It’s a sweet ending to the tale of the psychopath who might not have gotten ‘cured’ but who’s learned how to love and stand by others in his own way. Young Oh comes to Suk Joo’s rescue and is in turn rescued by his father. Suk Joo opens a can of worms that weeds out his enemies and has Soon Ho finally getting what he desires. Young Oh and Gun Myung mend their broken relationship and we leave our characters happier than how we’d met them. It’s a beautiful ending, for a Beautiful Mind.
Young Oh’s love for Jin Sung is beautifully innocent and so magnanimous that it brings tears to the eyes of even the most cynical of persons. Jin Sung turns out ill, very ill. Suk Joo gets a rude awakening and Young Oh makes an unbelievably big sacrifice for love (although he probably still hasn’t put a name to it) that has us confirms that just because he can’t put words to his emotions, doesn’t mean he can’t feel even deeper and stronger than anyone else can.
Everyone faces hard truths this episode and Young Oh has everything he’s thought he knows about himself come crumbling down. Gun Myung continues to choose to hide until he has nowhere to hide anymore and the truth is brought to light. And Young Oh makes the decision to start to live for himself.
Suk Joo continues sliding down the rabbit hole and at this point, we’ve lost all hope of him coming back out. Young Oh continues to experience different emotions and realizes that he is changing, changing enough to want a relationship. Until a test result slams that door right back in his face.
Suk Joo’s finally crossed over to the dark side and has become a mini Soon Ho parrot. A pity really because he’d started so well. Young Oh learns to empathize and turns out to be the only doctor in Hyunsung who’s empathetic to the young boy brought through the hospital doors. He also learns about love and finally takes the first step towards getting it.
Young Oh’s like a blossoming plant, opening up to new emotions, one petal at a time. Although he can’t necessarily give a name to everything he’s feeling. We learn more about Gun Myung’s relationship with Young Oh and how he is responsible in more ways than one for how Young Oh turned out. And unfortunately for Gun Myung, there’s someone from his past, around to stir things up.
A couple of drops in the water are disturbing the currents and creating rippling changes that has Young Oh feeling things he can’t quite put a name on yet. Jin Sung’s still hellbent on people doing the right thing and when her idol shatters the image of perfection she’s built, it’s Young Oh who offers her comfort in his own way and it’s a beautiful, beautiful thing to see.
This episode’s all Young Oh, how the people in his life have written him off and how the strangers who should be the last people to believe in him, end up doing so. It’s a beautiful transition from brokenness to self-discovery and no one has us as invested in him reclaiming the title of Doctor Lee Young Oh as much as Lee Young Oh himself.
Some people lack empathy and they can’t even fall on a medical condition as an excuse (looking at you there Min Jae). It’s an hour of betrayal from all corners for Young Oh. From the man who’s meant to be his father, to the woman who was meant to be his bride, to the chairman he’d thought of as a partner. Everyone betrays him, but one empathic cop, pulls through.
What defines a psychopath? Someone with the genuine disease or someone who smiles and acts normal and commits atrocities and acts of betrayal. Jin Sung finally learns her lessons and begins to come around. Young Oh gets stabbed in the back over and over again. Kyung Joon is sneaky and we learn that Min Jae is nothing like we’d imagined.