Episode 5 of The Resident season 4 paid touching tribute to legendary cinematographer, Michael Chapman, but what were his links to the series?

Like many TV shows in recent months, The Resident was late in returning for its most recent instalment but season 4 has proven to be enthralling viewing.

Episode 5, titled Home Before Dark, was packed with plenty of twists and turns for the staff at Chastain and the hospital itself.

However, one of the episode’s biggest talking points was its touching tribute to Michael Chapman.

The Resident season 4 on Fox

Thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, season 4 of The Resident began on January 12th, 2021, several months after the start of the 2020/21 TV season.

The new season continues the enthralling story of Chastain Park Memorial Hospital and its staff who have been put under increasing strain as the future of the hospital has been in doubt.

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In episode 5, however, things took an even more dramatic turn, most notably for Nic (Emily VanCamp), as she was stabbed in the opening moments of the episode, just a few weeks after it was confirmed that she’s expecting.


Episode 5 pays tribute to Michael

Episode 5 of The Resident season 4 paid a touching tribute to Michael Chapman.

A renowned cinematographer, Michael Chapman was the father of The Resident’s writer and producer, Andrew Chapman.

Since the show began airing in 2018, Andrew Chapman has produced 60 episodes of the series and has written 12 episodes.

Episode 5, Home Before Dark, is the first episode of season 4 that Andrew Chapman is credited with writing hence why the tribute came in this episode.


Michael Chapman: Films and TV

Born on November 21st, 1935, Michael Chapman earned his first film credit in 1965 when he worked as an assistant camera operator on the film Who Killed Teddy Bear?

Following on from this, Michael Chapman’s career went from strength to strength and after working as a camera operator in 1975’s Jaws, he worked as the cinematographer/director of photography on some of Hollywood’s biggest films.

According to IMDb, Michael Chapman has 46 cinematographer credits to his name, the most prominent of which include Taxi Driver, The Wanderers, Raging Bull, The Fugitive, Rising Sun, Ghostbusters II and Space Jam.

Michael Chapman passed away from heart failure on September 20th, 2020 at the age of 84.

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