The Good Doctor: How Did Maddie Glassman Die In The Good Doctor

The medical drama Good Doctor is worth watching for a variety of reasons. After watching all 16 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy, among many others, you would think you’ve seen it all when it comes to medical dramas, but Good Doctor has a certain edge to it.

Dr. Shaun Murphy has great talent. Although he doesn’t actually have autism, he sure knows how to act the part. Then there’s Dr. Melendez, a dashing surgical expert with an endearing personality.

Dr. Glassman, the hospital’s director, clearly acts as the unifying force in the group. He is truly accommodating, lovable, and moral. He is the reason Shaun Murphy was initially accepted to San Jose St. Bonaventure. He takes on the role of a father to the young doctor right away.

Shaun is on the operating room floor because Dr. Melendez battles tooth and nail to get him there even though everyone else doesn’t think an autistic person can be a decent doctor. He repeatedly breaks the law to ensure that Murphy can successfully pursue a profession in medicine. Additionally, Dr. Glassman protects other staff members, notably the stunning Dr. Claire.

How Did Maddie Die In The Good Doctor?

Many members of the staff at the San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital saw Dr. Glassman as a father figure. He has frequently stood up for Claire and from the beginning adopted Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) as one of his own.

Dr. Glassman has occasionally observed Shaun too closely, making him feel claustrophobic. He is occasionally told to step back. He has recently been looking after Morgan, keeping an eye on her, and talking to her privately about her health.

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Although Maddie Glassman (Holly Taylor), the daughter of Dr. Glassman existed, little is known about her subsequent life. The only information viewers had about Maddie’s death was that it occurred when she was a teenager.

This persisted up until Dr. Glassman was identified as having a brain tumor in season two of The Good Doctor. When Dr. Glassman underwent surgery to remove the tumor in the fourth episode of the season, Tough Titmouse, he began experiencing hallucinations that were probably brought on by lack of sleep.

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Dr. Glassman noticed his dead daughter Maddie at the end of his hospital bed when he was in this bewildered state.

Finally, they talk about the night she sadly passed away, and we learn that Glassman locked Maddie out of the house after he discovered her using drugs once more. Glassman acknowledges that although his wife wanted her to go to rehab, Glassman, full of the arrogance of a doctor, thought he could fix his daughter. She allegedly overdosed and passed away as a result.

how did maddie die in the good doctor

He sobs:

“I wanted to be the hero. I wanted to earn you back. I wanted you to love me again like you did once upon a time. I don’t know what to say except I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I’m sorry.”

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His hand is in Maddie’s. Before he passes out from the medication, she tells him, with Shaun by his side, “I know you loved me daddy, I loved you, too.” 

What Happened To The Wife of Dr. Glassman?

The mentor of The Good Doctor is going to divorce proceedings. Less than two years after their wedding, Glassman’s wife Debbie (played by Richard Schiff’s real-life spouse Sheila Kelley) called it quits.