‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ Ends with Massive Cliffhanger About the Fate of the 126 Team

by Suzanne Halliburton

Oh, my! What will happen to the 126th of 9-1-1 Lone Star?

As season two of the show came to end in a fiery, blustery finale Monday night, we learn that the central unit of 9-1-1 Lone Star is being shut down. It’s a budget cut. Or is it just some trickery from Captain Billy Tyson, who views Captain Owen Strand as his greatest rival?

As the episode ends, we know how Captain Strand feels about the decision. Strand, portrayed by Rob Lowe, clocks Tyson (Billy Burke) in the jaw as 9-1-1 Lone Star ended for the season.

The official 9-1-1 Lone Star social media account tweeted “We’re NEVER trusting Billy again!”

Where Will 9-1-1 Lone Star Crew Go When Season Three Opens?

So where will our favorite Austin-based rescuers go when 9-1-1 Lone Star returns for season three? We won’t know until 2022. It’ll be a seventh-month hiatus for the second-most popular drama on Fox. When the fall season starts in September, 9-1-1 will remain on Monday nights. But Fox elected to give the next hour to new drama, The Big Leap.

As per usual, Monday night’s episode of 9-1-1 Lone Star was crazy. Everyone was happy and in a celebratory mood by the end of the show. The folks of the 126th gathered at the burned down fire station to get a step up on the rebuild.

As Owen Strand said, “these bureaucrats need 17 different signatures to change a light bulb.”

Owen had just turned down the chance to become Austin’s newest deputy fire chief. And when he turned down the job, that left it to Billy Tyson, the manipulative fire captain who tried to get Strand canned last season.

Tyson walks into the 126 and tells everyone to gather round. He has bad news.

He says he considered the “firehouse to be sacred ground.” He tells the 126 that “you have lived up to the fine legacy of these men.” In the 9-1-1 Lone Star backstory, several firefighters of the 126 died in an accident. Strand rebuilt the station.

Tyson informs the group the 126 will close because of a budget cut. It turns out, Strand had recommended cuts when he worked, temporarily, as a consultant for the deputy fire chief.

As Show Opened, Crew Dealt with Wind Storm Rescues

As 9-1-1 Lone Star opens, Tommy, still devastated by the death of her husband, Charles, is with her twin daughters. Judd, their godfather is there. So is Grace. Charles died two episodes ago of an aneurysm. And Tommy, as the captain of the 126th paramedics unit, couldn’t save him. Tommy wants to quit as a paramedic to take care of her daughters. A check for her husband’s life insurance policy will be more than enough to support the family. Will Tommy (Gina Torres) leave the show?

Grace, Judd’s wife and a top dispatcher for fire and rescue, is on her first day back at work. She’d been recuperating from horrific injuries she suffered in a car wreck.

As always, 9-1-1 Lone Star featured at least one bizarre event. Monday night, it was a haboob, an intense wind storm blowing in from West Texas. The weather people said the winds are at least blowing at 65 miles per hour.

The winds cause one major accident. A small plane hits a large jetliner in a mid-air collision. The debris starts falling all over Austin.

The members of the 126 were separated and sent to other fire houses around Austin because their station had burned down. But they find each other and help perform some amazing rescues.

Tommy’s daughters urged her to go back to work. So she and her crew went out in the dust storm.

With everyone united, 9-1-1 Lone Star fans thought there would be a happy ending. It’ll be seven months to find out what will happen to the 126.