A stunning exit. When Emily VanCamp left The Resident forward of the Fox medical drama’s fifth season, it was an enormous shock to followers. However, main man Matt Czuchry, nonetheless, knew all alongside what was coming.
“I actually knew a while ago. I was one of the first people she had told, and she said she wanted to start a family,” Czurchry, 44, advised TVLine after the Tuesday, October 5, episode aired. “I was completely supportive of that and had been, of her, from the beginning, in terms of our partnership and relationship on the show and also as friends.”
The Resident‘s fourth season ended with VanCamp’s Nic Nevin welcoming daughter Gigi with husband Conrad Hawkins (Czuchry) — and didn’t seem to depart the characters in any hazard. Season 5, which began in September, picked up 9 months later with Nic taking a spa journey, leaving Conrad and Gigi alone for lower than two days.
The dad survived his first solo evening together with his daughter, however he began to get nervous when Nic was late to return again residence in episode 2. The second hour of the season ended with the police at his doorstep to disclose that his spouse was in an accident. Nic formally died attributable to her accidents in episode 3.
The sudden demise left the viewers heartbroken, particularly since they believed Conrad and Nic have been endgame. However, the writers didn’t all the time intend for Nic to satisfy an premature finish. Ultimately, it was VanCamp’s determination to depart The Resident.
While Nic was pregnant onscreen, VanCamp, 35, was — unbeknownst to viewers on the time — additionally anticipating her first youngster with husband Josh Bowman. The Everwood alum stored her being pregnant quiet till asserting the beginning of her daughter, Iris, in August.
Shortly after the child’s arrival, it was reported that VanCamp was leaving the medical drama.
“It’s such a bittersweet moment for me,” VanCamp advised Deadline after Nic’s demise aired on Tuesday. “I loved doing The Resident so much for the four years I was on it. Oftentimes you hear about someone exiting a show because something bad had happened or there was some bad blood. But in this case, it’s the exact opposite. There’s nothing but love and respect between all of us and this decision was not an easy one for anybody but it was the right one for me, personally. I’m grateful that I was met with understanding and compassion.”
The actress even added that she is “absolutely” prepared to return again for a cameo or flashback scene. Though a double was used to play her physique within the hospital in episode 3, VanCamp lent her voice to the present for Nic’s remaining cellphone name with Conrad. Another look isn’t out of the question.
“Never say never,” she teased.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, VanCamp revealed she really was imagined to be within the first couple episodes of The Resident season 5, however she needed to again out attributable to “personal reasons.”
She continued, “It was a huge shame because I wanted to and that was the plan all along, so the timing of everything was quite unfortunate. But I’m really so amazed at what they were able to do and grateful that they were able to pull it off as well. Those conversations happened, and of course, I would’ve loved to have gone back but life happened.”
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