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The Resident Review – Conrad’s Back, Baby! (3×13)

THE RESIDENT: Matt Czuchry (C) in the "How Conrad Gets His Groove Back" episode of THE RESIDENT airing Tuesday, Jan. 21 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2019 Fox Media LLC Cr: Guy D'Alema/FOX

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Conrad Hawkins may have felt slightly defeated, but his comeback is one for the ages on The Resident.

It felt good for the audience to see Conrad walk into Logan Kim’s office and gloat, so I cannot imagine how glorious Conrad must have felt.

In one fell swoop, he got back into Chastain as Chief Resident, Kim off his back, and became the team physician. Get it, Conrad.

Watching Logan Kim squirm and not be able to say “I’ll sue you,” – his go-to statement, at this point – was the icing on the cake.

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Conrad’s talents are undeniable, but it’s his dedication to his patients that needs to be acknowledged.

Despite being fired and not getting any money for helping, he never let any of his patients down; he was there for them, he was invested, and he’s the sole reason why they were able to diagnose and help Dax, the star player.

Dax’s mysterious injury brought Bell, AJ, and Conrad together in such an entertaining way. The quips from Bell about having an “acquired taste” to Conrad’s medical moments was genius. You never know what you’ve got till it’s gone, and Bell, who has evolved drastically as a character as he went from villain to a part of the team, is seeing how much Chastain truly needs a man like Conrad around. Though, it’s unlikely Conrad is the only one on that team that would be able to figure out this diagnosis (maybe everyone else was just busy?).

The second-best moment goes to Bell and AJ realizing that despite being two of the best at Chastain, they needed Conrad’s help cracking this one, and then spent some time hyping each other up with rounds of compliments. Can it be that this is suddenly my new favorite pairing on the series? Sorry, Mina, you have some competition.

The offer from Landry to got Conrad back on his feet was deserved, but it almost felt like an easy way out. Granted, the show would run out of ways to incorporate Conrad into the fabric of the series if he stayed away from Chastain for too long. Conrad working with patients that get brought into the ER for treatment can only work for so long before it starts being weird.

However, the way Pravesh was hyping Conrad up as a man who “thinks outside the box” and makes his own success warranted a storyline where Conrad really stuck it to Red Rock, Kim, and  Cain. Technically, he did by listing his demands and not taking no for an answer, and he’ll continue to block them and irritate them at every turn upon his return, but it still felt like this should have stretched into a more prominent war between Red Rock and Chastain’s finest.

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THE RESIDENT: L-R: Matt Czuchry, Bruce Greenwood and Malcolm-Jamal Warner in the “How Conrad Gets His Groove Back” episode of THE RESIDENT airing Tuesday, Jan. 21 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2019 Fox Media LLC Cr: Guy D’Alema/FOX

That being said, I really cannot wait for Conrad to give them hell.

Aside from dishing out good advice, Pravesh was encouraged to take his own while doing rotations in Internal Medicine.

There seem to be constant clashes between departments that are fueled by money.

Internal Medicine was refusing patients from the ER with Pravesh being told to be “a blocking machine” when it comes to accepting and admitting anyone. As a result, the patients suffered the most and one, in particular, who came in with nausea and severe vomiting slipped through the cracks. Sure, her symptoms didn’t trigger too much concern, but while she was left unattended by both departments, she suffered a stroke that would have been easily preventable if someone had admitted her or taken her seriously.

Pravesh taking after Conrad and sticking up to the status quo is the best part of this series and undoes all the bad writing that came with Pravesh being a stickler for the rules. Let’s just forget that ever happened, okay?

Nic spent the episode outside of Chastain, but she bore the heavy storylines with her suicidal father.

Emily van Camp brought her all to this storyline as she went through a range of emotions from picking up her father from jail to learning that he was planning on leaving to realizing that he was lying and in dire need of help.

The most frustrating aspect here was the complete lack of communication between Nic and Conrad on the issue.

Conrad had his suspicions that something wasn’t right with Kyle last week. He’d overheard him explaining the rationale behind suicide to a patient and worried about him when he left the house, which we know is when Kyle sat in his car holding a gun and contemplated ending things.

Why didn’t Conrad mention anything to Nic when she called him to tell him that Kyle betrayed her again?

Yes, he was preoccupied with his own issues, but for someone whose best at involving himself in other people’s problems and solving them, it seemed out of character for him not to say anything.

Nic figured it out by comparing Kyle’s previous patterns with his current ones. Back then, Kyle used to just leave without a word, but this time, he sold his car to give her money. It wasn’t in line with the man he’d become, but she also acknowledged how broken he’d been over Jessie’s death.

Thankfully, she made it in time and was able to talk him down from those thoughts of being worthless and not deserving of a second chance.

It meant a lot that Nic was able to rebuild a relationship with her father which used to be so fractured.

It was heartbreaking to watch Kyle break down and admit he’s scared, but it’s key that he’s able to express those feelings and accept that he needs help. Nic is getting it for him as they road trip to Savannah, which gives them more time to bond, and we’re just happy this story got an ending that’s hopeful.

Kyle’s suicide attempt addressed that ending a life isn’t the answer because there are people who want to help and also underlined that it hurts the people that care most about you.

And lastly, Adaku woke up and was healthy enough to be discharged. She was able to meet and hold her baby, though, her fears that Michelle wouldn’t know who she was were valid.

Michelle bonded with Mina upon birth as her mother recovered, so it’s not entirely surprising that she feels more comfortable with her godmother or that Mina knows the tips and tricks to calm baby Michelle down.

Seeing her soothe the child shows how much Mina has grown. She went from being a character who disliked children and shuddered at the thought to essentially becoming the baby whisperer. It’s cute. Will she move in with Michelle and Adaku to help them out and also remain close since she’s become so attached?

Mina’s hesitation at giving baby Michelle over is natural, and I think it will help her see that maybe she does want a family in the future. She doesn’t have to close herself off from love and be alone forever.

This realization will likely lead Mina to confront her feelings for AJ, but as we know, he’s trying to move on and probably seeing Andrea.

I don’t want to see Mina and AJ’s perfect friendship get tainted by relationship drama, but I’m also here for Mina opening up and admitting that her decision to alienate any romantic interests is about her fear of commitment and getting hurt.

Alright, turning it over to you, Resident fans!

What did you think of the episode?

Are you happy Conrad is back at Chastain? What happens now?

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The Resident Season Premiere Review – Da Da (5×01)

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The Resident Season Premiere Review - Da Da Season 5 Episode 1

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.

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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! 

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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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