I was just coming here to say that I stuck with my, "I'm not watching" since Melendez was gone, but thank everyone for posting. came to the boards just a few times, and only this time because the title was Lim.
Other than Melendez, this is one of the main reasons the show no longer worked for me....they took every stereotype about Autism and gave it to Shaun and sometimes it is not as much Autism as other things. I feel they did a good job of letting us know his back story and while I understand his parents and other things contribute to why he acts the way he does and not just the autism, a lot of what they showed was just tiring.
From the way I read in a post toward the start of this post, this show has moved more toward ER or something...and I stopped watching that after a few years. I will check in every now and then to see if they have better writing for Claire and Lim because they are the only ones I care about, and Andrews to a lesser extent. Only because I like Hill Harper and Marsha Thomson and keep hoping they will bring her back as his wife.
The Shaun/Lea story has no appeal to me.