The relationship of Dr. Marcus Andrews and Dr. Isabel Barnes on the ABC medical series The Good Doctor is anything but easy. When they learn they can’t have a child together, the dynamic of their relationship changes dramatically. It doesn’t take long for them to realize that a breakup is the only way forward. Andrews and Isabel’s divorce also takes place off-screen. In the seventh episode of season six, Isabel returns to San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital and enlists Andrews’ help treating a pregnant woman with six babies. Since Isabel, who appears in season six, is different, viewers will surely want to know about the actress who plays this character. Well, here’s everything you need to know about them!
Who plays the wife of Dr. Andrew in Season 6?
In the first season of the series, White Collar actress Marsha Thomason plays Isabel. Thomason appears as Andrews’ wife in the ninth, fourteenth and sixteenth episodes of the season. In the sixth season, on the other hand, Golden Brooks plays the same character. Brooks began her acting career with the Rodney Theater Company. She was a main cast member in Linc’s, in which she plays CeCe Jennings. After guest starring on several television series, the actress broke through with her role as Maya Denise Wilkes on Girlfriends. Brooks also appears in several popular series like ‘Moesha’, ‘Star Trek: Enterprise’, ‘Eve’, ‘CSI: Miami’ etc.
In 2012, Brooks joined the recurring cast of ‘Hart of Dixie’ and appeared in eleven episodes of the series. She was one of the actresses of the reality series ‘Hollywood Divas’. Brooks plays Vivian in ‘Blunt Talk’. The actress also plays Jimmie Lee Greenwade on the TNT series ‘I Am the Night.’ Working with the cast of ‘The Good Doctor’ has been an amazing experience for Brooks. I can’t tell you how great it was working with this cast! I love every single one of them! […] I was blown away by this cast, the actress shared in an Instagram post.
Although Brooks’ portrayal of Isabel is loved, the actress most likely only joined the series for a single episode. However, some of her fellow actors have already expressed how much they would like to welcome her back on the show. You were amazing in this episode! You need to be back! Hill Harper, who plays Andrews, responded to Brooks’ post. You are such a light and it was an honor and a pleasure to work with you!!! They gotta bring you byke!! STATE!! Bria Samone Henderson, the Dr. Jordan Allen plays also responded.
Has Marsha Thomason left The Good Doctor?
Marsha Thomason may not have been seen in the medical drama for the last time since Golden Brooks joined The Good Doctor as Isabel. Although neither ABC nor Thomason revealed why the actress didn’t return to the series as Isabel, the reason most likely stems from scheduling conflicts. Filming for the sixth season of the series reportedly began in August 2022. Thomason must have been busy filming the fourth season of the British ITV series The Bay, which ended in early October 2022. Since the character has been recast, Thomason is unlikely to return to the series.
Along with Harper and Henderson’s desire to see Brooks back on the show as Isabel, the Girlfriends actress herself has also expressed her desire to return to The Good Doctor. So should the show’s writers decide to bring the character back into the story, we can expect Brooks to return to the show. In the meantime, we can also expect Thomason’s touching performances in season four of The Bay and Zachary Kranzler’s The Extraordinary Farewell.