Drama Recaps
Dr. Champ: Episode 9
by | October 29, 2010 | 45 Comments

Let’s all relive this moment, shall we?

Ji Heon: I don’t like being this way (forgiving Yeon Woo), but I like you. Crazily.

I just realized, I almost always have the bad luck of recapping the episode AFTER a squee-worthy moment (like here and here). Lucky you aberdeen!! OK – on to episode 9.


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Tears stream down Yeon Woo’s cheeks, as she is touched by Ji Heon’s faith in her. She protests: “Liking someone who likes someone else is the stupidest thing you could do,” but he says, “Do you want to do my rehab treatment or not!?” That shuts her up. I’m already a puddle of goo, but Ji Heon isn’t done yet: “Just wait for me. I’ll go to you.”


Sitting by Do Wook’s side, Hee Young notices the photo of the two of them on the table. Of course, Do Wook chooses that perfect moment to wake up. He was pretty sure that he was with Yeon Woo, so what is Hee Young doing here instead? He gets out of bed, and she holds out his cane ready for him. The kind gesture startles the two of them, as it appears that Hee Young is sorta ready take care of him.

Hee Young wants to know why he kept that photo. Do Wook: “I didn’t keep it. I just didn’t throw it away.” He sends her off, and tells her it’d be best if she never came over again.

Hee Young: You mean that right?
Do Wook: What if I didn’t? What if that’s not the truth, what will you do?

Do Wook is clearly trying to leave a door open for her, but his own stubbornness won’t let him admit it. Hee Young chooses to just leave.

Meanwhile, Yeon Woo can’t sleep. (Who could, after a confession like that!?) She receives a text from Ji Heon: “You can’t sleep. It’s because of me you can’t.” (Not even a question – Ji Heon, you’re not presumptuous at all…) He orders her to put down the phone and lay down, and then close her eyes. She does just that, but her eyes don’t close.

He sends another text: “Close your eyes!!” And then he wishes her sweet dreams. Guys – what is up with you and your mixed signals? Do Wook with his “Please don’t come back, but I am lying when I say that,” and Ji Heon with his “Put the cell down and close your eyes,” but by texting her, she can’t really do that!

The next morning, Yeon Woo sees Do Wook pull up in his car, and immediately drops her seat back down to hide. She realizes the ridiculousness of hiding and gets back up…to see Do Wook standing outside her car looking at her. I love how she turns her head away to compose her face before greeting him.

Do Wook knows she’s avoiding him, and Yeon Woo knows she’s in trouble for getting Hee Young involved. He then asks about her kicked out athlete, and realizes that it’s actually Ji Heon that she’s helping.

Manager Bom-Jung (I realize aberdeen and I are calling him two different names, so I’m just gonna combine the two) watches as Do Wook treats another athlete and gushes about how wonderful their medical center is turning out to be. Do Wook brings up the budget to purchase new MRI machines and that sends cheapskate Bom-Jung out the door.

Taek Woo and Lackey are carrying boxes of uniforms to the center when a speeding jeep drives right up to them. It’s Go Bum, wanting to know how to get to the dorms. Taek Woo is miffed by the presence of such an arrogant man in an expensive car and doesn’t help him at all. They belatedly realize that he’s also the one who went up against Ji Heon before. Aaand I think we know why Ji Heon was kicked out in the first place…

Go Bum is Sang Bong’s new roomie (who isn’t too happy to see the dude wear his gold medal without permission) and also Ji Heon’s replacement. Go Bum is faster and stronger than Sang Bong, but everyone believes that Ji Heon was the better athlete (even Taek Woo).

At the very same time, Ji Heon is training with his old coach. During his break, he gets a call from Yoo Ri, who’s very. pissed. off. He wasn’t answering her calls or texts (uhm, he’s not your boyfriend), and she was worried about him. Ji Heon on the other hand congratulates her for getting fifth place – his good luck belt really worked! Yoo Ri thinks he’s shameless for going back to Yeon Woo for rehab when she’s the one who got him kicked out in the first place. She offers to have her doctor dad treat him instead, but Ji Heon just ignores her.

Do Wook wants to see Ji Heon privately first, and invites him to sit down. Ji Heon chooses to stand, not wanting to be in an inferior position. The doc tells the athlete to work hard, so that he can come back to Taereung without any more incidents. That’s all he had to say, but Ji Heon isn’t done with the conversation. He wants to know what Do Wook thinks of Yeon Woo.

