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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’ Season 4 Will Tackle the Coronavirus Pandemic

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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.

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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. 

Additionally, FOX’s fall 2020 lineup is moving ahead without the medical drama, as it is being held till 2021.

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!  


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QUIZ: Which ‘The Resident’ Doctor Is Your Soulmate?

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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?

Take our quiz below to find out! 

Did you hear the good news? The Resident was renewed for a fourth season on FOX! If you’re missing the show and all the medical mysteries, you can read reviews right here!

And don’t forget to take more fun quizzes here

 


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‘The Resident’ Renewed for Season 4 at FOX, Expected to Return in 2021

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The Resident has a pulse! 

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

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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.

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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