For this edition of our ongoing spotlight series for The Good Doctor season 2, we’re putting the focus on Lea. Why not? Paige Spara was just promoted to series regular and entering this batch of episodes, it feels fairly clear that she is going to have a very integral role.
Through most of her time in season 1, we understood that Lea represented something for Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) that he did not really have anywhere else. She treated him like a normal person, and someone she could care about as a friend and even something more. Their romantic connection was unavoidable, but it was cut short by LEa moving to the east coast. Yet, she’s back this season, and that could potentially open up things for her and Shaun all over again.
Now that we’ve said that … we don’t exactly want to see Lea exist just as someone Shaun can be with romantically. She, and the show itself, are far more interesting if there is a lot of complexity.
First and foremost, we want to know why Lea is back now in the first place, especially since there is a pretty good chance that it is not because of Shaun. Also, you do have to wonder if her relationship status has changed. Are some of the feelings still there as they were? She does need time to settle in and then following that, try to start getting a good sense as to what the remainder of her life could be like.
After the settling-in period, from there it would be nice to see / understand more of what Lea is doing outside of her personal life. It’d be great to see a little more of her work life or her relationships with some other characters — even if it’s Kenny. It’d be rather cool to see her and Shaun team up in order to take the guy down after all of the times he took advantage of Shaun at the end of last season.
Beyond all of this, we’d also just like to see Shaun in a position where he can actually help Lea with a personal problem. She’s been almost a guide for him, and with that it’d be interesting to see the tables turn for some sort of upcoming storyline.
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