Do Wook: Do you like her?
Ji Heon: I asked you first.
Do Wook: Kim Yeon Woo… she’s honest to a fault and inflexible. She has no sense of humor, bad taste in clothes, and doesn’t know how to wear make-up.
Ji Heon: Right!? That woman’s got those sides to her. A woman should know how to adorn herself… she doesn’t seem to be the type many men go for.
Do Wook: She’s my type.
Ji Heon: EH?!
Do Wook: I hate a doctor who’s so into looking pretty that she doesn’t do her job right.
Ji Heon: So are you saying you see her as a woman?
Do Wook: I’m a very good doctor – but I don’t have the ability to see a woman as a man. Kim Yeon Woo’s gender is female, isn’t it?

Ji Heon just got owned! When Do Wook leaves the center he gives a knowing smile towards Ji Heon and Yeon Woo, but Ji Heon gives him the evil eye.

He starts his rehabilitation training with the head nurse, who makes him do leg stretches and squats, while Yeon Woo supervises. As Ji Heon trains, Yeon Woo is surprised to find out that athletes can get better in shorter periods of time than prescribed, or can will themselves to recover. Ji Heon scolds her for being so ignorant, and she barks back that he should raise his leg higher and work harder. He yells at her to stop talking to him and making his training more difficult. And the head nurse just smiles…

Leaving the center, Ji Heon bumps into some of his former teammates and his coaches. Everyone greets him warmly, except Coach Oh, and it’s an uncomfortable sight for Yeon Woo to accidentally spy on. She offers to drive him home; since his knee is injured, she’ll help him so that he doesn’t strain it further.

Yeon Woo suggests that Ji Heon participate in the following competition instead of the upcoming one. Again, he is amazed at her ignorance. There are three rounds of competition for athletes to qualify for the Asia Games. He must win first place in two of them to get in. He lost in the first round because she had made an incision in his leg, so he can’t lose the next two rounds. She wonders if he’s worried about the future, where his leg may never heal, but Ji Heon’s can only think of the present. The future is too scary.

During a fashion show for new swimwear, Do Wook and Bom-Jung hold an interview with a couple of reporters regarding Eun Suk’s doping incident. However, Do Wook’s sarcasm and forthright attitude don’t really go well with the reporters, and Bom-Jung is left to smooth things over. When Do Wook tries to ask about the MRI, Bom-Jung deflects by calling Hee Young to their table. Do Wook then notices that her jerk ex-husband has also arrived.

Both Do Wook and Hee Young give frosty stares at the ex, but he just smiles back, amused.

Yoo Ri and Eun Suk are the two final models wearing swimsuits specially designed for the Asia Games. They hold a press conference afterward, and that is when jerk ex comes up to Do Wook and Hee Young. He’s recently started a swim wear business (which hopefully won’t fail), and asks if they’re getting back together.

Hee Young says it’s all business, but Do Wook says they are. Jerk ex had suggested they start over, so they’re doing that right now. Hee Young is aghast, but she doesn’t say anything contrary. When they leave, Hee Young tells him that he just embarrassed her in front of the one person she didn’t seem pathetic to. Do Wook thought he was kinda cool, then seriously says, “I think I can make you a million times happier than that loser ever could.”

Hee Young has no time to respond, as Do Wook is called away for another interview.

Yeon Woo is eating with her mother when Do Wook calls. Her mother thinks that they’re dating, but Yeon Woo dispels the notion. She picks him up, and it turns out they’re going to do check-ups on budding soccer athletes that Do Wook’s old friend now teaches. (That friend is played by Yoo Sang Cheol, a retired soccer player.) It’s also an opportunity for Yeon Woo to learn.

One kid complains of sore thighs and legs, and it’s because he needs to stretch properly before playing. Another kid complains of his foot falling asleep after the second half. Do Wook asks what Yeon Woo thinks, and she wonders if it’s a lack in magnesium. Do Wook prescribes the kid a banana at half time – “Have you ever seen a monkey that had a foot fall asleep?” The kid laughs, and I guess Do Wook does have great bedside manner with kids!

While waiting for Do Wook to finish up his conversation with his friend, a soccer ball hits Yeon Woo in the head. Yeon Woo kicks it back into the field, taking the opportunity to play alongside the kids. Do Wook smiles as Yeon Woo runs around in a field of kids half her size.

During their drive back, Do Wook notes that they should go exercise – Yeon Woo runs kinda funny. But at that moment, Hee Young calls to speak to him. Do Wook says that he’s busy – with Yeon Woo. He tells her to go to the office any time to “talk.” Yeon Woo knows that Do Wook mentioned her name just to make Hee Young misunderstand their relationship. She pulls over and gets out of the car; Do Wook can drive his own car and go anywhere he wants to – or should – go.

