Of course, we’ll admit we were rather skeptical of the idea that the show would actually kill the guy off. He’s such a huge cornerstone of the series, and a good percentage of the episodes focus on him as the primary lead. If they were to kill off Owen, much of the show would change and more than likely, there’d need to be a search for a new lead to work alongside Gina Torres and everyone else. They could try to just elevate all the other characters, but rarely do we see a show do something like that.
Instead, what we felt about the finale story tonight in advance is that they’d put Owen in this predicament to build up some danger and tension, and then spend a good bit of time making us wonder how he could make it out of it alive. It’d also be a great way to potentially bait-and-switch us, where all of us are so worried about Owen when, in reality, it is someone else who ends up being in danger.
Luckily, there was no substantial bait and switch here — Owen survived, but there is a possibility his cancer could be back. This is something that we will have to watch out for, but for now, we’re not going to press the panic button that Lowe is leaving as of yet.
Entering tonight’s 9-1-1: Lone Star finale, were you worried that rob Lowe would be leaving?
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