The Good Doctor: Season 2

The Good Doctor: Season 2

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A young surgeon with Savant syndrome (Freddie Highmore) is recruited into the surgical unit of a prestigious hospital. Can a person who doesn't have the ability to relate to people actually save their lives?

2018Rating: MUSASony, ABC




Shaun’s proposed treatment for a homeless patient puts him and... More Dr. Kalu in Dr. Andrews’ crosshairs. Claire tries to overcome Dr. Melendez’s reluctance to do a risky heart operation. Dr. Glassman faces a difficult decision about his health.


Middle Ground

As Shaun pushes back against Dr. Melendez in order to... More treat a gravely ill hospital janitor, Dr. Lim risks a lawsuit to repair a teenage girl’s ritual circumcision. Dr. Glassman exercises demanding oversight in choosing a doctor for his brain surgery.


36 Hours

Dr. Melendez, Dr. Brown and Dr. Park have given a... More young married couple two choices about their future: save the wife’s life or their future ability to start a family. Meanwhile, when Dr. Lim has to take care of some personal business, she leaves oversight of the emergency room to Dr. Murphy and Dr. Reznick; and Dr. Glassman’s post-op recovery leaves him struggling to get the rest he needs for recovery and also confronting his relationship with his daughter.


Tough Titmouse

Shaun recalls his own past to help an intellectually disabled... More teenager face separation from his mother, 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... More 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.


Two-Ply (or Not Two-Ply)

Morgan and Shaun’s indecision on how to treat a young... More 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.



Dr. Shaun Murphy and Dr. Morgan Reznick must contend with... More two brothers who are bargaining over life and death. Meanwhile, Dr. Claire Brown’s friend who is dying of cancer asks her for something she doesn’t think she can give her; and Dr. Aaron Glassman is dealing with the effects of his treatment.



Dr. Shaun Murphy, Dr. Audrey Lim and Dr. Claire Brown’s... More E.R. patient is forced to reveal a secret to her husband after their treatment caused a complication. Meanwhile, Dr. Neil Melendez, Dr. Morgan Reznick and Dr. Alex Park struggle with a patient whose parents don’t believe in vaccinations.



Dr. Neil Melendez, Dr. Morgan Reznick and Dr. Claire Brown... More grapple with a patient’s wish to perform an operation that would keep him from acting on his pedophilic urges; and Dr. Shaun Murphy learns a lesson in empathy.


Quarantine (1)

Dr. Shaun Murphy and Dr. Alex Park treat two patients... More who collapse at the local airport and whose symptoms point to an infection that may become airborne. The staff races to contain the infection before it spreads to the rest of the patients in the ER, resulting in a hospital quarantine during the holidays.


Quarantine Part Two (2)

The hospital is still in quarantine as Dr. Shaun Murphy... More continues to be overwhelmed by the chaos and noise in the emergency room; Dr. Morgan Reznick struggles to keep her patients alive, and Dr. Audrey Lim fights for her life. Meanwhile, Dr. Neil Melendez and Dr. Claire Browne must find a way to complete their patient’s bone marrow transplant, despite the quarantine.



In the aftermath of the quarantine, the staff tries to... More return to their normal routines. Meanwhile, as Dr. Lim recovers from the virus, she and Dr. Melendez navigate their new personal and working relationship, while Dr. Murphy and Dr. Glassman visit Lea.



Dr. Shaun Murphy, Dr. Morgan Reznick and Dr. Audrey Lim... More treat a woman with autism and a delicate brain condition while navigating the complicated relationship she has with her roommate, who is also on the spectrum. Meanwhile, Lea and Shaun are still figuring out their friendship and roommate status.



Dr. Andrews tries to convince a grieving family to donate... More their teenage daughter’s face to another young girl whose face was horribly disfigured in an accident.


Risk and Reward

Shaun’s blunt honesty with a distraught mother of a critically... More ill newborn baby causes the new chief of Surgery to question keeping him on as a resident.



The new chief of surgery, Dr. Jackson Han, believes Dr.... More Shaun Murphy is a liability more than an asset and works to keep him out of the operating room permanently.



Dr. Shaun Murphy is desperate to join the team on... More a dangerous procedure involving a patient’s tumor removal. However, having been removed from the surgery team by Dr. Jackson 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... More treatment at St. Bonaventure’s, Dr. Alex Park and Dr. Audrey Lim disagree over an elderly woman’s post-operative symptoms. Meanwhile, Dr. Neil Melendez and Dr. Lim make their romance public, and Dr. Aaron Glassman continues to pursue a relationship with a good friend.

The Good Doctor: Season 2 | Reviews

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

Feels like a more tender, earnest version of House.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

While there may be different ways to be good and to express caring, The Good Doctor suggests, it is something worth aspiring to -- an idea that may especially appeal to viewers who have experienced health care as scary, impersonal and alienating.

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Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

Sensitively portrayed by Bates Motel star Freddie Highmore, the character is extraordinarily gifted but often underestimated by those around him.

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Murphy's more rigid way of understanding the world drives much of what makes The Good Doctor stand out.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Shore has established the boilerplate world, and thanks to his leads, it has potential to evolve.

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The Australian

The Australian

In the hands of [David] Shore, and with actors of the calibre of Richard Schiff, it somehow works.

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It's a show that could develop into something interesting-and has enough beautiful people in scrubs to keep viewers engaged-but feels familiar in the premiere.

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There have been few storylines that stand out beyond the typical medical drama; this one's just done well enough to make you buy in, thanks especially to Freddie Highmore's committed, layered turn.

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The Good Doctor: Season 2 | Release Details

The Good Doctor: Season 2 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Neon.