The Good Doctor Recap: Hard Calls — Plus, Glassman Is Visited by [Spoiler]

TVLine | 10/8/2018 | Ryan Schwartz
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Fall behind? Read our previous Good Doctor recap here.

This week on The Good Doctor, Shaun and Morgan get stuck with a 36-hour ER shift, while Claire, Park and Melendez treat a young woman whose husband is faced with an impossible choice.

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Before we get to any of that, though, let us first check in with Dr. Glassman, who we last saw being administered anesthesia at the end of Episode 2. He wakes up in recovery and is immediately greeted by Shaun, who tells him that his brain surgery was a success. The only thing he needs now is plenty of rest, followed by chemo and radiation. Unable to sleep, Glassman grows hypersensitive to the sights and sounds around him. At one point, he hears a voice in the distance, which we later realize belongs to Maddie. Later, a vision of his dead daughter (played by The Americans‘ Holly Taylor) appears before him, and he’s brought to tears. Is it a dream? An hallucination? We’ll have to wait until next week to find out.

Shaun and Morgan, meanwhile, are sent down to the ER to cover a shift. Among the patients they deal with is a drugged-up teen with a long-lasting erection. He returns 12 hours later, and the priapism has yet to alleviate itself, despite an earlier draining procedure to prevent necrosis. Shaun eventually has a breakthrough (because of course he does), recognizing that the patient doesn’t have priapism, but an epidural abscess with pelvic extension. The solution? A surgery to prevent irreversible paralysis.

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Throughout the day, Shaun continues to avoid Lea. Claire explains to Shaun that it can’t just be one person who does the talking in a relationship, and he has to listen to what Lea has to say. Morgan, meanwhile, proves she’ll forever be the worst when she tells Shaun...
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