The good doctor went all out CSI: Cyber this week – and you probably have some thoughts.
In addition to the cyberattack, Monday’s Freddie Highmore-directed episode saw the departure of one of the newbies (no real surprise, given where his story left off four weeks ago) and the salvation of ‘a fan favorite friendship.
Before we kick off the comments and try to make sense of Saint-Bonaventure’s cybersecurity system, let’s briefly recap what happened in “Decrypt”:
When the hospital was hit by a cyber attack, computer expert Lea sought to outsmart hackers and prove herself to Glassman. After Dark Web terrorists learned of the hospital’s meager ransom offer (negotiated by Masters of sex and Trial and error alum Nicholas D’Agosto), they sent Lea a “text message” – whatever this means. They doubled the ransom to $ 4 million and activated malware. “If we don’t pay, they’re going to delete our data and destroy all of our MRIs, CT scans, and X-rays,” Lea explained. Hey, go ahead.
Shaun’s girlfriend only had 24 hours to trace the chain of attack and recover the data from the hospital – “if not, we might as well throw all the computers we have in the trash,” he said. she declared. She had a sleepless night, performed surgery on the high-risk server (or something), and saved the day – just seconds before Glassman authorized the transfer of bitcoin. In return, Shaun’s father figure thanked Lea for her hard work and invited her to her weekly poker game. (I would have offered him a raise, but that’s just me.)
As the clock ticked, Lea received much needed reassurance from Shaun. She was 95% sure she could beat the hackers, but the risk of failure made her extremely nervous. In an effort to understand his predicament, Dr Murphy explained that he was never certain that surgery would go as planned; there is always a chance that something will go wrong, and that must be OK.
Obviously, the pep talk worked.
As for Shaun, he worked alongside Claire and Olivia on an inspired cancer survivor turned philanthropist who hid a dark secret: He didn’t actually lose his leg to cancer – he was a fraud. He lost the limb in a bizarre motorcycle accident when he was 22, but continued to lie to inspire others, help those in need and (ugh) profit from his philanthropy. When the truth leaked to the press, Lim assumed it was Claire and pulled her out of the case, only for Olivia to show up and get fired. But as it lit up, Olivia was not The whistler. She just wanted to leave her residence.
In the parking lot, Olivia explained to Andrews that she never wanted to be a doctor, but everyone in her life, including her uncle, was so persistent. Finally, Olivia contacted him. Andrews, meanwhile, has become the whistleblower! He knew the patient was a fraud, but didn’t expect Lim to blame Claire. And he certainly didn’t expect this to lead to his niece being fired.
As for Lim: The chief of surgery went to Claire’s apartment with a pint of salted caramel ice cream to apologize for her recent behavior. Claire accepted the peace offering and let her in. Friendship restored!
And lest we forget the other case of the week… With the help of Park, Jordan and Asher, Morgan successfully orchestrated a multi-organ chain transplant and saved the life of Jamie, a patient with d ‘end-stage liver disease.
OK, now it’s your turn: what did you think about The good doctor Season 4, episode 10? Leave a comment with your full review.