Watch: The Good Doctor (Season 1, Episode 1 - Burnt Food)
The Plot: Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and Savant syndrome, is recruited into the surgical unit of a prestigious hospital.
Stars: Freddie Highmore, Nicholas Gonzalez, Antonia Thomas
Director: David Shore
The president of San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital pleads his case to the reluctant board of directors to allow a young doctor with savant syndrome and autism onto their surgical staff. When prejudices about his autism force Shaun to sit on the sidelines at St. Bonaventure, a colleague doesn't hesitate to claim credit for his ideas. Meanwhile, Dr. Murphy is relentless in saving a young girl's life. Claire is learning to communicate with Shaun as they race to the hospital with a donated organ and perform surgery on the organ while on a freeway ramp. But the recipient winds up losing his entitlement to the kidney. Dr. Neil Melendez and the team have to wade through legal waters when a husband and wife have to make a life-changing decision about their unborn child. Meanwhile, Dr. Shaun Murphy struggles to adjust to his new environment at home and makes a huge step forward with his colleagues. At St. Bonaventure Hospital, Dr. Shaun Murphy encounters a young patient who looks eerily similar to his deceased brother, Steve. After discovering that the patient's parents have hidden his diagnosis from him, Shaun struggles to understand why the patient doesn't deserve to hear the truth about his own health. Meanwhile, the team can't figure out what keeps triggering their patients' increasingly severe allergic reactions and races to find the cause before another patient dies. An experimental procedure is devised to save a young groom. Jared tries to connect with a patient. Shaun has to confront prejudice from an unlikely source when he takes on the case of a patient with autism, and Dr. Kalu has to learn to accept his limitations as a surgeon. Chest tumor, ruptured Fallopian tube and childhood vaccinations. Shaun proves Dr. Glassman is indeed losing his memory. Claire is back with Dr. Melendez. Lea is out to drink with friends. A robbery at a convenience store, an unforgettable first date and a cold blooded surgeon. A Nazi shooter, attitudes and apologies. Members of the hospital's surgical team are initially impressed with a charming young doctor, but his true character puts one of them in an awkward position at work. Meanwhile, Dr. Glassman feels Dr. Shaun Murphy needs a little more support with his personal life and suggests he meet with a therapist. However, Shaun is determined to show him that he can do it on his own. Dr. Marcus Andrews enlists Dr. Neil Melendez on a very sensitive kidney transplant between a pair of twins; Dr. Shaun Murphy decides to take an impromptu trip with his friend Lea and leave his problems behind. The twins suffer complications from their surgery forcing the team at San Jose Boneventure Hospital to make a life-changing decision. Meanwhile, Dr. Shaun Murphy returns to the hospital after his trip with Lea and decides he needs a more permanent change and gives Dr. Aaron Glassman his two weeks' notice. Dr. Shaun Murphy suspects his patient is lying about the reason for her injury and makes a controversial assumption about her motives. Meanwhile, Dr. Neil Melendez's personal life could be affecting his work and, ultimately, his patients lives. Dr. Lim proposes a plan to encourage healthy competition between the residents. Dr. Melendez along with Dr. Brown and Dr. Resnick treat a father of twin girls who has appendicitis but complications occur when his the doctors discover he's taken too much extra medication. Morgan and Claire get to know each other's differences and develop a rivalry Dr. Lim along with Dr. Murphy and Dr. Kalu treat a young girl who has testicular cancer who is biologically male but identifies as female. A teenage patient hopes the surgical team can free her from a life of confinement at home; a young patient's perfectly matched organ donor is causing a moral dilemma for the parents and the patient. When the team treats a patient who has to decide about getting a dangerous surgery that could change his life, the man asks Dr. Murphy what he would do. Dr. Shaun Murphy questions the need for an elective surgery that will allow his young patient to smile for the first time. Meanwhile, Dr. Claire Brown and Dr. Morgan Reznick discover that their patient lied about her identity. The team needs to quickly discover the truth behind a young college student's unexplained injuries before his condition worsens; after losing a prized possession, Shaun's distraction during a surgical procedure may risk more than his job. Shaun's proposed treatment for a homeless patient puts him and Jared in Andrews' crosshairs. Meanwhile, Claire tries to overcome Melendez' reluctance to do a risky heart operation while Glassman must overcome his personal feelings about his oncologist, Dr. Marina Blaize, and face a difficult decision about his health. As Shaun pushes back against Dr. Melendez in