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‘The Resident’ 2×09: Best and worst characters from “The Dance”

The Resident 2×09, “The Dance”, Aired Monday, November 26, 2018.

It feels like it was just September last week. Yet, somehow we have already made it to The Resident‘s fall finale. Don’t ask me where the time went, I’m just as clueless.

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Monday’s episode was full of drama and surprises. The Resident 2×09 did not disappoint and definitely kept us on our toes. Now, which character made it to the top and which desperately flunked? Let’s discuss.

The best character(s): Conrad and Marshall

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Y’all. This was so necessary. Conrad and Marshall have always had a rift between them. But, for the first time in probably a decade, the two had a heart-to-heart. It melted our hearts.

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As with many children, Conrad understood his parent’s dynamic very differently from what it truly was. Marshall didn’t abandon Conrad’s mother, she left. Marshall, also, never laid a hand on her.

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Honestly, it seems like Marshall made some dumb mistakes that ended up affecting his whole life. He came clean about his shortcomings and Conrad actually listened.

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I’m very thankful to the writers for giving Conrad the chance to have that moment with his dad and for letting him say “I love you.” Conrad brought Marshall and viewers to tears.

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We don’t know if Marshall survived surgery or if Conrad will make it to Chastain in time. But, at least they said what needed to be said.

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Plus, for the Winthrop boys, that’s as good as any goodbye. Oh, and it was all courtesy of Nic. She inspires Conrad to be a better person and I am here for it. CoNic forever.

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The worst character: Gordon aka QuoVadis’ CEO

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The Resident 2×09 solidified that Gordon is a complete dick. He is knowingly selling products manufactured in China to line his pockets and endangering the lives of hundreds of people.

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But, what really makes him a monster and what gave him the worst character title, was his reaction to Julian. He has lied to her, he has misled her, and he has used her. He is actively hurting people and she did the right thing.

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Gordon is in the wrong, and yet, he had the audacity to say that she betrayed him? Bull fudging shit, y’all. That is some entitlement and privilege I cannot even begin to unlock, let alone explain.

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No siree bob. Gordon, you need to take a seat and get over yourself. Money isn’t everything and Julian proved that. Her moral compass is nice and shiny while Gordon threw his into a vat of acid.

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Julian alerted the FDA, but an FDA big wig ratted her out. Honestly, Julian should’ve been more careful and looked at who QuoVadis’ stakeholders are. Conrad mentioned a lot of the FDA members and industry CEOs were in cahoots.

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Then again, Julian didn’t have that kind of time. People’s lives are at stake, especially, Henry’s.

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Gordon cornered Julian, took her company phone, and made her feel like she could disappear and continue to live. Then, he sent his goons after her and Julian’s Mini Cooper went flying into a lake.

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Ugh, this cliffhanger really stings. Devon just realized he loves Julian and now she might not even live to find out.

Honorable mentions

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Devon’s mom was neck and neck with Marshall and Conrad. She had me in tears. Indian parents are tough, but the Indian community is tougher. To cancel a marriage on the day of is social suicide. So, her letting Devon know it was okay to leave was literally everything.

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Devon also made it near the top of the list because it took strength and bravery to not only tell your bride the wedding is off, but also a ballroom full of people.

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“The Dance” caught us off guard and has us wishing for a time machine to skip to January.

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Do you think Julian will survive the crash? Is Marshall done for? Also, why does Bell always fall in with the wrong crowd and why is it always entitled murderers?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or on Twitter, @Pure_Fandom and @SuryaCherian!

The Resident returns Monday, January 14, 2019 on FOX.

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Surya Cherian

An FSU alumna, Surya can be found in her home probably reading a book in soft lighting as classical music plays, wine always at hand. Indian and Catholic, she’s always been a conundrum but her sister says “she’s alright.” Television has always been an interest and her second home is Dallas, Texas.

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