This week’s episode of 9-1-1: Lone Star was a little more violent than what we’re used to. “Red vs. Blue” focused on the rivalry between firefighters and police officers while Grace dealt with change the call center. Let’s review.
Firemen vs. Police
Near the beginning of “Red vs. Blue”, Owen has a nasty run-in with police sergeant O’Brien. He demands Owen move the truck, and when Owen refuses, O’Brien writes him a ticket. Of course, Owen rips it up immediately. Tommy pretty much sums our feelings with “This is great. This is going to work out really well.”
This starts a war between the two departments. Eventually the 126 decide to play the police in softball. The cops are undefeated so beating them would be the best revenge. If you’re guessing this softball game doesn’t end well, you would be correct! First, Owen and Tommy cheat by hiring a medic just because he’s an amazing athlete. Then, the policemen detain this medic making him miss most of the game. At the end, Nancy finally gets over her fears and would have won the game if she wasn’t tripped.
The “Red vs. Blue” feud finally ends when the 126 rescue O’Brien from a fire. Thank goodness! While some of this was funny, we’re glad that our favorites can act like adults instead of children. But for the record: we’re team red.
The other story this week was the new guy at the call center. Well, he’s not new. Dave usually works the graveyard shirt but is now working days. And he gets on Grace’s last nerve. He sits at her station, eats her food, and joins in on her calls. He was impressive on the call, though, and figured out what was going on with the dad. That call had us on the edge of our seats as the son ran from his dad because his dad didn’t recognize him and thought he was an intruder.
However, while it was good that Dave knew what was happening, he better not make it a habit of jumping in on Grace’s calls. She is more than capable of doing this job on her own. She is Amazing Grace, after all. And it looks like she’s going to have to figure out how to co-exist with Dave since after his heart attack, he’s going to be working on the day shift permanently.
- Did anyone else find it funny that when Carlos said firefighters had a reputation for being lazy, Judd was closing his eyes? It looked like he was going to take a nap. He also brought up that they may be getting a slide at the 126. Not helping, Judd.
- We’re so proud of Nancy! She’s definitely our MVP, and it was so cute that the team gave her a trophy.
- Pearce (or Pierce) seems like a terrible person. We’re glad he won’t be at the 126 any longer.
- Gina Torres is wonderful, and we love having her on this show. That’s all.
Grace: “For a man recovering from a coronary? No, Dave, I didn’t bring you potato salad. This is kale in lemon vinaigrette.”
Owen: “It’s like Willie Nelson’s tour bus. Okay, everybody mask up. I don’t want y’all failing your drug tests.”
At the end of “Red vs. Blue,” TK gets a call that his mom has died. Um… what? We were not aware the Lisa Edelstein was leaving the show! We’re really worried about what this is going to do to TK. He’ll definitely need support from Carlos, Owen, and the rest of the 126.
9-1-1: Lone Star airs Mondays at 8/7c on Fox.