911 season 3 spoilers: What will Buck’s future look like?

9-1-1 season 2 episode 2Following Monday night’s 911 season 2 finale, there were a number of happy endings — yet, there was one major thread left open. That is the status of the character Buck, who made a risky decision to undergo surgery again rather than wait the recovery period out.

What we learned about Buck in the finale was simply that this is a guy who is having a really hard time letting go and actually finding a way to move forward. He identifies himself as a firefighter and almost nothing else, so the idea for him of actually moving on and doing something different is a little bit scary. That’s not something that he’s ready to look at.

One way or another, we know that all of this struggle is going to keep playing out for this character moving forward. Speaking in a new interview with TheWrap, here is what executive producer Tim Minear had to say on the subject:

Buck’s future is in doubt. Buck is having a real existential crisis. You know, this episode is called “This Life We Choose,” and that’s the life he chose. And he doesn’t choose another one. And it might not be possible for him to continue. It’s going to be a real challenge for him in Season 3 — we’re not just going to drop that. It’s gonna be, I’d say of all the characters going out of the finale, Buck’s future is in the most peril, it’s in the most doubt. So he will have some challenges to overcome.

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Clearly, there is a lot of drama coming within the third season for Buck, and while he’s going to have a lot of support with whatever he wants to do with his future, the question that he really need to wonder to himself is simply this: Is he going to be ready to actually hear some of what other people tell him? Will he be able to accept a reality that is different than the one that is in his mind? We’re hoping for some introspective, emotional stuff — if nothing else, it will allow the series a chance to explore some stories at a different pace and give us even more variety. We know that there’s going to be a lot of chaos with some of the fires and emergencies, but there needs to be something more and something a little different.

Ultimately, expect to see the 911 season 3 premiere at some point this fall — it’s already been confirmed to be airing on Monday nights at 8:00.

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