He really does leave her to walk home, but Yeon Woo’s OK with that – she’s given him food for thought.

Ji Heon is waiting outside her home (pretending that he was in the neighborhood) and has a special request. She notes that he’s not training, and he replies that today is a special day. He wants to spend the next seven hours with her, until midnight.

Yeon Woo wonders if it’s his birthday, because if it is, she wants to go home now. He assures her it isn’t, and offers her some popcorn chicken. She doesn’t bite, so Ji Heon says he’ll eat the two servings by himself. Yeon Woo grabs one away from him.

Date time! They spend the next seven hours going to a 4D theater (going “AAAAAAAAH” then “ooooh…” then “AAAAAAAH!”), and singing at a noraebang (Ji Heon loud pop songs, Yeon Woo slow ballads that make him fall asleep). When it’s evening, Ji Heon says that he wants to go to all different kinds of “rooms” – they’ve been to a 4D room and a karaoke room, so up next is… Yeon Woo’s room?

But Yeon Woo isn’t paying attention – she spots a guitar that looks exactly like the one her father used to have. She tells Ji Heon that she used to imitate her father playing guitar. She always thought it was cool, and wishes she learned properly.

They go to a sauna, where Yeon Woo notes that Ji Heon is being really strange – what’s so special about today that he, the most diligent athlete, won’t even go to training? He deflects by getting some eggs, and that’s when his cell phone rings.

Yeon Woo picks it up, and when Ji Heon returns, she’s really annoyed with him. Yi Reum had just called asking why Ji Heon didn’t go to the cemetery for the memorial. It’s his brother’s death anniversary. Yeon Woo is angry that he dragged her out, and thinks that Ji Heon forgot his brother’s death anniversary.

Ji Heon says he didn’t – he skipped out on purpose. It’s all his fault that his brother his dead, and his sister-in-law hates him so much for it that he’s afraid it’ll come up in a conversation, and then Yi Reum will know the truth. He never sees his family on that day, to protect Yi Reum. He thanks Yeon Woo for spending the day with him, and Yeon Woo feels doubly worse now.

Ji Heon goes home, but it’s not yet 12 midnight, so he sits outside the house and waits.

The next day, Yeon Woo is outside his door. She tells him to wear hiking boots – they’re going to go mountain climbing. Ji Heon thinks this is her way of apologizing for yesterday, but she says it’s not. It’s her way of determining whether he has finished his treatment or not – it’s the last check-up. If Ji Heon can’t make it to the top, she’s not clearing him.

Meanwhile, since it’s the weekend Hee Young goes to Do Wook’s home – will he go on a “date” with her? She takes him to a park that they used to visit. Everything has changed – there’s a concrete road rather than a trail; her favorite playground is gone; the restaurant they always went to is also gone. Her point is that in fourteen years, a lot has changed and disappeared. She simply wants them to be more comfortable around each other, and begs him to be rid of his hate or resentment towards her.

Do Wook assures her that the hostile feelings are gone, but he’s still trying to work through his feelings for her.

Ji Heon and Yeon Woo reach the top of the mountain, and he confides in her. The first time he got kicked out of Taereung due to an injury, he was always in and out of hospitals. He gave up on judo and got in a lot of trouble working at clubs. One particular time, his brother was on his way to bail him out of jail when he got into a car accident. He lost consciousness due to loss of blood, but when he woke up, he said that he dreamed Ji Heon won the gold medal. He didn’t say he loved his wife, or ask Ji Heon to take care of Yi Reum. That single minded love and dream for his little brother was enough to spur Ji Heon to get back into training.

Yeon Woo checks if his knee is OK, and then declares him fit once again. Ji Heon has one special request for her: until the competition he will not look her way, but in return, she cannot do anything with Do Wook. HA! So cute.

True to his word, he trains harder than ever, and Wheesung’s song comes back on. Yay!

One day at work, Woo Ram comes running up to Yeon Woo and Do Wook outside the center. He gives her a small plant as a way of thanks for treating his ankle. Because she cured him, he was able to win a bronze medal recently. And then he skips away!

Do Wook can’t help but be impressed. He then asks after Ji Heon, and she informs him of his competition tomorrow. Do Wook lets her go – she can be the attending physician for the match. After all, sitting around in an office doesn’t make a doctor a doctor.

Ji Heon is busy wrapping a gift for Yeon Woo, with Yi Reum watching. Yi Reum wants to cheer for his uncle, but Ji Heon won’t let the boy skip school. Will Balloon Noona be going then? Ji Heon says that no one will be there, but he’ll be fine.

