The Resident Season 6 Review – Chastain must live to see another day

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

Season 5

Season 6

Episode Guide

Episode 1 -| Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 2 -| Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 3 -| Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 4 -| Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 5 -| Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 6 -| Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 7 -| Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 8 -| Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 9 -| Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 10 -| Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 11 -| Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 12 -| Review Score – 3.5/5
Episode 13 -| Review Score – 3.5/5

 

The Resident is a medical drama from FOX  that follows the lives of the medical staff at the Chastain Park Memorial Hospital. The show mainly focuses on talented resident Conrad Hawkins and the young practising interns he is shaping into great doctors. Now onto its sixth season, a lot has changed since the first time we saw the characters way back in season 1.

For Conrad, season 6 focuses on his love triangle with Billie and Cade. At the end of season 5, Conrad was contemplating moving on from his beloved wife Nic who tragically passed away. At the start of season 6, we find out that he chooses to be with Cade. This is a decision that most fans felt conflicted about as they felt he was better suited with Billie. For the rest of the season, we watch him navigate his relationship with Cade while being unaware of Billie being in love with him.

As a doctor, Conrad and the team continue to handle interesting cases that left the fans invested in the outcomes for the patients. This is one of the great things about The Resident; it stands out as an emotional medical show that brings intriguing, entertaining cases each episode. The show mostly touches on the issues that American healthcare is currently facing.

Episode 3, titled One Bullet is one such example, closely scrutinizing the current gun control issues in America. Seeing it from the perspective of medical practitioners is definitely eye-opening, to say the least.

Elsewhere, Kit finds herself fighting to save Chastain from closing down due to financial issues. The show perfectly portrays how the political decision of voters influences their access to healthcare and the toll it takes on public hospitals to keep the lights on with minimal financial support from the government. Thankfully, Kit is a trooper and is willing to fight tooth and nail for the people who help her run Chastain.

This season also covers postpartum post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and I think it is something that needs to be discussed more. The more information we have, the more we can help men and women going through this, and The Resident tackles this really well across its run-time.

On a personal level, we also see Kit and Randolph’s relationship grow. Randolph is dealing with a medical condition that threatens to take him away from the O.R. For someone who loves being a surgeon, Randolph is faced with tough decisions on the best way to proceed.

Out of all the medical shows out there, The Resident does a great job meshing its stories with current hot-topic issues in healthcare across the world. We need a show that does more than entertain, we need a show that educates and portrays the reality of the situation. I know TV is mostly about escapism but we can’t always run from the facts on the ground.

Is The Resident perfect? No, but it is still an amazing show that deserves another season. There is still so much potential for this one and it is a pity that Fox is taking so long to announce the fate of the show.  Hopefully, we will get good news, but for now, The Resident continues to go strong, even this far into the game.


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6 thoughts on “The Resident Season 6 Review – Chastain must live to see another day”

  1. Please don’t cancel the show, it’s one of the best shows in a long time and cancelling it you would lose so much audience.

  2. Please don’t cancel the show. The world still needs to see the topics that they provide on the show.

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