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The Resident – Emergency Contact (2×18)

THE RESIDENT: L-R: Emily VanCamp and guest star Corbin Bernsen in the "Emergency Contact" episode of THE RESIDENT airing Monday, March 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2018 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Guy D'Alema/FOX.

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The Resident didn’t waste any time addressing Julian’s fate.

And it’s about time. The series kept fans in the dark about her fate since November after she threatened to expose Quo Vadis and Gordon had his goons run her off the road and into a river.

Now that Quo Vadis was no more and Gordon Page was neutralized, she could finally emerge out of hiding.

Seeing Julian wasn’t too surprising considering the preview from last week showed her popping up and giving a presentation at a conference at Chastain.

This is just one of the many reasons I despise watching trailers. They give away all the good stuff.

To be clear, we weren’t surprised Julian was alive, but Pravesh looked like he’d just seen a ghost.

Thankfully, Julian wasn’t planning on ignoring him.

After the conference, the two lovebirds caught up and she informed him that she narrowly escaped the vehicle (where were her scars?), swam to safety and went into hiding at her parent’s home in Savannah out of fear that Gordon would retaliate if he found out she’d survived.

She also didn’t think Pravesh would care about what happened to her because she expected him to be in Silicon Valley with his new bride.

Pravesh’s wedding seems like it was forever ago yet Julian didn’t even know he broke things off with Priya because of his feelings for her.

Those feels were validated and reciprocated by Julian shortly after her return as they hooked up at his apartment while she picked up his cat, Bailey.

Surprisingly, Marshall Winthrop knew about her whereabouts this whole time and was actually the catalyst for Julian coming forward to his recommended agent.

We really do have him to thank for the Quo Vadis takedown.

I didn’t see that coming nor did I expect the two of them to strike up a partnership to better the device business for both patients and doctors.

Marshall resigned his position at Chastain with plans of rehabilitating Gordon’s company and also agreed to help fund Julian’s new venture which holds companies and the FDA accountable for their products.

It’s nice to see someone putting patient safety first.

The chapter on Quo Vadis, at least this version of the company, is officially shut.

Julian and Pravesh’s romance was short-lived as she had to dedicate herself to her non-profit which required an extensive traveling schedule.

Truthfully, an actress of Jenna Dewan’s caliber was never going to stick around a series as a regular.

For this reason, I was surprised to see her come out of the accident unscathed. Her death was her out and a chance for the writers to simply write her off.

But having her survive and rekindle a romance with Pravesh despite it not being the “right time” allows her to swing by on occasion in a guest-starring role.

It’s also a healthier alternative for Pravesh to move on with his life. His feelings and decision not to marry Priya were validated, they shared their last dance, and he was hopeful that one day, they could finally be together.

I guess thinking you’ve lost someone permanently puts things in a new perspective; Pravesh was surprisingly understanding about Julian having to leave again, a departure from how he acted anytime Priya wanted to pursue a career.

Mirroring Julian’s careers vs. love crossroads is Kit’s storyline with her ex-husband Brett.

Despite breaking his heart into a million pieces —  her words, not mine — Kit and Brett had a very playful and caring relationship.

He was concerned about her and wanted her to find happiness, a rarity when it comes to ex-husbands.

When Brett’s diagnosis came back bleak, Kit did everything she could even roping in the best of the best — AJ, Mina, Bell — to take care of him.

Luckily, Brett pulled through despite a few close calls.

Seeing Kit’s backstory makes her character, one we already love, more well-rounded, but hopefully, the writers don’t use this to create a love-traingle between Kit, Brett and Bell.

Brett and Kit’s ship has sailed; their friendship means more than another shot at romance ever could.

And I’m Team Bell at this point. I’ve never seen Bell so smitten with someone. It’s almost strange to see him consider someone other than himself first.

Kit seems to be having a good impact on him.

He was there for her, held her hand, supported her, and even felt his ego a little bruised when he realized there may be some unfinished business between her and her ex.

Also struggling in the romanc department? Mina.

I feel for Mina because she was basically rejected after saying ‘yes’ to a marriage proposal. How do you bounce back from that?

