves with this rescue.
Finally, Michelle discovers more about her sister’s disappearance this week. At the end of the episode they’re able to locate the truck so I’m hopeful that this case is close to being solved. I hope Michelle finds closure and can move forward with her life. I would also like for her to have another story that doesn’t revolve around her sister.
- My heart broke a little seeing Mateo so upset about Owen’s cancer.
- How cute was Carlos when he was worried about Michelle’s safety as she treated the homeless community?
- Owen’s gift to Billy, a poker for dummies book, was hilarious.
“Should I start mouth to mouth?” “Is he breathing?” “Yes.” “Then probably not.”
“Why do grown men have to act like little babies?” “I ask myself that every day, my love.”
“I beat an epileptic.” “By a two-by-four.”
“Billy’s my friend, but you’re my captain.”
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9-1-1 Lone Star airs Mondays at 8/7c on FOX.