order to treat a gravely ill hospital janitor and deal with the return of Lea, Dr. Lim risks a lawsuit and her career to help a teenage girl repair the damage caused by an archaic custom. Meanwhile, Dr. Glassman exercises demanding oversight with Dr. Blaize in choosing a doctor for his brain surgery. Glassman is recovering from a surgery; Tensions rise in Dr. Melendez's OR; Shaun and Morgan need to get through a surprise 36 hour shift at the ER. Shaun recalls his own past to help an intellectually disabled teenager, while Claire is put between an injured teenage rock climber and her worried parents. Meanwhile, Glassman's post-op hallucinations force him to confront a personal tragedy. When a patient suffering from anorexia can't gain the necessary weight needed to survive heart surgery, Claire suggests they perform an experimental surgery which Melendez strongly opposes. Shaun worries Glassman's refusal to walk the hospital floor will keep him from being discharged and tries to persuade him to ambulate. Meanwhile, Shaun and Lea change the terms of their current relationship. Morgan and Shaun's indecision on how to treat a young violinist who visits the ER with an infected finger could affect her future in more ways than one. Meanwhile, Lim, Claire and Park can't figure out if their young patient is really ill or looking for attention. Shaun and Morgan try to treat a man with the help of his brother. Claire asks Dr Melendez for help to treat her friend who's dying from cancer. Dr Glassman continues on his road to recovery. Chest tumor, ruptured Fallopian tube and childhood vaccinations. Shaun proves Dr. Glassman is indeed losing his memory. Claire is back with Dr. Melendez. Lea is out to drink with friends. Shaun learns to drive, Dr. Melendez and Dr. Lim are about to see who becomes the head of Surgery, Shaun tries his hand on being empathetic and most important, shocker for Dr. Reznick and Dr.Claire. Dr. Murphy and Dr. Lim treat two patients who collapse at the airport and whose symptoms point to an airborne infection causing the hospital to go under quarantine. Dr. Murphy feels overwhelmed by the chaos and noise. Dr. Reznick tries to keep her patients alive and Dr. Lim fights for her life. The staff tries to return to normal after the quarantine. As Dr. Lim recovers from the virus, she and Dr. Melendez must navigate through their new relationship. Dr. Murphy and Dr. Glassman try to relax and recover from their ordeals. Dr. Murphy, Dr. Reznik and Dr. Kim treat a woman who has autism and a delicate brain condition; Lea and Shaun work to figure out their friendship and roommate status. Dr. Andrews tries to convince a grieving mother to donate her teenage daughters face to another young girl whose face was horribly disfigured in an accident. Shaun spends a vacation day with Dr. Glassman and they end up on a road trip. The new chief of surgery questions whether to keep Shaun after his blunt honesty with a mother of a critically ill infant. The new chief of surgery, Dr. Jackson Han, believes Dr. Shaun Murphy is a liability more than an asset and works to keep him out of the operating room permanently. Dr. Murphy is desperate to join the team on a dangerous procedure involving a tumor removal. However, having been removed from the surgery team by Dr. Han, Shaun must use his talents to help figure out the cause of an infant's injuries. As a barroom fight sends Dr. Shaun Murphy to seek treatment at St. Bonaventure's, Dr. Alex Park and Dr. Audrey Lim disagree over an elderly woman's post-operative symptoms. Shaun feels his first date with Carly is a disaster. A new bride's life is endangered when Shaun proposes a radical surgery. Dr. Morgan and Dr. Park compete for the chance to lead the operation on an elderly patient. Dr. Marcus Andrews vows to help a good Samaritan who was injured while stopping a sexual assault; Dr. Audrey Lim faces a difficult decision when a young patient's parents suspect that Dr. Neil Melendez made a mistake. Dr. Claire Browne faces complications at home and work as she prepares to lead her first surgery; the staff must treat a fisherman's injuries without damaging his prize catch. A conspiracy theorist questions Dr. Neil Melendez; Dr. Claire Brown treats a woman whose inability to feel pain is threatening both her marriage and her life; Dr. Shaun Murphy and Dr. Aaron Glassman each face crises in their romantic relationships. Dr. Andrews questions whether Shaun is really ready for his first surgery; Dr. Brown and Dr. Reznick have a patient whose diagnosis has them doubting his story. While performing his first solo surgery, Dr. Shaun Murphy alienates a
nurse, which puts his residency in jeopardy. Also, Dr. Neil Melendez
disagrees with Dr. Audrey Lim on a risky surgery, and Dr. Claire Brown
spirals into self-destructive behaviors, causing negative ramifications
in the workplace. Dr. Shaun Murphy's unique ability to relate to a patient isolated by an immune deficiency yields an unexpected result; a 12-year-old patient is about to become blind; tension builds between Dr. Neil Menendez and Dr.
