‘The Good Doctor’: Who Plays Shaun’s Crush?

The Good Doctor features an episode where Dr. Shaun Murphy has a crush on a colleague. Who is the actor who plays the doctor Shaun is crushing on? Here’s what Showbiz Cheat Sheet knows.

Shaun has a huge crush on a co-worker

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

During The Good Doctor Season 4, Episode 9 (titled “Irresponsible Salad Bar Practices”), Shaun develops a crush on Cintia D’Souza, a second-year radiology resident at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital. Morgan thinks the feelings between Cintia and Shaun are mutual.

During a conversation between them, Morgan notices a lot of smiling, laughter, and head tilting. Shaun, who requested Cintia’s opinion on a scan, described her as “extremely talented.”

Shaun tells Dr. Jordan Allen he doesn’t have a crush, but he later has a dream where he and Cinita kiss while The Weather Channel plays in the background. Lea tries to help Shaun overcome his crush, but it doesn’t go well at first.

Lea made a list of things she thought Shaun might find off-putting about Dr. D’Souza. One thing she mentions is that Cintia smells like cinnamon. This bit of information doesn’t help. However, Lea and Shaun notice Cintia eats pickles, and that helps put an end to his feelings.

Who plays Shaun’s crush?

Shaun just can't get enough of Dr. Cintia D'Souza | Vincent Sandoval/Getty Images
Shaun just can’t get enough of Dr. Cintia D’Souza | Vincent Sandoval/Getty Images

The person who plays Shaun’s crush is actor Priscilla Faia. One of her early acting roles was in a 2009 short film titled After the Riots. In 2012, she appeared in two episodes of the television series True Justice. She played Shelby in “Violence of Action” and “Dirty Money.”

Faia joined the cast of Rookie Blue in 2013. She played the role of Chloe Price until 2015. The following year, she joined the cast of You Me Her, in which she played Izzy Silva. Faia’s other acting roles include appearances in One Christmas Wish, Psych, and One Night in Seattle.

Lea has a confession of her own

After Shaun confesses his crush on Cintia, Lea chimes in with her own confession. She starts by saying it’s OK for Shaun to have a crush. Lea then reveals she has a crush on a physical therapist. Shaun says he’s worried they have crushes on other people because there’s something wrong with their relationship, but Lea disagrees. She says they have nothing to worry about.

Shaun and Lea have a tense moment

Lea is at the center of the The Good Doctor Season 4, Episode 10 (titled “Decrypt”). During this episode, she must figure out how to stop hackers from destroying the hospital’s data and imaging equipment. The situation is made even worse when Glassman tells her the hackers are requesting $2 million.  

Shaun and Lea have a tense moment when he comes into her work area with a sandwich and tells her about his day. Lea snaps at Shaun and asks him if he would walk in on Glassman during brain surgery. She then says Shaun doesn’t respect her. Fortunately, Shaun and Lea have a discussion and patch things up.

The Good Doctor airs on Mondays on ABC at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time.

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