'The Good Doctor' season 2 spoilers: Dr Glassman's cancer may help with Shaun's growth
Shaun’s life in the hospital is only going to get more difficult come season 2, especially with having to prove to Dr. Andrews yet again that he is a perfectly able doctor.
Season 2 of ‘The Good Doctor’ will premiere on September 24, and fans are quite excited to see their favorite doctor Shaun Murphy (portrayed by Freddie Highmore) return and do what he does best – save people’s lives. However, there'll be some hindrances in the way as a consequence of the decisions that he made in season 1.
As fans know, Shaun had accidentally nicked one of his patient’s aortic wall, causing a pseudo-aneurysm that nearly killed him. Now, Dr Marcus Andrews (portrayed by Hill Harper) wants to know who he can blame for this mishap – Shaun or Aaron Glassman (portrayed by Richard Schiff) - who put his whole career on the line to bring Shaun San Jose, California hospital fold.
"The only question I have is: who exactly is to blame?" Dr Andrews asks at the beginning of the trailer for season 2 of ‘The Good Doctor.'
Shaun’s life in the hospital is only going to get more difficult in the days to come; having to live with the fact that he nearly killed a patient, the tedious task of proving to Dr Andrews that he can be a better communicator and to top it all off, the imminent death of his friend Dr. Glassman.
Watch the trailer below:
Shaun’s biggest issues throughout the series have been his inability to express emotions and to communicate like others around him. With storylines such as that of Glassman’s cancer, we will be able to see Shaun’s character development in its full depth.
In the trailer we get to see him be vulnerable with Glassman, as well, especially with this particular conversation between the duo:
Glassman: I am damn smart and I am a damn good surgeon. And if I can't be those things I don't know who I'd be!
Shaun: You'd be my friend.
Looks like the showrunners are taking the measures to make Shaun a wholesome character and not just a hero with some quirks and a mental disorder. As the show’s executive producer David Shore tells TV Guide, “It’s important to me that Shaun not just be a superhero with autism, but be a real person with strengths and weaknesses.” So, hopefully, we will get to see the full spectrum of who Shaun is, come September 24.
The new season of ‘The Good Doctor’ will air Mondays 10/9 c on ABC.