|Rush premiered on Tuesday the 2nd of September 2008 in Australia, with ratings of 1.161 million viewers, up against long running Australian show, All Saints. It introduced all of the main characters in the first episode, with Kerry Vincent (McClements) and Michael Sandrelli (Zukerman) the most newly arrived at the Tactical Response squad. With help from intelligence officer Leon Broznic (Johnson) throughout the season, the team attended to events such as: domestic disputes, suicide attempts, bomb threats and kidnappings.|
Throughout the season, Kerry and Lawson Blake (Corser) were constantly bickering over numerous leadership decisions, but at other times, got along like a house on fire.
Romance developed between Grace Barry (van der Boom) and Brendan "Josh" Joshua (Mulvey), despite Grace being married to landscaper, Connor (Todd MacDonald). The affair and events leading up to it, was one of the main story lines in the first season.
While Dominic Wales (Ber) was recovering in hospital later on in the season, his wife Sandrine gave birth to a baby girl in the same hospital. The name of the little girl is currently unknown.
Created and produced by John Edwards and Christopher Lee, the first season of Rush starred - Rodger Corser, Callan Mulvey, Catherine McClements, Claire van der Boom, Josef Ber, Nicole da Silva, Ashley Zukerman and Samuel Johnson.