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The Resident – Three Words (2×03)

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Blair Waldorf once told Chuck Bass: “three words eight letters, say it and I’m yours.”

She was referring to the phrase “I love you,” of course, and a wise Chuck Bass said it and got the girl.

On this week’s The Resident, it was Nic’s turn to say those words back to Conrad who was confident that their relationship would work out a second time around.

But it took her a while to get there as she relived some of their most intimate memories and had many hesitations about jumping back into this.

We knew these two had some history together, but we didn’t know the extent of what went down between them or what led to their break-up until now.

As they geared up to celebrate Irving’s third anniversary at Chastain, Nic found herself overcome by memories both the good and the bad.

We saw their first meeting at the 404 Bar, we learned that the two suffered a miscarriage together, and we found out that the break-up was fueled by some overly touchy college douche who grabbed Nic’s butt and set off an uncontrollable rage inside of Conrad.

This is the first time we’ve actually tapped into some possible PTSD from his time in Afghanistan and though it was brief, I hope we eventually get a deeper look into what he actually went through while serving. Why did he have such a hard time coming to terms with what happened? Why did he bottle up his feelings?

And why didn’t the miscarriage ever come up?

Something that serious in nature strengthens a couples bond and makes the relationship more serious. It can also shatter whatever they had built up.

Bringing this up now could empower their connection, however, the way it was thrown in seems like the writers didn’t give it too much thought and just figured the story would work itself out.

You would think that there would be some mention of this previously, right?

If Nic and Conrad are going to move forward with a healthy relationship, and he is going to stick to it that he’s a changed man, then I really need them to continue addressing what we saw tonight in minuscule snippets.

Devon is in deep trouble. There, I said it.

I can’t blame him for being attracted to Julian because have you seen her? She’s gorgeous. But you know who else is gorgeous? His fiancee Priya.

Julian knew exactly what she was doing luring Devon in with some feeble excuse to teach him how to do a traditional Bollywood dance. If her intentions were pure, which they were one hundred percent not, she wouldn’t have even initiated the close-contact slow dance.

She had set her sights on him since her first day at Chastain.

Mina saw the whole thing go down, and I cannot wait for her to lay it into Pravesh with her “no bullshit” attitude.

Maybe that will set him straight.

There’s a part of me that’s so angry that the writers felt Pravesh was such an easy target that he’d fall right into the arms of a beautiful and smart woman. None of these characters were written to be that naive and up until now, he’s been so enamored with his fiancee, it’s hard to believe he would never look at another woman.

Dr. Bell hasn’t really been able to catch a break, not that he needs one.

I’m surprised by how quickly he got over his troubled and guilty feelings concerning Dr. Lane and that whole “I solicited sex” situation.

We’re seeing Bell become more powerless by the minute as he squared off with not only Marshall Winthrop but also, Dr. Austin.

When Winthrop told Bell that they all have to work together to make Chastain the best hospital for patients but also, profitable, it seems like he wasn’t listening.

Bell still thinks he knows what’s best even if he has absolutely no experience in a specific situation.

His idea to take out the middleman and produce his own saline solution was fine, but without actually consulting the chairman of the board, a man who knows the business side, it was doomed before it could even gain its legs.

Bell saw Winthrop business deal as a way to beat him, but Winthrop swore that they were playing for the same team and he just knew better.

Shortly after, Bell’s power over Dr. Austin didn’t hold much weight because he wasn’t phased by losing his position if he refused to perform surgeries and bill them through the Titian.

It just goes to show you that while Bell only cares about money, his employees still care about the craft and their patients.

Why would you threaten to fire one of your top surgeons because they prefer to bypass the robotic machines and use the best tools in their arsenal: their hands?

Bell, will you ever learn?

Most of the episode focused on the idea that though it may be scary to accept, people can change.

We’ll see how that holds up for Conrad who gave his father the benefit of the doubt when he said he only had good intentions for buying a saline company, and for Nic, who finally gave Conrad that second chance because he promised to become a better person for her.

What did you think of The Resident’s “Three Words?” Will Conrad disappoint Nic? Will Pravesh cheat on Priya?

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The Resident – About Time (2×04)

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The Resident About Time

Doctors just can’t win, can they?

