Fox Med Drama: Saving Cop’s Life Means Giving ‘Chance to Destroy a Few More Brothers’

Tuesday’s episode of The ResidentFox has returned to Black Lives Matter, the trope where a racist cop pulled his gun on innocent black people.

In the episode titled “Now What?,” a white cop pulls over Dr. AJ “This is the Raptor” Austin (Malcolm-Jamal Warner) while he’s driving in the car with a young black man he is mentoring named Trevor. The Trevor’s cardiothoracic surgeon attempts to calm him down, but the situation spirals as Trevor starts talking back to the officer and then walks towards him. What’s the twist? The twist? A scooter appears out of nowhere, and it hits the police officer as he points his gun at the men.

Austin: Put that back.

Trevor: Is that a joke? Let’s record the events.

Austin: Trevor listen to me. Hold on. This is the way it will go. Only speak to those you are speaking with. It’s only “Yes, sir” or “No, sir,” and keep your hands in plain sight at all times. It is not an order. Good morning, officer. 

Officer: Sir. Are you aware of the fact that your right rear taillight is off? 

Austin: Yes, sir. Sorry, Officer. The part was ordered from Germany. You should receive it tomorrow. You know, it’s kind of hard to track down European vintage car parts locally. 

Officer, Please Register and Get a License

Austin: Yes. 

Officer: And then I’m gonna need you both to step out of the car, gentlemen. 

Austin: Simple, easy and all right. It’s simple. 

Officer: Please keep your hands where I can view them, Gentlemen. 

Trevor: OMG, how I can’t wait to see your pasty ass! He does what he is paid to do.

Austin: Hey, Trevor, chill. 

Officer: Was that you? 

Trevor: You see two Black men driving in a car. That’s just a bit too good, it has to be stolen. Or, we need to do something illegal. 

Austin: Trevor is easy. Trevor…

Trevor: When you have cleaned the plates you will instantly remember you are in good shape. the description of a wanted Black man wearing a shirt and pants, between five-one and six-eight.

Officer: It might be a good idea to relax, my son.

Trevor: No, my son is not mine.

Officer: Father, get in touch with that car. 

Trevor: You can’t call me “Son” anymore.

Officer, get your hands on this car! 

Austin: Trevor, back up! (Tires screech). Call 911. 

Austin saves the officer and takes him to the hospital.

At the hospital, Dr. Austin explains, “Officer Winnaker pulled us over and out of the car for driving-while-black, then he pulled his gun out and he got hit by the scooter.” He insists he is ok to continue working on him, “I saved the guy’s life once already. I am not gonna lower my batting average to .500, patient’s bad intentions notwithstanding.” 

Trevor is left to wonder why Trevor saved the cop from surgery.

Trevor: Trevor! Umm, Trevor?

Austin: MM. I counted three.

Trevor: Right, right. So, um, Why would you do more than what is expected? and give this guy the chance to destroy a few more brothers down the road? 

Austin Do the best you can. Be better in the face ignorance My excellence is the greatest revenge. 

Trevor: You think that this man is going to change the world? A Black doctor saved his life thanks to his “Excellence” That’s just naive. 

Austin: Hold up! Slow down your rolling. This is not about Sherlock, the cop. It is about me. Saint or sinner, they all get treated the same underneath my knife. In the sanctity of my or, there is no place for moral relativism. When the world around me is irredeemable, I am a righteous man. How do you envision yourself as a man?

Dr. Austin has the right attitude and conducts himself with the utmost professionalism, but the entire episode buys into the BLM assumption that all cops are “irredeemable” racists with “bad intentions” looking to “destroy a few more brothers” for “driving-while-black.” Just one more episode to add to the BLM pile.

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