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Season 1 episodes (18)

1 Pilot
A young autistic surgeon (Freddie Highmore) who relocates from Wyoming to California to complete his medical training relies on his top-notch skills to disprove his colleagues’ skepticism.
2 Mount Rushmore
When prejudices about his autism force Shaun (Freddie Highmore) to sit on the sidelines at St. Bonaventure, his colleagues don’t hesitate to claim credit for his ideas.
3 Oliver
As Shaun (Freddie Highmore) and Claire (Antonia Thomas) improvise to preserve a liver for a transplant, Andrews (Hill Harper) is pressured to partner with Melendez (Nicholas Gonzalez) on a wealthy patient’s routine surgery.
4 Pipes
Melendez (Nicholas Gonzalez) takes a risk to save a mother and her unborn child, placing the hospital in legal jeopardy. As Shaun (Freddie Highmore) struggles to adjust to his new life, he and Claire (Antonia Thomas) team up to treat a teenage porn actress.
5 Point Three Percent
After bonding with a young patient, Shaun suspects that he’s been misdiagnosed with a fatal form of brain cancer. An elderly patient’s allergic reaction exposes a longstanding rift with his son.
6 Not Fake
Shaun and Claire devise an experimental procedure capable of saving a young groom's leg and life, but the patient's loved ones must learn to work together. Meanwhile, Jared struggles to connect with a patient whose scars may prove too deep to overcome.
7 22 Steps
Dr. Shaun Murphy has to confront prejudice from an unlikely source when he takes on the case of a patient with autism, and Dr. Jared Kalu has to learn to accept his limitations as a surgeon.
8 Apple
During a robbery at the grocery mart Dr. Shaun Murphy is shopping at, his communication limitations puts lives at risk. Meanwhile, after Shaun's traumatic day, Dr. Aaron Glassman worries that he isn't doing enough to help Shaun.
9 Intangibles
Shaun and Melendez team up to devise a heart surgery to save a gravely ill African boy. A missing tissue sample leaves a young mother facing potentially unnecessary surgery.
10 Sacrifice
Members of the hospital's surgical team are initially impressed with a charming young doctor, but his true character puts one of them in an awkward position at work. Meanwhile, Glassman feels Shaun needs a little more support with his personal life and suggests he meet with a therapist. However, Shaun is determined to show him that he can do it on his own
11 Islands Part One
Dr. Marcus Andrews enlists Dr. Neil Melendez on a very sensitive kidney transplant between a pair of twins whose lives intersect in more ways than one. Meanwhile, overwhelmed by Dr. Aaron Glassman's attempts to have him meet with a therapist and the demands at work, Dr. Shaun Murphy decides to take an impromptu trip with his friend Lea and leave everything behind.
12 Islands Part Two
The twins suffer complications from their surgery forcing the team at San Jose Boneventure Hospital to make a life-changing decision. Meanwhile, Dr. Shaun Murphy returns to the hospital after his trip with Lea and decides he needs a more permanent change and gives Dr. Aaron Glassman his two weeks' notice.
13 Seven Reasons
Dr. Shaun Murphy suspects his patient is lying about the reason for her injury and makes a controversial assumption about her motives. Meanwhile, Dr. Neil Melendez's personal life could be affecting his work and, ultimately, his patients lives.
14 She
As Shaun and Jared debate how to treat a twelve-year-old transgender girl’s cancer, Claire and a competitive new resident must work together to save a single father from a drug-resistant super bug.
15 Heartfelt
An operation to correct a teenager's heart defect puts Shaun and Dr. Morgan at odds. A new resident's experience as a police officer leads him to doubt an imprisoned killer's motives for wanting to be an organ donor.
16 Pain
When the team treats a patient who has to decide between a dangerous surgery that could change his life or remain the same, he asks Dr. Shaun Murphy what he would if he had that same choice.
Dr. Shaun Murphy questions the need for an elective surgery that will allow his young patient to smile for the first time. Meanwhile, Dr. Claire Brown and Dr. Morgan Reznick discover that their patient lied about her identity.
18 More
Distracted by some troubling news about Glassman (Richard Schiff), Shaun (Freddie Highmore) makes a mistake that could end his career.

About this show

Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore), a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, relocates from a quiet country life to join a prestigious hospital's surgical unit. Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, Shaun uses his extraordinary medical gifts to save lives and challenge the skepticism of his colleagues.

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64 reviews
Seanie Barry
November 2, 2021
Dr Sean Murphy is outstanding, as is all the cast, in this show. Dealing with autism as a top surgeon, the acting is just brilliant. If you've not watched this show yet make it a point to see it, bet you'll soon be watching non stop.
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Gary Gillespie
May 22, 2020
This is a fantastic show and to compare it with series out there it is in the 'Grey's Anatomy' league, which for sure I can say it's heart warming at times and good natured about people and the cast is spot on. Cant wait to watch season 2 now.
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Sammie Nutley
June 11, 2021
OMG! How have I not watched this series when it started 4 years ago? I am totally hooked on it. Freddie Highmore is phenomenal as Dr Shaun Murphy. He is so sweet, naive and smart among other things and it breaks my heart when you see what he been through and how he has to fight for his place as a brilliant surgeon. Love him to bits...well recommended!!!
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