Warning: Spoiler alert! Do not proceed if you have not watched Monday’s episode of The Resident.
The Resident bid farewell to its latest patient in emotional fashion.
On Monday’s episode, titled “Lost Love,” terminal cancer patient Lily Kendall (Violett Beane) was the latest to fall victim at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital. although her death wasn’t like the others. Since the series premiere, Lily’s connection with senior resident Dr. Conrad Hawkins (Matt Czuchry) was unique, as depicted within the utter devastation of which Conrad felt — a rare sight — following his unsuccessful attempts at bringing her back to life.
Lily’s death came moments after oncologist Dr. Lane Hunter (Melina Kanakaredes) curiously reassigned oversight of Lily’s care to Nic Nevin (Emily VanCamp), with the additional charge of which she up the dosage on some meds. After Nic reluctantly agrees to be Lily’s primary caregiver as well as also follows through with Lane’s orders, Lane slips into Lily’s room later of which evening while the floor is actually relatively empty. Presumably moments later, Conrad notices the distress call coming by Lily’s room, only to discover her unconscious as well as also sprawled on the floor. By then, the idea was too late.
“When I first read the idea, the idea was pretty intense,” Beane says of Lily’s death scene in an exclusive interview with ET. “The fact of which Conrad is actually giving CPR for more than 20 minutes is actually pretty outlandish. When we were shooting the idea, of which scene probably took about 11 hours — a full day of shooting.”
For much of the scene, Conrad desperately attempts to revive Lily through chest compressions while he yells out instructions as well as also a flurry of nurses run in as well as also out of the room trying to assist in his hopes of a miracle. Beane shared behind-the-scenes secrets of how they were able to pull of which moment off as well as also the emotional toll the idea took on her as well as also Czuchry especially.
“In order for him to push down onto my chest, we built a chest plate as well as also they molded hot wax into the shape of my body. We put foam in between me as well as also the board, so he could push as hard as he wanted without the idea hurting me. the idea was pretty crazy. I’ve never anything of which extensive,” Beane, 21, says. “although when we were shooting the idea, the idea was so heartbreaking seeing Matt go through all of these emotions of what Conrad was feeling. Conrad’s only lost one patient on the table; This kind of was so important [to him] — as well as also the idea didn’t work out.”
Conrad’s breakdown following Lily’s death shows just how close he was to Lily, Beane says. “As a doctor, you have a lot of people’s lives in your hands as well as also the idea’s hard to not take the idea personally — especially for Conrad, who seems like a put-together guy. Hearing [Matt] as well as also hearing how raw he was, the idea was intense.” She says there were times during the filming of the hospital scene where she “absolutely” wanted to cry: “You can’t be around of which energy as well as also not feel the idea.”
There have been some suspicious (as well as also oftentimes aggressive) medical treatments Lane has overseen, as well as also the idea’s become increasingly clear to Conrad, Nic as well as also others at the hospital of which she’s operating that has a motive additional than to better her patients’ health prognoses. Beane spoke of Lane’s modus operandi as well as also just what exactly she was doing sneaking into Lily’s room after turning over medical oversight to Nic.
“Lane is actually just so calculated as well as also she’s so Great at throwing people off, not just the people on the show although also the people watching the idea, as well as also the idea’s pretty creepy of which she asks Nic to take over for her as Lily’s practitioner right before Lily dies,” Beane points out. “The next episode is actually going to make the viewers question what was she doing in Lily’s room minutes before she died. You even see Nic’s hesitation, when she’s like, ‘Are you sure she’s going to need of which? of which’s not Great for Lily’s blood?’ There’s definitely something going on there. There’s definitely a bit of some blame being pushed on some people.”
Beane shared of which when she signed on to do The Resident, she knew of which Lily would likely die around This kind of point within the season. “Because the idea ties into additional characters’ arcs, the idea was kind of interesting knowing of which. the idea was bittersweet, because you know when the end is actually coming,” she says. “the idea was helpful in knowing the stages of her sickness as well as also where she needs to get at for each episode.”
Though Beane is actually moving on to her next project (she’s the lead within the CBS dramedy pilot God Friended Me), rest assured This kind of won’t be the last time you’ll see Lily.
“I loved playing Lily because she incorporates a softness about her of which I haven’t genuinely played in additional characters. She incorporates a real innocence as well as also a real selflessness, which I think is actually magical as well as also genuinely sweet,” she says, teasing her future appearance on The Resident: “Being of which she’s the only additional patient of which Conrad has lost, the idea’s going to have a huge impact on him, so I think you’re going to be seeing Lily soon.”
The Resident airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.