The choice wasn’t easy for her as it took her weeks to even conjure up an answer.

Mina’s not the kind of person to wear her heart on her sleeve.

She took a leap of faith, which we know was hard for her, and was shot down.

Micah knew who she was when he proposed. He should have understood that she needed the space to make her decision and it wasn’t anything personal.

On the other hand, Mina, girl. Good guys like Micah are a dime a dozen! Weighing the pros and cons and making educated and informed decisions may have success in the medical field but when it comes to love, you have to follow your heart and go with your gut.

Mina couldn’t reciprocate the level of love Micah had for her.

Did she really think he was going to wait around for weeks as she made up her mind without even speaking to him?

Not knowing if you want to marry someone is generally never a good sign.

That’s not normal, that’s not love, and Micah was right, it means they shouldn’t be together or forcing a relationship.

When it’s right, Mina will just know.

Plenty of fans have been shipping Mina and AJ but didn’t know how the series could ever go about bringing them together because of her relationship with the darling Micah, but this was the most neutral approach.

It minimizes the drama and the pain from all parties involved.

Mina doesn’t strike me as the kind of woman to go lean on the next available man to heal her broken heart, but I’m willing to bet that AJ will be able to tell something is off with his girl and be there for her.

It seems like the writers of The Resident have been hit with the love triangle bug.

We eliminated one when Pravesh called things off with Priya and chose Julian, but we’re dealing with Kit, Brett and Bell, Micah, Mina and AJ, and now, Nic, Alec and Conrad.

Alec noticed that Nic’s been avoiding him after he told her he had feelings for her and honestly, what did he expect was going to happen?

Nic is in a happy, committed relationship with Conrad, but her business relationship with Alec also works.

Why would she want to sabotage that?

When it became evident that Alec wasn’t going to give up without a fight, Nic proved to be the good girlfriend by letting him know she loved Conrad and they should remain focused on their clinic work.

Alec then wanted to know if he’d have a chance if it wasn’t for Conrad which was so upsetting coming from him.

Is this guy for real? She just let you down easy, man. Why are you asking for more trouble?

Alec pursuing Nic while knowing she’s with Conrad is typical male behavior but that doesn’t make it any less disappointing because we were never under the impression that Alec was a typical man.

What’s more infuriating is that Alec and Conrad bonded over a joint patient with Conrad even suggesting they grab beers some time.

How shady does a person have to be to act friendly to someone while simultaneously trying to pick up their girlfriend behind their back?

This behavior goes against everything we thought Alec was proving that Conrad had every right to question “who Alec really was.”

Conrad also isn’t an idiot. He can definitely see that something is up by how Nic and Alec act around each other. There have been two times he’s walked in on them when they were talking about Alec’s feelings for her.

He has impeccable timing.

We finally met Nic’s estranged father, Kyle, as he cruised into the city to help Jessie post-rehab.

Nic had every right to be skeptical of her father’s sudden interest in their lives; he was never present when they were children and the only reason he was even around now was to leverage Nic’s relationship with Conrad to pitch Marshall his new app idea.

While his app idea wasn’t too shabby and had legs,  it seemed like Kyle was the kind of guy who had a new venture idea each week and never followed through on them.

Nic calls him out on being an absent parent, but he promises to do better this time if they’ll give him a chance.

Jessie has a much better relationship with her father than Nic does but considering she’s freshly out of rehab his erratic behaviors might not be what’s best for her at this point.

Meeting Kyle also explains Jess and Nic’s addictive personalities. Nic needs to be in control, Jess has a drug problem, and their father needs to be the charismatic man even when he’s lying to everyone around him.

Jessie is also in kidney failure which Nic attributes to the drug trail more than her drug addiction.

There’s definitely a possibility that Nic will lose her sister to organ failure and not an overdose. After their long road to recovery, it would be such a low blow but a sad reality for many people nonetheless.

Offbeat Thoughts

  • Why were Nic, Jessie, and Kyle drinking coffee in the bitter cold? You could see their breath as they chatted outside sipping on coffee. Are there no cafes inside Chastain?
  • Alec was introduced as this incredible doctor who wasn’t corrupted by the healthcare system but sadly, he tried to coerce a patient into treatment by lying to them. His actions were disgusting this week.
  • Conrad and Marshall are finally taking the trip to Anguilla together. Their repaired relationship makes my heart glow. Let’s hope Marshall doesn’t die before this happens.


