The Good Doctor episode 7 preview: Shaun Murphy’s relatable case

Good Doctor episode 7The Good Doctor episode 7 is airing on ABC next week, and that’s great news for most of you out there concerned about having to endure another hiatus. This installment is entitled “22 Steps,” and this should prove to be an opportunity for all of us to see Dr. Shaun Murphy in a different, more challenging environment than any other he’s experienced. He’s a doctor with autism, and here he will also take on a patient with autism — while dealing with some surprising twists and turns along the way.

By “twists and turns” in this case, we are actually referencing more behavioral patterns than anything when it comes to plot developments. The Good Doctor episode 7 synopsis CarterMatt has for you below offers up some additional insight:

“Dr. Shaun Murphy has to confront prejudice from an unlikely source when he takes on the case of a patient with autism, and Dr. Jared Kalu has to learn to accept his limitations as a surgeon.”

Everyone does want to hold firm on (some level) to that idealistic viewpoint that there is no prejudice in the world and that we’re all on the same page, but that is very rarely the case. Often those with autism (or other challenges in the mental/behavioral space) are discriminated against on a widespread level and don’t have a voice or representation to speak out against it. The message in this episode could and should be powerful; this show offers up an opportunity to tell one of these stories through the lens of characters who know about this from a very personal level.

As for the Dr. Kalu storyline the biggest thing that we can say about it is that this is a struggle that many surgeons go through — and the same can be said for many other people who work within high-powered professions. It can be very difficult to turn off that part of the brain where you think you can do everything. All of us go through learning experiences. This could be a chance for that to happen.

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