Hye Jung proves herself and has Yoon Do joining the I heart Hye Jung train (although he doesn’t know it yet). Sae Woo continues to be delusional, Myung Joon continues to scheme and play dirty. Ji Hong makes his feelings known and Hye Jung’s the doctor you want having your back when a pissed as fuck brother tries to shank you.
Top 10 Moments:
- Yoon Do likes women with a past and we all know who has just the interesting past.
Our sexy times don’t go through (drats! I know it was unrealistic for me to hope they’d kiss in episode 4, but a girl can hope. Right?) as Ji Hong pulls away. They sit side by side and argue about never fighting the other person again (but if you don’t, how are we going to get you two into compromising positions that might or might not yield kisses?). Of course Ji Hong gets huffy and asks Hye Jung why she won’t be fighting him again. When she says there’s no particular reason, they both grin. Morning has Seo Woo and Yoon Do attending to the ahjumma restaurant owner from episode 3. She follows all their stated instructions and Seo Woo concludes that the woman is alright. Yoon Do gives Kyung Joon instructions on ensuring that the woman is alright and leaves the hospital room. Seo Woo follows and blurts out that she likes him. Of course, she berates herself for just blurting it out like that, but figures she should just roll with it. When she tells Yoon Do that she’s loved him through his many relationships and breakups, he doesn’t believe her and states instead that she’s aware of the kind of women he likes. When she scoffs at his tastes, he replies that he’s grown with all his relationships and Seo Woo points out that she’s always been the one to be with him through his sad times, then grumbles about his fascination with women with a past (interesting. Hahaha. Yoon Do, Hye Jung has quite a past). He tells her to like someone else and wonders why she’s so interested in the women he likes. When he brings up Hye Jung, Seo Woo immediately jumps to ask if he’s interested in Hye Jung. Yoon Do concludes that she and Hye Jung must have been rivals and although Hye Jung has a past, he has no interest in her (so you say…) and will help Seo Woo in getting Hye Jung kicked out because she’s doesn’t have any skills, likes to show off and talks back (oh you mean because she has a spine and isn’t intimidated by you? Jackass). Seo Woo replies that kicking Hye Jung out will be difficult because Tae Ho likes her and Yoon Do replies that all he needs is a cerebral aneurysm case to do the job (so you’re going to give her a purposefully difficult case so she can get kicked out? Someone likes his authority just a little too much).
2. Past incidents can’t be changed but the heart can be
Ji Hong walks Hye Jung home and expresses his delight that she turned out so well and is now a doctor. Hye Jung smiles as she states that she got there through studying. She’s even more happy when Ji Hong promises to teach her how to insert a catheter without navigation. He walks her home and asks her to head in when they reach her house but when Hye Jung tries to send him off by saying she can take care of herself, he holds onto her shoulder as he states that the first thing she has to learn in inserting a catheter manually is to accept protection (hahaha. Just admit it that you like touching her a lot Ji Hong. Cuz we all see the way those casual touches actually affect her). Hye Jung though is of the opinion that she can protect herself but Ji Hong points out that those who grow up in a protective environment trust society and themselves and that that it can protect her when her life is in turmoil. Hye Jung though believes that only children need protection and tells him that one can’t change or compensate for the past, one just has to accept it. Ji Hong laughs that she still doesn’t listen and gets serious as he states that he paid a huge price to learn that incidents can’t be changed but the heart can be. He tells her that he would have to write an entire curriculum just to teach her everything he wants to, and smiles as he says he’s doing it just because. He puts his hands on her shoulders (he’s a touchy feely one this guy) and steers her indoors saying he’ll wait until she gets inside. He warns her not to turn around but of course Hye Jung does (hahaha) and then Soon Hee comes running out to greet him and congratulate him on his marriage (hahaha). When Hye Jung shakes her head, she looks sad and asks if he’s divorced then (hahaha) and when Ji Hong points out that Hye Jung has become a gossip, the two besties hug each other as Soon Hee replies that Hye Jung just can’t keep things away from her best friend.
