5 Best lines from The Good Doctor premiere


The highly anticipated series premiere of “The Good Doctor” airs MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 (10:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Liane Hentscher)


A look at 5 best lines that were said during The Good Doctor premiere.

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A lot of good can be said about ABC’s newest medical drama The Good Doctor. The acting is superb, the story is both engaging and heart-wrenching but some of the best reactions that have come from viewers are from just a few simple lines of dialogue.

The journey that Dr Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) is about to undergo and the barriers he will possibly come up against as an Autistic Surgeon is certainly making this an already must watch show, but, it is not only Shaun but his fellow co-workers as well that make this so compelling to watch.

Here are the best lines that came out of the premiere episode along with some of the reactions that were had by viewers. (Very quick point before things get started, this list is in no particular order of ranking)

1: “You are very arrogant. Do you think that helps you be a good surgeon? Does it hurt you as a person? Is it worth it?”

A quick reminder for those who need it. Shaun has finally been accepted as a Surgical Resident, he has conquered all the barriers laid before him including a hospitals board of directors.

He has finally got through all this and has been allowed into the OR to only come face to face with Dr Neil Melendez (Nicholas Gonzalez) who informs Shaun that in his OR he will do nothing but suction duty because he does not belong here.

Not exactly a great thing anyone wants to hear never mind on their very first day.

However, the response was just brilliant. You couldn’t help but laugh and cheers at the same time.If you’re a Game of Thrones fan it was almost the same reaction to when Little Finger was finally killed off.

If you are not a thrones fan apologies for the reference just know it was a good reaction.

Reactions via Twitter by viewers certainly shared that emotion as well.

2: “…and I want to make a lot of money so I can have a television.”

Straight after learning what happened to his brother as a child and how it was this moment along with what happened to his rabbit as well that spurred him into wanting to be a surgeon Shaun finishes his tale with an added comment on how he wants a television.

We had already learned earlier of how he lived in an abandoned school bus and that he and his brother were too poor to have a TV so it made perfect sense why he wanted that.

It was such a perfect way to bring some lightheartedness quickly back to the story and bring a fresh smile to viewer’s faces.

3: “I couldn’t save them. It’s sad. Neither one had the chance to become an adult. They should have become adults. They should have had children of their own and loved those children, and I want to make that possible for other people.”

So this was, as Shaun said, sad.

It became increasingly clear that his upbringing was anything from happy and being an adult was clearly not going to be any easier.

Upon him meeting the administration board for the very time to discuss whether or not they should allow him to work as a surgical resident at their hospital he is asked simply why he wants to become a surgeon.

Cue tense and long silence as Shaun has a flashback to what happened to his brother.

He then turns to them all and confidently explains about both his brother and rabbit and how he couldn’t save them and so forth.

4: “Which time was is it that you were pretending?”

Nothing get’s past Shaun.

After being rudely spoken to by Dr Claire Browne (Antonia Thomas) earlier in the episode she makes an attempt to talk to Shaun later on but a bit more nicely this time.

She then gets asked something she probably never thought she was going to be asked, were you pretending to be nice or mean?

A question that made many viewers think; “damn, I need to be more upfront like that”.

5: “We give hope to those people with limitations that those limitations aren’t what they think they are.”

So far all of the lines have come from Shaun, which isn’t really surprising since the episode was focused on introducing him, but, there was one line that was not from him and if you had to vote for the best line it would probably be this one.

Dr Aaron Glassmon (Richard Schiff) is the one who hired Shaun and is his main advocate not just for Shaun but for anyone who has a limitation.

When being confronted by a group of board members and being asked to justify his reasoning for his decision to hire Shaun he explains that he is more than qualified and suitable than anyone else.

This, unfortunately, isn’t enough, therefore, Glassman goes into a speech of how it basically doesn’t matter that he is Autistic and that;

“We give hope to those people with limitations that those limitations aren’t what they think they are.”

Such wonderful words that will have touched base with many viewers out there.

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So what did you think, did you agree with this list or do you think something else should have been added? Let us all know what your thoughts are.

The Good Doctor returns Monday, October 2, 10/9c on ABC