The WORST Episodes of The Resident

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 12, 2021

Network: FOX

An idealistic young doctor begins his first day under the supervision of a tough, brilliant senior resident who pulls the curtain back on all of the good and evil in modern day medicine. Lives may be saved or lost, but expectations will always be shattered.

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Heart in a Box

#1 - Heart in a Box

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 19, 2018

Conrad goes head-to-head with Bell after he recommends one of Julian's risky medical devices to Zoey, who's already lost one son and is back in the hospital with the other. Nic fears that Conrad may be getting overly attached to his patient. Meanwhile, Mina and Austin grow closer while working on a difficult heart transplant, Devon embarks on a very difficult day and Dr. Lane Hunter returns.

star 7.64
802 votes
Writers: Joshua Troke, Marqui Jackson
Broker and Broker

#2 - Broker and Broker

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired Apr 29, 2019

When a lottery winner is admitted to the hospital, Bell turns to him as a potential solution to Chastain's financial problems. Nic becomes infuriated when Alec suggests she meet with an organ broker in hopes of saving Jessie's life, but after her other ideas fail, she brings the idea to Conrad. Meanwhile, Devon and Irving help Mina piece together details from her night out after The Raptor sidelines her for an upcoming surgery.

star 7.65
722 votes
Directors: Jann Turner
Writers: Elizabeth Klaviter, Todd Harthan

#3 - Haunted

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 16, 2018

Conrad is hit by a bike and badly sprains his ankle, but works through it when he takes the case of his old medical professor, who is hallucinating visions of her old patients. Devon is tasked with admitting Conrad, who refuses any sort of treatment. Nic tries to navigate her emotions while mourning the loss of a patient and Bell operates on a foreign dignitary with unforeseen complications. Meanwhile, Lane and Bell's relationship grows closer.

star 7.66
1,167 votes
Directors: David Crabtree
Writers: Andrew Chapman
Belief System

#4 - Belief System

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 15, 2019

When Devon’s patient, who was pronounced dead, suddenly revives, Conrad is left doubting Devon’s judgement and wondering what happened. A well-known white supremacist falls under the care of Cain and Nic, causing the two to butt heads on how to move forward. Meanwhile, on their way to a medical convention, The Raptor and Mina get stuck in a strange town, where they uncover new information about Red Rock Medical.

star 7.66
646 votes
Directors: Ti West
Writers: Marqui Jackson
Identity Crisis

#5 - Identity Crisis

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 5, 2018

After a mix-up in the ER causes Conrad to deliver a death notification to the wrong family, he sets out to fix it. Nic struggles to find a patient's records who has been under Lane's care, Devon forms a bond with an elderly patient. Mina is benched after overreaching in the surgical unit.

star 7.66
1,362 votes
Directors: Bill D'Elia
Writers: Elizabeth Klaviter
Flesh of My Flesh

#6 - Flesh of My Flesh

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 1, 2019

Cain tries to recruit Bell and Kit to join him on a dangerous surgery, with the intent of garnering publicity for the hospital. The Raptor finds himself with an emotional attachment to a patient whose life is put in his hands. A friend of Mina arrives at the hospital with shocking news. Devon rotates out of the ER. Nic plans a surprise for Conrad.

star 7.67
670 votes
Writers: Elizabeth Klaviter
From the Ashes

#7 - From the Ashes

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 24, 2019

The doctors of Chastain are surrounded by new rules and doctors, as Red Rock Mountain Medical takes over the hospital. Conrad finds himself in a dangerous situation when the construction for a new neurosurgery center causes a gas explosion at Chastain. New hotshot neurosurgeon, Barrett Cain, is put to the test with a complicated surgery. Mina acts as a support for Nic, who is struggling with a devastating loss.

star 7.68
728 votes
Directors: Rob Corn
Writers: Amy Holden Jones
Trial & Error

#8 - Trial & Error

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 5, 2018

When patients from the hospital's prescription drug trial start suffering life threatening side effects, Nic fears that her sister Jessie may be in danger. As a result, she and Conrad work to convince Bell that these trials are not worth the risk. Meanwhile, Mina, Austin and Kit must set aside their competitive nature and work together on a patient whose health is quickly deteriorating and Devon uses Julian as the beta tester for a product he's designed.

star 7.68
811 votes
Directors: Rob J. Greenlea
Writers: Chris Bessounian, Tianna Majumdar-Langham
Comrades in Arms

#9 - Comrades in Arms

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 29, 2018

An old army buddy and fellow surgeon visits Conrad at the hospital. Meanwhile, the team is put to the test when they have to save the life of an uninsured and undocumented patient, while simultaneously battling the hospital's administrators, who fear the patient will cost millions. Also, Dr. Bell experiments with a new medication for his tremor and Nic swears to investigate the mystery surrounding missing medical records.