3. Ji Hong lays a professional claim and Myung Hoon’s priorities remain skewed to money
At the hospital the next morning, Kyung Joon exercises his authority over the other residents by having them do his jobs for him and photocopy their textbooks so he can use them. Kang Soo is not having it and mouths off although that only gets him a sound beating from Kyung Joon (awww. Poor puppy. And might I add that I miss your pink colored hair). Young Kook is following Ji Hong on his rounds when Kyung Joon comes in with Tae Ho who tries to get Ji Hong to stay on seeing that he’s going to be going in and out of the hospital throughout the day. Ji Hong though wants to keep his vacation a vacation, but he does add that Hye Jung’s agreed to work with him (really though? Cuz all I recall was her being thrilled that you’re going to teach her how to manually insert a catheter. She never said anything about agreeing to be a fellow assigned to your service). Tae Ho’s impressed with Ji Hong’s fast moves. At the doctor’s meeting, Myung Hoon is rewarding doctors based on how much money they make for the hospital (this hospital’s really something else) and criticizing Tae Ho for his department not making enough money. He tells Tae Ho to get with the program and the states that all members of the neurosurgery department will be denied holidays that month so they can see more patients and make more money (dude, I think that’s illegal though. They can sue. Workers have rights too. Asshole). And at a golf game with Chairman Hong, Sung Jong brings up their retirement. Chairman Hong is all for handing over the hospital to their children and Sung Jong immediately chips in with how impressed he is with Myung Hoon’s work and financial success with the hospital. Chairman Hong though is of the opinion that they should groom other people, that way they won’t just be relying on one person. Sung Jong is immediately suspicious that Chairman Hong wants to hand over control to either Ji Hong or Tae Ho and when Chairman Hong points out the fact that Myung Hoon has enough money to live comfortably, Sung Jong takes it as a slight to his son and states to himself that things need to change (argh! I hate hospital politics. Give me the medicine and the romance). He meets with Myung Hoon and gives him a file to give to a President Jung so they can use the information contained in it to send Chairman Hong packing (I repeat, I hate hospital politics).
4. The war begins
Eun Ho, a young boy who suddenly fainted is rushed into the Emergency Room. Yoon Do who is just leaving the restaurant’s ahjumma’s bedside and commenting on how empathic Seo Woo is with her patients (I will believe it when I see her with someone else other than the ahjumma) gets a call from Kang Soo who fills him in on the details. After checking the CT scan and seeing that Eun Ho has a cerebral aneurysm, Yoon Do puts his plan of frustrating Hye Jung out of the hospital into motion (Ha! Dude obviously doesn’t know how much of a fighter Hye Jung is) by having Kyung Joon get her to assist in his surgery. He also adds that he wants Hye Jung to be called in for all his surgeries from that moment on (how feasible is that when Ji Hong has already formally requested that she be the fellow assigned to his service?) and Kyung Joon wails about how the war has finally started. Kyung Joon meets Seo Woo on his way out and fills her in, adding that his money is on Hye Jung quitting (obviously none of you have an idea how amazingly strong willed she is). Yoon Do runs into Hye Jung on his way into surgery but Hye Jung isn’t interested in joining him as she informs him that she has nothing to learn from him (burn). Yoon Do then suggests that seeing that she doesn’t want to work underneath him, then she should perform the surgery on Eun Ho herself. When Hye Jung asks him what he would do then if she performs it successfully, he promises to do anything she wants (dude, you’ll be wishing you weren’t so rash in a bit. Our girl is brilliant. Just saying). Hye Jung agrees to do the surgery then and Yoon Do warns her that should she fail, she would be expelled from the hospital. He tells her that he has a lot of respect for Tae Ho who had brought her to Kookil and so was going to let it slide but she acts like a punk (wait what? How dare you?) and has no respect or understanding for their hierarchy. He states that if she has an attitude and is an incompetent doctor, then it only makes sense that she leaves.
