911: Lone Star season 4’s TK and Carlos twist has been planned since the start of the show’s run on NBC, says series star Rafael Silva.
According to one of the show’s stars, the shocking twist in Carlos and TK’s relationship in the 9-1-1: Lone Star season 4 premiere had been planned since this show’s inception. 9-1-1: Lone Star follows many different storylines, but the focus of season 4, episode 1, was that of the complicated ongoing relationship between Carlos Reyes (Rafael Silva) and Tyler Kennedy “TK” Strand (Ronen Rubinstein). Created by Brad Falchuk, Tim Minear, and Ryan Murphy, 9-1-1: Lone Star premiered on Fox in January 2020 and has since become one of the network’s most popular ongoing cable series.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, 9-1-1: Lone Star star Rafael Silva revealed that season 4’s TK and Carlos twist had been planned since the start of the show’s run on Fox. Silva told EW that series co-creator Tim Minear informed him of the secretive storyline that would pop up later in the show’s story. The actor shared that he was grateful he knew beforehand and that knowing about his character’s marriage to Iris (Lyndsy Fonseca) did a lot to inform his portrayal of the character in previous seasons, leading up to the big reveal. Check out Silva’s comments on Carlos and TK’s sudden marriage drama below.
“Tim shared that with me when I first started on the show. We didn’t have the time or the space to explore that storyline until now, but I’ve always known it and it justified a lot of who Carlos is, who he wants to be, and why he acts in a certain way. I’m actually quite grateful that I had that little secret.
911: Lone Star Season 4’s Tarlos Twist Explained
Carlos and TK, the show’s main couple, affectionately referred to as “Tarlos,” got engaged in 9-1-1: Lone Star season 3. The scene saw TK wake his partner up in the middle of the night to propose after the two had previously been separated before TK’s most recent near-death experience. When they revealed the news to their friends over dinner, everyone in attendance received the news with excitement. Just a few episodes later, a wrench has been thrown into their dynamic. In addition to the bombshell revelation in the season 4 premiere, the timeline of their wedding has also been pushed up after TK’s dream venue became available.
The big twist to kick off 9-1-1: Lone Star season 4 involves Carlos’ marriage with Iris. The two characters were previously married before Carlos came out, and their relationship was very strained due to both of their own personal demons. Carlos, now committed to his future with TK, never filed for a divorce because Iris’ health was up in the air. During her recovery, she was still on Carlos’ work health insurance, so he didn’t want to abandon her when she needed help. It speaks to Carlos’ character and his good intentions, but of course, his fear of approaching the problem at hand has also been a recurring character flaw.
What’s Next For TK & Carlos In 911: Lone Star Season 4?
TK and Carlos’ newest revelation is sure to cause some issues moving forward. Carlos’ secret is a pretty substantial one, obviously, with him keeping his marriage status a secret from his fiancée. Even though the mistake Carlos made was mostly out of compassion, the way he handled the matter with those around him, TK in particular, is troubling. The 9-1-1: Lone Star season premiere ended with Iris signing the divorce papers to make their separation official, but she also demanded to meet with TK to talk about everything. Where the couple goes from here is up in the air, as the onus is now on TK to parse through everything and make a decision about his future.