What to Expect from ‘The Good Doctor’ Season 2 Episode ‘Tough Titmouse’

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THE GOOD DOCTOR - "36 Hours" - ABC/Bettina Strauss
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Monday night’s new episode of The Good Doctor titled Tough Titmouse will have fans talking both during and well after the episode airs. With what could be one of the most emotional episodes of the season, here’s a little insight as to what viewers can look forward to seeing.

Richard Schiff’s Emmy-Worthy Performance:

It will come as no surprise to anyone who has seen that emotional television promo that Richard Schiff delivers an Emmy-worthy performance as Dr. Aaron Glassman in the upcoming episode. Dr. Glassman is struggling to recover after a successful surgical procedure to help eradicate his cancer. His struggles to rest and recoup cause him to hallucinate, and as we see from the previews, he begins to have conversations with his dead daughter Maddie. Dr. Glassman’s heartbreaking journey throughout this episode and Schiff’s ability to flawlessly convey every emotion felt by the character will, without a doubt, have viewers reaching for their tissues.

THE GOOD DOCTOR – “36 Hours” – ABC/Bettina Strauss
Graham Verchere Returns Revealing More of Shaun’s Past:

The overarching theme of Tough Titmouse is confronting one’s past. As such, we’ll see Graham Verchere return once more as Young Shaun. In the present day, Dr. Shaun Murphy’s latest medical case involves an intellectually disabled teenager and his mother who is struggling to do what’s best for her son. The mother’s dilemma causes Shaun to relive moments of his childhood which occurred shortly after the loss of his brother. It’s a nice callback to the emotional backstory that Shaun carries with him day in and day out and which, after a while, took a backseat during the first season of the series. As an audience, we’ve grown so invested in these characters that we want to know more about where they come from, and we get to peel back another layer of Shaun in this episode.

THE GOOD DOCTOR – “Tough Titmouse” – ABC/Bettina Strauss
Standout Performances from Nicholas Gonzalez, Will Yun Lee and Paige Spara:

While previews for the episode focus on Dr. Glassman’s struggles, there’s still plenty else going on inside and outside of St. Bonaventure as well. Be on the lookout for a top-notch performance by Nicholas Gonzalez in this week’s new episode as well as from newly promoted series regulars Will Yun Lee and Paige Spara. The Good Doctor features several different main characters, all who need a chance in the spotlight on the series. This episode certainly gives Dr. Melenedez, Dr. Park and Lea some time to shine.

THE GOOD DOCTOR – “Tough Titmouse” – ABC/Eike Schroter

Get ready, Good Doctor fans! Tough Titmouse will be an emotional rollercoaster of an episode, and in my opinion, the best work that we’ve seen on the series yet.

The Good Doctor stars Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy, Antonia Thomas as Dr. Claire Browne, Nicholas Gonzalez as Dr. Neil Melendez, Hill Harper as Dr. Marcus Andrews, Richard Schiff as Dr. Aaron Glassman, Tamlyn Tomita as Allegra Aoki, Christina Chang as Dr. Audrey Lim, Fiona Gubelmann as Dr. Morgan Reznick, Will Yun Lee as Dr. Alex Park and Paige Spara as Lea. The series is created by David Shore who also serves executive producer along with Daniel Dae Kim, David Kim, and Sebastian Lee.

Graham Verchere returns to guest star as young Shaun with additional guest roles from Elfina Luk as Nurse Dalisay Villanueva, Teryl Rothery as J.L., Holly Taylor as Maddie Glassman and Brooke Smith as Sybil Meeks.

Tough Titmouse was written by David Hoselton and directed by Steven DePaul.

The Good Doctor airs Monday nights at 10/9c on ABC. Are you excited about this week’s upcoming episode? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

Also, be sure to check out our exclusive season 2 interviews with series stars Nicholas Gonzalez, Fiona Gubelmann and Christina Chang.