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The Good Doctor - A Blip - Review: Father

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We are back! After a short hiatus, The Good Doctor 6x18 “A Blip” shows us a bridging episode with a scene that hits us right in the feels. Ready?

Here we go!

Is there a dry eye in the room? Someone? I know, and neither do I. It was impossible not to cry in that last scene of Shaun and Glassy.

I'll be honest, The Good Doctor 6x18 “A Blip” wasn't a great episode for me until this scene. Yes, it was entertaining, and it kept me with one eye on the screen, but there was nothing that stood out, nothing that would keep me glued to the couch crying like this show has me used to.

I appreciated the interaction between Lim and her patient — I'm so proud of her and everything she's overcome — and the clash between Jordan and Jared, along with their patient's story in “A Blip,” but there was nothing that really moved me… until that last scene.

Glassy was always Shaun's father and if this season did anything right it was to make clear those relationships that were always there…but never recognized. A father is not the one who generates, he is the one who cares, he is the one who understands, and he is the one who loves you as you are. Shaun's biological father didn't understand him, but he never bothered to do it, only to humiliate him.

Glassy didn't understand Shaun either, but he did care about getting to him and understanding his way of seeing the world. He never pushed Shaun's limits but was always there for him, even when it was hardest.

And Shaun, hand in hand with him, moved forward and created his own life, his own family. And in “A Blip,” now that he is about to become a father, he realized more than ever how important his father was, is, and will be, to who he is today. And Shaun is afraid of losing him just when he feels him closer than ever.

Glassy is also afraid of his results, much as he denies it, but he can't say no to Shaun's request. Not when he asks him to as his son and not as a doctor. Glassy always saw Shaun as his son but didn't expect Shaun to see him as a father and realizing in “A Blip” that he does is…enough to make Glassy — and us — emotional.

And all of a sudden, “A Blip,” an episode that was going to go unnoticed becomes one we need to rewatch right now.

PS: Jordan and Jared seem like it's a thing that's going to happen shortly…and I'm still not sure if I like it or not.

This is where our The Good Doctor review ends. We will be back next week with a new review.

Agree? Disagree? Don’t hesitate to share it with us in the comments below!

The Good Doctor airs Mondays 10/9c on ABC.

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