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The Best Episodes of The Resident

Every episode of The Resident ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of The Resident!

A tough, brilliant senior resident guides an idealistic young doctor through his first day, pulling back the curtain on what really happens, both good and bad, in modern-day medicine.


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The best episode of "The Resident" is "If Not Now, When?", rated 9.2/10 from 714 user votes. It was directed by Rob Corn and written by Amy Holden Jones, Tianna Majumdar-Langham, Chris Bessounian. "If Not Now, When?" aired on 4/15/2019 and is rated 0.4 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Total Eclipse of the Heart".

  • If Not Now, When?
    9.2/10 714 votes

    #1 - If Not Now, When?

    Season 2 Episode 20 - Aired 2019-04-15

    Devon grows concerned when a mother's complaints go unaddressed after her delivery, and pushes Bell to take drastic measures. Conrad is faced with breaking the news to Nic regarding Jessie's worsening condition. Meanwhile, The Raptor, Mina and Kit spring into action when a mother and son enter the ER with devastating injuries.

    Director: Rob Corn

    Writer: Amy Holden Jones, Tianna Majumdar-Langham, Chris Bessounian

  • Total Eclipse of the Heart
    8.8/10 607 votes

    #2 - Total Eclipse of the Heart

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 2018-05-14

    In a final and drastic attempt to save Nic from Lane's acts of sabotage, Conrad must call in a favor from the one person he promised he never would. Meanwhile, Mina's partnership with The Raptor takes on new colors when Micah is rushed back to Chastain with major heart complications and Dr. Bell's alliance with Lane is put to the ultimate test when one of her patients is readmitted.

    Director: Rob Corn

    Writer: Amy Holden Jones, Andrew Chapman

  • Hell in a Handbasket
    8.8/10 258 votes

    #3 - Hell in a Handbasket

    Season 5 Episode 14 - Aired 2022-02-22

    When things from Billie's past begin to come to light, she is the subject of whispers and stares around the hospital and the team struggles to find the best way to support her. With the nurse shortage in full swing, a simple cleaning job turns into a horrific disaster that calls for all hands on deck. Meanwhile, Trevor discovers a shocking secret and Padma has a proposal for Leela

    Director: Manish Dayal

    Writer: Emily Pressley

  • All Hands on Deck
    8.8/10 242 votes

    #4 - All Hands on Deck

    Season 6 Episode 13 - Aired 2023-01-17

    Conrad is pulled away from celebrating Gigi’s 6th birthday when Sammie comes into Chastian with a 104-degree fever, and Kit must call in a favor for treatment. Meanwhile, a heart arrives for Governor Betz’s transplant surgery.

    Director: Rob Corn

    Writer: Amy Holden Jones, Andrew Chapman

  • The Dance
    8.7/10 474 votes

    #5 - The Dance

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2018-11-26

    Devon's doubts about his relationship reach a peak as his friends and family gather for his big wedding day. As Chastain's leading medical device company, Quovadis, continues to succeed, Julian makes a discovery that leaves her uneasy about her involvement in it all. Meanwhile, Conrad continues to work on his relationship with Marshall and Bell takes a risky offer in order to make a mistake from his past disappear.

    Director: Rob Corn

    Writer: Amy Holden Jones, Andrew Chapman

  • Betrayal
    8.7/10 422 votes

    #6 - Betrayal

    Season 2 Episode 17 - Aired 2019-03-18

    The surgeons work together to save the life of the Raptor's old mentor, Abe, who is their only inside source to Quovadis. Unfortunately, when Nic and Conrad take on a patient needing the hospital's only viable ECMO machine, they must decide between saving the life of Abe or saving the life of their younger, more stable patient. Meanwhile, Marshall puts himself in serious danger to help take down Gordon Page once and for.

    Director: Robert Duncan McNeill

    Writer: Andrew Chapman

  • The Long and Winding Road
    8.7/10 399 votes

    #7 - The Long and Winding Road

    Season 5 Episode 3 - Aired 2021-10-05

    When an accident brings a familiar patient into the Chastain ER, the doctors must face the reality of figuring out how to proceed with the best care, which leads the whole staff questioning every decision. Meanwhile, The Raptor and Leela deal with a patient returning with the long-term effects of COVID.

    Director: Rob Corn

    Writer: Joy Blake

  • Whistleblower
    8.6/10 349 votes

    #8 - Whistleblower

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2019-12-17

    Devon and Conrad face a moral dilemma over a suicidal patient who is in need of a liver transplant.

