‘The Good Doctor’ 3×14 recap: “Influence”

The Good Doctor recap: Season 3, Episode 14, “Influence,” aired Feb. 10, 2020.

We had a bit of a hiatus since the last episode of The Good Doctor, but we are back with a new episode. Also, did you hear the good news? The show has been renewed for a season 4! Let’s see what happens this episode!

Right on time

Shaun and Morgan’s patient is having some issues with her voice. Outside of work, Shaun meets up with Lea at lunch, even though he told Carly he had too much work to do. Uh oh. As Shaun and Carly are on break, a bunch of girls start taking pictures of them.

Park and Claire’s patient is a single mother with no one to look after her daughter. Oh my gosh — she’s so adorable! As Claire is trying to find someone to watch the daughter, the little girl says that her mom drank her poop. Uh, what? You can’t trust everything you see or hear on the Internet, it would seem.

Influencer fame

Turns out Shaun’s patient is an influencer. He’s not too happy with her giving him attention, though. I can’t blame him. Morgan wants to step up to be the lead surgeon for the case, and Lim is more than happy to give it to her. It’s the fame game at the hospital this week. Glassman is working to convince Shaun to tell his story, but he says he’s too busy with like, work and sex. Lol.

All the surgeons are secretly loving the potential fame, and I am here for it. Andrews calling out Lim for wearing a new blouse was everything. 

Carly comes into the surgery room to tell the team that the little girl may be in great medical danger. Turns out, she has high cholesterol and would need urgent heart surgery. That poor girl! 

A little bit of jealousy

Oh my gosh, could this get any more upsetting? The little girl ends up collapsing after her mom tells her that she’s going to have to go into surgery. I can’t handle this.

Glassman is interviewing Lea and confesses that he doesn’t really want to hire her. What does Lea know about his Google searches? That’s the real question. Shaun goes to Carly for some advice regarding if he should tell his story or not. She tells him to do what he thinks is right. Then he tells Carly that he’s going to ask Lea for advice, too. Uh oh, he mentions that he had lunch with Lea yesterday, and Carly is not okay with him not telling her.

Carly finds Morgan outside and tells her that Shaun didn’t tell her about his lunch with Lea. Flat out, Morgan tells her that she’s jealous of Lea. However, it’s not a bad thing for her to be jealous. Morgan is so insensitive sometimes that I can’t believe it. 

Lights, camera, action!

The future of the hospital is in the hands of…Instagram, basically. This girl is actually filming the doctors, and it’s so awkward. Glassman seems to think Morgan’s arthritis got in the way of her surgery. 

The little girl’s surgery, thankfully, ends in success. I am so relieved! Claire was the best choice to help the little girl and her mom. 

Carly ends up telling Shaun that she’s jealous of his relationship with Lea. Shaun tells her that they can work on it together, which is really sweet of him.

Lim pays a visit to Melendez, and apparently it’s going to be awkward. The conversation that needs to be had is about Claire and him…about him playing favorites. Let me guess: it was Morgan who put in the complaint. I think that’s pretty obvious. Is this high school? Just when I was really loving Claire and Morgan’s friendship. Grrr.

More The Good Doctor musings

  • Ice cream headaches are definitely the worst.
  • Claire is so patient; I love her.
  • I don’t know if Lea working for Glassman is that good of an idea.
  • Carly’s anger is totally justified, but I also feel weird about Carly telling him who he can and cannot be friends with.
  • I was really liking Morgan, but this episode made me go back to how I felt about her before. Where’s Claire to bring her back to Earth?
  • Shaun wants to tell his story! He wants to be known as just a good doctor.

Hopefully the Melendez and Claire thing doesn’t cause too much tension in the hospital. Oh, who am I kidding? I know it will. What did you think of this episode? Sound off below or tweet us!

Feature image via Walt Disney Television/ABC Press


Madeline Klepec

Madeline is a college student majoring in journalism with a minor in broadcasting. When she isn't writing for Hollywood News Source, Talk Nerdy With Us or her college's paper, she's drinking too much coffee and probably fangirling over Captain Swan. She also likes to watch Hallmark movies and mercilessly rewatches 'Once Upon a Time'.

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