The Good Doctor episode 16 carries with it the title of “Pain,” and based on what the sneak peek below for the episode may be trying to tell us, there can be benefits that come from difficult challenges.
Within this episode, you are going to see Dr. Shaun Murphy do his best to help a wheelchair-bound man to make some big decisions when it comes to his future. He is making a decision to try for a risky surgery that may help him be able to walk again; yet, in making this decision Shaun points out that there may be a part of him that is lost in the process. There are things that this man learned about himself through being in a wheelchair, and these are things that other people started to admire in him. The conversation Shaun has with him about this, one in which Shaun describes some of his own positive qualities that may stem in part from his autism, is really quite beautiful and is perfectly-written. It’s simple in a way, and it’s also emotional without trying too hard to pull at the heartstrings. All Shaun is doing is presenting a scenario in which this man loses something that is a big part of his identity and is not quite the same after the fact.
In response, the man does insist that he will take some of the lessons that he has learned and apply them to the future. Whether or not he actually does that remains to be seen.
This episode may or may not bring to you any story that is actually relevant in a week or two’s time, but we’re okay with that. This is a show that is at times just about personal growth and people working to understand each other better. If there are more scenes like the one below throughout the hour, we have a feeling that we are going to be in for quite a treat.
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