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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 Premiere Review – Da Da (5×01)

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Oh, it’s good to be back in the halls of Chastain again…. even amidst a cyberattack that has hindered everyone’s ability to provide the necessary care to several accident victims. 

On The Resident Season 5 Episode 1, the dream team — minus Nic, Cain, and Mina — navigated obstacle after obstacle to put their patients (and velociraptors! I was cracking up at that line) first. 

The ransomware attack by a group of hackers hit the hospital at the same time as victims from a 5K derailed by a drunk driver. Amongst them was a blind man named Winston, who was saved by 14-year-old Esty, who also sustained serious life-threatening injuries. Her father, Ronan, accompanied her to make sure she was safe and ended up a patient himself when he collapsed after suffering a heart attack. 

All of this was going on while different systems, machines, and hospital wings began getting shut down by the attack.

Conrad was determined to get to the bottom of Esty’s injuries, especially after she passed out spontaenously and without reason. 

When the same thing happened to Ronan, he realized that the heart failure was a result of a hereditary condition known as Bragada. 

Conrad’s find was equally as impressive as Pravesh’s ability to jurry rig an operating room. Unfortunately, Ronan didn’t make it as his heart was too weak for the procedure and he passed away. 

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THE RESIDENT: L-R: Jane Leeves and Manish Dayal in the ÒDA DA Ò season premiere episode of THE RESIDENT airing Tuesday, Sept. 21 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2021 Fox Media LLC Cr: Tom Griscom/FOX

Accepting death, particularly a preventable one, is difficult, but the silver lining was that Conrad’s duedilligence ensured Esty wouldn’t die prematurely as he flagged the condition and began the necessary treatment.

Even after such an eventful day, Pravesh still made it his priority to check on his patient, Winston, after he noticed that he hadn’t been signed out after getting outfitted with a cast. 

While other doctors suggested that he check on it tomorrow, Pravesh decided to go find out what happened at that moment, and it was both a good and bad decision. 

When he walked downstairs, he found Winston passed out in one of the rooms. 

Sadly, he also fell victim to the gas leak that not only took down Winston but likely made all of the other nurses sick. 

Now, if you’re like me and have a soft spot for Pravesh, you were probably shocked by this turn of events. 

Why didn’t Pravesh cover his nose? Why didn’t he run for help while his nose was covered? Would that even have helped?

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I don’t know, but I am grateful that he at least told someone where he was going so that they’ll eventually find him. 

I went into the episode anticipating a heartbreaking turn of events for Conrad, Nic, and Gigi considering Emily VanCamp’s decision to leave the series, but I didn’t expect to be so worried about Pravesh instead. 

It’s especially concerning because everything is finally going right for him, especially in terms of his love life. 

Since the series embraced a nine-month time jump, his relationship with Leela Devi has progressed signfiicantly; they’re even talking about moving in together. 

And look, I don’t want to be the one to point this out, but that fortune teller was right

Hopefully, we won’t have to worry about him for too long and they can be back to canoodling and hooking up in the closests (like Nic and Conrad used to) soon enough. 

However, the same cannot be said for Nic. As of this episode, she’s still alive and at a spa retreat, but there were quite a few moments of foreshadowing: Conrad mentioned that “life hangs by such a fragile thread,” his striking comment about talking to someone one moment and the next they’re gone, and even the emphasis on Gigi’s connection to her mama.

While the series didn’t write Nic off just yet, but you know it’s coming, so the wait is almost unbearable. 

It’s unclear how they’re going to address her exit. There were rumors that it would involve a car accident, but since this episode hinged on a drunk driving accident, I feel like it would be too repetative if they did that. 

All that is clear is that it’s going to be a huge adjustment for Conrad and Gigi as Nic is their rock. 

Do you wish the series would just rip off the bandaid and get it over with?

Or are you happy living in bliss for a few more episodes even though you know it’s going to crush Conrad?

