SPOILER ALERT: The story consists of particulars concerning the Season 4 finale of The Good Doctor.
The conclusion of The Good Doctor’s two-part Season 4 finale marked the final episode as a sequence common for star Antonia Thomas who is leaving the ABC medical drama. In addition to bidding goodbye to her character, Dr. Claire Browne, the Guatemala-set finale featured main developments for all different San Jose St. Bonaventure docs on the journey in addition to excellent news for Miguel, the affected person with an cute “ugly” canine and no household who was heartbreakingly taken off the record of 12 individuals chosen for life-saving operations after he developed a last-minute well being complication.
Foreshadowing what was to come back for Claire, Dr. Karla Saravia (Allegra Fulton), the pinnacle of surgical procedure on the native hospital who had been paired together with her within the OR, informed her early within the episode that there are three sorts of overseas docs who come to Guatemala, those that care an excessive amount of, those that care too little and a those that study to distance themselves to do their job. While Claire mentioned she hoped she was within the third group, Karla informed her, “You are in your own group. You care so deeply but it only gives you more strength.”
Lea was packed and headed to Hershey however the lady with a new child child on the hospital, whose picture had triggered a brand new wave of grief for Lea in Part 1, requested her to assist her with the child who was having respiratory issues. Lea, with some help from Shaun, cared for the child woman who, after some scary moments, was OK.
Shaun made a video name to Glassman admitting that he was “not doing well at all.” “Lea is sad and I don’t know how to make her less sad,” Shaun mentioned.
Glassman, who’s going by main marital issues, didn’t provide recommendation. “I’ve always loved that you have asked me for advice and I always will but I’ve noticed the last while, you’ve needed me less and less,” Glassman mentioned. “It got me thinking… you can do anything, you are good at this, better than you think.”
Most docs confronted unexpected obstacles throughout their surgical procedures.
Shaun was in the midst of a dangerous operation when the ability all of a sudden went out, and he needed to rely fully on his really feel.
Marcus Andrews urgently wanted titanium mini plates after he needed to change extra bones than anticipated for the younger boy with a facial embolism. Nurse Ana Morales steered going to a dental surgeon catering to the wealthy. The dentist had the plates however jacked up the value. Andrews ended up giving the man his marriage ceremony band as cost. He admitted to Ana that he had been flirting together with her amid marital points, and she or he informed him that he would make his marriage work.
Claire’s affected person, a mother with gallstones, turned out to have gallbladder most cancers. Removing the tumor would require 3 times the time allotted for the surgical procedure. She requested Dr. Audrey Lim and Dr. Andrews to step in however neither might assist with out endangering their very own sufferers. Despite Claire’s lack of expertise — she had by no means led such a fancy surgical procedure — “we should let her keep going,” Lim mentioned, noting that the lady would die with out the surgical procedure anyway. “Claire gives her a fighting chance.”
Later, Claire’s affected person began bleeding out. She ran to Shaun for a seek the advice of. There had been two attainable sources for the bleed, and if she guessed mistaken, the lady would possibly die. Shaun famous that one of many choices was statistically extra doubtless however Claire believed it was the opposite.
“Neither of us know for sure but you are good at this, better than you think,” Saun informed her, channeling Glassman. She went together with her intestine and was proper. The lady was saved.
Dr. Lim and Dr. Mateo Rendón Osma’s (Osvaldo Benavides) relationship deepened as they too needed to overcome difficulties throughout their surgical procedure. They shared issues that had been very private – she revealed that she has PTSD, he informed her that he had an excellent warrant within the US stemming from an arrest for pot place throughout his residency that “got physical.”
As he was seeing her off on the bus to the airport, Mateo informed Lim that he was contemplating getting a lawyer to straighten out his authorized difficulty so he might come go to her in San Jose.
With Benavides joining the cast of The Good Doctor as a sequence common subsequent season, it’s secure to imagine that he would comply with by on his plan.
On the identical bus journey to the airport. Karla supplied Claire to remain as a surgeon on the clinic. Lim informed Claire he ought to take the job.
Claire wasn’t certain. “I cant’t speak the language, I don’t know anyone here, I just started relationship with my father. I’m not ready,” she mentioned, to which Lim responded, “All legitimate concerns but what I didn’t hear is one single reason you don’t want to do this. You’ve spent so many years thinking your heart was a liability, it made you care too much, it hurt too much. But maybe here caring too much is exactly what’s needed.”
Morgan’s affected person, a younger man with a hernia, got here again after he had ignored post-op directions to relaxation and as a substitute went again to work to offer for his siblings. She match him in however confronted a complication. Alex got here in and completed the surgical procedure for her.
“You inspire me and annoy me, a small price to pay,” he informed a distraught Morgan after the surgical procedure. On the bus to the airport, she informed him she wished a buddy and wished him and Heather one of the best. He informed her that he had damaged up with Heather the evening earlier than and the 2 admitted that they’d emotions for one another.
At the airport, Claire mentioned goodbye to her colleagues.
“You were far too good for us anyway,” Andrews mentioned. “I’m proud of you Dr. Browne.”
She went to Shaun final.
“I’m sad that people need to move forward,” he informed her. “I hope you are moving forward.”
“I think I am Shaun,” Claire replied.
Shaun famous that he had had by no means hugged her, and she or he embraced him for the primary time.
After Claire left, Lea informed Shaun that she was not going to Hershey and that she wished to spend the remainder of her life with him. She requested him to marry her, and he mentioned sure. (or “Of course, I love you,” to be precise.)
Shaun then shouted, “We are getting married,” and, as he had performed with each main growth in his life over the previous 4 years, he instantly added, “I have to tell Claire.”
The finale had yet one more heartwarming ending in retailer as Claire, joined by Karla, kicked off her first surgical procedure as a health care provider on the hospital. The affected person was none apart from Miguel, who had been final seen strolling away from the clinic along with his little canine in toe, doubtless destined to die, as Shaun waved at him. Miguel would now be saved too as his loyal canine sat patiently exterior, ready for his human.