‘9-1-1’: Kenneth Choi Thinks This Moment is the ‘Perfect Depiction’ of Hen and Chimney’s Relationship

by Anna Dunn

In an interview with 9-1-1 actor Kenneth Choi earlier this year, he discussed Chimney’s friendship with Hen. He noted that one scene perfectly encapsulates the two of them. Choi plays Chimney, whose arguably one of the most-loved characters on 9-1-1.

Chimney is incredibly close with his fellow firefighter Hen. The two call eachother “best friend” all the time. The two also have a close bond outside of work. Hen’s often helping Chimney with his health and relationship issues and Chimney helps Hen with essentially the same.

In the February interview with TV Insider, Choi talks about a moment in episode 4 of season 4 that really stands out to him.

“That scene outside the ambulance [in Episode 4] is a perfect depiction of Hen and Chimney’s relationship. After Hen realizes who Chimney’s secret is about, he feels awful for keeping that secret from his best friend,” he says. But Hen is also very sympathetic towards him.

“And Hen knows that if she pries even just a little bit, he will fold like a cheap suit. It sounds as if she is telling him that she doesn’t want that burden of also knowing the secret, but in reality, she is supporting him by allowing him to keep his promise. That scene is about friendship and camaraderie and what we do for our friends to allow them to be the best version of themselves. I love their relationship!” he said.

Relationships are a major part of 9-1-1. Chimney and Hen’s friendship is one of the many that people love to follow and root for.

Chimney Has Had it Rough in ‘9-1-1’ Season 5

In season 5 of 9-1-1, things have been very complicated for Chimney. The character’s partner, Maddie, left him after suffering from severe post-partum depression. Now, Chimney is a new father all on his own, though he’s tried to travel to different states looking for Maddie.

It looks like he’s getting even closer to finding Maddie. Now, he has to question if it’s the right time, or even if he wants to. A tip from Buck indicated that she may be in Boston, where she lived with her abusive ex-husband. It’s hard to tell why she’s there, but it’s definitely concerning. All of this is happening while Chimney tries to both adjust to life as a new father and deal with the loss.

Chimney definetly needs his friends this season, so it’s good he has someone like Hen.

If you want to catch the next episode of 9-1-1, the show airs on Monday nights at 8/7 Central on Fox. It’s done well for the network, and tied as one of the leaders in the Monday night ratings, even over ratings giant NCIS.