The Good Doctor: Season 3

The Good Doctor: Season 3

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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?

2019Rating: MUSASony, ABC




Dr. Shaun Murphy proposes a radical surgery to save a... More woman's life after what he believes was a disastrous first date with Carly. Meanwhile, after the new chief of surgery, Dr. Audrey Lim, announces that the residents can lead surgeries, Dr. Morgan Reznick and Dr. Alex Park compete for the chance to operate on an elderly patient who has been diagnosed with cancer.



As Dr. Marcus Andrews vows to help a good Samaritan... More 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. Meanwhile, Dr. Shaun Murphy fields advice following his disastrous date with Dr. Carly Lever; and Dr. Claire Browne gets a surprise visit from her mother.



Dr. Claire Brown faces complications at home and work as... More she prepares to lead her first surgery. Meanwhile, a sports fishing accident challenges the rest of the staff as they look to treat the fisherman’s injuries without damaging his prize catch.


Take My Hand

As a conspiracy theorist questions Dr. Neil Melendez’s diagnosis, Dr.... More Claire Brown treats a woman whose inability to feel pain is threatening both her marriage and her life. Meanwhile, Dr. Shaun Murphy and Dr. Aaron Glassman each face crises in their romantic relationships.


First Case, Second Base

Dr. Shaun Murphy has been assigned his first surgery by... More Dr. Audrey Lim. However, Dr. Marcus Andrews questions whether he is really ready. Meanwhile, as Dr. Claire Brown continues to avoid her complicated emotions about her mother, she and Dr. Morgan Reznick have a patient whose diagnosis has them doubting his story.


45-Degree Angle

While performing his first solo surgery, Dr. Shaun Murphy alienates... More a nurse, which puts his residency in jeopardy. Dr. Neil Melendez disagrees with Dr. Audrey Lim on a risky surgery. 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... More isolated by an immune deficiency yields an unexpected result. Meanwhile, Dr. Claire Browne, Dr. Morgan Reznick and Dr. Marcus Andrews treat a 12-year-old patient who is about to become blind, and tension builds between Dr. Neil Melendez and Dr. Audrey Lim.



Carly’s attempts at increasing her intimacy with Shaun are becoming... More 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... More with Carly; however, he continues to struggle as they grow closer and more intimate, and is dealt some troubling news about a deeply personal issue. Meanwhile, a young patient must decide on a treatment that could save her life or possibly destroy her marriage.


Friends and Family

Shaun visits his father on his deathbed and the family... More reunion reveals unexpected results. Melendez, Park, Reznick and Claire treat an injured star NFL player with severe spinal damage. Claire addresses her mental health.



Following his father's death, Shaun must deal with the effects... More his intimacy with Lea will have on his relationship with Carly; the team operates on a patient who is refusing all anesthesia during surgery for fear of relapsing.



The doctors must treat a 25-year-old runner who is suffering... More from severe swelling; two 16-year-old cancer patients are dating; Dr. Shaun Murphy and Dr. Carly Lever work toward intimacy.


Sex and Death

A terminal cancer patient is determined to live the last... More few months of his life without inhibition; Dr. Reznik must confront her relationship with her mother when she comes in for a third opinion from Dr. Glassman.



After Dr. Shaun Murphy treats a patient who is a... More social influencer, he deals with unwanted attention. Meanwhile, the team treats a woman who is in abdominal distress after an at-home fecal transplant; and Dr. Carly Lever’s efforts to separate Shaun from Lea are challenged.



Despite everyone else’s doubts, Shaun is hopeful that Carly is... More truly fine with his friendship with Lea. The team treats a young boy born without a fully formed trachea and unable to speak, and who may be a good candidate for an experimental procedure.



When Dr. Shaun Murphy makes an emotional confession, the result... More may not be as desired. Meanwhile, he becomes obsessed with performing an autopsy on a Jane Doe, which challenges his relationships at the hospital; and Dr. Claire Browne, Dr. Morgan Reznick and Dr. Marcus Andrews treat a male college student with a mysterious split personality disorder.



A patient with a mysterious and undiagnosed illness that has... More baffled other doctors for years forces Shaun and the team to take some big risks. Claire and Melendez continue to cautiously navigate their feelings for each other as colleagues and friends.



Claire and Shaun treat a patient with a rare form... More of dwarfism. Reznick, Lim and Park treat a young man who had both arms torn off in a previous farming accident. Shaun reacts to an emotional situation.


Hurt (1)

The city of San Jose is rocked by a massive... More earthquake that puts the staff of St. Bonaventure Hospital on high alert as they race to assess the damage and account for the safety of their colleagues and friends. Meanwhile, Dr. Neil Melendez and Dr. Aaron Glassman are attending a charity event when their lives are threatened by the earthquake.


I Love You (2)

The staff of St. Bonaventure Hospital works against time and... More their own personal safety to save the lives of those around them.

The Good Doctor: Season 3 | 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 3 | Release Details

The Good Doctor: Season 3 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Neon.