‘9-1-1’ Character Declares He’s Leaving the 118 in Fall Finale

by Anna Dunn
9-1-1: L-R: Oliver Stark, Ryan Guzman, Kenneth Choi and Aisha Hinds in the There Goes The Neighborhood episode of 9-1-1 airing Monday, March 1 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)

In a shocking midseason finale, on 9-1-1 character has declared that he’s leaving the 118. Fans were shocked to see Eddie, played by Ryan Guzman, say he’s leaving the 118. So is Guzman actually stepping away from the series or do we think it’s just a classic fall finale cliffhanger?

The episode saw Christopher express to Eddie that he’s worried this will be his last Christmas. It causes Eddie to re-evaluate his position with the 118. His job is incredibly dangerous, and he has a kid to look out for and a track record of almost getting killed.

Then, he spoke some crushing words as the episode reached its conclusion.

“I think I have to make a change,” he said “I’m leaving the 118.”

It’s really hard to tell whether or not Ryan Guzman is actually leaving the show or if this is a cliffhanger. It could definitely set the actor up to leave, but we could also see Eddie change his mind. Eddie is one of the most prevalent characters in the entire series.

Losing him would be devastating to fans. Not to mention, 9-1-1 just sad goodbye to another character, Michael, who decided to move abroad with his boyfriend. So hopefully, this is all just a cliffhanger.

Fans are also bummed that we still don’t have any resolution to Maddie and Chimney’s storyline. People were hoping to see some sort of resolution by the finale, but unfortunately, none came.

If you’re wondering how many days you’ll have to count down before 9-1-1 returns, there’s, unfortunately, more bad news. We don’t have an exact release date, but we do know that 9-1-1 is coming back long after most shows do from their winter hiatus. It’ll return in March of 2022.

Ryan Guzman Recently Praised ‘9-1-1’s Dedicated Writers Room

Whether or not he’s leaving, it’s clear that there’s no bad blood between Guzman and the people with the power to write off his character. In a recent interview, he sang incredibly high praises.

“The writers are pretty much in control of everything,” he said in a 2019 interview. “The writers are heaven and earth to the show so we try to do our best job to emulate whatever they want. He also praised the way the producers and writers handled Eddie’s PTSD.

It seems like Guzman has been enjoying his time on 9-1-1, so hopefully, this isn’t goodbye.

But if you’re worried about waiting until March to get your 9-1-1 fix, there is one saving grace. 9-1-1‘s spinoff series starring Rob Lowe set in Austin Texas, 9-1-1: Lone Star is finally about to return. It’ll be a fantastic way to fill the typical 9-1-1 hour while you wait to hear more about Eddie’s fate at the 118. You can catch Lone Star on Monday, January 3rd.