The Resident was a slightly weaker installment this season only because of the hazy time jump that occurred.

There was no distinguishing factor between the past and the present, though we knew it was happening because Conrad was being interrogated by a lawyer representing a patient injured during a supposed bomb at a music festival.

Everything about the situation was messy from the leech-like lawyers to the fact that Conrad was volunteering and shouldn’t have even been working that day.

Arguably, the worst part was that he did everything to save the life of the man who was now suing him.

The lawyers tried to hit it where it hurts — he had too many patients that day, he was in a relationship with a co-worker, but none of it stuck.

What I admire most about Conrad is that he follows his gut instincts. He disregarded his father’s advice to stick to “No,” “Yes,” and “I don’t recall.”

He made his case, he proved his point, and he showed that he was a doctor making a necessary call to save a life.

Robinson is mad because Conrad didn’t wait for a Neuro doctor and instead, went ahead with the surgery. He claims because of that negligence, he came down with Meningitis which is what landed him in a wheelchair permanently, crushing his adventure-seeking lifestyle.

I’d argue, and Conrad would back me up, that it wasn’t Conrad’s on-the-whim decision but rather, the fact that he was stuffing himself with unregulated supplements which lead to the blood clots.

It’s important to note that “natural” doesn’t always mean safe and everyone should use caution when taking supplements that aren’t regulated by the FDA.

For a second, I truly believed that Marshall was going to support his son and fight this “his” way. In other words, the ethical way.

However, I should have known by now that Marshall has his own way of loving his son; a way that Conrad would never approve of.

Marshall took a risk by approaching Robinson and telling him they would settle everything with an NDA that would never see the light of day.

In the end, it proved that Robinson knew deep down inside that Conrad did his best to save him. He was after money all along.

Though it took care of the problem, it also set a precedent for patients who decide the treatment they received in a dire time isn’t good enough.

It shows that Marshall didn’t have faith that Conrad wouldn’t win by simply recounting what happened and proving that he did everything to prevent Robinson’s death.

Emotions really took over me when Robinson came through to Conrad with a peace-offering, and light of everything that’s happened, Conrad reacted by hugging the man who just tried to jeopardize his career.

Conrad may have a bad track record of going off-the-books regularly, but he does it with the best of intentions. Any of us would be lucky to have a doctor like him during a time where every decision matters.

This doesn’t happen often, but I found myself impressed with Dr. Bell’s initiative to turn a profit.

Who knew that the key to making more money was to pay all the bills of patients struck by tragedy.

Needless to say, Chastain only did it because they received a small portion of the victims. The rest of the hospitals in the area who took in hundreds of patients were put on blast when Bell called on them to also cover medical bills of their victims during a well-crafted publicity stunt.

The Resident also took a page from Chicago Med’s book with the battle of EMT lounges. I can’t believe choosing which hospital to bring patients to is decided by who has the bigger flatscreen TV!

Next up for Bell is striking a deal with the young billionaire behind Quo Vadis. Will his “honesty” be enough to persuade him into a deal with Chastain?

Julian has been overly helpful in introducing the products, but I fear that the moment sales begins dictating decisions, patient care will go out the door.

I also can’t shake the feeling that Julian’s company is shady and will cause Chastain plenty of headaches.

They may be just as shady as Julian has been!

As a matter of fact, she can see herself right out as well because I don’t appreciate her trying to seduce Pravesh with her cleavage-bearing, tight dress.

Really, asking a man if your bodycon is “ironed” isn’t transparent at all.

It’s even more infuriating that Pravesh is feeding right into it! The tightrope is getting thinner and thinner.

Okafor finally stood up to AJ aka “The Raptor.” Cheers erupted my body when she told him she’s not a “descendant,” but rather, an “ancestor.” Yes, girl, tell him!

AJ thought he was punishing Mina by sending her to Ortho when, in fact, she’ll probably succeed better with someone who lets her get her hands dirty.

Dr. Kit Voss, an orthopedic surgeon, is a mad woman. And it’s badass!

Did you see the way she was that brain? No wonder one of the most promising students heaved in a sink. That was brutal. If it was me, I probably wouldn’t have even made it out of the operating room before giving back my breakfast.

