TVLINE | Talk to me a bit about the decision to bring Brandon Larracuente’s arc to a close after one season. It seemed like you were playing the long game with Danny and Jordan, and now he’s leaving…
As you said, we were playing the long game with the two of them, and there was something that felt right to us as storytellers about them not being able to get their timing right. It felt real. When we came up with the notion that Jordan, in order to save his life, would have to let go of the idea of having a relationship with him, that really was pleasing to me. It felt like the ultimate kind of declaration of love — a sacrifice of the love, in a sense. It’s a dynamic I’ve been fond of ever since they used it between the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman.
Not at all surprised by the choice of name, either, but damn if that gift from Glassman didn’t get to me a bit anyway. It’s tough to see him and Shaun at odds, but I am glad to know there’s some hope on the horizon in terms of them working through this.
I also like that they left the door open for Daniel and/or Andrews to come back if and when they’re able. I much prefer those kinds of exits when possible. And I hope we get to see more of Jared next season, too, it’s been nice to see him again.
Overall, pretty happy with how this finale wrapped things up, either they’re in a happy place or, at the very least, they’ve got an opening/a hopeful future ahead of them in some form. Look forward to seeing how the show will deal with all of this next season, then!
i love seeing glassman stand up for himself for once instead of just letting shaun walk all over him as usual. it’s about time someone called shaun out on his BS
People always have to call Shaun out. He has no filter on what he says. He just blurts out what he thinks. So whoever is on the other side of his remarks has to call him out. He doesn’t have tact or restraint as most neuro normal people have to some degree.
How can you not have Shaun knowing about feelings? My grandson is also tough, but he isn’t a sevant, if that makes a difference. Bring Shaun ans Glassman back together. Shaun will always need him.
I take a lot from my grandson but in between he blows kisses to me or every once in a while he says or writes on computer that he loves me. He lives with me and his dad. Mom passed and it is like he doesn’t want to look back at the past. I don’t get it but he is who he is.
I love the name! It’s perfect for that baby and says so much. i’m just hoping that though it will be a struggle, we won’t see a lot of marriage problems between sean and Leah next season. I don’t care about Park and Morgan, as I’ve never liked her, but Sean and Leah I’ve loved from the first time they met. And fingers crossed for a speedy resolution in regard to Sean and Glassman. Thank goodness Schiff isn’t leaving!
Same here, I don’t care about Park and Morgan’s relationship either. I was hoping they won’t put them back together, I don’t care for Morgan.
I couldn’t care less about Park and Morgan. They’re both boring characters. Don’t get into any of their storylines.
Would be nice if Jordan was one of the cast members leaving.
Stop being evil. She hasn’t done anything wrong.
I think I was most happy with Park and Morgan getting together again. Loved it!
That was a pretty big baby for a newborn.
I completely understand Glassman’s attitude. Maybe this will be something he can’t get past, but I’m sure he’ll get to know his grandson soon enough.
The “newborn” babies on shows seem to be getting much bigger. I wonder if it’s a COVID protocol thing.
Definitely a COVID thing. They couldn’t use actual newborns before but they were typically able to use preemies so that their size was still realistic to that of a newborn. However given that those babies are much more prone to health issues that could make it more difficult to fight off a respiratory virus, it’s not surprising that most shows are just having us suspend disbelief instead of taking a risk like that
Tv babies are almost always HUGE. Call the midwife uses a good fake baby and has people bring I’m their newish babes as actors.
Disappointed to see Danny written out. The actor is really good, and I can’t believe they couldn’t come up with more story for him.
It was the actor’s decision to leave. He got a leading role elsewhere which is why they wrote him out.
Yeah and that’s why the actor who played Jared orignally left as he was offered a role to be a series regular on the final 3 seasons of the 100 and he was actually probably one of the better things about the final season
He was in The 100 over a year after he was a regular on The Good Doctor. Nobody leaves a regular role on a major network to join a CW in its 6th season. Stop reading Wikipedia.
Newborns have be born big …so that the very next season they will be 3 or 4 years old even though only a few months have past.
Yeah! Just like on soap operas.
The two departures were outside of the show runners control. A series co lead and a U.S Senate run are not things to be worked around, nor should they be. Getting Kalu back next year would be very good for the show. I like that friendship and I like the characters potential for growth.
Morgan and Park were kinda already together for a while post break up. Them being physically intimate again shouldn’t change much.