5. The surgery
Ji Hong’s meeting with Tae Ho who’s come to vent about the pressure Myung Hoon’s placing on him to increase the Neurosurgery department’s turnover rate and bring in more money when he receives a call from Seo Woo. When he meets with her, she shows him Eun Ho’s scans and informs him about Hye Jung performing the very dangerous surgery (so which is it Seo Woo? I thought you wanted her out? Unless… you suspect that she’ll succeed and prove herself to be way more better than you and so want Ji Hong to stop Hye Jung from following through? Or do you want Hye Jung to be humiliated in front of the man she likes?). Ji Hong immediately confronts Yoon Do who points out that Ji Hong doesn’t start working at Kookil until the next week. Ji Hong immediately states that he’s started working as of right at that moment and so Yoon Do poaching Hye Jung as the fellow to assist him on the surgery is void. Yoon Do though informs Ji Hong that Hye Jung is the one operating on the patient not him and when Ji Hong insists on heading in and doing it himself, pointing out that a fellow can’t be expected to carry out the surgery, Hye Jung comes out and insists that she will do it herself. Ji Hong decides to scrub in as well whilst Yoon Do smiles as he states that he will be the judge then and walks away. Alone, Ji Hong tries to get Hye Jung to let him do the surgery but Hye Jung tells him that she doesn’t run away from a fight, especially her fight. Nor does she take up a fight she’s not certain she will win. She makes to head into surgery but Ji Hong stops to remind her that she shouldn’t forget that he’s always got her back (awww) and that he’s always ready to help her. They head in together and Ji Hong takes up the assistant position in the surgery whilst Yoon Do and Seo Woo observe the surgery from above. The surgery goes well for a while until the aneurysm ruptures. Hye Jung tries to clip the source of the bleeding but Yoon Do bleats at her to let Ji Hong take over. Hye Jung just ignores him and when Yoon Do accuses her of attempting to kill the patient, Ji Hong just tells her to concentrate (Gosh I love how he does that. It’s your patient, it’s your stage, I’ll step back and let you do your thing. Thoughtful and recognizes her strength. Hye Jung, you should keep him). She does and successfully clips the bleeding (good for you Hye Jung!).
6. Behold the birth of my SLS
After her surgery, Yoon Do’s waiting for Hye Jung and he apologizes (well will you look at that? Impressive). Hye Jung is amazed at the quick apology and Yoon Do confesses that he apologizes quickly when he knows he’s in the wrong. He also promises to respect her decisions from that moment onwards (well color me surprised). Hye Jung teases him that she’s a rude gangster who knows nothing and who isn’t even willing to learn (hahaha) and asks him what she can do. Yoon Do looks uncomfortable as he reminds her that he just apologized (hahahaha). Hye Jung smiles as she calls him strange and Yoon Do admits that he is strange (hahaha). When Hye Jung states that he reminds her of her grandmother, he smiles and asks if she just paid him a compliment (awwww Yoon Do. You’re going to be giving me Second Lead Syndrome now that you’re no longer a jackass right?), calling himself simple as well (hahaha). Hye Jung laughs and Yoon Do smiles then comments on Ji Hong loving his students a lot, stating that Ji Hong must have liked her even more than he’d liked Seo Woo back in school. Hye Jung doesn’t believe that though, thinking that Ji Hong’s actions are like that of a parent who favors his weakest child (girl, he ain’t thinking of you as a dad. Trust me). She tells Yoon Do that she got expelled in high school and makes a fist to indicate that she got into a lot of fights. Yoon Do doesn’t believe her and makes his own fists stating that he too was pretty bad in high school (yeah right. Hahaha). Hye Jung doesn’t believe him and walks away leaving Yoon Do with his hands still held up (Gah! He’s going to kill me. Why are you so cute Yoon Do?). His uncle: Pa Ran meets him like that and gets into an established argument about needing to crash at Yoon Do’s place to escape a model girlfriend who wouldn’t leave him alone. Except, Yoon Do agrees without much of an argument and Pa Ran immediately suspects that Yoon Do just might have a crush on Hye Jung. He denies it immediately (don’t worry sweetie. You won’t be denying it for long) and Pa Ran tells him to be nice to Ji Hong as Ji Hong’s his bestie. Yoon Do sighs to realize he’s blown that chance as well and walks away.
