Shaun and Lea’s upcoming engagement party has everyone in a festive mood after their return from Guatemala. Meanwhile, a young single mother learns her son may have contracted his cancer from a surprising source and Mateo finds out if his previous issues in America will be resolved.
Shaun and the team race to save a pregnant woman’s baby and find her current situation as a convicted felon complicates it even more than they realize. Meanwhile the hospital take on some unexpected changes that the staff are not prepared for.
Dr. Shaun Murphy and the team treat a young girl whose father’s personal research complicates their treatment plans. Meanwhile, Dr. Park, Dr. Reznick and Dr. Lim’s patient refuses a life-saving lung transplant despite having a family donor.
Dr. Park and Dr. Murphy treat an elderly Asian man brought to St. Bonaventure by his daughter after being the victim of a hate crime. In addition, Lea goes behind Shaun’s back to help raise his negative patient satisfaction scores.
Dr. Shaun Murphy and Dr. Alex Park must grapple with a life-and-death decision and decide between saving one patient over another. Meanwhile, Dr. Morgan Reznick goes a little too far in her attempt to win Salen's favor.
After visiting a possible wedding venue, Shaun and Lea happen upon a terrible car accident and discover Alma (Natalee Linez), a young pregnant mother who has been badly injured and needs immediate medical attention. Back at St. Bonaventure, Alma’s condition worsens, and Shaun and Drs. Lim and Jordan are forced to deliver the baby prematurely. Meanwhile, Dr. Glassman is apprehensive when a figure from his past reaches out for help.
Prior to the release of the fourth season finale, on June 7, 2021 it was confirmed that Antonia Thomas would not return for season 5. Although she said she'd be open to appear as a guest star down the line.
On July 3, 2021, it was confirmed that filming will take place from August 16, 2021 - April 29, 2022. (These dates may change due to COVID-19).
On July 15, it was announced that the season would premiere on September 27, 2021. 
On August 23, 2021, Deadline reported that Dear Evan Hansen star and Tony Award winner Rachel Bay Jones will be a recurring character in Season 5.
Behind the Scenes
The Good Doctor Renews for Season 5
Richard Schiff Getting Ready for Season 5
Bria Henderson - Day One of Filming Season 5
Bria Henderson and Christina Chang - Day One of Season 5
Osvaldo Benavides' IG Story (08-24-2021)
Season 5 Teaser - Shea Wedding
The Good Doctor Instagram Story - Shea Wedding (09-01-2021)
Season 5 Promo - The Wedding
The Good Doctor - Season 5 Promo (Wedding Event)
Osvaldo Benavides' IG Story (09-24-2021)
Bria Henderson's IG Story (09-04-2021)
The Good Doctor Season 5 Trailer - Is Shaun & Lea’s Wedding Still On?