‘9-1-1’: Why Wasn’t Kenneth Choi in Latest Episode?

by Samantha Whidden

Following the airing of 9-1-1‘s latest episode, fans of the hit Fox series are now wondering where was Chimeny (played by Kenneth Choi)?

According to TVLine, the 9-1-1 character actually skipped town to go look for his girlfriend, Maddie Buckley. She previously disappeared after struggling mentally. Fortunately, she left hers and Chimney’s baby at a local firehouse with a video saying the little one was not safe with her right now. 

Buck, who is the younger brother of Maddie, also struggled with both Maddie and Chimney running off that he can’t seem to shake off the idea of him being responsible for the situation. During the latest episode, it appears that Chimney’s search for Maddie brings him to Utah. While talking to Taylor, the 9-1-1 character reflected on why Chimney would be in Utah, only to declare he thinks he knows where Maddie has gone. 

Kenneth Choi Talks the Relationship Between ‘9-1-1’ Characters Chimney and Maddie 

In a February 2021 interview with TVInsider, Kenneth Choi proclaims he loves the relationship between 9-1-1 characters Chimney and Maddie. “I love Maddie and Chimney as a couple. It’s been a relief to see them in happier times. I’m hoping things go well with the baby. I’m hoping they have a wonder wedding surrounded by the people they love.”

The 9-1-1 castmate also revealed that he hopes that the couple will live happily ever after, but he has his guard up. “But this is the world of 9-1-1. Adversity is always a part of their professional lives. And it seems to find a way of creeping into their personal lives.”

While also speaking about his 9-1-1 character embracing fatherhood, Choi explained, “It seems Chimney has a knack for getting in his own way. He’s a bit neurotic. He always has the best intention because he has a pure, kind heart. But will best intentions be enough? I’m sure being a parent will present its own challenges.”

Choi then said he secretly hopes that his 9-1-1 character will turn a corner and come into his own in his new roles as both father and potentially husband. 

Kenneth Choi Reveals His Thoughts About Being Apart of the ‘9-1-1’ Cast 

While also speaking to TVInsider, Kenneth Choi opens up about being a part of the 9-1-1 cast. “This show has a wonderful mix of high-intensity action sequences, tear-jerking dramatic moments, and light humor. As an actor, it’s a dream to play with these different colors, especially in one episode.”

Choi also said that his character Chimney is straddling that “precarious line” of honoring his friendship with Buck and honoring his promise to Maddie. “Absolute conflict of interests!”