The Jins prove to us yet again that they’re merely children living in the bodies of adults. It’s not just Seo Woo people. We can add her grandfather and father to the list as well. Hye Jung and Ji Hong still haven’t dealt with their issues. In Joo’s back in the picture although she’s way better now. And Ji Hong suffers a devastating loss.
The Episode in 10 Moments.
- In Joo’s back and Chairman Hong’s sorry
As Hye Jung walks away, Ji Hong tells us that true love helps you realize your true self. Hye Jung woke up something in him that he didn’t know existed and he had no idea he’s this kind of man. With that thought, he chases after her. Except, by the time he catches up to her, she’s on the phone with Myung Hoon who’s called her. When Ji Hong calls after her, she ignores him and instead calls Myung Hoon by name. Myung Hoon who has no idea that he’s speaking to Hye Jung wonders how Mal Soon’s relative would know who he is and Hye Jung stumps him by not only calling out his title but the fact that he’s the president at Kookil as well. He hangs up stunned and even as he deals with this information, the guy from internal affairs walks in to show him the document for Hye Jung’s disciplinary action. He doesn’t think the offered bribe is a big deal and sighs when he hears that Seo Woo’s the one pushing for it. Meanwhile, over at the ER, In Joo shows up with a pesky bounce to her walk as she attends to patients on her first day back. And over at Chairman Hong’s room, Ji Hong enters bearing dumplings. Chairman Hong though isn’t all smiles like his son is as he apologizes for having left Ji Hong alone so many times in the past that Ji Hong practically raised himself. He admits that for the first time in a long while,he is getting some actual rest. At the words, he tears up and Ji Hong lays his head on his father’s chest as he tells Chairman Hong that he’s always loved having Chairman Hong as his father and he still does.
2. In Joo and Hye Jung run into each other and things get way more complicated
After attending to her patients, In Joo heads to Chairman Hong’s room. Except, Hye Jung is already there, taking the Chairman’s vitals and the two women finally meet again. Chairman Hong tries to make the introductions and is surprised when In Joo merely smiles and tells Hye Jung that she’s all grown-up. She doesn’t clarify where the two of them have left before and Hye Jung’s saved from the conversation by Kang Soo calling about a patient; Patient Cho who’d fallen down the stairs at work. Hye Jung momentarily stops to comfort the husband and inform him that she would be back to explain what’s going on to him (hello there Heo Ok). She then heads in to see Patient Cho and gives the order for Ji Hong to be contacted as well as General Surgery. Ji Hong shows up to view the CT scans and he and Hye Jung have an uncomfortable moment that is made worse for Hye Jung when the general surgeon turns out to be In Joo, who’s all chummy and friendly with Ji Hong. Hye Jung excuses herself and In Joo wonders at how unhappy Hye Jung looks. She wonders if Hye Jung and Ji Hong are dating and cuts herself off by stating that she doesn’t want to know. Ji Hong chuckles about her returning to old habits of answering her own questions and they turn to talking about the patient and how neurosurgery should operate first and then general surgery would follow.
3. Patient Yoo’s husband is an abusive asshole and Ji Hong is anything but normal
Ji Hong meets with Patient Yoo’s husband to inform him about the damage to his wife’s brain and how they will go in to fix it. The husband walks into the room his wife’s in, crying and begging for her not to leave him. Except, when he leans in, he whispers to her that she must never again tell him that she’s leaving (well, hello there Heo Ok. I see you’re still being a jackass even across dramas). Kang Soo shows up at this point to wheel Patient Yoo into surgery and he unfortunately doesn’t overhear Patient Yoo’s husband’s words, nor does he see her fingers twitch when her husband speaks. Meanwhile, Hye Jung and Ji Hong are scrubbing up for the surgery in uncomfortable silence, until Ji Hong asks Hye Jung if she’d like to join them for drinks later (dude. I know you don’t know this but In Joo took a bat to Hye Jung’s self-esteem. She doesn’t want to be anywhere near the woman. Not at all!). Hye Jung replies with a question: is Ji Hong trying to be a Daddy Long Legs or a giving tree? Because the usual response would be for Ji Hong to get angry. Ji Hong replies that he isn’t like everyone else (you most certainly are not), but admits to feeling a bit miffed. Hye Jung says nothing in reply and just walks into the OR. Ji Hong walks in after her and In Joo who looks in on the surgery from the observation room asks Pa Ran if Ji Hong and Hye Jung are dating (girl, how’s it your business?). Pa Ran’s surprised at the question and the two of them look down at the surgery that is going well at first, until they run into a snafu and Patient Yoo’s stats start going haywire. Whilst this is happening, Soo Jin and Kang Soo pay a visit to Tae Ho and explain that they’d been the reason why Hye Jung hadn’t been able to return the car, like she’d wanted to. Tae Ho sends them off and studies the disciplinary action document. Meanwhile, back in the OR, Ji Hong works his magic and is able to get the patient stable again and Pa Ran teases In Joo about her possibly still having a crush on Ji Hong. She tells him to stop talking nonsense and points out that she’s not in her twenties anymore (girl, you still didn’t give an answer).
