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The Resident Review – Do Nic and Chastain Survive? (4×05)

THE RESIDENT: L-R: Manish Dayal, Jane Leeves and Bruce Greenwood in the "Home Before Dark" episode of THE RESIDENT airing Tuesday, Feb. 9 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2021 Fox Media LLC Cr: Guy D'Alema/FOX

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It was a dark day at Chastain. 
 
The hospital’s best and brightest took a hit on The Resident Season 4 Episode 5.
 
In the most intense episode to date, Chastain’s employees were not only facing the loss of their home and jobs, but they were also threatened with the possibility of losing each other after Nic was brutally stabbed by a man seeking treatment at the recently-closed ER.
 
The Resident provides some of the most exceptional television. It’s a well-written, well-executed medical drama that knows how to pull on your heartstrings even when it shakes up the format. 
 
Instead of the case-of-the-week formula, the episode made it personal and revolved around the doctors who have made Chastain such a great hospital and asset to Atlanta. 
 
As they rallied to save Nic and the baby, she was given some of the best care under the worst of circumstances considering Red Rock wasted absolutely no time shutting things down and selling off equipment. 
 
But in the worst of times and with a shortage of supplies, the doctors proved that their expertise knows no bounds. The talent is real and raw. No one gave up on Nic; everyone played a critical part in saving her life and ensuring that her baby survived the attack. 
 
It was uncertain if Nic would make it through the hour. While it was very unlikely that the series would kill off one of the main characters, they still managed to find to keep the suspense up. Would Nic survive? Sure. But would the baby? Would there be neurological side-effects? It was all up in the air. 
 
Matt Czuchry delivered some of his best work. The shot of him watching over her as the doctors operated was so powerful. He was helpless, which is the worst position for a doctor, husband, and expectant father.
 
As Nic’s life hung in the balance, so did his whole world. 
 
I hate when shows mess with pregnancy storylines for the sake of drama, but this was storyline was exceptionally well crafted and completely unpredictable.
 
Seeing Conrad unravel was one thing, but it was heartbreaking to see the rest of the staff and family crumble. 
 
Nic’s father, who didn’t even know she was pregnant yet, collapsed to the ground once he found out he could lose his whole world, especially since he lost his other daughter not too long ago. 
 
Mina felt a sense of responsibility for what happened since Nic stepped in to de-escalate the situation, but it helped AJ Austin realize that he would go to Boston and try to find a job so he never had to be without her. 
 
Thankfully, Nic pulled through and so did her baby! She’s a fighter just like her mama. But she doesn’t seem to be out of the woods just yet as teasers for next week’s episode show that something is wrong with the baby. Can we please let #Conic just have a moment of bliss?
The Resident Promo - Home Before Dark (4x05)

THE RESIDENT: L-R: Guest star Glenn Morshower and Matt Czuchry in the “Home Before Dark” episode of THE RESIDENT airing Tuesday, Feb. 9 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2021 Fox Media LLC Cr: Guy D’Alema/FOX

 
If the baby survives, do you think they’ll name her Sara after Sunshine Sara?
 
The good thing about the dark is that it’s always followed by the light, and Nic’s recovery was a turning point. 
 
As Conrad didn’t give up on his wife and baby momma, Bell and Marshall didn’t give up on Chastain. 
 
When they couldn’t find any ICU beds for Nic, they realized just how vital Chastain was to the community and the resolution was quite impressive and sets the series on a brand new track. 
 
Nichelle, the governor and former Chastain patient, agreed to buy the hospital from Red Rock and make it a public hospital that’s run by the doctors. With all the legal battles that Chastain and its employees have fought, this is the light at the end of the tunnel. 
 
Being in charge of the hospital means that they can prioritize patient care without always being pushed and prompted by dollar signs. Chastain got a second chance and it may now become a leader in modern healthcare. It’s an exciting new chapter. 
 
Again, the threat of Chastain shutting down was never realistic because no Chastain means no show, but it was deeply concerning for a second as there didn’t seem to be an actual solution on the table.
 
