Saving Hope

2012 • ION Television
530 reviews
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Season 1 episodes (13)

1 Pilot
When Hope Zion Hospital's Chief of Surgery ends up in a coma, he finds himself wandering the halls in spirit form. Stuck between worlds, he watches as his fiancée and the staff of the hospital fight to keep patients -- and hope -- alive. © 2012 Entertainment One Television USA Inc. All rights reserved
2 Contact
Alex treats a young boy with mysterious symptoms while dealing with the arrival of Charlie's ex-wife. Elsewhere in the hospital, Joel and Maggie try to help a patient who refuses life-saving treatment on religious grounds. © 2012 Entertainment One Television USA Inc. All rights reserved
3 Blindness
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. © 2012 Entertainment One Television USA Inc. All rights reserved
4 The Fight
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. © 2012 Entertainment One Television USA Inc. All rights reserved
5 Out of Sight
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. © 2012 Entertainment One Television USA Inc. All rights reserved
6 The Great Randall
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 Zee's psych resident, Gavin who knows how to help her.© 2012 Entertainment One Television USA Inc. All rights reserved
7 Consenting Adults
A routine surgical procedure goes awry when Alex's patient, a soon-to-be-wed young woman, falls into a coma. While Alex struggles with a case that hits close to home, Joel treats a patient who does his own body modifications, and Charlie finds himself drawn to Alex's coma patient in the spirit world.© 2012 Entertainment One Television USA Inc. All rights reserved
8 Heartsick
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© 2012 Entertainment One Television USA Inc. All rights reserved
9 Bea, Again
With Charlie removed from his ventilator, all he and Alex can do is wait and ask themselves: is this really it? But when a patient comes in for a routine follow-up, her new symptoms could lead Alex and Charlie to making a discovery about Charlie's coma. Meanwhile, Joel cannot operate after breaking his hand, and Maggie and Gavin deal with the aftermath of their kiss.© 2012 Entertainment One Television USA Inc. All rights reserved
10 A New Beginning
When Joel gets cold feet in the OR, Kinney takes him with her on a Continuing Medical Education assignment in 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. Encouraged by Charlie breathing on his own, Alex continues her rounds and diagnoses a fitness buff with a rare condition.
11 The Law of Contagion
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.
12 Ride Hard or Go Home
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.
13 Pink Clouds
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.

About this show

When charismatic Chief of Surgery Charlie Harris (Michael Shanks) at Hope-Zion Hospital ends up in a coma, he leaves the hospital in chaos, and his fiancée and fellow surgeon, Alex Reid (Erica Durance), in a state of shock. Along with newly-arrived star surgeon, Joel Goran (Daniel Gillies), Alex races to save Charlie's life. As the action unfolds, comatose Dr. Harris wanders the halls of Hope-Zion in "spirit" form, not sure if he is a ghost or a figment of his own imagination. Alex, along with her fellow doctors, press on to save his life and those of their other patients, as they deal with the often complicated and courageous decisions that are made in their daily struggle to keep hope alive.

Ratings and reviews

530 reviews
January 12, 2021
Only thing I liked about this show was Joel (Daniel Gillis) and Alex's scenes. The show had a problem with being confusing to follow. I hated the lighting effect, I'm sure it isnt as bad as I make it out to seem but I was only interested in Gillis' performance, anyways. And, really didnt want to take the time to i vest the other characters on the show.
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A Google user
June 3, 2017
I discovered this series a year or two ago and have watched all of the seasons up to current. I was disappointed to hear that the current season was going to be the last as it has all of the elements of a thoughtful, heart-warming drama that I love. The characters have some complexity, story plot keeps enough twists to keep one engaged while hanging on to the basic story lines from episode to episode to feel consistent. Acting, production, writing...all of the elements work.
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A Google user
September 14, 2012
This is a great show. After looking at the fall line up for NBC, I'm disgusted over the fact they pulled the plug on Saving Hope. I surely hope Google will bring us season 2. Saving Hope is refreshing after all the reality shows and humorless comedy.
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