The Good Doctor Season 2 Episode 6 Review: Two-Ply (or Not Two-Ply)

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Making decisions is all part of the game when you're saving lives. 

Most times, it's a case of trial and error, and The Good Doctor Season 2 Episode 6 reiterated that several times. 

If you watch The Good Doctor online, you know that Morgan has not entirely been the nicest of characters since her debut on this ABC hit. 

Morgan's Mistake - The Good Doctor Season 2 Episode 6

With no holds barred attitude and an impenetrable shield separating her emotions, she's been a complicated character to read. 

It was about time she got her time to shine, but it's a real shame she feels responsible for the loss of her patient's arm. 

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That's not to say Morgan did not have good intentions. She did, and it was her tenacity that led to her making some of her biggest decisions to date. 

Morgan felt a connection between her and Jas because they both had something they were passionate as hell about, and Morgan wanted the youngster to continue chasing her dream. 

Morgan: It's likely Tendonitis.
Shaun: Or it might be flesh-eating bacteria.

Jas played the violin every single day since she was five years old, so taking that ability away from her was understandably going to cause some problems. 

How do you adapt to not being able to do something you've done every single day for most of your life? It was horrifying, and Jas learning about her amputation was heartbreaking. 

Her life combusted in front of her very eyes, and it was only natural that Morgan would be in the firing line. It did raise the great debate about whether Morgan got too close to the case, and went with her emotions over everything else. 

Treating a Patient - The Good Doctor

I liked that Morgan recognized things could have been different had she sprung into action from the get-go and stopped insisting the hand and arm were saved. 

Making a mistake is one thing, but taking ownership of that mistake is another thing. Morgan could have easily left the hospital for the rest of the day and left Shaun to break the bad news. 

It was definitely a learning experience for Morgan, and one she's not going to forget about any time soon. This backstory, and struggle for Morgan genuinely came out of nowhere. 

She was the worst character on the show, but it's amazing how this crisis added some depth to the character, and I'm actually excited about what's coming next for her. 

Shaun: She has a slight fever, her rash is spreading. This is definitely not Ademia.
Morgan: I know, I've moved on to Mersa.
Shaun: That's possible, but you should want proof.

Who would have thought it?

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The other case of the week involved Claire trying to diagnose a youngster despite all of the tests coming up clear. 

Andrews has been open about Claire needing to be more assertive, so I liked that she sought out a way to perform the surgery and even got assistance from Park. 

What was most fascinating about Park stepping up to help Claire was that he was so against the surgery in the first place. 

Claire's Review - The Good Doctor Season 2 Episode 1

He previously dragged Claire for oversharing because her childhood was not good, but he started to think like a father as though Riley was his kid. 

I wanted to roll my eyes when it seemed like Riley's parents were going to get back together all in the name of their daughter having a smile on her face. 

What this whole scenario taught them was that they need to quit the arguing and make sure their daughter is happy.

Co-parenting can be tough, but you need to understand what your child needs and everything else becomes irrelevant. 

I'm so over Claire's feud with Neil. I mean, I understand why Neil is still mad, but they need to put it aside in order to work together again. 

Claire excelled as part of Neil's team, and while I still think she made a mistake with the clinical trial, she should be able to apologize to move on. 

Then there was Shaun and Lea. Their arguing is starting to grate on my nerves, but I failed to fully understand why things were going south in such a quick manner. 

Shaun's old apartment was basic with limited furniture. Now that he's in a new one and sharing it, he wants things to be a certain way, and there's nothing wrong with that. 

Lea's Pain - The Good Doctor Season 2 Episode 6

Lea was right to lash out because she was frustrated because Shaun was not willing to recognize that she makes mistakes, especially if she's in a hurry to get somewhere else. 

It seemed random of her to turn to Glassman initially, but he's the best knowledgeable person when it comes to Shaun. He's the only person that really understands Shaun as well. 

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Lea did want to change Shaun. There's no doubt about that, but she felt like her back was against the wall with him. She knew getting an apartment together was not a good idea. 

But at least she adapted by the end of the installment and made sure that Shaun knew they could change things if they don't agree on them. 

"Two-Ply (or Not Two-Ply)" was a decent episode of this series. There's been a downturn in the quality of the cases over the last handful of episodes, but the way the doctors act is still as engaging as ever. 

What are your thoughts on the latest episode?

Hit the comments below. 

The Good Doctor continues Monday on ABC!

Two-Ply (or Not Two-Ply) Review

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The Good Doctor Season 2 Episode 6 Quotes

Being a good doctor is knowing when to not scare the patient.

Morgan

Morgan: It's likely Tendonitis.
Shaun: Or it might be flesh-eating bacteria.