The Resident kicked off season 6 with a number of developments out and in of the hospital. AJ, Leela, Padma, and Devon bought wrapped up in a medical disaster with Padma’s twins. In the meantime, we lastly realized that Conrad is courting Cade after last season’s cliffhanger.
HollywoodLife bought EXCLUSIVE scoop from government producer Amy Holden Jones about what this implies for Billie’s emotions for Conrad now that he’s with Cade. She hinted that “emotions have a tendency to return out at weddings,” and KitBell’s nuptials are arising within the present’s milestone a hundredth episode. Learn our Q&A under:
You had me going there within the premiere. I assumed Conrad was with Billie, but it surely seems he’s courting Cade. With regards to Conrad and Cade are we going to get to see that relationship evolve and develop inside and outside the hospital this season?
Amy Holden Jones: We’re going to see that, but it surely’s not the one story for both of them. Conrad has quite a lot of story with Gigi and, after all, his sufferers. Cade has a really huge story together with her father. However sure, we’re. At first, the premiere doesn’t actually let you know that a lot about what the character of that relationship is. You’re going to begin to see it huge within the second episode, the place you’ll work out far more about who they’re collectively and what they’re. Like all relationships, you don’t know the place it’s going to finish. They must be taught to be collectively and what it means to be collectively. How that goes ahead will likely be decided within the season. When persons are collectively, it’s not a provided that that’s the tip. There are challenges, and there are questions. You simply don’t know the place it’s going to go. However they positively have chemistry you’ll see that in episode 2.
We additionally realized that Billie didn’t come ahead together with her emotions for Conrad, a minimum of to his face. We see that scene between Billie and AJ within the again half of the premiere. What does this imply for Billie? She’s solely going to have the ability to maintain in these emotions for thus lengthy.
Amy Holden Jones: That scene could be very fascinating to me. And, after all, I wrote it. It’s each about Billie and Conrad, and it’s about Raptor and Billie and their rising friendship. I believe that his concept might be proper. She was Nic’s finest buddy, which is difficult and true. Conrad didn’t know this was an obstacle to their going ahead. So it’s not clear if he knew whether or not he would have made the identical selection. Each girls truly are viable decisions because the casting of each of them was a bonanza for us. They’re each great. So whether or not AJ is correct or not about her future is but to be seen. However their relationship’s additionally with one another, Billie and Cade. It’s not solely predicated on their emotions about Conrad. In addition they have an arc, which performs out extra within the second half of the season of how they relate to one another as individuals regardless of anyone’s courting. It’s all difficult for positive.
With regards to Conrad, we all know there are emotions on either side with Cade and Billie. Will we learn the way Conrad views these relationships?
Amy Holden Jones: Oh, sure. You’ll see his emotions about Billie are difficult. The massive episode is our a hundredth episode — the marriage — and emotions have a tendency to return out of weddings. There’s loads to be realized, however solutions will not be going to be easy. It’s not like he’s going to be taught all the pieces earlier than the tip of the season or determine all of it out. The journey that he and Cade go on additionally collectively, is unrelated to Billie however associated to her father as a result of Ian’s story is a really huge arc and an enormous theme of the season of each his father-daughter relationship and what occurs to somebody who’s the kid of somebody with an habit. There’s the entire codependency query and the ache of loving somebody who’s an addict. His arc impacts all the pieces. It impacts the hospital additionally as a result of medical doctors have two occasions the speed of habit of the overall inhabitants. Right here you’ve individuals who have spent 8 to 10 to 12 years typically or extra coaching to do that factor they do and infrequently it’s a physician who’s extremely helpful and good who falls into this entice. Do you simply lower that asset off? Habit is a illness, and but you may’t have a harmful physician. So the place does that go for the hospital, and the place does it go for Cade? What should she study coping with it is a huge story of the season and the way Conrad reacts to that and helps or doesn’t assist with it’s to be seen. He’s walked that journey earlier than with Nic, whose sister and father each had points. How will he deal with it as a difficulty as effectively? It’s extremely fertile territory, particularly within the arms of Andrew McCarthy. I’ve seen it all over 5 episodes. He’s phenomenal.
Simply when Cade and Ian take a couple of steps ahead, they wind up taking some steps again. She noticed him popping tablets at work. Will we see her confront him about that sooner or later?
Amy Holden Jones: She’s going to. You’ll see it quickly. However though you noticed him take tablets, they may have been nutritional vitamins. She is burdened with what everyone is. Most individuals on this world have had buddy or a sibling or a member of the family of some sort — little one, mum or dad, no matter — who’s had habit points. It’s so cell. It’s onerous. It’s onerous to seek out anybody who hasn’t identified somebody or been concerned with somebody or had a member of the family who’s had these issues. That journey is such a tough one the place as soon as somebody has slipped like that and had the issue, then the one who loves them is also pondering, are they being overprotective? Are they being smothering and questioning when there’s nothing there? Or is the addict making an attempt to persuade them of that? It’s all very difficult. It’s fairly a journey for Cade and Kaley [Ronayne] takes it on in methods which might be actually astonishing and great.
Padma had an in depth name on this episode and had very dangerous surgical procedure to avoid wasting the twins. Given the issues which have already arisen, how is that this going to bond Raptor and Padma going ahead?
Amy Holden Jones: The larger concern actually is definitely a narrative of postpartum points. It’s a Padma story. Her medical journey just isn’t over. The shock and the stress of what she goes by way of will consider all through the season and the upcoming episodes. Right here’s a happy-go-lucky character who out of the blue has to face the type of issues a completely grownup mother faces. As well as, after the premiere, she’s realized to really feel actual worry and know that issues can go mistaken. We wished to do a post-partum story the place a personality had challenges, together with despair. It’s all of the extra heart-rending when that occurs to a free spirit like Padma, and the impact this has on Leela and Raptor makes for a big story that we cope with within the season. So it’s in a approach much less of a romance with Padma and Raptor than it’s dealing with this medical disaster.
With Leela and Devon, they’ve clearly taken a second probability on their relationship. What does their relationship appear like in season 6?
Amy Holden Jones: As a pair, they’re uncomplicatedly blissful and recommitted to one another. I believe they’re transferring in direction of a degree the place we’ll see them married as effectively, however they every have challenges of their lives. Leela could be very a lot concerned in serving to Padma. In case you have an an identical twin sister who has this type of tough journey, she’s very tied up with that. However she’s additionally on the journey of transitioning to being an attending doctor, not a resident, which can occur throughout the season. How she will get there and the way she overcomes her personal difficulties will likely be a part of her story as effectively. Devon’s considerably associated to all that in supporting her, however he additionally has very severe medical tales as a result of he runs the medical trials, and people consider a variety of methods all through the season. They finally consider with Bell and his MS, which is a really huge story for Devon.
I do know you touched slightly bit on it earlier, however what can we count on from the a hundredth episode?
Amy Holden Jones: It’s a bang-up episode and, after all, options the marriage of Package and Bell that we’ve all been ready for, which must be completely different from the opposite weddings we’ve seen. This isn’t the primary marriage ceremony for each of them and but is enormously romantic. It additionally entails an enormous medical story for Bell. It has quite a lot of stuff occurring main as much as the marriage.