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The Resident – Betrayal (2×17)

THE RESIDENT: L-R: Manish Dayal and Malcolm-Jamal Warner in the "Betrayal" episode of THE RESIDENT airing Monday, March 18 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2018 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Guy D'Alema/FOX.

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Mission save Dr. Abe Benedict and destroy Gordon Page was in full swing on The Resident.

And Chastain’s finest succeeded in accomplishing both!

FOX needs to stop snoozing on this show, get with the program and renew it for a third season because it’ll be a shame if they flatline while delivering some of the best and well-rounded storylines on television.

I’ll go on record and tell anyone and everyone that The Resident is straight up good TV.

For much of season 2, it seemed like Gordon Page was untouchable and indestructible, but his day of reckoning eventually came.

And damn, it was satisfying.

Gordon Page finally met his match in Marshall Winthrop, who risked everything to bring him down.

I have to say, there was a moment where I thought that Winthrop was going to align with Gordon Page despite knowing that his devices were defective.

I’m so happy that wasn’t the case and that fooling Page was all part of Winthrop’s elaborate plan concocted alongside Conrad.

These two have come so far. Conrad genuinely cares and worries about his father.

Gordon became sloppy and began leaving bodies around, figuratively and literally.

While Julian’s disappearance was still a mystery, AJ found Abe unconscious following a botched suicide attempt.

The whole moment screamed ‘Gordon Page is trying to tie up loose ends.’

Even AJ knew that his friend and mentor would never try to kill himself nor would he, a renowned heart surgeon, miss his actual heart.

Saving Abe wasn’t just a priority because of AJ’s relationship with him, it became necessary if they even wanted critical intel to bring Page down.

Marshall’s elaborate plan hit a bit of a snag when Gordon Page requested to see proof of life from Abe, but the timing couldn’t have been better because Pravesh’s plan to save Abe worked just as Conrad got the call from his father.

We never got a full explanation to what ‘SEVER’ meant, but it seemed to prove to Gordon that Marshall wasn’t bluffing.

However, Gordon was tipped off by Marshall’s watch which wasn’t the 80K Rolex he was wearing earlier in the day.

I’m not a watch person, but even I know that watch people are very detail oriented. How did Marshall not consider that?

At that point though, it didn’t matter all that much.

The FBI heard Page’s admittance of guilt and were on their way to put him away.

I was actually surprised that the FBI followed through considering Page had plenty of government agencies in his pocket turning the other cheek when Julian attempted to bust him.

Conrad rushed over to Quo Vadis after everything went down worried that his father was hurt.

And after seeing Marshall unconscious on the floor and the cops wheeling out a body bag, I truly believed that for a second, Marshall made the biggest sacrifice for the greater good.

Thankfully, Marshall walked out of the situation relatively unscathed. And he redeemed himself not only in Conrad’s eyes but also the viewers. I’m sorry we ever doubted you, Marshall. And I am SO GLAD you’re okay.

Conrad’s heart couldn’t take it if he found out he allowed his father to walk into a deadly situation.

Gordon’s attempts at running from the cops were idiotic, but he also didn’t have anything left to lose.

Seeing his car go up in fiery flames was a joyous moment, one that felt as if all balance was restored.

Page was a promising bad guy with villain-like qualities, but his storyline didn’t overstay its welcome.

However, the fact that they wrapped it up so quickly and permanently makes me wonder that maybe The Resident writers are preparing for a series finale and tying up loose ends in case they don’t get renewed.

Ah, I really hope that isn’t the case.

With Page out of the picture, it’s safe for Julian to come back into the fold.

Yep — she’s alive!

A promo for the upcoming episode confirms my speculations — Page didn’t succeed in getting rid of her completely, but she did go into hiding for some time.

What do you think happened to her after her car was run off the road?

Seeing Julian was comforting, but I much rather the writers kept that a surprise until the actual episode. This is why I hate watching promos sometimes!

Will Julian and Pravesh find the spark they had before she went away? Has she moved on?

One would argue that a focus on taking down Page and saving Abe would have been enough to fill a 45-minute episode, but The Resident never skimps on emotionally-laden patients of the week.

Conrad and Nic focused on Evan, a patient who was admitted with mono and ended up being placed on an ECMO because his lungs were giving out.

We were all rooting for Evan and his best friend, Sydney, who realized she had feelings for him only after it became evident that he might not make it out alive.

Side-note: I’ve had mono before and it was excruciatingly painful. I definitely did not look as together as Sydney did throughout the course of this episode. What a lie.

Evan’s condition created a bit of conflict between the staff when both he and Abe needed the ECMO yet there was only one available at Chastain.

The residents were forced to have a meeting of the minds to decide who the more deserving patient was.

While AJ and Pravesh made compelling arguments, they allowed their emotions to cloud their judgment.

Mina was absolutely right — no matter how much they wanted Abe alive, Evan was the more deserving patient.

How terrifying is it that these are the kinds of issues hospitals deal with? That doctors have to choose between two patients because supplies are limited.

It’s ridiculous.

My least favorite thing about these patient-of-the-week storylines is that all too often, we don’t get much closure.

Did Evan survive? AJ telling him that “he’s alive because of Nic” was the only acknowledgment we got about his prognosis.

Was Sydney finally able to tell him how she really felt?

I became so emotionally invested in their love story, I would have wanted to see how it ends.

What did you think of “Betrayal?”

Are you happy Gordon Page is finally out of the picture? Are you glad Julian is alive?


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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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