The Good Doctor recap: Season 2, Episode 14, “Faces,” aired Feb. 4, 2019.
First off: yay for getting a season 3! Second off: catch up on this week’s episode before the next one airs.
So, this episode pretty much ruined my life. I was watching it during my lunch break at work, and I almost started crying in the middle of the office. Yes, it was that heartbreaking. However, there were some light moments in the episode. Let’s dig in!
Glassy and Smurphy get high
Yes, you read that right. Shaun is on vacation, and he’s helping out Glassman at his house. When he sees Glassman taking medical marijuana, he asks if he can try some. Try he does and things get a little crazy.
I never would have thought we would see the two of them getting high in any episode ever. It was an unexpected scene but oh so funny. They basically destroyed Glassman’s house, including the vase that held his grandmother’s ashes. Yikes…A little morbid there.
Anyway, Glassman really wants to get this special treat because they have some real munchies. They get an Uber and after visiting a few places without the treat, the Uber driver gets a little annoyed with them — telling them racking up hundreds for munchies is kinda cray. It doesn’t end there, though.
High school (kind of) sweethearts
After Glassman tells the Uber driver the reason he wants them, his crush from high school used to love them, the Uber driver exclaims she’s willing to drive him to her. This Uber driver is a whole other level. Usually, I just chat with my Uber drivers about, like, sports. Or in some cases, about the heavy Chicago accent I apparently have.
Not once has an Uber driver offered to drive me to my high school crush’s house, which I wouldn’t want to do anyway. However, she’s up for the challenge, but it’s a little tricky to hunt her down, and they realize it’s a dead end. Until it’s not.
Glassman takes them to his old high school where the janitor has kept track of where everyone is. Kind of creepy, but let’s not go into that right now. After finding out where the woman lives, they are off, even though she is happily married.
However, Glassman wants to apologize for something he wrote in her yearbook. It was sweet that he drove all that way just to apologize to the woman. Although, she didn’t really know what he wrote in her yearbook.
There goes my heart
In the hospital, two patients are connected in a sad way. A mom comes in with her daughter in tow after a tragic car crash. Her daughter, sadly, was pronounced braindead by the doctors. Turns out, the woman lost her husband and now was losing her daughter. Ugh, this is so freaking sad.
Another patient is having facial reconstruction after an accident deformed her face. It’s then that the woman of the daughter in the accident decides to let them use her daughter’s face when she realizes her daughter cannot be saved.
When they did the walk of honor for the young girl donating her face, I almost lost it. That was such a somber, heartfelt moment.
The woman goes to meet with the patient’s parents and it’s just heartbreaking. Later, after the surgeries have been done, the mother visits the patient that her daughter had saved. She tells her she would like to properly say goodbye to her daughter, and that’s when I almost start sobbing into my guacamole.
Two lovers torn
Lim and Melendez are still together. I have to say, I wasn’t really shipping it at first, but I’ve come around to the idea of them.
Melendez kind of guilt trips Lim this episode, and it puts their relationship into perspective. She thinks that because they’re sleeping together, everything he says to her in the ER has a new meaning. However, she knows that she doesn’t want to end things between them.
I can see this thing getting really complicated. I can’t even imagine what will happen when Andrews finds out about them. There’s sure to be some consequences with this, as we have already seen a couple between the two balancing work/personal life.
So, yeah, this episode was heavy. I feel so bad for Shaun too when he admits he’s not okay with Leah seeing someone else. Aw, poor Shaun. What did you think of this episode? Sound off below or tweet us!
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