After a series of casual relationships, Buck nurtures an adorable relationship with Taylor in FOX’s action series ‘9-1-1.’ The relationship changes Buck as a person, making him more responsible and adequately controlled. The compatibility Buck and Taylor share enhances their connection and strengthens their bond.
However, the spring premiere of the fifth season depicts a stunning development in Buck’s romantic life as he gets attracted to Lucy. Since Lucy earns a permanent posting in Station 118, it intensifies tensions between her and Buck. So, one must be wondering whether Lucy’s introduction indicates Taylor’s departure from Buck’s life, paving the way for actress Megan West’s potential exit. Let’s find out! SPOILERS AHEAD.
What Happened to Taylor Kelly?
In the eleventh episode of season 5, Buck and Lucy work together to rescue a family from a bomb attached to a moving truck. Lucy’s courage stuns Buck as she unflinchingly completes the rescue mission with him. After the day’s work, Buck and Lucy share drinks and kisses. When Hen comes to know about what happened between Buck and Lucy, she encourages him to reveal it to Taylor rather than hiding it. Buck tries his best to tell Taylor about the incident, but he withdraws as panic strikes him. This leads him to inadvertently ask Taylor to move in with him.
Buck keeps the incident with Lucy a secret to save his relationship with Taylor. When Hen teases him by talking about Lucy, Buck says that he may not ever see her again, only to welcome her as his new colleague. Lucy’s constant presence is expected to create some trouble between Buck and Taylor.
Naturally, admirers of the news reporter must be worried that Lucy might replace Taylor. Buck’s inability to keep a secret may influence him to tell Taylor the truth, potentially leading to the demise of their relationship. If that’s the case, the narrative offers a gateway for West to exit the series. So, is the actress leaving the show?
Is Megan West Leaving 9-1-1?
Since neither Megan West nor FOX has indicated the former’s supposed departure, we can expect her to continue featuring in the procedural show. However, at this point, it is difficult to say how involved her onscreen character will be in the future storylines. When Buck realizes that Lucy will be his colleague permanently, he feels uneasy since it might give them the opportunity to grow closer. Even though his relationship with Taylor seems to be progressing, he may find Lucy irresistible. If Taylor decides to move in with him, Buck will be forced to reveal the truth.
So, if Buck and Taylor end their relationship, Buck’s storyline will most probably focus on the romantic tension between him and Lucy. On the other hand, Lucy’s introduction can also be a plot device to show Buck’s commitment towards Taylor and their relationship. Although he initially fails to draw the line with Lucy, the kissing incident may teach him to be a better man for his girlfriend, hence enriching their relationship. Buck may fight a battle with himself to stay faithful to Taylor even though he may have to work side-by-side with Lucy. Looking at all these possibilities, Megan West may not be in a hurry to bid adieu to ‘9-1-1.’
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