Hello everyone. Work has been crazy busy of late and because of that, I’m totally behind on all my dramas (and when I say all, I mean all my dramas!). And it looks like it wouldn’t be letting up till next year. So, I’ve decided that the present time calls for desperate measures. I started this blog with a need to just take my top best moments in an episode and give a review of it and I did that well enough for the first couple of episodes. But then I decided to just do a straight up recap of the episodes and I’d been doing them well enough until my workload increased. And as much as I love recapping and sharing my Kdrama love, I really can’t jeopardize my job or my health for it. And so, the plan is that I will go back to my recap system of old whereby I just give a commentary on my top 10 moments. But I’ve decided to expand the commentary to a summary. So, it wouldn’t be as detailed as the usual posts but the posts should be coming up more regularly now. Hopefully you will still like the posts either way :).
So, onto the review:
Hye Jung’s comes closer to finding out what happened with Mal Soon, but a VIP crisis puts her in a position where Myung Hoon can have her fired. Ji Hong confesses the depth of his feelings to Hye Jung and Kang Soo’s ill. Very ill.
Top 10 Moments:
- Ji Hong’s the coolest supervisor ever
Kang Soo is still worryingly exhausted (dude, I think it’s about time you get some shut-eye or something. This whole not sleeping ish is getting worrisome) and when he’s bullied by another resident who taunts him for his sleeping ways and short height, Kang Soo does the one thing every bully deserves to experience once in their lifetime: he headbutts the dude (hahahahaha. So fucking hilarious). What this means though is that the resident goes crying to his superiors and soon Pa Ran and In Joo are meeting with Ji Hong to report the incident. But when Ji Hong hears Kang Soo’s side of the story, he praises him (hahaha) and tells the other doctor to stop being a baby (Rofl). It’s not what Pa Ran or In Joo are expecting but Ji Hong’s not concerned. In fact, when he meets Kang Soo still looking disorientated by the elevator, he gives him a fist bump to cheer him on some more (see? And this is the reason why Ji Hong’s the best).
2. Congressman Nam has a crush on Hye Jung. Either that or he’s hoping to make her his daughter-in-law (hehehe)
Myung Hoon still isn’t able to get ahold of Seo Woo (dude, what the hell were you expecting? You hit her!), and calls Yoon Do into his office. Turns out that he’s not satisfied with telling Seo Woo about the need for her to be more ambitious and so he tries using the same line on Yoon Do. Yoon Do though isn’t buying it, although he gives a resigned sigh when Myung Hoon uses his father to guilt him into seeing Congressman Nam. The one person Congressman Nam wants to see though is Hye Jung and he takes to calling her insistently. And even when Ji Hong tells the congressman that he will be leaving in a week, the man seems disappointed that everything will be resolved so quickly (hahaha. He wants more time with Hye Jung doesn’t he?) and he then turns to grilling Hye Jung on how much she makes and if she wants him to pair her up with someone (ha! Maybe he’s hoping to hook her up with his son).
3. Ji Hong tells Hye Jung that he loves her (awwwww)
Ji Hong and Hye Jung pay a visit to their patient Hye Young (awwww. Now I’m having Master: God of Noodles and Oh Hae Young Again feels :D), who is still in a coma. Ji Hong meets with her husband afterwards and the man’s feeling down in the dumps because he’d never told Hye Young that he loved her when he had the chance. Instead, he’d wanted to wait until after they’d taken their vows so the words would have more meaning. But now, he regrets not having spoken up when he had the chance. The words send Ji Hong running to meet Hye Jung and he pulls her into an empty conference room to tell her that he loves her (awwwwww :). That’s so romantic). Hye Jung’s touched that he came running to tell her that and when Ji Hong tells her that he didn’t want to have any regrets, she opens her arms to give him a hug (so cute). Hye Jung though doesn’t say the words back as she’s decided that because the words mean so much, she would rather wait to tell him at a more opportune time (sweetie. Take a page from Hye Young’s husband’s book and say it now).
4. Hye Jung’s wearing Chi Hyun down. Or he’s just playing her until Myung Hoon can get her off his back (we have no idea which is which at the moment)
Hye Jung visits Chi Hyun, this time around, to present him with documentation that proves that Chi Hyun had requested to look at Mal Soon’s hospital records before it had been destroyed. She figures that Chi Hyun probably made a copy of the anesthesiology report and asks him to give it to her; claiming that enough time has passed anyway and so there’s really nothing she can do to anyone should she learn the truth. Chi Hyun asks for some time to think about it and Hye Jung smiles (girl. I don’t know if he’s really asking for more time or if he’s bidding his time until Myung Hoon shows up and finds a way to get you out of the picture. Something tells me Chi Hyun doesn’t have a sympathetic bone in his body and the dude’s just too greedy for fame and popularity to do anything but play you for a fool. In other words, girl, watch your back).
5. Yoon Do tries to bribe his way into the residents heart (hahahaha)
Still feeling stung from Kyung Joon and Joong Dae pointing out that Ji Hong’s the nicer doctor, Yoon Do visits a supermarket to load up on food for the residents. And so he walks into the room, whilst Kyung Joon’s asking the other residents for food and offers the purchased food to them. Kyung Joon though knows exactly what he’s playing at and calls him out on the personality change, tying it to Yoon Do acting out of a sense of rivalry with Ji Hong. Yoon Do doesn’t admit it though and tries to act like he’s been getting food for the residents for a while. Unfortunately for him, everyone is adamant that this is the first time he’s buying them food. Hahaha. Poor Yoon Do.
