Oh Charlie. We get that it must be hard giving up a crazy, cool (yet slightly annoying) talent like being able to talk to spirits and helping them transition between worlds, but after five years of this instability it might actually be about time to try. At least for the sake of your own sanity, dude.
But let’s back up for a moment though, shall we?
There was a lot going on in Thursday night’s episode of Saving Hope (9 p.m. ET on CTV), “Nightmares & Dreamscapes,” including a brutal car crash that killed two of three brothers, Sydney getting a job offer in London (Maggie’s going with her?!), and a mysterious sleep-walking man who showed up at the ER with someone else’s blood all over him, and no memory of what happened.
The real crux of the episode though, was Charlie and his ongoing dealings with the deceased spirit Blake, who refused to leave the hospital — or Charlie — alone. The scariest part? Blake had learned how to make physical contact with animate and inanimate objects alike, and threw more than a couple of hissy fits as a result of Charlie’s inattention. He threw around tools, played with dead bodies and at one point Blake even sat on that third brother’s chest during surgery, nearly killing him.
Thankfully, it turns out that all Blake really needed was a little TLC in order to transition, mostly because he failed to get any as a child, when his parents abused him for being “bad.”
Obviously, Alex witnessed quite a large share of the action given her recent “make-up” with Charlie, and tried to reach out. As it turns out, now that she’s over this whole being a “curse” thing, her new motives for not being with Charlie are that she’s scared what kind of interference his spirit connection could have on their children. And she’s been having dreams to remind her of that connection, mainly an angry lady spirit stealing away her yet-to-be born babe.
Talk about a bad pregnancy dream, huh?
We can’t say we blame Alex. Between Blake being able to make physical contact, people starting to wonder what’s up with Charlie’s “psychic” abilities and another baby on the way, there’s some scary stuff to consider before recommitting to a relationship, again.
That doesn’t mean we can’t hope for it to happen though, right? The name of the show is Saving “Hope,” after all. It looks like Charlie just needs to figure out his ghost stuff and make it go away — like The Great Randall once told him to — before they can make it all work.
Something tells us we may be getting to that… especially as the clock ticks down on these final few episodes of the series.