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The Resident Review – Best Laid Plans (4×12)

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The Resident Review Hope in the Unseen Season 4 Episode 12

The Resident Season 4 Episode 12 tugged on all of our heartstrings!

Nic and Conrad’s relaxing spa day was cut short when they jumped into action to save a former patient who was critically ill. 

Pete refused to speak to anyone but Nic, and when they paid him a visit, he collapsed right on top of her.

A visit to Chastain revealed that he was bleeding internally but the cause was unclear. That is until Nic realized that Pete was going through a vitamin deficiency. 

It’s rare that a medical series addresses the importance of proper nutrition, but it’s so important to emphasize just that eating your fruits and veggies can have a huge impact on your health!

Let this be a little reminder before your mid-week grocery trip!

Even after a full night shift and an unexpected additional shift, Conrad made time to pamper his pregnant wife. 

It’s what makes him the dream TV husband. Nic is one lucky lady! 

Dr. Devi struggled with The Raptor, who was verbally abusive to her during a procedure. 

She’s not the first one to scream it out in the supply closet.

However, AJ’s behavior towards her wasn’t okay even if he was going through his own personal hell with Mina’s departure and his mother’s cancer diagnosis. 

Nothing ever gets resolved by hostility. 

The Raptor kept comparing Devi to Mina, which is unfair mainly because, as Devi later mentioned, Mina was superhuman. 

And Devi, as we know, does her best amid her own struggles. 

I’m glad that Kit took the initiative to grab Devi and pair her with Bell when she realized things with Dr. Austin weren’t working out. 

When she says that she’s not like the other CEOs, this is what she means. 

Dr. Bell’s approach was much more Devi’s speed; he encouraged her, coached her through the procedure, and most importantly, believed in her.

Not every procedure will allow for that kind of hand-holding, but as Devi gets her bearings, it’s much more encouraging than the hostility that was coming from AJ. 

Thankfully, AJ remedied his mistakes. He acknowledged that his behavior towards her was unwarranted and apologized. He even extended the residency to her if she’d have him. 

Moving forward, I think this will be a great partnership. 

As is Cain’s partnership with Billie. While mostly everyone at Chastain has kind of given up on Cain, she continues to believe in him and is patient with him. 

The patience she extends to him is a big deal because Cain lacks it for himself. He’s hard on himself and continues to put himself down for not exceeding the expectations he’s set for himself. 

With Billie’s encouragement, he was able to get through the surgery successfully. 

And seeing her kindness towards him inspired him to extend the same courtesy towards Rose. 

Rose’s situation broke my heart. 

Not only has she gone through her fair share of hardships, but the minute she was given any semblance of hope with the gene therapy, things took a turn for the worse with renal failure. 

The idea of being on dialysis for the rest of her life was not something she was prepared for, especially after being told that she may have a shot at some normalcy. 

Without any support from loved ones in her life, Rose simply gave up. 

When Pravesh wasn’t able to convince her to accept the dialysis, he turned to Cain.

Cain was able to convince her by promising her that if none of the treatments worked, he wouldn’t let her suffer. 

Rose simply needs someone to be by her side and also ensure that her quality of life doesn’t decline. Cain’s the perfect person because he, of all people, understands what that means. 

It’s heartbreaking, but I’m really rooting for Rose’s recovery. 

As Pravesh said, she’s the bravest and strongest person he knows! 

Rose’s health may have declined, but it wasn’t a result of the gene therapy, which was good news for Pravesh’s friend as Chastain decided to invest in his company as an angel investor. 

It’s a risky investment since there’s no evidence that the gene therapy is effective, but Chastain needs to find a new source of income and there’s nothing better than a partnership with someone who is actually determined to better the world! 

What did you think of the episode? Sound off in the comments below! 


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The Resident Review – Tornado Warning (4×11)

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The Resident Review After the Storm Season 4 Episode 11

A tornado flew around Chastain… and it left the place in shambles! 