7. Ji Hong makes a confession and Myung Joon puts the plan in motion
After the surgery, Hye Jung meets with Ji Hong who she offers a choice of either water or coffee. He takes both and they laugh. After asking if she’s spoken to the patient’s guardian and getting the confirmation that she has, Ji Hong asks if she will continue to live her life competitively. He figures that now that she’s successful, she should take a breather and live her life. When he asks if she even gets any sleep, Hye Jung replies that she’s turned sleeping 10 hours a week into a habit (girl, that isn’t good!), and states that she wouldn’t have gotten to where she is at the moment if she’d been living like everyone else (true). When he asks her if she’s happy, Hye Jung states that she can’t be happy, reminding him of her telling him that she wanted to live a different life. Ji Hong remembers that she’d made the statement because she wanted to do well by her grandmother, and Hye Jung states that it’s not the same anymore because her grandmother’s gone. Ji Hong tells her that it’s not something he can help her with and tells her to accept it and Hye Jung wonders if he still sees her as the 18 year old girl he has to help. Ji Hong asks her right back if she thinks he’s acting the way he is because he’s her teacher and calls her foolish for thinking that way. He asks her if he should be happy that she became a doctor without knowing what attraction feels like and asks her if she doesn’t notice the way he looks at her (yup, my heart just skipped a beat). He continues that every time he thinks of her, he remembers the last time he’d seen her and tells her that he shouldn’t have let her go (a confession already? Damn, dude moves fast). The words startle Hye Jung who mistakenly douses Ji Hong with water. When he laughs and wonders if he should take that as her saying no, she says no (hahaha. Girl, did you just kind of imply that you’re interested?). Ji Hong then asks her if she’d go out with him and she says no. When he asks if she’s turning him down, she says no again and Ji Hong wonders why she’s saying no to all his questions and asks if that’s her default reply. The answer to that is yet another no (hahaha) and Ji Hong smiles as he promises to ask her the question again at a latter date. He makes to leave, stops and asks why they always get themselves in such situations when they start out serious and end on a comedic note. Hye Jung shrugs in reply and Ji Hong calls her odd (hahaha). He again reiterates the fact that he’s going to ask her the question again and he wants her to say yes when he does. With those words, he leaves and Hye Jung has a mini freakout moment (internally of course. Our girl’s too cool to let anyone see that reaction. Hahaha). Meanwhile, it turns out that President Jung is Yoon Do’s father and Myung Joon explains about his plan to have Chairman Hong step down from his position voluntarily, saying that the Chairman is someone of integrity and wouldn’t be opposed to stepping down. After the meeting, Myung Joon hands one of his assistants the package he’d gotten from Sung Jong and tells the man to take it to the media and have them write an article on how Chairman Hong is bent on just making the hospital all about profits. With that done, he smiles (slimy asshole. I hope you get your medical license revoked and you’re kicked out on your ass).
8. Seo Woo continues to make everything all about herself
Ji Hong tries calling Seo Woo several times, but she keeps ignoring his calls. Finally, after getting advice from Young Gook who suggests she talk with Ji Hong instead of being all anxious about what he wants to say to her, she meets with him. Ji Hong brings up the misunderstanding from 13 years prior and states that he doesn’t want them to go through it all again. Seo Woo doesn’t think it’s a misunderstanding though (bitch!), and Ji Hong replies that he respects her decision if that’s what she thinks (dude, that’s why she’s always pulling off all that crazy shit. Stop respecting her decision. The girl is insecure and given to telling lies. Don’t affirm that behavior!). He tells her that he wants to make things clear though and when Seo Woo wonders if it’s because she’d told him about Hye Jung’s surgery, he informs her that that’s just part of the situation. He tells her straight up that he likes Hye Jung. Seo Woo scoffs as she tells him that he should have told Hye Jung first before telling her and Ji Hong smiles as he asks her if she thinks he would have told her first, before telling Hye Jung (booyah!). Seo Woo replies that she’s happy for him as she was worried that with Hye Jung in her life again, Hye Jung would set out to take things from her (girl, it’s not about you). She’s relieved though that Hye Jung won’t be taking her love from her (uhhhh. Sweetie, I’m afraid I’m going to have to be the bearer of bad news. One, people are not property and so can’t be taken. Secondly, Yoon Do has no interest in your ass so he’s technically a free agent. Thirdly, Hye Jung’s ‘taking’ Yoon Do too), and informs Ji Hong that she likes Yoon Do now. When Ji Hong asks her to be nicer to Hye Jung, Seo Woo claims that it was always Hye Jung that was mean to her first and calls herself and In Joo the victims of the situation. Ji Hong (and I) groan at her words, but thankfully Pa Ran shows up to catch up with his old friend and thus brings levity to the situation (thank heavens for that).
