The Resident has ended on a heartbreaking note for Nothing Nevin, played by Emily VanCamp.
Fans had watched the episode before where, upon returning home from a retreat, Nic was involved in a car accident.
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It was revealed that Nic passed away from her injuries sustained by the car accident. The accident had actually left her brain-dead, and her husband, Conrad (Matt Czuchry) was in denial about it.
After putting her in a medically induced coma, the trauma Nic suffered was unsurvivable.
Following her passing, several of her organs were donated, and she even made a trachea transplant possible for a patient suffering from long-term COVID effects.
Matt, speaking to TV Line, opened up about Emily‘s departure from the series.
“I was one of the first people she had told, and she said she wanted to start a family,” Matt shared of Emily‘s conversation with him. “I was completely supportive of that and had been, of her, from the beginning, in terms of our partnership and relationship on the show and also as friends.”
He added, “We had long conversations about it, multiple conversations, and they were all healthy and positive and supportive. We had many conversations at the beginning of this season, too. There’s so much respect and love there, and that goes very much into our personal lives. Emily will always be a part of my life.”
He also addressed why the choice was made for Nic to die rather than just transfer to another hospital.
“Having the Conrad and Nic relationship come to a full conclusion was essential. You couldn’t have the audience, in my opinion, ever thinking that Conrad and Nic can get back together,” he shared. “I think we’ve given the audience everything they could ever want from the Conrad and Nic relationship.”
Matt continued, “We saw them go through things with patients, we saw them when Nic’s sister passed away, we saw them get married and have a child. I feel we’ve given everything to the audience in terms of exploring that, and again, now culminating in this exit that is both guttural and beautiful at the same time, a celebration of someone’s life.”
“It needed to be that way because we couldn’t have the audience wishing or hoping that there was something out there that could happen between Conrad and Nic, because that doesn’t allow the characters to grow and change.”
He added, “I hope the audience was, number one, fulfilled by the 70-plus episodes of that relationship that we were able to give, but at the same time, I hope they feel the grief and the sadness and the frustration and the disbelief that happens in Episode 3, because that’s what Conrad is going through. He is the eyes of the audience, so I hope they feel all that.”
The Resident airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on Fox.