Charlie's still breathing...and other 'Saving Hope' spoilers
Even though his old (and decidedly dead!) mentor returned and claimed initially to have come back to the Hope-Z halls to help Charlie die, it was actually because he had screwed up a case years ago and had things in his own past to atone for.
So Charlie’s still around, not awake yet, but at least breathing on his own…for now!
It wasn’t smooth-sailing for Alex though – she tried to get a lawyer to negate the court proceedings and get Charlie’s DNR order removed, and she even tossed a bunch of files at Kinney (the acting chief of surgery!), completely losing her temper.
Not the best move, it turns out, as Kinney then offered Alex’s Chief Resident position to Reycraft. It was easy enough to hate the guy for taking Alex’s job behind her back, but the elation in his voice at the end of the episode while he was telling his parents over the phone was pretty endearing!
I loved seeing young Alex rocking the bangs in the flashback to the first day of her residency where she saved the day, and a patient.
It was strange seeing Charlie and Dawn as a couple in that flashback, though she didn’t seem quite as awful and caustic back then as she does in the present tense.
Well, that’s not fair – she did end up taking the DNR off Charlie’s chart. Victory!
Joel’s hand was still messed up from throwing bar fight punches, and he was sporting a black eye, but that didn’t keep him from treating a woman’s broken hand and helping her walk again after two years of thinking she was paralyzed.
It was a pretty emotional scene, watching Joel help the woman out of her wheelchair, but my ultimate favourite scene was watching E.R. doc Zach Miller clapping and singing away with a gospel choir to cheer up the injured woman.
I was really hoping the picnic table smooch between Maggie and Gavin was going to pave the way for more cuteness between the two, but she made it pretty clear from the get-go that things weren’t on. I get the whole “bad boy as attractive” thing, but Gavin would be such a better boyfriend than the ever-aloof Joel, don’t you think?
I thought things might get going again with her offer of cafeteria tray sledding, and was surprised when Gavin shrugged it off. Can’t have your cake and eat it, too, Dr. Lin!
But then, was that jealousy on Maggie’s face when she saw Gavin chatting (flirting?) with a cute girl. Oh Maggie, when are you going to finally see what is right in front of you!?
Other girl flirting or not, I’m still rooting for Team Maggie-and-Gavin (Magvin? Gavgie?)