In the second half of a two-part episode, Dr. Charlie Harris (Michael Shanks) returns to Hope Zion Hospital to find Dr. Maggie Lin (Julia Taylor Ross) in jeopardy. In a race against time, Charlie struggles to find out what’s wrong with his colleague and friend. Meanwhile, Dr. Alex Reid (Erica Durance), who’s still dealing with her part in treating the bomber, becomes determined to make amends by saving Maggie’s last patient Shelby (Genelle Williams, BITTEN). Along with Dr. Sydney Katz (Stacey Farber, DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION), who returned to Hope Zion for the case, Alex must convince Shelby and her husband that letting go is sometimes the only thing standing in between you and getting better when complications threaten her leg. In the ER, Dr. Cassie Williams (Kim Shaw) and Dr. Jeremy Bishop (Peter Mooney, ROOKIE BLUE) help a bereaved father deal with the death of his daughter.
This episode seemed to have a lot of character scenes, rather than OR/medical ones. But most of them were well-written and extremely well-acted, so it was still an entertaining and powerful episode.
Michelle Nolden only seems to get better and better. Dawn's face-to-face scene with Lane was so powerful...I don't know how lower that guy can go. Bringing up the matters of Charlie and Giselle was such a low blow and a pathetic attempt to intimidate her. I'm glad she's going through with the lawsuit and that Asha came around. I hope to see the rest of Hope Zion stand behind Dawn and Lane to crash and burn.
Decent scenes with Charlie and Maggie...Maggie's fear of after effects and her feeling of having nothing or nobody else against Charlie's assertion that she is loved and not being able to know some things unless you try/live. I do think there were some other things he could have said, like how he is still working as a surgeon after his brain injury and how proud her father was of her.
Charlie proved his ghost abilities once again to Alex, but her conversation with the bomber's mother has me a tiny bit worried. She said her son was starting to listen to and act on his inner voices, and I just hope Alex doesn't go into fix-Charlie mode because of his 'voices'.
Great to see Dr. Katz again, wonder if she'll be in any more episodes this season.
Other than Dana, it felt like we got to see everyone these past couple episodes. Great job Hope Zion
I think Zion said most of it. I really liked Cassie this week as well as her scenes with Bishop. Loved everyone this week, but loved Shahir's: "I love her too, Charlie. I just have a different way of showing it."
I think they might be going somewhere dark with Charlie's ghost ability what with Cora last week, the flash of the beach with Charlie walking into the ocean and Alex maybe going to try and stop the ghosties, even though Charlie uses the ghosties to save people including Maggie. Yes, there are times when no amount of ghost doctoring can save a patient but he is never going to use his ghost ability to hurt others - he might to himself if he thinks he's hurting other people around him.