‘The Good Doctor’ 4×05 recap: “Fault”

Here we go — it’s time for The Good Doctor 4×05!

The Good Doctor recap: Season 4, Episode 5, “Fault,” aired November 30, 2020.

Can you believe it’s already the winter finale of The Good Doctor? I guess it is winter if the snow falling outside this morning was anything to go by. However, I feel like the season just started, but I’m excited to see how it continues after last episode. Let’s see what happens this week!

Roomies and residents

It seems like Morgan is a snooper and went through Park’s belongings. That would be a huge problem with me if I had a roommate like that. No thanks. 

Asher is with his first patient under Shaun’s supervision. Same with Olivia. Lim tells Shaun that he has to pretend that he trusts his residents.

Jordan and Ricky seem to be doing well on their own with their patient who has a cyst. The boyfriend of the patient divulges that Park and Claire could try contacting the patient’s husband. Oh dang, I didn’t see that one coming! Claire tells the husband that she may have permanent brain damage if they can’t control the swelling.

Shaun: doctor or teacher?

Shaun seems to be trusting Asher as he didn’t double check any of his work. His patient seems to have been impressed with him as well. However, things take a turn when his patient doubles over in pain with an aneurysm. Shaun keeps blaming Asher, and Lim tells Shaun that it’s also his mistake — that Shaun should have double checked his work. 

Claire and Park’s resident suddenly forgets where she is and who Claire and Park are. In another hospital room, Asher tells his patient that he has signs of jaundice and that his liver is failing.

Meanwhile, Morgan grills Park on the last time he dated someone. This relationship is too fun. 

Decisions and mementos

Claire and Jordan convince the patient’s boyfriend to tell her to go through with the surgery that the patient was unhappy with. Turns out, the boyfriend’s convincing was successful. Both men walk into the room after her surgery, and it seems she just remembers her husband and not her boyfriend. 

Park barges into Morgan’s room in the morning, calling her out for all the sentimental mementos she’s kept from past relationships. LOVE THIS. I mean, fair is fair with how much prodding she was doing earlier this episode. 

Shaun and his team operate on their patient, and it doesn’t appear to be going well. Asher tries his best to keep him alive. Unfortunately, the man dies on the table. 

It’s a team effort

Shaun goes to see Glassman to tell him that the patient he was operating on died. Of course, Glassman reassures Shaun on his ability to do good work, but he also tells him that failure is possible. Again, I have missed this relationship between the two men so much. Shaun tells Asher that he can go home, but Asher admits that he doesn’t want to be alone. I’m glad Shaun decided to sit beside him for comfort. 

Park and Morgan burn their mementos from previous relationships. They even tell each other they are on the apps to meet new people. The two end up singing “Margaritaville” together, and I honestly can’t handle this. Just date already!

More The Good Doctor musings

  • I don’t care what anyone says: I am shipping Morgan and Park.
  • Park’s ringtone lol.
  • I’m not a big fan of Morgan’s snooping and constant need to know everything from Park, but I would be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy their interactions in this episode.
  • Okay, I like that Lea convinced Shaun that his patient needed him instead of her.
  • I feel so bad for Asher.
  • I need to go watch a Hallmark movie after this to cheer me up. 

See you when the show returns for the second half of the season! What did you think of The Good Doctor season 4 winter finale? Are you loving Morgan and Park’s interactions as much as I am? Comment 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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