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The Good Doctor - Episode 1.11 - Islands: Part One - Promos, Promotional Photos, Interview & Press Release

New Promo

Thanks to John & TVBuff65 for the heads up.

Press Release

“Islands Part One” – Dr. Marcus Andrews enlists Dr. Neil Melendez on a very sensitive kidney transplant between a pair of twins whose lives intersect in more ways than one. Meanwhile, overwhelmed by Dr. Aaron Glassman’s attempts to have him meet with a therapist and the demands at work, Dr. Shaun Murphy decides to take an impromptu trip with his friend Lea and leave everything behind, on “The Good Doctor,” MONDAY, JAN. 8 (10:01-11:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

The series stars Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy, Antonia Thomas as Dr. Claire Browne, Nicholas Gonzalez as Dr. Neil Melendez, Chuku Modu as Dr. Jared Kalu, Beau Garrett as Jessica Preston, Hill Harper as Dr. Marcus Andrews, Richard Schiff as Dr. Aaron Glassman and Tamlyn Tomita as Allegra Aoki.

The series is from Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios. David Shore is writer and executive producer. Daniel Dae Kim, David Kim and Sebastian Lee are also executive producers.

“Islands Part One” was written by Thomas L. Moran and William Rotko and directed by Bill D’Elia.


EW Interview

In real life, I would think that patients would ask a guy like Sean every day, “What’s wrong with you?” But you can’t keep doing that, right?

Yeah. There are certain things that may happen all the time. What I liked about the [gamer] is that he has dealt with autistic people in his life. I think the gaming world has more than its fair share of people with autism. He embraces them and thinks they are great. [With stories like that] we don’t have to go to that well and have [Sean] explain that over and over again every week.

Freddie Highmore is so believable. Do you have to give him any notes at this point, or is he just off and running, all on his own?

He is pretty much off and running, all on his own. We continue to talk regularly, and the directors contribute stuff. But he is so fantastic. He understands this character and he works very hard and is very insightful. He’s a pleasure to work with.


Returns Monday, January 8