I especially love that she told AJ that maybe the best career move for Mina was the decision she made.

There is too much “male energy” trying to call the shots. AJ was overstepping his boundaries in more ways than one and someone had to put him in his place.

I’m glad it was Dr. Voss.

Based on the interactions she’s had with Bell, I’m sensing a relationship in the near future.

Both hold themselves to high standards and regard themselves as equals; that kind of woman is right up his alley.

Other Observations

  • Your body is capable of being a self-contained brewery, although, it isn’t exactly healthy.
  • The Resident doesn’t know how music festivals work because there is no way in hell that he would ever be able to find Nic, especially during a possible bomb stampede.
  • Chastain needs to look into installing new elevators because Marshall’s ride with Robinson took way too long.

What did you think of this week’s episode of The Resident? Will Conrad find out about daddy taking care of his problems? Will he be made at his dad for throwing money at the problem?

Will Voss accept Mina as her new resident?

Will Bell be able to dig Chastain out of a financial hole?

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The Resident – Total Eclipse of the Heart (1×14)

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The Resident Total Eclipse of the Heart

It’s obvious The Resident didn’t think it was going to get a second season at FOX.

And that’s a shame because it rushed through storylines that probably would have made for great cliffhangers.

I wonder if Conrad’s father becoming the new Chairman at Chastain was always going to be the ending scene or if they added it in after getting the green light?

I’ve wanted Dr. Lane to pay for what she did to Nic, to all the other dedicated doctors and to all the innocent patients that she’s been mistreating, but I didn’t want it to be wrapped up so swiftly.

If it was that easy to run her of course, why did it take so long?

Everything was wrapped up so neatly. Pravesh admitted Olivia, the ER’s known hypochondriac who admitted Lane diagnosed her with lymphoma and gave her her first dose of chemo.

She was the big break that they’d been waiting for; she put all of their plans into motion.

When Nic, who was bailed out of prison by Conrad’s trusted father (yep, throw some money on it and make the problems go away), realized she didn’t have any cancer markers, they took it up with Dr. Bell.

Now, initially, I thought that Dr. Bell was going to vouch for his girlfriend and help her get rid of all the evidence.

And turns out, Lane thought that too. When he told her to rush to her office and get rid of evidence, she was there in a heartbeat removing more files than there should have been. Jeez, does this woman have any semblance of a soul?

Thankfully, Bell came through just this one time. As she exited the clinic, the FBI took her in as Bell watched on.

Bell is tricky; he may have an ego and he may make decisions that benefit him, but he’s not a terrible person in the way that Lane is.

He’d never misdiagnose an innocent person nor would he treat someone that’s completely healthy. That goes against, probably, every doctor code out there.

Not to mention, Bell has never put anyone before himself. His relationship with Lane definitely wouldn’t change that. Even if he had wanted to help her, imagine how badly that would reflect on his as newly established CEO and on Chastain.

In a way, Lane shot herself in the foot by inching him into the coveted role.

And I can bet each and every one of you felt a ting of joy when she was handcuffed and roughed up in the same way Nic was.

Doesn’t feel as good when you’re the one being set up, does it?

In his victory speech to the press, Bell obviously took most of the credit but surprisingly, mentioned Pravesh, Hawkins and Nevin as the ones who brought it to his attention. That’s worth something, right?

With Lane’s story tied up, they also pumped the gas on Nic and Conrad’s relationship.

They didn’t have time to establish what direction it was going in but after teasing us for so long, they couldn’t leave fans wondering if they’d ever reconcile and pursue the obvious chemistry between them.

Even Mina, the surgeon who swore up and down that she wasn’t made for romance and didn’t have feelings, got a love interest in former heart-transplant patient Micah.

And in addition to getting a new relationship, she also got a reputation as the girl who gave her man a heart-attack during sex.

Okay, Mina! No wonder all the boys are swooning after her.

Micah’s life hung in the balance as it was revealed that he would need possibly life-threatening surgery.

Most of the surgeons refused to take the case on, however, AJ was more that eager to because you know, god complex.

And even during such a tedious and complex procedure, he still embraced the moment to force Mina to confront her emotions. He may have a terrible may of going about it, but he’s going to make her a better surgeon in the long run.

