"Not Fake" is the sixth episode of Season 1 of The Good Doctor. The episode aired on October 30, 2017.


Dr. Shaun Murphy and Dr. Claire Browne devise an experimental procedure that can save the leg and life of a young groom, that is if his bride-to-be and parents can learn to work together. Meanwhile, Jared struggles to emotionally connect with his patient whose scars may prove too deep to overcome.[2]


Shaun Murphy, Claire Browne, and Jared Kalu are assigned critical patients during graveyard shift. The three patients are victims from a major accident. Shaun gets Marcos, a groom-to-be who may or may not have to cut off his leg. Claire gets a woman who’s artery was punctured by a statue. Kalu gets Sara, a burn victim. Claire comes up with the idea for Melendez to replace Marco’s leg with a printed femur. They propose the idea to the family but they can’t agree on what to do. Vanessa files an injunction and a judge comes to hear both sides. Claire’s patient asks where her wife is. Claire goes out to search for her but can’t find her in the hospital. She believes that she’s still back at the accident site. Kalu feels like he can’t do anything to help his patient. He finds a study where they use fish skin on burn victims and proposes it to Marcus Andrews. He says no. Marco’s parents argue with his future wife. She reveals to them that he was in rehab when they met and they tell her that Marco’s cheated on her. Marco’s is running out of time so they rush to operate. The judge takes the future wife’s side and they replace the femur. Claire finds the missing woman and brings her to the hospital to have surgery. She ends up being brain dead. Kalu manages to get the fish skins for Sara after having donated to the research center. Marcus tells him that he can’t open up his wallet for every patient. Aaron Glassman talks to Claire about her patient and how it was her mistake that killed her. He tells her that she can’t talk to anyone outside the hospital about this. Marco wakes up and has feeling in his leg. Sara thanks Kalu for all his help. Claire watches as Aaron tells the patient’s wife the news about her significant other. Shaun sits outside waiting for the bus. Aaron asks him if he wants to go get breakfast. Shaun says yes and they leave together.



Guest StarringEdit


  • Nimet Kanji as Judge Singh
  • Paolo Maiolo as Marco Magallanes
  • Teryl Rothery as JL
  • Mayumi Yoshida as Kim Kitajima
  • Adil Zaidi as Nurse Jag Dhanoa
  • Herbert Duncanson as Yellow Tagged Man
  • Devin Barker as Jenna
  • Heather-Claire Nortey as Noomi
  • Mariessa Portelance as Gowned Woman #1
  • Jilena Cori as Gowned Woman #2
  • Lorraine Colond as Weeping Family Member
  • Krish Lohtia as Tuxedoed Groomsman
  • Demord Dann as EMT #1
  • Dagan Nish as EMT #2
  • Juliana Wimbles as EMT #3
  • Andrew Coghlan as EMT #4