    Director: Rob Corn

    Writer: Amy Holden Jones, Andrew Chapman

  • Home Before Dark
    8.6/10 351 votes

    #9 - Home Before Dark

    Season 4 Episode 5 - Aired 2021-02-09

    With Chastain on the verge of shutting down due to the sale by Red Rock, Conrad tries a last-ditch effort to save the hospital and the doctors plan for their next career moves. Meanwhile, on their last day, the whole staff must work together to save Nic's life after she is injured by a deranged patient.

    Director: Leslie Libman

    Writer: Amy Holden Jones, Andrew Chapman

  • The Germ
    8.5/10 495 votes

    #10 - The Germ

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2018-10-22

    When Bell makes the executive call to utilize Julian Booth's medical devices, rather than the hospital's usual products, Kit and AJ must stop their momentary feuding in order to team up against him. Elsewhere in the hospital, Conrad and Nic work to make a child's dreams come true after finding out his cancer has returned and the rest of the staff takes notice of Julian and Devon's new friendship.

    Director: Jann Turner

    Writer: Elizabeth J.B. Klaviter, Jen Klein

  • Virtually Impossible
    8.5/10 409 votes

    #11 - Virtually Impossible

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2019-02-04

    Conrad, Kit, Mina and the Raptor work to save the life of a med student in need of a triple-organ transplant, drawing Bell back to the OR for one of the Chastain's riskiest surgeries yet. After the police find Julian's empty car in a nearby lake, Devon does some investigating of his own to find out what might have happened. Meanwhile, Mina and the Raptor hound Bell to halt his business with the risky medical device company, Quovadis, and Nic makes a rash decision regarding her sister.

    Director: Valerie Weiss

    Writer: Amy Holden Jones, Eric I. Lu

  • Woman Down
    8.5/10 357 votes

    #12 - Woman Down

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2019-11-19

    The doctors work to save one of their own but disagree over what's best for her. Bell is met with an unexpected response when he voices concerns regarding the nursing shortage that Nic brought to his attention.

    Director: Kelli Williams

    Writer: Jessica Ball

  • Out for Blood
    8.5/10 355 votes

    #13 - Out for Blood

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2019-12-03

    Conrad comes under fire when a former patient files a malpractice lawsuit against him, putting Bell in a difficult position with Red Rock. The doctors perform a risky brain surgery. Mina discovers that Adaku has a dangerous heart condition.

    Director: Dawn Wilkinson

    Writer: Marc Halsey, Eric I. Lu

  • Support System
    8.5/10 307 votes

    #14 - Support System

    Season 3 Episode 19 - Aired 2020-03-24

    Cain recruits Ezra to help keep an emergency situation under wraps. Nic works to come up with a support system for a patient in need of a lung transplant. Kit's son-in-law's condition continues to worsen.

    Director: Kelli Williams

    Writer: Michael Notarile, Marqui Jackson

  • Rude Awakenings and the Raptor
    8.4/10 561 votes

    #15 - Rude Awakenings and the Raptor

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2018-04-30

    Conrad and Devon work tirelessly to save the life of Bradley, a fellow doctor who has fallen through the hospital skylight. As the team contemplates how and why he fell through in the first place, Dr. Bell looks back to when he benched Bradley for falling asleep during surgery. Amidst the madness, Mina is tasked with showing Chastain's new star cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. AJ Austin, around the hospital, but is caught off-guard by his volatile personality. Meanwhile, Nic finds renewed enthusiasm when she uncovers an oncologist who used to work with Lane, but while paying him a visit, she fears that she's being followed.

    Director: James Roday Rodriguez

    Writer: Michael Notarile

  • After the Fall
    8.4/10 420 votes

    #16 - After the Fall

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2019-01-14

    Lane Hunter's victims and their families become outraged when she is released from prison. Bell, although responsible for posting Lane's bail and getting her released, continues to be tortured by her manipulation. Meanwhile, Conrad uses work to cope with the news about his father, and he teams up with Mina, Kit and the Raptor to treat a patient who is suffering as a result of Lane's dangerous treatments. Then, Devon grows worried when he doesn't hear from Julian, and Nic sets her sights on a primary physician for their new clinic.

    Director: Edward Ornelas

    Writer: Marc Halsey, Jen Klein

  • Queens
    8.4/10 398 votes

    #17 - Queens

    Season 2 Episode 15 - Aired 2019-02-18

    Bell's confidence in Quovadis continues to waver when the poster child for one of its medical devices, Henry Barnett, is rushed back into the ER, experiencing seizure-like symptoms. Meanwhile, Mina's past comes to light when her mother, famous Nigerian surgeon Dr. Okeke, pays a visit to Chastain, and Conrad makes a risky move when Henry returns to the hospital.

