Recently, on Transplant
, Dr. Bashir “Bash” Hamed, played by Hamza Haq, made a decision that resulted in a patient’s father, Ray Grisholm (David Eisner), filing a lawsuit against York Memorial Hospital. Grisholm’s legal team discovered that Dr. Bishop (John Hannah) does not have Bash’s original credentials from Syria and lied about talking to the dean of his school. They plan to use it against the hospital to win the case.
According to Haq, who spoke with SciFi Vision on Tuesday in an exclusive interview, although Bash doesn’t feel guilty for the choice, it does still affect the decisions he now makes. “I think Bashir can compartmentalize on that level, where he's just like, ‘I did the best that I could. I absolutely did the best that I could,’ ” said the actor. “He doesn't feel any guilt or feel shame about that, but I think he empathizes so deeply with people's circumstances that to know that something that he did affected someone's life so greatly, I think he just feels it as opposed to feeling guilty for it.
“...[T]his other superior, medical, authoritative figure in Dr. Grisholm, him coming by, exacerbates his anxiety and his tension and his need to save lives and do his best, that I think all of those manifest in not so much guilt, but in his desire to make things right...I think it does inform his decisions and his hesitations in future procedures. Like, I think there's a moment with June (Aisha Issa) and Theo (Jim Watson) where they come in, and they want to do some cowboy sort of scenario, but because it isn't by the book and protocol, I think he just hesitates a bit, because he just doesn't want to be on the hook again, and [have] somebody else getting involved, again, based on a decision that he makes.”