Other Medical Musings

  • Kit’s the kind of CEO that makes change that not only benefits the hospital but also the corporate stakeholders and the patients. Turns out, it is possible to be a decent and compassionate CEO, which is why I was thrilled that she found a way to save Chastain from the hackers without paying them a penny. Her books are going to stay in the black as they deserve to!
  • That being said, the way they “caught” the hackers was highly improbable. I know Pravesh brought in an expert hacker, but you have to be top-notch in order to be able to pull something like that off. They should hire her for their security! 
  • Admittedly, it was hilarious that once unmasked, it was just three basic dudes sitting in their mom’s basement. 
  • You would think hospitals would have some kind of protocal in place when all the machines began going haywire. They run tornado drills, so it seems logical that they would run cyberattack drills at this point. 
  • There was no mention of Billie’s estranged son despite the ambush in the final, but you know it’s coming! 
  • How convenient is it to have a daycare on sight while you’re working? I wish more companies would embrace this idea.
  • The Resident may be the only series to incorporate fatherhood in a way where the baby isn’t always off screen. Other shows struggle with writing babies into storylines, but this episode did a good job of juggling all of Conrad’s responsibilities in both his personal and professional life. 
  • Anyone else just dying for Kit and Bell to get together already? The love is there! 

Overall, it was a decent premiere. The medical drama feels reinvigorated as it takes its first steps into a gamechanging season.

Everything is going to be different for our beloved chracaters, and even though we’re bracing ourselves for the inevitable heartbreak, there’s a beauty in wanting to see how everyone powers on and together through the times of uncertainty.

What did you think of the episode? Let us know in the comments below!


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How Will ‘The Resident’ Write Off Nic?

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The halls of Chastain will see quite a shift when The Resident returns for its fifth season.

Emily Van Camp, who plays the beloved nurse practitioner Nic Nevins, is scrubbing out after four seasons on the FOX medical drama.

While it isn’t unheard of for an actress to leave a show, the timing is unfortunate from a storytelling perspective considering Nic and Conrad Hawkins (Matt Czuchry) recently got married and welcomed a baby girl. 

In real life, Van Camp also welcomed a baby girl with husband Josh Bowman, so she obviously has to do what’s best for her and her family. We also have to assume that the struggles of working during a pandemic impacted her decision, as did her potentially expanded role in the Marvel universe.

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But there’s absolutely no denying that it’s a huge bummer for fans of the series, many of whom only tune in because of their attachment to the couple affectionately dubbed #CoNic.

We’ve seen the couple go through their fair share of ups and downs, but the fact that the writers chose to introduce a baby means they likely thought she was coming back for the upcoming season and had more a happier storyline in the works. 

While I have ultimate faith in the writers, it’s understandable that fans are worried about how her departure will be addressed. 

Nic is a crucial part of the show; some might argue that she’s the glue that holds everything together. 

Her exit must be handled with the utmost care and respect in order to preserve the integrity of the character. 

Since her character is a dedicated wife and mother, it’s unproductive to mess with the relationship by introducing a cheating storyline or a new job since it isn’t believable. 

We know Nic would never prioritize anything over her new family, not even a new gig. Even suggesting that as an alternative dishonors the kindhearted character Van Camp has built.

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So, this is where it gets concerning. 

All signs and breadcrumbs point to Nic not surviving the premiere.

There are a few indications that the writers are going to kill her off and pursue the “Conrad is a heartbroken and widowed single father to baby Gigi” storyline. 

The official season 5 poster pointed to tragedy as Conrad was seen alone in a defeated stance. His back was turned to the camera and the words “healing stars within” were written on top. 

A follow-up trailer titled “Everything Will Change” opens with an ominous montage of CoNic’s happiest moments. It then shows Conrad standing alone in his daughter’s nursery before cops come to his door to deliver some news. Since it’s never a good sign when cops show up at your house in the middle of the night, many fans to theorized that Nic was involved in a tragic accident. 

The gossip Instagram account, Deuxmoi, seemingly confirmed that theory via an anonymous tip.

