Gina Torres joined the cast of FOX’s action series ‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ in the second season of the show as her character Tommy Vega replaces Michelle Blake as the paramedic chief at Station 126. It doesn’t take long for Tommy to find her footing in the firehouse as she gets connected to her colleagues incredibly well. She becomes the right-hand woman of Captain Owen Strand, especially when the latter confronts the need for making significant decisions. As Tommy’s significance grows in the show, the viewers are worried whether the procedural drama will astound them with Torres’ exit. Well, here’s what we can share about the same! SPOILERS AHEAD.
What Happened to Tommy Vega?
Tommy Vega’s addition to the first responders of Station 126 is an integral part of Owen Strand’s rebuilding process of the firehouse. After joining the station as the paramedic chief, she leads Tyler Kennedy “TK” Strand and Nancy Gillian to save several lives. She also becomes the best friend of Judd Ryder’s wife Grace. Tommy’s life in Austin hasn’t been outrightly pleasant. She loses her husband Charles Vega after moving to the Texan city. Still, she accepts the city as her home and continues to save the lives of its residents with her experience, efficiency, and wisdom.
The fourth season of the procedural drama follows Tommy’s union with a pastor named Trevor. Although a few members of their congregation do not approve of their relationship, Tommy dismisses them and strengthens her bond with Trevor. After falling in love again, Tommy is currently in a happy place. However, one thing that doesn’t last long in the procedural drama is the happiness the major characters experience. It will not be a surprise if Tommy ends up confronting life-altering or life-threatening predicaments in the upcoming episodes of the series. Does that mean Gina Torres is leaving the series? Let’s see.
Is Gina Torres Leaving 9-1-1: Lone Star?
As of yet, neither FOX nor Gina Torres has released a statement concerning the actress’ departure from ‘9-1-1: Lone Star,’ indicating that Torres is not slated to leave the procedural drama at least anytime soon. The ardent admirers of Tommy’s worries concerning the actress’ commitment to the show can be connected to the exit of Liv Tyler, who plays Tommy’s predecessor Michelle Blake. However, Torres hasn’t expressed any desire to leave the series in the near future, which makes it clear that Tommy will remain an integral part of the narrative moving forward.
Furthermore, many developments are yet to happen in Tommy’s storyline. “Judd and Tommy have a heart-to-heart. And it’s business as usual,” Torres teased to TV Insider. “We’re rolling into the season finale, so just hold on tight. There’s lots coming up for everybody to get emotional about and bite their nails if they do bite their nails. There are just some interesting, really wonderful things that are coming up — and sad,” the actress added. Considering the scope of Torres’ character, it is unlikely that the writers would conclude the same for the actress to leave the series.
As things stand, Torres is more or less guaranteed to feature in the remaining episodes of the fourth season. We may see Tommy becoming a mother figure to TK, especially while the latter is awaiting his wedding to Carlos. Since FOX already renewed the show for the fifth season, we can expect Tommy to return to the same. “In case you haven’t heard…YEAH BABY YEAH!!!! Game on Season 5!!” the actress shared after the renewal of the procedural drama. Considering Torres’ words, we believe that the actress will continue featuring in ‘9-1-1: Lone Star.’
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