Is The Good Doctor new tonight on ABC? You’ve probably heard a good bit about the upcoming episode — it features Daniel Dae Kim for the first time as Dr. Jackson Han, and it’s also directed by Freddie Highmore. It’s one of the most-anticipated installments of the season, and it’s the sort that you would want of course want to watch immediately if not sooner.
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Alas, you’re going to have to wait for another week. There is no new episode of the series on the air tonight, but you are going to have a chance to see “Risk and Reward” play out next week. In that episode, you’ll learn that Dr. Han is the new Chief of Surgery and he also doesn’t have a lot of patience for Shaun Murphy. As a matter of fact, he’s going to make it very hard for him to do anything to advance his career … and that’s something that will carry over into season 2 episode 16 (entitled “Believe”) airing on February 25. This morning, ABC announced the official synopsis for that episode, and you can check that out below:
The new chief of surgery, Dr. Jackson Han (Daniel Dae Kim), believes Dr. Shaun Murphy is a liability more than an asset and works to keep him out of the operating room permanently.
So yeah, things are going to go from bad to really bad for Shaun at the St. Bonaventure Hospital. If he can’t be in the operating room it makes Shaun far less useful and eventually, it could lead to him getting his marching orders. After all, working with patients outside of the operating room is far from Shaun’s specialty.
We know that his problems with Dr. Han will not be over in this episode either, as Kim’s arc is going to last at least until the end of the 18-episode second season. Beyond that, we’ll just have to wait and see — though personally, we wouldn’t have a problem seeing him sticking around for a while. Even if we dislike the character at first, that’s probably the goal given that he is in opposition to Shaun. There was a pretty similar relationship that we saw between the fans and Morgan after her arrival, and we do think that there has been a little bit of a turnaround with her over time.
What do you want to see moving forward on The Good Doctor? Be sure to share some of your thoughts/hopes in the comments. (Photo: ABC.)