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NBC's new hour-long medical drama created by Malcolm MacRury ("Crash and Burn" and "Republic of Doyle") and produced by Gemini Award-winning Ilana Frank and David Wellington ("The Eleventh Hour," "Rookie Blues," and "Would Be Kings") probes the life-and-death decisions with which healthcare professionals struggle daily. For these doctors the decisions are now personal, and the audience examines these characters, their triumphs, and their challenges through chaos while they fight to keep hope alive.

The audience witnesses the turmoil at Hope-Zion Hospital when Chief of Surgery Charlie Harris (played by Michael Shanks of "Stargate Atlantis") falls into a coma on the eve of his wedding, leaving his fianc

Thursday 10:00 PM et/pt on NBC
5 Seasons, 85 Episodes
June 7, 2012
Drama
7.5/10
Cast: Michael Shanks, Erica Durance, Benjamin Ayres, Julia Taylor Ross
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Saving Hope Full Episode Guide

  • Alex, Charlie, and Luke get into a car accident after a heroic moment, throwing their whole family into peril. The doctors of Hope Zion struggle to save their lives, while also dealing with the chaos of a mass casualty incident. When they fail to save Charlie's life, his organs go to many of the accident victims, saving several lives. The Hope Zion family bands around Alex while mourning Charlie, reinforcing she will never be alone, despite the loss of her partner.

  • Alex and Charlie are back on track and planning their wedding when disaster strikes at a chapel and Alex and Charlie have to put their wedding on hold to save the life of a bride. Zach tries extraordinary means to save a down-on-his-luck patient with liver disease who is ineligible for a transplant. Ultimately, it's Jackson who steps up to the plate and offers to be his live donor. Shahir and Dana's coma patient wakes up without any memory of the last 20 years of his life - including his wife. They must get this patient to remember who he is while at the same time grappling with their own issues.

  • Alex, Dawn and Dana champion a revolutionary cancer surgery - the Sugarbaker - at Hope Zion and are surprised when Dr. Jeremy Bishop returns to head up the surgery. Cassie is eager to impress, but is sidetracked when a former patient - and her secret admirer - returns to see her, resulting in dire consequences for her and Dr. Billy Scott. Meanwhile, Shahir and Jonathan's would-be adoption ends in disaster when the mother of the baby has second thoughts about giving the baby up and abducts the child form the NICU.

  • While Charlie is reviewed by the hospital board due to his erratic behavior, Alex continues post-op care for self-help guru Layla, who performs cleansing rituals on Alex to open her blocks, resulting in eerie and bizarre consequences. Shahir does in-utero spina bifida surgery on a baby up for adoption, perhaps resulting in the answer to he and Jonathan's adoption wishes.

  • Alex struggles to find a medical cause for a teen's sudden and dramatic onset of behavioural and anger management issues. Shahir and Dev treat a patient who had been beaten by police, and Dawn thinks outside the box to help a kind-hearted and philanthropic patient in need of a heart transplant.

  • Maggie and Sydney with the help of Alex treat a doctor's pregnant wife. Though when news of an OB staff position at Hope Zion opens up, Maggie reconsiders whether moving to London for love is the right decision. Charlie treats a magician who shattered his legs during an illusion gone wrong, and Shahir and Cassie take on a high maintenance concert pianist with early stage Parkinsons.

  • Alex tries to distract herself from her grief; Charlie and Shahir try to track down Alex's brother.

  • When a John Doe comes into the hospital after being struck by a subway train, it's a race against the clock to save his life, but things take a more dramatic turn when Charlie realizes that the man is no John Doe, but The Great Randall Crane. Maggie attempts to leave her past behind, but that proves impossible when Sydney Katz comes back to town, urging Maggie to put her pregnant sister in the now-defunct cancer study. Away from the hospital, Alex takes her mother to their family farm in the wake of Martha's diagnosis, only to find out that Martha wants to take her own life before her illness gets the chance.

