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The Best Episodes of The Good Doctor

Every episode of The Good Doctor ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of The Good Doctor!

Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, relocates from a quiet country life to join a prestigious hospital's surgical unit. 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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The best episode of "The Good Doctor" is "The Good Lawyer", rated 9.1/10 from 1133 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "The Good Lawyer" aired on 3/13/2023 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Quarantine (1)".

  • The Good Lawyer
    9.1/10 1,133 votes

    #1 - The Good Lawyer

    Season 6 Episode 16 - Aired 2023-03-13

    Dr. Shaun Murphy seeks legal representation to help him win a case and puts his faith in a promising, young lawyer who has obsessive compulsive disorder.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Quarantine (1)
    8.9/10 2,190 votes

    #2 - Quarantine (1)

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2018-12-03

    Dr. Shaun Murphy and Dr. Alex Park treat two patients who collapse at the local airport and whose symptoms point to an infection that may become airborne. The staff races to contain the infection before it spreads to the rest of the patients in the ER, resulting in a hospital quarantine during the holidays.

    Director: Mike Listo

    Writer: Lloyd Gilyard, Jr., Liz Friedman

  • Trampoline
    8.9/10 1,611 votes

    #3 - Trampoline

    Season 2 Episode 18 - Aired 2019-03-11

    As a barroom fight sends Dr. Shaun Murphy to seek treatment at St. Bonaventure’s, Dr. Alex Park and Dr. Audrey Lim disagree over an elderly woman’s post-operative symptoms. Meanwhile, Dr. Neil Melendez and Dr. Lim make their romance public, and Dr. Aaron Glassman continues to pursue a relationship with a good friend.

    Director: David Shore

    Writer: David Shore, David Hoselton, Mark Rozeman

  • M.C.E.
    8.9/10 178 votes

    #4 - M.C.E.

    Season 7 Episode 6 - Aired 2024-04-09

    The team must deal with a mass casualty event that forces them to put aside their emotions following a recent tragedy.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • More
    8.8/10 2,470 votes

    #5 - More

    Season 1 Episode 18 - Aired 2018-03-26

    The team at St. Bonaventure needs to quickly discover the truth behind a young college student’s unexplained injuries before his condition worsens. Meanwhile, after losing his most prized possession, Shaun’s distraction during a surgical procedure may end up risking more than just his job.

    Director: Mike Listo

    Writer: David Shore, Lloyd Gilyard, Jr.

  • Breakdown
    8.8/10 1,662 votes

    #6 - Breakdown

    Season 2 Episode 17 - Aired 2019-03-04

    Dr. Shaun Murphy is desperate to join the team on a dangerous procedure involving a patient’s tumor removal. However, having been removed from the surgery team by Dr. Jackson Han, Shaun must use his talents to help figure out the cause of an infant’s injuries.

    Director: Mike Listo

    Writer: Thomas L. Moran, Lloyd Gilyard, Jr.

  • Expired
    8.8/10 1,125 votes

    #7 - Expired

    Season 5 Episode 7 - Aired 2021-11-22

    Shaun and Lea happen upon a terrible car accident and discover a young pregnant mother who has been badly injured and needs immediate medical attention. Dr. Glassman is apprehensive when a figure from his past reaches out for help.

    Director: Mike Listo

    Writer: Mark Rozeman, Jim Adler

  • Quarantine (2)
    8.7/10 1,608 votes

    #8 - Quarantine (2)

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2019-01-14

    The hospital is still in quarantine as Dr. Shaun Murphy continues to be overwhelmed by the chaos and noise in the emergency room; Dr. Morgan Reznick struggles to keep her patients alive, and Dr. Audrey Lim fights for her life. Meanwhile, Dr. Neil Melendez and Dr. Claire Browne must find a way to complete their patient’s bone marrow transplant, despite the quarantine.

    Director: Mike Listo

    Writer: Simran Baidwan, Mark Rozeman

  • I Love You (2)
    8.7/10 2,119 votes

    #9 - I Love You (2)

    Season 3 Episode 20 - Aired 2020-03-30

    The staff of St. Bonaventure Hospital works against time and their own personal safety to save the lives of those around them.

    Director: David Shore

    Writer: David Shore, David Hoselton, Adam Scott Weissman

  • Burnt Food
    8.6/10 4,774 votes

    #10 - Burnt Food

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2017-09-25

    Dr. Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, relocates from a quiet country life to join the prestigious St. Bonaventure hospital’s surgical unit. Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, his only advocate, Dr. Aaron Glassman, challenges the skepticism and prejudices of the hospital’s board and staff when he brings him in to join the team. Shaun will need to work harder than he ever has before, as he navigates his new environment and relationships to prove to his colleagues that his extraordinary medical gifts will save lives.

    Director: Seth Gordon

    Writer: David Shore

  • Faces
    8.6/10 1,435 votes

    #11 - Faces

    Season 2 Episode 14 - Aired 2019-02-04

    Dr. Andrews tries to convince a grieving family to donate their teenage daughter’s face to another young girl whose face was horribly disfigured in an accident.

    Director: Allison Liddi-Brown

    Writer: David Hoselton

  • Friends and Family
    8.6/10 1,392 votes

    #12 - Friends and Family

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2019-12-02

    Shaun visits his father on his deathbed and the family reunion reveals unexpected results. Melendez, Park, Reznick and Claire treat an injured star NFL player with severe spinal damage. Claire addresses her mental health.

