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Recap/Review – Saving Hope – “The Law of Contagion” – 8/30/12

Last week, Charlie made a breakthrough on why he is still in a coma, and Joel cheated on Maggie with Dawn.
 
First Medical Case:

Alex is called to assist a patient in the ER who has the symptoms of a ruptured appendix, and he also seems to have a summer cold. When they open him up, they discover that his appendix is perfectly fine, and there is nothing wrong which is causing his symptoms. As Alex is about to investigate further in the surgery, the man crashes on the table, and he dies. Alex doesn’t believe that it was a flu that caused the symptoms and problems, and Zach does some digging. They discover that the man flew in from Mumbai, where there was an outbreak of the SARS virus.
 
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Recap/Review – Saving Hope – “A New Beginning” – 8/23/12

Last week, Dawn revoked Charlie’s DNR after realizing that he was hanging on, Maggie thought over Gavin’s kiss, Dana gave Alex’s Chief Surgical Residency to Tom, and Joel dealt more with the loss of a patient.
 
First Medical Case:

Alex is doing a checkup on a patient who recently went through a gastric bypass surgery and lost half his weight, when he mentions that he dropped a barbell on his chest, and although the bruising has gone away, there is still tenderness. Alex notices discharge when she pushes on his nipple, leading her to do a biopsy after thinking it may be cancer. It turns out to be a form of breast cancer, and the man immediately undergoes surgery. His boyfriend leaves after finding out about the cancer but comes back when Alex is checking the incision after surgery.
 
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Recap/Review – Saving Hope – “Bea, Again” – 8/16/12

Before the Olympics, we left the show with Charlie being taken off life support. Questions about whether he will survive, whether he will wake up, and whether he will slowly fade away are all prominent in my mind, but there was other hospital and personal drama afoot. In the last episode, Joel dealt with a man devastated about his past. Being unable to stop the man from killing himself, Joel is in an emotional upheaval, leading him to tell Alex that he still loves her. Unfortunately, this was definitely the wrong time to tell her, leaving him to go out and chat up some girl and then get in a fight with the boyfriend, breaking his fist. As a doctor/surgeon, will this leave him incapacitated for the next few episodes? What of his relationship with Maggie? In Maggie’s life, as she is uncertain of her relationship with Joel, Gavin breaks the news that he likes her by suddenly kissing her. Is their friendship ruined? Will she realize that she actually likes him?

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Recap/Review – Saving Hope – “Heartsick” – 7/26/12

Last week, we saw Alex’s dilemma after giving the family of a patient more hope than she should have, an unconscious patient Sanja and Charlie discussed love and relationships, and Dawn stirred up trouble about Charlie’s life or death discussions.
 
First Medical Case:

A dead man from the local prison comes in as a organ donor. While talking to Charlie, he reveals that he never signed an organ donor card. A young man with a loving fiancé needs a heart transplant, so they go into surgery immediately. Dawn is the heart transplant surgeon, even though she doesn’t work at this hospital, and with Alex in on the surgery, she tries to compromise Alex’s ability to assist in the operation by bringing up Charlie. Instead of getting emotional, Alex catches a bleed that Dawn didn’t see and is the only one able to fix it because only she has a good view of it.

After the surgery, the guy’s body starts rejecting the heart, which the prisoner frets is because of his having murdered people. Charlie highly doubts that is why the heart is being rejected, but after he gets emotional and breaks down when trying to let go of the bad in his heart, the transplant recipient starts getting better.

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Recap/Review – Saving Hope – “Consenting Adults” – 7/20/12

Last week, we saw Alex thinking she was pregnant, Charlie fighting for the ability to communicate with Alex, Joel deciding to be exclusive with Maggie, Gavin creating a connection and trying to help a patient, and Alex dealing with a patient nobody else was able to diagnose.

First Medical Case:

Alex has a patient with what she thinks is a non-cancerous tumor that she quickly removes when there are complications. An adverse reaction to the anesthetic puts her in a coma, where she meets Charlie. Dana makes a really unnecessary comment to Alex that I dislike. She’s such a bitch. Later, after the mother and fiancé get upset that Alex lied to them about the simplicity of the surgery, it appears that Dana may be right. I’m surprised by how I feel about this because I still like Alex and completely understand her reaction, but I also agree with Dana. After frantically running around the hospital, she comes across Charlie, who helps her realize what is happening. What’s interesting about this case is Sanja doesn’t want to wake up. She likes the idea of just getting away from the arranged marriage that is supposed to occur on the coming weekend.

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