Airs Thursday July 6 in Canada and Tuesday July 11 in US and UK
* Directed by Michael Shanks
Dr. Alex Reid is challenged about the value of holistic medicine versus western medicine by Layla Rowland (Missy Peregrym, Rookie Blue), a self-help guru with a hernia. When Alex tells her that surgery is necessary, Layla admits that she does not want to be put under anesthetic, so Alex must come up with a compromise in order to save her life. Dr. Charlie Harris’ grip on reality and control over his abilities is called into question after he encounters a car accident and doesn’t notice an injured person because he’s been talking to a ghost instead. When two filmmakers come to Hope Zion Hospital, Dr. Dana Kinney enlists their help to get Dr. Shahir Hamza to make a film of his own.
yesterday I finally found time to watch Episode 14 and I have to say in advance, I am a little impressed.
First of all, the stories are nice as always and this time Michael directed the episode and I think he did good work. I know some people found the story line a little confusing but I personally like the way the told this one.
For a long time now I've been waiting for the moment Charlie would finally break down. I mean, honestly, it's not an every day issue to be able to see ghosts and talk to them. The mere fact he didn't break down before impressed me, now they finally adressed the issue that Charlie must have some major issues with it. And he did a great acting job. I loved it. I loved how they told the whole story, I loved what they did with the ghost, I liked the therapist ghost and also how the story ended.
What I love most about the current story line of the season, they focus on Charlie and the ghost again. This is the best part and it makes it even sadder that the season will end in 4 episodes.
I think this is also the first time Charlie's ability has cost him the chance to save a life, and he just didn't know how to handle it. The fact that it was a child's life (and as the psych said that could be Luke or someone close to him next time), and not once but twice that day Charlie couldn't tell a spirit from the living, pushed him over the breaking point.
Michelle Nolden/Dawn also played the morgue scene so well, her reactions were perfect. You know it's the last thing she wanted to do, to blow the whistle on Charlie, but she really didn't have a choice.
I totally agree with you. It's been weird all along but this time there really have been a few things that would push everybody over the edge ... although I would've been there much earlier than Charlie.
I remember that one time he promised Alex it wouldn't affect Luke and this time he's confronted with the possibility it could actually do that. AND he obviously cannot tell ghosts from real people!!
Yes, Dawn did the right thing, and she could have done that much earlier. Charlie has been behaving weirdly for a while now and nobody stepped in and now it's about time. The ghost kept him from saving somebodies life, he stopped operating on that guy ... this is not what a doctor should do!
So I think that the last four episodes good get very exciting concerning Charlie and his abilities and also how it affects his relationship with Alex and Luke. And still, I wonder what the real reason for his ability could be (and if we'll ever find out).