star 7.69
1,396 votes
Directors: Rob Corn
Writers: Andrew Chapman
None the Wiser

#10 - None the Wiser

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 26, 2018

Three concurrent surgeries at the hospital push its staff to the limits. Determined to ease the pressure, Nic requests Jude for one of the operations, making Conrad jealous. Dr. Lane Hunter sets out to discredit Nic's claims, Devon struggles with a patient who has an embarrassing problem and a charitable contributor comes to the hospital wanting to donate a lot of money to Dr. Lane's oncology program.

star 7.70
1,312 votes
Writers: Chris Bessounian, Tianna Majumdar-Langham, Todd Harthan

#11 - Nightmares

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 29, 2018

Halloween at Chastain proves to be just as spooky as ever when Conrad is tasked with diagnosing a young woman admitted to the hospital with extreme night terrors. Meanwhile, Devon faces his first Halloween in the ER, Nic panics over her decision to bring her newly sober sister to Mina's epic annual Halloween party and Bell finds an interesting way to make use of his new assistant.

star 7.70
831 votes
Directors: David Crabtree
Writers: Andrew Chapman, Todd Harthan

#12 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 21, 2018

On his first day as an intern, an idealistic DR. DEVON PRAVESH faces the harsh realities of medical care, as third year resident DR. CONRAD HAWKINS takes him under his wing and teaches his unconventional ways for treating patients. Meanwhile, Conrad goes head-to-head with Chief of Surgery DR. SOLOMON BELL, who uses power and intimidation to cover up his mistakes.

star 7.71
1,660 votes
Directors: Phillip Noyce
Writers: Amy Holden Jones, Hayley Schore, Roshan Sethi
The Elopement

#13 - The Elopement

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 12, 2018

Conrad goes head-to-head with Lane when he disagrees with her over a treatment plan for a terminal cancer patient. Tensions rise when Jude inserts himself in the middle by offering to perform the invasive procedure Conrad is fighting against. When a VIP patient crosses the line with Nic, she must devise a strategy on how to stand her ground and combat the situation. Meanwhile, Bell realizes he'll need Mina's hands more than ever.

star 7.71
1,218 votes
Directors: Rob Corn
Writers: Kevin Falls
Three Words

#14 - Three Words

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 8, 2018

Nic and Conrad contemplate their past when they team up to diagnose a happy husband and wife who are both admitted to the hospital with mysterious symptoms. Bell and Marshall butt heads on a work trip when their cut-throat business tactics don't align. Meanwhile, AJ turns down a request from Bell despite Mina's forewarning, Devon continues to gravitate to medical device rep Julian and the staff gears up for Conrad's three-year anniversary at Chastain.

star 7.72
891 votes
Directors: Paul McCrane
Writers: Marqui Jackson
Independence Day

#15 - Independence Day

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 22, 2018

Conrad receives the call he's been waiting for when a heart becomes available for a patient who has been on the transplant list for two years. But when a congressman is admitted to the hospital after a heart attack, he is prioritized and derails Conrad's patient's surgery. Meanwhile, Nic grows suspicious of one of the doctors after a file goes missing, Dr. Bell tries to manipulate Mina and Devon is put to the test when a patient's condition requires a split-second decision.

star 7.72
1,510 votes
Directors: Phillip Noyce
Writers: Amy Holden Jones
Doll E. Wood

#16 - Doll E. Wood

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 10, 2020

A renowned pediatric surgeon is called over to Chastain for an extremely difficult surgery on a newborn, but when she arrives, The Raptor and Devon realize she is not fit for surgery. A Dolly Parton drag queen is admitted to the ER after collapsing on stage, leading Bell and Ezra to a potentially life-saving discovery. Nic and Conrad suspect their patient may be the victim of sex trafficking. Nadine delivers some surprising news to Devon.

star 7.73
520 votes
Directors: Li Lu
Writers: Amy Holden Jones, Eric I. Lu
Fear Finds a Way

#17 - Fear Finds a Way

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 28, 2019

When a nasty flu season turns out to be masking a terribly infectious disease, Chastain must race to quarantine and diagnose infected patients. Mina finds herself testing Quovadis medical devices in an effort to defend Dr. Austin, who, feeling responsible for the death of a patient, is serving penance by staying away from the OR. Conrad is prepared to take the next step with Nic, but finds that she may not be as ready.

star 7.73
754 votes
Directors: Bronwen Hughes
Writers: Michael Notarile, Todd Harthan
Peking Duck Day

