ABC's The Good Doctor is pulling one of the oldest TV tricks in the book — giving fans a happy moment followed by a terrible one. The promo for the May 16, 2022, season finale features Shaun and Lea finally tying the knot but then implies that one of their loved ones won't be coming back for Season 6.
Viewers are used to the series breaking their hearts, but to do it in the same episode as the wedding is particularly rough!
Rampant speculation has already begun as to which character will need medical assistance and potentially not survive the episode. While fans will have to watch the episode to affirm who dies on The Good Doctor, there are some folks audience members should be more concerned about than others.
Read on as we look at the characters most likely to die in the Season 5 finale of The Good Doctor.
Do Dr. Audrey Lim and Nurse Dalisay Villanueva die in the Season 5 finale of 'The Good Doctor'?
Dalisay opens up about her unhealthy relationship with Owen in an intimate conversation with Audrey in Season 5, Episode 17 of The Good Doctor. Audrey refuses to accept Dalisay's resignation, asking her to come live with her in the same episode. Dalisay accepts the offer.
Her situation improves considerably by the time the Season 5 finale of The Good Doctor comes around. While having breakfast, Dalisay talks about wanting to move out of Audrey's place, perhaps with the intention of starting a new life. But the episode soon takes a different turn, capturing the unexpected reemergence of Dalisay's abusive ex-partner.
Owen disguises himself as a flower delivery man to sneak into the imposing building of the San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital, stabbing his ex-partner while Shaun, Lea, and their co-workers are living their best life at the wedding party. Audrey finds a heavily bleeding Dalisay in one of the treating rooms. By the time Audrey realizes that Dalisay's attacker is still around, it's too late. Owen stabs Audrey twice.
The violent scene immediately garnered comparisons to Season 6, Episode 13 of ER, during which John Carter (Noah Wyle) and Lucy Knight (Kellie Martin) get brutally attacked on Valentine's Day.
Things are looking particularly bad for Nurse Villanueva. What about Dr. Lim? Will she make it out alive?
"Well, I hope they’re worried. That’s the whole point!" David said. "We don’t do anything that’s not meaningful. As writers, we want to make sure that each story is significant. That’s not saying that we’re going to lose her. We love her. But there are challenges up ahead."
Several scenes in the Season 5 finale of 'The Good Doctor' explore the problem of mortality.
Asher reunites with his terminally ill father in the same episode. Having started a new life far away from the watchful gaze of his family, Asher tries to seek closure and make peace with his old man before it's too late. "Things are better, he knows his father loves him, but it’s still not perfect," David told TVLine.
The Good Doctor airs on Mondays at 10 p.m. EST on ABC.