But it wasn’t anything that the heroes of Atlanta couldn’t handle. After The Resident Season 4 Episode 11, everyone walked out of the hospital changed forever. 

To be quite honest, I’d think a tornado of that size would’ve left much more devastation in its wake. 

Yes, there was a man with a metal rod piercing his skull and a paramedic died after being crushed by the ambulance and having her leg amputated, but there wasn’t a surge in patients that needed to be treated due to the severe weather. 

I’ve also never experienced a tornado, but I’ve seen some bad storms, and the power is never restored that quickly. 

What electrical company do they use?

I’ve lost count of the near-death experiences Nic has endured while pregnant, but I’m glad that this time it wasn’t anything serious. 

Conrad, her everyday hero, shielded her from the blast and they went on to attempt to free Piper from the weight of the ambulance. 

Sadly, despite everyone’s best efforts, Piper didn’t survive the surgery. It was a sad moment, but since we didn’t really know Piper all that well, the emotional impact of her death faded rather quickly.

The series is desperately trying to make Pravesh and Leela happen… and I’m not entirely opposed to it. 

The two of them were trapped in a room together and needed to rely on each other to save a man’s life since they had no service and no one to walk them through brain surgery.

Honestly, I’d never want to “wing” removing a metal rod and bone fractures from a man’s brain without the proper tools, but the two of them did a phenomenal job. 

Leela was the brain’s behind the operation, but due to her dyslexia, she needed Pravesh to motivate and encourage her. 

By the end of the hour, Pravesh was smitten with her, but considering his track record with relationships, I’m going to want him to take this slow so that he’s completely sure.

Leela is too good at her job, so Chastain can’t afford to lose her if he were to break her heart. 

Billy became Cain’s new resident, and I can’t argue with him — they are cut from the same cloth. 

Cain doesn’t have the best opinion amongst the staff (or audiences), but there’s constantly someone that isn’t willing to give up on him. 

From Rose to Billy, so many people believe that he can become a better person with the right motivation. 

If people continue seeing something redeemable in him, maybe there’s a chance that he’ll turn over a new leaf?

Especially if Rose and Billy aren’t planning on giving up on him. 

I love that Billy called him out about Rose. He clearly has feelings for her, but he’s terrified of being abandoned again since she technically comes with an expiration date. 

However, Cain of all people should know that there’s always a chance that she’ll defy the odds. 

And Billy made a good point: we can all die at any minute, so why is that stopping him from feeling something for Rose and making a move?

While I think the series is going to have Rose and Cain get together, I’m not counting Billy out just yet as there’s plenty of chemistry between them. 

The Raptor struggled to deal with Mina’s move to Nigeria, but he took his mind off of it by assisting Bell and Jake with Sammy’s high-risk surgery. 

I’m glad the series isn’t just brushing off Mina’s departure simply because Shaunette Renee Wilson left the series. Mina made such a big impact on her colleagues at Chastain that it’s more than understandable that they would be lost without her and missing her deeply. 

Mina’s absence will be felt by both characters and audiences for quite some time. (And I’m secretly hoping she’ll return in some capacity!) 

The Resident Review After the Storm Season 4 Episode 11

THE RESIDENT: L-R: Guest star Conrad Ricamora and guest star Chedi Chang in the “After the Storm” episode of THE RESIDENT airing Tuesday, April 27 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2021 Fox Media LLC Cr: Guy D’Alema/FOX

Bell and Jake’s storyline was one of the stronger in the hour because it not only allowed them to continue bonding but it also introduced the potential for Jake to adopt Sammy. 

We know Jake and his husband will take Sammy in. The series established the bond when Sammy connected with Jake while speaking Chinese and then again when she asked him not to leave prior to the surgery and opened up about the loss of yer parents due to COVID.

Considering Jake and his hubby just lost out on the little girl they planned to adopt, it’s as though the stars are aligning. And considering Sammy’s delicate health situation, Jake is going to be a much better dad than her current foster family who didn’t have the means or mental energy to deal with her diagnosis. 