Outside Ji Heon peps himself up for tomorrow, but he’s still feeling uneasy. He calls up Yeon Woo – how could she not wish him luck or call him even once before his competition!? But he said he wouldn’t see her! Does that include phone calls?! Doctors should always cheer on their athlete patients! But that would mean she’d be on the phone all day at work!

Ji Heon is frustrated so he gets ready to hang up, but Yeon Woo simply says, “See you tomorrow.” She’s going to cheer for him; “Do well, because I’ll be watching.” And she hangs up.

Poor boy is love struck.

Carrying the gift – a guitar – he runs over to her place and catches her just as she goes out the door.

Breathlessly, Ji Heon holds up the guitar for her to take. She thinks that he ran all the way over just to give that to her, but he wanted her to repeat what she said on the phone. “See you tomorrow?” No – the other line.

Yeon Woo: Do well?
Ji Heon: Too quiet – louder!
Yeon Woo: Do Well!
Ji Heon: LOUDER!
Yeon Woo: DO WELL!

And Ji Heon and Yeon Woo smile at each other.


FINE! Be like that – DON’T kiss her. And here I was, totally hoping to recap a kiss! But then again – them just smiling at each other sent warm fuzzies up and down my body that I’m superbly happy at the way this episode ended. I enjoy that their love is growing slowly – particularly for Yeon Woo. The two of them are like pseudo-friends, but with the knowledge that one side has stronger feelings than the other. They both like to hang out with each other, and it’s nice to see that Yeon Woo is quickly warming up to Ji Heon. I particularly loved the part where Ji Heon addresses her as “Dr. Yeon Woo” and then “Yeon Woo-ssi” during the mountain climbing scene, because it’s as if he thinks she will take him more seriously if he addresses her in a way that reflects their budding closeness. Squee.

As for Coach Oh – I am liking how his character is being drawn. This coach could have easily been a two-dimensional character who just doesn’t like or care for Ji Heon and that’s why he kicked him out. However, he doesn’t just have a grudge against the guy, he also schemed to get Ji Heon out just so he could bring Go Bum in. I didn’t expect that, and I like that I now have a “villain” to hate after Doctor Terror.

And FINALLY! We get the background to Ji Heon’s brother’s death, and we see how much Hee Young has matured. She’s truly moved on – which I think is a good thing. I don’t see her as needing to end up with Do Wook, and it disappoints that Do Wook is so clingy. I almost hoped that he would be charmed by Yeon Woo in this episode, because though the triangle is officially done, this episode could have restarted it. However, he’s too stuck on Hee Young to really pay attention to anyone else. I don’t mind Uhm Tae Woong’s portrayal of it, though he lacks chemistry with any of the ladies in my opinion, but I think his character is falling flat. Hee Young got fleshed out a bit more here, and so I’m sure Do Wook will have his turn soon. Until then, I wish he’d stop being so pathetic.

And now I will take a fork and spoon in each of my hand, bang my fists on the dinner table, and yell, “KISS! KISS! KISS!” 😀 (I don’t usually advocate for frozen k-drama kisses, but I’ll be damned if Dr. Champ doesn’t hurry it up a bit! Whether it be between the Sang-Ji couple, or the Ji-Yeon couple).



45 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. min-a

    Ahh. I love this show! Thanks for the recap, kaedejun! 😀

  2. belltinct

    ahahahhhaaaa………..funny to read you hoping “kisses scene ” badly…hehhee.. beside the pool kiss with do wook-hee young, i cant remember any kiss happen so far…ahahhahaa

  3. Amg1

    I am suffering from a severe case of the “Flu” since yesterday, and this recap just “made my day”!!!!!! : O }

    Thank you for your hard work, and as you may know seems like the Drama Gods have look kindly upon me and my Doctor Champ will end up with the right guy this time!!!!

    Hallelujah!!!! Brothers and Sisters can I have a Witness!!!!!!!!!! Muahahahahahahahah

    • 3.1 holey moley

      Me!!! Amen to the Drama Gods!!! this episode is so effin cute…my favorite so far, aside from ep 1-2, (ep 6 should be burned eternally…hated it!!!)

