What goes around comes around.
That statement couldn’t be more true for Cain, who suffered an injury that threatened his entire career on The Resident Season 4 Episode 3.
The staff at Chastain is genuinely good and would never wish this upon anyone, even someone as ruthless as Cain (and neither would we), it does prove that karma is alive and well. And it’s totally fine if you found it quite enjoyable to watch.
The episode kicked off with Cain finding out that someone at Chastain was going to testify against him after he was sued by a patient for exposing them to COVID. Before that reality could fully sink in, he jumped into action to save a woman from a burning car. As he was trying to stop a bystander from filming the whole thing for clout, he got plowed down by an oncoming car… Regina George-style.
Though it didn’t seem like Cain could get away with minor injuries, killing him off would be too easy considering there was a huge focus on a potential redemption arc.
However, having him rely on the same employees and doctors that he has always looked down on is some poetic justice.
Unlike Cain, the rest of the staff at Chastain always put patients over profits and personal gain, so he should feel lucky that he’s not getting the same kind of treatment that he’s been dishing out.
Cain’s moneymaker — his hands — were injured in the accident, which put his whole career on the line. He knew that this surgery was tricky and required the best of the best so he summoned Kit to do the procedure.
Yet, considering how many enemies he has made in the hospital, he asked for his own residents to be in the room during the surgery, and honestly, that’s what sealed his fate.
Again, the surgery was said to be highly complex for the best of surgeons, and somehow, his own residents thought they could handle it until Kit arrive.
On one hand, it was a completely cringe-worthy mistake, on the other hand, they were simply following the orders and advice Cain has given them over and over again.
It’s karma coming full-circle.
But what was with that creepy clip of Cain waking up on the operating table and pulling out his tubes? I thought maybe the anesthesia didn’t take at first and he was freaking out about the interns making a decision to operate, but it seemed to be some bad dream? Or maybe that’s what Cain was experiencing while unconscious? It’s unclear.
The point is — if he was awake right now, he’d unleash holy hell on the interns and probably all the people who tried to save his life.
Will Cain make it out? Probably. But maybe this is the humbling event he needs to bring him down a notch. Maybe he’ll finally realize that he’s not invincible and he needs to put his ego aside if he wants to be truly great?
If Cain was awake, he would also unleash his wrath on Mina, so for her sake, this may be for the best.
Cain isn’t the only one in danger as Chastain is facing down a grim future. Bell paid Mr. Yorn a little visit and learned that Red Rock has decided to sell Chastain because it’s draining money.
The narrative of profits over people continues to be Red Rock’s M.O. At this point, I’d love for Bell and Winthrop to put their money together and invest in Chastain, but I know that’s logically impossible. Still, there has to be something that can be done here.
For a moment, Bell was painted as a villain in Mina’s eyes as she thought he was using a patient’s surgery for self-gain and self-promotion.
It was a reminder of how far Bell has come since The Resident Season 1 as his intentions, though murky, were pure – this was the only solution he had for saving Chastain at the moment.
Mina is not one to hold back on her opinions; she’ll tell you exactly what she’s thinking at any given moment. And she always used to when she would butt heads with Bell in the first season.
But even she realized that she owed Bell an apology for misjudging him and his decision to bring a camera crew into a surgery. Seeing them work side-by-side again was a real treat, and I’m eager for more partnerships from #TeamSaveChastain.
Mina and AJ are learning how to navigate this new aspect of their relationship and they figured setting “ground rules” at work would do the trick.
However, I’m confident their relaltionship can get over the work hiccups because outside of the hospital, the duo is very much in-sync. They go together like PB&J; everything about their pairing just feels right.
And how adorable is Mina when she’s giddy and in love? It was sweet that she confided in Nic even after establishing that she and AJ would keep their private relationship under wraps.
And of course, Nic’s reaction couldn’t be sweeter and more genuine. “About time,” is what we’ve all been saying.
I was confident that Nic would confide in Mina about the pregnancy right then and there, but considering Nic’s past miscarriage, it makes sense that she wants to be certain that everything is on-track before sharing the news.
Nic and Conrad eventually confirmed their pregnancy — and surprisingly, kept the bloodwork from getting into the wrong hands — but it’s hard to be happy and excited about the news when Amy Holden Jones, the series co-creator, revealed there would be complications that arise.
For now, it’s nice to see #Conic simply enjoying the moment and thinking about what the future holds. How cute was Conrad when he fessed up to ordering all those pregnancy essentials for his baby mama?
Devon’s case paralleled his own life moments, and while the loss of his father has severely impacted him, it’s also making him a stronger and more connected doctor.
He may not have been able to be there with his father when he passed, but because of that experience, he was able to give another family a final goodbye they otherwise might have not had. He knows what it means to miss out on saying goodbye and he doesn’t want to see anyone waste another precious moment.
Allowing him to exist in his grief is a cathartic experience not only for the character but also for the audience, many of whom have dealt with their own share of tragedy and loss amid the pandemic.
Eva’s storyline wasn’t my favorite as her reaction to seeing herself on television made it seem like she was hiding from someone who wanted to hurt her rather than from a lover.
There wasn’t a smooth transition from Eva’s in danger to Darren turning up as the love of her life who she abandoned after going to witness protection.
The whole time, I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop and all those people she pissed off to come after her. The whole storyline felt choppy and out of place even if the final moments gave way to a romantic reunion. Hey, at least Darren was able to help Nic and Conrad figure out Eva’s medical condition!
What did you think of the episode, Cravers?
Let us know in the comments below!
The Resident Season Premiere Review – Da Da (5×01)
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.
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?
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.
What did you think of the episode? Let us know in the comments below!
How Will ‘The Resident’ Write Off Nic?
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.
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.
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.
We think this will hurt us more than heal us, but we're always in.
— The Resident (@ResidentFOX) August 5, 2021
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!
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.
“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.”
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.
You can catch up on all of our The Resident reviews HERE!
‘The Resident’s Emily VanCamp Welcomes Baby Girl with Husband Josh Bowman
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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