The cliffhanger ending is something “9-1-1” has become infamous for, and this definitely seems like a big one. Eddie’s colleagues seem completely taken off-guard to hear the news that Eddie no longer wants to be part of the 118. However, just because he leaves the 118 doesn’t mean he’ll necessarily depart from “9-1-1” just yet.
Take this with a grain of salt, but the “9-1-1” Twitter fan page wrote in the aftermath of the most recent episode, “Despite the Season 5A cliffhanger being Eddie leaving the 118, Ryan Guzman is contracted for 3 more years on 9-1-1, thus confirming his future with the series.” If such a contract is, indeed, in place, then it would mean Eddie would still be around, only perhaps not in the same capacity.
It’s always possible he’ll pursue a different career path, one that doesn’t require him to put his life on the line every day. There’s also the possibility he’ll leave the 118 momentarily but return down the road. He quit the force because of his son, but if his kid saw how upset he became, perhaps he’d push for his father to rejoin. There are many possibilities in the world of “9-1-1,” and fans will have to wait a few months to see the full ramifications of Eddie’s decision.