[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for 9-1-1 Season 6 Episode 10, “In a Flash.”]
9-1-1 returned on March 6 with maybe essentially the most intense ending of an episode but for the primary responder drama.
After coping with calls involving lightning strikes all episode, the 118 needed to attempt to save one among their very own within the ultimate moments. Buck (Oliver Stark), after taking Chimney’s (Kenneth Choi) place, was up on the ladder when he was struck by lightning. His buddies and fellow firefighters might solely stare in shock earlier than racing to assist him as he dangled lifeless. Once they loaded him into the ambulance and sped off — his helmet left on the bottom in a strong lasting picture — he had no pulse and was in full cardiac arrest.
“Once I’m dangling off the very high of the ladder, that’s not me. That’s a double, as is the character of filming this stuff. However there have been some tough nights. We have been there filming in downtown LA ‘til the very, very early hours of the morning strung up there, as soon as it will get in regards to the halfway underneath this freezing chilly pretend rain,” Stark shares with TV Insider.
“I feel greater than something that the difficulties got here after I’m placed on the gurney and Chimney climbs on high and so they’re ripping over my shirt and this water is barreling down onto my face, however I’m useless at that time. So having the ability to not transfer in any respect as Chimney tries to present me compressions onto my chest, it was enjoyable, nevertheless it was actually difficult simply, as I say, due to all of these components collectively,” he continues.
And the solid was conscious of the significance of that scene. “We knew that we have been filming one thing that was going to have actual affect and was actually going to attract out a whole lot of emotion from followers of the present as a result of I feel the emergencies wherein we discover a member of the 118 or Athena or Maddie in peril are the emergencies that actually hit hardest,” Stark says.
He was additionally proud to be the one on the heart of the emergency and cliffhanger. In response to the star, “I took it as one thing as an honor and an actual testomony to the journey that Buck has been on that he received to be put on this place as a result of I feel we’re conscious that that may elicit fairly an emotional response from the characters within the present and I hope from the viewers after they watch it.”
And whereas he’s not one to examine Twitter on a regular basis to see what followers are saying (“I attempt to not look, however now and again, I discover myself having just a little browse”), he does hope to see followers nervous after the episode. “They need to be. That is the world of 9-1-1 and something can occur, so they need to be just a little bit nervous,” he factors out.
A bit of bit? Extra like very!
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