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The Resident – Run, Doctor, Run (1×13)

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How did Nic not see that coming?

Nic was the most intelligent nurse at Chastain so when multiple people told her not to mess with Lane Hunter and to “run the other way,” I don’t understand why she didn’t heed the warning.

And if she thought she could outsmart her, why didn’t she actually use her smarts?

Seeing as Lane had some dude threaten her while delivering groceries so it seemed inconspicuous and then had her followed, you could expect her next move to be some sort of set-up.

And Nic walked right into it thinking that Allie, the woman who repeatedly refused to help her out, called to meet her at 4 am.

The moment Nic walked through those doors, it was evident that they would get her for breaking and entering amongst many other charges.

Seriously, girl? As she cried in the hospital, I couldn’t help but feel bad but also, on some level, I was just mad that she let herself get played like this

Lane is ruthless; I don’t even want to see what else she has in store for Nic.

At this point, Nic is so infuriated, she won’t give up until she takes her down.

It seems like the team will look to Dr. Bell next but from the season finale promo, he’s in cahoots with Lane, which is obvious considering their romantic relationship.

Nic’s been going through quite a rough patch. In addition to getting fired and later, arrested, her sister overdosed on oxy again after being clean for a full eight months.

Thankfully, she got to her in time and administered Narcan but moving forward, she knew something had to change; Jessie needed to go to a rehab program that would actually help her get clean.

I wish Nic stuck to her decision to reject Lane’s offer for a free stint at Crossroads but unfortunately, it seems like desperate times called for desperate measures. I understand wanting to save your sister but turning to the woman who has put patients in danger and is out to ruin your life doesn’t sound like a good plan.

If I had to take a guess, I would say that Lane will leech onto Jessie and diagnose her with cancer that she doesn’t have, which from the promos seems to be something she does on a daily basis.

One of my biggest medical fears came to light when Claudia was diagnosed with an amoeba from a waterpark! Do you know how many times I have read those stories in the news and freaked out vowing to never go in a public pool or jacuzzi again?

Especially because in most cases, there is no cure. Thankfully, in Claudia’s case, she had a dedicated team of doctors who went out on a limb for her and stayed up all night calling a former Big Pharma rep who had a dose of the drug they needed to save her.

In a country where a band-aid at the ER comes with a $600 price tag, there wasn’t much surprise when Kevin told Pravesh that the life-saving drug for an uninsured patient would be $48,000.

Obviously, Chastain would never pay for that and Bell would never agree to it, so Pravesh and Conrad kept the case on the down-low. And since Claudia was like a mother to so many former felons and gangbangers, they came through for her and raised the money in a hood fundraiser in the waiting room. This had to be one of my favorite moments.

Everyone’s favorite patient, York, returned to the ER, but this time, he was with his mother who needed surgery. Unlike her son who gets put under quite often so they can remove objects from his colon, she was against being put under anesthesia. So the doctors decided to perform her surgery while she was awake and it quickly became evident why that’s not common practice.

I didn’t really care for the banter between Mina and the Raptor. She hates his honesty and well, he is a bit unprofessional while operating. I don’t care for his pompous attitude or the fact that he thinks Mina needs to be like him in order to be the “best” surgeon.

But mostly, I think the writers are trying too hard to create sexual tension between these two doctors when it’s okay for it to just come naturally or not at all.

It was hilarious watching York squirm in fear that one of the doctors would tell his mother the truth about his favorite pastimes. Eventually, Pravesh accidentally pulled up the wrong chart and his mother finally saw what he’d come in for surgery and she wasn’t even made because she had chlamydia.

Thoughts on this week’s episode? Will the finale finally work in Nic’s favor? Or will she continue losing to Lane?

And let’s all give The Resident a round of applause for landing a season two order!

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The Resident – Betrayal (2×17)

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Mission save Dr. Abe Benedict and destroy Gordon Page was in full swing on The Resident.

And Chastain’s finest succeeded in accomplishing both!

FOX needs to stop snoozing on this show, get with the program and renew it for a third season because it’ll be a shame if they flatline while delivering some of the best and well-rounded storylines on television.

I’ll go on record and tell anyone and everyone that The Resident is straight up good TV.

For much of season 2, it seemed like Gordon Page was untouchable and indestructible, but his day of reckoning eventually came.

And damn, it was satisfying.

Gordon Page finally met his match in Marshall Winthrop, who risked everything to bring him down.

I have to say, there was a moment where I thought that Winthrop was going to align with Gordon Page despite knowing that his devices were defective.

I’m so happy that wasn’t the case and that fooling Page was all part of Winthrop’s elaborate plan concocted alongside Conrad.

These two have come so far. Conrad genuinely cares and worries about his father.

Gordon became sloppy and began leaving bodies around, figuratively and literally.

While Julian’s disappearance was still a mystery, AJ found Abe unconscious following a botched suicide attempt.

The whole moment screamed ‘Gordon Page is trying to tie up loose ends.’

Even AJ knew that his friend and mentor would never try to kill himself nor would he, a renowned heart surgeon, miss his actual heart.

Saving Abe wasn’t just a priority because of AJ’s relationship with him, it became necessary if they even wanted critical intel to bring Page down.

