In this episode, it was hard to say goodbye to Emily VanCamp on Tuesday night, as her character Nic Nevin suffered a serious injury on The Resident. Conrad was hoping that somehow she would survive.
Nick was brainless, conrad He was at his vulnerable moment. One patient’s wife assured him that “you have to carry Nick inside you now, for you and your daughter.” After Nic’s death, Conrad was now a single father. Eight transplant patients received Nic’s organs.
Executive producer Andrew Chapman said: “We had a feeling that Emily VanCamp was going to leave the show at the end of the last season, but we weren’t entirely sure. And then at the beginning of this season, we found out that she was and she wasn’t available to be in episodes 1 and 2. And so we had a fight, but we had a feeling this was going to happen. We just debated in the writers room at length, over the course of many weeks, about the best way to honor the character, the best way to give Nic Nevin a sendoff that honored the character but also felt realistic and with the feet on the ground. That was something that seemed like it could happen, and it wasn’t easy. It was difficult.”
Andrew Chapman on Emily VanCamp’s character Nic Nevin?
There was no other way to kill a character as good as Nic, as fans denied killing her. In addition, she had good relations with her husband and her family. This was the correct way she could have left the show.
Nic’s death was heroic because his organs were donated, what was the approach to making sure that Nic’s death leaves behind significant meaning?
We decided to make it as realistic as possible, plus we had four doctors as writers, two consultants who were doctors. We take this scene very seriously to keep it medically sound. We talked about how to call someone brain dead. There were so many discussions going on, on zoom calls with doctors and setting the scene for what it could look like. We talk about what to do with organs after someone dies, what is life and what is not. How can someone die heroically? We all discuss how can we show someone dead? How does it work? This was all emotional when this scene was happening, that was real. Our doctors guided us.