Audrey Lim. Carly's attempts at increasing her intimacy with Shaun are becoming more of a frustration than either of them expected. Meanwhile, Lim and Melendez struggle in their relationship as they work to separate their
work from their personal life. Shaun is ready for the next step in his relationship with Carly. A young a woman must decide on a life-saving procedure that might destroy her marriage. Shaun visits his father on his deathbed and the reunion's results are unexpected. Claire addresses her grief. An NFL player needs treatment. Shaun opens up with Aaron about his feelings towards Lea. Shaun, Morgan, and Audrey treat a 25-yo runner with severe swelling, Carly determines a cause and joins the case. Meanwhile, Alex, Claire, and Neil treat two 16-yo cancer patients who are dating. Shaun and Carly also work on intimacy. A terminal patient is determined to live life to the fullest in his final months. Dr. Reznik must confront her relationship with her mother when she asks Dr. Glassman for a third opinion. After Shaun treats a famous patient, he deals with unwanted attention. Carly's efforts to separate Shaun from Lea are challenged. Despite everyone else's doubts, Shaun is hopeful that Carly is truly fine with his friendship with Lea; the team treats a young boy born without a fully formed trachea who may be a good candidate for an experimental procedure. Dr. Murphy becomes obsessed with performing an autopsy on a Jane Doe, which challenges his relationships at the hospital; a male college student has a mysterious split personality disorder. A patient with a mysterious and undiagnosed illness that has baffled other doctors for years forces Dr. Shaun Murphy and the team to take some big risks. Meanwhile, Dr. Claire Brown and Dr. Neil Melendez continue to cautiously navigate their feelings for each other as colleagues and friends Shaun is having difficulty getting over Lea. Claire sorts through her feelings for Dash. Morgan makes a decision about her future. Neil's team works on a man with a brain stem abnormality. Dr. Lim and Dr. Andrews clash over treatment for a man with double arm injuries. In the first episode of the two-part Season 3 finale, St. Bonaventure Hospital is on high alert after a massive earthquake hits San Jose. Doctors work against time and their own personal safety to save the lives of those around them. Lea and Shaun's new relationship will become tested. Park gets ready to move back to Phoenix. Morgan puts herself and several members of the staff in danger. Claire continues to work through her grief from the death of Melendez. Shaun has a hard time balancing his fears and concerns about potentially jeopardizing Lea's health and wanting to be with the woman he loves. Claire looks for a way to grieve Melendez's death. Park and Mia discuss their future together. Lim tasks Shaun, Claire and Park with mentoring the top first-year resident contenders. Andrews discuss a difficult surgery scheduled for a minor. Shaun inadvertently insults Lea. Morgan seeks out Claire and Lim's help on a consult. Morgan and Shaun's pregnant patient with twins has pain, forcing the doctors to grapple with a decision no one wants to make; Shaun asks Lea to move back in despite her reservations. Shaun questions his decision to give the new residents autonomy when one of his intern's misdiagnosis of a patient has dire consequences. Morgan and Park bond over failed relationships. Chief of Surgery Dr. Audrey Lim struggles to cope with the residual emotional trauma of COVID-19. Dr. Morgan Reznick discovers her patient's wealth and obsession with extending his life is a dangerous mix that could end up costing more than he can afford. When the hospital is hit with a cyber attack threatening to shut down life-saving machines, Lea rises to the challenge and looks to outsmart the hackers to prove herself.