The Good Doctor Season 6 Episode 6 Recap “Hot and Bothered”

Don’t miss Celebrity Myxer’s recap of The Good Doctor Season 6 Episode 6 “Hot and Bothered.” In the midst of a heatwave, Dr. Shaun Murphy and Dr. Danica Powell are at odds when it comes to their patient’s surgery. Their heated stalemate tests Shaun’s patience and his willingness to compromise. Meanwhile, when the hospital loses power, Lea and Dr. Aaron Glassman are forced to come up with a quick solution or risk a total shutdown that could risk patients’ lives. Here’s what you missed!

Air Date & Time: Monday, November 21, 2022, at 10 pm ET, 9 pm CT, and 7 pm PT on ABC!

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Previously on The Good Doctor Season 6 Episode 5, Shaun, Asher, and Powell treat a young patient on Halloween with a rare hereditary disease, sending them down an uncharted path. Meanwhile, Glassman and Shaun must overcome their differences to work together to try and find a solution for Lim’s paralysis.

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Warning… Spoilers below!

On The Good Doctor Season 6 Episode 6, was originally supposed to air on Monday, November 14, 2022, but was pushed back to Monday, November 21, 2022. It’s the 100th episode, and it’s a hot one! So, Shaun is preparing by wearing a cooling vest and a cooling hoodie.

Lea’s job to keep the hospital running was a challenge as the heat was knocking out servers. If all of them went down, the hospital would inoperable

Second Opinion

Dr. Andrew updates the staff on The Good Doctor Season 6 Episode 5

Dr. Andrew updates the staff on The Good Doctor Season 6 Episode 5

All surgeons were summoned to the ER to help because the power at a senior home had gone out. Dr. Andrews commanded his team to assess the elders for current and existing conditions.

Meanwhile, Dr. Park worked with a nice lady, Mrs. Edna Hamilton (portrayed by Eve Sigall), who flatlined on him, yet he was able to recover her. This led to them finding a tumor in her midsection and less than six months to live. Park didn’t want to risk performing surgery on her due to her frail condition, yet she wanted a second opinion.

Dr. Glassman assessed Edna and agreed with Park. Yet, Edna wanted the surgery to have more time to live. Glassman told Park that they were performing the surgery. Park knew it was too risky for her heart, yet the decision was Edna’s.

While in surgery, they were forced to remove her kidney. Park was concerned it would reduce her quality of life. Glassman convinced him otherwise. Edna was recovering well and enjoying her favorite butterscotch pudding.

Hours To Live

Dr. Allen and Dr. Perez worked with an elder woman, May (portrayed by Susan Ruttan), who was dying with only hours to live. She only cared about going to Paris with her deceased husband, Marty.

May’s condition worsened as Perez sat with her. Allen got an ingenious idea to use VR goggles to give May a trip to Paris. She gripped Perez’s hand, asking if Marty was happy with the trip, and he replied, yes on his behalf!

Dr. Perez talks with Dr. Allen on The Good Doctor Season 6 Episode 5

Dr. Perez talks with Dr. Allen on The Good Doctor Season 6 Episode 5

May had died, and Perez thanked Allen for her work. Telling her that she was an amazing person.

The Void

Dr. Reznick and Dr. Wolke lost one of their eldest patients and took a drive to find him. The man, Arthur, was nearly 100 years old. Wolke noticed her on a dating app, Reznick was grumpy lately, and he wanted to find out the issue…

Eventually, they found Art. When they returned, Art never left the hospital and was found. Reznick and Wolfe found another old man, but who was he? They called every senior facility with no success. Jerome found out who he was, Sam. His son, who was an attorney, was coming to retrieve him. The duo felt guilty about kidnapping the man and feared legal ramifications.

Sam’s son arrived with his granddaughter, and the man was thankful for the surgeons because they saved his life from being exposed to the heat. Thereafter, Reznick confessed that the void she felt wasn’t from not having a boyfriend but that she wanted a child.

Common Ground

Dr. Shaun & Dr. Powell disagree on a case in The Good Doctor Season 6 Episode 5

Dr. Shaun & Dr. Powell disagree on a case in The Good Doctor Season 6 Episode 5

Things get sticky when Dr. Powell admits to Shaun that she was the one to convince Dr. Lim not to rush into the experimental surgery he devised. Shaun is her supervising attending and doesn’t have great people skills. He expresses his frustration to her, claiming he has more surgical experience than her. However, she has more experience from a physical and emotional standpoint as a disabled person.