Jake can be there for her, monitor her, and help nurse her back to health. He already did the first step with the help of his stepdad and AJ by removing much of the cancerous growths from her organs giving her a fighting chance. 

Even though the storyline is the most obvious thing in the world, I’m still excited to see it pan out. And I never thought that I’d like Jake as a character as much as I do. 

After such an eventful day, the staff all went out for after-work drinks, which made me wonder — if Chastain is in shambles because of the tornado, how is the bar perfectly intact?

Was it located in a different area that wasn’t affected by the severe weather or is that just the magic of television at play?

Let us know what you thought of the episode!


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The Resident Review – Goodbye, Mina Okafor (4×10)

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The Resident Review Into the Unknown Season 4 Episode 10

I’m still in denial about Mina Okafor leaving Chastain! Her exit is only temporary, right?

Sadly, we know that’s not true as Shaunette Renee Wilson announced that she is exiting the series permanently.

On The Resident Season 4 Episode 10, one month has passed and AJ and Mina are gearing up for their big trip to Nigeria that evening.

Sadly, AJ never makes the flight after his mother is diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. 

The Resident Review Into the Unknown Season 4 Episode 10

THE RESIDENT: L-R: Guest star Summer Selby, guest star Michael Paul Chan and Matt Czuchry in the “Into the Unknown” episode of THE RESIDENT airing Tuesday, April 20 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2021 Fox Media LLC Cr: Guy D’Alema/FOX

Mina understands AJ’s tricky situation and even though it breaks her heart, she insists that he stay behind to take care of his mother during this difficult time. 

That’s what makes Mina so special.

Mina also got an emotional sendoff from everyone at Chastain including her best friend Nic Nevins, who even cracked Mina’s hard exterior and got her to show some emotion!

Wilson’s exit a huge loss for the show, especially since AJ and Mina just got together, but if it’s what she wants, we have to respect her decision. 

Now, that’s not to say that there won’t be a huge Mina-sized hole at Chastain moving forward. A woman like Mina simply cannot be replaced. 

While throwing a wrench into #Minator (aka the Beyonce and Jay-Z of Chastain) is heartbreaking, the positive is that AJ isn’t going anywhere just yet. 

Dr. Cain attempted his return to the OR but found that his ego couldn’t get him through the surgery. 

Honestly, I don’t know how this man hasn’t figured it out yet. 

He was so confident in himself and assured Voss that she didn’t need to supervise the surgery, but the truth is, one false move could’ve killed a patient. 

It’s not a basic surgery either — it was spinal decompression! 

If it wasn’t for Billy, who took over when his hand gave out, the patient would’ve been brain dead. 

It’s times like these where Dr. Cain could exercise some humility. He’s lucky that Voss even gave him his job back and trusted that he would tell the truth if he wasn’t up for it. 

Rose may be the best influence in Cain’s life, so I’m hoping the clinical trial that Pravesh enrolled her in proves to be successful. 

There are two possible outcomes here both of which include her being a positive influence on Cain.

Either she’ll die and he’ll be encouraged to become a better person following her death, or they’ll fall in love and he’ll become a better man because of it.

Either way, it’s a win-win for Chastain and everyone that has to work with him. 

There’s always the possibility that the clinical trial could go sideways because, you know, Big Pharma, which would be terrible for Dr. Voss. She’s taking a huge chance not only by trusting Phillip but also Pravesh. 

The Resident Review Into the Unknown Season 4 Episode 10

THE RESIDENT: L-R: Guest star Anuja Joshi and Manish Dayal in the “Into the Unknown” episode of THE RESIDENT airing Tuesday, April 20 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2021 Fox Media LLC Cr: Guy D’Alema/FOX

Pravesh’s dating life may just be heating up after he was matched with Dr. Devi! 

They both shrugged off the fact that they’re on the app and said it was to appease their parents, but there’s definitely something bubbling between them. 

Will Pravesh give it a chance? 

Workplace romances tend to be frowned upon, but they’ve worked so well for Chastain employees in the past! 

The episode pulled at your heartstrings for many reasons, but next week proves to be action-packed when a tornado rolls through Atlanta and Chastain. 

Let us know what you thought about the episode in the comments below now! 


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