      Yeon Woo is ten kinds of awesome in this episode and i hope it will continue on…it better be…GO GIRL!!!! I Love Ji-Heon!!!! they are so CUTE!!!!

      the doctor-swim coach storyline is boring as hell, though glad that the Hee Young character is fleshed out well, but still…BLAH!! UTW, please pick another drama, maybe a romcom again, with you getting the lead female and has some awesome personality, because, right now, not feeling you….better watch cyrano now to make me remember how i adore you so…

      love their ringtones…it’s so effin cute like them…how adorbs is Yeon Woo with her hoodie…!!! no wonder Jiheon is “crazily” in love with you…

    • 3.2 mskololia

      Yes!!!!!….I like-y too that there is more than one couple in this drama.

  4. Do-ra-ma

    I’ve been lurking the recaps for this show, but decided to finally post and say I really enjoy the job you and aberdeen are doing. I was around for the Prosecutor Princess days, so it was a nice surprise to see the same duo giving this series a go.

    It really is quite funny how I could feel as happy for the Ji Heon and Yeon Woo at the end of this as if they’d just kiss. I am enjoying the very natural progression of their relationship together. YW is finally seeing more sides to JH and actually likes hanging out with him, and JH has opened up more to her and made his feelings known. None of this feels terribly forced, it just has a natural flow. And this is one drama where I can definitely say I enjoy seeing the two leads together. JH and YW’s scenes together really are what I remember most and look forward to seeing.

    Looking forward to episode 10!

  5. sora

    i’m loving this drama soooooooooooooo much. i thought they weren’t the main couple??

  6. LeMonS

    I swear, if they save the kiss for the last scene, I will have 10% less hair.

  7. dubusangtae.

    yaya thanks for the recap :DD

  8. asianromance

    thanks for the recap!

    whoa, Ji Heon got Yeon woo a guitar even though his finances aren’t that great. If she breaks his heart, then it would be really sad!!

    Do Wook- it’s episode 9 already and his character is still stagnant.

  9. :D

    i’m predicting a forced/accidental kiss in the next episode

    • 9.1 mellowyel

      that would be fun, but I’d prefer if it happened naturally. Like, Ji-heon does awesome in his competition, he and Yeon-woo get excited and kiss while caught up in the moment. Though that’s a bit of a stretch, so a hug would suffice (skinship please!)

      thanks for the recap, kaedejun!

  10. 10 Anonymous

    THIS is so funny:

    Ji Heon: So are you saying you see her as a woman?
    Do Wook: I’m a very good doctor – but I don’t have the ability to see a woman as a man. Kim Yeon Woo’s gender is female, isn’t it?

    LMAO…. Do WOok is so funny with hois sarcastic humor, I LOVE HIM!!! hahahaha

    and Ji Heon’s reaction after heard DW answer… LMAOOO

    • 10.1 missjb

      oh sorry,

      forget to put my name…

      edit: his sarcastic humor 🙂

  11. 11 John

    -This Ji Heon and Yeon Woo couple is too cute and I like how it has been progressing slowly from the beginning. The friendship/relationship is believable and while you’d hope that they would end up lovers, you can accept them ending up only being really good friends (not really, they should be lovers lol).

    -As for “Guys – what is up with you and your mixed signals?”


    -Is it just me but is the Do Wook-Hee Young storyline a secondary storyline that is …very weak? I find that I want more background info and all of this seems to be progressing way too slowly for my taste.

    -I like how Yeon Woo is progressing as a doctor for athletes through her personal/regular interactions with Ji Heon.

  12. 12 Mushi

    Loving the recap and this episode! One of my favorite scenes in this episode was definitely this:



    • 12.1 Sukispop

      One of my favorite scenes, too! And, when Yeon-woo smiles right after yelling, “Do Well!!”, that reminds me of why it’s so easy to fall in love with Kim So-yeon. She’s so captivating when she smiles, and she has been sooo good in this drama. I’m glad that she seems to be over(at least for now) her blues, ’cause that was bringing me down(though I understand why she was going through it).

      The most touching scene, for me, was when Ji-heon was explaining why he wanted to spend the day and evening with Yeon-woo. Giving us the back story on his brother’s death, why his sister-in-law seems to loathe him so much, and why he can’t be with the family on his brother’s death anniversary. What a good scene, and it dispelled the negative comments that I had read about the actor.

      Really good episode! Thanks, kaedejun! And thanks aberdeen_angus! Your tag team recaps have been excellent!

  13. 13 maccay

    This is my favorite episode so far 🙂 loved that smile from YW and JH @ the end. JH text messages aaawww so cute! The guitar, very thoughtful. I’m feelin the love! Butt and Balloon Noona ftw!

    Finally understood why JH’s sister in law hate him so much. I really do hope he wins this for his brother and his cute nephew!

    Thank u for your recaps kaedujun and Aberdeen! PP DC duo rocks!:D

  14. 14 Lilian

    Yaay… i really love these lines.

