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 Review – Best Laid Plans (4×12)
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!
The Resident Review – Tornado Warning (4×11)
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!)
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!
The Resident Review – Goodbye, Mina Okafor (4×10)
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.
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.
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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