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Trauma: Season 1 (2009-2010)




Average Rating: 4.6/10
Reviews Counted: 10
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 8

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Average Rating: 4.6/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 6

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Season Info

The first season of "Trauma" follows the first-responder paramedics from San Francisco General as they are first on the emergency scene, traveling by land, sea or air to reach their victims in time. The heroic life savers battle extreme conditions to rescue the injured, while dealing with drama and tragedy in their personal lives, including the death of several co-workers a year ago.

Network: NBC




Air date: Sep 28, 2009


A medical drama centering on first-responder paramedics at a San Francisco hospital and the extreme dangers they face to save lives. In the series opener, a tragedy impacts the team directly---and permanently. Cliff Curtis, Derek Luke and Anastasia Griffith star.

Air date: Oct 5, 2009

All's Fair

Lives hang in the balance when a car crashes into a street fair. Nancy is assigned to a new partner.

Air date: Oct 12, 2009

Bad Day at Work

A man goes on a shooting spree inside an office building, and the ensuing hostage situation impacts Boone directly. The crisis forces Rabbit and Nancy to work together for the first time in more than a year. Meanwhile, Marisa notices she has more in common with Rabbit than she thought.

Air date: Oct 19, 2009


Tyler and Boone respond to an accident in a Chinese restaurant and there they find that the explosion is more serious than they thought. Meanwhile, Nancy's medical expertise is put on test. Meanwhile, Rabbit has a weird reaction to a flight.

Air date: Oct 26, 2009


Tyler and Boone are on the scene when chaos erupts at a Halloween party. Meanwhile, Nancy and Glennā??s shift takes an unusual turn. Elsewhere, a secret is revealed that can change a partnership.

Air date: Nov 2, 2009

Home Court

Nancy and Glenn learn what it's like to be on the receiving end of paramedic services. Meanwhile, Rabbit is surprised on the job, and Boone's commitment to his work is questioned.

Air date: Nov 9, 2009

That Fragile Hour

Glenn risks everything to follow his heart's desire; Rabbit helps a patient cope with a tragic loss; and an old friend surprises Marisa.

Air date: Nov 16, 2009


The team responds to a chaotic accident involving a wedding at sea and a speedboat collision. Elsewhere, Nancy takes a break from her hectic schedule to bond with her family.

Air date: Nov 23, 2009

Thank You

A plane full of holiday travelers must make an emergency landing, but things go horribly awry. Meanwhile, Nancy has reservations about seeing her family for Thanksgiving; and Boone and Tyler deal with an unusual yet typical Thanksgiving emergency

Air date: Nov 30, 2009

Blue Balloon

Glenn questions Nancy's handling of a heroin user after a deadly batch of the drug makes it to the streets. Meanwhile, Marisa deals with an unusual theft, and Boone makes a move toward changing his future

Air date: Mar 8, 2010

Tunnel Vision

Nancy is forced to confront one of her greatest fears; Marisa and Rabbit are called to the scene of a bank robbery; Boone must make a tough decision.

Air date: Mar 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,

Air date: Mar 22, 2010


A traumatic event from Rabbit's past is revealed in therapy; a patient is put at risk when Diana and Nancy have different opinions; Glenn reaches a milestone.

Air date: Mar 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.

Air date: Apr 5, 2010

Scope of Practice

Nancy comes under fire for ignoring protocol when treating a high school cheerleader and her actions put Dr. Joe in the hot seat and their relationship on the line. Meanwhile, Rabbit and Marisa are quarantined after being exposed to a patient with meningi

Air date: Apr 12, 2010

Frequent Fliers

Nancy and her father clash over his new position as head of the trauma center; Marisa has a dream that affects her working relationship with Rabbit; Tyler and Boone respond to a call at a mosque.

Air date: Apr 19, 2010

Sweet Jane

In the process of gathering stories for his book, Glenn finds himself discussing unusual calls with his work mates and ends up hearing much more than he imagined. Elsewhere, Tyler's dad comes to town for a visit.

Air date: Apr 26, 2010

Crossed Wires

A problem with dispatch sends medics to the wrong locations; Marisa reconnects with an army buddy; Nancy ponders the future of her relationship with Rabbit.

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All Critics (10) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (8)

To paraphrase: This show might blow!

September 28, 2009 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly

The problem with "Trauma" is that it clearly wants to be a 21st century adrenaline machine, and the pilot isn't all that exciting.

September 28, 2009 Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger
Newark Star-Ledger

"Trauma" is by far NBC's best new drama.

September 28, 2009 Full Review Source: Newsday

It's entirely possible that these people and their problems will become more interesting as the series goes along, but you can't tell from the pilot.

September 28, 2009 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times

Without stronger characters, thatadrenaline boost won't be enough to keep the show off life support.

September 28, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety

An expertly produced and acted series that stands as the most promising of the three new medical series this season and arguably the show with the most long-term potential, period.

September 28, 2009 Full Review Source:

Here's hoping you like loud noises and big explosions, because those are about the only things this medical drama has in its puny, if flashy, little head.

September 28, 2009 Full Review Source: USA Today
USA Today

The pilot went from "mildly diverting" to "boring as sin" in a hurry.

September 28, 2009 Full Review Source: HitFix

"Trauma," is just a not-very-good medical series.

September 28, 2009 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle

Inane characters. Muddled story lines. Cheesy dialogue.

September 28, 2009 Full Review Source: Us Weekly
Us Weekly

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