9-1-1 peeled again one other layer of its latest recruit on Monday, reinforcing that she’s way more than only a romantic impediment for Buck.
“I made a joke throughout that first episode when somebody referred to me as the brand new love curiosity. Like, ‘Why do I’ve to be a love curiosity? Why can’t I be a firefighter first?’” Arielle Kebbel tells TVLine. “I feel the writers have accomplished an ideal job of showcasing who Lucy is as a firefighter first, which is essential. All of the enjoyable, romantic drama is secondary.”
Lucy kicked off this week’s eye-opening hour by saving a lady who fell off a balcony whereas having intercourse along with her husband. (As a result of 9-1-1.) The one-in-a-million catch was caught on video, which went mega-viral and turned Lucy into an in a single day superstar. However not like the 118’s Pace reenactment just a few weeks in the past, Lucy wasn’t snug getting the glory this time round — as a result of she didn’t suppose dumb luck deserved to be celebrated.
Buck, who’s nonetheless awkward round Lucy after their kiss (extra on that later), advised her to simply accept it as a fortunate break and transfer on. Of their line of labor, you must take the wins when you may. That didn’t fairly put Lucy’s thoughts relaxed, however she started to return round after studying that the lady she saved was a surgeon who seemingly saved many different individuals on account of surviving the autumn.
Studying about what makes Lucy tick is thrilling for Kebbel, who’s been enamored along with her new character from the bounce. “After I first learn the script and the introduction to Lucy, I actually was flipping every web page with pleasure,” she says. “Like, oh, she’s a badass? Oh, she’s humorous? Oh, she has a rescue? That is very thrilling!”
One problem of taking part in a firefighter, nonetheless, is Kebbel’s “deep concern” of — look ahead to it — hearth. She was compelled to immediately face that concern whereas filming an upcoming episode involving a fire-related emergency, which turned out to be a “very intimate and emotional” expertise for her.
“After I first advised my household [about the fire episode], their response was: ‘How do you are feeling about this?’” Kebbel recollects. “However the reality is, I felt prepared. I felt excited and scared and prepared. And that continues to be how I really feel. I used to be actually scared on the primary day of that fireplace episode. I feel I used to be shaking after the primary take. However there was a chunk of me that wished that. When you already know that the one manner by way of is thru, you simply need to face it.”
Talking of leaping proper into issues, Lucy and Buck’s notorious lip-lock was filmed on Kebbel’s first day of capturing. “However in a bizarre manner,” she says, “the truth that the kiss occurred on Day 1 truly labored. There have been these heightened feelings and nerves, such as you get on the primary day of college. I positively awakened that that morning like ‘Oh boy, right here we go!’ However as soon as we wrapped, I noticed that it labored out rather well.”
Let’s be actual, although — we’re all trying ahead to the day that Lucy and Taylor lastly meet, particularly after Buck refused to assist his girlfriend rating an interview together with his new co-worker this week.
“I imply, hear, the writers know what they’re doing,” Kebbel says. “They’re very sensible, and I feel the actual query just isn’t if Taylor and Lucy will meet — it’s about what Buck will do when that occurs.”
Additionally value discussing…
* Haunted by nightmares and overcome with hopelessness, Eddie sought new methods to heal this week, finally discovering success in equine remedy. Extra particularly, Buck tracked down the little boy Eddie saved earlier than he was shot, obtained a maintain of the child’s equine remedy schedule, and shocked Eddie to remind him why their job is value doing.
* Jee-Yun ended up within the emergency room, with Maddie instantly blaming her family historical past of leukemia on their daughter being sick. Luckily, the medical doctors had been capable of right the newborn’s intestinal blockage with out surgical procedure. The truth is, Maddie appearing on her intuition to convey Jee-Yun to the physician is what saved her in the long run. And if anybody wanted a win this week, it was Maddie.
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