Along with bringing back Connie Britton's Abby, and giving her and Buck (Oliver Stark) some much-needed closure, the Season 3 finale of 9-1-1 had one surprise up its sleeve. Warning: spoilers for the 9-1-1 Season 3 finale, "What's Next?" to follow.
In the closing moments of the episode, Maddie (Jennifer Love Hewitt), broke the news to Chimney (Kenneth Choi), that she was expecting and it was his baby. The pair were elated and served as a welcome moment palate-cleanser after Abby and Buck had their very emotional heart-to-heart. In an interview with The Wrap on Monday, showrunner Tim Minear addressed the reveal. He also argued that even though the couple hadn't been trying, the news wasn't exactly a surprise.
"I don't know if it entirely came out of nowhere because we definitely highlighted a very sexy night for them, they got their hotel sweet comped," Minear said. "And I think that their relationship reached a place that even Maddie acknowledged, even though she couldn't quite say the words at first — they were there, they were in a stable, loving place. There's no cuter couple on TV than Maddie and Chimney." After Monday's finale, it was clear that fans agreed.
maddie is pregnant? we all knew but I am still so damn excited. MADDIE AND CHIM ARE GOING TO BE AMAZING PARENTS #911onFOX— nikki (@haIsteadsass) May 12, 2020
Okay, but Maddie and chim being so happy about the baby?? Unexpected and fuckin awesome. I see wedding bells in s4 #911onFOX— fern (@fernnette) May 12, 2020
We went from Maddie and Chimney singing karaoke to now they are about to be parents!!!May 12, 2020
BUCK AND ALBERT FIGHTING FOR WHO IS GOING TO BE THE FAVORITE UNCLE AND SPOILING THE KID AND MADDIE AND CHIM DONE WITH THEM BUT HAPPY AT THE SAME TIME BECAUSE THEY FINALLY ARE COMPLETELY HAPPY #911onFOX pic.twitter.com/abp5EfYKfo— laly ʬ⁸⁴ (@preysofbuckley) May 12, 2020