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Dec 28 2014 2:00pm

Shipping Sunday: Trauma’s Rabbit/Nancy

She lost her fiance. He lost his best friend. They both suffered from guilt and PTSD long after a tragic on-the-job accident. You could say the relationship between fellow EMTs Nancy Carnahan (Anastasia Griffith, sister of Battlestar Galactica's Jamie Bamber) and Reuben “Rabbit” Palchuck (Cliff Curtis, recently cast in an upcoming Walking Dead spinoff) was complicated from the very beginning of NBC's short-lived paramedic drama Trauma. But doesn't that make for some of the very best shipping?

Trauma didn't last long—just long enough for me to grow attached to these two first responders. In the first episode, we learn they ocassionally crawl into bed together for comfort in the wake of their shared loss. On the job, they work together beautifully, when given the chance. But even when they don't have much contact in an episode, if one is in trouble or hurt, the other is immediately on hand to hover and generally be overprotective. Most importantly, as Rabbit realizes in episode 9, “Thank You,” they're each other's home (you can watch this scene for yourself in the video at the top of the post).

The series didn't get the proper closure it deserved (confession: I still haven't watched the last episode, for fear it'd end with an angsty breakup or painful cliffhanger that'd never be resolved), I'm pleased to say that Rabbit and Nancy got a satisfying romantic arc over the course of 17 episodes. If you ever happen to run across the show (it's out on DVD, at least) and are in the mood for some romantic suspense, I recommend giving these guys a go.

Rabbit and Nancy flirt in "Thank You" in Trauma

The cast of Trauma

Reuben "Rabbit" and Nancy in Trauma
Nancy and Rabbit in Trauma

 

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