On The Good Doctor season 6, episode 11 “The Good Boy,” surgeon-in-training Danica Powell (Savannah Welch) made a costly decision.
As viewers know, Dr. Powell had a pattern of disobedience and tended not to recognize her own mistakes. Her defiant mentality and forcefulness often caused disruption at the hospital and resulted in a combative relationship with her direct supervisor, Shaun.
Things came to a head in “The Good Boy” when she chose to perform an unsupervised operation on her old Navy buddy. She did so with supplies she’d stolen from the hospital. Of course, such an action couldn’t go unpunished and she was fired by Chief of surgery Dr. Audrey Lim. Does Powell being let go mean the actress who plays the character is leaving the show?
Here’s what we know!
Is Savannah Welch leaving The Good Doctor?
Yes, TVLine has confirmed that Savannah Welch’s last episode as a recurring guest star was episode 11 of this season. Powell had been introduced last fall so her tenure was brief. Dr. Lim’s parting words for the character were: “You’ve got to learn to compromise sometimes. If you don’t, it’s going to hurt you — not just as a doctor, but in life.”
However, it was clear Powell still has a lot to learn. Even in the face of her firing she wouldn’t concede on the decision she’d made. She believes performing the surgery saved her friend’s life and is willing to live with the consequences of the choice she made.
We’ll leave it up to fans of The Good Doctor to decide if this was a fitting end to the character’s time on the ABC medical drama.