S02E07 “Bed One”
Director: Peter Wellington
Writer: Noelle Carbone
Guest Stars: Tyler Hynes (WAREHOUSE 13), Patrick Mckenna (THE RON JAMES SHOW), Matthew Bennett (MURDOCH MYSTERIES), Ian D. Clark (ROOKIE BLUE), Sarain Boylan (ROOKIE BLUE)
When a heat wave hits the city, Alex (Erica Durance) is appointed Trauma Team Leader as the hospital is faced with an influx of patients during a blackout. With no back-up power available, Dawn (Michelle Nolden) and Charlie (Michael Shanks) must figure out a way to continue their surgery as Joel (Daniel Gillies) and Maggie (Julia Taylor Ross) attempt to keep a patient alive while stuck in an elevator.
When extreme summer heat causes a blackout across the city, Hope Zion Hospital – the only hospital with a working generator – gets swarmed with patients from blacked-out hospitals across town. Joel (Daniel Gillies) appoints Alex (Erica Durance) leader of the Trauma Team, and she’s thrown into the deep end as patients start spilling in. To further complicate matters, Alex’s paramedic brother Luke (guest star Tyler Hynes, WAREHOUSE 13) shows up with an overdose patient, and quickly starts getting in the Trauma Team’s way. In the O.R., Charlie (Michael Shanks) and Dawn (Michelle Nolden) operate on a patient who was driving during the blackout and crashed into a tree, but during their operation, Hope Zion Hospital suddenly loses power. The entire hospital is forced to turn to back-up generators – but this particular surgery isn’t designed to run on a back-up source. As if all this wasn’t stressful enough, Charlie must help the patient’s spirit find her girlfriend in order to convince her to fight for her life. Meanwhile, Joel and Maggie (Julia Taylor Ross) get stuck in an elevator with a patient who’s on his way to dialysis to treat his flesh eating disease. The pressure – and the heat – is on in this week’s chaotic episode; will the Hope Zion doctors be able to keep their cool?
Director: Jason Priestley
Writer: Morwyn Brebner & Maggie Gilmour
Guest Stars: Alan Van Sprang (THE L.A. COMPLEX), Ryan Blakely (MY BABYSITTER’S A VAMPIRE), Jane Spidell (KING), Peter Michael Dillon (SUITS)
When Alex (Erica Durance) and Joel (Daniel Gillies) end up stranded in the middle of nowhere with a severely injured couple, they’re forced to use only what’s around them to stabilize the pair until paramedics arrive. Meanwhile, back at Hope Zion Hospital, Charlie (Michael Shanks) must try to save the wounded leg of his former college roommate as Gavin (Kristopher Turner) attempts to help Shahir (Huse Madhavji) improve his bedside manner.
Alex (Erica Durance) and Joel’s (Daniel Gillies) road trip to a medical conference takes a turn for the worse when they pull up to a gas station and find they’re the only ones there to look after a seriously injured couple. With Joel’s car hijacked, no hospitals or doctors nearby, and the ambulance an hour away, Alex and Joel are forced to improvise, using supplies from the gas station’s convenience store to keep the couple stable until the paramedics arrive. Ultimately, Alex decides to perform a risky live blood transfusion to save the woman’s life. Back at the hospital, a famous war photographer – and long-time friend of Charlie’s (Michael Shanks) – arrives all the way from Africa with a gory and mangled leg. With Maggie’s (Julia Taylor Ross) help, Charlie works to repair his friend’s leg, even after the other doctors have deemed it unfixable. Meanwhile, Gavin (Kristopher Turner) and Zach (Benjamin Ayres) role play with Shahir (Huse Madhavji) to try and help him improve his people skills after a patient complains about his poor bedside manner.
Director: Jeff Woolnough
Writer: Adam Pettle & Amanda Fahey
Guest Stars: Erin Karpluk (BEING ERICA)
When Alex (Erica Durance) is forced to put a patient’s gender reassignment surgery on hold, she discovers a secret in his medical history that could save his surgery, but tear his life apart. Charlie (Michael Shanks) deals with a patient who is healthy, sane – and convinced she is going to die at midnight. Meanwhile, Joel (Daniel Gillies) secretly helps Sonja (Erin Karpluk) deal with a patient of hers who’s been admitted to Hope Zion Hospital).
Alex is set to perform a gender reassignment surgery on a hopeful patient who’s there with his mother cheering him on. When the last-minute discovery of a mysterious mass on one of his scans forces Alex (Erica Durance) to put the surgery on hold, she promises to solve the problem. This proves easier said than done after she’s unable to remove the mass in surgery. As Alex digs deeper into her patient’s medical history, she uncovers a secret that could save his surgery but destroy his relationship with his mother. In the E.R., Charlie (Michael Shanks) treats a patient who seems perfectly healthy and totally sane, but is sure she’s going to die at midnight thanks to a mysterious pattern that’s followed the women in her family for generations. Charlie convinces her that there’s no reason to believe she’s cursed – but when she collapses on her way out of the hospital, his own ideas about destiny are challenged. Meanwhile, Joel (Daniel Gillies) steps up to the plate as he secretly tries to help Sonja (guest star Erin Karpluk) deal with one of her clients who’s been admitted to Hope Zion Hospital – while Sonja notices something about Joel that even he seems oblivious to. The truth prevails in more than one instance this week at Hope Zion.