The Good Doctor: Season 4

The Good Doctor: Season 4

The Good Doctor: Season 4

A young surgeon with Savant syndrome (Freddie Highmore) is recruited into the surgical unit of a prestigious hospital. Season 4 will tackle the impact of COVID-19. Show creator David Shore told Deadline "This has taken over every aspect of our lives for an unbelievable amount of time. The world hopefully will go back to what we viewed as normal, but it just would have been dishonest not to deal with this story."

2020Rating: MUSASony, ABC
Drama

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EPISODE 4.1
4 November 2020

Frontline (1)

Dr. Murphy treats a patient who has an illness that is not only unpredictable in nature, but also unlike anything he or the team has seen before. Dr. Claire Brown continues to work through her... MORE grief, still reeling from Dr. Neil Melendez's death.

EPISODE 4.2
11 November 2020

Frontline (2)

Shaun has a hard time balancing his fears and concerns about potentially jeopardizing Lea's health and wanting to be with the woman he loves. Claire looks for a way to grieve Melendez's death. Park and... MORE Mia discuss their future together.

EPISODE 4.3
18 November 2020

Newbies

With several candidates vying for residency at St. Bonaventure, Chief of Surgery Dr. Audrey Lim tasks Dr. Shaun Murphy, Dr. Claire Browne and Dr. Alex Park with mentoring the top first-year resident contenders.

EPISODE 4.4
25 November 2020

Not the Same

Dr. Morgan Reznik and Dr. Shaun Murphy's pregnant patient with twins is having pain and they are forced to grapple with a decision no one wants to make. Meanwhile, Shaun asks Lea to move back... MORE in despite her reservations

EPISODE 4.5
2 December 2020

Fault

Dr. Shaun Murphy questions his decision to give the new residents autonomy when one of his intern's misdiagnosis of a patient has dire consequences. Meanwhile, Dr. Claire Browne, Dr. Alex Park and Dr. Jordan Allen... MORE treat a patient with a ruptured cyst affecting key functions of her brain. And elsewhere, Dr. Morgan Reznick and Park bond over failed relationships.

EPISODE 4.6
13 January 2021

Lim

As Chief of Surgery Dr. Audrey Lim struggles to cope with the residual emotional trauma of COVID-19, she encounters a young war veteran fighting debilitating PTSD. After discussing his case with the team, Dr. Claire... MORE Browne suggests a radical treatment to help him. Meanwhile, still reeling from the recent loss of his mentee’s patient, Dr. Shaun Murphy declares he doesn’t want to teach the new residents anymore. And elsewhere, an eccentric patient keeps the team entertained.

EPISODE 4.7
20 January 2021

The Uncertainty Principle

Dr. Morgan Reznick discovers her patient’s wealth and obsession with extending his life is a dangerous mix that could end up costing more than he can afford.

EPISODE 4.8
27 January 2021

Parenting

The team treats a teenage gymnast who experiences complications from her intensive training. Meanwhile, Shaun meets Lea's parents for the first time.

EPISODE 4.9
3 February 2021

Irresponsible Salad Bar Practices

Lim is challenged by the unique circumstances surrounding a pregnant patient with an aggressive tumor. Elsewhere, after misdiagnosing a patient, Claire makes a disconcerting discovery about certain practices at the hospital.

EPISODE 4.10
10 February 2021

Decrypt

When the hospital is hit with a cyberattack threatening to shut down life-saving machines, Lea rises to the challenge and looks to outsmart the hackers to prove herself. Meanwhile, the team treats an inspirational cancer... MORE survivor-turned-successful-philanthropist who harbors a dark secret.

EPISODE 4.11
10 March 2021

We're All Crazy Sometimes

After bringing in an incredibly unique and complicated spinal surgery, Dr. Aaron Glassman challenges the residents for an opportunity to join him in the operating room. Meanwhile, Shaun and Morgan disagree on how to treat... MORE a comatose patient with a cancerous tumor.

EPISODE 4.12
24 March 2021

Teeny Blue Eyes

When a renowned surgeon comes to St. Bonaventure for treatment, the team’s enthusiasm is quickly overshadowed by the doctor’s behavior. After studying his case, Dr. Shaun Murphy sees a pattern he recognizes. Meanwhile, Shaun and... MORE Lea are forced to make a life-changing decision that will alter the course of their relationship.

EPISODE 4.13
31 March 2021

Spilled Milk

Claire is blindsided when her absentee father shows up at her door. Meanwhile, Shaun feels disconnected from Lea, causing tension in their relationship.

The Good Doctor: Season 4 / 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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Vox

Vox

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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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

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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IndieWire

IndieWire

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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