Connie Britton’s long-awaited return to 9-1-1 will be derailed.Last seen in May 2018, the character of Britton – former 9-1-1 dispatcher / heartbreaker Abby Clark – appears in a dramatic promotion for the upcoming two-part Fox season finale, and it ends up in a real pickle.
Talking to TVLine in January, showrunner Tim Minear said, “I think [Abby] has unfinished business [with Buck]. She promised she would come back and she never did. So there is an unfinished business for Abby, and certainly also for Buck. He’s a bit lost at sea right now. He’s still trying to figure out who he is, and his relationship with Abby has started to redefine him. Once she left, he had to find out who he was without her. “
We also spoke with Oliver Stark, Britton’s former lover, about the long-awaited meeting. “So many people in this first season fell in love with the relationship between Buck and Abby, so it was really difficult to replace,” he said. “And Buck has experienced such growth since then. [Moving forward, it will be] to find the right partner for him. Lots of people have different ideas about who it could be, whether they’re already on the show. I do not know what [Abby’s return] means. I don’t know what it’ll do. But it’s teasing stuff, which is always fun. “
The two parts 9-1-1 the final will be broadcast on Monday May 4 and Monday May 11 at 8/7. Press PLAY on the video above for your first glimpse of Britton’s return, then drop a comment with your thoughts below.