The Best Episodes of Saving Hope

Broken Hearts

#1 - Broken Hearts 8.34

Season 2 - Episode 18

After Dawn diagnoses her with an irregular heartbeat, Alex is supposed to be resting up – but before she gets the chance, The Great Randall returns to Hope Zion Hospital after an experimental cancer treatment gone wrong. Meanwhile, Charlie struggles with the implications of his fight with Joel, who is trying to treat a troubled mathematician.

Directors: David Wellington
Heaven Can Wait

#2 - Heaven Can Wait 8.16

Season 3 - Episode 1

Charlie (Michael Shanks) tries to comfort spirit Alex (Erica Durance) in the OR as they watch Dawn (Michelle Nolden), Maggie (Julia Taylor Ross), and Reycraft (K.C Collins) struggle to repair her heart. Before spirit Alex can fully comprehend that she’s dying on the operating table and that Charlie really can see ghosts – she pops – waking up in a “dream” that takes her back to her childhood home in St. Catharines, Ont. A chance encounter with a lost loved one puts Alex face-to-face with a repressed memory that holds the key to her past, present and future. Meanwhile, Dawn (Michelle Nolden) manages to stitch the hole in Alex’s heart, only to be convinced by a passionate Charlie that something may still be wrong with Alex – leading the team to discover a deadly mistake that Dawn has only minutes to rectify. Joel (Daniel Gillies) is pulled to the ER to treat Alex’s assailant – and when his patient pleads to let him die – Joel’s morals as a man are tested against his ethics as a doctor.

Out of Sight

#3 - Out of Sight 8.10

Season 1 - Episode 5

A high profile double hand replantation becomes Alex’s chance to prove to Kinney that she is still capable of being Chief Surgical Resident. In the ICU, Maggie believes a homeless man may have been misdiagnosed.

Directors: John Fawcett
Defriender

#4 - Defriender 8.07

Season 2 - Episode 8

When Alex and Joel end up stranded in the middle of nowhere with a severely injured couple, they’re forced to use only what’s around them to stabilize the pair until paramedics arrive. Meanwhile, back at Hope Zion Hospital, Charlie must try to save the wounded leg of his former college roommate as Gavin attempts to help Shahir improve his bedside manner.

Directors: Jason Priestley
All the Pretty Horses

#5 - All the Pretty Horses 8.07

Season 3 - Episode 18

A devastating accident requires the help of Hope Zion Hospital’s doctors at an offsite army base, and Dr. Charlie Harris (Michael Shanks) and Dr. Joel Goran (Daniel Gillies) flip a coin to decide who will take the call. When Joel wins the toss, he and Dr. Zach Miller (Ben Ayres) depart for a heart‐pounding day as they attempt to save the life of a soldier in dire circumstances. Meanwhile, Charlie and Dr. Dawn Bell (Michelle Nolden) work to save a victim of hypothermia, and it’s do or die time for Hope Zion Hospital’s surgeons-in-training when Dr. Alex Reid (Erica Durance), Dr. Maggie Lin (Julia Taylor Ross), and Dr. Rian Larouche (Danso Gordon) finally face the future and their Surgical Boards. But for Alex, the biggest day in her career is also about to become the biggest day of her life.

The Fight

#6 - The Fight 8.05

Season 1 - Episode 4

A sleep-deprived Alex takes on a night shift in the ER where an all-star hockey enforcer may be skating full-speed towards an early death. Meanwhile, Charlie meets a suburban punk who is facing the biggest fight of his life.

Directors: Kelly Makin
Kiss Me Goodbye

#7 - Kiss Me Goodbye 8.05

Season 3 - Episode 2

Alex Reid (Erica Durance) is still in a coma, and her impatient spirit wants her to wake up. Charlie Harris (Michael Shanks) encourages spirit Alex to let her body recover and enjoy the time they have together in the ‘spirit-world.’ Charlie and Joel Goran (Daniel Gillies) come face-to-face for the first time after their fight, and Alex feels for Joel, who still very much blames himself for her accident. Joel welcomes a distraction when he is called to treat the necrotic leg of an animated drug addict. Still searching for redemption, he makes a pact with the patient to see him through this ordeal, and when an unexpected obstacle arises, he finds himself deeper into his downward spiral. Meanwhile, Maggie Lin (Julia Taylor Ross) and her new boss, the militaristic and pragmatic Dr. Sydney Katz (Stacey Farber), treat a five-month pregnant woman who suffers an aneurysm in the hospital, which renders her brain-dead. The woman’s spirit pleads with Charlie to convince her husband to fight for the life of their son inside of her. After witnessing the couple’s parental love, Alex discovers she wants to become a mother.

43 Minutes

#8 - 43 Minutes 8.04

Season 2 - Episode 14

Alex is on her way home to unwind after a long day at work – but all that changes when she witnesses a traumatic accident and is forced to return to work, where the Hope Zion Hospital doctors must work tirelessly against the clock to save a problematic John Doe. Meanwhile, Charlie and Gavin explore Charlie's relationship to the Spirit World in a therapy session.

Directors: David Wellington
Wishbones

#9 - Wishbones 8.03

Season 2 - Episode 10

When Alex’s brother Luke is admitted to Hope Zion Hospital in critical condition, Joel and Charlie must work together to keep him alive while keeping his admittance a secret from Alex. Meanwhile, Alex figures out a way to remove a tumour from a patient pregnant with twins, while Maggie is thrown off her game by the patient’s gorgeous OB/GYN.

Directors: David Wellington
All Things Must Pass

#10 - All Things Must Pass 8.02

Season 2 - Episode 6

After a young, healthy and hunky fireman dies suddenly at Hope Zion Hospital, Alex must take the stand at Hope Zion’s Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) Rounds to find out what went wrong and who is to blame. Meanwhile, Charlie deals with a nervous aspiring Nun, and Joel has to decide if he can be the man that comes through for Sonja.

