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Okay, so any show that takes place in a hospital is clearly going to be a ‘matter of life and death.’ But after watching Sunday’s episode of Saving Hope, “Gutted,” we really can’t stop thinking about the saying.

Things picked up worse than ever in the ER, which we should probably now refer to as the “urgent care centre” thanks to Leferin and his cost-cutting measures. That meant complete chaos, as patients were being turned away and ambulances were being called to take patients from the hospital. It was something of an ironic twist, but one that was made even worse when one of those patients who was turned away wound up accidentally ramming his car through the front doors, effectively crushing another man.

The kicker? The doctors didn’t have the resources on hand to immediately help either of them. And here you’d think being in a hospital would be your best chances of surviving something like that.

It's a matter of life and death on 'Saving Hope'
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It was a pretty crazy scene, and it also happened to be Leferin’s first truly high-stakes situation. He got a taste, firsthand, of just how important an ER can be, as he rushed to do his part in saving the patients; unfortunately his inexperience also showed when he ushered a man he supposed to be drunk into a cubicle and closed the curtains, telling him to “sleep it off.” Of course, the man ended up dying from diabetes complications, leading Zach to give the young exec a piece of his mind.

Side note: we knew Zach wasn’t really going anywhere.

Meanwhile, on the life side of things, Charlie’s fling with Rachel Carter (Kristin Lehman) was serious enough to hit toothbrush-sharing level, but it all came a little too close to home when she also turned out to be the lawyer working with Bree’s ex, Violet (who was suing the hospital for putting Bree in a coma). Not that Bree actually wanted to sue anyone, especially Maggie. (Man we’re shipping those two.)

It's a matter of life and death on 'Saving Hope'
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Anyhow, things got messy fairly quickly when it came out that Alex lied to Charlie about Bree being on blood thinners before the surgery, and their past relationship came into play. In the end Charlie was thankfully able to wake Bree up, and she was finally able to speak for herself, but not before a giant can of worms was opened.

Oh, and speaking of Alex? She had other things to be concerned about, like her dying mother. That’s right: just when those two finally repaired their relationship, Alex found out that her mom is dying. Maybe she really is cursed? It seemed like the perfect excuse for Alex to leave Luke with Charlie, and finally take a few personal days for a much-needed vacation.

Unfortunately it doesn’t look like Alex will be soaking in the sun with a margarita anytime soon; as we learned in the closing moments of the episode, she’s preggers. Is it Charlie’s, or her new mini-golfing partner-in-crime?

Given the history of this show, we’re sure that answer will remain a mystery for a little while longer.

 

Saving Hope airs Sundays on CTV.