‘The Good Doctor’: It Looks Like Melendez and Lea Might Have Hooked Up

by Jeremy Spirogis
Nicholas Gonzalez on The Good Doctor

The Good Doctor Season Three finale had quite a bit occurring. One interplay you might need missed was between Melendez and Lea. If you listen, you’ll discover there was one thing probably brewing between them. Here’s Showbiz Cheat Sheet’s tackle that temporary however vital change between Melendez and Lea.

Dr. Melendez had a sophisticated love life

Nicholas Gonzalez on The Good Doctor | Jack Rowand via Getty Images
Nicholas Gonzalez on The Good Doctor | Jack Rowand by way of Getty Images

Dr. Neil Melendez was unfortunate in love (and life typically). He was engaged to Jessica Preston, however that relationship fell aside. They clashed on the problem of getting youngsters and the nerve-racking work environment didn’t assist their relationship a lot.

In season 2, Melendez and Dr. Audrey Lim start a relationship, however issues go south, they usually break up in season 3. Melendez and Claire turn out to be pals and begin to get shut, but it surely doesn’t develop right into a full-blown romance. He dies through the finale, so we’ll by no means actually know his true emotions towards her.

Lea is much more sophisticated

Paige Spara on the set of The Good Doctor | Kailey Schwerman via Getty ImagesPaige Spara on the set of The Good Doctor | Kailey Schwerman via Getty Images
Paige Spara on the set of The Good Doctor | Kailey Schwerman by way of Getty Images

Lea has been a friend, neighbor, roommate, and now colleague of Dr. Shaun Murphy. She harshly rejected his romantic advances till the season Three finale. At the top of the episode she tells him she loves him and kisses him passionately. Interactions between these two have gone from pleasant to uncomfortable to scary to very complicated. One second they’re sharing fries within the cafeteria and some episodes later Shaun is holding baseball bat, able to smash Lea’s automotive in. Now they’re kissing and declaring their timeless love.

Something was brewing—and it wasn’t the beer

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Nicholas Gonzalez | Jack Rowand/Walt Disney Television by way of Getty Images

Sometimes occasions occur off-camera on The Good Doctor.
One instance is when Audrey visits Dr. Andrews for recommendation on the way to be an
efficient chief. During this scene, it’s revealed Andrews misplaced his job, however
this was by no means proven on digital camera.

Similarly, it’s doable Melendez and Lea had a romantic encounter earlier than the season Three finale. The manner they checked out one another at first of episode 19 suggests one thing occurred between them. Notice how Lea is holding two beers. One was doubtless for Melendez.

Once Dr. Glassman arrives, Lea seems to be nervous, as if she doesn’t need him to know one thing. She instantly says she didn’t know he could be there. It additionally seems to be like Melendez is making an attempt to cowl for her when he asks if she’s there with a friend. Lea seems to be fumbling for a solution after which says, “It’s been a rough couple of weeks.”

Melendez is protecting of Lea

Lea is unquestionably on Melendez’s thoughts. When the hosts arrive, he jumps in to make certain he introduces her. He’s conscious of Lea’s presence and appears keen to incorporate her. Also, when the earthquake hits, the primary individual Melendez yells for his Lea. We discover it fascinating that he’s so involved together with her well-being. Sure, they’re staff on the similar hospital, however he appears particularly involved about Lea.

Melendez was a fan of the workplace romance

As Showbiz Cheat Sheet talked about again in April, it seems Melendez has a factor for ladies at work. It seems to be like Lea was subsequent on his checklist. Claire was his subordinate, so it didn’t appear like issues had been actually going anyplace.

Lea was most likely the following smartest thing as a result of he’s not her boss and it wouldn’t be frowned upon. He already had a criticism towards him (due to Morgan) as a result of he appeared to indicate favoritism towards Claire, so he doubtless felt Lea was a safer guess. Our guess is that Melendez and Lea would have been a factor if the earthquake didn’t occur.   

Now that Melendez has crossed over to the opposite aspect, we’ll
by no means know.

Read extra: ‘The
Good Doctor’: Who Plays Dr. Melendez?

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