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Good Doctor: Episode 11

With so many lives to save each day, it’s also important to take out the time for self-care—to examine the risk factors of traumatic history, the symptoms of the emotional present, and the treatment guidelines to a happier future. These underlying issues can lie dormant for years, even decades, but the incredible thing about the body is that once the warning light comes on that something is wrong, it’s going to do its damned best to get your attention to make sure you do something about it.

As the show continues to pump more heart through its narrative veins, ratings also saw an increase as this episode hit 18.3%.

EPISODE 11 RECAP

After fainting in Yoon-seo’s arms, the young mother is wheeled into the emergency room. Doctor Min asks what happened, and one look towards the austere mother-in-law is enough of an answer.

Doctor Choi is understandably frustrated when Mom doesn’t give him a straight answer about her whereabouts for the past twenty years. He frowns to hear that Shi-on doesn’t recognize his mother, who considers this as karmic punishment.

The patient now stabilized, the doctors discuss their next course of action. They agree to wait a few days before pursuing surgery again, but the newfound health risks now limits their window to operate on the fetus to a mere fifteen minutes. Eek.

Shi-on stands vigil beside the young mother’s bedside as she wakes. He assures her that the baby is fine, and that she’s safe from her mother-in-law’s “Joker-like” men thanks to the “Batman-like” security guards outside. Hehe, I rather like his comic book references.

He thanks her for choosing to have the baby, and when she notes that’s something a husband should say, he immediately apologizes for overstepping his boundaries. But she’s thankful all the same, and he gives her a soft “Fighting!” encouraging cheer.

Shi-on keeps up the storybook references afterward, referring to the mother-in-law as the evil witch in Snow White. He says he thinks he finally knows why people curse now.

Ha, that glint in Yoon-seo’s eye cracks me up as she whispers at him to give it a go. So Shi-on takes a deep breath and spews a list of PG-rated schoolyard insults, much to Yoon-seo’s disappointment. I’ll laugh if your next endeavor is to teach him how to curse.

They’re interrupted by Opera Mom, who bears good news—their family has decided to adopt little Eun-ok. Yay! She worries if she’s ready for the task, and Shi-on says that she is and shoots her a thumbs up.

Do-han apologizes to Chae-kyung for his harsh words earlier, but still expresses his concerns about her plan to take over the hospital. She tells him that she’ll reconsider, but it’s apparent that she has no intention to do so anytime soon.

So when Do-han suggests that they take a break, Chae-kyung coolly accepts the idea without argument, even wishing him a happy birthday before he leaves.

His team, however, surprises Do-han with a cake and present when he returns to the staff room. Aww. They just laugh good-heartedly at Do-han’s gruff reminder to hit the books and not to do something this superficial again. D’aww, they luff you.

Shi-on pulls Yoon-seo aside to express his guilt for not chipping in for the birthday present. She tells him that he doesn’t have to, but Shi-on just shuffles away.

Shi-on drops by Do-han’s office later with his own present. He thanks his boss for not hating him, and now he finds Do-han a little less scary than when they met. Inside is a toy stethoscope, and Do-han breaks into a smile, reminded of his brother’s gift of a children’s anatomy textbook. Cute.

In-hye’s sister meets with Doctor Kim, who appears reluctant when she says she’ll soon have enough to pay for In-hye’s surgery.

He reminds her (for perhaps the umpteenth time) that she could end up like her sister if something should go wrong, but she’ll do anything it takes to save her sister. She asks that he keep these risks secret from the pediatric department and her sister.

Over at the nurses station, In-hye names Shi-on as the most handsome. Nurse Jo grows upset at this, and makes the offhand remark if that means beautiful people earn more. To that, Shi-on spouts information from various research studies that support that theory, which only fuels his already sour mood.

In-hye’s sister joins them and the air quickly turns awkward when she notices Jin-wook. Shi-on points out her bandaid, saying it looks like she took a blood test. Both Jin-wook and In-hye look up at that, but she dismisses it as exhaustion before ushering In-hye away.

