Blair Waldorf once told Chuck Bass: “three words eight letters, say it and I’m yours.”
She was referring to the phrase “I love you,” of course, and a wise Chuck Bass said it and got the girl.
On this week’s The Resident, it was Nic’s turn to say those words back to Conrad who was confident that their relationship would work out a second time around.
But it took her a while to get there as she relived some of their most intimate memories and had many hesitations about jumping back into this.
We knew these two had some history together, but we didn’t know the extent of what went down between them or what led to their break-up until now.
As they geared up to celebrate Irving’s third anniversary at Chastain, Nic found herself overcome by memories both the good and the bad.
We saw their first meeting at the 404 Bar, we learned that the two suffered a miscarriage together, and we found out that the break-up was fueled by some overly touchy college douche who grabbed Nic’s butt and set off an uncontrollable rage inside of Conrad.
This is the first time we’ve actually tapped into some possible PTSD from his time in Afghanistan and though it was brief, I hope we eventually get a deeper look into what he actually went through while serving. Why did he have such a hard time coming to terms with what happened? Why did he bottle up his feelings?
And why didn’t the miscarriage ever come up?
Something that serious in nature strengthens a couples bond and makes the relationship more serious. It can also shatter whatever they had built up.
Bringing this up now could empower their connection, however, the way it was thrown in seems like the writers didn’t give it too much thought and just figured the story would work itself out.
You would think that there would be some mention of this previously, right?
If Nic and Conrad are going to move forward with a healthy relationship, and he is going to stick to it that he’s a changed man, then I really need them to continue addressing what we saw tonight in minuscule snippets.
Devon is in deep trouble. There, I said it.
I can’t blame him for being attracted to Julian because have you seen her? She’s gorgeous. But you know who else is gorgeous? His fiancee Priya.
Julian knew exactly what she was doing luring Devon in with some feeble excuse to teach him how to do a traditional Bollywood dance. If her intentions were pure, which they were one hundred percent not, she wouldn’t have even initiated the close-contact slow dance.
She had set her sights on him since her first day at Chastain.
Mina saw the whole thing go down, and I cannot wait for her to lay it into Pravesh with her “no bullshit” attitude.
Maybe that will set him straight.
There’s a part of me that’s so angry that the writers felt Pravesh was such an easy target that he’d fall right into the arms of a beautiful and smart woman. None of these characters were written to be that naive and up until now, he’s been so enamored with his fiancee, it’s hard to believe he would never look at another woman.
Dr. Bell hasn’t really been able to catch a break, not that he needs one.
I’m surprised by how quickly he got over his troubled and guilty feelings concerning Dr. Lane and that whole “I solicited sex” situation.
We’re seeing Bell become more powerless by the minute as he squared off with not only Marshall Winthrop but also, Dr. Austin.
When Winthrop told Bell that they all have to work together to make Chastain the best hospital for patients but also, profitable, it seems like he wasn’t listening.
Bell still thinks he knows what’s best even if he has absolutely no experience in a specific situation.
His idea to take out the middleman and produce his own saline solution was fine, but without actually consulting the chairman of the board, a man who knows the business side, it was doomed before it could even gain its legs.
Bell saw Winthrop business deal as a way to beat him, but Winthrop swore that they were playing for the same team and he just knew better.
Shortly after, Bell’s power over Dr. Austin didn’t hold much weight because he wasn’t phased by losing his position if he refused to perform surgeries and bill them through the Titian.
It just goes to show you that while Bell only cares about money, his employees still care about the craft and their patients.
Why would you threaten to fire one of your top surgeons because they prefer to bypass the robotic machines and use the best tools in their arsenal: their hands?
Bell, will you ever learn?
Most of the episode focused on the idea that though it may be scary to accept, people can change.
We’ll see how that holds up for Conrad who gave his father the benefit of the doubt when he said he only had good intentions for buying a saline company, and for Nic, who finally gave Conrad that second chance because he promised to become a better person for her.
What did you think of The Resident’s “Three Words?” Will Conrad disappoint Nic? Will Pravesh cheat on Priya?
‘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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