Incredible things are happening here.
Oh, the irony. Incredible things surely were happening on this week’s episode of The Resident.
For starts, Bell set a patient on fire, the clip went viral, and somehow, he still managed to replace Thorpe as the CEO of Chastain.
Those of you who see right through Dr. Bell and Dr. Lane saw this coming the minute they hooked up (ew!) and joined forces on The Resident Season 1 Episode 10. Lane planted the idea in Bell’s little brain that he should become CEO and bam, they found a way to do it. I’m not sure if a switcheroo could be pulled off that quickly with only a select few board members but in the scope of television, I guess it was viable.
Even Mina tried to warn her that you won’t come out unscathed if you attempt to take down the big, bad Bell.
I felt sorry for Thorpe because she was one of the good guys much like Nic. She was trying to make Chastain a safer, better and more transparent hospital which obviously didn’t bode well for HODAD and Lady Cancer — a nickname I’ve given her.
Dr. Lane and Dr. Bell ruthlessly took down Thorpe at her own board meeting taking her realistic concerns and flipping the script so that it seemed like she was putting money over patient safety — something they are both notorious for — and doing things that damage the hospital.
It’s at that point that she saw both of their true colors but it was too late. I’m going to say she’ll become a promising ally for Nic somewhere down the line. She may not be a doctor but she has an MBA.
Thorpe wasn’t the only one who got screwed over this week; Nic paid the ultimate price for Lily’s death just like Dr. Lane had intended.
It didn’t take long for Nic to figure out what really happened the night of Lily’s murder — Lane murdered her intentionally so she could frame her. We know it, Nic now knows it, but there’s sadly no way to prove it.
It pains me to say this but Lane might be some kind of diabolical genius. To foresee plans so far in advance takes a certain level of precision. She even used Nic and Conrad’s newly minted relationship against them by banning Conrad from testifying and telling the board he wouldn’t be objective.
Nic put up a good fight on her own and made a compelling case explaining that while doctors are in and out, nurses spend a majority of their time with said patients. She spent lots of time with Lily bonding with her, cleaning her, feeding her, and taking care of her. There’s no way she’d ever do anything to hurt her. And the fact that her family was now suing the hospital for wrongful death was complete bull since we’ve never even seen them. Where were they when their daughter was sick?
And though she was able to convince a few of the members who are practicing doctors, Joshua Williams was very much in Lane’s pocket. Is there anything this woman didn’t do to protect her own ass?
Many changes are coming to Chastain as they lose two phenomenal women who got things done and replace them with two corrupt doctors who are ethically immoral and money hungry.
One of my favorite things about this series is Conrad’s candor. He doesn’t think twice about what he says he just goes with his gut. He called out Thorpe for turning a blind eye to the injustice in this hospital — should have listened — and he confronted Lane about her shady cancer practice. And he didn’t even wince when she threatened his whole career because all in all it was just an admittance of guilt.
Other Memorable Moments
- Pravesh is really great at rolling with the punches. Every ER situation Irving threw his way was handled with grace and effervescence.
- Irving hasn’t been accepted into the circle of trust yet so he really didn’t know he was sending cyberchondriac to her death sentence by setting her up with Lane. Lane will find cancer that definitely isn’t there and end up taking advantage of and killing her. Maybe this will be the break they need to finally take her down.
- Mina’s honesty is also refreshing especially when she had the perfect opportunity to take down Bell.
- Are all the cases in the ER this ridiculous? Removing snakes that don’t exist… really?
Thoughts on this week’s The Resident? Will Nic, Pravesh and Conrad find a way to eliminate Lane? Or is she too powerful and dangerous of an adversary?
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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.
Are you thrilled The Resident was renewed for season 4?
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