Steven Aaron Murphy was the only acceptable name. The two men who saved Shaun’s life, and were essentially his only loving family of origin members.
Glassman adopted and raised Shaun. For him to skip the birth of his grandson to spite Shaun for embarrassing him is way out of character and bad writing. Have there be tension and conflict, but don’t sabotage a great character and father like that. Bad writing for the sake of earning some random conflict resolution.
I didn’t take it the same way. Obviously Glassman is hurting to his core but when he lingered at outside the room, I felt like he wanted to be there but just couldn’t bring himself to be there with all the people he had just been humiliated in front of. Shaun is rigid with the best interests of the patient and Glassman’s ego from years of being the best, got to them both.
I’m sure that they will make their way back to each other after all they are father and son, especially after he finds out the name. Besides, we know how messy families can be.
All in all one of the best finales I’ve watched. It has been an excellent season. Can’t wait for next season whenever that might be.
I agree that this is one of the best finals I’ve watched.
I don’t know about only acceptable name. The child has two parents. Lea doesn’t have anyone in her family to give the child a middle name (that now has a first, middle, and last name from Sean’s family). If not a parent, maybe the grandfather who gave her the car or someone.
I watch it every week . I love the show ! I really hope their will be back soon!!❤
I would love to see a spin off with the “The Good Lawyer”I loved the story line and the actors that played the lawyers.I like the enter action between the two.Please consider making that happen…👍👍👍👍
“Glassy” is being an ass. He will never get back that moment of baby Steven’s birth. Being invited in to be “Grandpa” is significantly more important than his ego.
I agree with that statement. It’s one thing to be butthurt just because Shaun called you out in public during surgery (I don’t condone Shaun’s actions BTW. I can buy Glassman getting pissed off in that moment) but pretty much being a no-show in the delivery room and handing off your gift to somebody else is just being bitter and petty. This is the same man that’s been twice divorced and had his daughter die of a drug overdose. Imagine what would happen to Glassman if Shaun never entered his life. He’d probably wind up as a lonely, bitter old man.
Yeah, my husband and I side with Shaun on this. How else was he to stop Glassman from doing harm or killing the patient due to h damage from the stroke? Glassman is letting his ego take over, and he’ll regret it some day. Hasn’t he lost enough people in his life yet?
I agree. Glassman has messed up every human relationship in his lifetime, as far as we can tell, and has yet to learn that lesson.
Love this show!!! Look forward to next season.
What is it with showrunners (or whomever is in charge of these types of things) and the size of babies? Do they think we’re not paying attention? Eden is apparently supposed to be a few months old at this point – and they used an appropriately-aged actor baby. But then later, when Morgan is in her office holding an sleeping Eden (all wrapped up in a blanket so you can’t SEE her) … she appears to be the size of a one week old! Do they think we’re BLIND … or just stupid?
Stop complaining about baby sizes. If you watch ANY of the soap operas they hope and hope and hope for a baby and then it’s born. Before you know it they are off to boarding school and 3 or 4 years later they come back as teenagers or young adults.
Suspend belief and enjoy the show they work so hard to produce every week
Very well done. I sort of thought the baby would be called Steve but how did Glassman know? Did he sort of force the name on them (the blanket) or did the Murphys say it would be so
Shaun asked “how did he know the babies name would be Steve?” Obviously he guessed and guessed well. Steve was not only the best part of his childhood, but the deepest most meaningful connection of his entire life. The person who accepted him unconditionally. The person who got him out of an abusive home. The person who gave him his first scalpel, and the death that made him want to fix people. Anyone who knows Shaun knows his first son is named Steve. Aaron is a great middle name as well given Glassman’s role in saving Shaun after Steve died. If not for Aaron I could have seen Shaun committing suicide as a teen.
