After 100 Episodes, "9-1-1" Finally Delivered On A Huge Buck Moment, And Everyone Is Super Emotional

    "So thank you [to those fans] for sticking with the story."

    🚨 There are MASSIVE spoilers ahead for 9-1-1 Season 7, Episode 4! 🚨

    Last night, 9-1-1 celebrated its monumental 100th episode. While any show that makes it that many episodes, especially today, is huge, for 9-1-1, the episode will be remembered by fans for a long time.

    Angela Bassett in police uniform as character Athena Grant on the TV show "9-1-1"

    Written by Andrew Meyers and Bradley Marques and directed by Chad Lowe, the episode titled "Buck, Bothered and Bewildered" was teased as a massive one for fan-favorite character Evan "Buck" Buckley (Oliver Stark), and it did not disappoint.

    Eddie and Buck walking in uniform in 9-1-1

    For Buck's storyline, he spent the majority of the episode jealous of Eddie (Ryan Guzman) and Tommy's (Lou Ferrigno Jr.) new friendship. Literally, Buck arriving at a pick-up basketball game and getting extremely competitive was hilarious, and the jealousy was off the charts.

    Buck, Eddie, and Tommy playing basketball

    Eventually, Tommy comes to Buck's apartment to "clear the air" after noticing he was coming between Eddie and Buck. Tommy explained how he was also jealous of the 118 and how they are a family.

    Tommy telling Buck that he loves how the 118 helps each other and he wanted to be part of that, with Buck assuring him that he is

    Then, after Buck explains how he's wanted to get to know Tommy, and might've been a little hurt that he ended up becoming close with Eddie, Tommy leans in for a kiss.

    Buck telling Tommy that trying to get his attention has been exhausting, and then Tommy kissing him

    After the episode aired, Oliver Stark took to his Instagram to share this photo with the caption: "Finding my light! Thank you all for loving Buck as much as I do… 100 episodes in it's been an honour and a privilege. ❤️"

    And quickly, fans began to flock to the comments to tell him how important this representation is to them:

    Several social media comments praising Oliver's portrayal of a bisexual character, expressing personal connection and gratitude

    Buck kissing Tommy comes after fans for years have been shipping Buck and Eddie. With every episode of 9-1-1 that would air, fans were convinced that Buck was part of the LGBTQ+ community, but it never happened, until now.

    Tommy asking Buck if he's free on Saturday

    Speaking about Buck's big moment, Oliver told Entertainment Weekly that it all "came together" while they were filming Episodes 2 and 3 of this season. He said Tim pitched him the idea. With Oliver adding, "I do think it's been a long time coming."

    Screenshot from "9-1-1"

    Oliver said, looking back on his time playing Buck, he doesn't think he originally consciously played Buck as bisexual, but there were moments — like with the tapeworm guy in Season 1 — that now he says were "hints."

    Buck looking at a man sitting on the bathroom floor in Season 1

    Speaking to TVLine about fans who have always seen Buck as a bisexual character, Oliver said, "You were right." He added, "I honestly believe that. And I've probably believed for a long time that we should end up in this place."

    Screenshot from "9-1-1"

    He continued, saying, "I withdrew myself a lot from social media because you would see these things [about Buck], and I would agree…but I couldn't agree, right? It was such a fine line because if things didn't happen, then I'd have been quote-unquote queerbaiting."

    Closeup of Oliver Stark

    Buck's kiss with Tommy feels like a big win for LGBTQ+ media and characters, especially when it comes to characters fans have rallied behind as LGBTQ+, even if they aren't canon. According to GLAAD, the 2022–2023 TV season saw "a decrease of 22 [LGBTQ+] characters [on TV] and 1.3 percent" from the previous year.

    Screenshot from "9-1-1"

    So, as you can imagine, X, formerly Twitter, erupted with both longtime fans of 9-1-1 and even people who don't watch the show, celebrating Buck's kiss with Tommy and him becoming an official, canon, bisexual character. So, here are some of the best tweets:

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    1.

    welcome home evan buckley pic.twitter.com/N9GH8QZTPN

    — michell ! ☆ (@RAREBUCKLEY) April 5, 2024
    @RAREBUCKLEY / Fox / ABC / Via Twitter: @RAREBUCKLEY

    2.

    THE GAY FIREFIGHTER SHOW EVERYONE pic.twitter.com/NRM7G61IPr

    — sez ☆ (@sezsskywalkers) April 5, 2024
    @sezsskywalkers / Fox / ABC / Via Twitter: @sezsskywalkers

    3.

