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 to face the worst fates. In the case of Emily VanCamp and her character Nicolette “Nic” Nevin, her time on the show may very well be coming 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 her role on '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.
So, what does this mean for her character? Well, the teaser for Season 5 of The Resident paints a bleak picture of what's going to happen to Emily's character. Although it insinuates that she will, at least in part, take on a role in the upcoming season, it appears that the show's writers have decided to kill her off during that time.
In the 30-second-long trailer, police officers visit her on-screen husband, Conrad Hawkins (Matt Czuchry), and seemingly give him some bad news, which given the history of characters that have been killed off on The Resident, seems to align with that constant.
Furthermore, the first poster revealed for Season 5 shows Conrad with his back turned to the camera bathed in an ominous light, accompanied by the caption, "Healing starts within."
Nic Nevin may be killed off in a car accident.
Although it hasn't been confirmed yet, the Instagram account Deuxmoi says that there's no doubt that Emily is leaving the show. An anonymous source said, "I can 10,000 percent confirm she's leaving The Resident early in the upcoming season, but her character will die in a car accident," according to a post on the page's story.
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.
Emily VanCamp's most recent character development was a pregnancy on the show.
The Resident returned for its fourth season on Jan. 12, 2021, and condensed Chastain Park Memorial Hospital’s response to the COVID-19 crisis into one episode to focus more on the aftermath of the pandemic. As the show fast-forwarded in time, Nic and Conrad made good on their plans to marry and exchanged vows in front of their loved ones.
In the following episode, Jan. 19’s “Mina’s Kangaroo Court,” Nic tells Conrad she’s pregnant, and in the installment after, on Jan. 26’s “The Accidental Patient,” Nic and Conrad confirm her pregnancy with a blood test.
After a series of ups and downs that detailed the difficulties of Nic's pregnancy, she finally gave birth to a daughter during a May 2021 episode of the show.
Although this was a heartwarming moment, it's clear now that writers have different plans for the trajectory of Nic and Conrad's relationship when Season 5 eventually releases. Specifically, one that brings about the end of her tenure on the show.
If you want to catch up on all of the action over the last four seasons, The Resident is available to stream on Hulu.