The Worst Episodes of The Resident: When Medical Drama Goes Wrong

Hey there fellow TV buffs! As a self-proclaimed connoisseur of medical dramas, I have to admit, I was excited to dive into The Resident. The show promised a gritty and realistic portrayal of modern-day medicine, complete with a tough, no-nonsense senior resident and an idealistic young doctor. However, as with any TV series, there are bound to be a few missteps. In this article, we’ll take a look at the worst episodes of The Resident that left me feeling more nauseous than inspired. So, sit back, grab some popcorn, and let’s dissect the cringe-worthy moments that had me questioning the show’s credibility as a medical drama.
Two Hearts

Two Hearts

Season 6 – Episode 1

Air Date: 2022-09-20

When Padma’s pregnancy takes a dangerous turn, the doctors come together to find a solution and turn to Ian to perform a miracle. Meanwhile, Conrad makes a decision regarding his love life and Devon leads his own clinical trials at Chastain.

Peek and Shriek

Peek and Shriek

Season 6 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2022-09-27

The high stakes governor election results in violence at the polls, causing multiple victims to arrive at Chastain. Conrad finds common ground with an aggressive patient, helping lead to a diagnosis for his outbursts. Meanwhile, when another patient’s lung collapses, the doctors find a serious root of the issue.

One Bullet

One Bullet

Season 6 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2022-10-04

When a gunshot victim comes into the ER, his injuries prove to be so catastrophic throughout his body that multiple doctors need to jump on the case. Meanwhile, Ian is faced with a mandatory drug test and Padma prepares for her C-section.

It Won't Be Like This for Long

It Won’t Be Like This for Long

Season 6 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2022-10-11

Ian is faced with performing a surgery on a Jane Doe NICU patient while he continues to struggle with his personal issues. Meanwhile, Conrad asks Devon to cover his shift so he can spend a day at home with an anxious Gigi.

A River in Egypt

A River in Egypt

Season 6 – Episode 5

Air Date: 2022-10-18

A college professor comes into the ER and Conrad realizes it’s a former patient of his from when he was an intern. Meanwhile, Devon ends up admitting a man – who swears by an anti-aging regimen that he thinks is the answer to eternal life – into the hospital after he collapses.

For Better or Worse

For Better or Worse

Season 6 – Episode 6

Air Date: 2022-10-25

On the day of Kit and Bell’s wedding, Bell and Conrad get pulled away to tend to the ill daughter of a major hospital donor. Meanwhile, Billie takes Gigi and Sammie dress shopping.

The Chimera

The Chimera

Season 6 – Episode 7

Air Date: 2022-11-08

Devon sees a traveling British couple who are nervous about the cost of American health care.

The Better Part of Valor

The Better Part of Valor

Season 6 – Episode 8

Air Date: 2022-11-15

After a teenage boy is taken into Chastain for falling unconscious from a suspicious pill, Conrad takes action to find the boy’s brother before he meets the same fate. Meanwhile, Dr. Bell deals with being served court papers from a former patient.

No Pressure No Diamonds

No Pressure No Diamonds

Season 6 – Episode 9

Air Date: 2022-11-29

Devon prepares to perform the first titanium rib cage implant surgery in the country.

Family Day

Family Day

Season 6 – Episode 10

Air Date: 2022-12-06

Conrad comes face to face with Nic’s dad, Kyle, after 5 years of no contact, when he comes into Chastain with an extremely low heart rate. Billie advises her patient against surgery, but the patient’s family ignores her recommendation. Meanwhile, Cade musters up the courage to confront Ian about his addiction and Leela grows concerned about Padma.

All In

All In

Season 6 – Episode 11

Air Date: 2023-01-03

A famous cardiothoracic surgeon – who happens to be Dr. Yamada’s mentor – comes into Chastain after experiencing heart pain. Meanwhile, Kit breaks the news that the ER will no longer be accepting trauma patients due to budget cuts, and Devon and Conrad help treat a confused woman.

All the Wiser

All the Wiser

Season 6 – Episode 12

Air Date: 2023-01-10

The ER quickly fills up after a heavy storm causes a devastating helicopter crash. Conrad, Devon and the rest of the Chastain doctors rush to treat patients including the helicopter pilot, a barista, and Chastain’s least favorite person, Governor Mark Betz.

All Hands on Deck

All Hands on Deck

Season 6 – Episode 13

Air Date: 2023-01-17

Conrad is pulled away from celebrating Gigi’s 6th birthday when Sammie comes into Chastian with a 104-degree fever, and Kit must call in a favor for treatment. Meanwhile, a heart arrives for Governor Betz’s transplant surgery.

Neon Moon

Neon Moon

Season 5 – Episode 23

Air Date: 2022-05-17

Conrad contemplates his future; Devon is presented with an amazing career opportunity out of state; Ian is faced with a devastating diagnosis; Kit and Bell celebrate their engagement; Padma receives some highly anticipated news.

Best Laid Plans

Best Laid Plans

Season 3 – Episode 12

Air Date: 2020-01-14

Nic and Mina treat a patient battling a failing heart VAD, forcing them to find a new battery to save her life. Conrad gets a call from a patient who is in crisis. Cain tries to get close to Bell’s business partner from the supplement company.

The Space Between

The Space Between

Season 5 – Episode 17

Air Date: 2022-04-05

Conrad treats one of Gigi’s fellow classmates whose stomachache turns into something much more serious; Devon takes several interns to a senior living facility; Leela uncovers some unsettling news.

How Conrad Gets His Groove Back

How Conrad Gets His Groove Back

Season 3 – Episode 13

Air Date: 2020-01-21

Conrad meets with a high-profile soccer player suffering from mysterious symptoms. Nic springs into action when she notices Kyle falling into a deep depression and fears he could be suicidal. Devon butts heads with Irving over patient space.

Reverse Cinderella

Reverse Cinderella

Season 3 – Episode 16

Air Date: 2020-03-03

When Nadine’s father comes to town for her birthday, Devon enlists help to ensure that he makes the best first impression. Red Rock decides to cut the entire OBGYN department. Nic cares for a teenage patient whose condition is deteriorating.

Doll E. Wood

Doll E. Wood

Season 3 – Episode 17

Air Date: 2020-03-10

A renowned pediatric cardiac surgeon proves unfit for surgery. A Dolly Parton drag queen collapses on stage. Nic and Conrad suspect a patient may be the victim of sex trafficking. Nadine delivers some surprising news to Devon.

Support System

Support System

Season 3 – Episode 19

Air Date: 2020-03-24

Cain recruits Ezra to help keep an emergency situation under wraps. Nic works to come up with a support system for a patient in need of a lung transplant. Kit’s son-in-law’s condition continues to worsen.