    DO YOU UNDERSTAND HOW IMPORTANT IT IS WHAT WE JUST WATCHED? the representation of having a character like him who is usually so masculine and popular with girls and the sweetheart of the show be bisexual??? and for it to be shown so beautifully I'm so emotional

    — buck ↯ (@hawkeyeofthe118) April 5, 2024
    @hawkeyeofthe118 / Via Twitter: @hawkeyeofthe118

    4.

    4 seasons later and he finally went for the title #911onABC pic.twitter.com/SnGRh3mHzO

    — evan buckley gifs (@evanbuckleygifs) April 5, 2024
    @evanbuckleygifs / Fox / ABC / Via Twitter: @evanbuckleygifs

    5.

    CONGRATULATIONS TO 9-1-1 FOR MAKING QUEER TELEVISION HISTORY

    CONGRATULATIONS TO ABC FOR UNDERSTANDING HOW TO FUCKING MAKE MONEY WHICH IS SOMEHOW RARE FOR NETWORKS

    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GAY FIREFIGHTERS FANDOM

    CONGRATULATIONS BISEXUALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    — Char 🌈✨ (@CharCubed) April 5, 2024
    @CharCubed / Via Twitter: @CharCubed

    6.

    I've never been wrong a day in my life#911onABC pic.twitter.com/HQttIq9tVu

    — lu (@buckactuaIly) April 5, 2024
    @buckactuaIly / Via Twitter: @buckactuaIly

    7.

    abc did in the 4th episode of their first season with the show what fox couldn’t do in 6 years. bi buck is canon, this is everything 🥹🫶🏼 #911onABC pic.twitter.com/nKzUCX9W5I

    — adri (@disastergaydiaz) April 5, 2024
    @disastergaydiaz / ABC / Via Twitter: @disastergaydiaz

    8.

    buck navigating his bisexuality later in life with a fully drawn out genuine plot is everything i ever wanted in bisexual representation pic.twitter.com/611ZwQXhNr

    — bobby (@bobbyathena) April 5, 2024
    @bobbyathena / ABC / Via Twitter: @bobbyathena

    9.

    I CANNOT BELIEVE MY EYES pic.twitter.com/YiXhbFmFmv

    — dylan 🇵🇸 9-1-1 spoilers! (@118BUCKS) April 5, 2024
    @118BUCKS / Via Twitter: @118BUCKS

    10.

    i can’t believe he’s canonically bisexual 😭😭😭😭😭💘💘💘💘💘 #911onABC pic.twitter.com/m6hBWjxs6g

    — cora (@josiestaIisman) April 5, 2024
    @josiestaIisman / Fox / ABC / Via Twitter: @josiestaIisman

    11.

    I NEVER ONCE DOUBTED YOU GAY BOY pic.twitter.com/dkIo8hX7is

    — bi buck is real (@twsoIdier) April 5, 2024
    @twsoIdier / Fox / Via Twitter: @twsoIdier

    12.

    we said fuck tommy and buck said "bet" IM CRYING

    — hunter (@hvnterbvck) April 5, 2024
    @hvnterbvck / Via Twitter: @hvnterbvck

    13.

    HAPPY APRIL 4TH 2024 pic.twitter.com/XQm0VoXivy

    — h (@mothdean) April 5, 2024
    @mothdean / NBC / Via Twitter: @mothdean

    14.

    IS THIS HOW SUPERNATURAL STANS FELT WHEN CAS SAID I LOVE YOU???

    — ‏ؘ (@tmdrcke) April 5, 2024
    @tmdrcke / Via Twitter: @tmdrcke

    15.

    the cw executives seeing bi buck trend tonight realizing that they could have saved the whole company from bankruptcy if that let that gay angel kiss a hunter

    — Max | Tortured Cas Stans Department (@dadstielkline) April 5, 2024
    @dadstielkline / Via Twitter: @dadstielkline

    16.

    HOW CAN YOU GUYS EVEN THINK ABOUT BUDDIE RIGHT NOW??? MY BRAIN IS JUST FIXATED ON BUCKS FACE AFTER HE KISSES A MAN FOR THE FIRST TIME

    — dylan 🇵🇸 9-1-1 spoilers! (@118BUCKS) April 5, 2024
    @118BUCKS / Via Twitter: @118BUCKS

    17.

    bobby collecting two more lgbtqia+ firefighters by the end of the season is so real of him pic.twitter.com/CO5H8UKnHi

    — emma (@boycrushbuckley) April 4, 2024
    @boycrushbuckley / Spotify / Via Twitter: @boycrushbuckley