‘The Good Doctor’ Recap and Review: “Aftermath”
We’ve got plenty to catch up on for The Good Doctor. We’re looking back on episode 12, “Aftermath”. In this episode, the doctors of St. Bonaventure dealt with the consequences of their actions during their dramatic quarantine. Here’s a recap and my take.
While everyone tried to decompress, a representative arrived requesting access to files on everything that went down from the moment the first patient arrived and Andrews was not pleased. While Lim brushed off Melendez’ attempt to comfort her, Reznick asked Claire to join her for brunch and mimosas. When they got together, Reznick wasn’t as inviting and Claire was not here for it. The pair finally defrosted and opened up about their issues; Claire’s mom was getting evicted and Morgan’s struggles with Tyler’s death. Not wanting to be alone, Morgan went along to see Claire’s mom.
Elsewhere, Park was able to convince his ex-wife to stay a little longer so they could spend time together with their son and Glassman told Shaun that both he and Lea needed more friends. To prove his point, Lea invited Shaun to lunch.
Things got a little bit heated between Park and his ex-wife as they discussed why the split, while Andrews let his feelings about the investigation be known. He went to Allegra who agreed that he couldn’t effectively balance being St. Bonaventure’s president and chief of surgery.
Elsewhere, Claire and Morgan learned that her mother was being abused by her boyfriend. When they went to warn him to leave her alone, they found out that he never laid a hand on her and that he had asked her to marry him. Claire questioned her mom about it and found that her mother was scared and didn’t know how to tell him that she wasn’t ready. Back at St. Bonaventure, the investigator told Andrews her discoveries on Dr. Lim, Murphy, and Melendez and that she would be requesting they lose their medical licenses.
Ignorant to all of this, Shaun and Glassman went go-carting with Lea and Dr. Park enjoyed time with his family. Although Glassman zoned out near the end of their race, he claimed that he was okay. Andrews went back to the rep to take the blame and defend his doctors, but she didn’t budge. Later, Lim and Melendez had a heart to heart where she apologized for her behavior and confessed her feelings for him. He told her that he felt the same way, but it wasn’t a good idea with them prepping to have a spotlight on them. He went along with her idea to keep it a secret.
While Shaun dealt with his feelings for Lea after meeting her boyfriend, Melendez took Lim home from the hospital, and Park’s ex-wife agreed to try again.
Final take on The Good Doctor, “Aftermath”
Episode 12 had plenty of relationship dynamics on display from Shaun and Lea and Andrews and the rep, to Melendez and Lim. The dynamic between Lim and Melendez definitely is interesting. I was hoping they’d have their relationship buildup take a little longer, but I’m sure this “keep it secret” plan will create more than enough drama. Poor Glassman’s arc has great pacing but is always a sad spot this season. I applaud Richard Schiff for his great work during his character’s arc. I’m interested to see how Shaun comes to view Lea and his feelings for her.
I’m giving The Good Doctor, “Aftermath” an 8 out of 10.
Kira McCall covers entertainment for MFST. She’s a freelance writer and alum of Towson University where she studied advertising, public relations, and creative writing. Follow her on Twitter at cocovanilla45 (GirlsofManyFandoms) and kiramira_.
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