  • Charlie and Manny go toe-to-toe while treating two star-crossed lovers who are having an affair. Maggie and Dawn's different approaches to medicine are put at odds while treating a dad with a ninja star injury and his worried young son, while Dawn also deals with her bid to get back the Chief of Surgery position, and Maggie evaluates the residents.

  • Following the tragic complications with their cancer study patient Bree, Alex and Maggie are under investigation by a high focused lawyer looking to get to the truth of the matter. To make matters worse, Alex must tell her mother that she's been diagnosed with a terminal disease.  Zach's transition from ER to urgent care facility comes smashing to a halt when a car crashes into the ambulance bay, pinning a man against the wall.

  • Although Alex's patient is desperate for a liver-transplant, the only donor is an estranged father that's hiding in witness protection, forcing Alex to go to new depths to make sure both survive. Hope Zion's CEO Thomas Leffering cuts costs by banning expensive surgeries, butting heads with a defiant Dawn. Sensing his E.R. might be next to go, Zach plans for a perfect day only to be faced with the 10 plagues of Egypt.

  • Tempers flare as Dev's med school rival, Billy Scott arrives at Hope Zion, while Alex breaks the rules and puts her job in jeopardy to help Manny save the life of an at-risk youth, and Charlie and Maggie treat an 1812 War re-enactor, whose complications align with the historical character he's playing.

  • Alex and Maggie discover that one of the car crash survivors they're treating has breast cancer, and is a match for their cancer study. Meanwhile, Dana's resolve to re-certify in Trauma is tested when Dawn pushes her to treat a mangled motorcyclist, and Charlie is pulled into surgery before his arm is completely healed.

  • Picking up in the bloody aftermath of last season's cliffhanger, Alex battles fate to save the life of a young woman caught in the crossfire. After Charlie catches a bullet in the arm, the doctor becomes the patient. Dana's patience is tested by an obstinate male stripper named Doctor Destiny.

  • When Charlie€™s tumour proves more dangerous than initially thought, Alex and Shahir struggle to save his life.

  • Losing sleep over Charlie's impending brain surgery, a stretched-thin Alex teams up with Cassie to free a young woman from her abusive partner.

  • Trying to see what his life would be like without his gift, Charlie struggles to heal a superstitious farmer without the help of his spirit intel. 

  • Alex and Bishop struggle to get to the truth when all the symptoms of a permanently ill child point towards his mother as the cause. 

  • Alex must maintain her professionalism when Kris lands in hospital after a drunk-driving accident clutching baby Luke€™s blanket, while Charlie contends with Kris€™ spirit that just wants to pass on. 

  • When an ice storm strikes the city on Christmas Eve, Alex and Dawn struggle to keep a good Samaritan alive long enough for her family to say goodbye.

  • When a chef with oral cancer refuses care to pursue his life€™s work, Alex must confront her own feelings about the way Dana is handling her treatment.

  • In aftermath of the bomb, Alex struggles with the fact she unknowingly helped the bomber at the expense of friend, leading her to swear no harm will come to Maggie€™s last patient.

  • When a local charity run is bombed, Hope Zion takes on the mass of casualties, including some of its own doctors. But with a long wait for treatment for a long list of patients, made worse by a shortage of blood.

  • The death of a trapeze artist sets off a transplant chain of donors & recipients, leading Alex & Shahir to juggle complications & patients.

  • When an aggressive brain tumor threatens the life of her patient, Alex must convince Shahir to use an equally aggressive treatment.

  • A motocross rider is diagnosed with Leukemia, forcing Alex to navigate family secrets in order to put her patient on the road to recovery.

  • Can Dr. Alex Reid forgive and forget when the man responsible for her deceased brother€™s drug problem is admitted to the hospital?

  • Dr. Alex Reid has to juggle her duties as a new mother and a surgeon when she takes a Junior Resident under her wing.

  • Dr. Alex Reid puts her reputation on the line when she questions a senior surgeon€™s methods.

  • On her first day back from maternity leave, Dr. Alex Reid has her hands full when a new mother comes in following a car accident.

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