"I’ve always felt in running shows that it can’t just be, 'Oh my God, is he going to die?! No he’s not.' I think in a medical show in particular, you have to set up situations where people might die regularly, guest cast and your regulars," says showrunner David Shore. "Every now and again you have to be true to that, or else the stakes lose their stakes even in the other stories. Dramatically, that is what a medical show is all about. It’s all about the risk of losing somebody and what you’re willing to do in those circumstances." ALSO: The Good Doctor sees the exit of not one, but two series regulars.