    Ji Heon: Right!? That woman’s got those sides to her. A woman should know how to adorn herself… she doesn’t
    seem to be the type many men go for.

    Do Wook: She’s my type.

    Ji Heon: EH?!

    Ji Heon is a very nice guy with a bit childish attitude, and i want Yeon Woo to be ended with Do Wook at first, but until episode 9 looks like Ji Heon is the best for her.

    My heart is torn between these two guys, don’t know which one to be stand of right now.

    What an interesting drama. I love it so much.

  15. 15 rainerust

    ARGGGG I just finished Ep 10 and had to come to DB just to see if there were further recaps for Dr. Champ and HURRAH you guys came through, but still ARGGGG will Monday NEVER come!! (This is a new…usually I hate Mondays)

    I’m really starting to love this drama, in all its little ways. It’s got sports, slice-of-life drama (this is how Playful Kiss should’ve done it), lots of growing up, and lots of character development. Even if it is a tad slow, I like how all the different characters get fleshed out, like Sang Bong previously and now Hee Young now. I still dislike Hee Young though. Nothing can convince me to like that girl, and I wish DW would give up on her now and like YW properly. BUT JH AND YW are SO CUTE TOGETHER I will be ANGRY if DW took YW away from JH!

    I like how both men make YW grow and develop into a better person. DW professionally and JH personally. Plus, how cute was that pink-eared sweater at the end?? I like how she sorta pushed back from the balcony and then “yelled”: “DO WELL!” and then JH’s smile and then hers.

  16. 16 Alexis

    I am enjoying this series more and more although the next ep broke my heart. 🙁 Really hope there will be an extension. 🙂

  17. 17 ohemgee

    JUST finished watching the episode (and the previous one).

    OH MAN are they cute. they remind me of little middle schoolers with their cuteness.

    i can’t write anything else because all i am thinking is CUTE! SQUEE! OHMYGODHAWT. (Seriously, so many shirtless scenes last episode. And MAN! Am I starting to love those cute little training pants all the boys wear! RAWR.)

  18. 18 kay

    cute! can’t wait to watch

  19. 19 Niamh (^-^)

    Dear god im dieing of the cold at the moment and drowning in coursework for different classes and this recap has just made my day so far! I agree with Kaedejun why didnt he fricken kiss her!!!! xD

  20. 20 amatea

    love this love this,

  21. 21 müge

    when I love something so much, I can’t find the exact words to express them.
    it’s same for YW-JH copule. I always repeat myself but I’m watching that drama for them with a big fear. I really don’t know what to do if they don’t end up together.
    I don’t like DW character because I can’t find any special thing about him. if he goes on sticking his ex-lover I would really appreciate him. please don’t interfere!
    also, I can’t remember how many times I’ve watched the last scene. because of these cute scenes, I can’t return the real life..

  22. 22 aberdeen_angus

    Lucky me? LUCKY?

    I’m still mourning for JiBong! Ack, I need to watch monday’s episode, grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr (now, I hope I get the kiss, hahahahaha 😛 ).

    Anyways, loved Ji Heon/Do Wook’s exchange regarding Yeon Woo. Hahahaha, Ji Heon’s possessiveness is so adorbs.

    Great recap as always, chinguuu!

  23. 23 lilly

    Thank You KaedeJun for your recap. Great Work.
    I started watching this show and I thought I won’t care for UTW’s character like in QSD but I don’t think his character or acting falls flat (unlike uncharismatic SJ in SKKS who is another so called smart character). He reminds me a little the lead character in Beethoven Virus (without the DoS attitude) and I can understand why Ji Yeon has an inferior complex to Do Wook. He sometimes outshines his costars especially JiYeon because of his charism. I think what help the couple JiYeon and Yeon Woo is they have more scenes together than Do Wook and Yeon Woo. In my view Do Wook is the most interesting character of the show.

  24. 24 kaedejun


    LUC-KY CHIN-GU!!!! AHHHHHHH! if you get the kiss, that is…

    and yeah – i mourn JiBong too – they’re the best part of the series. i wonder if the writers realize that.



  25. 25 lovebee

    Loving Dr. Champ even more!

  26. 26 mskololia

    Thanks kaedejun for the wonderful recap.

    I’m really enjoying this drama and cannot wait for Monday… 🙂

    JH/YW/Yi Reum fighting!

  27. 27 marbleloaf

    i know this is really random, but does anyone think the evil doctor from epi 1 is going to make a comeback? i realize this is irrelevant right now but i can’t help but think he’s going to ruin things later. haha. i hope his role is over and done with!

