Who is this woman who cares about her patient"s mental illness so deeply, and what has she done with Morgan?

On The Good Doctor Season 5 Episode 13, Morgan displayed surprising empathy for a woman with chronic pain và depression, while Shaun"s connection with a teenage patient could have ended in disaster.

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Morgan"s character change is jarring, even if she is more tolerable now.


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For the first four seasons of The Good Doctor, Morgan was so obnoxious that viewers often wondered why the hospital kept her on.


She was headstrong, sarcastic, & refused to lớn listen khổng lồ directions. Those didn"t seem like qualities anyone would want in a doctor, và the staff"s concerns about Shaun seemed misplaced when Morgan ran around doing whatever she wanted.

But now, Morgan seems to have matured into a decent doctor. She"s empathetic & uses her determination lớn help people instead of doing whatever she feels like.

What"s changed?


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It"s not entirely clear what prompted this metamorphosis. She seemed to be on the road to changing for the better when she and Claire began hanging out, though she was only tolerable in her scenes with Claire & was still annoying at work.

Maybe her relationship with Park has softened her. She went from participating in the world"s most annoying banter war lớn being willing to cover Park"s rent so that he could move in with her. That"s a huge change!

Or maybe she didn"t fit in as a surgeon. Now that she can"t operate anymore, she seems calmer. Working with Glassman to get patients needed care appears lớn be a better fit for her.

Whatever the reason is, she"s far more enjoyable without layer upon layer of snark and not much else.


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As for her case, I thought this would be another fictionalized version of Britney Spears" real-life struggle to over her father"s power over her.

It seemed like it was going that way for a minute when Justin refused to consent khổng lồ the surgery Kayla wanted, và Kayla screamed that it was her life and he needed khổng lồ stop controlling her.

Does it ever seem khổng lồ you that we go round and round but we always end up back at this sad place.

Kayla

But this story turned out to lớn be a different situation. Justin wasn"t cruel or controlling. He truly wanted what was best for his severely incapacitated sister and had taken care of her for years after their parents" deaths.

Thank goodness! It was refreshing khổng lồ have an executor of a conservatorship who truly had his family member"s best interests at heart, even if he was making decisions that felt unfair to lớn her.


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Morgan encouraged Justin to talk honestly with Kayla instead of taking matters into her own hands. Thank goodness! The old Morgan probably would have spent most of the hour trying lớn find a way around the rules instead of convincing a patient"s brother to vì the right thing.

It was a shame that Kayla wasn"t able khổng lồ tolerate the fMRI on the first go-around because that might have helped Justin understand what was going on in her brain và how the proposed surgery would stop it.

At least Justin was willing to lớn look at Kayla"s records instead of rejecting the suggestion out of hand. That was impressive, considering how long he"s been taking care of her & how married he must be, at this point, khổng lồ the idea that she can"t be cured.

Morgan and Shaun"s stories seemed parallel in some ways.

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In both cases, we had someone who wanted a controversial procedure but first had lớn get over the hurdle of their guardian not consenting lớn the procedure.

This was the second week in a row that Shaun forged a connection with a patient. In The Good Doctor Season 5 Episode 12, he didn"t know what to vì chưng when a little girl attached herself lớn him.

But his connection with Trent was different. They shared an interest in so-called "biohacking," in which a person replaces parts of their anatomy with technological objects.

Trent"s friend had such strong magnetism in her hands that it was no wonder that Trent wanted to emulate it.


But the connection Trent really wanted wasn"t with metal objects.

He was struggling to have a relationship with his mom. They both wanted it on their terms, và Shaun"s comments that Trent was lucky to have a mother that cared fell more or less on deaf ears.

Trent: You sound like my mom got to you.Shaun: She tried, but she did not. But then my quái thú did.Trent: I figured.Shaun: It"s nice that your mom cares about you. Mine did not.

Trent"s mom turned the tables on Shaun, telling him that he had to lớn talk to lớn Trent because he was the only adult Trent had connected with within the hospital.

Shaun is often in trouble because of his inability khổng lồ connect, so this was a major step forward for him. In the end, he was able to lớn convince Trent và his mom to vì an experimental procedure and then cut out any further biohacking.


I appreciated Shaun"s explanation of how he needed downtime after being forced to lớn socialize all day at work. This is an aspect of Autism that often gets ignored: how draining it is to have khổng lồ be "normal" all day long.

Shaun may have seemed lượt thích he was being rude to Jordan, but he needed khổng lồ set those boundaries because after being "on" all day at work, he needed a safe space khổng lồ come back to.

For the first time, his love story with Lea seemed believable. He could be as anti-social or anti-conventional as he wanted khổng lồ be around her, which isn"t a luxury he has in most areas of his life.

That"s why he was rude khổng lồ Jordan; he needed that alone time. Although he didn"t have lớn be rude about it, I could relate to his feelings of discomfort while Jordan was hanging out with Lea. Could you?


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Kid: It"s just a minor upgrade. I installed a magnet in my finger.Mother: He"s 17 và immune khổng lồ common sense.

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Morgan: It"s lượt thích I slept on gravel.Park: That explains your snoring.Morgan: Your mattress should be burned. It"s time for us to cut back on the sleepovers và for you to lớn ditch the bachelor pad.Park: You asking me to move in with me?Morgan: I"m asking you khổng lồ move into a new place. With me.

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