No one gets a happy ending around these parts.
Things got hot on Station 19 Season 2 Episode 17, whether with smoking hot hookups, near-hookups, new 'ships sailing, or of course, a wildfire of epic proportion.
If you thought for a moment any of our fire love bugs would find peace, you were wrong. I was wrong. We all were wrong.
None other than living legend Patrick Duffy directed the hour and also guest-starred as Terry who couldn't sit down for the life of him.
It was an hour which kept you on the edge of your seat, and the fire itself was breathtaking. It felt grand, stifling, and terrifying. However, the best sequence of the installment was the wildfire spreading above Andy and Sullivan while they were in the pool. Gosh, it was remarkable.
Wildfires are terrifying, and I'm in awe of those who endured them and carried on with their lives after the destruction of everything they loved.
The station was in overdrive, and all hands were on deck for this catastrophe, but many of them managed to keep the ordeal lighter than one would expect.
Miller took it upon himself to find a lost cat; first, it was a dog, and this time, it was a cat. Miller is a regular Dr. Dolittle. Jack spent much of the hour annoyed that the others didn't have faith in the longevity of his new relationship with Maya.
Pruitt and Ryan had the honor of picking Travis up from his night spent in the drunk tank after brawling and putting in time helping others in the tent.
Andy was still grappling with her feelings for Sullivan and the departure of Ryan, and Warren focused on the new job he was angling to get.
I am dark, and I can't see the light. Everywhere I look it's dark, and I can't see.Vic
They found a way to keep things light and casual amidst all the intensity of the fire they were combatting. It led to a more personal season finale and cliffhanger instead of the more traditional cliffhanger of having someone's life hanging in the balance.
I liked this way better.
From the second Terry was shown doing the absolute most by getting in the way and trying to take everything on himself, it was evident something was going to happen to him. It was gruesome when he got his hand stuck in the machine, but Warren, Miller, and Vic had to make a call.
It wasn't the protocol, but it was probably their option to amputate Terry's arm before he bled out and died. It's surprising that Vic was such a stickler about the rules. She never gave off that impression before.
Miller encouraged Warren, and Warren was in a difficult spot. For so long, he had to turn off his instincts as a surgeon and focus on his job as a first responder. He has to retrain his brain all over again for this new position.
He has a life because of you. You should hold onto that.Sullivan
The downside to Warren wearing many hats is he doesn't know when to put which one on, and it gets confusing for him. He trusted his decision until Terry and his wife didn't have the best reaction, and Sullivan scolded him at first.
Fortunately, Sullivan gave Ben some advice and reminded Warren he did the best he could under the circumstances and saved Terry's life. However, I knew it would come back to bite him later.
Warren's meeting with the superiors was nervewracking, especially when they decided to look into his entire file, including his past as a surgeon.
They don't want cowboys and renegades going rogue in the position. As much as we love Warren, he does have a long history of acting on impulse, taking matters into his hands, and going rogue.
His file works against him here, and we can only hope it's not enough to deter them from giving him his new position. It goes to show you how your file will follow you around and haunt you. The past has a funny way of doing that.
We're in the middle of a wildfire, use your imagination.Pruitt
It sucks how Warren made the right call and saved a man's life, and it may cost him what he's been working toward all this time. It's like Warren can never catch a break. His good intentions always screw him over in the end.
Speaking of getting screwed over, why can't Travis have a second of happiness ever? It's infuriating! Even we fans can't enjoy his happy moments long enough before something happens to wipe the smile off of his face.
I would've said the night in jail was worth it since the asshole he punched deserved it after the things he said about Vic after Ripley's funeral. However, Travis' moment of defending his friend (and maybe letting out some frustration too) landed him in some hot water.
He put that douche with the pornstache in the hospital, and now the guy wants to file charges against Travis. The cops showed up at Vic's house to arrest him for assault.
Why can't Travis have nice things? Why can't we?
My heart was ready to bask in the cuteness of Vic and Travis sharing the bed and napping. Vic needed to get back into her apartment and take those steps toward moving forward in her life, and it was a small step.
Warren, you're a surgeon. What would surgeon Ben do right now?Miller
Plus, Shondaland shows know the healing power of sharing a bed with your person during rough periods. Vic and Travis are all the friendship goals so one couldn't get emotional about Vic sleeping in the bed she shared with Ripley before the police ruined it.
She's going to wake up to an empty bed and her best friend gone, and my heart cannot take it. She was telling Travis once again how he needed to be happy and embrace the happiness he does find.
His happiness came in the form of the instant connection he made with the super hot, gifted, and deaf firefighter played by one of my absolute favorites, Nyle DiMarco. Ten seconds into their interactions and I already 'shipped the two.
Please, tell me Dylan/ Nyle is going to be sticking around? Give the people what they want! Also, hell yes to the deaf representation. He's a firefighter; he's a kickass, life-saving firefighter!
The biggest surprise of the hour was finding out Gibson knows ASL. It was made better when he spent most of his time signing and playing wingman to Travis.
Not only did Travis and Dylan work well together, but they had the chemistry, and their kiss was smoking hot. Travis always finds the best guys; it hardly seems fair.
Dylan was the one who made the save by helping the squad locate an unmarked street to avoid the fire. Maya's crazy turn was so intense it seemed maybe something awful was going to happen.
If Gibson knowing sign language was surprising, nothing was more shocking than realizing Miller's new girlfriend he's obsessing over and infatuated with is Maya's ex!
I did not see that coming, did any of you? Gosh, them meeting each other and realizing how they were all connected was awkward as hell.
How will this play out next season?
Andy's feelings for Sullivan have been brewing for some time. It almost seemed as though she had to let go of Ryan first. She's not sure how to react to Ryan leaving, and there is something between them which remains, but it's hard to describe it.
Pruitt is picking up on it too. He also picked up on Ryan keeping in contact with his fugitive father, and of course, the money thing as well. Is he exiting the series?
Between the semi-closure, she got with Ryan, and the second near-death moment she shared with Sullivan where it looked as if they would make out in the pool underwater, their almost hookup was inevitable.
Everything was going well, and it was quite the sexy scene, although, for the life of me, I don't understand why everyone has to hook up at the firehouse.
Sullivan shut her down though. In the time it took her to lock the door behind her, he was telling her to get out. The rejection caused Andy pain, and she's internalizing it.
However, Sullivan's rejection may have little to do with Andy and more to do with his leg. It must not have healed properly, or he's having some difficulties he doesn't want her to know.
Yup, it was an angsty finale indeed!
Over to you Station 19 Fanatics. What shocked you the most? Which cliffhanger has you in your feels?
What will happen to Travis? Were you thrilled to see Nyle DiMarco? What will happen to Warren? Hit the comments below!
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