This week’s episode of 9-1-1: Lone Star focused on rescuing Iris. “Cry Wolf” was intense hour with emotions running high, and we were left with a stunning cliffhanger. The story with Owen working undercover actually became somewhat interesting. Yes, we’re shocked, too. Let’s review.
Of course “Cry Wolf” picked up where last week ended with Iris missing. We were worried that she was the woman lying facedown over the cliff, but that fear was shortlived. Why? Because it wasn’t an actual person over the cliff. It was a sex doll. We have to give it to the writers: this was hilarious. We couldn’t stop laughing when they were pretending to give the doll CPR and had to break the news that “she” didn’t make it. This provided some much needed comedic relief.
Eventually Iris is found and rescued with help from Grace, of course. We continue to be amazed with how calm Grace is under pressure. We never doubted for a second that she would locate Iris. Later, at the hospital, Iris tells her story but everyone is skeptical. There was no man found anywhere near the abandoned houses which leads everyone to think Iris imagined this.
Carlos desperately wants to help his best friend so he investigates the abandoned house once again. Carlos, what are you doing? We get that you want to help, but crawling into a dark, creepy space by yourself is just a recipe for disaster. And we were right. We’re happy that the crawlspace leads to a house meaning that the person who attacked Iris is in this house. Which means there actually is a person that attacked Iris, and she didn’t imagine it. But now Carlos is the one that’s in trouble. Can TK and the 126 find Carlos before he’s killed by this lunatic? We really hope so!
Mental Health Matters
We’re impressed by how the writers have handled Iris’ mental illness. She’s been taking her medicine, but mental health is never cured. Iris was scared because she doing so well, but she’s also worried that no one believes her because of her history of mental illness. There is a stigma that comes with mental illness, and there shouldn’t be. Mental health is just as important as physical health.
We’re also worried about TK’s mental health. We understand that Carlos was worried about Iris, but he made TK feel like her disappearance was his fault. He didn’t do anything wrong, but he felt like he did especially when he thought Iris was imagining her attacker and her mental break was his fault. We wish we could give him a hug. He needs all the support he can get from his friends especially next week when he learns Carlos is missing.
Honor Dog Suprise
Owen’s undercover operation (if you could call it that) took a surprise turn this week. Sergeant O’Brien told Owen that he was only there to find his nephew. And Owen believed him. Heck, we believed him. And Owen told him everything. But then the FBI informs Owen that O’Brien is in fact part of the Honor Dogs, and he’s a founding member! This was actually shocking to us. And because O’Brien played Owen, the FBI didn’t get anything they could use against the Honor Dogs.
We’re not irritated at Owen; we’re irritated at the FBI. Owen never wanted to go undercover and spy on the Honor Dogs in the first place. He didn’t want any part of this. The FBI forced him, and then they’re mad that he didn’t get enough information? Next time, they can use one of their own to go undercover.
Hopefully this is the last we’ll hear of the Honor Dogs. But probably not since Owen will want to confront O’Brien. And we’re sure that will go over well.
What did you think of “Cry Wolf”? Leave a comment and let us know.
9-1-1: Lone Star airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on Fox.