- "In Texas, EMS calls the shots involving medical emergencies so you do what I say, Captain. "
- —Michelle Blake[src]
Michelle Blake was a character on FOX's 9-1-1: Lone Star who was an EMS captain and paramedic in Austin. She debuted in the first episode of the first season of 9-1-1: Lone Star and was portrayed by starring cast member Liv Tyler.
Losing her Sister
Three years prior to the series, Michelle's sister Iris had disappeared after a fight at her ex-boyfriend, Dustin Foster's house. After an argument, she left in a blue pickup truck, never to be seen again. Iris had tried to call her three times, but she hadn't picked up. Michelle would then blame Dustin for murdering her, though there was never any solid evidence of any foul play towards him. Despite that, the struggle over the cold case grows into an obsession she struggles to control and she harasses Dustin continually leading to her being arrested.
She finds a picture of Iris and other people with a blue pickup truck and tells Carlos about it so he can do some more research on this. After helping a dad and his daughter at a homeless camp, Carlos finds her and tell her that they identified the owner of the truck on the picture. They meet up with Detective Washington because it's her case and she tells them that she will look into it. Washington asks Michelle to come down to the station where she tells her that she spoke with Arlene, the owner of the blue truck which was stolen by the man she was living with at the time who disappeared on April 19th, 2017, the same day of Iris' disappearance. Michelle and Detective Washington both go to the bar where Wade was last seen and ask the bartender questions about Iris and Wade. He tells them that they started fighting but left when he called the cops. The Detective called Michelle and tells her that they found the truck after what seemed to be an accident.
In "Monster Inside", Michelle and Carlos go to check out the truck and the items they found in it. Washington asks Michelle if she recognises anything that could've belong to Iris and she finds a bracelet that was given to Iris by their father. Washington calls Michelle to the dispatch center where one of the phone they found in the truck called 9-1-1 multiple times, sounding paranoid and Michelle recognises Iris' voice in the calls. The Detective then tells Michelle that the kind of mental illness she suspects Iris to suffer from often doesn't present in women until their late 20s. Michelle then speaks to her mum about her latest discoveries and tells her that Iris shown signs of schizophrenia.
In "Austin, We Have a Problem", Michelle gets knocked out by a man looking for a drugs in the van she used to go to the homeless camp. When she wakes up, she found out that Iris brings her to her tent where she's been staying since she disappeared. Michelle hugs Iris tightly when she realises who's in front of her. Michelle takes Iris to the hospital after convincing her to come, quickly joined by their mother who hugged her. When Iris finds out that Michelle lied about her only taking her to the hospital and didn't mention the fact that she was going to stay away from her camp indefinitely, she runs out of the hospital room and stopped when their mother called out her full name and gives her a blanket before allowing her to go back to her tent at the camp. At the end of the episode, Michelle goes back to Iris with some things and Iris tells her that it's a nice night for a picnic so Michelle sits with her to eat.
Quitting her job
In "Back in the Saddle", the 126 discusses about how Michelle gave up her job as a Paramedic Captain to dedicate her life to helping mentally ill people living in the streets, like her sister.
Owen and Michelle are good friends. They confide in each other in "Yee-Haw" Owen about his fear of losing his hair because of his treatment and Michelle about the disappearance of her sister and her visit to a curandera. After Michelle tells him about Dustin's refusal to talk to her, a drunk Owen goes to see him and tells him that he should talks to her.
Carlos and Michelle are very close friends. Carlos is helping her trying to find her sister, Iris, after she disappeared three years prior the beginning of the show. They also spend time together outside of their work places as we can see them in Carlos' apartment. Carlos comes to visit Michelle at the hospital when she's in an accident, bringing clothes, some Harry Potter and peanut butter M&Ms.
Carlos is the one who found most evidences to help with the case and he accompanies Michelle in every steps; showing it first to the detective in charge and then, comforts her when they found the truck Iris was in. He's also there with her when she has to come identifies the objects they found inside the truck.
|"Pilot (9-1-1: Lone Star)"||"Yee-Haw"||"Texas Proud"||"Act of God"||"Studs"|
|"Friends Like These"||"Bum Steer"||"Monster Inside"||"Awakening"||"Austin, We Have a Problem"|