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The Resident – Saints and Sinners (3×03)

THE RESIDENT: L-R: Morris Chestnut and Emily VanCamp in the "Saints & Sinners" episode of THE RESIDENT airing Tuesday, Oct. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2019 Fox Media LLC Cr: Guy D'Alema/FOX

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The Resident has tapped into its strongest, most developed season, and yet, the show continues to be criminally underrated.

The series offers up the kind of content that’s missing from primetime television, and the cast’s dynamic is what makes it stand out from other medical dramas, and still, ratings keep dropping to the point where the show faces the threat of cancellation.

Come on everyone, The Resident deserves more love. Tell your friends about it, tell Revenge lovers, tell Gilmore Girl lovers, tell everyone!

Too many good shows get trimmed from lineups because they aren’t getting the recognition they deserve; we’re leaving good television on the table.

Here’s the gist of “Saints and Sinners.”

 

Dr. Bell –  Leave it to Bell to remind us that despite his glow-up there are, and always will be, parts of him that are self-serving. He refused the supplements under the guise of Chastain not being a good business partner, but really, he wanted to elevate himself into a household name a la Dr. Oz.

Bell’s ego falls below the Cain and AJ Austin threshold, but it’s still there and it creeps up enough to get him looped into mess after mess. Egos, they’re a tricky thing.

Bell agrees to get into the supplement business even though he doesn’t believe in it. The fact that people are eating it up is all he needs to see those money signs.

As a doctor who *usually* puts patient care first, it’s frustrating that he’s fine with selling a product he doesn’t believe is anything more than a placebo to an uninformed public simply to line his pockets and propel himself to further success. We took two steps forward with Bell’s character, and now, we’re taking a few steps back.

Bell’s so desperate for recognition that he turns to Grayson’s father and his handsy mother for capital. Now, that’s what you call an awkward love triangle.

However, Bell is still a better person now than he was when the show started and his dynamic with Grayson (having to spell out the rich person in his life) continues to be comedic gold.

 

Mina – Where you at girl? There was a void that no one could possibly fill with Mina absent. She should have been at the Cain vs. Raptor ego showdown.

 

The Showdown – Which brings me here to the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Raptor vs. Cain. It was easy to start placing bets as the two quibbled during pre-op, and it was even funnier to see Nolan uncomfortably wedged right between them suffocating under all the egos. But all of that should have been left outside of the operating room.

There’s a lot of silliness that goes on within Chastain that the doctor’s credit with helping them during surgery. Listening to “Old Town Road” is fine if it gets the job done. But competing for the top spot and putting a patient in danger should have no place in the operating room.

It took the patient experiencing problems for the Raptor and Cain to put aside their difference and work together. Maybe this will be the end of their toe-to-toe, but knowing their competitive nature and God-like personalities, it’s only just the beginning.

 

Blame it on the Dialysis – Conrad was having a really rotten day after his patient, who he was getting ready to discharge, dropped to the ground and coded. The empathetic doctor wracked his brain trying to figure out what happened and what he did wrong. Turns out, it wasn’t on him at all.

The patient died of a pulmonary embolism. While that’s nothing out of the ordinary, the fact that 5 other dialysis patients died of a PE within a few weeks of each other is no coincidence. It sounds more like another Lane Hunter situation.

One of those patients was obviously Nic’s sister, Jessie. Nic has been blaming herself for the death and for convincing Jessie to undergo surgery, but it may not be her fault at all. Kyle’s gut feeling about something being amiss may have been right. He could stand to win this lawsuit.

Chastain has an abnormal amount of malpractice issues. Though this dialysis situation is shaping up to be another Lane Hunter situation, I doubt the doctor responsible is aware. It’s unlikely they’d attempt the same storyline again.
The fact that Conrad told Nic about it right away is a solid sign for their relationship. They’re doing it right and trusting each other no matter how difficult the situation may seem. Oh, and the whole sock thing with Conrad, SO ACCURATE. Is that a typical male trait? My husband does that all. the. damn. time.

Cain You Believe Him? – Cain is one frustrating character, but nothing was more frustrating than listening to him complain about how much money he lost after being forced to pull a surgery that was unnecessary to begin with.

I don’t care if Cain’s the best surgeon in all the land, I’m not going to someone who will make me go through procedures just to rake in the big bucks. Sha-dy.
Thank goodness for Nic and her vigilant eye. I think she’ll take the position working alongside Cain simply to keep him in check. He’s a good person to have in your corner, but he also needs to be observed. Nic doesn’t trust him or his business practices, and neither do I.

 

Doing What’s Right vs. Doing What’s Necessary: Conrad and Devin came to a crossroads during a disagreement that saw Conrad bend the law in order to lay down the law.

Conrad connected with the detective hellbent on saving his suspect, Rob, simply because he wanted to find his crew and save the innocent man they kidnapped.

The detective’s dedication to his job was admirable, and the lengths he was willing to go to do the right thing resonated with Conrad. They connected on their passions and saw eye-to-eye. It helped that they both spent time serving.

After the detective survived his risky surgery, Conrad offered to cross a line to get the job done by cutting off Rob’s morphine and essentially torturing him.

Devon stepped in the way and urged him to stop because it wasn’t ethical, and while he’s right, Conrad believes in getting stuff done. The only way to save the hostage was to rough up some feathers. Devon stuck to what he believed in, and I’m glad.  His viewpoints are valid and necessary to keep Conrad, who isn’t afraid to test the limits, in check.

But I’m glad Conrad wasn’t deterred by Devon either. They don’t see eye-to-eye and that’s okay, as long as they respect each other. Conrad heard him out and owned up to what he was going to do.

Conrad’s torturing methods worked and they successfully saved the hostage, but I was surprised we didn’t get to see it go down. Maybe it would have made us look differently at him. Maybe some things are better left unseen?

We know Conrad’s does the right thing and that’s all that matters — it doesn’t matter how he gets there.


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The Resident has a pulse! 

Fox has renewed the beloved medical drama for a fourth season! 

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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.

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