The BEST Episodes of Trauma

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 1, 2021

Network: NBC

When emergencies occur, the trauma team from San Francisco General is first on the scene, traveling by land, by sea or by air to reach their victims in time. From the heights of the city's Transamerica Pyramid to the depths of the San Francisco Bay, these heroes must face the most extreme conditions to save lives -- and give meaning to their own existence in the process.

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Blue Balloon

#1 - Blue Balloon

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 30, 2009

As a bad batch of heroin hits the streets of San Francisco, Glenn questions Nancy's judgment during an encounter with a "frequent flyer." Meanwhile, a bizarre theft sends Marisa on wild goose chase. Elsewhere, Boone contemplates his future and takes a new step, while a romance begins to take off.

star 8.02
225 votes
Directors: Steve Shill
Writers: Randy Huggins
Tunnel Vision

#2 - Tunnel Vision

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 8, 2010

Nancy's claustrophobia puts her patient at risk while Rabbit assists an injured bank robber.

star 7.96
314 votes
Directors: Darnell Martin
Writers: Janet Tamaro
Thank You

#3 - Thank You

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 23, 2009

Thanksgiving travel is halted when an airliner is forced to make an emergency landing, causing the entire team to be deployed to deal with the situation.

star 7.94
318 votes
Directors: Eric Laneuville
Writers: Peter Noah

#4 - Masquerade

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 26, 2009

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

star 7.86
319 votes
Writers: David Schulner
That Fragile Hour

#5 - That Fragile Hour

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 9, 2009

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

star 7.82
289 votes
Directors: Alex Zakrzewski
Writers: Bruce Rasmussen
Home Court

#6 - Home Court

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 2, 2009

The tables are turned as Nancy and Glenn find themselves on opposing sides of a trauma. Elsewhere, the on-scene priorities of Boone are questioned, and Rabbit has a surprising reaction while treating a patient.

star 7.78
320 votes
Directors: Norberto Barba
Writers: David Schulner

#7 - Targets

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Mar 29, 2010

Nancy and Glenn get caught in the crossfire as a sniper takes San Francisco hostage. Rabbit and Marisa are torn between instinct and protocol as each emergency medical call could be a trap. Meanwhile, Boone must learn to adapt to Tyler's new paramedic status and medical knowledge.

star 7.70
345 votes
Directors: John Badham
Writers: David Schulner
Sweet Jane

#8 - Sweet Jane

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 19, 2010

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.

star 7.68
193 votes
Directors: Colin Bucksey
Writers: Dario Scardapane

#9 - 13

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.60
345 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Reiner
Writers: Dario Scardapane
Scope of Practice

#10 - Scope of Practice

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 5, 2010

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 meningitis. Elsewhere, a misunderstanding puts Boone's partnership with Tyler to the test.

star 7.58
346 votes
Directors: Michael Waxman
Writers: Randy Huggins

#11 - Protocol

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 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, Marisa deals with a new partner, while Boone and Tyler have a patient jump out of the rig.

star 7.57
285 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Reiner
Writers: Y. Shireen Razack
Crossed Wires

#12 - Crossed Wires

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 26, 2010

Communications breakdown throws everyone into chaos and scrambling to the wrong locations.

star 7.56
313 votes
Directors: Michael Nankin
Writers: Shannon Rutherford, Y. Shireen Razack
All's Fair

#13 - All's Fair

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 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.

star 7.49
270 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Reiner
Writers: Dario Scardapane
Bad Day At Work

#14 - Bad Day At Work

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 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.

star 7.41
297 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Reiner
Writers: Peter Noah

#15 - Stuck

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 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.

star 7.40
230 votes
Directors: Chris Misiano
Writers: Bruce Rasmussen

#16 - M'Aidez

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 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.

star 7.38
289 votes
Directors: John Behring
Writers: Janet Tamaro

#17 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 28, 2009

We meet the first responder paramedics team from San Francisco City Hospital. They rescue by land, by sea or by air to reach and save to their victims in time. In this episode, tragedy hits close to home, and the lives and paths of each member of the team are forever changed.

star 7.27
369 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Reiner
Writers: Dario Scardapane
Frequent Fliers

#18 - Frequent Fliers

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 12, 2010

A patient who regularly abuses the system calls again for help. Nancy has problems with her father's new job and Boone disagrees with Tyler on how to treat a patient at a mosque. Also, a dream unsettles Marisa at work.

star 7.18
404 votes
Directors: Michael Waxman
Writers: David Schulner