4. Myung Hoon fesses up to Sung Jong and Patient Yoo’s husband continues to be creepy (why can’t anyone see it?!)
Myung Hoon sulks in his office and Sung Jong comes to meet him to ask him what’s the problem. He tells Sung Jong that he’s preparing to step down from his post and even Sung Jong telling him to trust in him because it’s all part of his plan isn’t enough to get Myung Hoon to snap out of the snit. He even tells Sung Jong about him keeping the records of patients whose surgeries can be viewed as malpractices and that Chairman Hong had pulled one of such records. Sung Jong’s pissed that Myung Hoon hasn’t destroyed the records and when Myung Hoon explains the sentimental reason why he’d held onto them, Sung Jong is even less pleased. Ji Hong meanwhile heads out of the OR to join In Joo and crow that he finished the surgery with plenty of time to spare. Whilst she’s still talking that Hye Jung is still inside the OR closing up the patient, Hye Jung exits the OR having finished with her bit. She silently nods and heads away and Ji Hong’s eyes sadly follow her (poor Ji Hong. You still have to apologize and agree to talk with her though). Hye Jung heads out of the OR and informs Patient Yoo’s husband about the surgery and that that all that’s left is for Patient Yoo to wake up. The husband’s all thankful about the help although something in his eyes shift after Hye Jung leaves (creepy. Very creepy). Ji Hong heads to his office where he again examines Hye Jung’s disciplinary action sheet. He calls Tae Ho to ask if there’s a way the request can be withdrawn and Tae Ho suggests he talk to Myung Hoon.
5. Myung Hoon can’t hide the fact that he doesn’t want to step down as President
Myung Hoon and Sung Joon pay a visit to Chairman Hong in his room. Myung Hoon’s face is set in a scowl even as he states that he’s happy that Chairman Hong’s surgery went well. Chairman Hong replies that he’s sure the fact doesn’t make Myung Hoon happy and Myung Hoon agrees as he grumbles that Chairman Hong doesn’t recognize his efforts (wait, hasn’t someone given him a memo? Cuz I think this guy’s forgotten that he has a full grown adult daughter and so can’t keep acting like a child). Chairman Hong points out that he would have had Myung Hoon removed from his post, ages ago if that was the case. Their conversation is halted though by Ji Hong showing up. Sung Jong mentions how pleased he is that Chairman Hong and Ji Hong are as close as family (they are family, you jackass) and Myung Hoon suggests that Ji Hong pay him a visit whilst he’s still president (what a child). Outside the hospital room, Sung Jong attempts to reprimand Myung Hoon for his behavior but the guy’s just too bullheaded. Ji Hong on the other hand can read the signs and tells Chairman Hong that he doesn’t think Myung Hoon’s interested in stepping down. Chairman Hong confirms that he’s well aware of that, just as he’s aware that Myung Hoon, Sung Joon, President Jung and the congressman are in cahoots to turn the hospital into a medical corporation. Ji Hong offers to help with the shares incident but Chairman Hong insists that he can handle it all on his own.
6. Seo Woo’s convinced that she’s the lead in her own soap opera
Seo Woo gets a call from Myung Hoon telling her that he has the disciplinary action document and wants to hear her side before he processes it. As she ends the call Hye Jung walks into the office and Seo Woo asks if Hye Jung knows who it was that tipped off Internal Affairs. She admits to being the one and asks if Hye Jung thinks that she was unfair or that she played dirty. Hye Jung denies thinking like that and Seo Woo tells her that she doesn’t like her. Stating that she would have been a much better person if Hye Jung hadn’t shown up to easily take away the things she wants (quite frankly, this girl’s tirade is starting to get on my nerves. She’s like a broken record or something). Hye Jung asks if Seo Woo thinks she gets anything easily and points out that Seo Woo gets things easier than she does. Besides, Seo Woo’s responsible for her own feelings: whether they be hatred or love. Seo Woo agrees about the feelings part, stating that she doesn’t know why she feels that way (girl, shut up. You’re in your thirties now and not a teenager with raging and confusing hormones). She walks over to Myung Hoon’s office where he wonders if she’d reported the bribe because she was doing it out of duty of if she has something against Hye Jung. When Seo Woo replies that she’s doing it out of duty, Myung Hoon calls it a useless reason and rips the sheet apart. He wonders why she’s going about being a tattletale instead of focusing on growing her power by getting people to like her. He tells her that she should instead befriend Hye Jung who he likes because he thinks she would become very successful (oof. That’s gotta hurt).
