How are we feeling after this episode, 9-1-1: Lone Star fans? Do we need to take some deep breaths? Because “Thin Ice” was probably the most stressful episode of the show so far (which is definitely saying something) and basically everyone we care about is in danger. So let’s just jump right in.
Maybe last week we shouldn’t have been so confident that Paul was going to be okay. Yes, he’s alive, but he’s trapped under a building…. in an ice storm. It’s not that we don’t trust Judd completely, but finding Paul and Lindsey under all the rubble and debris seems like an impossible task. But Judd and Mateo have some help from Grace who help narrow down Paul’s location. But just as it seems like everything was going to work out, Paul and Lindsay are drenched with water!
We’re not scientists, but we know that being soaking wet in negative temperatures isn’t great. Paul and Lindsey need to be rescued and fast before they die of hypothermia. It’s not looking good when Paul slips in and out of consciousness, but Judd and Mateo find them just in time. If we’re ever in danger, we would like to request Judd to be in charge of our rescue. Thank you.
Stay with us, TK, Stay with us!
If finding Paul wasn’t stressful enough for you, let’s throw in TK, Nancy, and Tommy trying to rescue a kid who is trapped under ice. This boy, who has asthma, decided to go play ice hockey. By himself with no adult supervision. So of course he falls through the ice. There are no firefighter units available so Grace calls in TK, Nancy, and Tommy to help.
They have to improvise, but they’re able to pull the boy out of the water. Unfortunately, TK also fell into the water, and we notice that he’s shivering and has a hard time getting warm. The good news is that the boy is going to live, and that TK, Nancy, and Tommy are incredible for saving his life with basically no supplies and no emergency vehicle (did we mention it slid away on the ice?) But as soon as another ambulance shows up, Nancy and Tommy notice TK is gone.
He’s suffering from severe hypothermia, and it doesn’t look good. Nancy calls in Carlos, and Tommy tells them they need to find TK’s father. We’re just going to be blunt here: a miracle better happen and TK better survive. Because we’ll never forgive the writers if they kill him off especially before TK and Carlos can reunite.
Things Get Worse…. And Weird
If you thought nothing else could go wrong in one episode, you’d be wrong. Near the end of “Thin Ice” Owen injures himself while walking outside in the storm and ends up being rescued. But the people that rescued him are being hunted. By the guy who Owen helped save earlier in the episode.
Then we finally get to Marjan. Who crashed her car and has no cell service and is trapped in the middle of the storm. We’re hoping that someone figures out she’s missing soon. Because based on the weather and how fast TK got hypothermia, we’re guessing she doesn’t have long. We’ll find out in two weeks (yes, two weeks since the show doesn’t air on the 17th) how long it takes someone to rescue her.
- Lindsey said she always collapses under pressure, but we think she was pretty great. She fixed the radio which allowed Judd and Mateo to find them. And she helped Paul stay awake. She basically saved their lives.
- We are so proud of Mateo for basically demanding to stay and help find Paul. He has grown so much over these last two seasons.
- Grace and Judd were adorable when they were talking over the radio. We loved that she called him “Firefighter Ryder.”
TK: “Don’t worry, Cap. I did a bunch of these back in the day in Central Park. This is no different.” Nancy: “You’re using a bedsheet as a life ring and a laryngoscope as an ice pick. It’s different.” TK: “Valid point.”
Mateo: “Damn, your lady’s good.” Judd: “Why do you think I called her?”
Paul: “Do you know where you are?” Lindsey: “Providence. Tuesday. Joe Biden.” Paul: “You’ve played this game before.”
Sadie: “So he’s a firefighter.” Owen: “Was. I’m sorry it’s not as exciting as ax murderer.”