‘The Good Doctor’: 3 Burning Questions We Have About Season 3, Episode 11

Season 3, episode 10 of “The Good Doctor” was intense. Shaun (Freddie Highmore) visited his abusive father before he passed away. That meeting took its toll on Shaun (this was evident after he curled up in a fetal position at the close of the episode). We also saw Shaun strengthening his bond with Leah, whom he reached out to for support. Also, Claire (Antonia Thomas) decides to seek therapy after her personal life begins to crumble. Here are three questions Showbiz Cheat Sheet has about the upcoming episode of “The Good Doctor.”

Will Shaun and Carly break up?

Freddie Highmore and Jasika Nicole on The Good Doctor | Jeff Weddell via Getty Images
Freddie Highmore and Jasika Nicole on The Good Doctor | Jeff Weddell via Getty Images

Shaun and Carly’s relationship has been rocky. Carly has been trying to get closer to Shaun. In the last couple of episodes, she attempts to help him get comfortable with holding hands, kissing, hugging, and now being physically intimate. The only problem is Shaun doesn’t seem ready to take the relationship to a physical level. He often moves away from Carly and looks very uncomfortable when she tries to touch him.

Shaun’s discomfort with Carly became clear when he tells Dr. Glassman he doesn’t want her to accompany him on his trip to see his father, Ethan. Instead, he wanted Leah to come with him. The biggest indication of Shaun’s comfort level with Leah could be seen when he allowed her to hold him after his father’s death. Shaun seemed completely at ease. However, when Carly tried to hold him, he looked like he was trying to get away.

We’re guessing Carly will be very upset when she discovers Shaun and Leah went to visit his father. She will likely be hurt he didn’t tell her about the trip and that he chose another woman as his travel companion. Could this be the death of their romance?

Will Lim and Melendez get back to together?

Nicholas Gonzalez and Christina Chang on The Good Doctor | Jeff Weddell via Getty Images
Nicholas Gonzalez and Christina Chang on The Good Doctor | Jeff Weddell via Getty Images

Lim and Melendez (or “Limlendez,” as fans like to call them) had an unexpected breakup. Lim told Melendez she was having trouble balancing her personal and professional lives. She decided to choose work over him. After the breakup, Lim started avoiding Melendez. Lim eventually confessed she was having second thoughts about breaking things off. Does this mean there might be a reunion?

Will Claire turn her life around?

Antonia Thomas as Claire Brown on The Good Doctor | Jack Rowand/ABC via Getty Images
Antonia Thomas as Claire Brown on The Good Doctor | Jack Rowand/ABC via Getty Images

Claire decided to see a therapist after making some poor decisions. The situation that sent her back to the therapist’s office was her affair with a married man. The man’s wife found out about the relationship and slapped Claire in front of her colleagues. This was a wake-up call that led Claire to re-evaluate her life and her choices.

We wonder if Claire will stop trying to numb her pain and start dealing with her trauma. We can see from the joint therapy appointment she had with her mom (season 3, episode 3, titled “Claire”) that Claire tends to gloss over her feelings and say things are fine when they aren’t. During that session, the therapist asked Claire how she was feeling and how things were going for her, and she said, “I’m good, everything is fine.” However, it was evident from her face and body language that things were not OK with her. Will she finally face the truth and do the inner work she so desperately needs to do?

Read more: ‘The Good Doctor’: When Is It Time to See a Therapist?

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