Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers for Seasons 4 and 5 of The Resident.
When it comes to The Resident, the stakes are always life or death. With so much going on, fans are always worried something is going to happen to their favorite characters. Other medical dramas like Grey's Anatomy have shown that the doctors seem have the worst fates. In the case of Emily VanCamp, and her character Nicolette “Nic” Nevin, her time on the show has finally come to an end.
Although Emily’s character was at the forefront of a major Season 4 storyline, it seems as though her tenure on the hit show won't go on for as long as some fans might've hoped. Read on to learn more about Nic’s past — and future — on the Fox medical drama.
Emily VanCamp is officially leaving 'The Resident.'
Although Emily's character was one of the core focuses during Season 4 of The Resident, her time on the show is coming to an end, per Deadline. According to the publication, Emily asked to be released from her contract around the end of the season, ahead of the reveal of her pregnancy.
Nic's journey on The Resident officially came to an end when it was revealed her character had been in a car accident. Nic was absent from the first two episodes of the show because she was on a wellness retreat (after a traumatic pregnancy, who could blame her?) She texted her on-screen husband Conrad Hawkins (Matt Czuchry) that she was "almost home" with no follow-up.
In Episode 3, Conrad opens his door to find two police officers waiting with bad news. Nic's injuries were too serious to treat, but she would save lives even in death through organ donation. Hints that Emily's character was going to be killed off had been swirling around the internet for months, even making an appearance on infamous gossip site Deux Moi.
Emily VanCamp is one of the original stars of ‘The Resident.’
In March 2017, Emily — an alum of the TV shows Everwood, Brothers & Sisters, and Revenge, as well as the Captain America films — signed on the dotted line to play Nicolette “Nic” Nevin in the pilot for The Resident. At the time, Deadline described the role as the “female lead” and the “on-again-off-again romantic fling” of Matt Czuchry’s character, Conrad Hawkins.
The actress later told Deadline that she had taken time off after Revenge and wasn’t loving the scripts she was getting until she got the pilot script for The Resident. “I loved the pilot and thought it was relevant to what’s happening today. I get to be a champion for all nurses who are so undervalued, underpaid, and who do most of the work,” she said.
The show premiered in January 2018 with 8.65 million viewers watching, and Emily and Matt have starred in every episode since then, alongside Manish Dayal (The Hundred Foot Journey) as Devon Pravesh, Shaunette Renée Wilson (Black Panther) as Mina Okafor, and Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek) as Randolph Bell.
While fans are devastated at Emily's exit, she likely won't be out of the TV world for long — just long enough to take care of her newborn daughter!
If you want to catch up on all of the action over the last four seasons, The Resident is available to stream on Hulu.