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Is Dr Randolph Bell Leaving The Resident? Spoilers Ahead

By Lasta Bajracharya | December 1, 2022 01:25 AM

The Main Cast of The Resident
The Main Cast of The Resident( Source : fox )

Dr. Randolph Bell played by Bruce Greenwood in The Resident is leaving the show as his MS diagnosis becomes severe.

Spoilers ahead if you haven't watched episode 9 of Season 6.

The Resident is a TV series based on a medical drama that was released on January 21, 2018, as a mid-season replacement on Fox. 

The series is based on the book written by Marty Makary, Unaccountable, which focuses on the lives as well as the duties of the staff members of Chastain Park Memorial Hospital and the bureaucratic practices of the hospital industry. 

It was created by Amy Holden Jones, Roshan Sethi, and Hayley Schore. Later, it was purchased by Fox from Showtime in 2017. Fox ordered the series to be a 14-episode season order. The series has a total of six seasons with a hundred and four episodes. In May 2022, the series was renewed for a sixth season that premiered on September 20, 2022. 

The executive producers are Amy Holden Jones, Todd Harthan, David Boorstein, Antione Fuqua, Phillip Noyce, and Oly Obst. The main cast of the series is Matt Czuchry as Conrad Hawkins, Emily VanCamp as Nicolette Nevin, Manish Dayal as Devon Pravesh, Shaunette Renee Wilson as Mina Okafor, Bruce Greenwood as Randolph Bell, Jane Leeves as Kitt Voss, Jessica Lucas as Billie Sutton, and many more.

Is Dr Bell Leaving The Resident?

Dr. Randolph Bell aka Bruce Greenwood is leaving the city and moving to Minnesota in The Resident latest episode. 

Randolph Bell started his journey as a Chief of Surgery and was later promoted to CEO at the Chastain Park Memorial Hospital. In Season Three he was demoted from both positions by Red Rock and started his own talk show, Ring the Bell. Later, he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in season five. 

There have been rumors that he is leaving The Resident based on the emotional ride of his life, he is constantly battling with his multiple sclerosis. Even after Dr. Kit Voss and he got together, the happiness did not last as there was a new villain. His nemesis is threatening his position at the hospital. 

Bruce Greenwood playing the role of Dr. Bell in The Resident
Bruce Greenwood playing the role of Dr. Bell in The Resident ( Source : distractify )

As he struggles to stay in good health, he is situated in various situations. After the newly elected governor, Betz plans to reallocate the city funds from medicine to crime the changes end up tough on the patients and the staff. Bell accuses the governor of engaging in medicare fraud which makes each other enemies and Betz vows to destroy him in every way possible. 

He sends a spy to surgery with him, and when he loses the patient due to surgery complications he blames him and the spy uses the opportunity to lie. Bell gets court papers sent by the governor. The surgical scrub lies that his MS symptoms occurred during the surgery. With the governor constantly targeting him there are rumors and gossip that he will be leaving The Resident. 

In season 5 of the series, there was gossip that he would leave the show because of his diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. As there is no cure for the disease there were speculations of Bell leaving The Resident. He talked to Conrad and told him that he wanted to figure out what he was going through on his own and wanted to make a better decision and who to tell and how to go about telling the truth. The rumors turned out to be false that he would be leaving the series in season five. However, the rumor of season six is yet to be confirmed. 

Dr Randolph Bell MS Diagnosis and Malpractice Lawsuit

Dr. Bell Randolph was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in the fifth season of The Resident. 

In the beginning, he had slight symptoms that he was not well. After some time the symptoms were more frequent and serious. With the series of hand tremors and blurry vision, he decided to take some tests to find out what was wrong with him. Conrad was very concerned about the test results. He got the confirmation that he indeed that MS. Bell's first instinct was to leave the hospital for good and end his long medical career. 

Bruce as Dr. Randolph Bell in The Resident
Bruce as Dr. Randolph Bell in The Resident ( Source : distractify )

After he was diagnosed, he tried to push away his girlfriend, Dr. Kit Voss, the CEO of the hospital but she refuses to let him go and states that they will face everything together because he was the love of her life. With his stepson Jake, they look for different treatment options. 

He is just starting to see what to do after he got his diagnosis and how to proceed further. While talking to Conrad he says that he wants to figure out what he going through on his own and then maybe he could make a better decision on who to tell and how to them about his situation. 

With the encouragement of Kit and his stepson Jake, he is ready to face his diagnosis and does not leave the hospital. 

In Season Six of the series, he again went through some troubles with governor Betz. When the governor planned to relocate the funds and shift them away from medicine and into crime, Bell got angry and accused him of being involved in Medicare fraud. He decided to focus all his attention and effort on defeating Dr. Bell after he had embarrassed him and challenged him.

He may be destroyed after there is a lawsuit against him starting that his MS symptoms had flared up which caused complications to a patient. Even though the death of the patient was not his fault, he blamed himself and the spy of the governor took this as an opportunity to lie about what happened in the surgery.

He was given the papers from the court and the spy is also deposed. The spy surgical scrub tech lied that he saw Bell's multiple sclerosis flare up during the surgery. 

Dr Bell The Resident Actor Bruce Greenwood

Stuart Bruce Greenwood, known as Bruce in the entertainment industry plays the role of Dr. Randolph Bell in the Fox TV series, The Resident.

He is a part of the main cast of the series and has been there since the first season in 2018. At the beginning of the show, he was the Chief of Surgery at the Chastain Park Memorial Hospital. Later in the season, he was promoted to CEO of the hospital. He was demoted by Red Rock in season three from both positions and he starts his own talk show, Ring the Bell. 

He decides to go back to the hospital and he finds himself having hand tremors and blurry visions. After the symptoms got frequent, he decided to run some tests and found out that he had multiple sclerosis. In the series, his romantic partner is Dr. Kitt Voss, the new CEO of Chastain, and he has a stepson named Jake Wong. 

Other than his role in the series The Resident, the 66-year-old actor is known for his role in Thirteen Days as President John F. Kennedy and has won the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor for the movie. He has worked in various TV series and movies throughout the years such as Mad Men, St. Elsewhere, John from Cincinnati, The Golden Circle, Hollywood Homicide, The Post, and many more. The actor has been working in the entertainment industry for more than forty years. 

Dr. Bell talking to Dr. Franklin regarding a drug in The Resident
Dr. Bell talking to Dr. Franklin regarding a drug in The Resident ( Source : imdb )