The Good Doctor season 2: Freddie Highmore teases Lea’s return

The Good DoctorWhile there may not be so much that is known in terms of why Lea is coming back onto The Good Doctor season 2 or how, rest assured that she is. Not only that, but the character is expected to be around on a full-time basis! You don’t promote Paige Spara to series regular for no reason, after all.

Unfortunately, it’s pretty hard to get details out of star Freddie Highmore in terms of precisely what is coming for Shaun Murphy and Lea; yet, he does know more than the average performer does at this time of year. Why? Here’s what he had to say on the subject in a new edition of Entertainment Weekly‘s Chasing Emmy Podcast:

“It’s funny because actors can usually just rely on the excuse that they have no idea what’s coming, so they don’t have to give any teases about what’s happening in season 2. But I’m actually in the middle of being in the writers’ room, so I know lots of what’s going to happen with Lea and Shaun, and all of it is exciting, but I can’t reveal any of it.”

Highmore is the sort of performer who loves to spread his wings and get involved in other aspects of production. He will be both writing an episode this season and directing another, and with that in mind he’s got a really great sense as to what some of the story is going to be coming up. He’s very much a part of it, and that has to be excited for him given that he should have a little more input as to how this relationship should progress.

When you think about the relationship between Shaun and Lea as a whole, it’s clear that there is a balancing act that goes along with it. While there are some clear feelings that are present there, you also don’t want to progress things between them along so quickly so that they don’t have all of the necessary conversations leading up to. Shaun is a good person but there is a different approach needed for him. Lea has started to figure that out but there is still more work that needs to be done.

Related Take a behind-the-scenes look at season 2 pre-production

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