Dr glassman is a fatherly figure to many of the staff at San Jose St. Bonaventure hospital and he took Shaun Murphy under his wing from the get go. He has helped them on many occasions and was even able to save their lives. However, he had a bad run of luck and suffered some losses. He lost his wife Debbie and their daughter Maddie died. She was abusing drugs and when he discovered this he tried to convince her to stop but she refused as she had been promised he would take her to rehab. Maddie ended up overdosing that night and killed herself. This left her mother and father devastated.
In the episode, he hallucinated his dead daughter and she confronted him about not being there for her during her life. She also went off about how he never came to her birthday parties. After some arguing, she told her dad that she loved him. He cried and was then able to fall asleep.
It was a heartbreaking scene and one that made me want to give both of them a big hug! I hope that they can get through this tough time and I am looking forward to what will come next for the show. In the mean time, if you haven't watched the previous episodes, check them out on Hulu.