It didn’t take long before Dr. Hawkins’ decision to save Luisa trickled down to the hospital on The Resident.
They have to get the $2 million dollars from somewhere — budget cuts were inevitable.
And the first phase of budget cuts is to get rid of the overqualified, overcompensated employees and replace them with “bubbleheads.”
Admittedly, Chastain was understaffed this week and as a result, a hot mess.
Everything was blamed on the new nurse. Was it fair? Maybe. She was sitting there trying to score the perfect selfie for her social media #firstdayatthehospital post.
But she was also really stressed out about giving patients the wrong code after Dr. Feldman scolded her. I can understand not wanting to upset anyone and as a result, assigning a patient with a mere headache to the “basic” pile.
In fact, I would say she’s only about 25% to blame as several other people made their rounds, threw a backpack at the unconscious patient, knocked his phone over, and even tripped over him without taking notice.
I don’t care how busy you are, if you are a doctor in a hospital setting, it is your job to take note of your surroundings.
And why was a nurse not shadowing another nurse on her first day? That’s absurd and I really hope it doesn’t happen in real life.
Dr. Pravesh FINALLY spotted him lying unconscious and realized something was very wrong. By the time they got to him, his brain was bleeding and there was nothing more they could do for him.
“Bubblehead” nurse got a massive scolding from Dr. Hawkins. It was so bad, all the other doctors, including Dr. Feldman, assured him she’d learned her lesson so that he’d let it go. We never did see her again and if Twitter had its way, she was probably fired.
In addition to misdiagnosing him, she failed to I.D his properly. And then she took his name from the backpack, which wasn’t his to begin with thus misidentifying him as Ian. I’m not sure if the I.D’s that they have don’t have pictures on them, but I guess no one thought to assumed that this mix-up was even possible.
This kickstarted a string of very unfortunate event. Dr. Hawkins called Ian’s father who broke down upon hearing the news of his son’s death. Except when he went to identify him, he realized it wasn’t really his son.
So now, Dr. Hawkins wasn’t only trying to help the living, he was also trying to identify the John Doe so that he could inform his family.
And since one patient was so neglected, who knows what other mistakes were made during intake.
Dr. Pravesh took lead on an elderly patient with supposed gallstones. I’m trained to think that whenever someone talks about how much they love the other person or how they have big plans for the future, it’s a sure indicator that the character is going to die.
The woman’s husband asked Pravesh to inform him if the situation became dire because he wanted to propose to his 80-year-old girlfriend.
Something so trivial forced Pravesh to develop a bond with the couple and when tests revealed it was cancer, he insisted they take on the meticulous surgery. He was so dedicated, he even spent four hours on Medicare to make sure the surgery was approved.
And when the couple decided to postpone the surgery so they could tie the knot first, he offered to bring the wedding to them, quickly decorating a room with airplane-themed decorations. He even got Dr. Feldman to officiate while Dr. Hawkins secured a photographer through the hospital’s publicist. You can never have too much PR!
The surgery — performed by a refreshed, re-energized and unfailingly cocky Dr. Bell — went off without a hitch. At least someone had a better day than Dr. Hawkins.
Dr. Bell is doing well, for now, thanks to the benzo’s. The tremors have subsided, but may I remind you, symptoms include aggression and cognitive impairment so it’s only a matter of time before something goes haywire. Will Mina be there to help him when it does?
He completely discarded her because he was so overly confident about the surgery.
Mina may be arrogant but she has every right to be; she’s bloody brilliant.
And unfortunately, that’s seen as a threat in industries, especially to the older, more established doctors who are used to things being a certain way.
Protocol should never be broken, but if Mina saved a life because she made a quick choice in a hospital where the staff is scarce she definitely shouldn’t be punished for it.
Not only did she get benched by an upper doctor, Bell was so threatened and irked by her blatantly honest comment about being his secret success weapon, he upheld the decision.
Sometimes, it’s really frightening to see just how unimportant our lives actually are to doctors. If they aren’t stroking their egos or making money off of it, they simply do not care about the outcome.
Dr. Bell and Dr. Hunter even made a snarky comment about how “residents” are so gung ho, which further proves that older and more experienced doctors are too stale and out-of-touch. They prioritize money over the well-being of patients way too often.
That actually couldn’t be more true about Dr. Hunter. Nic’s storyline has been very different from everyone else’s. For starters, she’s really the only nurse on the team, but she’s very much involved with all the patients, especially Lily.
Lily is a cancer patient who frequents the hospital because of her cancer. A few episodes ago, Nic questioned Dr. Hunter about Lily’s early release.
The moment sparked a passive aggressiveness between the two ladies and Nic hasn’t let go of it, especially because Lily arrived in the hospital again, this time weaker than ever and with an infection.
Without checking her charts, neither Nic nor Dr. Hawkins felt confident enough to move forward with treatment. She requested Lily’s charts from Dr. Hunter, who keeps them at her private practice, but they didn’t show up on purpose.
Obviously, Dr. Hunter is hiding something very critical about Lily’s prognosis.
Nic decided to take matters into her own hands and get the files in person. Off the bat, the receptionist seemed shady and disinclined to give her the charts.
As she’s waiting in the lobby, she runs into her old nursing school friend who works for Dr. Hunter, which leads her to take a peek inside the treatment room; a space with dozens of patients all hooked up to IVs.
I could barely breathe as she snapped a picture thinking she would get caught up at any minute.
Nic is fearless, especially as she zoomed in on the patient medications right as Dr. Hunter walked in!
Unable to let it go, she meets up with her nursing school friend for drinks and uses the catch-up session to grill her about what it’s like working for Dr. Hunter.
This makes her look very suspicious and the friend informs her that Dr. Hunters wants her employees to be discreet.
Nic has really dug herself into a major role, but she might be on the cusp of exposing something tremendous and corrupt.
If everyone is so shady about what’s happening at the private practice, could Dr. Hunter be giving these severely sick patients placebos in order to make a few bucks?
Unlike other medical shows, the writers are focusing on the doctors and their craft, while also exposing some flaws in our medical system.
‘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?
Take our quiz below to find out!
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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.
Are you thrilled The Resident was renewed for season 4?
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