List of Trauma episodes

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The following is a list of episodes of the television series Trauma, which premiered on NBC on September 28, 2009. The series is about a group of paramedics in San Francisco, California.

The first season, with a total of 18 episodes, completed broadcast on April 26, 2010. On May 14, 2010 James Hibberd of The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the series was cancelled by NBC.[1]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 18 September 28, 2009 (2009-09-28) April 26, 2010 (2010-04-26)

Episode list[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by U.S. viewers
Original air date
1 "Pilot" Jeffrey Reiner Dario Scardapane 6.70[2] September 28, 2009 (2009-09-28)
The paramedics at the San Francisco Fire Department respond to an electrocution on a rooftop. The rescue helicopter crashes killing the victim, EMT Terry Banner (Ryan Kennedy), the pilot, Asher "Rotor" Reynolds, and almost Rabbit. One year later, the badly emotionally scarred paramedics return to work and deal with a massive car pileup on the highway and face their own personal life dilemmas.
2 "All's Fair" Jeffrey Reiner Dario Scardapane 5.37[3] October 5, 2009 (2009-10-05)
An out of control car runs into a street fair in Justin Herman Plaza. Glenn Morrison joins the team replacing Sam Bailey, who appeared as Nancy's present day partner on the pilot.
3 "Bad Day at Work" Jeffrey Reiner Peter Noah 5.52[4] October 12, 2009 (2009-10-12)
The Trauma team is put into a hostage situation when an irate former employee goes on a shooting rampage in an office building, the same building where Boone's wife Sela is held hostage. The event forces Nancy and Rabbit to work together for the first time since the helicopter accident.
4 "Stuck" Christopher Misiano Bruce Rasmussen 5.46[5] October 19, 2009 (2009-10-19)
While Tyler and Boone respond to an explosion at a Chinese Restaurant, they make a startling discovery while evacuating the building. Rabbit is forced to face his feelings concerning the accident after he panics during a bumpy flight. Nancy has to put her expert medical skills to the test while repairing the artery of an impalement victim.
5 "Masquerade" Jean de Segonzac David Schulner 5.78[6] October 26, 2009 (2009-10-26)
It's Halloween in San Francisco and Boone finds out a secret from Tyler that could affect their partnership.
6 "Home Court" Norberto Barba David Schulner 5.82[7] November 2, 2009 (2009-11-02)
Nancy and Glenn respond to an incident at a softball game when their rig is broadsided by a bus. Dr. Saviano writes a recommendation letter for Nancy.
7 "That Fragile Hour" Alex Zakrzewski Bruce Rasmussen 5.35[8] November 9, 2009 (2009-11-09)
Glenn learns the hard way the consequences of not following the rules and Marisa's Army past catches up with her in a surprising way.
8 "M'Aidez" John Behring Janet Tamaro 5.16[9] November 16, 2009 (2009-11-16)
The trauma team must save the passengers of a sinking ship.
9 "Coming Home" Eric Laneuville Peter Noah 5.39[10] November 23, 2009 (2009-11-23)
Thanksgiving travel is halted when an airliner is forced to make an emergency landing.
10 "Blue Balloon" Steve Shill Randy Huggins 5.89[11] November 30, 2009 (2009-11-30)
Boone assumes duties of acting captain for the day. A teacher and druggies are treated after taking bad heroin in blue balloons. A Vietnam vet steals Rabbit and Marissa's helicopter. Rabbit, Marissa, and Tyler pursue the stolen helicopter in Tyler's rig.
11 "Tunnel Vision" Darnell Martin Janet Tamaro 4.78[12] March 8, 2010 (2010-03-08)
Nancy must face her claustrophobia while treating a construction worker who has fallen. Rabbit treats an injured bank robber and Boone is placed in a new position.
12 "Protocol" Jeffrey Reiner Y. Shireen Razack 5.25[13] March 15, 2010 (2010-03-15)
Going by the book costs Glenn a patient as he struggles to rebound from it.
13 "13" Jeffrey Reiner Dario Scardapane 4.34[14] March 22, 2010 (2010-03-22)
Rabbit is reinstated after revealing his past during therapy. An old-school captain temporarily oversees the paramedic team. Nancy and Diana clash over Nancy playing doctor in the field. Tyler and Boone discuss their futures as Tyler passes the paramedic exam and Boone is offered the job of captain.
14 "Targets" John Badham David Schulner 4.80[15] March 29, 2010 (2010-03-29)
A sniper targeting firemen, police officers and paramedics causes havoc in San Francisco as the team responds to emergencies.
15 "Scope of Practice" Michael Waxman Randy Huggins 5.03[16] April 5, 2010 (2010-04-05)
Nancy gets caught in a lawsuit after doing a procedure that was out of protocol leaving a cheerleader paralyzed from the neck down. Rabbit and Marisa are quarantined after treating a patient infected with meningitis. Boone stays at Tyler's house for a few days and a joke played on Boone creates tension between them.
16 "Frequent Fliers" Michael Waxman David Schulner 4.55[17] April 12, 2010 (2010-04-12)
A "frequent flier" who repeatedly sends false calls to the team suddenly passes away.
17 "Sweet Jane" Colin Bucksey Dario Scardapane 4.68[18] April 19, 2010 (2010-04-19)
Nancy starts to feel a strong connection with an abandoned baby. Rabbits attempts to make his relationship with Nancy "normal" by cooking a special dinner. The team share their stories about their weirdest calls to Glenn, who makes a book out of those stories. Tyler finally comes out to his dad when he comes to San Francisco. And Marisa reveals she was married.
18 "Crossed Wires" Michael Nankin Y. Shireen Razack & Shannon Rutherford 5.00[19] April 26, 2010 (2010-04-26)
Dispatchers send out misleading calls, leaving the paramedics confused and frustrated, especially Tyler. Boone sets up a party for Tyler's birthday. Nancy started to question the future of their relationship when Rabbit talks to her about finding a place together. Marisa's friend Casey, who was discharged from Afghanistan, comes to San Francisco.


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