9-1-1′s Ryan Guzman Reflects on Eddie’s ‘Surreal’ Affair Ahead of Season 7 Finale — What’s Next?

Eddie Diaz has some explaining to do.

Last week’s episode of 9-1-1 ended with Marisol and Christopher coming home to find Eddie in the arms of another woman, one who looked suspiciously like his late wife Shannon — hence that heartbreaking “Mom?” Christopher let out upon his return. From the moment Eddie began his emotional affair with Kim, he knew he was playing with fire, but he never expected his son to get burned in the process.

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“He was never thinking about Christopher,” Ryan Guzman tells TVLine. “He was never thinking about anything other than exploring this dreamlike scenario, and kind of rewording what a lie is because he wanted to believe the lie was the truth. It was never about anything other than Eddie’s own indulgence.”

The whole experience was a wake-up call for Eddie, with Guzman calling the scene “crazy” and adding that it was “surreal” to play the whole scenario out with everyone involved.

“He’s just thinking, ‘Oh my God, I’ve screwed up my kid again, and I just can’t get out of my own way,'” Guzman says. “It’s like each time he tries to do something for himself, he takes something from Christopher. It was an out-of-body experience, and I tried to exemplify that in the best, most grounded way possible. It became the ultimate challenge for both [Devin Kelley] and I. Luckily she’s such an incredible actress, so I got to play off of her and she gave me a lot.”

Guzman also isn’t the least bit surprised that Kim, an actress in LA, would be so willing to portray Eddie’s dead wife and come back for a therapy session. He’s just surprised she didn’t fully pivot to life coaching.

It also remains to be seen whether Marisol can forgive Eddie’s indiscretions. “She was almost a nun, so she could be very forgiving,” Guzman says. “No, I don’t know how you come back from seeing your man cuddling up with another woman with tears in their eyes.”

And that’s not even taking Bobby into consideration. In addition to everything else they’re facing this week, the 118 will also rally around Peter Krause’s character, who remains hospitalized after narrowly escaping his burning home. Prayers are welcome.

So, how will these crises play out? All will be revealed in 9-1-1‘s Season 7 finale, Thursday at 8/7c on ABC. Are you hoping that he works things out with Marisol? Stays with Kim? Whatever’s on your mind, drop it in a comment below.

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