ABC’s medical drama The Good Doctor season two continues on Monday, November 26, 2018 with an episode titled “Empathy.” Season two episode nine was directed by Joanna Kerns from a script by Karen Struck. Kerns is best known for her starring role in Growing Pains, and after directing an episode of that popular sitcom in 1992 she’s continued behind the camera directing dozens of episodes of shows including This Is Us, Jane the Virgin, and The Goldbergs.
Tyler Ritter guest stars in episode nine as George Reynolds. Mason Gooding guests as Billy Cayman.
The series’ season two cast includes Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy, Antonia Thomas as Dr. Claire Browne, Nicholas Gonzalez as Dr. Neil Melendez, Hill Harper as Dr. Marcus Andrews, Richard Schiff as Dr. Aaron Glassman, and Tamlyn Tomita as Allegra Aoki. Christina Chang is Dr. Audrey Lim, Fiona Gubelmann is Dr. Morgan Reznick, Will Yun Lee is Dr. Alex Park, and Paige Spara plays Lea.
The “Empathy” Plot – Dr. Neil Melendez, Dr. Morgan Reznick and Dr. Claire Brown grapple with a patient’s wish to perform an operation that would keep him from acting on his pedophilic urges; and Dr. Shaun Murphy learns a lesson in empathy.
The Good Doctor Season 2 Plot:
Dr. Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, relocated to San Jose, California, to join the prestigious St. Bonaventure Hospital’s surgical unit. Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, his only advocate, Dr. Aaron Glassman, challenged the skepticism and prejudices of the hospital’s board and staff by bringing him in to join the team. Shaun’s world has begun to expand as he continues to work harder than he ever has before, navigating his new environment and relationships to prove to his colleagues that his extraordinary medical gifts will save lives.