Jin-wook catches up with In-hye’s sister (her name is In-young), concerned for her health. He apologizes for asking her out so suddenly last time, but he insists that he wasn’t just kidding around. In-young answers that she knows that, but apologizes that she’s not in a position to accept him right now.

Shi-on finds In-hye crying in a stairwell by herself. Through her tears, she confesses how guilty she feels over how hard her sister has to work to pay for her hospital bills. If they’d only caught the people behind her hit-and-run accident, they could have collected compensation money instead.

Now it’s Shi-on’s turn to comfort her as he apologizes that he didn’t know. He says that his hyung would have done the same thing for him if he was in In-hye’s situation, but In-hye cries over how hard her sister has it. Shi-on softly pats her on the shoulder comfortingly.

President Lee doesn’t seem too worried about the takeover rumors, saying a children’s hospital doesn’t generate enough profit. But Doctor Choi tells her that that’s exactly what the rumor mill has been churning out—to turn the place into a for-profit hospital.

He figures the one behind the move is biding one’s time waiting for change in the healthcare system to make a for-profit hospital legal. Obtaining everything from medical equipment to medicine suitable to children would be very costly, but parents would pay any price for their children.

Furthermore, this would mean big bucks for private insurance companies, who would see children as profit targets. So although this would mean exceptional healthcare for children, it would be the patients and their families who would suffer.

That evening, Yoon-seo understandably thinks that Do-han is off to celebrating his birthday with Chae-kyung, but she’s surprised when he asks her out to dinner instead.

In the car, she wonders if they got into an argument. Do-han denies it, and he turns it into a jab about her lack of dating experience instead. She grumbles at that, and says that she’ll find a great catch. Do-han answers: “What’s the use? They’ll all run away once you start drinking.” Ha.

Yoon-seo insists that she’s never an obnoxious drunk when it comes to a guy she likes. Do-han points out that she was with him the night he piggybacked her home and nearly confessed her feelings for him.

He smiles as he recalls it now, and she practically dies of embarrassment, wondering how he still remembers. But hey, doesn’t this also mean that you’re acknowledging to him that you remember it, too? She rolls down the window to vent her mortification.

Elsewhere, Shi-on notices Chae-kyung sitting by herself at the cafe. He takes the table next to her, and she greets him with a smile. She asks if he’s given more thought to their earlier discussion about the phrase “for Do-han’s sake.”

She sits up a little straighter to listen when Shi-on says that he has. He tells her that it means not to disobey Do-han’s orders, but also: “To hang out with him when he’s alone.”

Those words give Chae-kyung pause, and she listens as Shi-on says that Do-han always eats alone and shoot hoops by himself. He adds that Do-han barely smiles, that the required muscles to smile doesn’t ever seem to be in use.

Then he digs into his chocolate muffin, and Chae-kyung smiles at the sight. So maybe there are some emotions beneath that cool exterior.

Yoon-seo basically creams Do-han at the bowling alley, and she isn’t hesitant to rub it in to him. He gets all peevy about it (hee), and she reminds Do-han that he was the one who first brought her here.

He recalls it now, saying it was shortly after she confessed her feelings for him. Yoon-seo pouts again. He asks why she never told him how she felt after that, and Yoon-seo answers that he soon started dating Chae-kyung, so she gave up on him.

She argues that Chae-kyung is much more impressive than she is, calling herself a grubby doc always in her white coat. Do-han tells her that she’s plenty impressive, and then gives her a noogie before the compliment sinks in.

As Doctor Choi sits in his office, he thinks back to when he was trying to teach young Shi-on how to speak in the country clinic. Although Mom was also present for these lessons, she would be staring out the window instead.

Shi-on knocks on his door, having woken up after another dream in the mines. He tells Doctor Choi that he keeps having this dream, and how he used to only recall pieces of it. But now he remembers everything, and asks: “Why did you save me?”

