Spoiler alert! This story contains major spoilers for the February 7 episode of 9-1-1: Lone Star, “Cry Wolf,” so proceed with caution if you’re not caught up.
Nobody expected T.K. and Carlos to have an easy path to the altar after the “beautiful moment” when they got engaged in the Season 3 finale. Anybody who’s even remotely familiar with 9-1-1: Lone Star has seen how much this couple has had to endure, and that certainly didn’t change in the Season 4 premiere, when they encountered another big problem. But even the reveal that Carlos (Rafael Silva) was still married — to Iris Blake from Season 1, no less — seemed like small potatoes compared to the cliffhanger ending of “Cry Wolf,” which saw the Austin police officer getting knocked unconscious by his wife’s abductor.
The shocking moment came after an intense search for Iris (Lyndsy Fonseca), who went missing after T.K. (Ronen Rubinstein) paid her a visit to ask her to sign the divorce papers. Carlos — upset with his fiancé for putting pressure on Iris — told T.K. he wasn’t coming home, before returning to the house where they’d found a concussed Iris earlier that day. He found an underground tunnel, which explained why her abductor was never seen entering or leaving the premises, and followed it to the kitchen of another home, where he was attacked. Rafael Silva talked about the fight Carlos has ahead of him, telling EW:
Wow, that’s not ominous at all! Carlos was determined to prove that Iris was telling the truth about her experience, but given the fact that he was the only one who believed her, he made the unquestionably terrible decision to go into that tunnel without informing anyone or calling for backup. The actor spoke about his character’s state of mind in that moment, explaining:
With T.K. not expecting Carlos to come home, who knows how long it will be before he realizes his fiancé has gone missing? The couple’s anxiety over their wedding was already high, with Tarlos knowing there was a tight deadline to end Carlos’ marriage in time to secure a marriage certificate for their own wedding at their dream venue. I can’t imagine any of that even matters, now that his life is in danger. I’m guessing at this point they’ll be happy if they get to have any wedding at all.