Hye Jung finally learns the truth about Mal Soon’s death. Unfortunately, learning the truth doesn’t help her as much as she would have liked. Myung Hoon’s still an unrepentant asshole. Kang Soo gets his surgery and Hye Jung and Ji Hong reach an impasse.
Top 10 Moments:
- Hye Jung proves she’s classy whilst Myung Hoon’s scum
At the disciplinary hearing, Hye Jung eloquently defends the reason why she’d not been able to attend to Congressman Nam at the time of his incidence; another of her patients had needed emergency surgery. Because of this therefore, she believes that she hadn’t done anything wrong. Her answers are so gracious and accurate that Myung Hoon has to resort to wanting to bring up Hye Jung’s relationship with Ji Hong and the fact that she’s the one that caused Seo Woo’s burns as a way to discredit her (what an ass). Seo Woo though warns him off of doing so and claims that she will kill herself should her father bring up the most painful moment in her life (girl, shut the fuck up. We all know exactly how ‘painful’ that moment was to you. Urgh. Now she’s reminded me of why I really don’t like her). Seo Woo does redeem herself however when she runs into Hye Jung in their joint office. She admits to thinking that Hye Jung would have blamed her for the situation and Hye Jung’s surprised as she wonders if that’s what the people Seo Woo surrounds herself with would have done. Seo Woo confirms it and Hye Jung wonders if Seo Woo would criticize her for not being like that. Seo Woo then surprises Hye Jung (and us) by admitting that she looked up to Hye Jung (girl, you ass sure has a very funny way of showing it).
2. The truth about Kang Soo’s illness finally comes out
Everyone’s feeling the backlash from the disciplinary committee and they spend the time blaming Kang Soo; from Kyung Joon to Yoon Do. Even when Yoon Do starts shouting on Kyung Joon about the latter not doing his job and checking up after a patient, Kang Soo butts in to apologize as he admits that it’s his fault. Kyung Joon though isn’t appreciative of the effort and takes to shouting and blaming everything on Kang Soo, even adding that he wonders why Kang Soo isn’t saying anything back to him. Finally fed up, Kang Soo shouts that he’s feeling sorry which is why he hasn’t been able to say anything, but when he turns to leave, he collapses. This leads to them taking him for an MRI and Yoon Do and the rest of the residents, excluding Kyung Joon (who’s probably off somewhere feeling as miserable as fuck, what with the fact that he’s a hidden teddy bear and all), discover the truth of Kang Soo’s illness. They’re all down in the dumps, feeling guilty for ignoring all the signs and Kang Soo confirms to Yoon Do that he’d had an absence seizure when the VIP nurse had called him. It was why he hadn’t gone to Congressman Nam’s room and why he has no recollection of ever receiving the call.
3. The wait is almost over, although now Hye Jung has to think about what’s next
Thankfully, Ji Hong is able to suitably defend Hye Jung during the disciplinary meeting; so much so that she only gets a months suspension off of work. He tells her that although that news is bad, he also has good news for her. The good news being that Chi Hyun came to Kookil and offered a deal. Ji Hong though had suggested an alternate deal and wants to work on Chi Hyun alone, that way they can get the anesthesiology report, and Hye Jung can take it to Myung Hoon to confront him with the truth and get him to apologize to her. After that’s done, Hye Jung can wash her hands off the entire matter. The words have Hye Jung running away and Ji Hong pursues her to finish his speech. Even he had been angry at the world when his parents died, but he’s sure that Mal Soon would rather Hye Jung be happy than for her to put her life on hold to find out the truth about her death. And considering that that’s what Hye Jung is presently living for, Ji Hong’s relieved that soon the entire truth will be out and the fight will be over (um, what if Myung Hoon really didn’t do anything wrong? Shit. That’s fifteen years gone, and all for nothing too. Talk about heartbreak).
