Few shows do Halloween episodes quite like The Resident. Coming out of tonight’s episode, we feel that way more than ever.
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After all, Monday’s episode featured many of the doctors at Chastain having to take on some incredibly difficult cases, and the lead-off here is a young woman who was struggling with night terrors overwhelming just about every single thing that she did. These problems were eventually harming her life and Conrad had to put aside everything in order to ensure that she was okay. That included not being able to go to Mina’s Halloween party, which is apparently an annual tradition. Nic got a chance to attend briefly with her sister Jessie, but she spent most of it wandering around and wondering what she was up to. She also ended up being in charge of the party after Mina was forced to go back to the hospital. Her case? Working with AJ to reattach the limbs of a car-accident victim.
There was a lot of spooky stuff within this episode courtesy of all of the nightmares — including one from Conrad as he had some flashbacks to what seemed to be childhood trauma involving his parents. (What happened to cause his mother to fall down the stairs?) That seems to be a key part of their strained relationship, which doesn’t seem to be getting any better.
One of the more entertaining parts of the episode tonight came when Dr. Bell was set up by his snotty new assistant on a blind date, really as a last-ditch attempt to keep him on the payroll. As it turned out, the person he set him up with was his mother … and he didn’t learn that after the two slept together. Here’s to thinking that this kid either is going to lose his job, or Dr. Bell all of a sudden has a very difficult web that he is trapped in for a while.
While this episode of The Resident had no Julian or really any stories that for-sure are going to matter next week, it did still give us some important content. Take, for example, some of the sources of the wounds between Conrad and his father. Beyond that, this episode also offered up the strongest story for Nic in a while separate from her relationship with Conrad, mostly because it was nice to actually see her in a position where her sister had to take care of her. She had a panic attack while running the party and needed the night off because of it.
As a fairly standalone hour, The Resident tonight delivered the Halloween goods.
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