“I can 10,000 percent confirm she’s leaving The Resident early in the upcoming season, but her character will die in a car accident,” a source told the account, though, these can be hit or miss so take it with a grain of salt! 

Credit: Deumoix

It’s a frustrating approach considering Nic just survived a stabbing along with pregnancy complications last season, but it’s really the only way to handle it while keeping the character intact. 

It also presents plenty growth opportunities for Conrad’s character.

Much like the fans (and probably, the writers), he never anticipated that he’d be a single father, but life threw him a curveball and now he has to step up to raise his daughter, likely with the help of his friends at Chastain. 

And while we typically see the plight of working mothers, this would offer the series a chance to dig into the hardships of balancing a thriving career in the medical field while also being a present father. 

The only other option on the table is that the accident causes Nic to go into a lengthy coma, which would also leave the door open for any potential guest appearances from Van Camp should she so choose to be involved. 

The latter would allow for the character to come back, while also allowing the writers to explain her off-screen existence with a storyline about how she gave up her career to stay at home with Gigi in the aftermath of the accident. 

However, Elkoff seemingly confirmed that Conrad will be a single father to TV Line, noting:  “He’s really good at it. He’s just going to be the best dad you can imagine.” 

He also explained that the season will pick up with a nine-month time jump, which explains why Gigi is so big in the promos already.

FOX entertainment president Michael Thorn told Deadline that it will be an emotional departure. 

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THE RESIDENT: L-R: Matt Czuchry and Emily VanCamp in the “Reverse Cinderella” episode of THE RESIDENT airing Tuesday, March 3 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2020 Fox Media LLC Cr: Guy D’Alema/FOX

“The audience is going to be surprised and emotionally engaged with how we handle Emily’s departure and the way that it affects all of the other characters,” he said. “And yes, we will be introducing some new characters as we go along, but I think it’s going to be another excellent season. Amy Holden Jones does an incredible job,” he added. 

While everyone involved with the series is staying mum on how Van Camp will be written off, they are convinced that fans won’t be disappointed by what they are calling a “potentially game-changing, development.”

“When our audience — our loyal and beloved audience — tunes in for the first episode of Season 5, by the time it’s over, they will be shocked at certain changes that are taking place at the hospital,” co-showrunner Peter Elkoff told TV Line.

In the wake of her exit (along with the exit of Shaunette Renee as Mina last season and Morris Chestnut as Barrett Cain), the series is also adding new cast members to fill the void and ensure the upcoming season has a robust ensemble. 

Miles Fowler will join the medical drama as Billie Sutton’s (Jessica Lucas) estranged son, Trevor. If you’ll recall, Billie opened up to bestie Nic about being raped at 13-years-old and giving up the baby for adoption. While she didn’t want to meet her son, he’s been reaching out hoping to get to know his birth mom. 

Regardless of how the series tackles this unexpected cast shake-up, be prepared for an emotional journey ahead.

The fifth season returns on Tuesday, September 21st at 8 pm ET/PT on Fox.

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‘The Resident’s Emily VanCamp Welcomes Baby Girl with Husband Josh Bowman

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Revenge reunion February 2021 with Emily Vancamp, Josh Bowman, and more

Oh, baby!

Emily VanCamp has welcomed a new bundle of joy with husband Josh Bowan. 

The Resident star announced the birth of her daughter on Instagram.

Welcome to the world our sweet little Iris 💐 Our hearts are full 💗” she captioned a photo holding the little one’s tiny fingers. 

The couple also revealed that they named her Iris!

A few other photos showed fans a glimpse of VanCamp’s pregnancy, including a shot of the couple kissing as Bowman holds her growing bump.

This is a fitting announcement considering VanCamp’s character on the FOX drama was also pregnant with a baby girl they named Gigi in the season 4 finale!

VanCamp and Bowan met on the set of their drama Revenge

Earlier this year, she told PopSugar that they’ve been together for 10 years. 

Congrats to the happy couple! 


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