He says that Hyung was smarter and stronger than he is, and that people would have been happier if Doctor Choi saved Hyung instead. Oh no, it’s survivor’s guilt. Doctor Choi says that it’s not true, but Shi-on pinpoints the reason why Doctor Choi chose to save him: He saw potential in Shi-on’s abilities to make him into a doctor.

Doctor Choi stutters nervously in response, but Shi-on barrels on: “I should have gone to heaven back then. Hyung was supposed to live.” Oh gosh, those words are heartbreaking.

Doctor Choi swallows hard and asks if Shi-on wants to know the real reason why he was saved. It was because Shi-on’s chances of survival was higher than Hyung’s, he explains. If it was the other way around, he would have chosen Hyung instead: “Because… I’m a doctor.” Uh, your answer sounds pretty hesitant there.

Shi-on drowns his sorrow in soju while Doctor Choi buries his face in his hands in his office.

When Do-han drops Yoon-seo off at home, he thanks her for always being by his side. That leaves her smiling, but she goes into noona mode when she sees Shi-on sitting on the doorstep, wondering if he’s been drinking again.

Once she’s filled in, she tells him that Doctor Choi made the right choice. Shi-on knows it too, but he still feels sorry towards Hyung because they went into the mines because of him. Yoon-seo says that as doctors, they’ll come across countless cases they can’t do anything about, just like the little girl she couldn’t save.

All Shi-on needs to do is to give back to the world and treat the children who need him. But that doesn’t change how sorry Shi-on feels: “It might have been better if I wasn’t born. Then [Doctor Choi] wouldn’t have had to go through such hardship, and Hyung might have not have had gone to heaven. It’s all my fault.”

Yoon-seo takes Shi-on’s face in her hands. Gently wiping his tears away, she wonders how anybody could think him a child when the guilt he feels is something most children and adults can’t do.

She rests his head on her shoulder in comfort, and then sits by his bedside as he sleeps.

Doctor Choi shares with Do-han his suspicions about the assistant chief’s involvement in the potential takeover. Now we learn that Doctor Choi was offered to resume his chief-of-staff duties if the hospital turns for profit, and Do-han in turn shares what the assistant chief asked of him.

Do-han informs Doctor Choi that he changed his mind once he learned of the man’s intentions to use Shi-on’s condition as a publicity move. They have no choice but to wait at present, and Doctor Choi mentions that Chae-kyung should know about this too. Do-han doesn’t answer.

Doctor Choi thanks Do-han again for taking Shi-on back in, and tells him that Shi-on is his student now.

Shi-on and Eun-ok share a tearful goodbye when it’s time for her to be discharged. She places a hand on his cheek, and says, “Doc…tor. I… love… you.” Shi-on: “I love you, too.” I’m not crying; there’s just a little bit of dust in my eye.

Yoon-seo grabs Shi-on into a playful headlock once they leave, which makes his heart race again. He quickly excuses himself, leaving Yoon-seo confused.

Shi-on tries to catch his breath in his usual corner. That’s where In-hye finds him, and she tells him to confess his feelings towards his mystery girl, complete with roses and dressed in a nice suit. Shi-on says he’s too afraid of being rejected, but she tells him to do it anyway, since he’ll feel better about it regardless.

In-hye claims that he could die from lovesickness, and he argues that lovesickness isn’t a real diagnosis. Keh. So In-hye tells him to give her the name or she won’t counsel him in love advice ever again.

Shi-on agrees to write it down. He turns his back to jot it down, and then hands it to her before running off. In-hye opens the note which reads: “I’m not telling you!” HEE.

Do-han confronts Assistant Chief Kang about his intentions, to which the latter notes that Do-han makes it sound like he committed a grave sin. The assistant chief finds it a pity that both Doctor Choi and Do-han would refuse an offer that would ultimately benefit their careers.

