"Friends Like These" is the sixth episode of the first season of 9-1-1: Lone Star. It aired on February 17, 2020.


Emergencies include a ride-share trip gone awry, a farming accident and a memorial service that may turn into another funeral. Owen unexpectedly bonds with the former Captain of the 126, while Marjan and the crew help Mateo try to pass his written exams.[2]



Guest Starring

  • Billy Burke as Billy Tyson
  • Kyle Secor as Deputy Fire Chief Alden Radford
  • Brianna Baker as Nancy Gillian
  • Mark Elias as Tim Rosewater
  • Presilah Nunez as Taylor Underwood
  • Jessica Pohly as Tina Hoffman
  • John Bishop as Clint
  • Christopher Darga as Vernon
  • Mark Berry as Captain Broussard
  • Tahmus Rounds as Barney
  • Jonathan Freeman as Jim
  • Karen Maruyama as Yvette


  • Mia Lynn Bangunan as Gabby
  • Jeff Elam as Exam Administrator
  • Joe Hart as Truck Driver
  • Vivienne Rutherford as Sophia


  • John Owen Lowe, Rob Lowe's son in real life, wrote and co-directed the episode.
  • The tractor incident is a reference to the 1991 film The Man In The Moon, where one of the main characters falls off his tractor in a similar way, but tragically dies.
  • It is revealed Owen is a fan of Cesar Millan, a world-renowned dog trainer with 25 years of experience.
  • Mateo reveals he's an undocumented individual with no papers but is protected under the DACA act.



Behind the Scenes



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?"
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"
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