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The Resident

The Resident

FOX 2018

A tough, brilliant senior resident guides an idealistic young doctor through his first day, pulling back the curtain on what really happens, both good and bad, in modern-day medicine.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The Resident

The Resident - S1E14

#1 - Total Eclipse of the Heart


Season 1 - Episode 14

In a final and drastic attempt to save Nic from Lane's acts of sabotage, Conrad must call in a favor from the one person he promised he never would. Meanwhile, Mina's partnership with The Raptor takes on new colors when Micah is rushed back to Chastain with major heart complications and Dr. Bell's alliance with Lane is put to the ultimate test when one of her patients is readmitted.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of The Resident from 966 votes.

The Resident - S2E20

#2 - If Not Now, When?


Season 2 - Episode 20

Devon grows concerned when a mother's complaints go unaddressed after her delivery, and pushes Bell to take drastic measures. Conrad is faced with breaking the news to Nic regarding Jessie's worsening condition. Meanwhile, The Raptor, Mina and Kit spring into action when a mother and son enter the ER with devastating injuries.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of The Resident from 676 votes.

The Resident - S2E15

#3 - Queens


Season 2 - Episode 15

Bell's confidence in Quovadis continues to waver when the poster child for one of its medical devices, Henry Barnett, is rushed back into the ER, experiencing seizure-like symptoms. Meanwhile, Mina's past comes to light when her mother, famous Nigerian surgeon Dr. Okeke, pays a visit to Chastain, and Conrad makes a risky move when Henry returns to the hospital.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of The Resident from 677 votes.

The Resident - S3E13

#4 - How Conrad Gets His Groove Back


Season 3 - Episode 13

Conrad meets with a high-profile soccer player suffering from mysterious symptoms. Nic springs into action when she notices Kyle falling into a deep depression and fears he could be suicidal. Devon butts heads with Irving over patient space.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of The Resident from 524 votes.

The Resident - S2E23

#5 - The Unbefriended


Season 2 - Episode 23

In an effort to save Chastain, Bell considers selling the hospital to a conglomerate, but Kit tries to make him see that the negatives will outweigh the positives. With Conrad's help, Nic tracks down Kyle and pleads for him to reconsider donating a kidney to Jessie. Meanwhile, Mina voices her concern to Austin when Shira is assigned to Micah's surgery and Devon fights for the care of a patient whom the doctors suspect is uninsured.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of The Resident from 644 votes.

The Resident - S2E17

#6 - Betrayal


Season 2 - Episode 17

The surgeons work together to save the life of the Raptor's old mentor, Abe, who is their only inside source to Quovadis. Unfortunately, when Nic and Conrad take on a patient needing the hospital's only viable ECMO machine, they must decide between saving the life of Abe or saving the life of their younger, more stable patient. Meanwhile, Marshall puts himself in serious danger to help take down Gordon Page once and for.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of The Resident from 683 votes.

The Resident - S2E13

#7 - Virtually Impossible


Season 2 - Episode 13

Conrad, Kit, Mina and the Raptor work to save the life of a med student in need of a triple-organ transplant, drawing Bell back to the OR for one of the Chastain's riskiest surgeries yet. After the police find Julian's empty car in a nearby lake, Devon does some investigating of his own to find out what might have happened. Meanwhile, Mina and the Raptor hound Bell to halt his business with the risky medical device company, Quovadis, and Nic makes a rash decision regarding her sister.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of The Resident from 696 votes.

The Resident - S3E10

#8 - Whistleblower


Season 3 - Episode 10

Devon and Conrad face a moral dilemma over a suicidal patient who is in need of a liver transplant.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of The Resident from 527 votes.

The Resident - S3E14

#9 - The Flea


Season 3 - Episode 14

Cain feels disrespected by Logan Kim when he is left out of a major decision regarding Conrad. The doctors work together to try to save the lives of two big Red Rock donors who were involved in a jet skiing accident.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of The Resident from 544 votes.

