A young surgeon with autism and Savant syndrome is recruited into the pediatric surgical unit of a prestigious hospital. The question will arise: can a person who doesn't have the ability to relate to people actually save their lives?
Cast: Freddie Highmore, Richard Schiff, Hill Harper, Nicholas Gonzalez, Antonia Thomas, Chuku Modu, Irene Keng, Beau Garrett, Jasika Nicole, Graham Verchere
Disaster strikes as a huge earthquake rocks the city of San Jose, leaving the hospital staff on high alert and lives under threat.
The city of San Jose is rocked by a massive earthquake that puts the staff of St. Bonaventure Hospital on high alert as they race to assess the damage.
A patient has a rare form of dwarfism; a young man who had both arms torn off in a previous farming accident must be treated; Shaun reacts to an emotional situation.
A patient with a mysterious and undiagnosed illness that has baffled other doctors for years forces Shaun and the team to take some big risks. Dr. Brown and Dr. Melendez continue to navigate their feelings for each other.
Dr. Murphy becomes obsessed with performing an autopsy on a Jane Doe, which challenges his relationships at the hospital; a male college student has a mysterious split personality disorder.
After Shaun treats a famous patient, he deals with unwanted attention. Carly's efforts to separate Shaun from Lea are challenged.
Dr. Shaun Murphy and Dr. Morgan Reznik grapple with a terminal cancer patient who is determined to live the last few months of his life without inhibition. Meanwhile, Dr. Reznik must confront her relationship with her mother when she comes in for a third opinion from Dr. Glassman; and Shaun and Carly's relationship reaches a new level of intimacy.
The doctors must treat a 25-year-old runner who is suffering from severe swelling; two 16-year-old cancer patients are dating; Dr. Shaun Murphy and Dr. Carly Lever work toward intimacy.
Following his father's death, Shaun must deal with the effects his intimacy with Lea will have on his relationship with Carly. Meanwhile, the team operates on a patient who is refusing all anesthesia during surgery for fear of relapsing.
Dr. Shaun Murphy visits his father on his deathbed and the family reunion reveals unexpected results. Meanwhile, Dr. Neil Melendez, Dr. Alex Park, Dr. Morgan Reznick and Dr. Claire Browne treat an injured star NFL player with severe spinal damage; and Claire addresses her mental health.
Shaun is ready for the next step in his relationship with Carly; however, he continues to struggle as they grow closer and more intimate, and is dealt some troubling news about a deeply personal issue. Meanwhile, a young patient must decide on a treatment that could save her life or possibly destroy her marriage.
Carly's attempts at increasing her intimacy with Shaun are becoming more of a frustration than either of them expected; Lim and Melendez struggle in their relationship as they work to separate their work from their personal life.
Dr. Shaun Murphy's unique ability to relate to a patient isolated by an immune deficiency yields an unexpected result; a 12-year-old patient is about to become blind; tension builds between Dr. Neil Melendez and Dr. Audrey Lim.
While performing his first solo surgery, Dr. Shaun Murphy alienates a nurse, which puts his residency in jeopardy; Dr. Neil Melendez disagrees with Dr. Audrey Lim on a risky surgery; Dr. Claire Brown spirals into self-destructive behaviors.
Dr. Andrews questions whether Shaun is really ready for his first surgery; Dr. Brown and Dr. Reznick have a patient whose diagnosis has them doubting his story.
As a conspiracy theorist questions Dr. Neil Melendez's of his liver damage, Dr. Claire Brown treats a woman whose inability to feel pain is threatening both her marriage and her life. Meanwhile, Dr. Shaun Murphy and Dr. Aaron Glassman each face crises in their romantic relationships.
Dr. Claire Brown faces complications at home and work as she prepares to lead her first surgery; the staff must treat a fisherman's injuries without damaging his prize catch.
Dr. Marcus Andrews vows to help a good Samaritan who was injured while stopping a sexual assault; Dr. Audrey Lim faces a difficult decision when a young patient's parents suspect that Dr. Neil Melendez made a mistake.
Following what he believes was a disastrous first date with Carly, Dr. Shaun Murphy proposes a radical surgery to save a newlywed woman's life; Dr. Morgan Reznick and Dr. Alex Park compete for the chance to operate on an elderly patient.