Sydney Katz, Saving Hope
Sydney Katz (Stacey Farber)
In Canadian medical drama Saving Hope, Sydney was introduced in Season 3 as the new obstetrics and gynecology resident at Hope Zion hospital. Sydney grew close with co-worker Maggie Lin, and kissed in 3×08 “The Heartbreak Kid”. This freaked Sydney out and she gave Maggie a “save the date” card for her engagement to a man named Hershel that she had been dating for 10 weeks.
Later on when Sydney and Maggie talked about the kiss, Sydney revealed that she had been struggling with liking girls her whole life due to her family’s religion and beliefs. Sydney then sought out Maggie and was finally able to admit out loud that she liked girls, the two of them made out and it was implied they had sex. Their relationship status wasn’t revealed on-screen, but it was made clear that the two of them had strong feelings towards each other.
Sydney was absent for most of season 4, but made a short guest appearance in episodes 10 and 12. When Sydney was watching Maggie, who had collapsed earlier, from the window, another doctor came up to her and said “You really love her, don’t you?”. That was the first time anyone had noticed or acknowledged Sydney and Maggie’s attraction. Later Sydney and Maggie were joking and enjoying each other’s company. Sydney was then written out of the series to move to Tel Aviv with her new unnamed girlfriend, but before she left, she and Maggie shared a goodbye kiss.
Sydney came back in the 5th (and final) season, and she and Maggie got a happy ending, leaving the show together in episode 5×12. She came back in episode 5×09, when she showed up at the hospital with her sister who had cancer and was hoping to get into Maggie’s program. Sydney told Maggie she hadn’t stopping thinking of her and kissed her, and asked her if they could try again.
In episode 5×10, Maggie told her she was scared: “it’s like I’ve been waiting 3 years for Christmas and now it’s finally here”. They decided to try for a relationship.
Female love interests:
- Maggie Lin (Julia Taylor Ross, bisexual, regular)
Relationship story arc with a woman: Yes
Male love interests:
- Hershel (ex-fiancé, off-screen)
Relationship story arc with a man: No
Male love interest after being identified as a lesbian? No
Filter Relationship Arc:
Storyline during sweeps? No
 A relationship story arc is defined as explicit, developed on screen, and lasting more than 3 episodes. It is listed as questionable or subtext if romance is only implied, mentioned instead of shown on screen, part of a dream sequence, or otherwise not explicit for the viewer.
 Sweeps episodes air in February, May, July and November, the periods when advertising rates are set. A character is marked as "sweeps" when there is a very limited number of episodes that address their sexuality, all air during sweeps period, and the storyline is otherwise ignore/dropped.