9. Mobster Boss’s life is in danger and Hye Jung too
Hye Jung’s watching old surgery videos and remembering her meeting on the helipad with Ji Hong. She also remembers him touching her shoulder and offering to protect her. As her hands rise to touch the exact same spot, she flashes back to Mal Soon being wheeled into surgery and tears up. Making up her mind she calls Ji Hong who waits for her just as he’s about to leave the hospital. Pa Ran is with him as well, and he flirts with Hye Jung before leaving (um… if he too falls for her, then things take on just a bit of an unrealistic twist). Now alone, Ji Hong asks if Hye Jung’s there to ask him to ask her the question for the second time and she’s immediately flustered as she says not yet (ohhhh. So there is a chance you will tell him yes). Just as she’s about to ask him to help her check for Mal Soon’s medical records, she spots a man who she’d noticed earlier had been about to sneak into the mobster’s room but had changed directions the minute he’d seen the goons. When she notices the man walking in the direction of the mobster room, she suggests she and Ji Hong talk later, informs him that she’s seen a suspicious individual and takes off after the man. She loses him on the way however and heads to the mobster boss’s room where she discovers that he’s sent off his goons because she’d told him to. When she smiles that he listened to her advice, he replies that he’s decided to start listening to advice from women (sure it’s not just advice from her you’re listening to). Believing all is well, Hye Jung leaves and is unaware that the suspicious man slips into the room after she’s gone. Except, when she gets to the elevator, she sees Kang Soo who is hungry and grumpy that he has so much to do, including dressing mobster boss’s wound. Hye Jung offers to dress the wound so Kang Soo can go eat (he’s going to keep falling for you Hye Jung) and Hye Jung heads back to the room, unaware that suspicious man is threatening mobster boss with a knife because of what mobster boss had done to his brother (I’m guessing the brother is dead then?). She enters the room and is shocked to see mobster boss taped and bound and even as he’s trying to use his eyes to warn her, she’s grabbed by the suspicious man.
10. Everything goes horribly wrong
Meanwhile, at Sooni Hawaii (the restaurant that Soon Hee owns, that’s situated across the hospital), Soon Hee is surprised to see Soo Chul who now delivers gas for a living. He doesn’t recognize her and she immediately calls Ji Hong to ask him to look for Hye Jung because she’s been calling her to tell her something really important and Hye Jung isn’t picking up her phone. Ji Hong is at first not worried, until he remembers Hye Jung telling him of the suspicious person she’d seen. Immediately, he races to the hospital. Meanwhile Yoon Do who’s been called back to check on his aneurysm patient is searching for Hye Jung because she’s the doctor on duty. When he runs into Kang Soo who’s about to eat, who tells him that Hye Jung’s go up to dress the mobster boss’s injury, Yoon Do offers to go deliver the message himself. Unknown to him, Hye Jung is sitting across from the suspicious man who’s waving a knife and hitting the mobster boss. When Hye Jung warns him about mobster boss having had surgery and things potentially going wrong if he continues to beat him, the suspicious man replies that he doesn’t care. Hye Jung though tries to convince him otherwise, pointing out that the mobster boss isn’t worth him going to jail on a murder charge for. Especially because the mobster boss’s lackeys who are in prison, won’t forget it. She suggests that he should instead let mobster boss go as the mobster boss will continue to live his life with the fear that someone will eventually come to kill him. Her words seem to be working until unsuspecting Yoon Do enters the room. He tries to leave and when the suspicious man gets distracted gesturing to Yoon Do to come and stand beside Hye Jung, Hye Jung moves and gets knocks the knife out of the man’s hands. They battle it out and when Yoon Do tries to interfere, the suspicious man kicks him in the stomach for his efforts. Hye Jung throws the suspicious man down and shouts at mobster boss to leave the room. Except, mobster boss in his haste falls and hits his head on the ground (argh! His head. The injury! Yikes). Hye Jung is immediately distracted and tries to tend to the mobster boss, giving the suspicious man the chance to grab at his knife. Except, Yoon Do grabs at his ankles at the last moment and the man slams into Hye Jung with the falling momentum. By the time Ji Hong gets to the room, the suspicious man is lying on Hye Jung who has an agonized expression on her face as blood pools on the ground. As she looks up at Ji Hong, she tells us that forgiveness is not for the person you’re forgiving but for yourself. She states that it’s not right to give such advice because forgiveness is not as easy as one thinks. And with that, her eyes close and her head lolls.
Character I wanted to bitchslap:
No one in this episode.
Headache inducing moment:
Because I worry that Hye Jung might be hurt and I also worry about the mobster boss who is at the moment unconscious and injured. Turns out that I’ve grown to really like the guy. And right now I’m keeping my fingers crossed that both he and Hye Jung make it.
This episode’s a Brandy Alexander. Creamy and decadent and sweet and heartwarming. Ji Hong is amazing. Yoon Do has redeemed himself and is also amazing. And you have Hye Jung who just continues to be her strong, powerful, vulnerable self and it’s so hearty I just want more and more and more.