The Good Doctor shook things up between Shaun and Lea. Literally.

When various liaison storylines appear to have punched dead ends, what to do besides invoke the posts with a natural disaster?

The Good Doctor Season 3 Episode 19 was the first of a two responsibility season finale involving the aftermath of a huge earthquake. Couldn’t the series have done better than this trope?

A Massive Earthquake - The Good Doctor Season 3 Episode 19

The shake had all the elements a soapy trouble plan needs.

The ventures were super high-pitched — doctors and regular patrons of the brewery alike were caught and could die.

Lea was randomly among the injured, and naturally , nothing knew if she was alive or dead.

And Shaun was on the recovery team.

It was obvious from the get-go that this was going to be a vehicle to get Shaun and Lea back together.

On High Alert - The Good Doctor Season 3 Episode 19

Kudos to the writers for being semi-original about it, though.

The most obvious road to this was for Shaun to find and extricate Lea and for her to decide to give him a chance.

But as Steve pointed out in Shaun’s latest fantasy, that wasn’t going to work. Thankfully.

Vera: If we get out of this alive, let’s promise to move on. You can do better than Lea. Not that I have any business suggesting that. I’m still hung up on Paul.Shaun: No, I don’t want to move on. Vera: Shaun, she – Shaun: I “ve always known” I could be a good doctor, but before I satisfy Lea I didn’t know I could drive a car or do tequila shots or fall in love. I don’t want to stop being the person I am with Lea. She makes me more. But I don’t reach her more. If I did, Lea would want to be my girlfriend.

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Instead, Lea overheard Shaun’s heartfelt proclamation of adore and cried … exclusively for Shaun to be caught in a spate a second later.

First Responders - The Good Doctor Season 3 Episode 19

The danger Shaun noticed himself in earn for an exciting cliffhanger, but come on.

The succession revolves around him being a doctor with autism and has been revitalized for a fourth season. So Shaun will have to be just fine, at least physically, for The Good Doctor to continue.

Shaun: I am not alarmed. I am not afraid. I am not afraid.Steve: Of trend “youre gonna”. You know why? Cause this is stupid scary.

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Most likely, Shaun will have a close call while Lea chafes and realises how much he means to her.

It would be a cool change if somehow Carly were the one waiting to tell Shaun how relieved she is that he’s okay when he gets out of this, but that doesn’t seem likely.

Melendez is Stuck - The Good Doctor Season 3 Episode 19

The accident tale wasn’t all bad, though. Vera was an interesting character and I’d love for Shaun to develop a affection with her outside of them being stuck in the same place after the earthquake.

And all of the medical disputes resulting from the disaster were as compelling as any of the more traditional medical contingencies at St. Bonadventure.

Park’s determination to save Casey was among the best of the medical plotlines.

Lim’s bulletin that Casey was going to die as soon as the bar was face-lift off him was heartbreaking information indeed. This was a little girl with his whole life ahead of him who was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Park is at his best when connecting with patients. We don’t get enough of this back of him because he’s too often stuck in the background, bickering with Morgan over something stupid.

Back on Staff - The Good Doctor Season 3 Episode 19

But not this time. Park maintained a scared kid corporation, comforted him, spurred him, and eventually felt a method to perhaps be saved.

Lim was right to call Park out on Casey reminding him of his own son. But in a way, it didn’t matter.

As a doctor, Park is supposed to do what’s best for his case, and if a long shot surgery was the only way to try to save Casey, then that was what he needed to do regardless of why he was motivated to save him.

I wasn’t a big fan of play-act surgeries in the middle of the rubble. How could that surrounding possibly be sterile enough to prevent infection?

But leaving that aside, Park’s idea might have saved Casey’s life, or at least stopped him alive ’til his papa could get there.

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Claire and Melendez proceeded the full MacGyver route with the surgery they did on Marta.

On TV, doctors do surgery with household components more often than not( anyone retain Royal Pains ?), and it’s ever hard to suspend incredulity for such things.

Noreen was right to be concerned about this busines, although if moving Marta prior to removing the clamped would leave her paralyzed, they didn’t have much choice.

Noreen: I will push your wheelchair, obliterate your cavity. Whatever you need. And I will be grateful for it. Because you will still be alive. We will still be on our undertaking. Five times isn’t enough.Noreen’s spouse: Thank you for taking care of me. Again. Five times isn’t fairly. Nonetheless long I have with you isn’t enough.

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Noreen and Marta’s conversation about the surgery was sweet, though. Talk about undying charity!

Assessing the Damage - The Good Doctor Season 3 Episode 19

Of route, the surgery itself was half a vehicle to return Claire and Melendez closer together…only for Melendez to collapse at the last second.

Unlike Shaun, Melendez isn’t vital to The Good Doctor. He’s important to many of the residents, and to Lim, but his absence would be a source of drama rather than destroying the series’ part premise.

And it would draw the carpet out from under Claire if Melendez were to die just as she was opening herself up to the possibility of having feelings for him.

Will The Good Doctor go as far as killing him off? I hope not, but I wouldn’t be surprised.

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Finally, the awarding for the stupidest decision goes to Morgan. No astound there.

Morgan: Why are you employing plaster? Nurse: You said I had to cast her. You didn’t tell me to – Morgan: Use fiberglass which takes half the time and is twice as efficient? I didn’t fantasize I had to instruct you to use common sense.

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Morgan is generally annoying and often stirs stupid decisions, which is why Andrews was right not to leave her in charge of the ER.

From the second she are available to do triage and not use her mitts at all, it was obvious that at some moment she was going to decide to do surgery when she’s physically incapable of it.

There “mustve been” SOME surgeon she could page to do the woman’s surgery. There’s no way that she can do it herself, and she’s just opening the hospital up to a litigation by trying.

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Of course, if she’d listened to the elderly harbour earlier instead of insisting there was no way the patient could be pregnant, the ectopic maternity might have been caught before individual patients needed surgery right that second.

Either highway, this was a bad project, and surely this is gonna be major fallout from it.

Your turn, The Good Doctor fanatics.

Did you experience this natural disaster story, or would you preferably have had a more traditional story involving instances at the hospital?

Hit SHOW COMMENTS and share your thoughts.

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The Good Doctor to continue its efforts to breeze on ABC on Mondays at 10 PM EST/ PST. The Season 3 finale airs on March 24, 2020.

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