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  • TV-14
  • 2009
  • 1 Season
  • 7.6  (2,729)

Trauma is a thrilling medical drama series that aired on NBC from 2009 to 2010. The show revolves around a group of highly skilled first responders from the San Francisco City Hospital. The team, which includes paramedics, EMTs, and their supervisor, must respond to various emergencies, including accidents, disasters, and other medical emergencies that occur throughout the Bay Area.

Led by the veteran paramedic, Nancy Carnahan (Anastasia Griffith), the team includes a rookie, Glenn Morris (Taylor Kinney), whose competitiveness and arrogance often land him in trouble. Tyler Briggs (Kevin Rankin) is the team's adrenaline junkie, who regularly takes unnecessary risks while responding to emergencies. The team also includes Marisa Benez (Aimee Garcia), a tough and resilient EMT, and Reuben 'Rabbit' Palchuk (Cliff Curtis), a former military medic who brings a unique perspective to the team's operations.

The show primarily focuses on the personal and professional lives of the team members. As first responders, they often find themselves in dangerous and high-pressure situations, which take a toll on their emotional and mental well-being. Trauma deals with the intricacies of their personal lives, including their relationships, family, and the challenges they face both on and off the job.

Derek Luke brings his signature charm to the role of Cameron Boone, a trauma surgeon who is the team's liaison to the hospital. Boone is a skilled physician who treats some of the most critical patients, often pushing the boundaries of modern medicine. Along with Boone, Nancy and the team work tirelessly to save lives, making split-second decisions, and facing the reality that they cannot save everyone.

A significant aspect of Trauma is the chemistry between the team members. Despite their differences, they have a deep bond forged from the intensity of their work. The show masterfully shows how the team members rely on each other to carry out their jobs under extremely stressful conditions.

The show's slick production values make it a thrilling watch. The emergency scenes in Trauma are expertly choreographed, and the action never feels gratuitous. The show's soundtrack is also memorable, adding to the overall experience.

One of the most intriguing elements of Trauma is how the writing delves into the psychological impact of the first responders' work on their lives. The show has a tendency to tackle heavy themes, such as PTSD, addiction, and trauma, with sensitivity and nuance. As the team members deal with the aftermath of their work, the show humanizes them, making them relatable to the audience.

The series' overall theme is that of managing trauma, whether it's the trauma of the patients or the trauma that the first responders contend with in their personal lives. The interconnectedness of the characters shows how they deal with stress and trauma differently, but in the end, they all rely on each other to get through it all.

Overall, Trauma is a gripping medical drama that stands out for its intense action sequences, compelling characters, and thought-provoking themes. It delivers on all fronts, be it thrilling medical emergencies or the emotional arcs of its characters. The show effectively demonstrates how the people who respond to our emergency calls are often as human as the patients they help. It's well worth a watch.

Trauma is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (19 episodes). The series first aired on September 1, 2009.

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Crossed Wires
18. Crossed Wires
April 26, 2010
A problem with dispatch creates chaos when medics are sent scrambling to the wrong locations. Marisa reconnects with her army buddy Casey but their visit takes a dark turn. Boone plans a surprise party for Tyler's birthday. Elsewhere, Nancy, who has a lot on her plate as she deals with a terminal cancer patient, ponders the next step with Rabbit in their relationship.
Sweet Jane
17. Sweet Jane
April 19, 2010
Glenn asks his co-workers to share experiences for his book.
Frequent Fliers
16. Frequent Fliers
April 12, 2010
Nancy and her father clash over his new role as head of the trauma center.
Scope of Practice
15. Scope of Practice
April 5, 2010
Nancy ignores protocol while treating a high-school cheerleader; Rabbit and Marisa are quarantined after being exposed to a patient with meningitis; a misunderstanding tests Boone's partnership with Tyler.
14. Targets
March 29, 2010
Glenn and Nancy are caught in the crossfire when San Francisco is taken hostage by a sniper; Boone tries to get used to Tyler's new paramedic status.
13. 13
March 22, 2010
Rabbit has a breakthrough in therapy that reveals a traumatic event from his past. Meanwhile, Nancy and Dianas difference of opinion puts a patients life at risk. Elsewhere, Tyler and Boone consider their futures, as Glenn reaches a career milestone.
12. Protocol
March 15, 2010
Glenn handles a procedure by the book and loses a patient, bringing the whole station under a "probie curse." Meanwhile, Rabbit's suspension leads him to mandatory therapy sessions to regain his wings as his relationship with Nancy intensifies. Elsewhere, Marisa deals with a new partner, while Boone and Tyler have a patient jump out of the rig.
Tunnel Vision
11. Tunnel Vision
March 8, 2010
Nancy must face one of her greatest phobias while treating a construction worker trapped underground after falling down a manhole. Meanwhile, Rabbit and Marisa are on the scene of a bank robbery to treat the injured. Elsewhere, Boone has a new position and his first decision may jeopardize the career of one of his own.
Blue Balloon
10. Blue Balloon
November 30, 2009
Thanksgiving plans are put on hold after an airplane goes down.
Thank You
9. Thank You
November 23, 2009
The trauma team's Thanksgiving plans are put on hold when an airplane is forced down.
8. M'Aidez
November 16, 2009
A boat crash causes chaos at a joyous occasion, bringing SF's finest into action.
That Fragile Hour
7. That Fragile Hour
November 9, 2009
Glenn's attempt to follow his heart puts his career and safety on the line.
Home Court
6. Home Court
November 2, 2009
A routine shift takes a dangerous turn when Nancy and Glenn find themselves on the other side of the trauma.
5. Masquerade
October 26, 2009
It's Halloween time in San Francisco and anything can happen. Tyler and Boone are on the scene when a Halloween party erupts in chaos. Meanwhile, Nancy and Glenn's shift takes an unusual turn. Elsewhere, a secret that can change a partnership is revealed .
4. Stuck
October 19, 2009
Tyler and Boone are called following an explosion at a Chinese restaurant. Meanwhile, Nancy's training is put to the test, and Rabbit reacts to a bumpy flight.
Bad Day at Work
3. Bad Day at Work
October 12, 2009
Boone's marital problems come second when an arm man starts to shoot in a rampage at an office. This problem forces Rabbit and Nancy to work together for the first time in over a year, with a injured hostages. Meanwhile, Marisa learns that she's more similar to Rabbit than she thought.
All's Fair
2. All's Fair
October 5, 2009
Lives hang in the balance when a car crashes into a local street fair. Nancy is assigned to a new partner, while Rabbit teaches Marisa a lesson.
1. Pilot
September 28, 2009
When an emergency occurs, the San Francisco City Hospital trauma team is the first on the scene no matter where the victims are. Flight medic Reuben "Rabbit" Palchuk, paramedics Cameron Boone and Nancy Carnahan, rookie pilot Marisa Benez, EMTs Tyler Briggs and Glenn Morris, and mentor Dr. Joe Saviano must fly into action when tragedy strikes close to home.
Sneak Peeks, Behind the Scenes, Trailers
0. Sneak Peeks, Behind the Scenes, Trailers
September 1, 2009
Watch sneak peeks, behind the scenes and trailers for this new fall show.
Where to Watch Trauma
Trauma is available for streaming on the NBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Trauma on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV and Google Play.
  • Premiere Date
    September 1, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (2,729)