The BEST episodes written by Karen Struck

Switzerland
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7.98
333 votes

#1 - Switzerland

For Life - Season 1 - Episode 11

Aaron bolsters his case with newfound information from Marie but finds himself torn between two worlds when Cassius suspects Aaron is a snitch and seeks retribution. Foster struggles to lay low during his last two weeks before retirement, but Safiya turns up the heat, confiscating religious texts to stop the drug trade.

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Smile
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7.90
2654 votes

#2 - Smile

The Good Doctor - Season 1 - Episode 17

Dr. Shaun Murphy questions the need for an elective surgery that will allow his young patient to smile for the first time. Meanwhile, Dr. Claire Brown and Dr. Morgan Reznick discover that their patient lied about her identity.

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Forks Over Knives
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7.88
213 votes

#3 - Forks Over Knives

Monday Mornings - Season 1 - Episode 4

Tina's proposal to use an unorthodox procedure to treat a young man with extreme O.C.D. divides the surgeons at the 311 conference. At the same time, Villanueva must find a way to treat a girl with critical internal bleeding who refuses care because of her religious beliefs. Sung discovers that no good deed goes unpunished when a former patient sues him after her successful surgery creates an unforeseen side effect – abnormally increased sexual appetite.

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Intangibles
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7.87
3325 votes

#4 - Intangibles

The Good Doctor - Season 1 - Episode 9

As part of St. Bonaventure hospital’s international humanitarian program, the team takes on the case of a young boy from the Congo who has severe congenital heart anomalies. Dr. Neil Melendez has doubts about the safety of the procedure, while Dr. Shaun Murphy works out the best course of action. Meanwhile, Murphy’s latest encounter with his neighbor Lea has him confused.

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Believe
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7.78
1694 votes

#5 - Believe

The Good Doctor - Season 2 - Episode 16

The new chief of surgery, Dr. Jackson Han, believes Dr. Shaun Murphy is a liability more than an asset and works to keep him out of the operating room permanently.

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Empathy
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7.78
1817 votes

#6 - Empathy

The Good Doctor - Season 2 - Episode 9

Dr. Neil Melendez, Dr. Morgan Reznick, and Dr. Claire Brown grapple with a patient's wish to perform an operation that would keep him from acting on his pedophilic urges. Dr. Shaun Murphy learns a lesson in empathy.

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Communion
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7.71
214 votes

#7 - Communion

Monday Mornings - Season 1 - Episode 6

When paramedics rush in with a stabbing victim, Villanueva is stunned to realize that the patient is his own son, Nick. Now it's up to Sydney and Hooten to save the young man. With Ty's help, Sung attempts to restore a concert violinist's perfect pitch by removing an astrocytoma that is pressing on the musician's brain. And Buck receives a strange request from the donor in a failed kidney transplant.

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Who's Sorry Now?
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7.69
300 votes

#8 - Who's Sorry Now?

Monday Mornings - Season 1 - Episode 3

Sung is forced to meet with Risk Management's Fran Horowitz after refusing to apologize to the wife of a patient who died on his table. Ty and Michelle face a moral dilemma when a seemingly schizophrenic homeless man cannot provide the informed consent needed for life-saving surgery. Sydney and Lieberman can't leave work behind during their date. And Buck is forced to evaluate his callous behavior after being named in a lawsuit by malpractice attorney Mitch Tompkins.

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Family Ties
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7.65
279 votes

#9 - Family Ties

Monday Mornings - Season 1 - Episode 10

In the season finale, Hooten and Buck find themselves facing off in court against attorney Mitch Tompkins after a grieving son refuses to comply with his mother's final wishes. Sydney's outrage over the health of a morbidly obese 16-year-old boy further strains her relationship with Lieberman. And a seemingly harmless patient puts one of Chelsea General's own in grave danger.

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Wheels Within Wheels
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7.58
331 votes

#10 - Wheels Within Wheels

Monday Mornings - Season 1 - Episode 9

Ty and Hooten believe Supreme Court hopeful Judge Beverly Nathenson's facial pain is the result of a brain tumor; upon operating, the surgeons discover a diagnosis much more shocking. Michelle struggles under pressure when a difficult E.R. case proves to be more than she can handle. And Sung and Tina disagree over the course of treatment for an obsessive writer suffering from a rare form of epilepsy.

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Truth or Consequences
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7.51
251 votes

#11 - Truth or Consequences

Monday Mornings - Season 1 - Episode 8

During Monday's 311 conference, Hooten calls Dr. Stewart Delany to explain how a careless mistake killed Delany's young patient. But the outcome of the conference leaves the hospital's surgeons conflicted. Sydney and Villanueva operate on Keith Harriman, a young man with extensive injuries from an apparent suicide attempt. Sydney and Buck wonder about the resources wasted on those who cannot or do not want to be saved. And Mark Ridgeway returns, determined to make Ty and Tina pay for their adultery.

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