7. In Joo can read Ji Hong like a book and Hye Jung’s terrified of being abandoned
Patient Yoo’s creepy husband is by her bedside when Ji Hong and Hye Jung walk in to check on the woman, who is still unconscious. Ji Hong gives Hye Jung instructions on checking up on the patient. In Joo soon joins them and when she gives her resident similar instructions, Ji Hong warns the resident to do his job well and In Joo warns him to leave her resident be. They tease each other and when they leave the ward, In Joo asks Hye Jung about joining them for drinks. Hye Jung however claims to have plans and walks away and In Joo wonders if Hye Jung and Ji Hong got into a fight. Ji Hong replies that Hye Jung keeps wanting to start a fight and In Joo chalks it up to Hye Jung loving him. Apparently, she too had started fights with Ji Hong because he tends to keep things bottled in, rather than getting deeply involved with someone else. She tells him that a couple in a relationship who don’t get deeply involved with each other get lonely. Ji Hong accuses her of philosophizing but In Joo’s been married and then divorced and she thinks she can afford to be. She also confesses that she’d been too young to take care of Hye Jung like Ji Hong had asked and had thus wronged her (wow, In Joo. You’re really redeeming yourself in this episode. I was so worried that we would have to deal with another harpy. Thank heavens there’s only one. Seo Woo’s enough of an headache as it is). Meanwhile, Hye Jung’s called into Tae Ho’s office where he tells her the good news: Myung Hoon’s not following through with the disciplinary action. Matter of fact, he seems quite fond of Hye Jung. Tae Ho also tells her that she should be thankful to Ji Hong who also got involved in her case, not as someone with authority but as a friend asking for a favor. With this new information in hand, she pays a visit to Ji Hong to inform him that she just spoke to Tae Ho who mentioned that Ji Hong had asked him for a favor with regards to her. Ji Hong tries to bring up In Joo’s behavior, wondering why Hye Jung hadn’t told him anything about their conversation in the past. Hye Jung though doesn’t want the subject changed, especially because what happened is between her and In Joo. Rather, she wants Ji Hong to be true to himself. She asks him if he has an idea as to why she’d wanted to handle things on her own. She confesses that it’s because she wants to protect Ji Hong and keep him from seeing the dark parts of her life. She admits that she knows that Ji Hong’s true nature is to give everything he can to her, but if she continues receiving from him, she wouldn’t be able to survive without him and would have given up total control over her life. She continues that he’s giving her everything and wouldn’t let her in just a little bit. And she wants to give everything as well to him. But he wouldn’t let her because he likes to be alone. With tears in her eyes, she asks him what would happen if he stops loving her and when Ji Hong denies that happening, she shakes her head and tells him to never say never. She tells him that the one thing she’s afraid of is being abandoned and when Ji Hong asks what she wants him to do, she tells him to change. And it would seem like Ji Hong doesn’t have that much time to come to a decision as after a night spent stewing about the words Hye Jung had used to turn him down, Yoon Do calls her to tell her that he’s a sore loser. A sore loser who realizes that what Hye Jung had said was that if she had to choose someone to love, then that person would be Ji Hong. He takes that to mean that she’s not in love with anyone at the moment and vows to carry through to where his heart takes him, even if the journey’s a messy one.
8. Patient Yoo’s husband starts showing his claws
The next morning, Ji Hong, Hye Jung and Yoon Do have an uncomfortable moment at the hallway when Yoon Do asks Hye Jung what she’s having for lunch and she replies that she doesn’t know yet (talk about making a symbolism out of food. You either go with Ji Hong or try something new with Yoon Do). Ji Hong takes note of the conversation but doesn’t say anything. Instead, he and Hye Jung head to the ward where Patient Yoo’s regained consciousness. The only problem is, although she can track Ji Hong’s fingers and can blink, she can’t move her limbs in any way and Ji Hong diagnoses her with locked in syndrome. Hye Jung goes to deliver the news and while Kook Young feels sorry for the husband who must be really suffering, Hye Jung believes that the man would take comfort in the fact that there’s still hope. Except, when they run into the husband, he lets his anger show for just a brief moment, but calms down the minute he notices the shocked expression of the two doctors. He then heads to Patient Yoo’s beside to tell her the good news. She can hear and feel everything but just can’t move. A fact which thrills him because now he knows that she can’t keep dancing and smiling at other men, like she loves to do. Patient Yoo closes her eyes and when she wouldn’t open her eyes like he wants her to do, he tells her a very chilling: “I love you.”