Marshall’s elaborate plan hit a bit of a snag when Gordon Page requested to see proof of life from Abe, but the timing couldn’t have been better because Pravesh’s plan to save Abe worked just as Conrad got the call from his father.

We never got a full explanation to what ‘SEVER’ meant, but it seemed to prove to Gordon that Marshall wasn’t bluffing.

However, Gordon was tipped off by Marshall’s watch which wasn’t the 80K Rolex he was wearing earlier in the day.

I’m not a watch person, but even I know that watch people are very detail oriented. How did Marshall not consider that?

At that point though, it didn’t matter all that much.

The FBI heard Page’s admittance of guilt and were on their way to put him away.

I was actually surprised that the FBI followed through considering Page had plenty of government agencies in his pocket turning the other cheek when Julian attempted to bust him.

Conrad rushed over to Quo Vadis after everything went down worried that his father was hurt.

And after seeing Marshall unconscious on the floor and the cops wheeling out a body bag, I truly believed that for a second, Marshall made the biggest sacrifice for the greater good.

Thankfully, Marshall walked out of the situation relatively unscathed. And he redeemed himself not only in Conrad’s eyes but also the viewers. I’m sorry we ever doubted you, Marshall. And I am SO GLAD you’re okay.

Conrad’s heart couldn’t take it if he found out he allowed his father to walk into a deadly situation.

Gordon’s attempts at running from the cops were idiotic, but he also didn’t have anything left to lose.

Seeing his car go up in fiery flames was a joyous moment, one that felt as if all balance was restored.

Page was a promising bad guy with villain-like qualities, but his storyline didn’t overstay its welcome.

However, the fact that they wrapped it up so quickly and permanently makes me wonder that maybe The Resident writers are preparing for a series finale and tying up loose ends in case they don’t get renewed.

Ah, I really hope that isn’t the case.

With Page out of the picture, it’s safe for Julian to come back into the fold.

Yep — she’s alive!

A promo for the upcoming episode confirms my speculations — Page didn’t succeed in getting rid of her completely, but she did go into hiding for some time.

What do you think happened to her after her car was run off the road?

Seeing Julian was comforting, but I much rather the writers kept that a surprise until the actual episode. This is why I hate watching promos sometimes!

Will Julian and Pravesh find the spark they had before she went away? Has she moved on?

One would argue that a focus on taking down Page and saving Abe would have been enough to fill a 45-minute episode, but The Resident never skimps on emotionally-laden patients of the week.

Conrad and Nic focused on Evan, a patient who was admitted with mono and ended up being placed on an ECMO because his lungs were giving out.

We were all rooting for Evan and his best friend, Sydney, who realized she had feelings for him only after it became evident that he might not make it out alive.

Side-note: I’ve had mono before and it was excruciatingly painful. I definitely did not look as together as Sydney did throughout the course of this episode. What a lie.

Evan’s condition created a bit of conflict between the staff when both he and Abe needed the ECMO yet there was only one available at Chastain.

The residents were forced to have a meeting of the minds to decide who the more deserving patient was.

While AJ and Pravesh made compelling arguments, they allowed their emotions to cloud their judgment.

Mina was absolutely right — no matter how much they wanted Abe alive, Evan was the more deserving patient.

How terrifying is it that these are the kinds of issues hospitals deal with? That doctors have to choose between two patients because supplies are limited.

It’s ridiculous.

My least favorite thing about these patient-of-the-week storylines is that all too often, we don’t get much closure.

Did Evan survive? AJ telling him that “he’s alive because of Nic” was the only acknowledgment we got about his prognosis.

Was Sydney finally able to tell him how she really felt?

I became so emotionally invested in their love story, I would have wanted to see how it ends.

What did you think of “Betrayal?”

Are you happy Gordon Page is finally out of the picture? Are you glad Julian is alive?

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The Resident – Adverse Events (2×16)

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Well, Gordon Page is a pain in everyone’s side, isn’t he?

I don’t think I’ve ever despised someone as much as I despise him. Page will do anything to make his money including knowingly killing and hurting patients.

Sadly, the same can be said for Marshall Winthrop.

Do you know how we all believed that maybe Marshall had turned over a new leaf after his near brush with death and reconciliation with Conrad? We were wrong.

Winthrop successfully stopped Page’s VNS from going public by convincing the military that his products were shipped from China, but he then turned around and tried to make a deal with Page that would make them both a lot of money.

Winthrop saw just how dangerous the defective VNS was, saw how upset Conrad was because it put Henry’s life at risk, and he still put business first.

My jaw was on the floor.

At this point, everyone has become a target for Page.

Zoey was Chastain’s only hope and bringing light to Page’s defective device and even she managed to be bought out.

This twist really upset me because Zoey trusted the man and the company that almost killed her child.

Page should never be trusted, and though his offer was appealing, Zoey’s main goal should have been to spread awareness so that other parents didn’t go through the same thing.

Instead, she allowed herself to be silenced by a man who has gone back on his word multiple times and cannot be trusted.

If Marshall buys out Quo Vadis, Page won’t honor the promise he made her and she will have lost the only chance at going public.

