"Back in the Saddle" is the first episode of the second season of 9-1-1: Lone Star and the eleventh episode overall. It aired January 18, 2021.


The 126 crew responds to a military tank on the loose in downtown Austin and a human pile-up at the roller derby. Meanwhile, new paramedic captain, Tommy Vega, joins the team and Owen is reunited with his ex-wife and T.K.'s mother, Gwyneth (guest star Lisa Edelstein), and receives an update on his cancer. [2]



Special Guest Star

Guest Starring

  • Derek Webster as Charles Vega
  • Ginifer King as Dr. Barbara Jacobs
  • Cyrina Fiallo as Tonya
  • Tipper Newton as Julie Shumpert
  • Kim Matula as Lily
  • Brianna Baker as Nancy Gillian
  • Mark Elias as Tim Rosewater
  • Evan Arnold as Elliot Pasquale
  • Ray Stoney as Sgt. Marcus Stokes
  • Randy Brenner as Tour Guide
  • Gary Perez as Lt. John Vasquez


  • Michael Christian Alexander as Boss
  • Nellie Barnett as Mary
  • Morgan Peter Brown as Vern
  • Milo Cragnotti as Little Boy
  • Patrick Daniel as Larry
  • Felipe Figueroa as Matt
  • Krystal Harris as Carly
  • Mikal Kartvedt as Carl Hubbard
  • Laura Patalano as Old Woman
  • Sebrina Purcell as Skeptical Officer
  • Casey Strand as Emma
  • David Wells as Old Man
  • Kelsey Yates as Isabella Vega
  • Skyler Yates as Evie Vega


  • The episode's title was revealed on October 16, 2020. [2][3]
  • Four months have passed since the events of "Austin, We Have a Problem".
  • This is the first episode to not feature Michelle Blake, with Tommy becoming her replacement.
    • It is revealed a little while after the events of the previous episode, she stepped down from her position to focus all of her time and energy on helping mentally ill people living on the street.

Cultural References

  • Tommy mentions that the last tine she was up high in a harness, the show Gilmore Girls was still on the air, which ran from 2000 to 2007.
  • The tank rampage scene is similar to the rampage Shawn Nelson went on in May 1995, when he stole a M60A3 Patton tank from a U.S. National Guard armory in San Diego, only that he was shot and killed at the end.


  • Owen's cancer which was previously diagnosed in "Pilot", has now gone into the process of remission.





ve 9-1-1 Episode Guide
Season 1 "Pilot" • "Let Go" • "Next of Kin" • "Worst Day Ever" • "Point of Origin" • "Heartbreaker" • "Full Moon (Creepy AF)" • "Karma's a Bitch" • "Trapped" • "A Whole New You"
Season 2 "Under Pressure" • "7.1" • "Help Is Not Coming" • "Stuck" • "Awful People" • "Dosed" • "Haunted" • "Buck, Actually" • "Hen Begins" • "Merry Ex-Mas" • "New Beginnings" • "Chimney Begins" • "Fight or Flight" • "Broken" • "Ocean's 9-1-1" • "Bobby Begins Again" • "Careful What You Wish For" • "This Life We Choose"
Season 3 "Kids Today" • "Sink or Swim" • "The Searchers" • "Triggers" • "Rage" • "Monsters" • "Athena Begins" • "Malfunction" • "Fallout" • "Christmas Spirit" • "Seize the Day" • "Fools" • "Pinned" • "The Taking of Dispatch 9-1-1" • "Eddie Begins" • "The One That Got Away" • "Powerless" • "What's Next?"
Season 4 "The New Abnormal" • "Alone Together" • "Future Tense" • "9-1-1, What's Your Grievance?" • "Buck Begins" • "Jinx" • "There Goes the Neighborhood" • "Breaking Point" • "Blindsided" • "Parenthood" • "First Responders" • "Treasure Hunt"
9-1-1: Lone Star Episode Guide
Season 1 "Pilot" • "Yee-Haw" • "Texas Proud" • "Act of God" • "Studs" • "Friends Like These" • "Bum Steer" • "Monster Inside" • "Awakening" • "Austin, We Have a Problem"
Season 2 "Back in the Saddle" • "2100°" • "Hold the Line" • "Friends With Benefits" • "Difficult Conversations" • "Everyone and Their Brother" • "Displaced" • "Bad Call" • "Saving Grace" • "A Little Help From My Friends" • "Slow Burn"
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