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.
- 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.
The Resident Review – [SPOILER] Is Pregnant! (4×02)
There are so many relationships doing so many things on The Resident Season 2 Episode 2.
The decision to move past the coronavirus pandemic has allowed the characters (and show) to do something most of us haven’t been able to do since mid-March — move on with our lives.
Instead of being stuck in a world where everything is limited and social distancing is mandated, the series can tackle the aftermath of surviving a pandemic, which includes plenty of fallouts (some deserved) and new realizations.
Relationships are able to thrive and wane all in the same breath, while new journey’s are welcomed without a crippling fear of the future. It’s refreshing and inspiring to see as many of us look forward to a world where we can finally close this chapter and live again.
But despite our desire to get past this, what has happened has affected everyone in some way. And sadly, not everyone is able to pick up the pieces and move on, especially after experiencing a huge loss at the hands of a deadly and highly-respiratory virus.
Let’s start with the happy news first, shall we?
Nic and Conrad are in their honeymoon phase, and though I wouldn’t peg them as Key West people, I am a bit bummed that we didn’t get to see any part of their honeymoon. Most of the action takes place in the hospital setting, so it would have been nice to see them enjoying their freedom. However, I imagine that would’ve been hard to film these days.
Their romance is still on level 10, which is a welcome change for Nic and Conrad, who haven’t always been on the same page. Hearing her refer to Conrad as her husband is something we’re all going to have to get used to, but it does have a nice ring to it.
If you saw the teaser for the episode, you likely weren’t surprised by Nic’s grand reveal that she’s pregnant. We all saw it coming from a mile away. But what does this truly mean for the series and the relationship? In real-life, having children is typically the natural next step step as a relationship progresses, but on television, a pregnancy isn’t always in the best interest of characters.
I wish the series would’ve waited a bit and allowed them to simply be happy together for a bit instead of pushing towards the next big-thing. However, it’s also an opportunity for the show to present a couple that is able to juggle having children while not losing themselves in the process or having the children become an afterthought somewhere off-screen.
Since I’m not one of those people that’s opposed to characters having children, I hope the series incorporates the storyline and emphasizes the joys and hardships of being a working mother.
Are you thrilled by this next step for #Conic? Or do you think it’s too soon?
Then we have Mina and the Raptor and boy, that relationship is even better than I ever could’ve imagine. They compliment each other so well and allowing them to be fully into their feeling brings a new dynamic that’s exciting and spontaneous. Even when they’re disagreeing and having their first fight as a couple, everything about them is still intoxicating.
Since they are both extremely confident and driven, it’s going to be much harder for them to separate their personal and professional relationship. If anyone can do it, it’s #Minator, but they’re also seeing first-hand that it’s not going to be easy, especially when it involves disagreements about such fundamental differences.
Cain is a mixed bag, but generally, you’re either supporting him or against him. Mostly everyone at Chastain — and those watching offscreen — are against him. And up until now, there wasn’t a bone in my body that could justify Cain’s actions, but after gaining some insight into the “why” behind his ego does paint him in a new light.
There’s no excuse for Cain’s behavior, but at least now there’s an explanation, which humanizes him. Cain refuses to fail because the system is set up to see him fail. His actions are a byproduct of a failed system. Of course, one could argue that it’s simply an excuse as there are others of color like Mina and AJ that have found success without sacrificing patients, and that too is valid.
But it does give us a better understanding as to where Cain is coming from. And as AJ pointed out, if it’s a learned survival instinct, it’s not something we can fault him on. His logic is that if he keeps billing high and proving that he’s profitable then they can’t get rid of him.
And this allows us to understand why AJ doesn’t want to completely destroy the man’s career even despite all the terrible things he’s done.
BLM has been a contested topic in 2020 and the early stages of 2021, and The Resident found a natural way to work it into the narrative.
We’re also seeing multiple sides of the coin from the people affected by systemic racism.
There doesn’t seem to be a right or wrong answer here as both Mina and AJ make valid points. Mina’s concerns about Cain’s approach are valid, especially as he knowingly put patients at risk during a pandemic including a patient who got COVID from a surgery that he was misled about, which spurred a string of health incidents.
Both Mina and AJ followed their gut, and while AJ asked Mina to respect his wishes, she acted on principle; she’s never been a fan of Cain’s, but this time, she couldn’t forgive him for putting a patient in danger simply for his own advancement.
