If you weren’t a germaphobe before this episode, you definitely are now.
The Resident’s “Fear Finds a Way” was basically a PSA for flu-season.
However, in addition to the regular flu, there was an outbreak that had most of the doctors at Chastain stumped.
You knew the woman Dot Jones and Michael Rady made appearances, they were going to play a major role.
Jones served as the prison guard who had a soft spot for Nic after she served some time there.
Rady played a man struck by cupid’s arrow after one date with his soulmate, Sue.
Now, given the emphasis the series placed on Sue, it was only a matter of time before she was pinpointed as the origin for this infectious disease that caused Chastain to take containment measures much to Bell’s displeasure.
Man, it’s always money with that dude.
He didn’t want an ER full of flu patients because it would deter other patients with money from coming to the hospital. What a guy.
When Jones began aspirating on her own phlegm, Nic broke protocol to save her and thus, exposed herself to the unknown virus.
There were many times that Nic’s behavior was questionable, but it all leads back to the house hunting with Conrad at the beginning of the episode.
Most women would be thrilled if their longtime lover brought up the idea of moving in together, but Nic treated it like the worst thing in the world.
While I wasn’t really a fan of how their confrontation at the end went down, I do believe Conrad has a point in that Nic doesn’t want to take the next step because there’s nothing left to be fixed.
She’s a fixer, people are her projects, and now that Conrad has taken all of her advice, the relationship is beginning to feel too real.
There’s also the Alec factor. Those two have warmed up to each other rather quickly. We saw the trio working together to find a cure for Jones and Rady, but in general, Alec is definitely smitten with Nic.
If things were to go south with Nic and Conrad and she decided to give Alec a real shot, things would get messy because he’s already engrained himself in the Chastain culture.
He speaks Bell fluently, I’d argue even better than Conrad.
Bell realizes he’s in a lot more trouble than he initially believed.
You’d think that he’d research the hospital Chastain previously had dealings with beforehand, but he was so eager to capitalize on the “flawless” product, he signed without doing his due diligence.
Now, finding out that the former CEO that Gordon was involved with was found “dead” doesn’t exactly evoke optimism.
Wait till he finds out about Julian.
I knew Gordon Page was a bad guy, but it seems like he has more blood on his hands than initially believed.
He even manipulated A.J’s mentor into vouching for the company.
A.J may have been off of his game thinking the only way to become that great surgeon he initially believed himself to be was by humbling himself, but Mina knew that A.J’s ego wasn’t at fault for killing Bradley.
I’m not sure why no one tested these devices the way Mina did or why the nurse helping her claimed that they’d be in so much trouble.
It seems like the right course of action if you’re trying to see what really killed a patient, doesn’t it?
Mina’s hunch was right — Quo Vadis’ heart valves weren’t strong enough to handle the heart of a young patient.
Operator error, as Gordon Page put it, was not the reason Bradley died, but a faulty valve, like A.J originally argued, definitely was.
A.J initially didn’t want to believe Mina thinking she would say anything to get her mentor back, but a bit of digging revealed his mentor’s motive — a giant million dollar sum.
A.J was a straight up boss in the scene where he confronted his mentor and basically told him his opinion was no longer valid.
However, Gordon Page is a dangerous adversary.
How is Chastain going to go against him and not lose face?
If only someone could prove that he was a murderer… oh wait.
Lastly, I really enjoy A.J and Mina’s scenes together because they balance each other out so effortlessly, but I don’t want the series to kill off Micah to make room for this couple. Is there a better way around it?
Thoughts on tonight’s episode?
‘The Resident’ Season 4 Will Tackle the Coronavirus Pandemic
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.
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.
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!
QUIZ: Which ‘The Resident’ Doctor Is Your Soulmate?
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!
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‘The Resident’ Renewed for Season 4 at FOX, Expected to Return in 2021
The Resident has a pulse!
Fox has renewed the beloved medical drama for a fourth season!
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.
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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