And if it didn’t hit hard enough with the employees mourning the loss of Chastain, the writers pulled at your heartstrings with Henry, a dying patient who was removed from the heart transplant list because of the risk associated with his age.
 
As he packed up his things and said goodbye to the place he called home for six years, it was proof that it wasn’t just employees who called Chastain home. So many people relied on Chastain, which was yet another incentive to go the extra mile to save it. 
 
Barret Cain may not be able to speak or breathe on his own, but don’t count him out just yet. He suggested a radical idea that not only saved Henry’s life but also gave him plenty of additional years.
 
And this just proves that Cain, despite his inflated ego, is one hell of a doctor.
 
However, that isn’t to say he isn’t getting his own dose of karma. After being moved to Atlanta General, Cain realized just how important Chastain’s level of healthcare really is. 
 
Being rolled into a room that was overflowing with patients and beds was a dose of his own medicine. 
 
Maybe this will be his wakeup call? Also, how telling was it that once he was no longer a money-making asset for Red Rock, they completely turned their back on him. No one from the company cared what happened to him anymore.
 
Though it looked grim for a second, it was a huge win for Chastain, which proves that having your priorities in order ensures longevity. Profits are temporary, being a good human is forever. 
 
Hats off to The Resident for delivering an exceptional hour of television. 
 
Let us know what you thought about the episode in the comments below! 
 


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The Resident Review – Chastain’s Most Eligible Bachelor (5×08)

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The lesson from The Resident Season 5 Episode 8? It’s never too late to change. 

And change came for Chastain’s best in a variety of different ways. 

Dr. Pravesh dealt with a corrupt system that wouldn’t offer help to a retired couple struggling to take care of themselves. 

Pravesh has always wanted to change the system, but now, more than ever, he wants to do something meaningful. 

It’s what pushed him to talk to Kit Voss about embracing clinical trials. 

He wants to be part of the solution that ensures there is adequate treatment for those who really need it. 

George and Celeste were a sweet couple, but it was clear the weight of taking care of her husband was getting to her. Eventually, it was important for Celeste to prioritize her own health in order to ensure that he would also be taken care of in the long run. 

I’m always supportive of a woman advocating for herself. Though I’ll be honest, I love that we also got to see the other side of the coin with George explaining that he hates that his needs made his wife sick. I’m sure it’s not easy for a man, who is always considered the caretaker, to put all that pressure solely on his wife. 

Kit hired DeSoto to coach Chastain’s self-proclaimed Kings of Surgery, and their egos were definitely a little bruised. 

Bell and AJ spent much of the surgery gassing themselves up, so it was definitely painful to learn that Kit thought they could use coaching. 

Even worse — DeSoto had a lot of notes about how they could improve, which meant that their technique wasn’t flawless after all. 

While Bell was a little more adaptive, AJ pushed back on a lot of DeSoto’s suggestions because he felt he knew better. 

However, once Bell applied the notes and excelled in surgery, AJ acknowledged that he probably could be more strategic in surgery.

And, if I’m interpreting the situation correctly, he also asked DeSoto to stick around to continue challenging him because he has a huge crush on her, right?

There was also Dr. Conrad better known as the hospital’s most eligible bachelor.

All the nurses were fawning over him, and while he definitely noticed, he wasn’t really comfortable with it.

It’s been years since Nic’s death, but Conrad still doesn’t feel like it’s the right time to move on.

However, with Billie’s blessing, he did indulge Marion, a daycare worker that Gigi loved.

Am I crazy or did it seem like Billie regretted giving Conrad the green light to move on from Nic because she has feelings for him?

That would be complicated. But she’s right that Nic wouldn’t want Conrad to be alone forever — she would want him and Gigi to find someone that could make them complete again.

Plus, I love how he manages to keep Nic’s memory alive. Gigi may not have known her mother, but you’d never tell by the way she talks about her mommy.

Admittedly, I don’t know if I’m ready for Conrad to move on mainly because I was so devoted to his relationship with Nic, but Marion seems like a really great person with a good heart.

If Conrad is going to move on, it better be with someone worthy of his and Gigi’s heart!

