No Strain No Diamonds
Season 6 • Episode 9
[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for The Resident Season 6 Episode 9, “No Pressure No Diamonds.”]
Sadly, Dr. Equipment Voss (Jane Leeves) didn’t scare off Governor Betz (Steven Culp), and he’s simply making issues worse for Dr. Randolph Bell (Bruce Greenwood) on The Resident. His newest transfer, following that lawsuit, was an article with the headline “Harmful Physician at Chastain.”
That comes simply as Bell is about to carry out a dangerous surgical procedure on one among Dr. Devon Pravesh’s (Manish Dayal) sufferers: the implantation of a titanium rib cage. What’s extra: a documentary crew goes to movie it. It’s not solely good for the partnership Devon, by way of his scientific trials, is getting going with a robotics firm (that made the ribs), however it might be good publicity for Chastain as properly — at a time that it might use it with Betz slashing its price range. Equipment solely agrees to it being filmed if they’ve full inventive management.
Equipment instantly involves Bell’s protection as soon as she’s alerted to the article; he’s a wholly totally different man and physician than he was when he was nicknamed HODAD (Fingers of Loss of life and Destruction), she insists, and this dangerous surgical procedure may very well be good for his picture when he’s profitable. Nevertheless, after the affected person’s daughter sees the article, she calls for that Bell be taken off her mom’s case, even after Equipment tells her she’d belief him together with her life.
Bell understands when Equipment informs him, however she insists they are going to preserve combating Betz. However ought to they? The stress isn’t good for Bell’s MS, as we see when his head begins hurting and the room begins spinning whereas he reads the article. He’s visibly upset after.
In the meantime, Equipment steps in for the dangerous surgical procedure, and whereas she, Dr. AJ Austin (Malcolm-Jamal Warner), and Dr. Billie Sutton (Jessica Lucas) run into issues, they’re finally profitable. And consequently, Devon’s partnership with the robotics firm — which was on shaky floor as issues took a flip — remains to be in place.
However although Bell doesn’t do this surgical procedure, he nonetheless will get an surprising likelihood to shine, with some encouragement from Dr. Conrad Hawkins (Matt Czuchry). He brings in Bell and Dr. Leela Devi (Anuja Joshi) to deal with his affected person, who was attacked by animals in his unlawful zoo. Bell as soon as once more runs into a difficulty — this time, double imaginative and prescient — and has Leela deal with the non-surgical process he suggests. (He’s not letting outdoors influences dictate how he does his job, he insists when Conrad factors out the therapy.)
When issues go south for this affected person, Conrad is aware of he received’t make it to the OR and insists Bell wants to chop him open (a decompressive laparotomy) proper there within the hallway whereas ready for the elevator. “I knew that man they wrote about in that article, and that’s not you, not now,” Conrad tells him. And whereas Bell’s not so positive anymore, “I’d belief you with my life. After every part we’ve been by way of, that has to imply one thing to you as a result of it means one thing to me,” the internist continues. “I do know it can save you this man’s life proper now.” After a second, Bell does simply that … and it’s caught on digital camera by the documentary crew.
On the finish of the day, nevertheless, Bell waits in Equipment’s workplace for her and tells her about what occurred when he learn a part of the article. She attributes his response to an nervousness assault, however he says it’s his MS, made worse by the stress or a aspect impact of his new meds. His MS may very well be progressing. Equipment says they’ll discover one other therapy or scientific trial, and Bell thinks he must return to Minnesota. No matter it takes, she tells him. She simply desires him by her aspect.
Elsewhere on this episode, AJ turns to Nurse Hundley (Denitra Isler) and Dr. Feldman (Tasso Feldman) for childcare after he can’t discover a alternative sitter to observe the twins whereas he’s working, and Padma’s (Aneesha Joshi) taking a much-needed self-care day and never answering her cellphone. He finds the twins with Billie on the finish of the day — she couldn’t hug Trevor when he was that younger due to the place he got here from — at which level we get an replace on her son: He’s creating new medication in Baltimore, they usually’re nonetheless in contact.
Then, when AJ arrives dwelling, he’s stunned to search out Padma’s not there … and her cellphone’s going straight to voicemail. Uh-oh.
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