Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) is looking for a big change in his life, and he might start off with his work at San Jose Bonaventure Hospital.

In episode 12, titled “Islands Part Two,” Shaun will give Dr. Richard Schiff (Aaron Glassman) his resignation letter following his trip with Lea (Paige Spara). Richard is taken aback by Shaun’s resignation that he consults with Dr. Neil Melendez (Nicholas Gonzalez) on what he’s supposed to do.

Neil is also surprised by Shaun’s decision to leave the hospital, but he is confident that the doctor could go places no matter what. After all, Neil previously thought that Shaun wouldn’t survive working at the hospital since he’s diagnosed with autism, but he did so with flying colors.

Richard tells Shaun that he doesn’t want him to go, but it appears as though he’s certain that leaving his job is the right thing to do.

Meanwhile, it’s unlikely that Shaun will actually leave his work because it’s the only place he’s called “home.” His colleagues have also become his close friends, and they have started knowing him better.

It’s possible that he will simply take a breather from work and pursue other things. But it won’t take him long to realize that he was doing what he truly loved before submitting his resignation letter.

Additionally, Shaun’s hookup with Lea may have encouraged him to leave his job as a doctor and pursue their budding relationship. But it’s unclear whether or not Shaun and Lea’s relationship will actually survive until the end.

In other news, “The Good Doctor” garnered impressive ratings when it returned to earlier this week. The series went on a short hiatus over the holidays, but returned with episode 11 with a total of 8.22 million viewers and a 1.6 rating among audiences aged 18 to 49, according to Deadline.

“The Good Doctor” Season 1 airs Mondays at 10 p.m. EST on ABC.