What did you think about the episode? Let us know in the comments below! 


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The Resident Review – Conrad’s Back! (5×07)

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Dr. Hawkins is back, baby!

It took him a while to take the plunge back to Chastain, but Dr. Hawkins has returned to serve Atlanta!

And it was all part of a calculated effort by his former colleagues, who knew that there was nowhere he belonged more than in the midst of all the action. 

However, I don’t think that proving to Hawkins just how much he missed the hospital would’ve sufficed on its own. 

Hawkins has never shied away from the fact that he misses the thrill of it all, but he simply made due with the fact that his priorities shifted and he had to put miss Gigi first. 

The real dealbreaker was when he had a heart-to-heart with Carol and she asked him the number one question: are you happy. 

Conrad loves being a dad, but Conrad isn’t a fully realized Conrad when he’s not at Chastain. 

Children always pick up on whether or not a parent is happy. They sense these things. While they need you, they also need to see their parent pursuing the things that interest them. 

In this case, Conrad realized that by coming back to work, he wasn’t just doing it for himself, he was doing it for Gigi. 

She would finally see the man that everyone at Chastain raves about. 

And hey, it didn’t hurt that she loves Auntie Kit’s daycare program. 

Honestly, who wouldn’t?

The fact that more companies don’t offer in-house daycare boggles my mind. Do you know how many problems it would solve? Do you know how much productivity would skyrocket. 

It prevents parents from feeling guilty about pursuing careers!

Dr. Pravesh welcomed the new interns, and if you had a case of deja vu when Trevor misstepped, well, you weren’t the only one. 

Pravesh was hard on Trevor — it almost seemed personal. 

Yes, Trevore messed up royally. He gave a recovering addict beer. And worse, he did it to prove a point. 

He sabotaged a patient’s wellbeing for his own selfish reasons; a doctor should never put his own interests first.

However, Trevor’s arrogance and ego is a symptom of not wanting to fail or admit to failure. 

When he realized that everything he worked for could disappear in a blink, he admitted that med school was a challenge and Chastain was the only hospital to accept him as an intern. 

Sometimes, you just have to say it how it is. 

Conrad gave Trevor another shot — which came with quite a stern warning — and reminded Pravesh that everyone deserves a second chance. 

After all, Pravesh’s first day of being an intern wasn’t exactly peachy either. 

Trevor lives to see another day at Chastain, and while he seems to be much more knowledgable in comparison to the  other interns, he can’t screw this up. 

Hopefully, he’ll learn to play the game, or next time, Billie won’t be able to sweep in with the save. 

I’m a little shocked that Billie was the one who wrote Trevor the glowing letter instead of AJ, who is supposed to be his mentor. 

Billie tried to play tough, but I guess maternal insticts won over. Even if she doesn’t have that motherly connection to Trevor, she’s still his mom and wants to see his succeed. 

It’s only a matter of time before everyone finds out the truth about his connection to Billie. 

AJ’s mother found herself at a crossroads with her recent diagnosis, which was a double-edged sword. 

The treatment that was curing her cancer was simultaenously causing her body to attack itself. 

Some might call that a sick joke. 

It was a hard pill to swallow for both her and AJ, but it led to some pretty great dialouge between Carol, the Raptor, Trevor, and Hawkins about making the best choice that ensured a quality of life. 

There’s no outrunning death, but at least there’s finding a solution that allows you to squeeze out as much time as you possibly can. 

The Raptor has seemingly come to terms with the fact that his mother was living on borrowed time, and that’s time that they’re both very thankful for, but they always knew it wouldn’t last forever. 

Leela and Padma’s storyline is one of the first that takes place completely away from Chastain, but I’m totally invested. 

I love how supportive they are of each other, particularly when their parents came down harshly on Leela’s career choice and suggested that her job was dangerous because of her dyslexia and not a good fit for someone who wants to have children. 

Both of their viewpoints were rather outdated, a point which Leela had no problem emphasizing. 

Leela is definitely the meek sister, but it was awesome to stand up for herself and for the life she’s chosen for herself. 

It was the moment that her parents no longer had any control over her actions or decisions. 

