Everyone is haunted by Lily’s death at Chastain on this week’s The Resident.
Well, everyone except for Dr. Lane who is solely responsible so what happened to the terminally ill patient. She may not have been in the hospital when Lily passed, but it was her treatment plan that led to her death.
Following her death, everyone grieved it in their own way. Conrad’s grief manifested itself into physical pain — he forced himself to walk on a sprained ankle to punish himself for not believing Nic when she first brought it to his attention.
One thing they could all agree on is that they needed to get an autopsy done so that they could prove once and for all that Lane’s high chemo dosage was to blame.
However, when Lane was all too eager to get the autopsy results, they realized something else was definitely up.
Lane knows how to play the game; she realized Nic was closing in on her and enlisting friends to look into it so she framed her. That autopsy is going to reveal that Nic was responsible for her death.
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And Lane knew that she’d need help getting Nic fired so she seduced Dr. Bell by telling him exactly what he wanted to hear — that he should be running the show a Chastain not Claire.
Obviously, Bell has been struggling with his tremors since they directly threaten his position as Head Surgeon. If he’s not doing that, what else is he doing? Now that Lane gave him the idea that a physician should be at the helm, he’s definitely going to pursue it. And with an ego like his, he’ll likely get far.
How many people are going to know about his screw-ups? That he lives up to the nickname HODAD daily? And no one can do anything about it! He just keeps getting away with it, accepting expensive gifts and placing the blame on doctors that are really good at what they do; doctors who are there simply to save lives, the paycheck is just an added bonus.
Jude is a whatever character to me, though. Write him off or don’t, I don’t particularly care. It’s Nic that I’m more concerned about because obviously, when the autopsy comes back, she’ll be incriminated and since Lane has Bell in her pocket, she’ll also be fired immediately.
And there’s nothing scarier than two egotistical know-it-alls with no regard for human life running the show.
I loved the symmetry between what Conrad was going through and what his former teacher, Mrs. Jacoby, was experiencing.
The fact that her condition didn’t have a medical basis was also a lovely deviation from the weekly story structure.
She wasn’t experiencing any mental issues or “losing it,” nor was she experiencing a decline in health. She was simply guilt-stricken much like Conrad was.
It sheds light on the issues doctors — doctors unlike Bell and Lane — who actually care about their patients, face on a daily basis. Every patient they lose is a patient on their conscience.
Conrad wasn’t seeing ghosts in the beginning, but he could definitely relate to what she was going through.
However, by the end, Lily’s death haunted him. And the scene when he saw Lily in the corner as he was holding Nic in his arms after they just made love was utterly eerie.
On the plus side, they finally got together even though what brought them together was pretty grim!
- We’ve never seen Mina this excited. It was refreshing especially because she and Jacoby both shared such a love and passions for machines. It isn’t geeky — these things save lives!
- Nic really knows how to handle peculiar patients. She was a pro with the rich Chinese man. Too bad she wasn’t gifted the watch.
- Pravesh trolling Conrad about getting his foot looked at was funny but also proof that he’s a great doctor who cares about all of his patients.
- Since the other doctor knows Bell is having issues, will he voice his concerns? The Xanax really messed him up during a procedure that a second-year-resident would have nailed.
- When Jacoby said “the world needs more doctors like you,” I really wanted to say, “you have no idea.”
How do you think season 1 of The Resident is going to end? Will Nic, Conrad and Pravesh take down Lane? Will his girlfriend come up with enough evidence to prove she’s milking her cancer-stricken patients for money? Will Bell be forced to retire because of his incompetence? Or will he and Lane find a way to boot Claire out of the position and take over on a greater scale?
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‘The Resident’ Season 4 Will Tackle the Coronavirus Pandemic
The season 4 premiere of The Resident is going to hit a bit close to home.
For years people have turned to television for an escape, but lately, reality and fiction are beginning to bleed together.
Our everyday experiences and dilemmas are beginning to shape and influence the content we see on television, and, in turn, that content becomes a direct reflection of our society and provides poignant commentary on current events.
For the most part, it’s exciting to see our daily lives reflected on screen as it offers a more robust and representative experience. However, it also means that it’s harder to escape the monotony of everyday life in lockdown.
There’s absolutely no way to escape the pandemic plaguing our world — it has consumed every part of our lives.
Everywhere you look, you’ll (hopefully) see face masks, people using hand sanitizer, and practicing social distancing.
And now, you’re going to see more of that reflected on the small screen.
The medical drama, which often draws from real-life scenarios for inspiration, will tackle the pandemic in its upcoming season.
Series co-creator Amy Holden Jones told Us Weekly: “Our premiere deals with the early days of the outbreak, focusing on the effect on our hero doctors and nurses as they risk their lives daily.
She added: “Long-term, sadly, the after-effects of COVID-19 will go on, even after we have a vaccine, and we’ll be there to show that, as well.”
The show’s writing team includes several medical professionals who weigh in on storylines to ensure accuracy. Daniel Lama and Eric Lu penned the coronavirus inspired episode.
Meanwhile, an on-set nurse has spent her time volunteering in New York City and Texas during the pandemic.
Jones said the episode would honor the heroes fighting on the frontlines stating, “their stories are moving, deep and tragic and continue to accumulate to this day,” Jones added. “We hope soon to share all we have learned.”
The show hasn’t begun production on the season just yet, so it may take a bit until we get to see these pandemic episodes considering, you know, we’re in a pandemic ourselves, and that pandemic has made it harder for cast and crew to film new episodes of our favorite TV shows.
However, this wouldn’t be the first mention of coronavirus in the series as the season 3 finale dealt with a highly contagious superbug that was initially compared to coronavirus.
The Resident also won’t be the only drama incorporating the pandemic into their storylines. Grey’s Anatomy previously announced that they would touch upon the pandemic with showrunner Krista Vernoff stating, “there’s no way to be a long-running medical show and not do the medical story of our lifetimes.”
It’ll be interesting to see these two shows tackle the virus in their own unique ways. As we look to relate to our favorite characters in our shows, you have to admit,, there’s nothing more relatable than seeing their lives altered by the same disease that has stripped us of so many joyous moments this year.
Do you think it’s a good idea for shows to address the pandemic? Sound off in the comments!
QUIZ: Which ‘The Resident’ Doctor Is Your Soulmate?
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’ Renewed for Season 4 at FOX, Expected to Return in 2021
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.
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.
FOX also renewed sitcom Last Man Standing leaving Prodigal Son and Outmatched on the fence.
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