‘The Good Doctor’: Does Lea Really Love Shaun?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Paige Spara and Freddie Highmore

In The Good Doctor Season
Three finale, Lea (Paige
Spara
) swears she’s in love with Shaun (Freddie Highmore). However, we’re
having a tricky time believing her. Here’s Showbiz Cheat Sheet’s tackle Shaun
and Lea.

At first, Lea refuses up to now Shaun

Paige Spara and Freddie Highmore | Eike Schroter/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images
Paige Spara and Freddie Highmore | Eike Schroter/Walt Disney Television by way of Getty Images

When Shaun first approaches Lea a couple of romantic relationship, issues go horribly improper. He tells her in season 3, episode 16 (titled “Autopsy”) he loves her, solely to be met with a pained look. Although she says she loves him, she rejects his advances and tries to persuade him they’re not match. Lea does this by telling him all her dangerous qualities, hoping he’ll again down.

“I love you, too” says Lea. “But me. I’m egocentric,
and I’m so, so needy. I’m a complete mess. How am I supposed to put all of that
on you? It’s simply that I’m a problem for anybody, and also you’re you.” Shaun asks
Lea if she doesn’t need to date him as a result of he has autism. Instead of offering
a response, she walks away.

Shaun has issue accepting Lea’s rejection

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Despite Lea’s greatest efforts to make Shaun not need to date her, he doesn’t quit. He continues to pursue her much more. Shaun is persistent, however that doesn’t sway Lea. She continues to inform him she’s not . Shaun retains pushing and says he can repair no matter she doesn’t like to allow them to date. Unfortunately, Lea will get annoyed and tells him he’s autistic and he “can’t fix that.”

At the tip of season 3, episode 18 (titled “Heartbreak”),
Shaun unleashes his anger on Lea. He threatens to smash her automobile with a baseball
bat and says he desires her to really feel the ache he feels. He received the thought to smash
her automobile from his affected person’s girlfriend. Earlier within the episode, his affected person’s girlfriend
discovers he’s dishonest on her, so she smashes his automobile with a bat.

“I want to smash your car up,” says Shaun. “I want to hurt you the same way you hurt me.” Lea tells Shaun that destroying her automobile is a foul thought. Shaun involves his senses and says he can’t destroy her automobile. However, he proceeds to lash out at her.

“You acted like you cared about me, but you don’t even respect me,” Shaun says to Lea. “You’re flaky and you can’t keep a boyfriend. And you can’t keep a job, and no one likes you. And you’re going to end up alone and you deserve it because you’re a superficial, selfish, and prejudiced person.”

Leah has a change of coronary heart, however is she actually in love?

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During the season Three finale there’s an earthquake. Shaun is trapped with a lady and he efficiently rescues her from the rubble. After Lea sees what a hero he’s, she out of the blue decides she desires to be with him. She tells him she was “stupid” for not seeing that she’s in love with him, however is that true? Is she actually in love or was she simply caught up within the second?

Paige Spara thinks Lea actually does love Shaun however she’s overwhelmed and generally confused. Here’s what Spara mentioned in regards to the episode (season 3, episode 16) the place Lea rejects Shaun the primary time. Here’s what she tells TV Line:

Lea does love Shaun. Lea does have a bond with Shaun. That could be her individual. However, would she be the individual for him? I can’t be egocentric on this second and simply say, ‘I love you. Let’s give this a shot.’

There are so many different outdoors components which might be at play right here, and… it’s this uncomfortable reckoning of being accountable for another person, not just below the umbrella of affection, however otherwise for another person’s well-being… and I feel that hit her in that second. That’s why it’s simply so overwhelming [and] a bit complicated.

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