Nathan and Eric is the relationship between Nathan Miller and Eric Jackson. They are portrayed by cast members Jarod Joseph and Sachin Sahel. They are first seen together in "A Lie Guarded" of Season Four.
It is unknown if Miller and Jackson knew each other on the Ark. In "A Lie Guarded" Jackson is shot and pinned down by one of A.L.I.E.'s drones. Miller accompanies him until drones are disabled and Jackson is safe. Jackson later makes a pass at Miller in "DNR", and they are seen together in "The Chosen". During their time in the bunker, they fall in love and have stayed together since. During the brief glimpses we get of their relationship, they seem very harmonious, affectionate, and supportive of each other.
Throughout the series Edit
In A Lie Guarded, Miller and Jackson are part of an expedition to Becca's lab in order to produce nightblood serum. After Emori crosses a line, beyond which no mutants are allowed, drones are automatically sent after the expedition. Drones attack everyone who crossed the line, even non-mutants, including Jackson who gets shot in the arm. Nate accompanies him until help comes, shooting the drones until he rans out of bullets. Luckily, Raven manages to shut down the drones with help of Luna and Jackson is finally safe.
In The Chosen, Jackson can be seen with Miller in the bunker during the lottery. After Miller's name is drawn, they hug each other. Jackson already had a guaranteed place in the bunker, because he was a doctor.
In Red Queen, Jackson and Miller are in the mess hall. After a small talk Miller leaves the room and goes on his shift. Moments later Kara Cooper and her rebels close farm's doors, leaving only Skaikru members inside. Jackson wants to stand up against Kara to save Miller but is advised not to by Abby. They are reunited after Octavia and Jaha manage to open the door. They share a hug and a kiss just before the first Gladiator battle starts.
Because of their duties, they are not seen too many times together later in the season.
In The Dark Year, Jackson holds Miller's hand as they proceed to eat human meat in order to survive the "Dark Year" in the Second Dawn Bunker. Miller tells Jackson that they will get through this.
In Damocles (Part 1), Jackson is there to help Miller when he gets shot in the side.
In Sanctum, Miller and Jackson are selected to be members of the team heading down to the surface. Abby tells them to keep each other safe as she bids them farewell. They sit around a campfire and Miller shares his regret over actions he took in the bunker. Jackson tries to console him.
In Red Sun Rising, both men are impacted by the toxin and have the same hallucination, which centers around Miller’s guilt and fear over not having been able to save Obika in Season 5.
The Children of Gabriel shows the couple being affectionate with each other several times, especially when Russell says that Clarke and her people can remain on Sanctum. In The Old Man and the Anomaly, Jackson insists that he is not leaving without Miller.
In Adjustment Protocol, Jackson is taken aboard the ship by the Primes. Miller is extremely distraught at this, and he even stands up to Blodreina in demanding that he be allowed to rescue his partner. During the final episode of the season, The Blood of Sanctum, Miller and Jackson are reunited with a kiss. By the end of Season 6, both members of the pair have shown individual growth as well. Miller stands up to Octavia when he tells her that he doesn't take orders from her anymore, and Jackson survives a falling out with Abby, reconciles with her, and in the final episode demonstrates his competence as the main medic now.
In False Gods, Miller and Jackson have a drink together at the tavern and discuss Jackson's reaction to Abby's death. Miller holds his hand and listens supportively. Miller leaves the next episode to join Clarke in the search for Bellamy, so Miller and Jackson haven't been in the same place for most of the season. Jackson does express worry when he learns that Miller's team has gone missing.
In Blood Giant, Jackson asks Gabriel Santiago about Nathan's whereabouts, after Clarke and. others arrived back from Bardo, yet Nathan and several others were nowhere to be seen. Gabriel says he doesn't know who Nathan is, but once Jackson clarifies he's referring to "Miller", Gabriel reassures Jackson that he is safe. Later, Jackson enters through the Temporal Anomaly with several others to search for Miller and the others.
In A Sort of Homecoming, they are reunited at last on earth. Jackson says, "Hey, baby" and they hug. We later see them in bed together inside the bunker. Jackson tells Miller he'd be happy to stay here since everyone they care about is here. Miller misses Bellamy, and worries that his father wouldn't forgive him for some of the things he's done. Jackson tries to reassure him and they kiss.
In The Dying of the Light, they are separated again when Jackson returns to Sanctum to treat Emori's injuries. Murphy reassures him that they will go back for Miller. In the final episode, The Last War, Miller decides to reunite with Jackson on Sanctum rather than fighting the last war. He tells Jackson that he's not leaving him again and whatever happens next, they stick together. Later, they are devastated at the loss of Emori and Murphy, and they slowly dance together to the same music that Emori and Murphy are dancing to in their mindspace. At the episode's conclusion, they transcend along with everyone else but decide to do as the other main characters - join Clarke on earth and live out their mortal lives there.
-- Red Queen
-- Red Queen
- Jackson to Miller: "Your father wanted you to live, Nate. That’s why he gave up his spot in the bunker. And you have. You are. Clarke’s right. Everyone we care about that’s left is here. We thought Sanctum was our second chance. But I think this is"
-- The Last War
Notes and Trivia Edit
- Since Season Five, they are the only LGBT couple in the show.