6. The Congressman becomes a cautionary tale of the Congressman who cried wolf
With Congressman Nam’s insistent calling of Hye Jung, even at the times when he’s eating, Hye Jung who has to go into surgery begs Seo Woo to look after the Congressman on her behalf. She promises that she will trust Seo Woo if she helps her this one time and then runs off to her surgery. Seo Woo though has to go for a conference and so transfers the responsibility to Young Kook. But a sleeping Young Kook is too tired and transfers the responsibility to Kang Soo who really isn’t looking good at all (shit). And so, when Congressman Nam suddenly has a migraine and is in pain, the nurse calls Hye Jung. Hye Jung though is in surgery and waves off the call, having figured that the man’s back to his old ways. The nurse then calls Kang Soo but Kang Soo has a terrifyingly dizzy spell at that moment and so has no recollection of what the nurse said. Instead, he runs to attend to Hye Young and so when Ji Hong gets to Congressman Nam’s room, the Congressman is already unconscious. They then have to prep the Congressman for emergency surgery. Myung Hoon who’s discovered about Hye Jung’s expulsion from school and her relationship with Ji Hong when she was in high school is informed that Hye Jung had asked Seo Woo to look after Congressman Nam when she’d been in surgery. Myung Hoon’s furious that Seo Woo’s getting dragged into the matter and so when he gets to the OR, he tells Hye Jung that she will have to take responsibility for what happened. Hye Jung’s all up for it, but when Myung Hoon tries to ban her from entering the OR, she refuses and Ji Hong supports her. The surgery’s thankfully a success and when Hye Jung tries to close up, Myung Hoon insists on Ji Hong doing it himself, and calls Hye Jung troublesome (asshole).
7. Yoon Do makes a foreshadowing (something tells me everyone will be devastated by the news)
Whilst the others are waiting for the Congressman to wake up, Yoon Do meets with Hye Jung and Kang Soo to try to get to the bottom of why Kang Soo hadn’t answered the VIP nurse’s call. Kang Soo’s all insistent that he wasn’t called until Yoon Do shows him the nurse’s phone. Kang Soo then checks his own phone and is surprised to see that he really was called. The sight has Yoon Do asking if something’s wrong with Kang Soo’s brain that he can’t remember anything (dude. You’re so right, it’s not even funny. Something really is wrong with the puppy).
8. Hye Jung proves that she will always be the bigger doctor
Hye Jung gets called into Myung Hoon’s office. Right off the bat, she tells him that she intends to take full responsibility for what happened. Myung Hoon smiles as he calls her direct and then claims that he’s a reasonable and generous person, which is why he let things slide the last time. Now though, he can’t let things go (dude, you’re only doing it because you know she’s trying to unmask you for the unethical doctor that your ass is). The news soon spreads and Ji Hong goes to meet Tae Ho. He is worried because should Hye Jung go before the committee, it will forever be on her record. Tae Ho’s aware of that, but there’s nothing he can do about it.
9. Kang Soo’s sick (really sick)
After thinking back on the numerous times when he’s been sleepy and had a blackout, Kang Soo heads to the CT room to get himself a scan. He takes pictures of the scans and takes it to Ji Hong who confirms his worse fears: he’s got a rare tumor that is rapidly becoming worse. Ji Hong who thinks the scans are for Kang Soo’s friend tells Kang Soo to have his friend quickly get treated. Kang Soo says nothing but meets with Hye Jung to try and take responsibility for the situation with Congressman Nam. Hye Jung tells him instead not to worry about it and smiles as she tells him that she will handle it. Kang Soo then heads to the bathroom where he tears up. Even when his younger brother calls, he’s all tearful as he tells him to take care of himself.
10. Hye Jung decides to turn her danger into an opportunity
Although Congressman Nam finally regains consciousness, Myung Hoon pushes through with his plans to use Hye Jung as a scapegoat. Hye Jung though walks to the disciplinary committee with full confidence and as she stares down Myung Hoon, she tells us that the closer she comes to danger, the closer she knows she is to the truth; and so, she intends to turn this danger into an opportunity.
Character I wanted to bitchslap:
Because this asshole is well aware that the blame doesn’t lie with Hye Jung alone. But because he wants to use Hye Jung as the sole scapegoat so Seo Woo won’t get dragged into the issue, he’s focused on dragging Hye Jung through the mud. What an asshole.
Headache inducing moment:
Because I just knew that all this transferring responsibility all over the place will lead to a disaster and the person who would suffer it, unfortunately will be Hye Jung. Turns out, I was right. Fucking hell!
This episode’s a Cloak and Dagger. After the heartbreak of the last episode, I actually thought that in true Doctors’ fashion, we will be given a lighter episode in this episode. Turns out that’s not the case. Sure it was sweet hearing Ji Hong tell Hye Jung that he loves her, but I was bombarded with the helplessness that’s Kang Soo’s illness and Hye Jung coming close to losing her job. Of course, I’m trying to console myself with the thought that Hye Jung should be okay (we just have four more episodes anyway), but I can’t put my mind entirely on that. Quite honestly, I’m more than ready for Myung Hoon to get his comeuppance. The man has acted like he’s above and beyond everything for so long that I’ve reached my limit. So what am I hoping for? That Kang Soo gets better; Hye Jung keeps her job and finds out the truth about her grandmother’s surgery, and that she and Ji Hong live a happy life together. Seo Woo turned out to not be so bad after all, but I’m still pissed that she’s not willing to admit that Hye Jung had delegated to her and she in return had delegated to a resident. Hye Jung shouldn’t be the only one disciplined and right now we’ve come full circle again to one of the Jin’s deciding that he’s going to make Hye Jung a scapegoat. It’s sad really, to realize that not a lot has changed in fifteen years.