Sexiest Interracial Couples on TV: Andy and Sullivan from 'Station 19' are a rare combo, we hope they're 'endgame'

Each week, MEAWW will be looking at the sexiest interracial couples on TV and since the 'Station 19' finale airs this week, we decided to honor Andrea Herrera and Robert Sullivan


                            Sexiest Interracial Couples on TV: Andy and Sullivan from 'Station 19' are a rare combo, we hope they're 'endgame'
'Station 19' (ABC)

When it comes to representation, television still does need to do a lot more, though in the last five years, a lot has been done. We have African-American, Asian and Latina as part of the cast across different shows like 'Black-ish', 'Fresh Off the Boat' and 'Roswell, New Mexico'. 

However, when it comes to interracial dating and relationships, we still have only a handful of couples that fit the criteria on television. It was only in 1967 that the US Supreme Court struck down laws banning interracial marriage and interracial couples have faced a lot of stigmas and struggle over the years.

So we say, the more the merrier. There are, after all, some remarkable interracial couples on television that we swoon over. Each week, MEA Worldwide (MEAWW) will be looking at the sexiest interracial couples on TV and since the 'Station 19' finale airs this week, we decided to honor one of ABC's sexiest relationships yet: Andrea "Andy" Herrera (Jaina Lee Ortiz) and Robert Sullivan (Boris Kodjoe).

Her relationship with Sullivan isn't Andy's first relationship (interracial or otherwise) on the show. That would have been with Jack Gibson (Grey Damon), with whom she had some really sexy times in the first season. Unfortunately, their relationship did not work out even though they were engaged at one point. When Sullivan first came to the show in Season 2, he was quite simply, a grump; he was gruff and a strict Captain and had no idea how to bond with any of the team. When he did decide that he needed to get "in sync" with them, the person he approached was Andy.

To be fair, till the midseason finale of Season 2, we could not see anything happening romantically between the two, after all, they were at odds most of the time. In the eighth episode of Season 2 while on an urgent call and during an intense storm the aid car that Andy and Sullivan are in flipped over a ravine. They were found and rescued and though they lost their patient but the time they spent together in that aid car, though harrowing, led to what was the beginning of a beautiful relationship. By the end of Season 2, both of them started to have romantic feelings for each other.

Andy and Sullivan get married on 'Station 19' (ABC)

 

Of course, when they then had a hot and steamy kiss after one of their operations, we thought it "Surrera" was getting the green light. However, Sullivan's leg acted up and instead of confiding in Andy what was wrong, he rudely dismissed her.

Things were frosty for quite some time, much to our displeasure. Though they exchanged longing looks from the beginning of Season 3, it took Andy and Sullivan until the midway point of the season to finally get back together. In the process, they also became friends first.

Of course, they had to keep their relationship a secret because of rules and that made it sexier. By Episode 13, they also got secretly married and while we are certain this will complicate things down the line, we can't help but be happy for them. 

One of the reasons that the "Surrera" ship is so important is because we rarely see an interracial relationship that features a non-white character. Kodjoe, who plays Sullivan, is of half-Ghanian and half-German descent, though we can assume Sullivan is African-American. Ortiz, like her character Andy, is Latina. 

It's even rarer to see that combination when television (and movies) usually show interracial couples, one person will be white, while the other will be from a list that producers pick and choose from (Olivia Pope and Fitzgerald Grant in 'Scandal', Barry Allen and Iris West in 'The Flash'). Of course, it helps that both Kodjoe and Ortiz are hot young people.

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