The scene where they both “agreed to disagree” and took a 3-day break from the mind-blowing sex proves that they have a mutual respect for each other.
However, if I had to pick a side, I’d say that AJ can’t protect Cain from his self-destructive ways no matter how much he believes that change is possible.
But the truth is, Cain i’s damn good at his job. so no matter what, so he’ll always find a way to justify his actions because he performs miracles that others can’t. It’s a complex situation that is fascinating to peel back. I’m invested and can’t wait to see how this all pans out.
Of course, being “damn good” at a job hasn’t always meant much to the machine that is Chastain, a hospital that has put profits over people time and time again, even amid a pandemic.
Just look at what happened to Logan Kim, one of the victims of the coronavirus pandemic. There’s no denying that Kim had it coming. As Conrad said, he allowed the disease that is Red Rock to swallow him up whole. And the moment the company no longer needed him or saw that he wasn’t in their best interest, they chewed him up and spit him out without a second thought.
However, his warning that something even worse is coming is concerning. What could ever be worse than Cain and Kim? I shudder at the thought of finding out.
Kit was doing her best to get information, but does the vague answer she got about no one replacing Kim as CEO mean that Chastain won’t be operational for much longer?
It’s one of the “better” hospitals when compared to the experience Pravesh’s late father had at a low-income hospital in a mostly brown neighborhood that was understaffed.
But if Chastain can’t find a way to turn profit with all that it has to offer, what does that say for everyone else? Or the state of the industry?
Devon is going to need some time to come to terms with his father’s death, but at least he opened up about the pain and the guilt to Conrad. Keeping that bottled up inside was toxic; he was lashing out at patients, which is never okay. Plus, it prevented him from fully grieving the loss.
Bell’s storyline wasn’t my favorite. It’s always exciting to delve into a character’s backstory, and it’s obvious that Bell has plenty of stories to tell and layers to peel back, but introducing a long lost child is cumbersome.
Bell’s guilt isn’t doing anyone any favors — not himself and definitely not Jake, who was pretty accurate in his assessment that Bell’s reason for reaching out wasn’t genuine.
Instead, it was the fear of dying alone that was creeping up on Bell. Their encounter was completely unrealistic considering Bell last saw him when he was 12.
Here’s the thing — Bell doesn’t need a forced redemption arc because he’s already been redeemed. He’s done a complete 180 since The Resident Season 1, and seeing him make amends with his staff like Nic and Conrad has been more powerful than his attempts with Jake.
If Bell were to die, he might not have many blood relatives by his side, but he would have his family. I’d much rather invested all this time seeing Bell explore a relationship with Kit, who has always been there for him and seen the good in him.
I’d like to say the series was going to let this one go, but considering Jake is a surgeon, I foresee him somehow getting wrapped up in the politics of Chastain and being introduced as an integral character.
What did you think about the episode, Cravers? What did you love and what did you hate?
Sound off in the comments section below. We’d love to hear your thoughts!
The Resident Premiere Review – Conrad and Nic Get Married as COVID-19 Hits Chastain (4×01)
The Resident is back in action for season 4, and it’s taking a bit of a different approach than most medical dramas.
While “A Wedding, A Funeral” addressed the current COVID-19 pandemic plaguing our country, it made it clear from the get-go that it would only be for an episode and would move the rest of the season “sometime in the future when the COVID-pandemic is history.”
That’s good news for audiences who don’t want the real-world events rehashed in a TV show, but for this episode, there was no way to ignore reality as it played a direct role in postponing Nic and Conrad’s wedding. I know this hit close to home for many couples with their big days scheduled in 2020!
Don’t worry, the wedding happened eventually and it was still as romantic as ever. In fact, I think having overcome the pandemic and finally being able to celebrate the moment made it all the more joyous despite the loss of some fellow nurses and doctors.
But first, we watched as Chastain’s finest battled the respiratory virus that infected some of their own including Hundley and Kit. It was heartbreaking to watch Hundley suffer, and for a moment, it truly seemed like we were going to lose her, so it was such a relief to see her singing and dancing at Nic and Conrad’s wedding.
The series allowed audiences to see the effects of COVID-19 from every angle.
Doctors and nurses were working tirelessly to help patients, though most of them felt pretty helpless and not well protected because of the lack of PPE. Conrad personally addressed the situation with Logan Kim, who proved he wasn’t completely heartless by going out of his way and securing additional resources to protect his staff.
