The Good Physician Season four Episode 14 Assessment: Gender Reveal


I am glad The Good Physician is addressing gender expectations.

I am not a fan of gender reveals as a result of you do not know but whether or not your kid’s birth-assigned gender matches their gender id, and anyway, individuals have a tendency to begin placing these expectations on youngsters as quickly as they be taught their gender project.

However The Good Doctor Season 4 Episode 14 did its finest to show that irritating behavior on its head by having Shaun uncover an increasing number of how prevalent sexism is as time went on.

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Shaun’s fixed makes an attempt to interview all people about their experiences irritated me greater than common, although.

Lots of the conversations within the OR or elsewhere on The Good Physician have a tendency to frame on inappropriate, and I’ve usually questioned if real-life surgeons have such private discussions whereas engaged on sufferers.

However sufferers’ wants appeared to completely take a again seat to Shaun’s curiosity all through many of the hour, and although I do know that was presupposed to be a manifestation of his Autism, I discovered it irksome.

Till they discover a technique to put uteruses in males, ladies on this occupation need to make sacrifices that males do not.


Then again, he did click on again into physician mode when Jean’s blood strain abruptly dropped, and later Jean did not thoughts his questions whereas he was inspecting her.

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So possibly it was simply me.

Jean’s case was an excellent instance of sexism in motion, although.

The medical institution just isn’t all in favour of ladies like Jean. They’re ignoring her signs.


Not solely did her authentic physician dismiss all of her signs as menopause, however he doubled down on his analysis when Shaun questioned him!

In fact, it could have helped if Shaun had agreed to speak to him privately. Perhaps he would have been extra open to listening to Shaun’s issues if he wasn’t being grilled in entrance of different sufferers.

Claire Considers Her Options - The Good Doctor Season 4 Episode 14

However nonetheless,  his insistence that the blood strain drop was as a consequence of anxiousness with none proof in any respect was irritating, but additionally an instance of how some medical doctors refuse to take ladies’s well being points significantly.

When Claire stated they could not do something to arrest the illness’s development due to the delay in analysis, I questioned if there was something they might have completed if it had been caught earlier.

However in any case, Jean’s reactions confirmed the opposite aspect of the sexism coin.

Jean was so decided to not give in to stereotypes about ladies that she adopted the identical unhealthy concepts about grief and ache equalling weak point that many males do.

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She missed out on her daughter’s childhood in an effort to show her the right way to be sturdy. No marvel Tori rejected her mom’s concepts as antiquated and ridiculous.

There was a particular parallel between Jean and Park’s affected person, too.

I’ve breasts. How can I’ve breast most cancers?


Vargas was utterly consumed with worry of ruining his picture as a fighter if he needed to have surgical procedure to deal with breast most cancers.

The unstated downside, after all, is that breast most cancers is taken into account a “lady’s sickness” (regardless of the medical doctors explaining that males can get it too.) That was most likely what was behind all of the noise Vargas was making about how he needed to protect his picture as a fighter.

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In fact, there’s additionally the difficulty that athletes of any gender are below numerous strain to look and be a sure method, and he was concerned in a sport that’s related to hypermasculinity.

MMA Fighter: I am gonna get via this.
Park: Does not imply it’s best to. That is dumb. You”re performing like an fool since you’re much less afraid of ache and nausea than of being uncovered.. You have constructed up an ideal facade and you may kill your self attempting to keep up it. Come on. It isn’t the physique that made you sturdy.
MMA Fighter: Inform that to my followers and my sponsors.
Park: I feel it’s best to. Come on, man, you had been courageous while you had been that fats little child who was getting picked on and determined to do one thing completely different. Do not let that child down now.

That is why I beloved what Park stated to him. He spoke to him man-to-man, utilizing language Vargas would reply to, and obtained his level throughout finally.

I additionally obtained the sense that Park was speaking to himself, or at the very least, about what he had realized via that silly battle with Morgan.

Shaun and Lea's Intimate Moment - The Good Doctor Season 4 Episode 14

Andrews had stated one thing just like Park, and it was about the one worthwhile a part of the Morgan/Park story.

I get the sense that the writers assume Morgan and Park’s relationship is comedian reduction, nevertheless it is not. It is simply purely irritating.

Clearly, Morgan has intimacy points. That is comprehensible, however her method of coping with it grated on each one among my nerves.

Her continuous insistence that Park date different individuals and makes an attempt to take over his courting profile had been performed for laughs, however there was nothing humorous about it in any respect.

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I’ve by no means been a lot of a Park/Morgan fan, largely as a result of I’ve by no means been a Morgan fan. I do not know what Park sees in her, however I am glad he lastly determined to maneuver on.

For now, anyway. I am positive Morgan will abruptly be jealous.

Glassman: So you’re actually unhealthy at every part she wants completed however you wish to do it.
Shaun: Sure. How do I try this?
Glassman: I am undecided it may be completed. It is like every part you want is in a pink shirt however you want it to be inexperienced.

That factor that Glassman stated to Shaun about wanting the not possible applies equally nicely to Morgan.

She needs Park up to now round and never be hooked up to her, however she’s jealous of different ladies he is with.

Perhaps The Good Physician goes for some type of story wherein Park courting different individuals makes Morgan understand she does wish to be unique with him, however proper now I really feel prefer it serves Morgan proper if she loses him.

She’s identified from the start that he has emotions for her, and she or he’s been attempting to distance herself from him due to it.

Up till this level, her phrases have been that they’re intercourse buddies ONLY and that something resembling a significant relationship is off-limits.

If that is not what Park needs — and it does not look like it’s — he SHOULD transfer on, and if that makes Morgan understand that she threw away the man she wished to be with, too unhealthy.

Your flip, The Good Physician fanatics.

Am I being too onerous on Morgan? Which storyline did you want finest? Do you assume Shaun will have the ability to let go of attempting to regulate each facet of Lea’s supply?

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