Love is in the air!
Seriously though, who doesn't want to see a good love story? In a world that can seem so dark, it's nice to be reminded of all the love in the world. And 9-1-1 Season 2 Episode 8 was full of it!
And quite frankly we deserve this treat!
Fresh off his breakup, Buck was sort of ready to get back into the saddle, but it was very clear from the beginning that this was a brand new Buck entering the dating scene. As has been alluded to by me, the fans, and even Buck himself, Abby completely changed Mr. Buckley.
Gone is player Buck, for the most part, it seems, although he is still a man.
When an attractive woman like Taylor Kelly comes along, and the physical chemistry is there, it's hard to fault a man for giving in to temptation. But would the old Buck have ever apologized to a woman he slept with on a whim?
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The answer is no. With Connie Britton gone, the Abby storyline had to go with her, and it's nice to see Buck pivoting more and more away from pining over his lost love. He's learning, growing and figuring out what he does and doesn't want when it comes to his dating life.
Buck: I just thought I stopped being that guy. I thought Abby had changed me. I'm single for like a day and I'm right back at it?
Bobby: Well, Buck you've been single for months.
Buck: Why does everybody keep saying that?
Permalink: Why does everybody keep saying that? Added: November 05, 2018 If I have my way, Buck's adventures in dating will be short-lived now that Ali is back! I sensed their easygoing rapport on 9-1-1 Season 2 Episode 3, and clearly, I wasn't the only one.
So, thank you, 9-1-1 gods, for making one of my wishes come true. Now I need that Athena, Hen, Maddie girls night out and you will make me a very happy person!
While Buck was getting back into the game, there were all kinds of emergencies spread across the city involving different relationships. There were longstanding marriages in trouble, bumbling thieves, newlyweds, and one marriage ripped apart by tragedy.
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There are a lot of certains on this show, with the most impressive one being reliably intriguing emergencies. And this hour didn't disappoint there.
Lola's freeway declaration was absurd but also oddly understandable once her true motives were revealed. And once we met Norman, it made perfect sense why she was at the end of her ropes.
Lola: I don't want to hurt anybody. I just can't handle being ignored anymore.
Buck: I know exactly what you mean.
Permalink: I know exactly what you mean. Added: November 05, 2018 Norman seemed like a well-meaning guy, but he had absolutely no idea what his wife was feeling. All Lola wanted was to be seen and appreciated. It seems like a pretty simple request, but it's so easy to get lost in the mundane routine of everyday life, th..