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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.




Special Guest Star

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 TBD
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.


  • On May 25, 2021, it was announced that Noah Galvin and Bria Samoné Henderson were promoted to series regular ahead of Season 5.[3]
  • On June 7, 2021, Osvaldo Benavides was promoted to series regular ahead of Season 5.[2]
  • 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.[4]
  • 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).[5]
  • On July 15, it was announced that the season would premiere on September 27, 2021. [6]
  • 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.[7]


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