Dr Alex Reid's (Erica Durance) new patient, prisoner Tom Crenshaw (Travis Milne), is likely to have a major role to play in the second episode of "Saving Hope" season 2, titled "Beasts of Burden", which will be telecast on CTV at 9pm on Thursday, 1 October.

In the premiere episode of supernatural medical drama, viewers were introduced to Milne's character as a murder convict. Throughout the sequel, his spirit was seen haunting Dr Charles Harris (Michael Shanks) urging him to help prove his innocence.

As fans have already seen the prisoner following Shanks' character till his house, it can be assumed that he will have a major role to play in episode 2. Although the official synopsis does not have any details about the character, the promotional photos show him spending time with the doctor, according to Pop Goes The World.

The description of "Beasts of Burden", which will be live streamed here, read: "Back from maternity leave for just two days, Dr Reid is given the privilege of assisting renowned surgeon Dr Clara Levine (Kate Lynch). When the protagonist begins to question the senior surgeon's surgical decision she quickly finds herself on the wrong side of the operating table, replaced by the ever-charming and ever-tactful Dr Patrick Curtis".

Additionally, after seven surgeries on a leg that shows zero improvement, Dr Harris is given the task of convincing his patient that, in the face of spiralling self-medication and the very real possibility of a lifetime of pain, sometimes we can only move forward when we give up what's holding us back.

Meanwhile, when an alcoholic advertising executive wanders in off the street with a head wound, Dr. Maggie Lin (Julia Taylor Ross), who's weighing the very real possibility of leaving Hope Zion Hospital, does everything in her powers to put her patient in detox in the hope of making things right.

CTV will air "Saving Hope" season 2 episode 2 titled "Beasts of Burden" at 9pm on Thursday, 1 October.