‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ Actor Rob Lowe Speaks on Importance of Owen’s Intervention This Season

by Suzanne Halliburton

Rob Lowe stars as Owen Strand, the fire captain of 9-1-1 Lone Star. And he said his favorite moment of the season had nothing to do with one of the frenetic rescues.

Rather, it was a scene in which his friends and co-workers on 9-1-1 Lone Star gather for his own intervention, basically his own rescue.

The scene happened last month. Rob Lowe plays the handsome, charismatic captain of Fire Station 126 in Austin. But Owen Strand has endured so much change in his life since he moved from New York to Austin. His lung cancer is under control (while keeping his hair and skincare regimen on point). Strand’s ex-wife came to quarantine with him.

She became pregnant. And both were excited about the miracle of a late-in-life pregnancy. Turns out, the baby wasn’t Owen Strand’s. The ex-wife had broken up with her boyfriend just before she moved to Austin. In addition, Owen’s son, T.K., moves out of the family home in Austin to move in with his boyfriend.

So Owen is depressed. He skips 9-1-1 Lone Star social functions to play solitaire on his computer. He invited Mateo, a member of the 126, to live with him after Mateo’s apartment burned down. And Owen basically makes Mateo stay up with him as they shoot tequila and tell stories late into the night.

Members of 9-1-1 Lone Star 126 Worried About the Captain’s Well Being

Mateo tells the 9-1-1 Lone Star crew something is up with the captain. So they stage an intervention in Owen’s living room.

Rob Lowe said it was his favorite of the season, as he previewed Monday night’s finale.

“I love the scene where they tried to do an intervention on me where Owen was depressed,” Lowe told Fox News. “And, he’s a very sunny, upbeat guy. And there are many people who look like that on the outside that are really suffering on the inside.

“There’s humor in it, which I thought we did really well,” Lowe said. “The reality and the emotion of it was fun.”

Lowe’s other favorite moments on this season’s 9-1-1 Lone Star included working with his family. His son, John Owen, is a writer on the show. And Chad Lowe, Rob’s younger brother, is a director on the series.

“My son, John Owen, wrote, I think, the strongest episode of the year, the crossover,” Lowe told Fox News. “Then the next episode he wrote, Chad Lowe directed it. There’s something that fills my heart, standing behind the monitor at a take and it’s just the three of us discussing, ‘did we get it, can we do it better, should we move on, how do we feel about it?’ It’s just an inexplicable experience that very few people ever are going to have, and I’m lucky to have it in this business.”