Spoiler Alert!!– The Resident Season 5 Conrad Gets A New Love Interest.

Conrad Hawkins is about to navigate something messier than any Chastain Park operation: dating after the loss of his wife.


At the end of The inhabitantthe October 19 episode, the Fox drama – spoiler alert for those who haven’t caught up yet! – jumped a little over three years into the future, bypassing the darkest period of Conrad’s grief over his late wife, Nic. And while co-showrunner Peter Elkoff admits it’s been “very tricky” determining when Conrad should move on romantically after the time jump, he confirms the doc won’t be single all season.

“[Conrad and Nic] were such a beloved couple and she was arguably the love of this character’s life,” Elkoff says. “He will get to someone, but not before we get closer to the end of the season.”

And while viewers have already speculated a lot about the identity of Conrad’s next love interest — including theories about Jessica Lucas’ Billie, or the newly cast ER Doctor Cade, to be played by Gotham‘s Kaley Ronayne – Elkoff says Conrad’s love life will be a bit of a gamble for those at home.


“We’ll try to tell stories in a way that moves forward, where the audience will go, ‘It’s going to be her. Wait no! I think it’s going to be. No, wait a minute. I bet it’s going to be her,” teases the EP. “We’re going to try to cut through the episodes with moments of connection and collaboration and emotional moments with different people, where you feel like you’ve seen the beginning of something, and you can be right, or you can be wrong.”

Elkoff previously shared with TVLine that: The inhabitantThe company’s creative team “didn’t want Conrad to be in mourning for an entire television season,” prompting the decision to move forward several years. In the coming episodes, Elkoff said, Matt Czuchry’s character will be in a place “where” [Nic is] still in everyone’s heart and mind, but that he is able to be a very, very happy person in pursuing his life and raising his daughter.”


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