And we reached the end of the 2nd season of The Good Doctor. The series has skated a lot this year, even though I have some interesting plots, and has been trying to get Shaun out of his comfort zone.
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Since Dr. Han’s entry, the series has shown a more uncontrolled Shaun and prone to force changes. The series showed this very well by taking him out of his dream, at the same time that he put Browne in his path as a great friend and willing to give the necessary advice for him to live his life better.
When he gets into a fight and may even die from a rib fracture, Browne ends up having to assume his role to see beyond patients, which she does with Zack, the man who beat Shaun, but for him not know how to communicate. I really hope that they get into the communication issue and the necessary evolution for Shaun next year.
The series still puts everyone in Shaun’s favor, including Andrews, remembering that he was very skeptical about welcoming the resident to the hospital, but now defends him, as he knows he has his values, even with various issues, and facing Han at this point it should yield something. The meeting with the board of directors, with Glassman there to defend the pupil and see that Andrew is at his side was great.
I don’t know how the series will deal with this problem again at the beginning of the new year, but it was great to see Shaun accept Browne’s councils and go over to Carly to ask them out on a date. I thought he was going to get ready to try something with Lea, but that change in him was good.
And Glassman and Debbie’s relationship also took a walk, with him asking her to marry him. Lim and Melendez also made a great progress in their relationship, assuming for the hospital board and their residents, only that we must have some problems with Lim accepting to be head of surgery.
Another interesting point was talking about loneliness and abandonment. Park and Morgan’s patient was old, alone and wanted to be in the hospital, to pay attention, and for that she was lying all the time, and even if Morgan tried to see the best, Park showed him the flaws.
I really like the way that The Good Doctor conducts some plots, but for example, this one by Shaun and Han was very quick, and I already want to see if there will be consequences. But in general the series is nice to watch, the cast is sharp, Freddie Highmore always incredible on the scene.