Thankfully, Micah survived even after they kept his heart stopped for an extended monologue and we’ll get to see their relationship flourish next season.

The Resident returns to FOX this fall!

Will Conrad finally have an upper hand now that his father is in charge and putting an end to this rigged system?

Will Chastain start putting patient safety ahead of profit?

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The Resident – Run, Doctor, Run (1×13)

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The Resident Run Doctor Run

How did Nic not see that coming?

Nic was the most intelligent nurse at Chastain so when multiple people told her not to mess with Lane Hunter and to “run the other way,” I don’t understand why she didn’t heed the warning.

And if she thought she could outsmart her, why didn’t she actually use her smarts?

Seeing as Lane had some dude threaten her while delivering groceries so it seemed inconspicuous and then had her followed, you could expect her next move to be some sort of set-up.

And Nic walked right into it thinking that Allie, the woman who repeatedly refused to help her out, called to meet her at 4 am.

The moment Nic walked through those doors, it was evident that they would get her for breaking and entering amongst many other charges.

Seriously, girl? As she cried in the hospital, I couldn’t help but feel bad but also, on some level, I was just mad that she let herself get played like this

Lane is ruthless; I don’t even want to see what else she has in store for Nic.

At this point, Nic is so infuriated, she won’t give up until she takes her down.

It seems like the team will look to Dr. Bell next but from the season finale promo, he’s in cahoots with Lane, which is obvious considering their romantic relationship.

Nic’s been going through quite a rough patch. In addition to getting fired and later, arrested, her sister overdosed on oxy again after being clean for a full eight months.

Thankfully, she got to her in time and administered Narcan but moving forward, she knew something had to change; Jessie needed to go to a rehab program that would actually help her get clean.

I wish Nic stuck to her decision to reject Lane’s offer for a free stint at Crossroads but unfortunately, it seems like desperate times called for desperate measures. I understand wanting to save your sister but turning to the woman who has put patients in danger and is out to ruin your life doesn’t sound like a good plan.

If I had to take a guess, I would say that Lane will leech onto Jessie and diagnose her with cancer that she doesn’t have, which from the promos seems to be something she does on a daily basis.

One of my biggest medical fears came to light when Claudia was diagnosed with an amoeba from a waterpark! Do you know how many times I have read those stories in the news and freaked out vowing to never go in a public pool or jacuzzi again?

Especially because in most cases, there is no cure. Thankfully, in Claudia’s case, she had a dedicated team of doctors who went out on a limb for her and stayed up all night calling a former Big Pharma rep who had a dose of the drug they needed to save her.

In a country where a band-aid at the ER comes with a $600 price tag, there wasn’t much surprise when Kevin told Pravesh that the life-saving drug for an uninsured patient would be $48,000.

Obviously, Chastain would never pay for that and Bell would never agree to it, so Pravesh and Conrad kept the case on the down-low. And since Claudia was like a mother to so many former felons and gangbangers, they came through for her and raised the money in a hood fundraiser in the waiting room. This had to be one of my favorite moments.

Everyone’s favorite patient, York, returned to the ER, but this time, he was with his mother who needed surgery. Unlike her son who gets put under quite often so they can remove objects from his colon, she was against being put under anesthesia. So the doctors decided to perform her surgery while she was awake and it quickly became evident why that’s not common practice.

I didn’t really care for the banter between Mina and the Raptor. She hates his honesty and well, he is a bit unprofessional while operating. I don’t care for his pompous attitude or the fact that he thinks Mina needs to be like him in order to be the “best” surgeon.

But mostly, I think the writers are trying too hard to create sexual tension between these two doctors when it’s okay for it to just come naturally or not at all.

It was hilarious watching York squirm in fear that one of the doctors would tell his mother the truth about his favorite pastimes. Eventually, Pravesh accidentally pulled up the wrong chart and his mother finally saw what he’d come in for surgery and she wasn’t even made because she had chlamydia.

Thoughts on this week’s episode? Will the finale finally work in Nic’s favor? Or will she continue losing to Lane?

And let’s all give The Resident a round of applause for landing a season two order!

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