Do-han says that they don’t need it, but he does ask Assistant Chief Kang one last thing: Is Chae-kyung involved in this plan? The assistant chief raises an eyebrow at that, which is enough for Do-han to gather that the two aren’t working together.

Do-han calls Shi-on into his office, laying out a stack of all the pediatric research studies in the past three decades for him to know by heart. He adds that Shi-on will be tested on the material via applied questions, and there’s a penalty if he fails—denied entry to the operating room.

Shi-on says that he’s confident about the memorization portion, but not about Do-han’s quizzes. Do-han figures that he’s not up for it, but Shi-on takes them with him, saying he’ll do it.

The residents gasp and offer sympathy when they hear about the immeasurable task. That is, everyone except for grumpy Il-kyu. Shi-on says that he has that awful feeling when you run right after you eat, and Jin-wook tells him that he’ll do great.

As they exit the operating room, even Do-han acknowledges that it’s an impossible assignment for any doctor, including himself. Yoon-seo asks if that means he assigned it to Shi-on because he believes in him. Do-han just smiles.

Yoon-seo is called away just then, and damn, that mother-in-law wasn’t kidding when she threatened divorce. She arrives just before the young mother stamps the divorce papers. Her attempts to persuade the mother to reconsider fall flat, and the young mother seals the deal.

Thankfully, the patient’s heart condition has improved (for now), and Do-han suggests that they perform surgery as soon as possible since they can’t afford to wait when her heart is so unstable. Doctor Min agrees with that decision, and they schedule the surgery for the next day.

As Shi-on stays up studying by himself, he thinks of the tender moments he shared with Yoon-seo. Which is when Yoon-seo appears just over his shoulder, her face mere inches to his.

I kinda love how uncomfortable Shi-on gets at the close proximity, and Yoon-seo doesn’t help by putting an arm around his neck. She tells him to read up for tomorrow’s surgery too before she heads out.

Shi-on sits outside a little later, and pulls out a stethoscope to listen to his own heartbeat. He thinks back to In-hye’s words urging him to confess his feelings and lets out another little sigh.

He adorably practices the words at home as he irons his clothes, saying, “Doctor… I… I…” before giving up. Looking at his wall mural, he asks Hyung for help.

Next thing we know, Shi-on shows up at Yoon-seo’s door dressed in a suit. Yoon-seo wonders what he’s all dressed up for and invites him inside. She turns away just before Shi-on can pull out the rose from behind his back.. and then he stuffs it behind him again before she sees.. HA, you totally followed In-hye’s suggestions to a tee.

Shi-on hands it to her a moment later, but she hilariously misinterprets this gesture as a way to butter her up for a favor. Which is when Shi-on finally works up the nerve to say something, and starts, “D..doctor…”

Yoon-seo tells him to come out with it, and he finishes, “… have you had dinner yet!” She says she has and he pouts.

So he changes the subject, asking about her apartment decor, but Yoon-seo tells him to hurry up and say whatever it is he came here to say. Shi-on shrinks away, saying it’s nothing, but Yoon-seo isn’t about to let him off that easy.

He insists he just came back to visit, adding that she knows he can’t lie. But she asks about his wardrobe, and Shi-on says that it’s his Monday night tradition. Ha, so much for not being able to lie.

Then Shi-on quickly excuses himself, and he buries his head in his pillow. At the same time, Yoon-seo looks at the rose now sitting on her desk and smiles.

She stops Shi-on in the hall the next day and asks if he did something wrong (therefore giving her the rose in apology). Shi-on denies it, so she tries the scare tactic to pry his secret out of him, but he still doesn’t admit anything.

She rallies that they have a successful surgery and they fist-bump each other. So cute. I hope this becomes a new Thing for them.

The doctors assure the mother that everything will be okay, but she begins to cry and says if they encounter a situation where they have to choose her or the baby, she asks that they save her baby. Doctor Min slaps on a smile on her face, but I don’t know—I’m already biting my nails.