    Director: Mike Listo

    Writer: Thomas L. Moran

  • Hurt (1)
    8.6/10 1,403 votes

    #13 - Hurt (1)

    Season 3 Episode 19 - Aired 2020-03-23

    The city of San Jose is rocked by a massive earthquake that puts the staff of St. Bonaventure Hospital on high alert as they race to assess the damage and account for the safety of their colleagues and friends. Meanwhile, Dr. Neil Melendez and Dr. Aaron Glassman are attending a charity event when their lives are threatened by the earthquake.

    Director: Mike Listo

    Writer: Liz Friedman, Adam Scott Weissman

  • Point Three Percent
    8.5/10 3,430 votes

    #14 - Point Three Percent

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2017-10-23

    While in the exam area of St. Bonaventure Hospital, Dr. Shaun Murphy encounters a young patient who looks eerily similar to his deceased brother, Steve. After discovering his parents have hidden his diagnosis from him, Shaun struggles to understand why he doesn’t deserve to hear the truth about his own health. Meanwhile, the team can’t figure out what keeps triggering their patients’ increasingly severe allergic reactions and races to find the cause before the next one kills another patient.

    Director: Larry Teng

    Writer: David Hoselton

  • Not Fake
    8.4/10 2,733 votes

    #15 - Not Fake

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2017-10-30

    Dr. Shaun Murphy and Dr. Claire Browne devise an experimental procedure that can save the leg and life of a young groom, that is if his bride-to-be and parents can learn to work together. Meanwhile, Jared struggles to emotionally connect with his patient whose scars may prove too deep to overcome.

    Director: Michael Patrick Jann

    Writer: Simran Baidwan

  • 22 Steps
    8.4/10 2,561 votes

    #16 - 22 Steps

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2017-11-13

    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.

    Director: David Straiton

    Writer: Johanna Lee

  • Claire
    8.4/10 1,318 votes

    #17 - Claire

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2019-10-07

    Dr. Claire Brown faces complications at home and work as she prepares to lead her first surgery. Meanwhile, a sports fishing accident challenges the rest of the staff as they look to treat the fisherman’s injuries without damaging his prize catch.

    Director: Allison Liddi-Brown

    Writer: Liz Friedman, Tracy Taylor

  • Love's Labor
    8.4/10 463 votes

    #18 - Love's Labor

    Season 6 Episode 22 - Aired 2023-05-01

    Shaun and Lea are heading to the delivery room and everyone from the hospital is also there, except for one very important person. Meanwhile, a tragic accident involving Drs. Perez and Kalu pulls everyone away, including Dr. Murphy.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Mount Rushmore
    8.3/10 3,286 votes

    #19 - Mount Rushmore

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2017-10-02

    Dr. Shaun Murphy’s attention to detail complicates his first day at St. Bonaventure Hospital. Meanwhile, Dr. Claire Browne learns a valuable lesson about honesty when confronted with a difficult diagnosis for her patient.

    Director: Mike Listo

    Writer: David Shore

  • Apple
    8.3/10 2,434 votes

    #20 - Apple

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2017-11-20

    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.

    Director: Nestor Carbonell

    Writer: David Renaud

  • Middle Ground
    8.3/10 1,495 votes

    #21 - Middle Ground

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2018-10-01

    As Shaun pushes back against Dr. Melendez in order to treat a gravely ill hospital janitor, Dr. Lim risks a lawsuit to repair a teenage girl’s ritual circumcision. Dr. Glassman exercises demanding oversight in choosing a doctor for his brain surgery.

    Director: Steve Robin

    Writer: David Shore

  • Vamos (2)
    8.3/10 926 votes

    #22 - Vamos (2)

    Season 4 Episode 20 - Aired 2021-06-07

    Dr. Shaun Murphy must perform a risky surgery on a patient without electricity when the power suddenly goes out. Meanwhile Lim and Dr. Mateo Rendón Osma’s relationship deepens as they overcome difficulties during the surgery.

    Director: Mike Listo

    Writer: Peter Blake

  • Afterparty
    8.3/10 642 votes

    #23 - Afterparty

    Season 6 Episode 1 - Aired 2022-10-03

    Shaun and Lea’s long-awaited wedding reception is interrupted by a violent attack at the hospital and the entire team must mobilize to save the victims. Meanwhile, the trauma of seeing people he cares for in life-threatening situations is affecting Shaun in more ways than one.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Quiet and Loud
    8.3/10 490 votes

    #24 - Quiet and Loud

    Season 6 Episode 10 - Aired 2023-01-23

    Shaun and Lea soon learn that their surprise pregnancy may also come with additional complications. Meanwhile, Doctors Park, Reznick and Allen treat a teen with Gardner’s syndrome whose past surgical history jeopardizes the outcome of his current one.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Sacrifice
    8.2/10 2,447 votes

    #25 - Sacrifice

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2017-12-04

    A charming young doctor puts a member of the surgical team in an awkward position at work; Dr. Glassman suggests that Dr. Shaun Murphy meet with a therapist.

    Director: Michael Patrick Jann

    Writer: Lloyd Gilyard, Jr.