St. Bonaventure is in for a major shakeup following the events of The Good Doctor‘s Season 5 premiere.

As TVLine beforehand reported, the ABC medical drama was poised to introduce an “inside nemesis” this fall — and as we anticipated, that nemesis is none aside from one Salen Morrison, carried out by Tony-winning actress Rachel Bay Jones.
The presumed Affected particular person of the Week bought right here to the clinic experiencing shortness of breath, blurred imaginative and prescient and issues, all a outcomes of her ADHD medication. Nevertheless it certainly turned out that she was messing with Andrews, Morgan et al. in an attempt to discover out if the docs employed by St. Bonaventure have been as a lot as snuff.

Salen, who we’ll solely presume is just a few type of wealthy businesswoman, had beforehand been recognized with Raynaud’s phenomenon — a scenario that causes decreased blood motion to the fingers — which finally developed into systemic scleroderma. The prognosis had come seven years previously, after experiencing indicators for 3 years sooner than that.
“A number of unhealthy docs in the marketplace,” Salen surmised. “I went off my scleroderma meds a few weeks previously to see must you docs have been further of the equivalent.” Nonetheless why?
Throughout the remaining scene, Lim was able to present an in depth value vary report sooner than the hospital’s board. She was moreover about to inquire about hiring new boyfriend Mateo as a model new surgical attending — presumably to fill the vacancy left by Melendez. Nonetheless as quickly because the doorways opened in entrance of her, revealing that the meeting had already been adjourned, Glassman suggested the chief of surgical process that there had solely been one merchandise on the agenda: St. Bonaventure had merely been purchased by Salen! Because the model new proprietor exited the boardroom, she turned to Glassman and Lim to say that she’s “attempting forward” to working with them.
“This exams everybody, along with Shaun,” authorities producer David Shore beforehand suggested TVLine. “In any case, Shaun goes to have a particular perspective on it,” as we’ll see in upcoming episodes.
“I merely love what [Jones] brings, what this character brings,” Shore waxed on. “She merely has a incredible dynamic and a incredible energy. She is solely going going going.” Usually she appears “scattered,” he said, nonetheless she is always “focused on what she must be focused on from second to second, smart and succesful on the same time, and she or he proves to be an precise downside to our people.”

Amongst completely different notable developments inside the Season 5 opener…
* Seeing how so much Lea struggled with planning their engagement event, Shaun insisted that he play an equal half in planning their bridal ceremony — which, after Lea’s nightmare inside the premiere’s opening scene, is simply not going to be held outdoors.
* Speaking of Shaun and Lea, their engagement event virtually went off with no hitch… until an inebriated Glassman gave a toast and revealed that he and Debbie separated two months previously.
* Andrews, moreover newly single, by likelihood wound up with two dates for Shaun and Lea’s event. His plus-ones ultimately left collectively, and he went dwelling with the bartender. Pretty the participant, huh? Nonetheless by the highest of the hour, when Andrews requested the bartender if she’d want to get breakfast and she or he declined, it was clear that this man is simply not constructed for bachelorhood. He must be in a devoted relationship.

* As for Park and Morgan, the model new couple shared a kiss sooner than Shaun and Lea’s event that indicated they’re nonetheless going strong. Park, within the meantime, saved the lifetime of the particular Affected particular person of the Week: a single mom with superior cervical most cancers who had handed it on to her two sons.
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