7 Things We Want to See in a ‘9-1-1’ & ‘Lone Star’ 2022 Crossover

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By the time both 9-1-1 and the spinoff Lone Star are airing back-to-back again in 2022 — the original series premieres in Fall 2021 — the plan is to have a full-blown, two-part event crossover.

Due to the pandemic, that couldn’t happen in the 2020-2021 season, which is why 9-1-1‘s Hen (Aisha Hinds), Buck (Oliver Stark), and Eddie (Ryan Guzman) left Los Angeles and the 118 behind to help the 126 with a wildfire in Texas, for a Lone Star episode. While it might not have been exactly what we’d hoped to see, it still gave us plenty of entertaining moments, whether it was watching Hen and Captain Owen Strand (Rob Lowe) bond while taking cover in a mine shaft or the two crews coming together to save them.

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While '9-1-1' returns in the fall, the spinoff won't be back until midseason.

With that in mind, we look ahead to next year’s crossover and what we’d like to see when the time (hopefully) comes.

9-1-1, Season 5, Fall 2021, Fox

9-1-1: Lone Star, Season 3, 2022, Fox

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A true two-part crossover

Due to the past year’s constraints, the only real crossover came on Lone Star, with Hen, Buck, and Eddie heading out at the end of 9-1-1. Hopefully, we can get a true two-part event, with characters from each show appearing on the other, starting as early as possible in the first episode. (And if it makes sense to air 9-1-1: Lone Star first, even if it re-takes the 9/8c slot, make the switch; NBC has switched things up for One Chicago crossovers.)

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More fun and unexpected pairings

In addition to Hen and Owen bonding, we saw Eddie and Marjan (Natacha Karam) getting to know one another (and her Instagram), and Buck and T.K. (Ronen Rubinstein) talking about their captains. Let’s see more of that. Let’s have new fathers Chimney (Kenneth Choi) and Judd (Jim Parrack) — if Grace (Sierra McClain) has given birth yet — discuss parenthood as first responders. Might there be a way for Grace and Maddie (Jennifer Love Hewitt), whether she’s back at work as a 9-1-1 dispatcher or not, to connect?

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The 126 finding out they know of Chimney

In the first season of the spinoff, we found out the 126 knew about the firefighter in Los Angeles who survived rebar through his head. Let’s see them find out Chimney is that firefighter.

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Bobby and Owen working together

Both Bobby (Peter Krause) and Owen — assuming the 126 hasn’t truly been closed down — should have their time to be in charge, depending on the location. And it would make sense to see each defer to the other at certain points, but let’s also see them putting all their years of experience together to get the job done.

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At least some of the action takes place in Los Angeles

Perhaps one of the trickiest parts of the crossover is going to be coming up with a reason for the 118 to head to Austin and for the 126 to go to L.A. But after the way this past crossover played out, we do want to see some of next season’s take place in California.

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Mini crossovers

We’ve actually already gotten one, with Pepper (Erin Karpluk) encountering both the 118 and the 126 during calls. But we’re more interested in seeing one or two of the main characters making the jump over for an episode. Sure, it can’t be done as seamlessly as One Chicago or the Law & Order shows, but Eddie was from Texas, and any of the 126 could take a vacation to Los Angeles.

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The first responders keep in touch

It doesn’t have to be out of sight, out of mind for these two crews. Let’s see them mention someone from the other house in conversations, whether about a call or a personal matter.