For our final character spotlight for Fox’s The Resident we are focusing on Dr. Dr. Randolph Bell, the hospital Chief of Surgery. From the opening scene until present, we could tell the antagonist of the show was this man. We were made to dislike him from the moment we were introduced and the writers have made that very clear. The first time we are introduced Dr. Bell is in surgery where everything is going fine until his tremor causes him to make catastrophic mistake which leads to an even more extensive surgery. Once the problem is handled Dr. Bell makes his colleagues think of ways his mistake could be covered up. We see the others in the room go silent because they are stunned that they are being asked to this, and we immediately know the great Dr. Bell is unethical and horrible human being.
So, with that said, what would we like to see the rest of the Season 1?
Deal with his tremor – Obviously Dr. Bell doesn’t want anyone to know about his setback and we know he will stop at nothing to do this, so we would like to see more of this. Despite his unethical decisions, we do like that he adds that villainousness presence to the show and this is something we don’t see a lot in medical dramas. We don’t see a person we are so clearly suppose to hate. We like the tension that he and Conrad have and the battle between them is what we live for. It’s why we turn the channel to Fox every Monday because we want to see these two go at it.
Connection with Dr. Hunter – We are learning more and more that these two well-respected doctors are not as great as they appear. So moving forward we want to see if the two of them are in it together. It would a good added twist to see these two suddenly know the secret of the other. We want to see these two doctors interact more and more because we believe it could really be a benefit to the series and especially the characters of Conrad and Nic, who are clearly against Dr. Bell and Dr. Hunter, respectively.
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