Next, Shaun and Powell worked with a dehydrated man, Brooks (Kevin Mambo), and he called rank over her treatment with him. Shaun shared how Powell was a nuisance to him, and Brooks gave him some pointers (being a business owner himself.) Suddenly, Brooks crashed and couldn’t breathe.

Shaun and Powell assessed Brooks’ case in the server room, which was cooler. However, Shaun continued to disagree with any of Powell’s advice and ordered her elsewhere. Lea spoke with Shaun about his issues with Powell, and she was disagreeable… like him.

While performing Brooks’ surgery, Shaun confronted Powell with his dislike for her. She rebutted the real reason was due to her convincing Lim not to have his suggested surgery. Suddenly, they discovered Brooks needed a complicated surgery. For once, they agreed.

As they conferred later, they continued to disagree, and Shaun pulled her off the case! Brooks wanted Powell back on his case to challenge Shaun made for better medicine. A principle devised by Israeli intelligence of the 10th Man Rule. And if Shaun didn’t want to work with Powell, he would replace Shaun as his surgeon!

Powell visited Lim to encourage her to change her mind about her condition. She wasn’t sick but healthy. Then she invited her to a wheelchair basketball game. Lim was hesitant at first but ended up having a great time shooting hoops. That’s where she met and opposed a wheelchair-bound pediatrician, Clay (portrayed by Michael Patrick Thornton.)

Meanwhile, Shaun took his frustrations to Dr. Glassman, claiming he doesn’t like Powell and Glassman shares the importance of finding common ground with her. Powell was reinstated to the case and tried to find common ground but failed miserably.

As hard as Lea tried to keep the servers running, they crashed! Lea got the idea to invert car batteries as a backup supply for the hospital, and it worked!

While in surgery, Shaun tried to silence Powell, yet she demanded that he continue teaching her. She told him that their common ground is that they are the othersthe ones that challenge conventional thinking! Suddenly the power died in the OR. That’s when they agreed on a surgical tactic used in the Civil War days to perform techniques successfully, saving Brooks’ life.

Afterward, Shaun and Powell sparked some common ground with historical medicine…

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The Good Doctor Cast

  • Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy
  • Paige Spara as Lea Dilallo
  • Hill Harper as Dr. Marcus Andrews
  • Richard Schiff as Dr. Aaron Glassman
  • Christina Chang as Dr. Audrey Lim
  • Fiona Gubelmann as Dr. Morgan Reznick
  • Will Yun Lee as Dr. Alex Park
  • Bria Henderson as Dr. Jordan Allen
  • Christina Chang as Dr. Audrey Lim
  • Noah Galvin as Dr. Asher Wolke

Guest Starring

  • Savannah Welch as Dr. Danica Powell
  • Brandon Larracuente as Dr. Daniel Perez
  • Giacomo Baessato as Nurse Jerome
  • Eve Sigall as Edna Hamilton
  • Susan Ruttan as May
  • Eve Edwards as Gwendolyn
  • Bernard Cuffling as Stanley
  • Kevin Mambo as Brooks Moseley
  • Michael Patrick Thornton as Clay
  • Bethany Brown as

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The Good Doctor Season 6 Episode Guide

Season Episode Title Air Date
6 10 “TBA” Winter Premiere January 23, 2023
6 9 “Broken or Not” Mid-season Finale December 12, 2022
6 8 “Sorry, Not Sorry” December 5, 2022
6 7 “Boys Don't Cry” November 28, 2022
6 6 Hot and Bothered November 21, 2022
6 5 Growth Opportunities October 31, 2022
6 4 Shrapnel October 24, 2022
6 3 A Big Sign October 17, 2022
6 2 Change of Perspective October 10, 2022
6 1 Afterparty” The Good Doctor Season 6 Premiere October 3, 2022

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2 comments on The Good Doctor Season 6 Episode 6 Recap “Hot and Bothered”

  1. Stacey says:

    I am so disappointed that the good doctor season 6 episode 6 was not shown or recorded instead a Mike Pence interview was shown.
    And it’s not listed next week and I cant find this episode anywhere it was the 100th episode ABC screwed up because they wanted to promote Pence’s new book.

    1. Sir Anthony says:

      Due to Pence’s book, this episode was pushed back to air on Monday, November 21, 2022.

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