Stargate star MICHAEL SHANKS returns to our television screens tonight on CTV at 10PM ET with the Season 2 premiere of Saving Hope, “I Watch Death.”
Shanks was recently awarded Canada’s Leo Award for “Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series” for his portrayal of Dr. Charlie Harris, the former Chief of Surgery at Hope Zion Hospital. In the first season, Charlie spent his time in a coma after the taxi he and his fiance Dr. Alex Reid is hit hard at an intersection while en route to their wedding. While Alex tried everything she could to get him back, Charlie roamed the hospital in spirit form, caught between the living and the dead. He was able to see and talk with the spirits of other coma patients and the recently deceased and offered some kind of support in their journeys. At the end of the season, Charlie awoke, hoping to pick up where he left off and marry Alex, but he’s distracted by the realization that he can still see the spirits of the dead.
Season 2 will pick up a little while after the end of Season 1 in tonight’s premiere, described by The Examiner: “In the Season 2 premiere, entitled ‘I Watch Death’ (Tuesday, June 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV), Alex (Erica Durance) and Charlie (Michael Shanks) are caught in the middle of a shooting on their way to their first shift back at Hope Zion. It’s all hands on deck when the victims of the shooting end up at Hope Zee. In the midst of the commotion, Alex treats a bullied teenager and deals with her own emotions about everything that’s happened in the past year. Meanwhile, Charlie is caught off guard when he realizes that he’s still able to see the spirits of deceased patients. As well, new Chief of Surgery Joel (Daniel Gillies) works alongside Charlie’s ex-wife Dawn to perform an intense surgery.”
Here’s a video preview from CTV: