If you have been watching a number of 9-1-1 season 3 promos as of late, you’re probably aware of how the premiere is being promoted. Think in terms of a massive tsunami striking the Santa Monica pier! It’s an event that could prove devastating to a number of different characters … and it’s also not something that is going to be resolved over the course of a single episode’s time.
Speaking in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly about what is coming, executive producer Tim Minear makes it clear that there are going to be three separate episodes that deal with the tsunami in one way or another. Not only that, but there are very specific people in jeopardy that add to the overall level of danger:
“Not unlike the earthquake episodes last year, the big event will happen at the end of the premiere … Then the thrill ride of the flooding and people trapped at the top of the Ferris wheel sticking out of the ocean will happen in part two. Part three is the aftermath of that once the water recedes and people are displaced and separated. We don’t know who’s lived and who’s died. Buck has lost [Eddie’s son] Christopher (Gavin McHugh) and it’s very harrowing. And then there are other rescues to be had and the clean-up period and Maddie (Jennifer Love Hewitt) is instrumental in discovering a real crisis in a building that’s not calling for help.”
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As someone who has certainly spent a LOT of time around that Santa Monica Pier over the years, we’re absolutely curious to see how it ends up being represented for TV purposes! It’s a chance for the show to try and paint a picture of a disaster in a way that people outside Los Angeles or California will recognize. The Santa Monica Pier is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the area, and it’s also the sort of place where a lot of people can be congregated at all once.
How do you think the story of the 9-1-1 premiere (and beyond) will play out?
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