Members of the hospital’s surgical team are initially impressed with a charming young doctor, but his true character puts one of them in an awkward position at work. Meanwhile, Dr. Glassman feels Dr. Shaun Murphy needs a little more support with his personal life and suggests he meet with a therapist. However, Shaun is determined to show him that he can do it on his own.
In Dr. Glassman's office, Shaun sees the therapist hired to help him with in-home visits. He reluctantly agrees to meet with her, but changes his mind after meeting a new patient, Bobby Ato, who convinces him to stop letting people tell him what he can and can't do. Ato is a champion gamer, who is in St. Bonaventure for surgery to repair torn ligaments in his left arm. After an MRI, cancer is discovered, making an additional surgery much more complicated and results in doubt. Shaun avoids meeting with his therapist by sleeping in the hospital custodian's closet at night. Finally, a confrontation with Glassman in the hospital lobby leads to Shaun having a meltdown, causing him to strike Glassman in the face and run out of the hospital. Meanwhile, Claire runs into an uncomfortable situation with a new doctor, Dr. Matt Coyle, who makes unwanted sexual advances toward her. After telling Jared about this, he confronts the doctor and physically threatens him. As a result, Jared is fired. Later, Dr. Melendez and Jessica have dinner with her father. In a tense situation, Melendez criticizes Mr. Preston as living off his father's money instead of contributing to society. When Preston offers to pay for their wedding so Jessica can quit her job and start a family, an angry Melendez calls him a "parasite." The next day, Melendez apologizes to Jessica for his remarks and learns that she doesn't want to have children.
- 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