8 Questions We Need Answered in 'The Resident' Season 3 (PHOTOS)
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What will change at Chastain because of Dr. Bell's deal?
In order to save the hospital, Dr. Bell made a deal with Red Rock Mountain Medical. "[That] compromise ... is something he could not avoid, and it's going to disempower him from protecting the hospital," executive producer Amy Holden Jones told TV Insider
. "He will actually be one of the people struggling to keep Chastain a good place."
According to the synopsis for the third season, "the doctors are faced with their hardest fight yet against the corrupting influence of money in health care. As each new case enters the hospital, this justice league of courageous young physicians will put their futures and careers on the line to stop 'profit over patients.'"
But what will that mean for Chastain? How will the doctors' relationships change as a result of having a common enemy with so much power? How will the doctors, especially Dr. Bell, change?
How will meeting his family affect Austin?
In Season 2, we saw Austin looking for information about his biological parents. He'll be meeting his biological father, Lamar Broome (David Alan Grier), this season, as the man reaches out to connect after learning he has pulmonary fibrosis, according to TVLine
. Will this change who Austin is as a doctor or person?
What kind of doctor and person will Barrett Cain be?
Morris Chestnut is coming in as the hospital's new neurosurgeon, courtesy of Red Rock, and executive producer Todd Harthan teased to TV Insider
that the first group of episodes will explore if he "has a massive ego and very little empathy."
What's next for Nic and Conrad's relationship?
Nic and Conrad have had a rough time together, but they do appear to be on the right track (finally). "We're hoping to see and to show how two loving people struggle together to build a long-term relationship," Jones said. Will they be able to become the "anchor for the show" the EP envisions in Season 3?
What did Kyle want to tell Nic?
Before going into surgery, Kyle had something he wanted to tell his daughter, but she told him to wait. "If Kyle does survive, then that is a major storyline for the third season," Jones teased. Even if Kyle dies, that's something for Nic to look into.
How will Nic react to what happens next for her family?
"It doesn't take long for her to get back up and refocus," Harthan said. However, whatever happens will likely have a major effect on her this season. Will it change how she approaches patient care? If she does, in fact, lose a family member, will how that happen lead to any lingering issues with any of the doctors?
What's next for the person who lives?
There is potential for a meaty storyline for the survivor. If Jessie lives, how will she deal with her father's death since he had surgery to save her life? If Kyle lives, will he regret not coming forward sooner to help Jessie?
Who is (probably) dead?
Just because someone's flatlining doesn't mean they can't be brought back, but as Jones said, "the likelihood is somebody dies."
The Resident ended its second season with a major cliffhanger, leaving fans wondering all summer who was flatlining in its final moments.
Nic (Emily VanCamp) finally convinced her father, Kyle (Corbin Bernsen), to donate a kidney to her sister, Jessie (Julianna Guill), only for his surgery to become high-risk when the anesthesiologist ODed during it. Though the donation was a success, Nic is likely going to lose one of her family members in the Season 3 premiere.
Nic may have to say goodbye to someone close to her in Season 3 of the Fox medical drama.
But that's not the only question we have for the Fox medical drama, so click through the gallery above to see the other lingering issues.
The Resident, Season 3 Premiere, Tuesday, September 24, 8/7c, Fox