#18 - Peking Duck Day

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 26, 2019

Upon dubbing Thanksgiving 'the most dangerous day of the year', Devon and Irving are inundated with patients in the ER. When an A-list celebrity enters the hospital after swallowing a wish bone, Logan Kim assigns a new surgeon to the case in the hopes of garnering extra publicity. Tensions run high at the Raptor home when he hosts his biological and adoptive families for a Thanksgiving dinner. Kyle interrupts Nic and Conrad’s low-key plans.

star 7.73
547 votes
Directors: David Crabtree
Writers: Elizabeth Klaviter, Michael Notarile
Emergency Contact

#19 - Emergency Contact

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 25, 2019

Chastain picks up the pieces after the fall out with the corrupt medical device company Quovadis, leaving Marshall ready to charter new territory in the medical field, and Devon to finally discover the truth about what happened to Julian Booth. As Conrad and Alec team up to help a young gymnast experiencing mysterious symptoms, Nic focuses on her sister, who's back with their estranged father, Kyle, in tow. Meanwhile, Bell rushes to Kit's aid when her ex-husband comes to the ER needing emergency surgery.

star 7.74
726 votes
Directors: Satya Bhabha
Writers: Marqui Jackson, Michael Notarile
Snowed In

#20 - Snowed In

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 1, 2019

When Atlanta is struck by a severe snowstorm, Mina must perform a big surgery - without the help of The Raptor - to save the life of a young father, while Kit and Bell get stuck babysitting the man's children. Nic and Conrad experience a disagreement with a patient's treatment, causing further strain in their relationship. Meanwhile, Devon teaches an important lesson about life and death to a first-year med student.

star 7.74
711 votes
Directors: Kelli Williams
Writers: Eric I. Lu
Stuck as Foretold

#21 - Stuck as Foretold

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 22, 2019

When the hospital has a severe blood shortage, Conrad must try every avenue to save a patient's life. Nic receives devastating news and is left worrying about her sister's health, while Mina and Devon work with a new anesthesiologist who is not what she seems. Elsewhere, Kit considers the future of her intertwining relationships and Bell has an encounter with a woman from his past.

star 7.74
697 votes
Directors: Paul McCrane
Writers: Jen Klein, Joshua Troke
The Prince & The Pauper

#22 - The Prince & The Pauper

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 1, 2018

Bell grows frustrated when Marshall Winthrop, Conrad's dad and new chairman of the board, requests Conrad's input in his discussions about the hospital's expenses. As Conrad and Nic work to cut costs for their patients in need, Julian Lynn, a sharp and sophisticated medical device rep, meets the staff at Chastain and inserts herself into the ongoing work of the doctors to promote her costly products. Meanwhile, Mina's relationship with Micah struggles in the wake of his healing process, and Devon is tasked with showing the eager new interns around the hospital.

star 7.75
909 votes
Directors: Nicole Rubio
Writers: Amy Holden Jones, Andrew Chapman
Stupid Things in the Name of Sex

#23 - Stupid Things in the Name of Sex

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 11, 2019

When Conrad's attempt to surprise Nic with a lavish Valentine's Day dinner is foiled, he gives the reservation away to someone who could really use it. Mina and Devon distract themselves from all Valentine's celebrations by trying to figure out how their seemingly healthy neighbor has suddenly passed away. Meanwhile, Kit gives dating advice to a sex-injured patient, Irving hits a crossroads in his not-so-secret relationship with Nurse Jessica, and Bell decides to celebrate the day in the OR.

star 7.75
724 votes
Directors: David Crabtree
Writers: Jen Klein
Hero Moments

#24 - Hero Moments

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 2, 2021

When Conrad gets a call from his former army commander who is stranded and wounded in the forest, the trip to save him brings lots of old emotions to the surface. Devon and Kit treat a patient who suffers from sickle cell anaemia and encourage her to have a hip replacement to help treat her pain. When The Raptor is pulled away in the middle of an intense surgery, Mina is left to put her skills and finish the surgery on her own. Bell works on reconnecting with his stepson after helping him get hired at the hospital.

star 7.76
393 votes
Directors: Edward Ornelas
Writers: Marc Halsey, Marqui Jackson
Doors Opening, Doors Closing

#25 - Doors Opening, Doors Closing

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 13, 2021

A case becomes personal for the staff when Conrad and Bell treat a pregnant woman who is carrying Jake's future adopted child. Upon hearing surprising news from Princess Nadine, Devon contemplates the future of his love life. On the heels of meeting The Raptor's parents, Mina gets a call that causes her to make a bold decision about her future. Cain grows closer to Rose. Irving and Jessica tie the knot.

star 7.76
342 votes
Directors: Li Lu
Writers: Jen Klein, Joshua Troke