THE GOOD DOCTOR season 3, episode 6 returns after an absence of a couple of weeks. Here’s a look at what will happen in the next instalment called 45-Degree Angle?
Season three of The Good Doctor returned to screens recently as Dr Shaun Murphy (played by Freddie Highmore) faced new challenges both personal and professional. The new series will see Dr Murphy pushed further than ever before as he tries to build on his medical skills. However, Dr Murphy will also find himself challenged romantically when he embarks on dating despite being on the spectrum.
What will happen in The Good Doctor season 3, episode 6?
Episode six from season three of The Good Doctor is titled 45-Degree Angle and will be airing on ABC in America tonight (Monday, November 4) at 10pm ET/9pm CT.
The show has been off-air for two weeks but will be hitting screens again this week.
British viewers are a couple of weeks behind their US counterparts, which means 45-Degree Angle won’t be airing until early December on Sky Witness, factoring in a two-week gap as well.
A synopsis for the episode reads: “While performing his first solo surgery, Dr. Shaun Murphy alienates a nurse, which puts his residency in jeopardy; Dr. Neil Melendez (Nicholas Gonzalez) disagrees with Dr. Audrey Lim on a risky surgery; Dr. Claire Brown (Antonia Thomas) spirals into self-destructive behaviors [sic].”
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A promo has also been released by the US network and sees Dr Murphy having a meltdown mid-way through surgery.
The short snippet opens with Dr Murphy being handed a surgical tool during an operation.
However, he quickly becomes irate as he tells his colleague: “You are handing them to me incorrectly. You need to leave the OR. Leave now!”
The rest of the staff look alarmed as Dr Shaun becomes more distressed and time ticks away on the procedure.
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The promo cuts to Dr Morgan Redneck (Fiona Gubelmann), who says: “Shaun’s problem is communication.”
He’s then reprimanded by Dr Audrey Lim (Christina Chang), who tells him: “This happens again – that will be the end of your residency.”
The teaser comes to an abrupt close as Dr Murphy looks upset as his career could be coming to an end.
ABC released a further clip showing the direct aftermath of Dr Murphy’s meltdown as his job hangs in the balance.
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Dr Murphy is heard ranting incoherently but Dr Alex Park (Will Yun Lee) manages to bring him down by getting him to breathe slowly.
Eventually, Dr Murphy is able to articulate what’s going through his mind, suggesting an experimental technique being used in Japan which could help their patient.
There appears to be a positive outcome as Dr Murphy explains the procedure which his senior colleagues decide to do with him talking them through it.
Along with drama in the hospital, Dr Murphy’s friend Dr Brown will be struggling with the death of her alcoholic mother Breeze (Sharon Leal).
Speaking to TV Line how Dr Brown will cope with the grief, actress Thomas said: “The way that she deals with [Breeze’s death] is relatively unusual.
“Although Claire is very open with her patients and empathetic in that way, when it comes to herself, she kind of goes into shutdown mode, and that is something we are exploring quite heavily. You’re going to see an interesting change.”
Reflecting on whether Dr Murphy would offer support, she said: “It’s interesting, because Shaun is quite bound up with what’s happening with him and Carly.
“Obviously, he’s a great friend to Claire, but she’s not as transparent about her life.
“So it falls to another colleague that you may not necessarily expect to be there for her, and they form a slightly unlikely bond over this, which has been really lovely to play. I’m not going to say who, but you’ll find out soon enough.”