The Good Doctor - Episode Guide

Season 1

Burnt Food

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Sep 25, 2017

Burnt Food

A young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome joins a hospital's surgical unit.

Mount Rushmore

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Oct 2, 2017

Mount Rushmore

Dr. Shaun Murphy's attention to detail complicates his first day at St. Bonaventure Hospital. Meanwhile, Dr. Claire Browne learns a valuable lesson about honesty when confronted with a difficult diagnosis for her patient.

Oliver

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Oct 9, 2017

Oliver

Dr. Neil Melendez and Dr. Jared Unger discover their patient isn't being completely honest with them which may cost him his chance at a life-saving surgery. Meanwhile, Dr. Claire Browne must learn to communicate with Dr. Shaun Murphy as they race back to St. Bonaventure Hospital with a donated organ.

Pipes

Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Oct 16, 2017

Pipes

Legalities abound when a husband and wife have to make a life-changing decision about their unborn baby; Dr. Shaun Murphy struggles to adjust to his new environment at home and takes a huge step forward with his colleagues.

Point Three Percent

Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Oct 23, 2017

Point Three Percent

While in the exam area of St. Bonaventure Hospital, Dr. Shaun Murphy encounters a young patient who looks eerily similar to his deceased brother, Steve. After discovering his parents have hidden his diagnosis from him, Shaun struggles to understand why he doesn't deserve to hear the truth about his own health. Meanwhile, the team can't figure out what keeps triggering their patients' increasingly severe allergic reactions and races to find the cause before the next one kills another patient.

Not Fake

Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Oct 30, 2017

Not Fake

Shaun and Claire devise an experimental procedure to save the leg and life of a young groom; Jared struggles to emotionally connect with a patient whose scars may prove too deep to overcome.

22 Steps

Episode: 1x07 | Airdate: Nov 13, 2017

22 Steps

Dr. Shaun Murphy has to confront prejudice from an unlikely source when he takes on the case of a patient with autism, and Dr. Jared Kalu has to learn to accept his limitations as a surgeon.

Apple

Episode: 1x08 | Airdate: Nov 20, 2017

Apple

During a robbery at the grocery mart Dr. Shaun Murphy is shopping at, his communication limitations puts lives at risk. Meanwhile, after Shaun's traumatic day, Dr. Aaron Glassman worries that he isn't doing enough to help Shaun.

Intangibles

Episode: 1x09 | Airdate: Nov 27, 2017

Intangibles

As part of St. Bonaventure hospital's international humanitarian program, the team takes on the case of a young boy from the Congo who has severe congenital heart anomalies. Dr. Neil Melendez has doubts about the safety of the procedure, while Dr. Shaun Murphy works out the best course of action. Meanwhile, Murphy's latest encounter with his neighbor Lea has him confused.

Sacrifice

Episode: 1x10 | Airdate: Dec 4, 2017

Sacrifice

Members of the hospital's surgical team are initially impressed with a charming young doctor, but his true character puts one of them in an awkward position at work. Meanwhile, Dr. Glassman feels Dr. Shaun Murphy needs a little more support with his personal life and suggests he meet with a therapist. However, Shaun is determined to show him that he can do it on his own.

Islands Part One

Episode: 1x11 | Airdate: Jan 8, 2018

Islands Part One

Dr. Marcus Andrews enlists Dr. Neil Melendez on a very sensitive kidney transplant between a pair of twins whose lives intersect in more ways than one. Meanwhile, overwhelmed by Dr. Aaron Glassman's attempts to have him meet with a therapist and the demands at work, Dr. Shaun Murphy decides to take an impromptu trip with his friend Lea and leave everything behind.

Islands Part Two

Episode: 1x12 | Airdate: Jan 15, 2018

Islands Part Two

The twins suffer complications from their surgery forcing the team at San Jose Boneventure Hospital to make a life-changing decision. Meanwhile, Dr. Shaun Murphy returns to the hospital after his trip with Lea and decides he needs a more permanent change and gives Dr. Aaron Glassman his two weeks' notice.

Seven Reasons

Episode: 1x13 | Airdate: Jan 22, 2018

Seven Reasons

Dr. Shaun Murphy suspects his patient is lying about the reason for her injury and makes a controversial assumption about her motives. Meanwhile, Dr. Neil Melendez's personal life could be affecting his work and, ultimately, his patients lives.

She

Episode: 1x14 | Airdate: Feb 5, 2018

She

Dr. Shaun Murphy is surprised to learn that his young cancer patient identifies as a girl while being biologically male. Shaun must quickly learn to understand his patient, her medical needs and how to work with her family, who all feel they know what is best for her.

Heartfelt

Episode: 1x15 | Airdate: Feb 26, 2018

Heartfelt

Dr. Shaun Murphy's teenage patient has been confined to her home her entire life due to a rare heart condition. Despite her condition, she has cultivated a large group of friends online and hopes that the surgical team can find a way to give her the life she has always dreamed of having. Meanwhile, a young patient's perfectly matched organ donor is causing a moral dilemma for the parents and the patient.

Pain

Episode: 1x16 | Airdate: Mar 12, 2018

Pain

When the team treats a patient who has to decide between a dangerous surgery that could change his life or remain the same, he asks Dr. Shaun Murphy what he would if he had that same choice.

Smile

Episode: 1x17 | Airdate: Mar 19, 2018

Smile

Dr. Shaun Murphy questions the need for an elective surgery that will allow his young patient to smile for the first time. Meanwhile, Dr. Claire Brown and Dr. Morgan Reznick discover that their patient lied about her identity.

More

Episode: 1x18 | Airdate: Mar 26, 2018

More

The team at St. Bonaventure needs to quickly discover the truth behind a young college student's unexplained injuries before his condition worsens. Meanwhile, after losing his most prized possession, Shaun's distraction during a surgical procedure may end up risking more than just his Job.

Season 2

Hello

Episode: 2x01 | Airdate: Sep 24, 2018

Shaun's proposed treatment for a homeless patient puts him and Jared in Andrews' crosshairs. Meanwhile, Claire tries to overcome Melendez's reluctance to do a risky heart operation while Glassman must overcome his personal feelings about his oncologist, Dr. Marina Blaize, and face a difficult decision about his health.

Middle Ground

Episode: 2x02 | Airdate: Oct 1, 2018

As Shaun pushes back against Dr. Melendez in order to treat a gravely ill hospital janitor and deal with the return of Lea, Dr. Lim risks a lawsuit and her career to help a teenage girl repair the damage caused by an archaic custom. Meanwhile, Dr. Glassman exercises demanding oversight with Dr. Blaize in choosing a doctor for his brain surgery.