The Good Doctor Just Gave Two Actors Big Promotions For Season 5

Bria Samoné Henderson as Dr. Jordan Allen and Noah Galvin as Dr. Asher Wolke on The Good Doctor

Ahead of the Season 4 finale that arrives in a couple of weeks, hit ABC drama The Good Doctor is giving two actors promotions for the next season. Noah Galvin and Bria Samoné Henderson will both continue their residencies as Drs. Asher Wolke and Jordan Allen at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital in Season 5 but now, they'll be series regulars.

Noah Galvin and Bria Samoné Henderson’s series regular roles will take effect when the show returns for its new season this fall, according to TVLine. The two were introduced as recurring guest stars in the third episode of Season 4, “Newbies,” alongside Summer Brown’s Olivia Jackson and Brian Marc’s Enrique Guerin as St. Bonaventure’s new group of junior residents, following the two-part, COVID-19-centric season premiere of the medical drama.

Before playing the role of Dr. Asher Wolke, who was formerly part of an orthodox Jewish sect and made the choice to separate himself from his former beliefs to attend medical school, Galvin was known for his starring role as Kenny on former ABC series The Real O’Neals. And in film, he's known for portraying George in the Olivia Wilde-directed comedy Booksmart. Meanwhile, Henderson played Ms. Magazine editor Margaret Sloan in FX on Hulu’s Mrs. America, before landing the role as caring, committed and faithful Baptist Jordan Allen, whose sole goal is to build her career as a medical professional.

This season has been an emotional roller coaster and has proved to be a tough year for the doctors at St. Bonaventure. Since dealing with COVID-19 in the premiere, Claire had to reconnect with her estranged, dying father, Shaun and Lea are coping with the loss of their unborn child, and everyone has been recovering from the death of Dr. Melendez after the earthquake in the Season 3 finale. The season has tested everyone, including the new residents. With Asher and Jordan being the last ones standing from their resident group, it’s no question as to why they were the right picks to continue at the hospital.

The Good Doctor’s season finale is still a few episodes away, and it’s not yet known how things will end. Last year, the beloved doctors were in the midst of saving people, and some of their own, from an earthquake. As mentioned, one did not make it, and it broke hearts everywhere. This season, based on how emotional it’s been, may stray from breaking hearts yet again, especially if Shaun and Lea are still grieving over their baby girl, which will most likely continue on in Season 5.

Asher and Jordan have been such great additions this season and have proved that they belong and deserve to be doctors. Seeing their journey continue in Season 5 and having them figure out what kind of doctors they want to be will be something fans can look forward to in the fall.

The final episodes of Season 4 of The Good Doctor air Mondays at 10 p.m. EST on ABC.

Megan Behnke
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