What will happen next to Buck in 9-1-1, after that tense and unexpected cliffhanger, is discussed in detail by series lead Oliver Stark.
This article contains major SPOILERS for 9-1-1 season 6, episode 10.What will happen next to Buck in 9-1-1 after that big cliffhanger is discussed by star Oliver Stark. Returning for its first episode since November, 9-1-1 season 6 episode 10, titled “In a Flash,” concludes with Evan “Buck” Buckley (Stark) getting struck by lightning during a call. As the hour drew to a close, Buck’s friends and co-workers rushed to get him the help he needed in order to save his life. Buck is put in an ambulance, and attempts are made to restore the firefighter’s heartbeat.
In an interview with TheWrap to discuss the 9-1-1 episode, Stark previews what else would be in store for Buck moving forward. The actor revealed that the next installment of 9-1-1 picks up directly from where the previous one left off and viewers will see the continued attempts to save Buck’s life. In the quote below, Stark also teases that the story will leave viewers on the edge of their seats:
“The next episode picks up literally right where this episode ends, so all that urgency and chaos continues — right as Episode 11 starts, we see them working to save one of their own, to save Buck’s life… It’s a very edge- off-your-seat, going along for the ride [kind of] episode.”
What Else Is In Store For Buck In 9-1-1 Season 6?
In the same interview, Stark seems to confirm Buck’s fate after the accident. The star of the popular procedural drama acknowledges the fact that 9-1-1 has often left characters in peril. The same is true of its spinoff, 9-1-1 Lone Star, which has frequently put TK at risk. Stark goes on to note thatsomething more in this emergency and in this catastrophe that strikes BuckHe also mentions how this particular 9-1-1 The cliffhanger will have long-term effects, making the idea of tragedy more present in the characters’ minds and allowing them to take stock of what really matters.
But it’s not all sadness for Buck. Though he faced some difficulties with his sister Maddie, given the strain in their family relationships, which is humorously addressed in the episode, there is a sense of unity in everyone coming together to meet Jee-Yun, Maddie and Chimney’s baby. It’s not easy for Chimney to get to that point, particularly as he’s weary and paranoid over the relative lack of drama, but it’s one of the episode’s lighter touches.
In general, the same is true for Buck. He’s been utilized as a positive force and as a source of levity in the 9-1-1 universe, even in the episode where he’s struck by lighting. Just a few scenes before, he’s nudging Bobby for the secret to a perfect recipe. It’ll be interesting to see how the traumatic experience will change him, and what it would mean for the status quo of the long-running series.
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