The Resident is known for being realistic and calling out real-life issues plaguing hospitals in the country.
On “Nurses’ Day” they addressed how understaffed some of the most important people in the hospital are. Seriously, all they got them as a thank you was some measly cookies?
They deserve so much better than working back-to-back-to-back shifts that leave them so tired, they crash while driving home.
I’ll address Jessica’s accident first because it’s the cliffhanger that has us wondering if she’ll survive or not.
The teaser shows everyone at Chastain fighting to save her, so the odds aren’t good, but this team really doesn’t need to lose anyone so soon.
When Bradley died, it was sad, but we didn’t even really know him.
Then, we lost Jessie.
But Jessica has been a staple on this series even throughout her minimal role. She’s the sunny disposition amongst the group, and she and Irving are a fan-favorite couple.
The warning signs that something was amiss were there. Irving contemplated his relationship highlighting how much Jessica’s done throughout her life before realizing that she was the love of his life.
No one makes a declaration that bold unless something is about to go terribly wrong.
Irving is precisely why we cannot lose Jessica; he wouldn’t survive the loss.
While attempting to find out any information about the Hemopleatin, Conrad reunited with his father, Marshall, who he found out was on the drug to combat anemia.
Marshall’s lungs were, thankfully, all good, and he did offer a work-around to hacking those patient files at Chastain.
The father-son duo took a private jet to DC for a DoaCure conference where the over-the-top CEO agreed to give them a look inside their data in exchange for Chastain carrying his products at the hospital.
That’s the world of corporate healthcare folks — an eye for an eye.
Will Conrad make the deal?
Speaking of business and money, Cain won a premium paying patient in a game of poker and decided to go through with performing a risky, never-been-done-before procedure to essentially give him a bionic spine.
Kit clashed with Cain once again but he won this fight.
That is until his surgery almost killed the patient who began choking as a result of a defective disc that was inserted into his spine.
Kit admitted that Bell was right; she would lose if she tried to go against Cain because his pull was so strong at Red Rock Medical.
But Kit isn’t a quitter. Instead, she found a workaround that involved her striking up a deal with Cain to open a joint neuro, ortho, and physical therapy venture.
Cain was beyond eager to put aside their differences, but Kit has a larger play in motion.
What does she have up her sleeve?
AJ Austin’s story took place outside of the hospital walls for once, but it made me realize that he’s one of the strongest and most developed characters in the series.
He took his mother’s advice and agreed to meet his birth mother, Bonnie, a successful pediatrician. It all makes sense.
AJ wasted no time getting their backstory, which revealed why they gave him up for a closed adoption.
Bonnie was 22, she had just met AJ’s dad, she wasn’t ready to become a mom and put her medical aspirations on hold.
If anyone can appreciate that, it’s the Raptor.
But the decision wasn’t senseless — it was done with his best interest at heart and not a day goes by where she hasn’t thought of him.
She even helped AJ and Mina diagnose a young patient at the clinic who ended up having Lyme disease.
I’m sure AJ’s adoptive mother is great, but it’s nice for AJ to see where he comes from and who his parents are.
If there is a Thanksgiving episode, I truly hope we get invited to this dinner.
- Pravesh assured us that Priya is doing just fine in San Francisco and dating a hot sportscaster. Good for her!
- We get it, Pravesh. You’re not that kind of doctor.
What did you think of the episode?
Will Jessica survive?
Will Conrad and Nic successfully prove their theories about the drug?
Will Kit outsmart Cain by playing to his egotistical side?
‘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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