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Station 19 Showrunners Explain That Premiere Shocker and What It May Not Mean for a Seemingly Kaput Couple

Station 19 Showrunners Explain That Premiere Shocker and What It May Not Mean for a Seemingly Kaput Couple

New Station 19 showrunners Zoanne Clack and Peter Paige have six words for those of us who were perturbed by the Season 7 premiere hookup that seemed to doom one of the show’s couples: It ain’t over till it’s over. (Warning: Spoilers ahead.)

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Though Travis is happily canoodling with former campaign manager Eli, Thursday’s “This Woman’s Work” ended with the firefighter comforting ex-lover Emmett over dad Dixon’s death. Sounds innocent enough, right? But soon, one thing (kind words) led to another (a tender embrace), and before we knew what was happening, the former boyfriends were tearing off one another’s clothes. Does the tryst mean that Travis and Eli are finished just when they were getting started?

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Not necessarily. Clack suggests that the romp may have less to do with unfinished business between the old flames and more to do with Travis’ “arc in general. It’s the beginning of him finding himself. On that journey, it’s one little step for him.”

One little step away from Eli, it seems. Paige doesn’t see it that way. “There are all kinds of relationships, and there are different kinds of rules to different relationships,” he notes. “So there are certainly ways of navigating things that are not absolute or black-and-white.”

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Read the full recap of the episode here.

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