Doctor Min and Do-han brief their teams to stay alert during this especially risky surgery—they’ve only got fifteen minutes to operate on the fetus. Then they head to the operating room for the surgery.

Doctor Min makes her first incision and “delivers the baby.” They start the countdown, but the surgeon has trouble intubating the baby, whose neck is swollen. Shi-on pipes up to say that it’s due to internal bleeding and has a restricted respiratory tract as a result.

So Do-han steps in to intubate instead, but with less than seven minutes on the clock now, he chooses to go the tracheotomy route. But Shi-on says that that’s not an option anymore, and by now, the mother has started to bleed profusely. And then she starts to crash.

Panic washes over everyone’s faces and Yoon-seo asks if they can’t perform the tracheotomy from a different direction. Shi-on says they can’t and Do-han echoes that thought—the baby could die because of the excessive bleeding.

Four minutes. Everyone looks at Do-han as he holds the baby his hands, racking his brains for a solution.

COMMENTS

C’mon Super Doc, think! Even though this worst-case scenario was a long time coming, I couldn’t help but to hold my breath at the suspense of the time-crunch in surgery. It’s a classic sign of countdown syndrome as the stakes get raised higher with each passing second. I admit that I laughed at the hilarious shot of what might be the largest group of surgeons take that dramatic walk to the operating room, but now our surgical team is at another crossroads, and soon they’ll have to choose which life to save (unless by some miracle, they’re able to save both lives): the mother who is profusely bleeding or the baby as she requested?

It comes down to whoever has the better chance of survival, the same dilemma that Doctor Choi faced down in the mines with the brothers. He was forced to make a decision, and I can see why the choice continues to haunt him. I can understand Doctor Choi’s alarm when Shi-on questioned his reasoning behind his choice; perhaps it taps into an inner fear of which choice to make. At this point, I don’t know for sure if there’s more behind that story or not.

What is apparent at present is Shi-on’s survivor’s guilt as the age-old “What if?” question that plagues his conscience. I actually appreciate this internal emotional conflict of living while his brother didn’t make it, since it seems Shi-on spent most of his years with the simple explanation that Hyung went up to heaven. It was heartbreaking to watch him to wrestle with himself over how he got a second chance to live whereas his brother didn’t, and thereby blaming himself. Then I love that Yoon-seo is right there to listen, to affirm that there are some things that are out of his control and all he can do is to keep on living and make the most of it.

On a lighter note, I do enjoy how Do-han is slowly but surely warming up to Shi-on. Do-han still has that gruff, cold exterior that virtually no one can penetrate, but I love that he found himself smiling over that toy stethoscope—that it triggered a happy memory of his own brother. I can’t wait to watch how their relationship evolves from a feared sunbae-hoobae relationship to hopefully something that they can both find healing from. It makes me wonder if Shi-on has yet to realize how much joy he brings to people in this hospital, be it a popsicle, a toy stethoscope, or a fist-pump.

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Thanks for recap! Could't help it when it is first to comment~

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So, guys, are you on Team Shi On or Team Do Han for Yoon Seo? I am conflicted...

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Definitely Team Do Han! She sees Shi On as a little brother

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team shi on! shi on is cute!

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Do people feel attracted to cute in romantic relationships? I'm asking sincerely because I can't fathom SO and YS being together based on the portrayals thus far but maybe those are just my personal preferences coming to the fore.

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I agree! I can't see them together, because it would be weird for her to like him all of a sudden. Do Han makes more sense, but even he needs to step it up a bit.

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But does she still like Do Han? I think she admires him, she wants to become a doctor like him, but that is it. She had a crush, but I am not sure if she still likes him. I mean she is always by his side and everything, but if I liked someone and this person was in a relationship, I dont think I would deal the way she does.

