Will Dr. Shaun Murphy Find Love on ‘The Good Doctor?’

Fans can’t wait to check back in with the doctors at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital. Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) ended the second season in the best way possible. He finally got his job back at the hospital, and took a major step towards finding love. People can’t wait to find out what’s in store for all of their favorite doctors. But the most important question for the third season of The Good Doctor is: will Dr. Murphy finally find love?

The finale of Season 2 was everything fans hoped it would be

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Freddie Highmore attends the ‘The Good Doctor’ photocall at Urso hotel | Eduardo Parra/Getty Images

Murphy finally gets what he has long desired, to return back to the surgical unit of the hospital in his old position. We also see him take a major risk with his heart by asking Dr. Carly Lever (Jasika Nicole) out on a date. She accepts, and it’s crystal clear fans couldn’t be more thrilled by the news.

Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot of information about the plot for season three of The Good Doctor. However, showrunner David Shore told Entertainment Weekly that the doctors on the show will be balancing romance and their careers in this new season.

Shaun’s love life will be a big part of Season 3

According to TVLine, Jasika Nicole will be a series regular in the upcoming season. She recurred in the first two seasons as the team’s trusty and sweet pathologist. She will have a much larger role to play as Murphy’s love interest in season three.

David Shore told TVLine that, “The audience wants to see Shaun with Lea [together], and I kind of do, too, but we’ll see where that goes. At a certain point, I was going, ‘Oh, the audience is going to hate me for not having him ask Lea out,’ but then I thought just seeing him ask anybody out — and Carly is someone we care about, and somebody who cares about Shaun — is going to be a lovely victory. All [of those romantic pairings] are on the table and continue to be on the table as we go forward.”

Who will return for ‘The Good Doctor’ Season 3?

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The cast and producers of “The Good Doctor” at the Summer Press Tour 2017 at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. Getty Images / Image Group LA via Getty Images

Fans can breathe a sigh of relief, because all of the usual faces will be back for the third season. Recently, production on new episodes happened and the cast shared behind-the-scenes videos and images of everyone back together.

The returning cast includes Freddie Highmore, Jasika Nicole, Paige Spara, Antonia Thomas, Hill Harper, Tamlyn Tomita, Nicholas Gonzalez, Richard Schiff, and Christina Chang. The only actor in season two not returning is Dr. Han (Daniel Dae Kim), who was fired in the last season. He is however, still an executive producer on The Good Doctor.

When will the ‘The Good Doctor’ return?

Fans will only have to wait a little while longer for the premiere of the third season. It all goes down on Monday, September 23rd at 10 p.m. It will be interesting to see Murphy in a new role as suitor. He is such a likable guy, it’s hard not to want the best for him. It looks like Murphy could find love in season three.