Emily VanCamp Returning to ‘The Resident’ for Season 5 Finale

A familiar face. Emily VanCamp‘s character on The Resident was killed off last year, but now she’s coming back — and it’s happening soon.

Co-showrunner Peter ElkoffIt was confirmed that RevengeThe 35-year old alum will return to the finale of season 5 on May 17. The producer explained that VanCamp’s character, Nic, will appear in flashbacks to help her husband, Conrad (Matt Czuchry), realize that it’s OK to move on with another woman.

“We started to realize, what would hold a person back? He lost the love of his childhood. The mother of his young daughter,” Elkoff told TVLineTuesday, April 19. “We had to figure out a way to both free him and end that chapter. Emily was really up for the idea of coming back, so we built her story around that idea.”

Emily VanCamp Is Returning to The Resident for the Season 5 Finale After Exiting the Show

Emily VanCamp on ‘The Resident’
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In August 2021, the news broke that the Captain America Civil WarAfter four seasons, star had planned to leave the medical drama. Season 5’s second episode showed that Nic was involved in a serious auto accident. Conrad was left widowed after doctors attempted to save her.

After Nic’s death aired, VanCamp explained that the birth of her daughter was a major reason she decided to step back from the Fox series. Canada native and her husband. Josh Bowman, announced the birth of Iris in August 2021 after keeping VanCamp’s pregnancy under wraps.

“I spent so many years on network television, but then suddenly priorities shifted,” the Everwood alum told DeadlineOctober 2021. “I think there comes a moment in every woman’s life — in every person’s life — where it becomes less about work and more about family, and that’s what happened while I was making the show. Doing that many episodes in a different city and then you add COVID to that, most of us couldn’t see our families for almost a year. It really solidified for me that family is where my heart is at the moment.”

The former Brothers & SistersStar took to Instagram to express gratitude to fans for their support. The ResidentOver the years. “Feeling so much gratitude for the relationships I’ve gained, the stories I’ve had the opportunity to tell and the many lessons I’ve learned from playing Nic Nevin on The Resident,” she wrote at the time. “Thank you to everyone who came on this journey with me and this wonderful character.”

VanCamp’s onscreen husband found out early on that she planned to exit the show. “I was one of the first people she had told, and she said she wanted to start a family,” Czuchry, 44, told TVLineOctober 2021. “I was completely supportive of that and had been, of her, from the beginning.”

The Gilmore GirlsAn alum pointed out that their former TV spouses are still close, despite not working together anymore. “There’s so much respect and love there, and that goes very much into our personal lives,” he explained. “Emily will always be a part of my life.”

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