Spirit Rising: Charlie Comes to Life in Stunning Season Finale of SAVING HOPE, Sept. 13 on CTV
Last nightâ€™s monumental episode ofÂ SAVING HOPEÂ concluded with Charlie (Michael Shanks) suddenly waking up from a season-long coma and calling out for his fiancĂ©e Alex (Erica Durance). Now, the couple must confront life-changing questions in the stunning season finale,Thursday, Sept. 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PTÂ on CTV, leaving viewers with an unexpected twist. The episode airs again onÂ Saturday, Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PTÂ (visitCTV.caÂ to confirm local broadcast times).Â Following its television broadcast, viewers can catch up on full episodes ofSAVING HOPEÂ across CTVâ€™s digital platforms onÂ CTV.ca, the CTV App, the CTV Mobile channel and through video on demand partners.
SAVING HOPEÂ debuted in June following an extensive national promotional and publicity campaign, resulting in widespread buzz and critical acclaim. Since then, the prognosis has been glowing. Heading into next weekâ€™s season ender,SAVING HOPEÂ continues to rank as Canadaâ€™s #1 new summer series, #1 summer drama, and Top 5 summer series overall, with a season-to-date average of 1.7 million viewers. Online,Â SAVING HOPEÂ has seen more than two million video views, making it one of the most viewed shows onÂ CTV.caÂ this summer. In July, CTV announced a 13-episode second season order for the hit drama from ICF Films/Entertainment One.
â€śCongratulations to the cast and crew of SAVING HOPE on a terrific first season,â€ś said Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports. â€śAs the summerâ€™s breakout hit, weâ€™re committed to building on the strength of the fan favourite that has kept viewers glued to their televisions all season long.â€ť
In the season finale, entitled “Pink Clouds” (Sept. 13), Charlie, out of coma, goes into full recovery mode, undertaking physiotherapy training to learn how to walk again. Charlie presses on as questions surrounding his relationship with Alex surface. With the same determination that once made her Chief Surgical Resident, Alex takes charge of the situation â€“ pressing onward. But while charting the course of her own life, she is faced with the grim task of telling a bride-to-be that she is going to die. Meanwhile, Joel (Daniel Gillies) is also tasked with making difficult decisions when a young man is brought in with a heroin overdose. While examining track marks on the patientâ€™s arms, Joel and Maggie (Julia Taylor Ross) make a shocking discovery: the patient has necrotizing fasciitis â€“ flesh-eating disease. They rush him into the O.R. where Joel prepares to amputate above the infection, but the disease is advancing faster than heâ€™s ever seen. Incision after incision, Joel chases the bacteria up the arm but he canâ€™t find a clean margin. Under extreme pressure, Joel must improvise if he is going to save this young manâ€™s life.
SAVING HOPEÂ stars Erica Durance (SMALLVILLE), Michael Shanks (STARGATE ATLANTIS), Daniel Gillies (THE VAMPIRE DIARIES), Wendy Crewson (Away From Her), Huse Madhavji (CALL ME FITZ), Julia Taylor-Ross (ROOKIE BLUE), and Kristopher Turner (THE LISTENER).
SAVING HOPEÂ is produced by Ilana C Frank Films (ICF Films) with Entertainment One, in association with CTV and NBC.
Source: BBM Canada, Summer 2012: May 28 â€“ August 26, 2012. SAVING HOPE season average: June 7 â€“ August 30, 2012.