Peter Krause Says Bobby & Athena Are ‘Extra Dedicated’ After Confessions


[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for 9-1-1 Season 7 Episode 3 “Capsized.”]

9-1-1 brings its three-part cruise ship catastrophe to an finish with an episode filled with thrilling saves—by and of Bobby (Peter Krause)—and an off-the-books requisition of a helicopter, and what higher solution to cap it off than with the honeymooning couple dwelling and having fun with being collectively?

Athena (Angela Bassett) and Bobby have saved themselves and the others with them as a lot as they’ll by the point the 118—Hen (Aisha Hinds) finds Chimney (Kenneth Choi), Buck (Oliver Stark), and Eddie (Ryan Guzman) ready, together with former 118-er Tommy (Lou Ferrigno Jr.) because the helicopter pilot—arrives on scene. (Even Athena and Bobby can’t assist everybody climb out via the enormous gap within the ship.)

Beneath, Krause takes us inside a few of the largest moments of the cruise ship emergency, talks Bobby and Athena’s relationship, and teases what’s forward.

I’m not shocked that Bobby and Athena can’t simply go on an everyday honeymoon. The second episode has that incredible scene with Bobby and Athena trapped and considering they’re going to drown and their confessions. Discuss filming that with Angela.

Peter Krause: That was a quite intense scene. We needed to keep within the water a extremely very long time, however the circumstances, feeling that you simply’re going to drown to dying collectively, are definitely very dire [and] grave. In fact then all of Bobby’s guilt rises to the floor—his guilt over his previous—and right here he seems like he’s made one other choice that’s going to hurt another person. And I feel that for Bobby, there’s nothing extra painful than considering or figuring out that some motion or one thing he did do or one thing he didn’t do led to someone else being harmed. He loves Athena a lot and is afraid that he’s going to lose her right here on this ship and this cruise that he needed to go on.

It was fantastic working with Angela as at all times, and with this season reaching 106 episodes, she will probably be my longest standing scene companion in my profession. It’s been an absolute pleasure, and positively she was very useful in these episodes once we have been filming the dance sequence—she helped me be taught the fox trot quite rapidly. I really like working along with her.

Peter Krause — '9-1-1' Season 7 Episode 3

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Then within the third episode, Bobby MacGyvers his solution to Norman (Daniel Roebuck) and will get him down. Discuss filming that. Then it ends with that quip about wishing he might’ve watched Buck do it as an alternative.

Yeah, that was a bodily arduous stunt to carry out, climbing round in these nylon straps and being in the wrong way up world, however it was a whole lot of enjoyable. A part of the language and the enjoyable of this present is attending to do stunts and being in excessive circumstances. That was one of many extra excessive circumstances that they’ve put me in. It’s a really formidable present, so we get issues finished and we transfer on to the subsequent. Whereas I did want I had just a little bit extra rehearsal time and all the pieces—I haven’t seen your entire episode, however I noticed a few of that once I was performing some audio recording afterwards—it’s a very good, dynamic scene. And now that I’m in my mid-middle age, I’ll say that it will’ve been simpler for me to try this years in the past. [Laughs] And that’s, I feel, the place the joke about wishing I might watch Buck do it as an alternative got here in. Nevertheless it was enjoyable.

Bobby and Athena stated issues that they each wanted to say and the opposite needed to tackle for some time in that second episode. How lengthy do you assume they wanted to have that dialog, and what do you assume it will’ve taken for them to get to that time with out these circumstances?

Oh gosh, I don’t know. When dying feels imminent, you actually lay your soul naked. And so I assumed that was a extremely, actually highly effective scene the place they discover out that they actually do love one another deeply. And with all of their fears and issues like that uncovered, I feel it’s simply going to make them a greater, extra dedicated and wholesome couple. I form of assume we see that on the finish of the episode after they’re dwelling with the Hollywood T-shirts and the bag of quick meals after which they begin laughing and run into the bed room to be collectively. I feel that’s the essence of their relationship, actually, and it’s very nice to see Bobby in a extra playful place.

