Fox’s hit series The Resident returned on Monday night with the Season 2 premiere. The show jumped right back into the storyline where it left off from with the May 2018 finale. The popular show stars Matt Czuchry as Conrad Hawkins and Emily Van Camp as Nicolette “Nic” Nevin. The show also airs on Hulu and Fox on Demand so if you missed the Season 2 premiere you can catch up with The Resident online, on your smart TV and on-demand. The Resident airs each week on Fox at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT.
One thing fans of the sophomore series will notice in Season 2 is a bit of a cast change. Three actors from Season 1 will not be returning to Season 2: Merrin Dungey (Claire Thorpe), Melina Kanakaredes (Lane Hunter), and Moran Atias (Renata Morali).
The Season 2 premiere of The Resident picks up with the Chastain Memorial Hospital crew struggling to save patients as the power is out. It is later learned that the power isn’t out due to natural phenomenon, but rather a troubled person’s deliberate, yet mistaken intervention.
As the hospital loses power tensions are high and the fight between life and death grows until the culprit is revealed and decisions must be made on how to handle the offender.
— The Resident (@ResidentFOX) September 25, 2018
Blackouts present unique situations for hospitals and while pandemonium struck the hospital, the team needed to transfer patients who require electricity in order to stay alive. Generators were not going to be reliable and every patient’s care was immediately placed in jeopardy.
All patients who were on life support needed to be transferred and the primary focus was getting people into a safe situation where they could receive the care they needed.
Things took a drastic change when a premature baby needed immediate care and the team was faced with the decision to save the baby in this extreme, emergency situation.
Conrad and Devon (Manish Dayal) broke protocol and chose to save the baby.
Season 1 of The Resident revealed the nature behind Dr. Randolph Bell (Bruce Greenwood) also known as Hands of Death and Destruction and the lengths he will go to in order to cover up his incompetence. While he may have appeared to have turned another leaf, don’t be fooled. Dr. Bell is no friend to Conrad or even Dr. Albert Nolan (Michael Hogan.)
On another note, things are heating up between Nic and Conrad so it seems while there were problems with the hospital’s power, things remained electric between them.
Did you watch The Resident Season 2 premiere? If not, are you going to watch it on Hulu or Fox on-demand?