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Shortland Street - Chris and Rachel's wedding

Television (Excerpts) – 2014

Possibly the longest-brewing wedding on Kiwi television was that of Shortland Street’s Chris Warner (Michael Galvin) and Rachel McKenna (Angela Bloomfield), in February 2014. Between them the couple had overcome stalkers, alcoholism, car crashes, bombs, brain damage, and a total of six prior marriages…but on this occasion there are no last minute objections to interrupt proceedings, just a firm answer to the decades long 'will they, won’t they?' question for the show’s golden couple. Only Grace (Lynette Forday), who is carrying Chris's baby, doesn’t look like she feels the love…

Drama has been a constant in the pairing of Shorty's longest-serving characters — beloved as much for their flaws as their good points. Their marriage is the culmination of a will-they-won't-they storyline that just won't quit. You know, unfinished business, love of my life, the one that got away.
– Sarah Lang in The NZ Herald, 9 February 2014