The next instalment of The Good Doctor will be the show’s midseason finale. Episode 10 airs tonight (Monday, December 2) on ABC while fans in the UK will have to wait a few more weeks as the eighth episode is the next instalment scheduled for broadcast tomorrow (Tuesday, December 3) on Sky Witness and NOW TV. has everything you need to know about the upcoming episode.

What will happen in The Good Doctor season 3, episode 10?

The Good Doctor season three, episode 10 is titled, Friends and Family.

Tonight’s episode is the show’s winter finale, so viewers can expect the episode to be festive-themed.

Luckily, ABC has released a teaser trailer and short synopsis ahead of tonight’s instalment.

The official synopsis reads: “Dr Shaun Murphy (played by Freddie Highmore) visits his father on his deathbed and the family reunion reveals unexpected results.

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“Meanwhile, Dr Neil Melendez (Nicholas Gonzalez), Dr Alex Park (Will Yun Lee), Dr Morgan Reznick (Fiona Gubelmann) and Dr Claire Browne (Antonia Thomas) treat an injured star NFL player with severe spinal damage; and Claire addresses her mental health.”

The trailer begins with Shaun confessing: “I don’t like my dad so I won’t be sad when he dies.”

In one emotional scene, Lea (Paige Spara) embraces Shaun as he cries, which has left Good Doctor fans dreading what’s to come in episode three.

One fan commented on the official Good Doctor YouTube channel: “Lea holding Shaun when he is crying. This teaser hurts.”

A second fan wrote: “Knew they would have this episode one day. Still not prepared.”

Another fan said: “This episode is going to a very emotional one. Get lots of tissues ready.”

At the end of episode nine, Shaun received the news that his father was dying of pancreatic cancer.

Throughout the series, Shaun’s parents have been largely absent, so their return is likely to trigger a whole range of emotions and memories.


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In another clip, Lea is heard saying: “His dad was a disaster.”

Perhaps viewers will finally found out what really happened in Shaun’s childhood.

In the episode, Shaun is given the opportunity to say his final words to his dying father.

However, viewers will have to wait and find out to see if Shaun will confront his dad.

The Good Doctor fans will also find out what happened to Claire after she had an affair with her patient Kane Omar (Sharif Atkins).


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The Good Doctor fans will also find out what happened to Claire after she had an affair with her patient Kane Omar (Sharif Atkins).

Speaking to TV Line, showrunner David Shore said: “From her point of view, this is rock bottom, and she hopes that she is able to turn things around now.

“She has certainly made a decision that she wants to. How effective she is at that, we’ll see in the next few episodes.”

The Good Doctor will then take a month-long break, returning on Monday, January 13 on ABC.

The Good Doctor airs Mondays on ABC and Tuesdays on Sky Witness

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