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 discovered that Conrad is courting Cade after final season’s cliffhanger.
HollywoodLife bought EXCLUSIVE scoop from govt 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 come back out at weddings,” and KitBell’s nuptials are developing within the present’s milestone one hundredth episode. Learn our Q&A beneath:
You had me going there within the premiere. I assumed Conrad was with Billie, however it 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, however it’s not the one story for both of them. Conrad has numerous story with Gigi and, after all, his sufferers. Cade has a really massive story together with her father. However sure, we’re. At first, the premiere doesn’t actually inform you that a lot about what the character of that relationship is. You’re going to begin to see it massive within the second episode, the place you’ll determine 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 shall be decided within the season. When individuals 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 discovered that Billie didn’t come ahead together with her emotions for Conrad, not less than 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 attention-grabbing 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 feel that his principle might be proper. She was Nic’s greatest good friend, which is sophisticated 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 alternative. Each girls really are viable decisions because the casting of each of them became a bonanza for us. They’re each large. So whether or not AJ is true 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. Additionally they have an arc, which performs out extra within the second half of the season of how they relate to one another as folks regardless of anyone’s courting. It’s all sophisticated for certain.
With regards to Conrad, we all know there are emotions on either side with Cade and Billie. Will we find out how Conrad views these relationships?
Amy Holden Jones: Oh, sure. You’ll see his emotions about Billie are sophisticated. The massive episode is our one hundredth episode — the marriage — and emotions have a tendency to come back out of weddings. There’s rather a lot to be discovered, however solutions usually are not going to be easy. It’s not like he’s going to be taught every thing 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 massive 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 dependancy. There’s the entire codependency query and the ache of loving somebody who’s an addict. His arc impacts every thing. It impacts the hospital additionally as a result of medical doctors have two instances the speed of dependancy of the overall inhabitants. Right here you might have individuals who have spent 8 to 10 to 12 years generally or extra coaching to do that factor they do and sometimes it’s a physician who’s extremely invaluable and good who falls into this entice. Do you simply minimize 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 find out about coping with it is a massive 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 during 5 episodes. He’s phenomenal.
Simply when Cade and Ian take just a few 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 might have been nutritional vitamins. She is burdened with what all people is. Most individuals on this world have had a superb good friend or a sibling or a member of the family of some sort — baby, guardian, no matter — who’s had dependancy points. It’s so cell. It’s laborious. It’s laborious 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 sophisticated. It’s fairly a journey for Cade and Kaley [Ronayne] takes it on in methods which can be actually astonishing and great.
Padma had a detailed name on this episode and had very dangerous surgical procedure to avoid wasting the twins. Given the problems which have already arisen, how is that this going to bond Raptor and Padma going ahead?
Amy Holden Jones: The larger problem actually is definitely a narrative of postpartum points. It’s a Padma story. Her medical journey is just not over. The shock and the stress of what she goes by way of will think about all through the season and the upcoming episodes. Right here’s a happy-go-lucky character who all of the sudden has to face the type of issues a completely grownup mother faces. As well as, after the premiere, she’s discovered to really feel actual concern and know that issues can go improper. We needed 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 manner 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 likelihood on their relationship. What does their relationship appear to be in season 6?
Amy Holden Jones: As a pair, they’re uncomplicatedly pleased and recommitted to one another. I feel they’re transferring in the 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 equivalent twin sister who has this type of troublesome 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 is able to occur throughout the season. How she will get there and the way she overcomes her personal difficulties shall be a part of her story as effectively. Devon’s considerably associated to all that in supporting her, however he additionally has very critical medical tales as a result of he runs the medical trials, and people think about quite a lot of methods all through the season. They in the end think about with Bell and his MS, which is a really massive story for Devon.
I do know you touched a bit bit on it earlier, however what can we anticipate from the one hundredth episode?
Amy Holden Jones: It’s a bang-up episode and, after all, options the marriage of Equipment and Bell that we’ve all been ready for, which needs to be totally different from the opposite weddings we’ve seen. This isn’t the primary wedding ceremony for each of them and but is enormously romantic. It additionally entails an enormous medical story for Bell. It has numerous stuff happening main as much as the marriage.