We knew that Dr. Mateo would be gone from The Good Doctor at some point this season — yet, we didn’t know it would be so soon!
Tonight’s new episode entitled “Crazytown” proved to be the final one for Osvaldo Benavides’ character, who only joined the show as a regular at the start of the season.
He was MIA for the entirety of this episode and at first, it just seemed like he would be gone temporarily. However, Lim found out from a patient that leaving out of the blue is more or less Mateo’s MO — he would go off to help in certain parts of the world without notice and sometimes be gone for lengthy periods of time.
As a doctor, Lim recognized that there was talent there with Mateo and she would be fine to have him back. As far as a romantic partner goes, that was a totally different story. She called him and the end of the episode and said, via voicemail, that if he was going to come back on account of her, he shouldn’t. That would be the end of it.