The Resident - S2E10

#10 - After The Fall


Season 2 - Episode 10

Lane Hunter's victims and their families become outraged when she is released from prison. Bell, although responsible for posting Lane's bail and getting her released, continues to be tortured by her manipulation. Meanwhile, Conrad uses work to cope with the news about his father, and he teams up with Mina, Kit and the Raptor to treat a patient who is suffering as a result of Lane's dangerous treatments. Then, Devon grows worried when he doesn't hear from Julian, and Nic sets her sights on a primary physician for their new clinic.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of The Resident from 717 votes.

The Resident - S1E12
#11 - Rude Awakenings and the Raptor
Season 1 - Episode 12

Conrad and Devon work tirelessly to save the life of Bradley, a fellow doctor who has fallen through the hospital skylight. As the team contemplates how and why he fell through in the first place, Dr. Bell looks back to when he benched Bradley for falling asleep during surgery. Amidst the madness, Mina is tasked with showing Chastain's new star cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. AJ Austin, around the hospital, but is caught off-guard by his volatile personality. Meanwhile, Nic finds renewed enthusiasm when she uncovers an oncologist who used to work with Lane, but while paying him a visit, she fears that she's being followed.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of The Resident from 1007 votes.

The Resident - S4E2
#12 - Mina's Kangaroo Court
Season 4 - Episode 2

When Cain’s elective surgery patient returns with complications, Mina and Raptor butt heads over how to handle the situation. Conrad and Devon treat a local Congresswoman who withholds information that could prevent her from receiving proper treatment, causing Devon to open up about his grief. In the wake of losing many colleagues to the virus, Bell worries who would be there for him in a moment of crisis and finds himself mining his own past to find his estranged former stepson, elite plastic surgeon Dr. Jake Wong. Meanwhile, Logan Kim finds himself on the chopping block when the doctors are questioned about his actions during the pandemic.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of The Resident from 205 votes.

The Resident - S3E20
#13 - Burn It All Down
Season 3 - Episode 20

Just when Derek's condition seems to be improving, a severe complication arises, causing Kitt to fear that he may be the latest victim of Cain's cover-up. When Cain's former girlfriend is admitted to the hospital for surgery, the doctors finally get a glimpse into his personal life. Meanwhile, Conrad fills in Marshall on the emergency situation facing the hospital and Mina and The Raptor work on saving the heart of a salsa dancer.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of The Resident from 466 votes.

The Resident - S2E9
#14 - The Dance
Season 2 - Episode 9

Devon's doubts about his relationship reach a peak as his friends and family gather for his big wedding day. As Chastain's leading medical device company, Quovadis, continues to succeed, Julian makes a discovery that leaves her uneasy about her involvement in it all. Meanwhile, Conrad continues to work on his relationship with Marshall and Bell takes a risky offer in order to make a mistake from his past disappear.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of The Resident from 756 votes.

The Resident - S4E3
#15 - The Accidental Patient
Season 4 - Episode 3

When Cain tries to be a hero at a crash scene, he is struck by a car, causing Chastain’s doctors to put aside their personal issues to try and save his life. Conrad and Nic team up to help one of the crash victims, whose secretive past makes it difficult to identify a diagnosis. Meanwhile, Bell brings his TV crew to the hospital in hopes of garnering positive attention for Chastain, and Mina opens up to Nic, only to find out that Nic is holding on to a secret of her own.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of The Resident from 132 votes.

The Resident - S1E9
#16 - Lost Love
Season 1 - Episode 9

Conrad's ex-fiancé, Catherine, is admitted to the hospital with abdominal pain that proves to be quite the medical mystery. As Conrad doggedly tries to figure out her diagnosis and fights the idea of Bell performing her operation, Nic gets some insight into Conrad's past. Meanwhile, Bell panics when Claire announces that she will be installing cameras in all operating rooms, Devon wracks his brain for the perfect birthday present for Priya and Lane realizes that Nic is suspicious about her clinic.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of The Resident from 1076 votes.

The Resident - S2E16
#17 - Adverse Events
Season 2 - Episode 16

The surgeons are determined to shut down Quovadis after Henry Barnett almost loses his life due to a device malfunction. As Mina and Devon set out to find the truth, Bell, AJ and Conrad work to save the life of Chastain's favorite custodian, Simon. Meanwhile, one of Alec's old patients ends up in the ER, forcing him to question if he made the right choice to leave his old practice for Nic's clinic.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of The Resident from 669 votes.

