[Warning: The next comprises spoilers from the Season three finale of The Good Physician. Learn at your personal danger!]
Catastrophe has hit San Jose on The Good Doctor, and nobody is secure as we head into the second a part of the Season three finale subsequent week. The employees of St. Bonaventure was known as to motion when an earthquake hit the town, and extra particularly introduced down a brewery opening that Melendez (Nicholas Gonzalez), Glassman (Richard Schiff), and Lea (Paige Spara) had been all attending. Whereas Melendez and Glassman made it by the primary wave of the quake comparatively unscathed, Lea fell by the ground and was trapped underneath the rubble when Lim (Christina Chang) and the remainder of the staff had been known as in to assist.
When Shaun (Freddie Highmore) realized that Lea was in peril, he leaped into laser-focused motion to save lots of her, even though the final time he noticed her, he had screamed in her face that she deserved to be alone ceaselessly. As a substitute of discovering his ex-roommate although, Shaun discovered one other girl deep beneath the rubble, and he or she was trapped with a metal rod going by an artery in her leg. Shaun could not transfer her with out danger of the affected person bleeding out, in order that they spent loads of time making small speak, together with Shaun explaining why he was so dogged about his emotions for Lea and all the things she had completed for him — a confession Lea heard over a walkie-talkie belonging to rescuers who discovered her in a separate a part of the brewery. Nevertheless, issues grew to become dire when Shaun radioed over that water had began to flood his whereabouts, and there was no escape in sight.
The eponymous good physician wasn’t the one one in quick hazard on the finish of the episode. Melendez thought the preliminary shock of the quake solely bruised him, and he spent a lot of the episode saving different sufferers. Nevertheless, he was internally bleeding the complete time, and he collapsed because the aftershocks of the quake arrived. He was nonetheless unconscious because the episode got here to an in depth, with Claire (Antonia Thomas), who solely simply realized she’s in love with him, screaming for assist over his physique.
For those who thought it was any safer again on the hospital, assume once more. Morgan (Fiona Gubelmann) was left to deal with the ER as Glassman and Andrews (Hill Harper) dealt with incoming surgical procedures. With no different surgeons obtainable, Morgan was pressured to unwrap her bandages from her current arthritis surgical procedure to clean in on an ectopic being pregnant gone very, very unsuitable. The rash transfer could find yourself costing Morgan her total surgical profession if she does everlasting harm to her fragile fingers.
With everybody’s fates up within the air, TV Information spoke to The Good Physician govt producer David Shore about who we needs to be essentially the most fearful about and what we are able to count on from the season’s last episode.
Who ought to we be essentially the most fearful about proper now?
David Shore: We’re throwing loads of crises at you, and there are 4 crises which might be nonetheless ongoing as the ultimate episode of the season begins. I am not going to inform [which one is worse]. They’re all crises, they usually all may prove very badly. All of them are alternatives for individuals to be heroes. That is as a lot as I’ll say.
Lea heard Shaun’s speech about her over the walkie-talkie earlier than the water began pouring in. Will that spring her into motion in the best way Shaun jumped to save lots of her within the first half?
Shore: He threw so much at her within the episode earlier than this disaster. She has to ask herself loads of questions on herself, but in addition about Shaun, about who Shaun is, and the elemental questions on this collection. What are Shaun’s weaknesses? What are Shaun’s strengths? I feel that is what we’re continually asking ourselves about ourselves, in regards to the individuals we love, and about those who we would love. What are their weaknesses? What are their strengths? What can they provide me? What cannot they provide? What do I want in a relationship? What can I get, and what can I supply? Seeing Shaun on this setting, and seeing what he’s dealing with, and seeing how he responds, and feeling her response to it, helps her reply these questions.
Melendez collapses on the finish of the episode. What’s that going to do to Claire, who has simply accepted her emotions for him?
Shore: Confronting these moments and confronting so many problems with mortality — as we noticed within the first half, and we’ll proceed to see within the second half — pushes issues to the fore and forces Claire to cope with her emotions. I do know that sounds imprecise…We have been hinting at that for a very long time. All of us sit round and hem and haw and surprise, “Ought to I do one thing? Ought to I make this alteration? Ought to I try this?” It is all effectively and good to consider that and go to work within the morning and are available again and give it some thought some extra. That may go on for months and months, however typically one thing occurs in your life that makes you notice it’s a must to do it now.
This emergency is touching each member of our employees. How is that this earthquake going to alter the medical doctors at St. Bonaventure?
Shore: Effectively, that is Season 4. You bought to tune in, and we have got to sit down down and map all of it out. However completely, that is bringing an terrible lot of stuff to the fore. I feel it is going to change the dynamics between lots of people going ahead. Andrews and Morgan had been coping with stuff. I feel that Lim and Claire…it is going to simply change who they’re individually and who they’re in relation to one another.
Realizing that you’ve got been renewed for Season 4, are we going to have an enormous cliffhanger within the finale, or is that this earthquake state of affairs going to be resolved?
Shore: It resolves issues, however in a means that’s much less in regards to the decision and extra about what’s subsequent, and establishing the questions that we wish to cope with subsequent yr.
The Good Physician continues subsequent Monday at 10/9c on ABC