Michael Grant, Athena Grant’s ex-husband on 9-1-1, made a life-changing decision that could affect his entire family…and the viewers of the show.
Warning: This post contains spoilers for Season 3, episode 11 of 9-1-1.
Portrayed by 47-year-old actor Rockmund Dunbar, Michael Grant has been a part of the popular FOX series since it debuted on January 3, 2018 and is a staple of the Grant family even though he and Athena are divorced. 9-1-1 threw fans a curve ball in December’s fall finale when Michael revealed he had a brain tumor shortly before the series went on hiatus.
9-1-1 returned on Monday, March 16, having incorporated the three-month timeline the show had been off the air. During that time, Michael had been undergoing radiation therapy which had prevented the tumor from growing but had not shrunk the tumor. According to Michael’s doctors, the next step in his treatment would be brain surgery.
While Harry, Michael and Athena’s son, seemed to accept his father’s decision, their daughter, May, was a little more skeptical and approached her father for more information. Their conversation led Michael to do some soul-searching, and he made the controversial decision to not move forward with the surgery despite knowing he might have less than a year to live.
The character’s choice was an unpopular one with both his family and the fans of the show. What does this mean for Michael? Is he being written out of the show? Has Dunbar requested to leave? If brain surgery is Michael’s only option, and he chooses not to have the surgery, are we going to spend the next season watching him deteriorate? Or will he have a change of heart before it’s too late? And would 9-1-1 really kill off one of its strongest supporting characters?
What do you think is going to happen? Will Michael survive his diagnosis, or is 9-1-1 preparing to deal fans a devastating blow?