The Resident Round Table: CoNic & Chickens For the Win!

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It was another incredible hour of The Resident that had fans talking. 

The appearance of AJ's biological father on The Resident Season 3 Episode 2, gave us some of AJ's best work to date. Cain remains an enigma for his colleagues and viewers, and CoNic are moving in together!

Join TV Fanatics Rachel Foertsch, Carissa Pavlica, and Meaghan Frey as they discuss "Flesh of My Flesh."

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Conrad and Nic are officially moving in together. Should Conrad be worried that Nic is making this choice because of her grief, or will they be fine?

Rachel: I don't necessarily think Nic is making this choice because of her grief, but I also don't think it's going to turn out well. Nic has always been wishy-washy. Given everything that's happened to her in the past couple of months, she's more unstable than ever.

Now that they're sharing the same space, how is that going to affect their relationship? Television series always love to create drama between their main couples, so I wouldn't be surprised if that's where we're headed again.

Carissa: I'm still hoping that she's getting the wind beneath her wings again. She was so plagued by doubt and concern over her sister that she didn't attend to her life.

Grief can be surprising, and since Nic was grieving even before her sister fell deathly ill, I'd like to think that she's going to start making good decisions for herself.

She's always known life is short, but when it hits home like it just did, it could propel her to a healthier outlook and living life instead of shoving it aside for another day. The bottom line is I cannot imagine turning Conrad away for any reason. All roads are clear now. Onward!

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Meaghan: I don't think that she is doing it out of grief, but I do think that her grief has fueled her choice in a sense. Losing Jessie showed her that life is too short not to be with the person you love. Her loss lifted a burden that has been on her that was preventing her from giving into her relationship with Conrad.

Jessie always had to be her number one, and now with her gone, she can focus on her life with Conrad and her happiness with him without feeling any sense of guilt.

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I am slightly worried that Nic is on a high in general, though, and eventually, she is going to come down and feel the loss. With Conrad by her side, though, she has a soft place to land at least.

Should AJ make amends with Lamar? What's your impression of him and the way he ambushed AJ?

Rachel: I'm not a fan of Lamar at all. The way that he demanded AJ treat him with respect didn't sit well with me. He's not AJ's father, and he has no right to demand the privileges of one.

I think AJ should make amends with Lamar for his own peace of mind, but if it was me, I wouldn't pursue any type of relationship beyond a friendly acquaintanceship.

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Carissa: While I'm not a fan of Lamar at all, what I do know is that if something happens to him and AJ hasn't made peace with his feelings over the man, he will regret it for the rest of his life.

It's best to become content with what is versus what was and let go of hard feelings. That doesn't mean it will be easy.

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Meaghan: I agree with Carissa. AJ shouldn't do it for Lamar, because Lamar has done nothing to deserve it, but he should do it for himself.

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Is Cain in it for the glory, or does he genuinely care about his patients? Would you have taken on the Mother of All Surgeries?

Rachel: If you asked me just based on last week's episode, I would have said that he was in it for the glory. I'm still not convinced that he's a standup guy, but I do think there's a part of him that cares about the people he's operating on.

At least, I think he cared in this case. I would never have taken on the surgery, but miracles only happen when you take risks.

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Carissa: I don't have enough evidence to sway me away from my initial impression, but I can get on board with him being so interested in performing miracles because he's so gifted that the medicine takes precedence over his ego.

Cain: I used to be like you until I realized all plans go out the window when the war begins.
Kit: Sounds like an excuse not to prepare.
Cain: I get my head right with my own pre-opt ritual of which you are currently interrupting. So if you excuse yourself, I'd like to get back to it because Malia, Timmy, Danny Tunday, Katie, Rosa, and Ajan are all counting on me, not God, but me to bring my A-game and save their mother's life.

Meaghan: I don't know what it is, but I just feel like there is more to Cain than what we are seeing so far. I think that he genuinely does care about his patients, but his ego doesn't allow him to show it in the way that most people would.

He knows he is good at what he does, and that knowledge is what makes him so matter of fact. It wouldn't surprise me if there was a tragic case in his past that has forced him to harden himself a little.

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Was Mina overstepping with Adaku? What are your thoughts on Adaku using science to get pregnant but not using it to make sure her future baby doesn't carry the BRCA gene?

Rachel: I'm a little torn over this one. I think there reaches a point where Mina needs to respect Adaku's decisions, whether they're good or bad ones.

However, it's hard to be mad at someone who has your best interest at heart. I think Adaku should have done everything possible to make sure her baby is healthy, but at the end of the day, it's up to her.

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Carissa: Mina is a doctor. Of course, her reaction was harsh.

And, frankly, I entirely agree with Jasmine's review that if someone is willing to bypass "God" and look to science to get them pregnant, they should look to science to ensure the safety of a baby, especially when a grave disease is on the table. No Bueno. I've got Mina's back.

Meaghan: Mina is a woman of science; it is too hard for her to look past what she knows. I was left confused like Jasmine and Carissa about what her thought process was.

We see this with Jehovah's Witnesses and their lack of willingness to accept blood products. As someone who doesn't share the same beliefs, it is hard to understand.

However, their beliefs are their beliefs, whether I agree with them or not. Just like Adaku's beliefs are her own, and Mina needs to respect that.

What was your favorite dynamic during the episode?

Rachel: Surprisingly, Devon and Kit. They both work well together and appear to have the same interests when it comes to their medical fields. I think Kit could be a potential mentor to Devon, and I would love to see that student/teacher dynamic.

Their hearts are both in the right place, and they're the kind of doctors you would want looking out for you. If I ever need a surgeon, I'm calling those two. And Conrad.

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Carissa: I enjoyed Mina's concern over her friend and AJ's prickly father situation. There was some great acting getting done in those scenes, and it's just more evidence of why Mina and AJ onscreen together is so damned fascinating.

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Meaghan: Mina and AJ. They are such a dynamic duo, and I love watching them together. As much as there is a part of me that wishes these two would go there, I would hate to see their incredible friendship and mentor/mentee relationship be compromised by it if things went south.

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Who was the MVP of the hour?

Rachel: Kit. The way she cares about her patients is admirable. She may not have wanted to do such a risky operation at first, but once she realized there was no stopping it, she made sure she would be there to give that woman the best chance possible.

I love Kit more and more every episode. She represents what all doctors should strive to be.

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Carissa: Science. The cases were pretty compelling during the hour, and it's nice that the wonders of medicine get center stage even if people don't always fully embrace what's available.

Meaghan: Cain's surgery soundtrack. The moment that the metal music game on, I literally laughed out loud. The fact that the man is anal enough to form specific playlists for specific types of surgeries is fabulous!

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What was your favorite quote or moment?

Rachel: The moment Nic brought Conrad to their new house, and he saw the chickens! In such a high-stakes show, the small moments of happiness are always my favorite. And who doesn't love to see Conrad smile?

Carissa: I'm with Rachel on this one. I'm cautiously optimistic about them, and that scene was beautiful.

Meaghan: The chickens for the win! I'd be lying if I said that I wasn't beaming at my television screen the moment those chickens came on screen. What they represented was just such an incredible step for CoNic.

Do you agree with our panelists?

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The Resident airs Tuesdays on FOX.

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