‘The Good Doctor’ Season 3 Episode 19 Preview: Why is the show on break before its grand finale?

The hit medical drama is all set to close its running season and is taking a break before it starts airing its two-part finale. Here’s why.


                            ‘The Good Doctor’ Season 3 Episode 19 Preview: Why is the show on break before its grand finale?
Still from 'The Good Doctor' (IMDb)
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As is the routine, every Monday night, our favorite doctors at the St. Bonaventure Hospital, take us through their weekly cases and personal challenges. But not this Monday night!

After a series of drama, heartbreaks, and medical challenges, the ongoing third season of ABC’s hottest primetime show will soon close its curtains. ‘The Good Doctor’ is all set to air its two-part finale by the end of this month. But before that, the show is taking a week’s break and you might wonder why.

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For starters, we usually see shows taking a quick and short “off-time” for a week or so before they air the grand finale. This keeps us all hooked for the upcoming episodes and also lets us join the conversation and speculate on what could or could not happen. For instance, in Episode 18, we saw a very dramatic scene between Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) and Lea Dilallo (Paige Spara), when he went to fight with his friend, express his angst, while ready to smash her car. And that was a huge cliffhanger!

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After all, we have no idea what Shaun’s state of mind would be going forward, and considering the season is ending soon, it could lead his character’s journey in any direction. While we can all rant about him acting out in the last episode, we do still look forward to what would happen to him, knowing his current state of mind, and how the writers end his story this season. But none of these will happen anytime soon, since the first part of the finale will now directly air on March 23.

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In the meantime, you might wonder what it will be replaced by at its air time. As we are all aware, the current coronavirus pandemic has shaken up the country and every possible aspect of our lives. And the entertainment industry is no different. With more than most shows going off-air or shutting down productions, we, the fans of ‘The Good Doctor,’ are thankful to be privy to its much-awaited season finale.

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However, during the week-long break, the network will air a coronavirus outbreak special, updating people on the current situation, preventive measures, and what could be the possibilities ahead. While we all know how much you (as well as us) would miss the show this week, conversations around the current epidemic are equally significant and will help us deal with it better.

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When the show comes back on air in a week, we will see yet another disaster striking our team of doctors and how they handle the crisis and lead to the big climax.

‘The Good Doctor’ Season 3 Episode 19 will air on Monday, March 23, 2020, at 10 pm/9c only on ABC.

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