Doctor Shaun Murphy Reveals He Loves Lea in Painful Final Scene from ‘The Good Doctor’

The moments following Dr. Shaun Murphy's love declaration broke the hearts of many that watch "The Good Doctor."

Even though they had finally gotten to know who Freddie Highmore's character, Dr. Shaun Murphy loved, fans of the "The Good Doctor" were left heartbroken after the week's episode ended.

Freddie Highmore attends the "The Good Doctor" photocall at Urso hotel on March 26, 2019 in Madrid, Spain | Photo: Getty Images

Freddie Highmore attends the "The Good Doctor" photocall at Urso hotel on March 26, 2019 in Madrid, Spain | Photo: Getty Images

Fans can't wait to see what the rest of the season would bring, especially after Jasika claimed that its finale would shock a lot of people.

Pop Culture recounted that after Shaun declared his feelings Lea, played by Paige Spara, she had responded with "I love you too."

Lea, however, didn't stop there as she went on to point out the reasons why the relationship wouldn't work. 

Shaun stopped her at that point to ask "You don't want to be my girlfriend because I have autism?"

The question not only caused both parties to tear up, but it also led to Lea walking out of the room in tears, as she left Shaun there by himself. 

Freddie Highmore visits the Young Hollywood Studio on Mar 3, 2015 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images

Freddie Highmore visits the Young Hollywood Studio on Mar 3, 2015 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images

Freddie, who directed the episode, spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the closing scene stating that the scene was heartbreaking because Lea had told the truth. The actor also praised his co-star for playing the scene so well as he said:

"Paige did such a wonderful job at in playing that moment is that we feel for Lea just as much as we feel for Shaun."

Freddie Highmore visit’s 'The IMDb Show' on September 23, 2019 in Studio City, California. This episode of 'The IMDb Show' airs on October 3, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Freddie Highmore visit’s 'The IMDb Show' on September 23, 2019 in Studio City, California. This episode of 'The IMDb Show' airs on October 3, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

The 28-year-old added that while he understood just how his character in the TV show felt, he could also see where his love interest was coming from. 

That understanding made Freddie appeal to "The Good Doctor" fans not to hate Lea's character as she wasn't an "inherently prejudice person."

 

Good Housekeeping further explained that all these came about after Dr. Carly Lever, played by Jasika Nicole, broke things off with Shaun. 

Before the latest episode, Jasika had revealed that she saw Freddie ending up with either her character or Paige Lea's because she knew why he was attracted to both of them.

 

Away from the romance, Jasika mentioned that she was looking forward to her character becoming more interactive with other members of the cast. 

The 39-year-old actress also wanted producers to develop the relationship between Carly and Lea.

 

Fans can't wait to see what the rest of the season would bring, especially after Jasika claimed that its finale would shock a lot of people.

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