4. Everyone wants to operate on Kang Soo
After a day in bed, Kang Soo’s all up for getting some work done. Unfortunately for him, there’s nothing for him to do and Kyung Joon’s actively avoiding him (awwww. He’s so totally worried isn’t he?). And when he goes to meet Ji Hong and Yoon Do, both doctors are of the opinion that he should get surgery done immediately. Yoon Do’s even willing to free up an entire week and his nights as well, should Kang Soo prefer having his surgery done at that time (awwww. So cute). Kang Soo though is worried because both surgeries might affect his future, particularly Yoon Do’s suggested surgery. Going to visit Tae Ho doesn’t help either as Tae Ho’s more in favor of doing a partial surgery (like Ji Hong had suggested), and so Kang Soo decides to read up on his options. He’s in the middle of his reading when Kyung Joon enters the room and Kang Soo points out that Kyung Joon’s been avoiding him. Turns out Kyung Joon’s been feeling bad because he’s hit Kang Soo’s head a lot (awwww). Young Kook and Joong Dae soon join them and when Kang Soo asks which resident would be there to assist his surgery, none of them can deal with being there (awwww. They’re too close to you).
5. Hye Jung learns the truth behind Mal Soon’s death
Chi Hyun finally comes through and hands Ji Hong the anesthesiologist’s report. Ji Hong promptly hands it over to Hye Jung who takes it home to study it. The next morning, she hands it over to Pa Ran who tells her what basically happened: Mal Soon had started to bleed and her stomach had been opened. However, she went into cardiac arrest as a result of the excessive bleeding and suffered a table death. However, the type of surgery done was experimental because as at the year when it was done, it was still in his developmental stages. Another problem is the fact that the operating surgeon had not immediately opened up Mal Soon the minute she started bleeding and so his opinion is that the surgeon had accidentally touched a vein which had caused the excessive bleeding. Had the surgeon immediately responded by cutting open Mal Soon and attempting to staunch the bleeding, she wouldn’t have died (well I’ll be damned. So Myung Hoon really is the one who caused Mal Soon’s death? Shit!).
6. Myung Hoon’s still an unrepentant SOB
Hye Jung immediately meets Myung Hoon to inform him that she’s ready to submit the assignment he’d given her: that she should come to meet him with any proof she might have. Myung Hoon’s sitting pretty as he admits that he’s known who Hye Jung is all along. The minute he starts to speak familiarly with him though, she cuts him short and tells him to speak formally with her as they’re not close and she doesn’t intend for their relationship to become a close one (damn). She goes on to state that Myung Hoon hadn’t done his best, what with him not telling Mal Soon that her surgery will be experimental. Myung Hoon still doesn’t believe that he didn’t do his best. He instead lackadaisically states that he made a mistake and gives an unconvincing apology which he believes that Hye Jung should readily accept. Hye Jung though is even more furious as she realizes that the insincere apology is not enough. Myung Hoon though doesn’t care and just smirks as he suggests that Hye Jung not come back to the hospital again as he figures that she wouldn’t want to return to a hospital that’s run by him (Son of a Bitch!). Hye Jung storms off and vents in the bathroom, until she finally tells herself that since Myung Hoon’s so afraid of the law, then she will get him with the law.
7. Hye Jung puts her money where her mouth is and turns to the law
Hye Jung meets with Ji Hong to ask him if he knows any lawyers. Ji Hong’s of course resigned as he realizes that Hye Jung still wants to push through even though he’d thought that everything would end with the anesthesiologist’s report. The words remind Hye Jung of Myung Hoon boasting that Ji Hong’s just like him because that’s how everyone in their world are, and she wonders if Ji Hong also thinks her immature like Myung Hoon does. He tries to skip the question but Hye Jung wouldn’t budge and he finally agrees to introduce her to a lawyer (Ji Hong, you really do have to learn that life’s not all peaches and cream and people like Myung Hoon will never change until they lose or almost lose everything they own. It’s just how they’re wired). The only problem is though that the lawyer informs her that because the statue of limitations for the case is ten years, there’s really nothing he can do (fuck. And here I was already jubilating at the thought of karma finally biting Myung Hoon in his ass).