Directors: Jeff Woolnough
Bed One

#11 - Bed One 8.01

Season 2 - Episode 7

When a heat wave hits the city, Alex is appointed Trauma Team Leader as the hospital is faced with an influx of patients during a blackout. With no back-up power available, Dawn and Charlie must figure out a way to continue their surgery as Joel and Maggie attempt to keep a patient alive while stuck in an elevator.

Directors: Peter Wellington
Why Waste Time

#12 - Why Waste Time 7.98

Season 2 - Episode 3

Alex is trying to get her life back to normal with Charlie and at Hope Zion Hosital – but with Charlie’s head in the clouds and the pressure to find her medical niche – she’s struggling. Inspiration comes in the form of an immigrant doctor who needs Alex to save his wife’s life, and in return, helps her find her calling.

Directors: John Fawcett
Emotional Rescue (2)

#13 - Emotional Rescue (2) 7.98

Season 4 - Episode 10

Alex is distraught that she unknowingly helped the bomber at the expense of a friend.

Awakenings

#14 - Awakenings 7.96

Season 3 - Episode 3

Alex Reid (Erica Durance) is awake, but still not back to her old self. She feels like a stranger in her own hospital. Dawn Bell (Michelle Nolden) has given strict orders for her recovery plan, much to the chagrin of a restless Charlie Harris (Michael Shanks). Throughout the day, Alex is visited by the staff of Hope Zion Hospital, but in the end, it is a patient who gives her the opportunity she needs to truly make progress. Meanwhile, Charlie and Joel Goran (Daniel Gillies) square‐off over differing treatment options, when two fused-together burn victims are brought into the ER. More heat is added to the fire when Charlie discovers Joel has been visiting Alex on a regular basis. Meanwhile, Maggie Lin (Julia Taylor Ross) finds herself in a whirlwind of emotions triggered from the fallout of her miscarriage, and it seems every doctor has their own ideas on how to best manage her outbursts. Plus, a menacing ghost presence has Charlie on edge.

Directors: John Fawcett
Contact

#15 - Contact 7.95

Season 1 - Episode 2

Alex treats a young boy with mysterious symptoms while dealing with the arrival of Charlie's ex-wife. Elsewhere in the hospital, Joel Goran and Maggie Lin try to help a patient who refuses life-saving treatment on religious grounds.

Directors: David Wellington
Blindness

#16 - Blindness 7.94

Season 1 - Episode 3

After Charlie’s hand moved in the last episode, Alex has high hopes for his recovery, while she treats a patient who already has multiple surgeries under his belt. Meanwhile, Charlie coaches a young man killed in a roofing accident who has unfinished business with his severely injured brother.

Directors: John Fawcett
The Law of Contagion

#17 - The Law of Contagion 7.93

Season 1 - Episode 11

When a plane is forced to land due to a sick passenger, the patient is taken to Hope Zion where Alex performs emergency surgery and discovers that this passenger may have brought a deadly and contagious virus into the hospital.

Directors: T.W. Peacocke
Ride Hard or Go Home

#18 - Ride Hard or Go Home 7.92

Season 1 - Episode 12

Alex and Shahir bring Charlie to the O.R. for a last resort procedure, but Charlie must first face his past before he can wake up. Meanwhile, Joel performs a risky surgery on a female jockey and Gavin crosses the line when he meets an Alzheimer's patient.

Directors: Ken Girotti
A New Beginning

#19 - A New Beginning 7.91

Season 1 - Episode 10

When Joel gets cold feet in the OR, Kinney takes him with her to her hometown to help clear his head. During their field trip, a woman gets pinned underneath a truck and Joel and Kinney lead the rescue effort. Meanwhile, Charlie meets a newly deceased therapist who suspects it's an emotional block that is keeping him in his coma.

Directors: Steve DiMarco
Heartsick

#20 - Heartsick 7.91

Season 1 - Episode 8

With Charlie's life hanging in the balance, Alex and Dawn go head-to-head over who gets to be his legal decision maker – but are forced to put personal matters aside when they scrub into a heart transplant surgery together. Charlie, meanwhile, is in no mood to talk to the heart donor – a deceased prisoner.

Directors: David Wellington
Pink Clouds

#21 - Pink Clouds 7.91

Season 1 - Episode 13

After a major turn of events, Alex is faced with a monumental question: is her life now changed forever? Meanwhile, Joel is in a race against time to save a young patient from rapidly advancing flesh-eating disease.

Directors: David Wellington
The Great Randall

#22 - The Great Randall 7.90

Season 1 - Episode 6

When a severely injured man under the spell of hypnosis cannot remember his identity, the hypnotist who put him under is called into the hospital – where he uses his psychic ability to connect Charlie and Alex. Meanwhile, a young woman comes into the E.R. with a neck injury, but it’s Hope Z’s psych resident, Gavin who knows how to help her.

Directors: Peter Wellington
Days of Heaven

#23 - Days of Heaven 7.90

Season 3 - Episode 10

Celebrated neurosurgeon Thor MacLeod gives Alex an offer; Charlie deals with a fatigued spirit.

Breathless

#24 - Breathless 7.90

Season 2 - Episode 16

When a traffic jam gets in the way of an organ delivery for a delicate patient, Alex races against the clock to find a replacement. Meanwhile, Joel helps a bickering, injured couple, and a Spirit pushes Charlie to his breaking point.

Directors: Peter Stebbings
Joel 2:31

#25 - Joel 2:31 7.90

Season 3 - Episode 6

Alex, Maggie and Joel face a mystery; Charlie meets a patient with an usual link; an unexpected visitor has Zach questioning his abilities as a dad