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The Resident – Family Affair (1×08)

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As the old saying goes, never judge a book by its cover. Especially when it comes to patients.

When a deranged, homeless woman crashes a donors party at Chastain, Bell and Lane are floored and demand to know how she got past security.

But that doesn’t matter much to Conrad and Nic, who immediately run over because their number one priority isn’t cocktails and hors oeuvre’s, it’s taking care of patients.

The Resident continuously puts a large emphasis on a hospital’s need for money, and while much of it is rooted in reality — the idea has to come from somewhere — it’s slightly exaggerated.

I admired them for pulling the curtain on the dark side, the ugly-side of medicine, but it’s coming at a cost of the series. Everything is financially motivated.

While a hospital cannot function if it’s not making enough to keep its doors open, it would be nice for someone other than Nic, Devon, Mina and Conrad to actually give a crap about the patients, not just the ones with a thick stack of cash. I’d think optics would be equally as important as how much money is being funneled through.

Everything revolves around money; every patient they admit, every test they run, every decision they make. It’s exhausting to the viewers; I found myself wanting to scream “we get it” on several occasions this week.

Surely, that’s how the other doctors actually feel about the money-machine being shoved down their throats and their priorities being shifted from patient care to billing.

It’s no surprise they are trying to find ways around the system instead of “treating and streeting” patients, which Bell would have preferred until Mina made the discovery that their Jane Doe was actually Sara Ravenscroft, a daughter of a wealthy philanthropist in Savannah.

Did you see Bell’s eyes almost light up in dollar signs?

Turns out, sometimes just having a patient’s best interest at heart comes with a healthy reward. Maybe next time, he’ll think twice before turning someone away or dumping them on the steps of another hospital.

Is that really something that happens? Or is that a misconception? Atlanta General’s loss was Chastain’s gain.

It’s absurd how a patients treatment differs with a change in status and wealth.

Nic calls Sara’s parents, but her mother is adamant that her daughter is schizophrenic. Her solution? Give her the pills she needs and they’ll pay the bill.

Sometimes, people believe that their expensive doctors would never botch up a diagnosis,  but in this case, some measly residents were able to unearth the real issue causing Sara to display mentally ill symptoms.

Once again, I think this storyline was beefed up for the sake of television. Wouldn’t an experienced doctor do a full workup and eliminate every other medical condition before arriving at a diagnosis? Then again saying someone has a psychological disorder is a lot easier than finding the root cause.

And even then, the only way to convince Bell to buy them some time was by spelling out that saving Sara meant financially grateful parents. Come on, Bell!

It was almost comical when he had the nerve to declare, “it’s not always about money.” Actually, on this show, it is. I would hate to be the kind of person that was solely motivated by the green stuff.

Keeping in line with the familial theme, Dr. Pravesh had a break-through with his parent’s thanks to some wise advice from a male gigolo er, male escort.

I can’t imagine how difficult it must be to marry into a different caste, especially one that has different priorities and traditions than you do. Devon mentions that the ideologies are so outdated but definitely buys into them himself.

His father is worried that his fiancee’s father might think he’s lesser because he’s just a cab driver, but that’s actually what Devon thinks. He’s scared that when the two families meet, her parents will deem him not good enough.

And sadly, his worries manifest onto his parents, who are at the receiving end of his wrath.

My mother always told me never to be embarrassed of your parents because they are the ones that gave you life. Regardless of who they are or what they believe, they have always been there for you, just like Devon’s parents were there for him, working seven days a week just to get him through medical school.

As a daughter of immigrants, I loved this storyline because it is so true — these parents came here with nothing and managed to build a life for themselves and simultaneously, a better life for their children who have been given endless opportunities to become whatever and whoever they want to be.

Don’t ever take that for granted and don’t ever be ashamed of that. Seriously, go give your parents a hug right now and say thank you.

Immigrants deserve so much recognition!

Devon’s wedding is definitely going to be an event.

Maybe Mina will even take Micah as her date? Someone is bound to break through her tough exterior. Although, I can definitely respect her desire to focus on her studies and distance herself from distractions such as flirtatious patients.

Speaking of, Conrad and Nic spent the whole episode working side-by-side and actually enjoyed it. Is their reunion on the horizon?

Thoughts on this week’s The Resident?

 


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When you’re strolling the halls of Chastain, which exceptional doctor is your soulmate? Is it Conrad Hawkins? AJ Austin? Randolph Bell? Or Devon Pravesh?

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The Resident has a pulse! 

Fox has renewed the beloved medical drama for a fourth season! 

The exciting news means that The Resident will be able to conclude the storylines that were interrupted by the coronavirus outbreak, which shut down production on shows indefinitely. 

Season 3 ended abruptly because it wasn’t able to finish filming the episodes. 

We’ll also get to see more of the power-dynamics at play at Chastain as Logan Kim turned his back on the once-invincible Dr. Cain and attempted to schmooze up to Conrad Hawkins. 

While he medical drama had been critiqued for exaggerating and portraying unrealistic incident by medical professionals and the industry, the series has also amassed a rather dedicated following largely due to its thrilling weekly patient cases and the relationship and chemistry between many of its cast members. 

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Plus, fans love that the series tackles on “ethical” issues surrounding the healthcare industry head-on. 

TV Series Finale indicated that the audiences have tapered off with a 21% drop since the second season, but despite the lower-ratings, there’s no denying that The Resident has a strong pull amongst dedicated fans who watch faithfully.

Unfortunately, similar to many The CW shows, The Resident won’t return until 2021 as FOX released its 2020-2021 fall TV schedule, which relies heavily on football (if the seasons returns as expected) and many animated series. The network plans to hold all scripted offerings for midseason premieres.

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When The Resident wrapped up its third season on April 7, it wasn’t the ending that they intended. 

The coronavirus pandemic, which has affected production on many TV shows globally, forced the series to end three episodes shy of the intended finale.

That’s not ideal for fans as we were left on what I’m now referring to as a pre-cliffhanger cliffhanger. It’s the unintended cliffhanger. 

It becomes even more worrisome when you consider that FOX has yet to renew the series for a fourth season. What if the show doesn’t get to tie up loose ends?

The medical drama had been critiqued for exaggerating and portraying unrealistic incident by medical professionals and the industry, but the series has also amassed a rather dedicated following largely due to its thrilling weekly patient cases and the relationship and chemistry between many of its cast members. 

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Plus, fans love that the series tackles on “ethical” issues surrounding the healthcare industry head-on. 

With all the love for The Resident, how likely is a season 4 renewal?

While many networks take their time deciding whether or not to renew a show, both season 2 and season 3 of The Resident scored renewals before the current season ended. 

Of course, this can’t be directly applied to season 4 since the season ended earlier than expected. 

However, TV Series Finale indicated that the audiences have tapered off with a 21% drop since the second season. 

And though it’s the lower-rated series, there’s no denying that The Resident has a strong pull amongst dedicated fans who watch faithfully.

We’re pulling for a renewal, but if that’s not in the cards, the series should at least be allowed to finish up the intended episodes and a conclusion that’ll allow fans closure.

Of course, even if the series is renewed, there’s no telling when it’ll return. The series usually returns on the fall schedule, but if shooting isn’t allowed to resume come July, there’s no guarantee they’ll be able to film episodes in time. (See what co-creator Amy Holden Jones said.)

It’s possible that The Resident, and many of your other favorite shows, will find themselves with postponed premiere dates. 

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