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The Good Doctor Is In! Check Out Everything We Know So Far About Season 5

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It is never too early to make your appointment with The Good Doctor, which is returning for a highly anticipated season 5; after several major cliffhangers, well-loved characters leaving, and several major surprises in store. Fingers crossed this isn’t the final season for the hit ABC medical drama.

Over the past four seasons, we have been following the medical career and personal life of Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore), a brilliant and extremely quirky character with autism and savant syndrome, who is also an accomplished surgeon. Shaun faces social challenges from his autism, that are offset by his gifts that include his photographic memory and high intelligence.

Shaun is a true underdog; someone who we all enjoy rooting for because despite his inability to connect with colleagues and loved ones, he helps us believe that despite our own difficulties, we will find a way to come out on the other side.

We were delighted that Shaun and his first crush Lea Dilallo (Paige Spara) developed a serious relationship, which is far more difficult for him than the complicated surgical procedures he performs with his colleagues at St. Bonaventure Hospital.

While producer/showrunner David Shore provided a roller coaster of drama in the 20 episodes of season 4, a highlight came in the show’s finale when Lea proposed to Shaun. Coming to terms with their intense grief after Lea’s miscarriage, they realized they had an unbreakable bond. Fans are hopeful that their wedding will be an integral part of season 5.

On the flip side, in the two-part season 4 finale, we learned that original cast member and fan favorite Antonia Thomas (Dr. Claire Brown) would not be returning for season 5.

Read on for everything we know so far about season 5 of The Good Doctor.