On National Nurses' Day, Chastain's nurses are severely understaffed and overworked, leaving them all feeling exhausted and under-appreciated. Cain performs a dangerous surgery on a new patient he won in a game of poker. Meanwhile, Conrad discovers that his father has been administered the same drug that he fears played a role in Jessie's death. The Raptor comes face-to-face with his birth mother for the first time and Irving attempts to take the next step in his relationship with Jessica.
Season 3 Episode 6 of The Resident was watched by 3,670,000 viewers, resulting in a 0.70 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
Conrad Hawkins is one of Chastain Park Memorial Hospital's best doctors. Charming and arrogant, Conrad likes to take an unconventional approach whenever possible and believes it's his personal duty to shatter the romantic illusions of the first-year residents. Dr. Devon Pravesh is an innocent idealist who leans on his finely tuned moral compass, but with Conrad's help, he begins to realize that the practice of medicine is a business, like any other, with less-than-angelic patients and fallible doctors. Lives may be saved or lost, but expectations will always be shattered.