Lone Star ‘s Ronen Rubinstein and Rafael Silva break down that Tarlos and Iris divorce drama

Nothing is ever simple on 9-1-1: Lone Star.

In the season 4 premiere, we discovered Carlos (Rafael Silva) has been secretly married to his highschool greatest buddy Iris (Lyndsy Fonseca) — and in Tuesday’s episode, Carlos and TK (Ronen Rubinstein) needed to persuade Iris to signal the divorce papers so the 2 first responders can get married. However the signature got here with some biting commentary from Iris, leaving TK questioning if a Tarlos wedding was the very best thought.

“This can be a very troublesome scenario for TK to form of soak up and perceive and study from,” Rubinstein tells EW. The actor enjoyed playing the comedic moments within the dinner scene from Tuesday’s episode, “New Scorching Mess,” however most vividly recollects TK’s go to to the shelter the place Iris works.

“I bear in mind speaking to [co-creator Brad Falchuk], our director, he is like, ‘Your motivation is that you just’re not leaving except you get these papers signed.’ After which we began taking pictures and Lyndsy would not take a look at me. She’d run up the steps, I am trailing behind her. Lastly, he breaks by means of along with her, and I simply gave her this large bear hug. It simply occurred within the second. However then Iris mainly calls TK a ‘fixer-upper’ and that simply stabs him within the coronary heart.”

That interplay sends TK spiraling.

“We’re simply within the second episode of the season — they only obtained engaged, mainly — and he is already questioning if this could go ahead, which is large,” says Rubinstein. “However on the finish of the day, Carlos handles it in his lovely Carlos approach, which is saying ‘we are going to get by means of this. I am right here for you. I am right here to help you. We will make this work it doesn’t matter what as a result of we have gone by means of all the things else already.'”

“It is attention-grabbing, as a result of Carlos is the one who tousled right here, however on this episode — at completely different instances — they each are combating for his or her relationship,” provides Silva. “When Carlos tries to be there for TK, I feel it is also Carlos’s approach of studying to let go to be able to be extra current — so we study extra concerning the two of them collectively.”

9-1-1 Lonestar

9-1-1 Lonestar

FOX Rafael Silva and Ronen Rubinstein on ‘9-1-1: Lone Star’.

As for what’s subsequent for Tarlos, Silva teases that we’ll see extra of Carlos’ mother, Andrea (Roxana Brusso): “She is beginning to symbolize a spot the place we are able to see Carlos discovering consolation. We’ll see them honing their relationship.”

And Rubinstein guarantees that co-creator Tim Minear “doesn’t maintain again with us. He continually retains us in your toes. It appears like a real layered, super-emotional drama, and that is my favourite stuff to play.”

9-1-1: Lone Star airs Tuesadys at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.

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