Dr. Shaun Murphy ’s teenage patient has been confined to her home her entire life due to a rare heart condition. Despite her condition, she has cultivated a large group of friends online and hopes that the surgical team can find a way to give her the life she has always dreamed of having. Meanwhile, a young patient’s perfectly matched organ donor is causing a moral dilemma for the parents and the patient.
Shaun Murphy learns about a fundraiser gala happening in the hospital lobby. A new resident joins Melendez's group: Alex Park, he used to be a police officer. Shaun and Reznick are assisting Dr. Lim with a patient whose heart is outside of their rib cage. Claire Browne, Alex, and Jared Kalu's patient is a young boy who is in need of a new liver after rejecting the first one. Allegra Aoki asks Aaron Glassman to ask Aiden Colter to be the keynote speaker at the gala. Reznick and Shaun run tests on Spirit and realize that she has an enlarged heart which prevents them from performing surgery. Claire found a new liver online but the catch is that the donor is in prison for seven murders. Claire, Alex, and Kalu get approval to use the convict’s liver. Reznick proposes that they try an experimental procedure on Spirit despite Shaun being against it. Aoki secures Aiden as the gala keynote speaker and believes that there was a spark between them. Reznick pressures Shaun to buy a tuxedo for the gala. He goes to Marcus Andrews for advice. They begin the surgery on the convict but he has an allergic reaction to the anesthetic so they can’t operate. The convict gets upset and escapes during the walk back to the transport. He grabs an officer's gun and shoots himself in the head. Spirit's surgery is a success but during it Shaun learns that Reznick doesn't respect him. Aiden approaches Aoki and they discuss going golfing and he asks her to dance. Eric is taken back for surgery and is given a new liver. Shaun shows up at the gala where Reznick tells him to mingle. Instead, he leaves the party and returns to Spirit’s room where her friends are talking to her. Eric’s surgery is a success and he asks Melendez if he can have the convict’s parents contact information so he can send them a thank you card. Claire and Kalu show up together at the Gala. Kalu gets mad when Claire doesn’t recognize the song playing as the one that they had their first kiss too. They break up. Shaun returns to the party and approaches a table of doctors. He begins to loosen up after Marcus arrives.
- Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy
- Nicholas Gonzalez as Dr. Neil Melendez
- Antonia Thomas as Dr. Claire Browne
- Chuku Modu as Dr. Jared Kalu
- Beau Garrett as Jessica Preston
- Tamlyn Tomita as Allegra Aoki
- Hill Harper as Dr. Marcus Andrews
- Richard Schiff as Dr. Aaron Glassman