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@Tata Yeah I think she has accepted that he is with that Manager. But she was smiling after what he said, which makes me believe that if he steps it up, their relationship can progress. But with Shi On, although she really respects him, I don't see it going there, though in this episode she did say, "Who thinks of you as a child?"

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What I am wondering now is how much of a romance the writer is planing to give us? 11 ep already, 9 to go... What we know so far is that Si Oh likes YS. YS had/ has some feelings towards DH. And DH? I mean he knew that SY liked him previously but he still continued/started a relationship with his fiancé, which prob means he didn't feel anything but friendship towards SY. And now? We don't know much at all besides of SO feelings, I wish the writer would give us more clues about a romance btw the characters.

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@Tata IKR. It's like there are only a couple of episodes left and we still don't have anything definite in regards to the romance lol.

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I am also conflicted!
Do Han is soo hot, and he is a good guy. I like his scenes with YS.
But I do like how she interacts with SO, she does treat him as a little brother in my opinion, but who knows if this will transform is something else?

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I'm team Shi-on all the way, can't wait for their relationship to evolve from a brother-sister one to a romantic one. I hope it doesn't disappoint.

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So depressed that Poor Shi On put on his best suit and tried to give Yoon Seo a rose to confess his feelings as the little girl patient advised. Unfortunately, YS is terribly dense and misinterprets his actions because she just thinks of him only as friend and a colleague.

I don't think that she is that romantically inclined toward Do Han either since he's already engaged. She would have put the moves on him if she was really interested.

Shi On has been dropping hints by his reactions, but she just dismisses them. He tried but I can't wait until Yoon Seo realizes and awakens romantically...Team Shi On!Fighting!

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Do Han for sure

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I just can't help but like YS and DH during their scenes together because they have so much chemistry. They'd be a great couple, too, because they share a lot in common and YS would help bring out DH's lighter side. A coupe of years together and he'd be smiling and laughing with the rest of them. I wouldn't mind at all seeing them share a forbidden kiss!

I love the sister/brother relationship YS and SO have right now, and any romance would be sooo awkward, and unbelievable on her part. BUT...if this show is going where it's been hinting, Shi On is going to have a major change when he remembers his mom and works through his childhood stuff, which might make him more on her maturity level emotionally. I predict he will confess his feelings soon (maybe next ep) and she'll reject them at first, but then as he changes she'll be able to return them towards the end of the series.

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Not Do Han. He's too much of a robot. Even the way he talks is monotone.

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Shi-on, I know ppl will give me the "younger brother" shit but honestly those two have the best chemistry. Each moment is beautiful and romantic.
Do had his chance and messed up with going after another girl and as far as I can see YS doesn't have a crush on him anymore. So for me. I can't see them together...

Also, I want Shi-On to be happy. He really deserves her and yes, even disabled ppl fall in love. They are as human as each one of us.

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If I were Yoon-seo, I would have chosen Shi-on.

However, right now Yoon-seo doesn't seem to have romantic feelings to 'either ... or ..." No matter what reasons we can suggest.

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I love Shi On and don't want him to get hurt at all. He has chemistry with Yoon Seo as well, but more of a noona/dongsaeng type of relationship that is tender and sweet. However, I don't know if it is MCW and JSW's chemistry or something, but every time they are together, they light up the screen. I mean CYS and KDH's story line is not all that interesting, and he did pick the manager over her despite knowing about her feelings. But the chemistry..oh my god. Can they just start making out or something?

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Team Shi On all the way..!! Dr. Cha is such a flirt, she really can't keep her hands off of him right? Cute :D

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LOL IKR! I have never seen a female lead initiate that much skinship. She is like always touching him lol and throwing him off. They are adorable.

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Her skinship is hilarious. I mean she doesnt even think about it and just starts touching him everywhere lol. It makes me miss Shi On's hiccups though lol

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Team BOTH. Why does Yoon Seo have to decide lol? I would want to keep both...

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Omg I think their fist bump is like the cutest thing in the world. Thanks for the recap!

