The Resident Review

By Melissa-Jane Binns

Like Greys Anatomy, The Resident is a medical drama, however it is not as long being only 4 season long. Who doesn’t love Disney+ for gifting us the chance to watch all these medical dramas?

The show aired its second episode of the first season on January 22nd, 2018, “Independence Day” where Conrad’s plans for a heart transplant patient are derailed; Conrad risks his job to rectify the situation; after a file goes missing; Nic grows suspicious of one of the doctors; Devon must make a split-second decision for a patient.

Opening the episode in Sanford High school in a science lab talking about career day, when a simple heart-felt talk from Conrad to the students takes a very crazy turn when the teacher (who was waiting for a new heart) passes out and Conrad has to use things he can find within the classroom and getting students to call 911. This in turn gives the students a real look into what doctors handle on a day-to-day basis.

“I’ve got your heart” … “always” … “your patient’s heart” … yes, they are talking about the teacher, the medical board UNOS found a perfect match for him to get the heart transplant, however it doesn’t stay this way for long…. As more emergences come in, the more he gets pushed down the list. Being wheeled off to surgery plans change and someone else becomes higher priority.

Just when doctors think that they could be waiting weeks maybe months for a new heart, one becomes available, however it comes with a cost. The heart would be coming from a 21-year-old girl named Chloe who is laying in the ICU at the same hospital (she was pronounced braindead in the episode before) but most of the doctors can’t go into the room to talk to the family because it benefits their patients so they try to send in the chief of surgery to see if they can get the heart to help save a life.

However, things are not what they seem with the chief of surgery, people are questioning his capability due to him having a shake in his hands which could and is putting patients at risk. Everyone wants to advance their careers and also wants to stop him from continuing to do surgeries anymore.

At the end of the day, some of the doctors go to a local bar to unwind after their shift and talk about the day that they have had. But the question is, will the chief be allowed to carry on operating and did everyone who needed new organs get them? Is there going to be a relationship sparking again between Conrad and Nicolette?

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