9-1-1: Lone Star Episode 8
This is the episode I’ve been waiting for all season. 9-1-1: Lone Star finally has a 9-1-1 feel to it. Full of shocking moments and epic revelations, I couldn’t contain my excitement as everything unfolded.
Too Many Snakes
Not snakes on a plane, but snakes in a laundry basket. I’d probably lose my cool if I saw a snake coming out of a laundry basket in my child’s nursery through a webcam. Ladder 126 beat the parents of that child to the house only to find a rattler in the bedroom and no babysitter.
After learning the laundry room is in the basement, the team finds the babysitter covered in numerous snake bites and hordes of snakes surrounding her. A little creative use of fire extinguishers allowed the team to rescue her from the snake pit she found herself in.
Owen discovers his tumor is shrinking at his appointment while also learning that his treatment protocol has been tested on dogs with lung cancer. Because of these trials on dogs, it has been made available to their human counterparts.
Some of these dogs are surrendered and stay at a boarding facility while getting their treatment. When Owen walks into the firehouse with a beautiful Bearnaise Mountain dog, it’s obvious he decided to give one of them home.
T.K. is excited at first when Owen walks in with the dog, but as soon as he learns Buttercup also has lung cancer, he wants nothing to do with the dog. Buttercup is drawn to T.K even though he refuses to pay any attention to him.
When Owen confronts T.K. about not wanting anything to do with Buttercup, T.K. breaks down and confesses to his father that he doesn’t want to love anything else that will die. T.K. is afraid of Owen dying, and now he also will get to witness the loss of a dog.
Owen reminds T.K. that life isn’t guaranteed and that he could die from cancer, while on a call, or out of nowhere. We all have limited time, and we need to live life in the moment. T.K. caves in and finally give Buttercup the love he’d been begging for. It melted my heart to see T.K. bond with the dog finally.
Are there bodies?
Michelle’s story is ramping up and finally has me really intrigued. After the truck was pulled out of the ravine, I’ve been dying to know if they found any bodies inside. Of course, we don’t get to jump right into the information we all want to know.
Instead, we get a flashback to three years ago with Michelle and Iris at a bar for karaoke night. Michelle is too nervous about taking the stage, and the two keep on drinking until Michelle has calmed her nerves down enough to get up and sing. That point never happened.
When we make it back to the present day, we soon find out that there are remains of at least four individuals in and around the area of the truck as well as blood in the truck that has been sent for analysis.
Michelle is asked if she can identify any of the belonging found in the truck. She doesn’t recognize anything on the table, not even an old burner flip phone until she comes to a bracelet. It’s one that Iris’ dad gave her on her 14th birthday, and she never took it off.
The look on Michelle’s face says it all as this evidence confirms to her that her sister was indeed in the truck.