Nicole Galassini, Army Wives
Captain Nicole Galassini (Kellie Martin) was introduced in Season 6, an Army intelligence officer with the 32nd Airborne Division. She was assigned to COL Frank Sherwood’s brigade as an intelligence analyst for the Africa mission and rescued 2LT Trevor LeBlanc’s platoon from a potentially catastrophic hostage situation through negotiation. When the convoy was returning to base, her Humvee was ambushed and she was injured by a stray bullet. She was awarded the Bronze Star (with a “V” device) for her bravery.
Nicole was the lesbian partner of Charlie Mayfield but was reluctant to be forthcoming with the relationship due to the Army’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, which only allowed gay and lesbian soldiers to serve as long as they did not disclose their sexuality. Nicole eventually proposed to Charlie and agreed to stop hiding their relationship. It was revealed that Nicole’s mother had difficulty accepting that her daughter was a lesbian, hence Nicole’s initial reluctance to make the relationship open, even after the repeal of DADT. She came to Charleston for a visit and to attend Nicole’s medal presentation ceremony, but was unable to accept Charlie as her future daughter-in-law. After much persuasion from Nicole, Mrs. Galassini agreed to attend the ceremony and she was seen at Nicole’s Bronze Star presentation ceremony.
Later in Season 6, Nicole and Charlie decided to adopt a child, after Charlie’s failed attempts to become pregnant.
- 8 episodes. Recurring, Season 6
Female love interests:
- Charlie Mayfield (Ryan Michelle Bathe, lesbian, recurring, 11 episodes)
Relationship story arc with a woman: Yes
No male love interests
Relationship story arc with a man: No
Male love interest after being identified as a lesbian? No
Filter Relationship Arc:
Storyline during sweeps? No
 A relationship story arc is defined as explicit, developed on screen, and lasting more than 3 episodes. It is listed as questionable or subtext if romance is only implied, mentioned instead of shown on screen, part of a dream sequence, or otherwise not explicit for the viewer.
 Sweeps episodes air in February, May, July and November, the periods when advertising rates are set. A character is marked as "sweeps" when there is a very limited number of episodes that address their sexuality, all air during sweeps period, and the storyline is otherwise ignore/dropped.