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The fifth season of The Good Doctor was ordered on May 3, 2021 by ABC[1]. It premiered on September 27, 2021, and concluded on May 16, 2022[2].




Guest Starring



No. Title Director Writer(s) Original Airdate Viewers (million)
1 "New Beginnings" Mike Listo David Shore & Liz Friedman September 27, 2021 3.99
501Promo16.jpg 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.
2 "Piece of Cake" Tim Southam Tracy Taylor & David Hoselton October 4, 2021 3.73
502Promo9.jpg 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.
3 "Measure of Intelligence" Anne Renton Adam Scott Weissman & Thomas L. Moran October 11, 2021 3.74
503Promo12.jpg Shaun Murphy confronts Salen about the many changes she has implemented since coming on at St. Bonaventure, and Glassman is forced to accept his new role at the hospital.
4 "Rationality" David Straiton Peter Blake & Tristan Thai October 25, 2021 4.10
504Promo01.jpg 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.
5 "Crazytown" Rebecca Moline Sam Chanse & Jessica Grasl November 1, 2021 3.64
505Promo26.jpg 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.
6 "One Heart" Sarah Wayne Callies April Fitzsimmons & David Renaud November 15, 2021 3.69
506Promo25.jpg 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.
7 "Expired" Mike Listo Mark Rozeman & Jim Adler November 22, 2021 4.22
507Promo13.jpg 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.
8 "Rebellion" Gary Hawkes Thomas L. Moran February 28, 2022 3.44
508Promo15.jpg Now that Shaun has called off the wedding, he is forced to confront Lea about their relationship and determine what he really means to her. Meanwhile, the team debate their opinions on plastic surgery and Dr. Audrey Lim hopes to expose Salen’s cover-up over an infant’s death to take her down before it is too late.
9 "Yippee Ki-Yay" Dinh Thai David Hoselton & Adam Scott Weissman March 7, 2022 3.48
509Promo (8).jpg In an effort to please Salen, Andrews takes on a high-profile case and assigns Shaun and Allen to help perform a risky surgery to restore the voice of a famous pop star. In addition, Reznick and Park treat a man whose 17-year-old son, Cody (Matthew Horner), is confined to a wheelchair due to complications related to Kabuki Syndrome.
10 "Cheat Day" Mike Listo Tracy Taylor & Peter Blake March 14, 2022 3.66
510Promo04.jpg Salen takes extreme measures when she learns that the surgical staff have joined Lim’s efforts against her. Meanwhile, the team treats a liver transplant patient whose organ donor unwittingly gave him cancer. And elsewhere, Jordan, Asher and Andrews look for a surgical solution to remove a pregnant surrogate’s cancer in such a way that she won’t also need a hysterectomy to survive.
11 "The Family" Mina Shum Jessica Grasl & David Renaud March 21, 2022 3.84
511Promo14.jpg Dr. Shaun Murphy makes a personal connection with a precocious young patient which threatens his objectivity. Meanwhile, while volunteering at a long-term care facility, Dr. Morgan Reznick realizes she could help Dr. Aaron Glassman’s clinic by offering telemedicine services for nursing homes and care facilities.
12 "Dry Spell" Bosede Williams April Fitzsimmons & Sam Chanse March 28, 2022 3.86
512Promo10.jpg Drs. Lim, Park and Wolke treat a woman with Valley fever and discover a secret she has been hiding from her fiancé. Meanwhile, Drs. Murphy, Allen and Andrews treat a 45-year-old virgin and help her make a big decision about her life.
13 "Growing Pains" Cayman Grant Jim Adler April 4, 2022 3.66
513Promo01.jpg While Drs. Lim, Murphy and Wolke help a teenage “biohacker” whose self-experiments begin to compromise his health, Drs. Morgan, Park, Jordan and Glassman treat a young woman who wants a controversial surgery to treat her depression and chronic pain. Additionally, Dr. Reznick looks to take the next step in her relationship with Dr. Park.
14 "Potluck" Rebecca Moline Mark Rozeman April 11, 2022 3.99
514Promo (01).jpg When someone mistakenly brings a hallucinogen-laced dish to the hospital's company potluck, much of the hospital staff and doctors are incapacitated — leaving doctors Murphy, Glassman and Allen forced to take on all the hospital’s cases, further exacerbating Dr. Murphy and Dr. Glassman’s conflicting work styles.
15 "My Way" Aaron Rottinghaus Tristan Thai & Adam Scott April 18, 2022 3.77
525Promo (13).jpg While Doctor Andrews treats a foster kid for injuries sustained at his group home, Shaun and team look to Lea’s expertise with cars and auto repair to help a patient whose iron lung has broken. Meanwhile, the patient’s niece, a documentarian, takes an interest in Shaun.
16 "The Shaun Show" David Straiton Tracy Taylor May 2, 2022 3.68
516Promo17.jpg As Shaun and Lea head toward their wedding day, a documentary film maker has chosen to follow their lives to showcase relationships and weddings of atypical couples.
17 "The Lea Show" Steven Paul David Hoselton & David Renaud May 9, 2022 3.08
517Promo (27).jpg Sophie (Hollis Jane Andrews) takes Lea out for a day full of luxurious wedding planning. And after a near fatal oversight, Dr. Lim senses an underlying issue is behind nurse Villanueva’s (Elfina Luk) unprofessional behavior.
18 "Sons" Steven Paul Jessica Grasl & Nathalie Touboul May 16, 2022 3.45
518Promo (21).jpg Shaun and Lea make a big life decision and are pleasantly surprised by the support they receive from their friends at the hospital. Meanwhile, when Dr. Wolke’s parents show up with a revelation, Asher struggles to accept that he and his father may never truly understand one another on the season finale.


  • On May 25, 2021, it was announced that Noah Galvin and Bria Samoné Henderson were promoted to series regular ahead of Season 5.[4]
  • On June 7, 2021, Osvaldo Benavides was promoted to series regular ahead of Season 5.[3]
  • 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.[5]
  • 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).[6]
  • On July 15, it was announced that the season would premiere on September 27, 2021. [7]
  • 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.[8]


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