The Resident - S3E15
#18 - Last Shot
Season 3 - Episode 15

The new neurosurgery center opens, and Nic is forced to work alongside Cain again. Mina and The Raptor work together with a new surgeon on a heart transplant that has an unexpected result. Bell asks Conrad to reexamine three patients who may have been poisoned.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of The Resident from 492 votes.

The Resident - S3E9
#19 - Out for Blood
Season 3 - Episode 9

Conrad comes under fire when a former patient files a malpractice lawsuit against him, putting Bell in a difficult position with Red Rock. The doctors perform a risky brain surgery. Mina discovers that Adaku has a dangerous heart condition.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of The Resident from 524 votes.

The Resident - S3E7
#20 - Woman Down
Season 3 - Episode 7

The doctors work to save one of their own but disagree over what's best for her. Bell is met with an unexpected response when he voices concerns regarding the nursing shortage that Nic brought to his attention.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of The Resident from 483 votes.

Last updated: mar 04, 2021



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First medical show to do recussitation according to ALS and not just standing around and administering shocks. Kudos.


I remember sighing when I first learned about The Resident: "Argh, another medical show!". After watching season 1, I have to admit enjoying the show so far. The Resident is a medical drama that attempts to explore a darker side of medicine than we usually get to see on TV. Now there is a cliche boy wonder doctor, actually two of them, but this only felt annoying in the first and maybe second episodes. The credits of the last episode are rolling as I'm typing this comment yet I'm struggling to actually remember the medical cases in this season. That's because the show isn't about hospitals or medicine, it's the backdrop to tell a story about strong and stubborn characters, political struggles and the business of healthcare. And yet, it seems that they've put a lot of thoughts into making the show medically accurate. There are small changes they could have made to make the overarching story of season 1 feel more dramatic and flow better, but the fact that I find myself trying to find improvements for a medical drama tells me all I need to know. I'll be watching season 2 right away!


Of the two medical dramas that have aired this season, The Resident is perhaps the one that's kind of shocked me the most. Going in, I would have thought that The Good Doctor would be more my speed with the same creators as House and the whole aspect of medical mysteries. However, The Resident tells a much more compelling story of the very serious problems that can occur in hospitals due to running healthcare like businesses. Each of the characters became more interesting as time went on and has become easily one of my favourite new shows from this cycle. I look forward to the next season.


So after the pilot I hated pretty much every single character on the show. While I'm always game for a good medical drama, there was just something about the characterization that felt like it was trying too hard to be edgy. Now that I've seen the whole season, I can say that while it is still kind of trying way too hard, it's managed to work itself into a pretty good story. I've come around on pretty much all the characters to a point and am glad it was picked up for another season.


-2 points for being on FOX. Maybe it's my provider, more likely it's FOX, but this was the only FOX show I've tried to follow in the past few years that I could actually DVR (all others were On Demand only). Well now, so is this one. It's too bad when decent shows suffer because of network stupidity. Mooooving on.


The Resident distinguishes itself significantly from other medial shows, while still maintaining the element of a soap. The characters are interesting, but what makes this show so much more realistic and scary is how the element of human error, ego and the focus on the cost of procedures and profit of the hospital are all played out. The show doesn't shy away from the infection of corporate greed into our health and welfare, while managing to walk a fine line with keeping certain characters idealism intact, and the fight for justice in the background preventing the show from crossing the line into complete cynism.


an okay show, the first episode had me worried but it has got better, its never going to be the best show on earth and you can see where its going every single time, but there are times that you just need that bit of light entertainment...


I love it so far.


Started mediocre but turned out to be better than expected at the end of S1, even though the rather confusing Pravesh-Hawkins relationship changes drastically the first 2-4 episodes. But some time in S2 it became one of many medical procedurals doing what we've seen in any other show of this type numerous times. Introducing drama wherever possible, having higher and higher stakes each episode to raise the "suspense" and "action". It just gets boring and more and more unbelievable as it goes on. Since S3 it just is flat out dumb. Time to drop this.

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