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We don’t want to give anyone false hope or anything, but now that Saving Hope (Thursdays, 9 p.m. ET on CTV) is officially back following a small hiatus, it looks like everyone might actually get a happy ending by the time this show is over after all.

Because let’s be honest: we were worried for a little while there.

With Alex all wrapped up in her mom’s awful condition (not to mention her motorcycle and the hot new doctor), she had no time for her end-game guy Charlie. And this, despite the fact that she was pregnant with his child. But now that some time has passed since her mom’s death and she’s back at work ready to avoid all of those feelings instead, it looks as though she may be turning an eye back towards Charlie after all.

Of course that was helped along by the fact that Charlie offered to wrangle Alex’s older, estranged brother Dougie and make him come to their mother’s service. Naturally, we were tickled pink when the actor playing that rough-around-the-edges character happened to be Rookie Blue favourite (and upcoming The Detail star) Ben Bass. We weren’t so tickled at what a jerk he was being by refusing to help Alex, or even make nice with her, mind you.

'Saving Hope' returns to sibling rivalry
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Interestingly, it wasn’t just the sibling strife between Alex and Dougie that went down in the episode though: there were two younger sisters who came to Hope Zion with some bigger problems on their hands.

The elder of the sisters was suffering from kidney failure, and all signs pointed toward the younger sister being a “saviour child” (a child who was created in order to become an organ donor). Obviously Alex had some questions about the ethics of the younger sister donating a kidney, but she was overturned by the ethics judge at the hospital when it became clear that the younger sister really did want to save her sibling. Unfortunately that wasn’t meant to be as the girl was actually suffering from a pretty serious infection that had travelled to her heart. So now not only did one sister need a kidney transplant; the other needed a heart transplant.

We can’t even begin to think about how those parents must have felt. Talk about the worst day ever.

In the end, thanks to one of the most heartbreaking twists of all, the older sister ended up dying, and became a heart donor to her younger sister so that she could live. Cue the waterworks, guys.

The twisty narrative was enough for Alex to put aside her own hurt feelings towards Dougie, especially when he returned to help plan the memorial. With that relationship sufficiently repaired, Alex felt comfortable enough to announce the news of her pregnancy to the rest of the staff, confirming that it’s Charlie’s. And while the two didn’t make out or anything, they did hold hands as fireworks went off in the final moments, and that’s good enough for us.

Now let’s hope for a real wedding before this show wraps up, shall we?

Saving Hope airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on CTV.