• Freddie Highmore says farewell to 'The Good Doctor'
  • He opens up as the show wraps up its season finale 
  • The actor shares his emotional journey

After seven incredible seasons, 'The Good Doctor' is preparing to take its final bow, and star Freddie Highmore isn't ready to let go. "It's going to be so hard to say goodbye," Highmore confesses, reminiscing about the journey with his castmates and crew. The show, set in the bustling San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital, has been more than just a job for Highmore; it's been a life-changing experience.

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The onset of COVID-19 brought unexpected challenges, but it also forged unbreakable bonds among the cast and crew. "We were the only people that any of us were seeing," Highmore shares, highlighting the deep connections made during these trying times. It's clear that the relationships formed off-screen have been just as impactful as the stories told on-screen.

With the series finale titled 'Unconditional' set to air, Highmore teases a "surprising" yet "satisfying" ending. Fans can expect a full-circle moment that honors the show's beginnings while propelling the characters into their futures. Highmore's portrayal of "Dr. Shaun Murphy," a brilliant surgeon with autism, has been a cornerstone of the show's success, challenging stereotypes and changing perceptions.

Leaving a legacy: Farewell, "Dr. Murphy"

 Highmore takes pride in how 'The Good Doctor' has depicted autism with nuance and respect. "That would be the thing that certainly makes me most proud," he says, hopeful that the show has contributed to a broader understanding and acceptance of autism. As for what's next for Highmore, the future is open. "I honestly have no idea," he admits, focusing on the present and savoring the final moments on set.

RELEASE DATE: TV Series (2017- ) TITLE: The Good Doctor STUDIO: CREATOR: David Shore PLOT: Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon

As Freddie Highmore bids farewell to "Shaun Murphy," he reflects on the optimism and hope his character has inspired in viewers. "He's made me a better person," Highmore says, acknowledging the impact of his role beyond the screen. With the series finale airing soon, fans are preparing to say goodbye to a show that has touched hearts and sparked important conversations.

Catch the series finale of 'The Good Doctor' on Tuesday, May 21, at 10 p.m. ET on ABC, and stream all seven seasons on Hulu.

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