The Good Physician Season four Episode four Evaluation: Not the Identical


Discuss an unimaginable selection!

For some time, it regarded like Shaun and Morgan’s affected person on The Good Doctor Season 4 Episode 4 must select which of her infants would reside.

It was a storyline worthy of King Solomon, however fortuitously it did not come to that.

No mom ought to have to decide on between her kids, and Morgan was proper that Kensie would instinctively attempt to save them each if it was attainable.

However what Morgan did not get was that this was Kensie’s resolution to make, not hers.

As typical, Morgan argued towards dangerous procedures that had a powerful payoff in the event that they succeeded.

Jordan: I feel she made the proper selection.
Morgan: She made the one selection any mom would make. She needs to avoid wasting each her infants.
Jordan: Does not that make it the proper selection?

She tried to do the identical factor with Claire’s liver affected person, however no one listened to her there both. And in each circumstances, her turning out to be incorrect was surprisingly satisfying.

I additionally do not know the place Morgan obtained the concept Jordan hates authority.

I feel she simply did not like that Jordan was keen to query MORGAN’S selections. Positive, Jordan is outspoken, however she is not disrespectful.

And it is a good factor she ignored Shaun and inspired Kensie to suppose positively, too.

She distracted Kensie from Kensie’s fears, obtained her believing her kids might each reside, and doubtless helped cease the labor.

And on high of that, she wasn’t afraid to inform Shaun she wanted extra suggestions from him when he confronted her about her supposed disdain for authority.

Now perhaps she will persuade Morgan to butt out, although I do not suppose that is attainable.

Whereas a few of Morgan’s conduct is because of her incapability to do surgical procedure anymore, that does not excuse all of it.

We have been finalizing my divorce. We did not need to take care of the custody settlement however now that Kellan’s 18 we did it. It has been over for a very long time, however nonetheless. It hurts. And I am pissed at myself and I am pissed that I simply shared all that with the coldest particular person I do know.


A few of it, as she advised Park, is simply who she is. And whereas it is good she has that self-awareness, it would not make her any simpler to take.

Morgan merely is not likeable more often than not. 

Often, she’s a great buddy to Claire, and her dilemma over her failing skill to make use of her arms made her briefly extra sympathetic.

However then she begins bossing everybody round and being obnoxious and my tolerance for her goes out the window.

I’ve additionally by no means shipped Park/Morgan as a result of she’s worse when she’s making an attempt to one-up him, and so is he.

Park is gratifying when not in Morgan’s orbit, however unbearable when the 2 of them begin bantering. So them transferring in collectively is NOT excellent news.

Plus, I believed he was going to Phoenix to be with Kallen as quickly as he obtained the inexperienced gentle after the COVID pandemic started. What occurred to that?

A number of developments stored my consideration much better than these two.

Essentially the most compelling: Olivia’s relationship with Andrews.

Did anybody guess he was her uncle? I actually did not!

Andrews: How is it going together with your first years?
Shaun: Jordan talks an excessive amount of and Olivia talks too little. And Olivia has no thought the place the jugular vein is.

It made me suspicous of the recommendation he gave Shaun, although.

When Shaun hyperfocused on it being “unfair” to present Olivia extra consideration than Jordan, Andrews argued that it wasn’t as a result of she wanted that focus to thrive.

However contemplating she is his niece, is not it seemingly that he additionally needed to ensure she obtained each benefit… even on the expense of the resident who wasn’t associated to him?

And Andrews ought to have recognized that pushing Shaun to concentrate on his niece was going to return again to chew him.

Shaun is incapable of both tact or little white lies. So after all he was going to confess ultimately that Andrews needed him to concentrate on Olivia.

Olivia’s response was not solely comprehensible, however predictable, and I am unable to consider Andrews did not see it coming.

I wasn’t positive how I felt about Shaun’s problem coping with the primary years’ feelings.

It performed into the stereotype that autistic persons are incapable of empathy, which is mostly unfaithful. However Shaun taking Glassman’s recommendation to ask them how they really feel actually was so Shaun.

And he did appear to get the dangle of it by the top. Giving Olivia a listing of issues she did proper whereas giving Jordan the suggestions she wanted demonstrated perception that I do not suppose Glassman spoon-fed him.

In any case, I most popular that to the going round in circles he and Lea did over whether or not or not she ought to transfer again in with him.

Perhaps if I used to be a fan of this couple, I would really feel higher about this storyline. However Lea doing it as a result of it felt “inevitable” regardless that she did not really feel that sense of belief and dedication appeared like a recipe for catastrophe to me.

Lastly, Claire’s storyline solidified my resolution: Asher wins the favourite new character award.

He is assertive, a great diagnostician, unafraid to recommend aggressive remedy… and has a household that does not approve of the trail he is taken in life.

Hasidic Jews do not usually get a starring position on tv, and after they do it is typically based mostly on stereotypes. So it is refreshing to have a personality who struggles together with his Hasidic religion whereas having his toes firmly within the secular world.

Hopefully, we’ll be taught extra about Asher’s previous and perhaps a few of these members of the family will present up in future episodes.

As for Claire, she was an efficient trainer, and as at all times I cherished the best way she was in a position to empathetically join along with her affected person.

Billy was an fascinating affected person, not a lot due to his case, however due to his relentless optimism.

That made his story about how he almost dedicated suicide after his spouse’s loss of life that rather more touching.

Thank goodness he awakened from surgical procedure and was in a position to inform it!

Your flip, Good Physician fanatics.

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The Good Physician continues to air on ABC on Mondays at 10 PM EST/PST.

Jack Ori is a senior workers author for TV Fanatic. His debut younger grownup novel, Reinventing Hannah, is accessible on Amazon. Observe him on Twitter.

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