'The Good Doctor' Season 4: What the final scenes of the Season 3 finale mean for Shaun and Lea

After endless trials and tribulations, the boy finally gets his girl and the new couple is all set for a whole deal of romance and an all-new chapter of their lives


                            'The Good Doctor' Season 4: What the final scenes of the Season 3 finale mean for Shaun and Lea
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Remember how we were contemplating just before the big finale whether Dr Shaun Murphy will win back his love for Dr Lea Dilalo? Well, that finally happened. In a dramatic and emotional end to the third season of the hit medical series, our hero gets his girl and thus makes headway for the upcoming season.

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The tear-jerker, heart-wrenching Episode 20 was mostly about love lost and found. Dr Claire Browne confessed her love for Dr Neil Melendez, although he died (or not. Read why we refuse to believe he's dead). Dr Alex Park rediscovered his love for his family, whom he had left to pursue his passion of a surgeon.

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However, Shaun and Lea beat everyone else with a romantic ending to the season. Or should we say, the start of a brand new love story? Half of this season was about Shaun realizing his feelings for Lea to the extent that he and his former girlfriend broke up. However, Lea claimed not to feel the same way for Shaun.

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And as is the case with most rejections, Shaun had a meltdown, went into a depressive state, went to see Lea seeking answers, but to no avail. Ultimately, when his life was in danger and he was almost preparing himself to move on without expectation of love, Lea has a revelation.

In what would be a "life-changing" episode, Lea professes her love for Shaun saying the only thing Shaun always wanted to hear – "I'm such a stupid idiot for not seeing it, but I love you with all my heart." The scene ends with a kiss and marks a happy ending to an otherwise emotionally disturbing and heartbreaking season finale.

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Having said that, it will also be wrong to say that only romance will be the center of all attention in Season 4. Now, what does it mean for the upcoming season?

As is the news, the hit medical series will be back soon with an all-new Season 4. And going by how the third season ended, we can see that this blooming relationship of Shaun and Lea will take precedence in the coming days.

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How will this relationship look like and where do we see it going? Well, for starters, it will not be easy for Shaun to accept Lea right after her disheartening behavior with him. He will probably take some time and mull over things once the trauma of the disaster settles down.

Also, Shaun is still unaware of Neil's death. From what we know of his chemistry with the senior surgeon, Shaun will not take this lightly.

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We are also going to see Claire's evolution. The loss of her love and a great friend could throw her in either direction. She could suddenly become more responsible and mature, or become traumatized and lose her grip over life.

After all, the girl had lost a lot of loved ones in recent times and this was the final blow that could easily push her off the edge. To summarize, it will another season of intense drama, emotional upheavals, and triage for our favorite doctors.

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‘The Good Doctor’ will be back with an all-new Season 4 soon on ABC. Stay tuned for more updates on time and schedule and to know about who's in and who's out in the upcoming season.

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