The Good Doctor Season 5, Episode 4: Shaun falls ill while treating a young patient, Salen’s changes continue to affect

The Good Doctor Season 5 Episode 4 featured one of the most difficult situations for Dr. Shaun Murphy. His ASD mental condition led to him having a mental breakdown. He handled the situation after the breakdown with professionalism. The following article contains a recap of The Good Doctor Season 4.

What happened in The Good Doctor Season 5 Episode 4

Salen has been putting pressure on Shaun, according to his fans. Shaun was stressed by the changes she made. Season 5 Episode 4 of The Good Doctor featured Shaun being surprised to see a billboard featuring his image and the tagline “Doctor with ASD.” He confronted Salen.

Before displaying the billboard at the hospital, she didn’t even ask Shaun for permission. Salen and Shaun had a second debate about the incident. Salen was deemed to be at fault this time and she suggested that he take 48 hours to reflect on the matter. Shaun eventually saw a young boy inspired by the billboard, and he agreed that it should stay.

Shaun gets pulled off a case

Episode 4 of The Good Doctor Season 5 featured a young girl who was admitted to the hospital with abdominal problems. Her father was well-versed in her condition and had done extensive research on the matter for many years. Salen ordered Shaun then to listen to his father and be treated as a medical consultant.

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Shaun wasn’t happy with the decision that would create a stressful environment for someone with ASD. He refused to listen to his father and suggested that the child needed surgery. The test results showed that Holly didn’t need surgery and the father was correct. However, Shaun refused to listen to anyone without a medical license.

The Good Doctor Season 5, Episode 4: Shaun falls ill while treating a young patient, Salen's changes continue to affect

In Episode 4, Walt has a risky idea, which Shaun opposed. Andrews continued with the suggestion, which led to Holly coughing up blood. After the incident Shaun lost his cool, and he snapped at Walt, her father. Andrew then kicked Shaun out the medical room.

Later, Shaun suggested an alternative to the intestine surgery. Everyone agreed. Walt was able to accept the remodified surgery as a success, and Shaun said that he was the best father Shaun ever had.

Reznick And Park Handle A Transplantation Case

In The Good Doctor Season 5 Episode 4, Reznick and Park helped a woman in need of lung transplantation. The mother had left her young son, and she returned years later to the hospital. The lung transplantation idea proved ineffective as they suggested that only a small portion of her son’s lungs could be used.

Although the mother was against it, her son was willing to take on the task. Park and Reznick had a heated debate about what to do next. Lim finally agreed. As the son consented, she suggested that the transplant be carried out. In episode 4, the son gave a portion his lung to the mother, saving her life.

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The Good Doctor Season 5, Episode 4: Shaun falls ill while treating a young patient, Salen's changes continue to affect

When will the next episode air?

ABC will air Season 5’s fifth episode on November 1, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. ET. Every episode of season 5 airs on Mondays with an average runtime 45 minutes. Keep watching for the next episode preview.

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