When his patient is unable to raise his voice, Shaun speaks out on his behalf, as seen in TVLine’s exclusive sneak peek at The Good Doctor.
In Monday’s episode (ABC, 10/9c), titled “Unsaid,” Drs. Lim, Reznick and Murphy treat a young boy named Cory Beltran (relative newcomer Zade Garcia) who was born without a fully formed trachea. As a result, the boy is unable to speak. He is a good candidate for an experimental procedure that would give him a voice, but his parents are hesitant to let the chief of surgery and her two residents proceed.
“You’re making a big mistake,” Shaun exclaims. “He’ll always be limited. It’ll be difficult to make friends, to interact with strangers…” That’s when Lim steps in and tells Shaun to respect Cory’s parents’ decision. He doesn’t have to agree with it, he just has to accept it.
In addition to the Case of the Week, the official episode description teases more drama ahead for Shaun and Carly: “Despite everyone else’s doubts, Shaun is hopeful that Carly is truly fine with his friendship with Lea,” it reads. Suffice it to say, last week’s end-of-episode discussion about Shaun’s former roommate probably isn’t over.
Monday’s installment marks The Good Doctor‘s fourth-to-last episode of Season 3. It has already been renewed for Season 4.
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