However, that doesn’t excuse all his prior behavior or the fact that he ordered Cain to intentionally put patients at risk by scheduling low-risk surgeries as “emergency” ones to make the hospital money. Obviously, hospitals have struggled with finances amidst the pandemic as many people were too afraid to get procedures, but honestly, that should not be a priority when the world is dealing with an unprecedented health crisis
And for those of you who had hope that maybe Cain learned his lesson the first time around when he was the superbug spreader, he absolutely did not. Instead, his ego once again got the best of him as he listened to Kim and lied to patients in order to convince them that surgeries were necessary.
The series also didn’t shy away from putting “bad” patients on blast. You know, the ones who don’t think the rules apply to them and don’t believe in wearing masks or social distancing.
Mina put the patient, who refused to follow protocol on blast, and it was so enjoyable. Also, if you spit on a nurse during a pandemic, you deserve to be kicked out of the ER without being treated.
In addition to dealing with sick patients, Chastain’s best also had to make sure that they emphasized just how serious COVID was to their parents. And I know I’m not the only one who has had a similar conversation with a parent as Nic, Pravesh, and Conrad did.
Sadly, Pravesh’s father didn’t make it as he felt he had no choice but to keep driving his cab to make a living. While many companies have opted to make “remote” working the new norm, not everyone — especially minorities — has that luxury and this is a direct result.
Even more heartbreaking than watching Hundley suffer from the virus was watching Pravesh thank his father for helping him become the man that he is today just before he passed.
I’ve said this before on my Chicago Med reviews, but the episodes with COVID at the center hit us harder in the feels because it’s a situation we’re all too familiar with and one we’re watching play out in realtime with friends and family members. It hits too close to home.
So, while it’s important that the show acknowledges and addresses the pandemic, I’m also glad it will be more optimistic and allowing us to imagine a time when all of this is a distant memory and we can hug, laugh, and be with our loved ones without any fear.
This brings me to the highly-anticipated and long-awaited CONIC wedding. It may have been brief, but it was perfect and fitting for who they are as not only a couple but as people.
The duo took a moment to remember all those they lost the year prior while allowing themselves to celebrate their love. I’d say it was worth the wait!
And the wedding was made all the better by Minator finally embracing their feelings for each other.
Mina has been trying to deny the truth for too long, but honestly, if COVID-19 has taught us one thing, it’s that life is too short not to follow our heart. (And to wash our hands!)
The previews have me slightly concerned as it does seem like there are relationship woes on the horizon, and it’s too early. Relationships obviously need hardships and a primetime drama needs there to be ups and downs, but can we let them enjoy the honeymoon phase for a minute? I want to see the “in-love Raptor” with Mina! I want to see them happy and not questioning their decision or ruining a friendship.
It’s rare to have a TV relationship that’s built on a solid foundation, so let’s not ruin a good thing.
What did you think of The Resident Season 4 premiere?
When Will ‘The Resident’ Return for Season 4? FOX Sets Return Date for 2021
2021 cannot come faster.
Not only is everyone “over” 2020, but all of your favorite FOX shows – which were delayed due to the COVID pandemic – will be returning early next year.
The network announced that it plans to bring back highly-anticipated new episodes of its scripted shows including 911, The Resident, and Prodigal Son during its midseason schedule.
The Masked Singer spinoff Masked Dancer will premiere on Sunday, December 27 before moving permanently to Wednesday nights.
The Mayim Bialik series Miranda, a remake of a U.K. comedy of the same name, will arrive on Sunday, January 3 along with the ninth and final season of Last Man Standing with Tim Allen.
The rest of the premieres will be scattered throughout the first half of the month!
Check out the full schedule to find out when you need to tune in and set your DVR:
SUNDAY, DEC. 27
8 pm The Masked Dancer series premiere
SUNDAY, JAN. 3
8 pm Call Me Kat series premiere
8:30 pm Last Man Standing final season
9 pm The Simpsons (special time)
9:30 pm Bless the Harts (special time)
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 6
8 pm The Masked Dancer (time slot premiere)
THURSDAY, JAN. 7
8 pm Hell’s Kitchen Season 19 premiere
9 pm Call Me Kat (time slot premiere)
9:30 pm Last Man Standing (time slot premiere)
TUESDAY, JAN. 12
8 pm The Resident Season 4 premiere
9 pm Prodigal Son Season 2 premiere
MONDAY, JAN. 18
8 pm 9-1-1 Season 4 premiere
9 pm 9-1-1: Lone Star Season 2 premiere
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