The doctors of Hope Zion finally return to our television screens Thursday when Saving Hope returns for Season 4. After unexpectedly having to say goodbye to one of our favourite characters, Dr. Joel Goran (Daniel Gillies), in the Season 3 finale fans and the show’s characters will be forced to recover from that heartbreaking event.
It was no question that Joel’s death would be a real game changer for the show, and with the show’s driving force, the love triangle between Joel-Alex-Charlie now gone it looks like the path is clear for other storylines to open up a bit as the show moves toward more of an ensemble format. We already know that as the season progresses new characters will be added and we will see well known guest stars. From what we’ve seen so far this season may just be Saving Hope‘s best one yet.
In order to tide fans over until the premiere we’ve got 11 tidbits we can share while you wait to watch for yourself on Thursday night:
***WARNING: This article contains spoilers, if that’s not your thing stop reading now.***
There is a time jump
The premiere episode begins 11 months after Season 3 ended. Alex is heading back to work after her maternity leave and she’s a little surprised to see that things have changed a bit at Hope Zion since she left.
Zach Is In Crisis
Zach is still struggling with Joel’s tragic death and has been on a bit of a downward spiral ever since. He’s grumpy, partying into the wee hours of the morning and is absolutely no fun to be around.
Who’s The Daddy?
We still don’t know who baby Luke’s father is despite the fact that Alex and Charlie have been living in post-baby bliss for the last eleven months. In all that time they never went ahead with the paternity test and not knowing is starting to ride on Charlie so the topic is comes up this week. Saving Hope executive producer and writer Noelle Carbone has said that we will indeed find out who Luke’s father is eventually, will this be the week?
Dr. Joel Goran – Gone But Not Forgotten
If you’re anything like us you may be a little worried that Joel’s memory would fade into the background, but that is definitely not the case at Hope Zion. Memories of him and his tragic demise are still fresh in everyone’s minds and we’ve got to say, it was nice to see. There is even a special dedication that has been made to him. Keep your eyes peeled during the episode and you’ll see what we mean.
There’s A New Doctor In The House
And he isn’t exactly happy to see Alex. Dr. Patrick Curtis (Max Bennett) took over for her while she was away on maternity leave and he’s doesn’t exactly welcome Alex back with open arms. He’s a stickler for procedure and insists on double checking all of Alex’s findings right from the start. It looks like Alex is going to have to prove herself before he starts to trust her.
Is A New Romance Blossoming?
Now we can’t be sure but we think we see a few sparks flying between two of our favorite characters. It’s a relationship that we never would have thought of before but one that has us excited about the possibilities it might bring. Let’s see if you can figure out who we’re talking about.
Maggie’s personality has always been one of our favorites on the show and her one-liners never fail to make us laugh. There are several great ones in this premiere but we do have a personal favourite. Make sure you tell us yours after you’ve watched!
Rookie Blue‘s Travis Milne Guest Stars
This is a very different role from the fun-loving and happy-go-lucky Chris Diaz we are used to seeing Milne play for six seasons on Rookie Blue. However, we can guarantee you will be impressed with this performance. He plays a pretty big role in the show’s first four episodes and he’s going to put Charlie in quite the predicament.
A Ghost Crosses The Line
Home has always been a safe place for Charlie. He’s always been able to leave his ghosts at the hospital (except for that one at the hotel bar), but things are changing this season, at least when it comes to one ghost in particular. This ghost will be desperate, demanding and know that Charlie is the only one they can go to for help.
Dr. Reid’s Still Got It
If you were worried that an 11 month break from surgery would effect Alex’s abilities then you were mistaken. Alex is back on the job and kicking ass while she’s at it. It’s safe to say she does not disappoint in her return.
Chalex Is Back
If you’re one of the fans struggling since Alex and Charlie broke up in Season 2 then you will be happy to hear that these two are back together and doing better than ever before. In fact, they are living together and raising baby Luke together as a family. Now we’re sure it’s not going to be all roses and fairy tales for these two, but it’s nice to see they are off to such a good start.
Are you happy to see Saving Hope back? What are you most looking forward to in Season 4? Leave a few words in the comments section below and let us know what you’re thinking.
Christy is a self proclaimed and proud TV Junkie. Her love for TV began at an early age with shows like Degrassi, Alias, ER, Buffy, The X-Files & Friends. You can now find her watching, ok obsessing over, shows like When Calls The Heart, Saving Hope, Arrow, Outlander, Grey's Anatomy and many many others. You can catch Christy on Twitter at @ChristySpratlin where she will likely be live tweeting her favorite shows and talking about everything TV.