‘The Good Doctor’ season 5 episode 5 will see Murphy and Park treat an Asian man who was a victim of a hate crime. However, his severe jaw fracture and stubborn habit of appearing strong jeopardize the treatment. At his side is his daughter, who tries to get him to agree to surgery. However, her father won’t budge. As the doctors try their best to treat, they’ll also learn about the racial context behind the patient’s stubbornness. The official synopsis also states that Lea will be trying to raise Shaun’s negative patient satisfaction scores behind his back.
Freddie Highmore stars as Dr. Shaun Murphy, Paige Spara as Lea Dilallo, and Hill Harper as Dr. Marcus Andrews. Richard Schiff stars as Dr. Aaron Glassman, Antonia Thomas as Dr. Claire Browne, and Christina Chang as Dr. Audrey Lim. Fiona Gubelmann stars as Dr. Morgan Reznick, Will Yun Lee as Dr. Alex Park, and Elfina Luk as Nurse Dalisay Villanueva. Bria Henderson stars as Dr. Jordan Allen, Sheila Kelley as Debbie Wexler, and Noah Galvin as Dr. Asher Wolke. Osvaldo Benavides stars as Dr. Mateo Rendon Osma and Rachel Bay Jones as Salen Morrison.
Let’s now delve into all that episode 5 of The Good Doctor season 5 will entail. Spoilers ahead!
The Good Doctor Season 5 Episode 5 Release Date
The Good Doctor season 5 episode 5 will release on November 1, at 10 pm ET, on ABC. It will be available to stream on Hulu a day after it airs on ABC. The total number of episodes in the ongoing season is currently unknown. The title for the next episode is “Crazytown”. Rebecca Moline has directed the episode with the teleplay from Sam Chanse and Jessica Grasl.
Where to Watch The Good Doctor Season 5 Online — Streaming Details
‘The Good Doctor’ season 5 airs weekly on ABC. You can also stream the show online on ABC’s official website and Hulu. There’s also the option to access ABC online via TV streaming services. These include Fubo TV, Hulu+Live TV, YouTube TV, and DirecTV. International viewers can also head to Netflix for all the previous seasons of The Good Doctor.
The Good Doctor S05E04 Recap
Episode 4 saw Shaun dealing with a self-taught father of a patient. The patient is a girl who’s suffering from abdominal problems. Salen allows the father of the girl, Walt, to act as a consultant on the case. This, of course, doesn’t go down well with Shaun, who objects to his involvement. He cites his lack of a medical degree to be the reason he shouldn’t be consulting. Initially, Walt’s suggestions and ideas prove right, leading other doctors to take them seriously. Meanwhile, it only rubs Shaun off the wrong way. Walt’s ideas and involvement get on his nerves. Eventually, he bursts into anger and flips out. Dr. Andrews kicks him off the case.
Shaun then also confronts Salen about the billboard. However, when he meets the girl, she tells him she chose him because of the billboard. Shaun realizes he was wrong. He also realizes he must be wrong about her father as well. He shares this with Lea when he has an epiphany. Cracking the answer to the girl’s problems, he rushed off to stop the ongoing surgery. He pitches a new procedure that will avoid taking out the girl’s entire large intestine. Shaun’s ideas include Walt’s suggestions as well. The surgery is a success.
The Good Doctor Season 5 Episode 5 Preview
Episode 5 of The Good Doctor season 5 will release on November 1, 2021. The episode is going to focus on a case of hate crime. According to the official synopsis, Dr. Park and Dr. Murphy will treat an Asian patient. The man’s daughter has brought him to St. Bonaventure. However, the patient himself, as we see in the promo, isn’t keen on getting a treatment. We learn from the trailer that the patient was a victim of a hate crime. The assault bruised his jaw. Shaun examines the injury and states that he has suffered a Parasymphyseal fracture. The fracture is serious, and it can turn grace if left untreated. And that’s where the issue lies. The patient doesn’t want treatment.
From the official promo for episode 5, we learn of the reason behind his refusal to get treatment. His daughter tells Dr. Park that her father is a strong man. He puts on a brave face and keeps the bravado in order to deny the reality of the discriminatory treatment that he faces only because of his race. If he keeps up this bravado, however, he will have to pay with his life. He is in desperate need of surgery to repair his jaw. However, he is stubbornly refusing to undergo surgery. His daughter will try and talk him out of it, to be vulnerable again and save himself.
We later see his condition getting rather serious and the doctors rushing him to emergency care. His daughter expresses her fear that once he learns she chose surgery for him, he’ll hate her. Shaun tells her that it’s not him liking or hating her that matters now, it’s saving his life that does. Meanwhile, we’ll also see Lea sneakily try and raise Shaun’s negative patient satisfaction scores.