8. Kang Soo might have to kiss his dreams of being a doctor goodbye.
It’s the day of the surgery and Kang Soo makes his choice: Ji Hong, whose suggested surgery is the less dangerous one. The problem though is that Kang Soo might lose his sight which is a big no-no for Kang Soo who explains that he’s the breadwinner of his family. He only has a brother who’s in the army and being a neurosurgeon is the one thing that Kang Soo’s always dreamed of being. So much so that he would rather die than not achieve that dream. Except, his baby brother gets furlough from the army to come to see him before his surgery and he’s fully aware of the risks of the surgery and the fact that Kang Soo might not be a doctor for much longer. And so he calls Kang Soo the coolest person in the world (*sniff* he really is) and tells him that he doesn’t care if he is a doctor or not (awww. You’re a good baby brother).
9. Kang Soo’s surgery is a success
Ji Hong and Seo Woo head into the OR for Kang Soo’s surgery whilst Tae Ho, Yoon Do, Young Kook and eventually Kyung Joon all wait in the gallery to see the results. Although the surgery takes 12 long hours, Ji Hong’s able to pull through and the surgery’s a success (whew! Now all that’s left is for Kang Soo to open those gorgeous eyes so we know that he’s completely recovered and there are no side effects to the tumor removal). Post surgery, Ji Hong calls a tearful Hye Jung to give her the good news. Although Hye Jung’s been beset with memories of Myung Hoon’s unrepentant words and the fact that none of the many lawyers she’d gone to visit can be of any help to her, she manages a smile at the good news although she can’t keep the tears at bay and Ji Hong figures out that there’s something wrong.
10. Hye Jung and Ji Hong reach an impasse
Ji Hong immediately visits Hye Jung and she admits that her meeting the lawyers hadn’t gotten her anywhere. Turns out that all the time she’d spent getting enough power to fight Myung Hoon had been for naught because now he can’t be prosecuted. And even his apology to her had been insincere. Ji Hong points out though that what Myung Hoon had done was speak words to get her to keep quiet. If he’d been sincere, he would not only have apologized but would have attempted compensating Hye Jung for her loss. Hye Jung though believes she can get her compensation all on her own and declares that she will kill him (um, I don’t think that’s a good idea Hye Jung). Ji Hong volunteers to do the killing instead, although he asks Hye Jung to give him some time to put his affairs in order. Hye Jung though isn’t in the mood for his jokes and wonders if Ji Hong had pursued Chairman Hong’s death because she believes that the time frame between when Chairman Hong had had his attack and when the nurse had arrived was too long. Although Ji Hong also has his doubts, his own belief is that his father wouldn’t want him to be so consumed with revenge that he will give up on his daily living. He is sure as well that that’s what Mal Soon would have wanted for Hye Jung. Hye Jung though doesn’t subscribe to the thought as she tells us that although she’d thought that finding out the truth will get the world to change to change, she now knows that the world doesn’t change.
Character I wanted to bitchslap:
Because this SOB’s cocky and smirking and unrepentant and an utter jackass. Seriously, for a doctor, this asshole doesn’t value life and the way he smirked as he gave out a fake apology and then told Hye Jung never to return to Kookil again had me itching to bitchslap him so hard, he would find himself in another continent.
Headache inducing moment:
None in this episode.
This episode’s a Palomaesque. It might appear all sweet and fruity on the outside but has the strong core inside. Watching Kang Soo deal with his illness and having everyone rally around him was so sweet and bitter all at once because, I love the camaraderie but at the same time, I wished it didn’t happen because our puppy’s ill. And then there’s the bitter aftertaste of Hye Jung’s confrontation with Myung Hoon. I have to admit that I was expecting more of a showdown and what we got instead was some more of Myung Hoon’s gloating face. At this rate, I’m guessing he won’t be getting his comeuppance until the final episode and the thought of seeing him unrepentant and gloating has me so furious I just want to scream. Urgh! I really do hope he gets nailed for some other crime. Maybe even Chairman Hong’s. That way, everyone can know full well just the type of person he is.