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I adore the fist bump. It's sooo cute.

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Fist Bump is epic

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I've been waiting for the recap because I just watched it and I want to see how you guys see it!

I also laughed at that march to the OR! I was wondering if they will fit the OR. haha!

I really like how Shi-on have this "gotcha!" moment. First about the X-ray vision, second the note he gave to In-hye. And I have to admit he got me on those as well! ha!

I like how they play the hospital politics so little and that Chae-kyung is not on a meeting with whoever for the takeover. I actually paying less attention when I know that they are talking about that.

I don't know how this show will go about the romance angle because the 100% care of Yoon-seo for Shi-on is enough to melt my heart and I really don't know what to hope for between them. I just that I don't want any further heartaches for Shi-on.

Thanks for the recap!

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thanks gummi! :D

@respechae OH NO im torn. ;)

uhhhh maybe team shi on a bit more? he's so adorbs!

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someone shld just make a meme out of that walk to the OR.

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It makes sense that it will be weird if yeon seo with shi on because the way she sees shi on more like a noona dongsaeng feeling... with do han I dont know.. his g/friend in this drama (cant remember her name and lazy enuf to scroll up) seems like a nice woman.. so I'm team in hye.. haha..coz she said shi on handsome which is true..and cute too

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Gah Joo Won why do you always make me cry? The scene with YS were he cries for being alive just broke my heart :(

I love that DH is finally starting to warm up and I can't wait for more nicer interactions between him and SO!

Romance wise I'm still on the DH-YS ship!

I also like it that CK seems to warm up towards SO but she's still a character I do not care about at all^^

The In Hye-SO scenes are so great and I love that she is kind of the love coach of the pediatric ward :D

What I just don't get is this: Why don't they take out the baby and operate seperatly? I didn't pay enough attention to the whole medical mumbo jumbo in the last episodes but just from the looks the baby is full term (or at least close to) and therefore perfectly fine to be born. So why do they keep it half inside the mother to operate? I mean that way I get that it is a bit difficult to operate on the mother...
So if there is anyone with enough medical knowledge please enlighten me!^^

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The baby is still connected to the mother via the umbilical cord where he/she the oxygen to breathe; primarily if you notice the baby's left side of the face and neck are swollen due to the tumor which is blocking it's breathing / respiratory tract.
In this dangerous condition of the baby, if you cut the umbilical cord, you are totally blocking the remaining oxygen supply to the baby which leads to it's definite death.
Hence the doctor did a partial "c-section" and if the tumor was removed within the time frame of 15 minutes then the operating docs would have clamped the umbilical cord and moved the baby into NICU.

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Ah thanks! Of course the umbilical cord.... That explains it^^ I guess I shouldn't watch the episodes of GD at 3 in the morning > Brain not working properly :D

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I was so shock looking at the baby dummy (yes, I knew it wasn't a real baby but still got shocked). Man, I know I don't have the nerve to be a surgeon :(

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I loved that scene between SO and YS. We know Joo Won can do a heart-wrenching cry-his-eyes-out scene, but in this he had to be so much more reserved bc of the character, but he still had the same kind of impact. I loved seeing that! This really is a great role for him acting-wise.

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I sometimes thought he overdid the crying in some of his dramas (Baker King comes to mind) but in Good Doctor he is finally showing restraint and subtlety in this role. Him and MCW are killing their roles

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me thinks, his crying act depends on the character he needs to portray.

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tq gummi !

we don't see the baby breathing, why there is no

oxygen for the puffiness baby ?, which seems to be

drowned in the womb, the facial skin don't look good

and the baby don't look real, no movement or sound

either.

Shi on's first love crush in his lifetime !,

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don't know why, but i think i prefer Yoon Seo will be a "magic remedy" for Shi On to step more ahead to be an adult. Even he might no be an adult on his biological age, but he will be better and better through Yoon Seo love.