Do you assume they’re in the most effective place they’ve ever been due to that?

I might say that they’re in essentially the most stable place that they’ve been in, for positive. I feel that Bobby and Athena, after this cruise, are tremendous stable. I wouldn’t be shocked in the event that they attempt to go on one other honeymoon. Who is aware of what may occur then?

Angela Bassett and Peter Krause — '9-1-1' Season 7 Episode 3

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They’ve had fairly the journey! I bear in mind their early days and that date on the finish of Season 1. When do you know or get the sense that these two would final?

I knew that we’d final as soon as we bought married. It simply didn’t make sense for them to not be collectively. As soon as Tim [Minear] put Bobby and Athena collectively, it appeared like that was going to be it for the run of the present and that they’d face issues collectively. And that’s one thing I really like concerning the present, is that something can occur on this present, and transferring ahead, it provides Tim and the writing workers large freedom to consider, what can we do with these characters subsequent? We don’t reside inside a constrained storytelling world on this present in any respect. Firefighters typically joke that, oh, you need to cowl all of Los Angeles County due to all of the locations that we go and issues that we do. However that’s the language of the present. It actually is a comic book e book about first responders come to life. And I’ll say this about it being a procedural, to borrow a phrase from my Six Ft Underneath dwelling of HBO, it’s not a procedural, it’s 9-1-1.

I agree. Subsequent week is Episode 100. Congratulations! What are you able to preview concerning the episode and the Bachelor crossover?

Reaching 100 episodes nowadays is a rarity. It’s a milestone. I don’t know that a lot about The Bachelor, to be trustworthy, however we filmed that on the market. It’s very fascinating to see scripted and non-scripted exhibits collide on 9-1-1. Once more, something can occur on 9-1-1. So this is likely to be the start of different adventures comparable.

One thing I did like, although the 118 did present up and Bobby is aware of he can depend on his crew, is that at no level within the third episode do he or Athena say they may. How a lot prouder than typical is Bobby of his crew after that? There’s that actually good second between Bobby and Hen after the rescue.

A part of the language of the present over the seasons has been that they arrive to the rescue when Bobby’s in hassle. They rescue the captain. And so it wasn’t shocking to me that that is the best way that it unfolded in these episodes. However by way of Bobby being happy with them, he’s as happy with them as he’s ever been.

Norman and Lola (Romy Rosemont) returned on the cruise. Tommy was again on this episode. Jeff (Mike Grey) from the earthquake returned within the Season 6 finale, which was an awesome callback. Is there anybody else you’d prefer to see Bobby cross paths with once more?

Within the very starting, there was a man who was on a balcony whose relationship didn’t work out, and he was going to leap. And I at all times thought that it will be enjoyable to see that man return over and again and again, that he was a jumper who was by no means going to leap, however we nonetheless needed to go and take the calls and get him inside and speak him down. He did a extremely good job. It’d be enjoyable to have him again.

There have been so many fantastic visitor solid members over time, and I feel that one of many distinctive issues about The Poseidon Journey episodes is that this group of survivors set to work with one another for simply over two months. It actually was like a film solid attending to know one another. I drastically loved that. And by the tip of our time collectively, all people was actually unhappy to say goodbye.

What are you having fun with most about who Bobby is now, heading into Episode 100, versus who he was again once we met him in Episode 1?

I feel that his tragic previous has much less of a grip on him now, and he’s capable of be a extra constantly cheerful individual. And I like how that interprets into extra playfulness with Athena.

I really like that relationship. It’s so good.

Yeah, the extra enjoyable they’ve collectively, the higher. After they’re having enjoyable, the viewers is having enjoyable, even when it means teaming up and saving the day. … I simply truthfully need them to go on one honeymoon catastrophe after one other.

What’s developing?

There are undoubtedly some hijinks across the Chimney and Maddie [Jennifer Love Hewitt] marriage ceremony. I can say that there will probably be some karaoke.

Are you singing?

I’m not.

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