  28. 28 Denali

    Dear Kaedejun,

    You just wouldn’t believe how much I wanted to stalk you so that you would post your recap much sonner. Well, actually, I did “stalk” you, leaving messages anywhere I could think of to attract your attention. ^^

    After refreshing this site for the nth time over the past week, I was so delighted to read your recap. So much so that once was not enough.

    Best episode so far and my fave 2010 drama by far, and I find it odd that this topic only brought thirti-ish comments. So underrated.

    Jung Gyu Woon has been killing me with his portrayal of Park Ji Heon. Seriously, he has showed such a wide range of emotions and facets. Also he cracked me up when he imitated Rain at noraebang while she was busy flipping through the pages to find a romantic song. Or when he had his private chat with DW, taking his words seriously while the latter was actually teasing him, as he is not romantically interested in YW (eventually I hope he won’t).

    I have to say that the whole texts scene was awesome. Not only did JH knew that YW couldn’t sleep but he managed to have her relax and get some rest. Isn’t that sweet? Ok, I know, I’m totally biased. ^^

    At first, the last scene puzzled me: why the heck didn’t he go up the stairs to offer her the guitar? Then it hit me: he wanted to rehearse what would happen the next day, when she would be on the upper benchescheering for him while he’d be fighting for qualifications. I wasn’t expecting any kiss because JH is too much a gentleman to steal that from YW or force her to do so. Next episode is too heartwrenching but I’m hoping that in less than 48 hours, we’ll get to squeal again. Plus, I just want DW to be happy and not bitter anymore, in all his relationships.

    • 28.1 kaedejun

      “You just wouldn’t believe how much I wanted to stalk you so that you would post your recap much sonner. Well, actually, I did “stalk” you, leaving messages anywhere I could think of to attract your attention. ^^”

      Don’t worry – I noticed. 😉

  29. 29 lampham

    thannks kaedejun
    I’m madly in love w/ JH-YW couple, please make them a real couple (in Dr C) soon, my heart is broken to see JH crying & YW in worrying , so touching, love their acting. Good job KSY and JGW

  30. 30 Flower Pot

    Oh, Jung Gyu Woon… Are you in need of any new fans? Coz believe me, i am volunteering! How can Yeon Woo like that staid, boring, angsty doctor when she’s got a real life champ in Ji Heon’s persona?

    Seriously! Sometimes we really make stupid decisions when we think we are in love…

    The first five minutes alone of this episode, turned me into putty… Melted me like chocolate… Pretty much transformed me into goo at Ji Heon’s sheer adorableness and sweetness as he tried his best to win Yeon Woo’s heart…

    (That scene when he was texting her all those messages in the middle of the night… GAHHHHHHH!!! I literally went weak kneed at the sheer sweetness of it!)

    Who would not fall in love with this guy?

    Yeon Woo needs to wake up and see what’s in front of her like right about now, otherwise, I’d snatch him!

    (well, me and a hundred others but i think she heard that fair and square because right about now, i am dying from too much spazzing over the fact that she’s finally looking his way!


    I’m glad that despite the fact that the road Ji Hoon took leading towards Yeon Woo’s heart was not that easy, in the end all of his efforts still paid off as she slowly began to see the sincerity of his heart as she lets him into her life bit by bit…

    I really appreciate how this drama walked us through Yeon Woo’s emotions as she opened up her heart to Ji Heon slowly…

    Maybe at this point still not in a romantic way but at least there’s hope that it’s getting there…

    I like how she didn’t reciprocate Ji Heon’s feelings at first sight or at the first sweet gesture he’s shown her like all prototype kdrama heroines are wont to do but that it happened because he was always there for her in ways that would truly break down anyones defenses and because to be honest about it, who could simply resist him?

    (Obviously, i just added my personal opinion in that last part but I swear… the way he says he liked her… CRAZILY is still ringing in my ears as i type this and that was like so last week…)

    Although right now, the relationship between the both of them are still in vague territory, i think the ending of this episode spoke of so much promise that their future relationship holds that i was still thinking about their pairing even when i was already in bed still smiling like a loony…

    (My heart literally soared at how Yeon Woo is finally giving in and how she is giving Ji Heon motivation to succeed… But seriously! How adorable is that ending scene? I literally squeed when it happened… And Bobby Kim’s voice and that song Fall in Love With You? Man, it makes magic happens…)

    As much as i like Yeon Woo, personally, much of this feeling could really be attributed to how Ji Heon is a character that keeps on surprising me every time i watch an episode of this series…

    I love the fact that i discover little facets of his personality the more the story unfolds and i feel as if i am also in Yeon Woo’s shoes as i fall in love with him the more that i see of him…

    (OH HECK! Who the hell am i kidding? I’m already head over heels for this guy! YES, I AM!)