Then, of course, there’s Abe who seemingly knew about Page’s defective valves but refused to talk unless it was with AJ.

It’s a shame Mina and Pravesh couldn’t reach him in time because his meetup with Page afterward was eerily similar to Julian’s just before they ran her off the road. It was nice knowing ya, Abe.

Aside from the hoopla surrounding Page, Bell treated a colleague, Simon, a man he’s known since his residency.

Simon saw how much Chastain changed Bell, but the two still remained good friends.

His prognosis was bleak but as a gambler, he decided to have the risky surgery and hopefully “beat the odds.”

Sadly, he didn’t, and the scene with Bell cleaning up the operation room with such care was a beautiful sendoff to Simon.

He did him proud, even if he couldn’t save his life.

This season has unearthed a more complex Bell; he’s no longer a one-dimensional bad guy. Bell gets along with his co-workers despite the few spats with Conrad, he cares about patients, and he’s back to doing surgery and being good at it.

His dynamic with Simon and the way he cared about him even after his death humanized Bell and made him a more likable character.

Nic was split between Chastain and her clinic with Alec as she helped one of his patients from back home with a gallbladder issue.

But really, we’re all laser-focused on the fact that Alec made a move on Nic despite knowing she’s with Conrad.

Nic handled it professionally, but things are never going to be the same between them.

Alec isn’t wrong about the chemistry between them, but is it enough to jeopardize what she has with Conrad? Would she even want too?

I just hope Alec respects her and her relationship enough not to go in for a kiss.

I wouldn’t be opposed to the two of them as a couple, but my heart beats for Conrad and that will never change!

What did you think about this week’s The Resident?

Did Marshall make you proud only to dissapoint you in the same scene? Is Nic going to fall for Alec? Is anyone going to take Page down?

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The Resident – Stupid Things in the Name of Sex (2×14)

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The Resident Stupid Things in the Name of Sex

Can you feel the love tonight?

Most of Chastain could except for Pravesh of course who was still mourning the loss of Julian.

In fact, Pravesh was right in pointing out that it seems the only person who cares about Julian’s disappearance is himself.

The police don’t seem to care, her family doesn’t care, if it wasn’t for Pravesh it would be like she never existed.

Pravesh didn’t spend too much time moping around, however, because of Mrs. Gertie, Mina’s neighbor who passed away unexpectedly.

Both Mina and Pravesh dedicated much of their time to finding out what happened to Gertie as her self-absorbed, money-hungry niece only cared about the death certificate so she could score her aunt’s money.

But Mina and Pravesh’s vested interest actually saved the nieces life. A rogue autopsy performed by AJ led them to the discovery that Gertie had an aneurysm.

When they scanned her niece, they found the same aneurysm was causing her headaches and would have ruptured at any moment.

AJ is in love with Mina, that’s undeniable, but as I’ve said before, I love that he respects her relationship with Micah.

And because of AJ, Mina and Micah may be engaged!

That is is Mina accepts his cliche Valentine’s Day proposal. Micah’s a good guy and it’s clear Mina loves him, but I have a feeling she’s going to turn him down and that’ll lead to a break-up.

Seeing as Mina just watched Pravesh pull the plug on his wedding, I doubt she’s going to be gung-ho about getting into an engagement herself.

Plus, I don’t foresee her curbing her worries about Micah’s heart condition which isn’t healthy for their relationship.

Mina and Micah’s break-up will then allow for some sparks between Mina and AJ. Though, at this point, I’m content with their friendship remaining strictly platonic.

Jesse went to rehab which is a good sign for her relationship with Nic.

Nic made good on her promise to be there for Jesse if she agreed to get help and thus, she had to spend Valentine’s Day at rehab’s family night.

I’m still confused as to Conrad and Nic’s fight from two episodes ago when she made it clear she wasn’t interested in moving in with him yet, however, it seems like these two are going strong.

A Valentine’s Day date with mozzarella sticks and sparkling water is honestly better than any fancy dinner. Good job, Conrad.

Even the cases of the week were romantic in nature.

Conrad’s patient was a man suffering from dementia brought upon by years of alcohol abuse. As his memory was withering away, his husband made a conscious choice to exist with him in this new world even if it wasn’t what they’d planned on.

Dr. Kitt’s patient may have been the funniest as he was looking for love in all the wrong places and positions.

Seriously, car sex seems really dangerous.

Though Kitt’s lecture about all the germs in the hospital was laughable as I think every couple has hooked up at Chastain at some point, including Irving and Jessica.

I wouldn’t be surprised if pretty soon Bell and Kitt hook up in some spare closet or something.

Their relationship is bound to happen and I’m not complaining, Kitt brings out a gentler side of Bell that’s going to be good for Chastain.

As for Irving and Jessica, well, it’s about time they made things official.

I don’t exactly understand why Irving felt it was necessary to keep their relationship a secret or why he needed to see another woman become interested in him to realize Jessica was the one, but hey, at least it happened.

Thoughts on tonight’s The Resident?

All the love delivered a slower-paced episode but sometimes, that’s exactly what you need before things really heat up.

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