he Good Doctor‘s ‘Internal Nemesis’ Revealed in Game-Changing Season 5 Premiere — Grade the Episode!.
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Following the events of Season 5 of The Good Doctor, St. Bonaventure is about to undergo a significant transformation.
As previously revealed by TVLine, the ABC medical drama will add an “internal nemesis” this fall,
and that nemesis will be none other than Salen Morrison,
portrayed by Tony-winning actress Rachel Bay Jones.
Shortness of breath,
hazy vision and headaches plagued the supposed Patient of the Week, all of which were caused by her ADHD medication.
But it came out that she was tampering with Andrews, Morgan,
and others in order to see whether St. Bonaventure’s physicians were up to par.
Salen, who we can only assume is a rich entrepreneur,
had previously been diagnosed with Raynaud’s phenomenon, a disease in which blood flow to the fingers is reduced,
which progressed to systemic scleroderma.
Seven years prior to the diagnosis, I had been suffering symptoms for three years.
“There are a lot of terrible physicians out there,” Salen speculated.
“I stopped taking my scleroderma medications a few weeks ago to see if your physicians were any different.” But why is that?
Lim was waiting to give a comprehensive financial report to the hospital board in the last scene.
She was also going to ask about recruiting her new boyfriend Mateo as a surgical attending,
presumably to cover Melendez’s position.
Glassman informed the head of surgery that there had only been one item on the agenda when the doors opened in front of her,
indicating that the meeting had already been adjourned: Salen had just bought St.
Bonaventure! As she walked out of the boardroom, the new owner turned to Glassman and Lim and said, “I’m looking forward to working with you.”
“Everyone, even Shaun, is put to the test,” executive producer David Shore previously told TVLine.
“Of course, Shaun will have a different perspective on it,” as we will see in future episodes.
Shore went on, “I really adore what [Jones] contributes, what this character provides.” “She just has a lot of energy and a lot of dynamic.
She’s simply going to go.” He described her as “scattered” at times, but she is always “focused on what she wants to be focused on from moment to moment,
smart and competent at the same time, and she proves to be a tremendous challenge to our employees,” he added.
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Among other notable developments in the Season 5 opener.
Shaun insisted on playing an equal role in arranging their wedding after seeing how much Lea struggled with preparing their engagement party — which,
following Lea’s nightmare in the premiere’s opening scene, would not be held outside.
* While we’re on the subject of Shaun and Lea, their engagement celebration almost went off without a hitch… Until, after a toast from an intoxicated Glassman,
he confessed that he and Debbie had split up two months earlier.
Andrews, who is also newly single, ended up with two dates for Shaun and Lea’s celebration by mistake. His plus-ones eventually parted ways, and he returned home with the bartender.
Isn’t he quite the player? By the end of the hour, when Andrews asked the bartender if she wanted breakfast and she said no, it was obvious that he wasn’t cut out for bachelorhood.
He is looking for a long-term connection.
Park and Morgan, meanwhile, exchanged a kiss before Shaun and Lea’s celebration, indicating that their relationship is still going strong.
Meanwhile, Park rescued the life of the true Patient of the Week: a single mother who had severe cervical cancer and had passed it on to her two kids.