he Resident Season 6 Episode 5 “A River In Egypt” Recap & Review
Episode 5 of The Resident season 6 begins with Raja, a patient who asks to be treated only by Conrad. Conrad saved Raja’s life eight years ago. Conrad agrees to his request and begins treating him. Raja was diagnosed with bone cancer eight years ago. Now they need to find out why.
They initially thought he had pneumonia, but then they find that he still has the rod from eight years ago. Kitty learns that Raja is not attending his follow-up appointments for five years. Kitty believes Raja chose not to face reality because he needed to believe in hope.
His brain has been affected by the bacteria and debris from his spinal hardware. Conrad believes they can save him. They try to perform a hail-mary procedure but Raja does not make it to the table.
Conrad is unable to comprehend why Raja didn’t follow up on his questions or why his fiancée never inquired about the apparatus around his neck. He says Raja’s circumstances have made him want to talk to everyone in his life, even though he is scared of the answers. If Billie tells the truth, Cade won’t like it.
Irving is frustrated by the fact that patients often overlook his services. He is a full-time E.R worker so he does not get to spend as much time with patients. Each patient is only allowed to see him for a short time before he has to discharge them or give them over to the other doctors.
Pravesh cries out to Irving about not being seen by his patients. Pravesh hopes he can escape Marco, who believes he is close to “fixing” aging so that humans can live forever. Marco, who is 72, can pass for 50. Isn’t this amazing? Pravesh should help him answer the scientific question about immortality by conducting a clinical trial.
Marco is working hard to prove to Pravesh how fit and healthy, and he eventually passes out. They are forced to admit Marco to the hospital. They do a series of tests, but it is difficult to pinpoint why he is ill. Irving is fascinated by the case and decides to stay behind and help Pravesh.
They find out that Marco’s diet and medication intake are the root cause of his health problems, and are able to save him. Marco asks Pravesh once more to assist him in his trial. In return, he will also fund his other projects. Kitty believes this is a great idea and wants to see it succeed.
The Padma, on the other hand, finds parenting difficult. Leela and AJ are trying to be supportive, but they are overwhelmed at work. AJ worries that the Padma might be overwhelmed, but Leela believes that the Padma is fine. He discovers that Padma is not okay when he returns home to find her crying in the darkness.
Cade is pleased her father passed the drug screening and believes she overreacted. Conrad hears her tell Conrad that she made excuses and overlooked his addiction for a long while. She understands why Raja chose to ignore his cancer. Conrad assures her she is not in control of Raja’s actions and that she will eventually have to face them.
Randolph surprises Kitty by returning home early, and he looks amazing. This is great because it means they can finally plan their wedding.
The Episode Review
This episode offered doctors and viewers plenty to reflect on. There are things in our lives we choose not to address or questions that we don’t wish to answer. Raja lost his life in this instance.
After Billie’s and Conrad’s discussion about questions they were afraid to ask, we had to ask our own questions. Conrad is aware that Billie feels for him.
Marco’s quest for immortality and almost death was yet another reminder of how even the best-laid plans can end up costing you.
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