The Good Doctor season 2 finale is set to arrive on ABC on Monday night, and we would be lying if we were to say there were no nerves. There are a ton of nerves! How can there not be when you consider the situation that Shaun Murphy is in? We still don’t know if he is going to be okay, let alone if he is going to get his job back.
The main concern we have is not necessarily Shaun’s short-term condition, but instead his long-term future. We’re also concerned about what sort of anxiety the cliffhanger is going to give all us as viewers collectively … if there is a cliffhanger. It just seems like there are :
1. Shaun ends up okay, and also gets his job back – This is what we like to call the pie-in-the-sky outcome, the one that we’d certainly LOVE to see but also the one that we don’t want to get overly optimistic about. This is not the sort of show where we tend to get super-lucky about this sort of stuff all the time, so we don’t want to bank on everything coming up roses.
2. Shaun ends up okay, but his job status is in jeopardy – We wouldn’t be shocked if season 3 started with Shaun working somewhere else while still fighting to get his way to the St. Bonaventure Hospital. Given what happened to cause his dismissal, it’s going to be tough to envision a way where Dr. Han, let alone anyone, lets him in with open arms.