I have cried so much on the father/son dynamics that Freddy has with Glassy. When they found out that they were having a boy, I VERY quickly made a bet with all the shows fans on fb that Shawn was going 2 name his son Steve. Then as Leah’s water broke in glassie’s office, I said to myself that I was sure the sons name would be Steve Glassy Murphy. Although I was wrong about the glassy middle name, I was right that they named the handsome boy was still Dr Glassman’s name, Aaron. I thought Danny was going 2 die the same way Dr Melendez did several seasons ago. But the woman Dr & friend saved him by giving him fentenyl. So Dr Melendez left the show, Claire, left the show & now Danny left the show. And Marcus stepped down bc of his relationship with the nurse. So many changes. And im glad of the woman Dr who’s adopting the baby girl didnt leave,but instead finally admitted to loving the other Dr. Sorry,im horrible with names. But I better not see Glassy getting brain cancer & dies or that Leah’s overwhelmed & leaves Shawn alone with Steve. Something similar happened on Another medical show. The mom got overwhelmed with the twins she had & left for a little bit. She had postpartum & it became 2 much 4 her. I’m so happy & excited for the next season. Hopefully Dr Glassman will meet Lil Steve & maybe babysit for a few hrs. Here’s to a great season 🍾 🥂
Yes, and on that other medical show we will never see the outcome, as it is now canceled. I predict Leah will be the one to bring Glassy around. But it will happen.
So very happy with this season’s final show. Dr. Glassman will come around & join the happy parents. Hoping for Danny to get well & rejoin the show, picking up where he left off with Jordan. Happy to see Morgan & Dr. Park getting together now on friendlier terms. About people commenting how big the newborn babies are……use your imaginatiion folks!!
Glassy missing out on baby Steve’s birth was…I liked it. It was in character and very much a natural reaction. I wouldn’t be disappointed if he showed up for baby Steve’s birth, but I applaud the writing of this episode for making him miss it. We see that it hurt him to miss it. He freaking lingered at the front of the hospital room. But man…he’s hurt. He’s hurting. But…he still loves his Shaun so much he never completely stayed away. The gift of that baby towel, and guessing the name rightly, means a lot. Tells a lot. He did put aside his differences for one day, even though it’s not in the way a number of viewers, I excluded, wouldn’t like it. I like it that way BTW. And to Lim, Glassy isn’t being crotchety.
And just like that Park and Morgan are back. Please please, do not separate this pair again. They’re the perfect push to each others shove and I believe they’ll come out stronger again, and again, and again.
Jordan’s sacrifice really hurt. But saying it was an easy decision hella shock my bones. Is this the same Jordan from season 4. I’m not saying she’s laxed on her core, I’m saying she took the ultimate sacrifice, damned everything…as long as it meant saving Danny’s life. Knowing how important Danny’s sobriety was and shooting herself in the leg…that’s some growth. For one moment, it wasn’t a case of sobriety, it was a case of living. During the scene I recalled the episode some seasons earlier about a mom who didn’t subscribe to anaesthesia and they had to use loud music to distract her from the pain. Was it here or on the Resident. It was a bone resection surgery. Anyhow, thumbs up to Jordan for making that easy choice while bracing herself for it’s damning consequences. And to Danny, it really sad to see him go.
If Andrew is leaving, what happens to Andrew and Dalisay? Will they become an off-screen couple? Will Andrews perhaps be back in a recurring capacity?
I’ll be waiting for season 7.
There is not one episode that doesn’t send me into tears. However, the season finale was a tear jerker. I predicted the baby’s name was going to be Steven Aaron. Not a. Surprise.
Love this series.
I am so thankful that this show is continuing (in spite of the characters that have come and gone). I am extremely hesitant about getting involved with any network series anymore because they get canceled almost immediately! Good Doctor is a wonderful retreat for me and I dearly love it.
I love Love love 💕 this program
My favorite and only show. Shaun is incredible, his acting is out of this world.👍♥️
What’s the status of the spin-off show ‘The Good Attorney?’ I loved the teaser episode, and the actress. Plz tell me it’s a go?
I want to see Shaun and Dr. Glassman get back together and for Dr. Glassman to really feel like a grandfather.
There were some really lovely scenes in this episode and the one in the OR between Christina Chang and Richard Schiff was one of them.
I’m chiming in again. I so agree that the scene in the OR between Drs Lim and Glassman was a great scene. Lim took Glassman off surgery but then requested he consult in the OR in a delicate, unusual surgery that he had the best expertise with.
I was teary eyed from almost the moment the episode started. I’m so happy Steven Aaron Murphy is here, safe and healthy, I think Shaun and Lea will make great parents with lots of challenges ahead. I’m happy about Park and Morgan, but I’m sad about Jordan and Danny. Can’t wait to see how things will play out between Shaun and Dr. Glassman and what’s going to happen with Dr. Andrews, and Villanueva. Been watching this show since day one, I’m very invested and to say I’m excited about season 7 is an huge understatement!!