Episode 202: “Little Piggies”
Writer: Adam Pettle (ROOKIE BLUE)
Director: Kelly Makin (FLASHPOINT, ROOKIE BLUE, LESS THAN KIND)
Short Synopsis: Alex must learn to stick up for herself and not be intimidated by Dawn (Charlie’s ex-wife) in order to work alongside her and perform a minimally invasive heart procedure to save a patient’s life. Meanwhile, Joel unlocks a mystery to a young girl’s disease whilst getting some advice from Charlie, who is trying to figure out how to help his comatose patient come back from being a spirit. It’s a week of defying the odds at Hope Zion.
Alex (Erica Durance) is taking a cardiac course in the pig lab, led by Dawn (Michelle Nolden), when her nerves end up getting the best of her. Dawn is quick to capitalize on the opportunity to call Alex out, which doesn’t set them off straight for the rest of the episode. It’s only when they end up sharing a patient with cardiac problems that Alex must swallow her pride, be the better person, and figure out how she can not only work with Dawn – but learn from her as well, for the interest of the eir patient. Similarly, Joel (Daniel Gillies) finds himself still learning to tread water as Chief of Surgery at Hope Zion Hospital. At first, his ego wins out, but near the end Joel looks to Charlie (Michael Shanks) for advice on a patient with an extremely rare bone disease. Meanwhile, Charlie connects with a comatose patient who is seemingly never waking up. Through dealing with the patient’s spirit and getting some helpful advice from Gavin (Kristopher Turner), Charlie helps his patient beat all odds.
Guest Stars: Daniel Kash (AGAINST THE WALL), Joel Keller (MEN WITH BROOMS), Rick Miller (CANADIAN MADE), Siobhan Murphy (ROOKIE BLUE), Stefani Kimber (ROOKIE BLUE) and Tammy Isbell (OVERRULED!)