‘The Good Doctor’ Season 3 Episode 18 Preview proves our theory about Lea, sees Shaun badly heartbroken

‘The Good Doctor’ Season 3 Episode 18 Preview proves our theory about Lea, sees Shaun badly heartbroken
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Our dear Dr Shaun Murphy is indeed having a hard time with his love life. After he broke up with his girlfriend, Dr Carly Lever, he realized why he couldn’t be all-in into that relationship, because he had feelings for his friend, Lea Dilallo. He then goes ahead and professes his love to his friend. But alas! Call it bad timing or sheer bad luck, he is turned down by her and this leaves him feeling dejected. And yet, Shaun keeps trying to win her back and asks for one chance to prove himself and his love for his best friend, but no avail. Thus our theory proves right.

We had a theory earlier that Shaun might not be able to take this rejection well and that’s exactly what happened, according to the promo of the upcoming episode.

Lea has perhaps made up her mind that she and Shaun can never work out. She even cites reasons as to why and one of them sounds outright rude and harsh. If Shaun’s autism is a reason why she can’t date him, she probably doesn’t deserve him as a partner, or at least fans feel so.

Now, as we see in the upcoming episode, Shaun is not going to be able to come to terms with this heartbreak. From his mentor, Dr Aaron Glassman, to his colleagues, Dr Claire Browne, and Dr Neil Melendez, everyone around Shaun is trying hard to get him out of his depressive state and help him realize that being rejected is not the end of the world. It is mostly because Shaun’s broken heart is not only causing him to spiral emotionally, but also affecting his work. At this point, it might be right to accept and believe that these two will not be together

As the preview shows, he is unable to function properly and is refusing to go back to work. Episode ‘Heartbreak’ is indeed about Shaun’s broken heart and that would most likely be the theme of the upcoming chapter of medical drama and we can expect an emotional ride through Shaun’s situation.

Take a look at what’s coming and what could possibly happen with Shaun.


‘The Good Doctor’ Season 3 Episode 18 ‘Heartbreak’ will air on Tuesday, March 9, at 10pm/9c, only on ABC.

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