    He can be childish (i seriously LOL’d when he covered his ears and started making noises when Yeon Woo was telling him about how she liked Do Wook) petulant, jealous, possesive, driven and motivated but he does it all with such passion that it really makes one empathize with his character…

    The way that he continues to like Yeon Woo while also working towards his dream is such a turn on for me, i swear!

    I seldom see Kdrama characters who are not cardboard cutouts of typical leading men type who gives up everything for love but i like how Ji Heon still retains his own dreams and how he still works hard for it and doesn’t put it in the wayside, even if Yeon Woo is driving him insane with love right now…

    And who says one can’t have it all?

    But you know what really makes his attitude full of win in my opinion?

    It’s the fact that he’s soooo take charge and confident when it comes to his feelings for Yeon Woo…

    (Again, the way he mentioned oh so casually but oh so firmly how he’d GO TO HER made me spazz like an idiot… )

    It doesn’t matter how many times she rejects him or how she makes excuses about not seeing him as a man and all that bull for him to turn mopey and sad for a long time but rather it fuels him to try harder and to push further the next time around…

    (Yeah, yeah, yeah… irritating for some guys i know but Ji Heon? He just does this so sweetly that i give him a free pass for not knowing how to listen when Yeon Woo says no… However, look where it got him?)

    As for the other pairing in this series, i’m totally meh about Do Wook and Hee Young but i just wish that they’d get together and move on from the angst since it’s obvious that they still like each other…

    As of now, i think that Do Wook is really not anymore that serious of a competition for Ji Heon seeing the turn of events but i’m still keeping my eyes open for any possible twists in the episodes to come…

    (I’m okay with angst as long as Ji Heon and Yeon Woo still gets together in the end, otherwise, believe me, i’d cut someone!)

    All in all, i think this is my most favorite episode of this series so far ever since it started!

    And though the episode after this seem to be sad and all kinds of angsty, i’m glad i have enough stock of good feelings coming from this episode that will pull me through until such time that i can once again bask in the good feelings that the Yeon Woo and Ji Heon pairing will bring me…


  31. 31 Paloma

    Since I watch Uhm Tae Woong in Resurrection, with that great performance, I am in love. Great actor, very attractive with that enigmatic personality.
    I like his character in this drama. In fact I am so worried he is really disabled in real life. He does his role too well!!
    Looking forward to kisses scenes…PLEASE!!!!! Too much passion holding on. We need a big explosion of everything!!! Please do great scenes, especially with Uhm Tae Woong who is desperately in love in this drama.
    Now…..Jung Suk Won is absolutely charming. He is so cute!! I love his kind of childish-cute-espontanous attitudes with her.
    And how attractive he is. Oh, my goodness me!
    Thank you for this great drama. I really enjoy your episodes every week.
    About my grammar mistakes…sorry!!… I am Spanish.
    From England

  32. 32 Paloma

    I really, really enjoy reading the comments. They are SO funny. They express my feelings perfectly. Thank you for this website.

  33. 33 Paloma

    Dear Kaedejun,
    I have tears in my eyes reading your comment. It is hilarious!!! I cannot laught more!!! Thank you….

  34. 34 Paloma

    I meant….laugh….

  35. 35 Carinne

    Where can I get me one of these Ji Heon’s? Pahehe~

  36. 36 QueenPinay

    yyyaaaaYYYyyyyyyy!!!! 🙂 luv luv luv

  37. 37 Lilian

    Now we know why Ji Heon’s sister-in-law doesn’t like him…..the tragicness of his past decision to slack off! No wonder he is so focused now….he must totally regret it!

  38. 38 dok

    hi guys

    loving this show i just have on minor understanding problem:

    Ji-Heons nephew is the son of his elder brother, so why is he calling Ji-Heon Samchun? Is that not for the brother(s) from his mother´s side??

  39. 39 drbb

    Hey all!

    I want to know what is the song in the 52th minutes?

    “Ji Heon is busy wrapping a gift for Yeon Woo, with Yi Reum watching. Yi Reum wants to cheer for his uncle, but Ji Heon won’t let the boy skip school. Will Balloon Noona be going then? Ji Heon says that no one will be there, but he’ll be fine. ”

    I would be very thankful if you can give me the name of this song^^ It’s a nice and relaxing song.

    Thank you all!

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