Also, as she pointed out, it’s the 21st century; women (and men) can have a career and a family. It doesn’t have to be one or the other. I mean, have they seen that onsite daycare? Leela should give them a tour.

And though it was brief, we got a little more insight into Padma’s character and found out that she’s more of the carefree spirit because she was diagnosed with leukemia as a child and isn’t able to have children. 

Are you enjoying this storyline?

Are you happy Conrad is back at Chastain?

Share your thoughts on the episode below!


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The Resident Review – Ask Your Doctor (5×06)

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After a brief hiatus, The Resident returned, and thanks to a flash-forward, it felt like an entirely new show. 

Conrad gave up his position at Chastain to run a private practice in order to be there for Gigi following Nic’s death. 

It’s not the life he planned for himself, and it’s clear that he misses the action that came with working at Chastain. 

When he encountered a cancer patient who needed to be seen, he rushed him over to his old place of employment a little too eagerly. 

And, of course, he was welcomed back with open arms. 

The dynamic duo — Hawkins and Pravesh — teamed up once again after the patient took two pharmacists hostage and demanded cancer trial drugs. 

This is the kind of stuff Conrad has been missing in his life. 

In fact, at a cute little dinner with Gigi later on, he said that working alongside Pravesh was the best day he’s had in a long time. 

And it’s not surprising. His private clinic work seemed dull compared to a cancer misdiagnosis. 

He’s challenged and valued at Chastain, and the hospital is losing out without him. 

It’s only a matter of time before he finds himself back there again, but it’s also not surprising as to why he gave it all up. 

Conrad is a single father. He said it himself — Gigi is his everything, so he’s doing everything to be there for her. 

Working at Chastain would simply take him away from all of that. 

Just look at Leela and Pravesh. As her twin sister, Padma, pointed out, she’s barely home and doesn’t seem to have a life outside of being a doctor. 

While the dedication is admirable, it’s also not a way to live. 

Conrad can’t go back to that kind of life if he wants to have a relationship with his daughter. 

It’s not sustainable. And it’s not sustainable for Leela either. 

At first, she defended her job, but eventually, she realized her sister was right. 

So, she took the day off and indulged her sister, who just bought a van to live in. 

Of course, her sister also realized that Leela was right about the fact that she should probably put down some roots. 

To be quite honest, I don’t mind Padma as a permanent part of the show. Her relationship with Dr. Austin is intriguing as it gives him more depth. We get to see The Raptor outside of the hospital for once.

She’s fun and full of life, which is very different from Dr. Austin. She could bring out a new side to him. 

Also, I’m here for the double dates between Dr. Austin and Padma and Leela and Pravesh. 

AJ and Dr. Bell had a chest-puffing competition as they both set their sights on the Chief of Surgery position. 

It was funny seeing them in such a competitive state since we’ve rarely seen these two actors play off of each other. 

But it was also hilarious because both of them are very talented and accomplished, so there’s really no need to try to outshine one another. 

In the end, Voss made her decision, and it wasn’t either of them. 

It definitely bruised their egos a bit, but it’s necessary to keep them both in check so that they are the best doctors they could be. 

Plus, she had valid points when she mentioned that AJ wouldn’t have the time and Bell already held the position once before and quit because he didn’t like it. 

There’s too much red tape when it comes to COS, and both of them love the thrill of the operating room. 

Instead, she chose Billie for the role and seeing how she commands a room these days, I’m not surprised. 

Billie is very certain of herself and her talents; she’s direct and almost brash in her communication with patients. 

Initially, I found it a little offputting, but I guess it’s one way to earn the respect of her colleagues. 

It was nice to see that Chastain, and its doctors, have been flourishing over the years. 

And it was even sweeter to see how seriously Conrad has taken the role of being a father. 

He has something genuinely special with Gigi, and Nic would’ve been proud. 

However, it’s important that he also does what’s best for him — he deserves to enjoy his life and his job. 

What did you think of the episode? Are you feeling reenergized by the time jump?

How many episodes do you give it until Conrad figures out a way to come back to Chastain?


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