Who is Lucy Donato in 9-1-1? Who Plays Her?

The spring premiere of FOX’s action series ‘9-1-1’ season 5 depicts several pivotal developments concerning Station 118. From Eddie’s transfer to Jonah’s appointment, Bobby deals with multiple significant concerns without losing his patience. When Eddie becomes an LAFD liaison for 9-1-1 dispatchers, Bobby comes across the need to find a suitable replacement. He stalls the replacement procedure by hiring temporary firefighters in his crew. However, he eventually realizes that a permanent firefighter is a necessity, leading him to Lucy Donato. If you are impressed by Lucy’s charm, here’s everything you need to know about the character! SPOILERS AHEAD.

Who is Lucy Donato?

When Eddie transfers from Station 118, Lucy Donato temporarily joins the crew while working at Station 147. During a high-risk rescue mission, Lucy joins hands with Buck to save a family of four from a moving truck with an active bomb. Lucy’s courage and unflinching approach impress her colleagues, especially Buck. Lucy comes from a family of cops, which explains her love for action and thrill. She even tells Buck how much she loves her job for this reason. Buck, who also loves the thrill of being a firefighter, finds common ground between his and Lucy’s interests.

Buck and Lucy’s first day together doesn’t end with just a conversation. She kisses him, only for him to eventually reciprocate despite Buck being in a relationship with Taylor. Lucy’s charms are irresistible to him, and he feels compelled to tell his girlfriend about what happened. When panic strikes, Buck chooses not to tell Taylor the truth, believing that he may not even see Lucy again. But he is stunned when Lucy gets appointed at Station 118 as the new firefighter, making her Buck’s new colleague. Lucy’s potential and bravery on the field bagged her a spot on Bobby’s team.

Given Lucy’s determination and fearlessness, the new firefighter is an impeccable addition to the crew of 118. Her qualities may improve the spirit of the squad on the field, especially while attending daring calls. Lucy’s appointment also gives Bobby a chance to not overwork Buck. On the other hand, Lucy’s new job may pave the way for tensions between her and Buck. Her constant presence may harm Buck’s relationship with Taylor. As Hen seriously suspects, the future might have more in store for Lucy and Buck.

Who Plays Lucy Donato?

Arielle Kebbel – known for her performance as Lindsay in ‘Gilmore Girls’ – plays Lucy Donato. Born on February 19, 1985, in Winter Park, Florida, Kebbel’s early credits include ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ and ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.’ After her memorable appearance in ‘Gilmore Girls,’ Kebbel went on to appear in several TV series, including ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ where she essays the role of Lexi Branson.

From 2011 and 2013, Kebbel was part of ‘90210.’ In ‘Ballers,’ the actress appears as Tracy Legette. Her other prominent credits are ‘Midnight, Texas,’ ‘Grand Hotel,’ and ‘Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector.’ Apart from the long list of TV shows that she has been a part of, Kebbel also appears in famed films like ‘John Tucker Must Die,’ ‘The Grudge 2,’ ‘The Uninvited,’ and ‘Fifty Shades Freed.’

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