9. Seo Woo needs a lesson in professional behavior and Sung Joon confronts Chairman Hong with dire consequences
Yoon Do runs into Seo Woo whilst doing his rounds and when he makes to avoid her, she calls out in a shrill tone, asking him why he’s avoiding her. Yoon Do declares that he isn’t and gives Kyung Joon his assignment. Patient Yoo’s husband passes by and when the nurses gush about him having eyes for only one woman, Seo Woo replies that she knows someone who has eyes for only woman. One of the nurses asks if she’s referring to Yoon Do and she replies that Yoon Do is trash (pardon me, but isn’t he meant to be her superior? Should she be able to get away with talking such trash?). Everyone’s understandably stunned and when Yoon Do and Seo Woo stalk off in opposite directions, the gossip mill gets to work, talking about Yoon Do having rejected her. Kook Young runs after Seo Woo and points out that she shouldn’t be acting like that, especially at her place of work, because people talk. She asks if they’re talking about her getting rejected and when Kook Young replies in the affirmative, she wonders why she’s still hung up on a guy. Kook Young answers that it’s because she’s a girl and Seo Woo wonders how he can always have an answer to everything and walks away, ignoring Kook Young’s whispered orders for her to change her taste in men to men she can respect (I doubt if this girl can find it in herself to respect anyone but her father and grandfather. She’s just spoiled rotten like that). We cut from her to Ji Hong, In Joo and Pa Ran walking into Sooni Hawaii with Pa Ran doing his usual flirting line with Soon Hee, and being dragged away by In Joo. Alone with Ji Hong, she wonders why Hye Jung didn’t come along and when Ji Hong replies that Hye Jung’s sulking, Soon Hee points out that Hye Jung wouldn’t sulk for just any reason and so Ji Hong must have done something wrong (you’re a good friend :D). Meanwhile, Hye Jung’s talking to Patient Yoo and telling her to forge on ahead as she’s the only person that can do it for herself. Up in Chairman Hong’s office, Sung Jong searches through the place and then comes storming into Chairman Hong’s hospital room, stating that he’d searched through the Chairman’s office and had found the other copy of the slush funds. He wonders what Chairman Hong has against Myung Hoon and Chairman Hong points to Myung Hoon’s greed. Myung Hoon’s not willing to let it go though as he states that now that Chairman Hong’s brought Myung Hoon into the issue, then Sung Jong will target Ji Hong as well. With that he storms off and Chairman Hong who tries going after him suddenly clutches at his heart and falls to the ground (no.no.no. This isn’t happening!).
10. Chairman Hong passes away
Ji Hong’s at Sooni Hawaii when he gets a call from Tae Ho telling him to come to the hospital because something’s happened to Chairman Hong. They take him for an MRI and see that he has some bleeding in his brain and Ji Hong sends him to his room so Yoon Do can check on him. Except, they hear the code blue alert for the VIP ward and knowing instinctively that it’s Chairman Hong, Ji Hong rushes to the room where Hye Jung, fighting tears tells him about the Chairman’s BP dropping. Ji Hong’s all about resuscitating him and even Yoon Do reminding him of the DNR form Chairman Hong’s signed isn’t enough to keep Ji Hong from doing heart compressions on his father. Except, it doesn’t work and Ji Hong cries as he tries to bring his father back. As he does the compressions, Ji Hong tells us that to a man, a father is someone the man identifies with. Losing a father, is like losing oneself. That day, he lost himself.
Character I wanted to bitchslap:
If anything, because although I’m sick and tired of her shit, I still hope that a bitchslap will at least get her to start acting like a professional. I wouldn’t hold my breath though.
Headache inducing moment:
Because all I can see is Chairman Hong dying and the Jins getting their way yet again. Urgh! Seriously though show? After sparing him in the last episode, you go ahead and kill him in this one? Talk about a headache and a heatache.
This episode is a glass of red wine. Not the good, timeless type but the one that’s been opened for days and has lost part of its flavor and has turned bland. I blame it on the Jins and how this episode was just all about them moving through the hospital like they own it. Sure I love the parts with In Joo, and how she’s proven to us that all she needed was time to grow up. But Seo Woo’s still a spoiled brat and to make it worse, she’s a spoiled brat who’s forgotten that she is in her thirties and works in a hospital where there should be proper decorum. Her father’s not different with all his acting like a child and when you add in her grandfather who not only invaded Chairman Hong’s privacy but also came to verbally attack a man recovering from surgery, you have a clusterfuck of an episode that has me screaming all through it. And then you add in Chairman Hong dying and poor Ji Hong’s heart breaking and I’m all ready to toss my hands up in the air. Seriously though, what the fuck?!