    Director: John Brawley

    Writer: Jenny Deiker Restivo

  • Adverse Events
    8.4/10 386 votes

    #18 - Adverse Events

    Season 2 Episode 16 - Aired 2019-03-04

    The surgeons are determined to shut down Quovadis after Henry Barnett almost loses his life due to a device malfunction. As Mina and Devon set out to find the truth, Bell, AJ and Conrad work to save the life of Chastain's favorite custodian, Simon. Meanwhile, one of Alec's old patients ends up in the ER, forcing him to question if he made the right choice to leave his old practice for Nic's clinic.

    Director: Bronwen Hughes

    Writer: Marc Halsey

  • The Unbefriended
    8.4/10 386 votes

    #19 - The Unbefriended

    Season 2 Episode 23 - Aired 2019-05-06

    In an effort to save Chastain, Bell considers selling the hospital to a conglomerate, but Kit tries to make him see that the negatives will outweigh the positives. With Conrad's help, Nic tracks down Kyle and pleads for him to reconsider donating a kidney to Jessie. Meanwhile, Mina voices her concern to Austin when Shira is assigned to Micah's surgery and Devon fights for the care of a patient whom the doctors suspect is uninsured.

    Director: Rob Corn

    Writer: Amy Holden Jones, Andrew Chapman

  • How Conrad Gets His Groove Back
    8.4/10 333 votes

    #20 - How Conrad Gets His Groove Back

    Season 3 Episode 13 - Aired 2020-01-21

    Conrad meets with a high-profile soccer player suffering from mysterious symptoms. Nic springs into action when she notices Kyle falling into a deep depression and fears he could be suicidal. Devon butts heads with Irving over patient space.

    Director: Julie Hébert

    Writer: Marqui Jackson, Joshua Troke

  • Lost Love
    8.3/10 709 votes

    #21 - Lost Love

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2018-03-26

    Conrad's ex-fiancé, Catherine, is admitted to the hospital with abdominal pain that proves to be quite the medical mystery. As Conrad doggedly tries to figure out her diagnosis and fights the idea of Bell performing her operation, Nic gets some insight into Conrad's past. Meanwhile, Bell panics when Claire announces that she will be installing cameras in all operating rooms, Devon wracks his brain for the perfect birthday present for Priya and Lane realizes that Nic is suspicious about her clinic.

    Director: Bronwen Hughes

    Writer: Amy Holden Jones

  • 00:42:30
    8.3/10 563 votes

    #22 - 00:42:30

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2018-09-24

    A blackout at Chastain Memorial Hospital requires the staff to treat their patients without the help of any technology. Bell orders the staff to stop accepting new patients and transfer those on life support, but when a child in need is rushed to the ER, Conrad and Devon go against the mandate. Meanwhile, Mina and Austin are tasked with performing heart surgery on a premature baby, despite the lack of power, and Nic works tirelessly to organize the staff and patients who stay during the blackout.

    Director: Rob Corn

    Writer: Elizabeth J.B. Klaviter, Todd Harthan

  • All We Have Is Now
    8.3/10 209 votes

    #23 - All We Have Is Now

    Season 5 Episode 19 - Aired 2022-04-19

    With Raptor on leave to take care of his mother, the hospital scrambles to stay organized without him. Meanwhile, a camping trip leaves a patient with a fatal disease that none of the doctors have seen before. Then, Bell and Kit devise a plan to help their case with the Medical Board.

    Director: Julie Hébert

    Writer: Joy Blake

  • Family Day
    8.3/10 209 votes

    #24 - Family Day

    Season 6 Episode 10 - Aired 2022-12-06

    Conrad comes face to face with Nic's dad, Kyle, after 5 years of no contact, when he comes into Chastain with an extremely low heart rate. Billie advises her patient against surgery, but the patient’s family ignores her recommendation. Meanwhile, Cade musters up the courage to confront Ian about his addiction and Leela grows concerned about Padma.

    Director: Rob Corn

    Writer: Marc Halsey

  • All In
    8.3/10 181 votes

    #25 - All In

    Season 6 Episode 11 - Aired 2023-01-03

    A famous cardiothoracic surgeon – who happens to be Dr. Yamada’s mentor – comes into Chastain after experiencing heart pain. Meanwhile, Kit breaks the news that the ER will no longer be accepting trauma patients due to budget cuts, and Devon and Conrad help treat a confused woman.

    Director: Paul McCrane

    Writer: Joy Gregory, Michael Billington