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Series / Rescue Special Ops

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Rescue Special Ops is an Australian television series that ran for three seasons from 2009 until 2011. It focused on the lives of a group of specially trained Paramedics who performed rescues in high risk situations, whilst also dealing with their relationships.

This show provides examples of:

  • Action Girl: Lara and Heidi are this.
  • Alone with the Psycho: Heidi in Season 1 Episode 7.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Sometimes Dean refers to Chase as this, mainly because Chase is still living with him which grates on Deans nerves.
  • Attempted Rape: Heidi in 1x7.
  • Big Bad: Life Blood.
  • Big Damn Heroes: It's a rescue show.
  • Big Eater: All the guys, mainly kebabs.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Episode 5 of Season 2.
  • Closet Shuffle: In the form of the shower. Jordan is taking a shower at the RSO base when Heidi comes to talk to him, Vince then walks in and Heidi hides in the shower with Jordan. Vince later reveals to the other members that he knew that the two of them were in there but he didn't tell them that.
  • Fiery Redhead: Heidi. There are quite a few examples of this but one that stands out is when the Cops and Firies trick Chase out of RSO's equipment after he is put on light duties, Heidi uses her cleverness to trick both into giving the equipment back by giving them the information about a nurses party, she fails to mention that it's a male nurses party.
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  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Heidi and her younger sister Lexie who also happens to be the Black Sheep.
  • Former Teen Rebel: Jordan. When he was a teenager he was a street racer and ended up in a serious car accident that made him re-evaluate his life choices.
  • Glory Hound: The Life Blood guys.
  • Hellish Copter: Twice, both times poor Heidi is on the receiving end.
    • After attending an accident the Rescue helicopter is hit by a bullet from a shotgun by the ex-husband of the woman in the car accident and suffers damage to the rotor blades, Heidi however lands the helicopter safely.
    • While transporting a patient to hospital the Helicopter Heidi and Jordan are flying on suffers multiple mechanical failures and crashes into the ocean ending with a dramatic search and rescue operation.
  • Interservice Rivalry: The Rescue Team vs The Firies, and also Life Blood.
  • Rescue: Right there in the title.
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  • Secret Relationship: Heidi and Jordan. Though eventually Heidi tells them all so they can have some alone time.
  • Team Dad: Vince.
  • ¡Three Amigos!: Chase, Jordan and Heidi.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Lara and Heidi.
  • Wild Card Excuse: Quite often the males of the show use this. Jordan and Chase offer to help two women move into their new apartment in hopes of getting a date out of them, they just happen to be using the Rescue car and use the excuse that they are going to get the tyres checked out. When Vince finds out he ropes the guys into helping him move his own furniture on their weekend off effectively making their plan Failure Is the Only Option as they don't even get the women.