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‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ Boss on TK and Carlos’ Relationship Shockers in Season 3 Premiere (Exclusive)

'9-1-1: Lone Star' Boss on TK and Carlos' Relationship Shockers in Season 3 Premiere (Exclusive)

Spoiler alert! If you haven’t seen the third season premiere on Monday, don’t continue 9-1-1: Lone star.

9-1-1: Lone star ended its third season premiere with quite a cliffhanger.

With the official dissolution of the 126, the former firefighters found themselves in completely different places – new places of work, new relationship status and, in the case of Owen (Rob Lowe), a new perspective on his future as a captain. Of course, Austin was just getting hit by a dangerous ice storm as the old crew got used to their new realities, which put the former team in various kinds of danger. At the end of the premiere, appropriately titled “The Big Chill”, Owen – who apparently moved to a slower life in the mountains – suddenly faced a dilemma when he met a man in need in the middle of the snowstorm: Will it take action? ?

And he was not the only one whose fate remained unresolved: Marjan did not manage to descend the snow-covered mountain safely, but instead had an unfortunate accident; a building collapsed on Paul; and the surprising separation of TK and Carlos left many questions unanswered 9-1-1: Lone star to judge.

“I’d say it’s more than a little cliffhanger,” executive producer and showrunner Tim Minear told ET. “In episode 2, Marjan obviously didn’t make it down the hill safely. Nobody knows she was [didn’t yet]. Owen found an injured man in a blizzard and both of them will find that the most dangerous thing that happens around them has nothing to do with the weather. You both get drawn into what I call a contemporary western. “

“Paul is missing, a teenage girl is missing, and Grace thinks it’s due in two weeks, but I have a feeling that could speed up,” hinting at the upcoming episode, adding that it is a personal wish of his was to have Owen with. seeing a beard and very much not neatly trimmed like it has been for the past two seasons.

“I was really interested in doing a western story with Rob, and we did,” Minear says of Owen’s early season arc. “I was very interested, and [Rob] was out doing a Netflix movie during hiatus and I said, ‘Don’t shave. I want you to come back as hairy as possible. ‘ He was really there. I mean, he loved all that stuff and that was one of the first things we shot when he got back, the stuff out of the barn. “

Not all is well on the romantic front with TK (Ronen Rubenstein) and Carlos (Rafael Silva), whose separation could be a surprising development for viewers. As some time has passed, everything that has happened between the two in the intervening months that led them to break up will soon be answered.

“I know that Tarlos fans in particular will feel a certain way about it,” says Minear of their breakup. “But I’d say I’m interested in seeing their growth together. And we were off the air for six months. What I didn’t mean to say was that when we returned they either were in the exact same place.” or that we missed a number of tarlos. This is a way for the fans to see them on screen together and for me to tell a dramatic story with these two characters. I know a lot of fans, when it comes to the ships they love, they would much rather see them have a nice dinner together, but that’s not a story to write. ‘Pass the Salt’ is not a story that I can write. “

“TK can learn something here. Carlos can learn something here. I was very interested in showing Carlos with his own agency in the world and not just as an accessory to TK, so in the first episodes you see Carlos as his own person that does its own thing, “he adds. “TK is part of his life. But [Carlos] is also a cop and he comes from his own family and he has his own problems and he has his own ambitions. I wanted to see that too. We know a lot about TK. We got to know his parents. We know its history. I wanted to decouple them for a second so I could really serve Carlos in some ways. But it certainly doesn’t mean Tarlos is over. “

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Minear promises TK and Carlos’ way of getting back together will be “a really compelling story” and that the reason they split will be answered “very, very soon.” “I mean, look, I was typing with pleasure when I wrote that stuff. It’s like the fans are pooping their pants when they say, ‘Wait a minute, why is TK asking Nancy if she invited Carlos? does he know that? ‘ And then suddenly you realize: ‘What happened?’ “And now you want to know what happened. And most of all, you want them to solve the problem and get back together. If the show wasn’t called 9-1-1, it would say reunion because that’s what I do best: separate people. I’m tearing them apart so they can turn to each other’s side again. “

For the season as a whole, Minear wanted to put team members through their paces while they gain a foothold as individuals before putting the team back together.

“It had to be a fight. That made it possible for me to let all the characters’ stories breathe and not just rush through the stories. So I would say this year’s epic, ”he describes. “In no time this show will be back where the fans probably want it and certainly where the characters want it. I’m looking forward to season 3 because it feels like this – I know the writers think the same way. “I feel this way, I think the actors feel this way – while we’re writing the show this year, it feels just like everything is deeper and richer and it feels like the characters are more alive to us and it does. I don’t feel like we’ve run out of places to take them with us. “

“We have some episodes that I’m looking forward to. The first couple of episodes are all separate. This great, controlling vision of this disaster enables them to all play in the same story even when they are apart. And they keep crossing. The nice thing about these first few episodes is that every time a permutation of this group get together and work together, you’re excited to see it, but you also feel the pain when they end up having to part. You’re just waiting for them to finally be back under one roof. I’m happy that all characters get the chance to let their stories breathe and really spend time with everyone. “

But there probably won’t be much overlap with 9-1-1 soon this season – at least for now.

“It’s a bit on the back burner,” confirmed Minear. “I still hope so on some level. Last year was a challenge because this is the first year that these two huge shows are done during a pandemic and that hasn’t changed. Because the shows weren’t in a row . ” [on the schedule] for a minute until we get to it Lonely starwhen we got to three minutes in the first episode, I reset the timeline. So you’re back in January, six months have passed. By the time 9-1-1 comes back for the last eight episodes where we sequentially broadcast, the universe will take place in the same timeframe. So I hope, but it’s not [a priority]. “

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