Let’s face it. Dawn (Michelle Nolden) and Shahir (Huse Madhavji) are probably the most uptight doctors in Hope Zion. We’ve seen how Dawn’s know-it-all confrontational attitude ruffles feathers and Shahir has received more than one complaint about his poor bed-side manner.
In ‘Last Call’ Episode 5, “Sense and Sensitivity,” we learned that Human Resources sent Dawn and Shahir to sensitivity training. In the embedded eleventh episode, “Hug,” we realize the pair continues to attend these classes.
Dawn and Shahir hit the bar after another grueling session in how to be a kinder, gentler physician. As we recently discovered on ‘Saving Hope’s’ “En Bloc,” some of Shahir’s stoic behavior can be attributed to Asperger’s. However, he has been working with Gavin and is learning how to empathize with his patients. By studying Shahir’s behavior this season, we can all agree this neurotic neurologist has come a long way. Dawn, on the hand, continues to cause trouble.
In this fascinating webisode, Dawn exposes her vulnerability to Shahir. She admits that she is having a terrible day. Sometimes she would just like for someone to acknowledge the obvious fact that she looks down in the dumps and offer to give her a comforting hug. I think you can guess what happens next.
What do you think of ‘Hug’? Does this insight change your feelings about Dawn? How do you feel about Shahir’s reaction and his advice? Should Dawn follow his lead and speak with Gavin?
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This article was originally published on Examiner.com on February 6, 2014.
UPDATE (Summer 2016): ‘Saving Hope’ now airs on ION Television in the U.S. and still airs on CTV in Canada. Visit ‘Saving Hope’s’ ION TV homepage (HERE) or CTV Homepage (HERE) for details.