So I guess it will show you that "love" is an universal cure for everything. Even a war can't start from love. Why not a savant be a better person in a society when they receive more love from people around them?

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Ok for some reason that surgeon army was HILARIOUS. I mean, how did they even fit in the operating room??? Well I'm glad this drama isn't "gang up on Shi-on day anymore" and that some people actually ACCEPT him. Because they killed off Min-hee in the beginning episode, now I can't tell if they'll let the mom and baby live or not!!! SO EXCITED

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I'm Not Feeling That SO And YS Will End Up Togather But I Think From Day One, She Had Feelings For Do-Han. It's Time For SO To Get What He Really Deserves : A True And Pure Love. YS Treats Him Like A Child But In The End She Will Notice That He's Not The Same Kid Any More. But Istill Think That The FIANCée Will Not Leave Do-Han And YS Alone For A Long Time.
After This Long Time Suffering, i Hope Taht SO Will Find Happiness (PS : MOM & DAD Suck).
Still Saying : DO NOT FORGET : NEW HOSPITAL GM / MOM & DAD Storyline Will Have A Big Affect On The End.
Thanks For The Racap.

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Your shift key is going to wear out.

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I loved this episode! I can't take Joo Sangwook seriously though x) Big fan of the guy's real life personality and seeing him all serious like this makes me giggle.

I really want to see bromance more than romance. That part when Doc Dohan opened the gift and smiled, that was so precious.

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First of all, thank you for the recap, since you had double duty last week. We appreciate your hard work !

Secondly, I loved this episode ! Shi-On and his rose, proving again and again that althought he sometimes acts childishly (had to laugh at the 'I'm not telling you' note), he also teaches deeper meanings to the little things every one else takes for granted.

I must say I also laughed a little at the hero walk of the 20 doctors.

That's all!

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Thanks for the great recap! I stopped watching b/c I just couldn't get into it anymore, but I enjoy following along with your recaps.

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thanks for the recap..i like the way the lives of the patients also comes interconnected, such as the opera boy and the wolf girl. they even bring closure to their roles in the story...

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“She rolls down the window to vent her mortification.” I find this sentence to be a gem.
Is the mortification an aroma to be released from the car or is it her feeling which she verbalized “I am so embarrassed” Either way the mortification leaves via the open window.

The word use, it tickles me.

My daughter and I were the peanut gallery while we watched this episode. Groaning at the spots where we were supposed to be deeply touched. Yelling “No No! He’s not really going to do it?” when it looked like Shi-on was going to dress up nice to hand Yoon-seon a rose and his feelings. The confession did not happen because he choked in front of her. Even the boring hospital politics was not that boring this episode.

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Doc walk! (Where's the pic, btw?) :D
Maybe it's yet another pattern of K-drama. I remember having the same giggles while watching Kwon Sang-woo's boss walk in 'Stairway To Heaven' to Ave Maria tune.

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Thanks for the recap Gummi. I watched and enjoyed this episode last night. The story just has so much heart. <3

lol, while the doctors were all walking to the OR, I couldn't help but think that what happens if there's an emergency. Kinda putting all their eggs in one room aren't they? :D

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Ahhhhh, I loved it so much!!

This drama hasn't the typical love storyline, and still keeps me waiting for each episode, and worrying about the main characters. It's so hearthwarming and sweet!
I hope there will be a happy end for Shi On, Yoon Seo and Do Han. :D

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Thanks for recapping. Since I don't have the time to watch the show, your recaps are so intense that I feel I had actually watched it! Thanks.

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though always having Second Lead Syndrome, I must admit that this time am on SO's team; the guy needs her more than that who left her for another woman.. both share good chemistry with her and both need her to go out of their trauma/problems, but am rooting here for who deserves her more plus who she needs in her life (remember"for not being a robot").. one more thing, I think she is not that in love with DH or else she couldn't bear all those years to see him with another woman and talk that comfortably

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Yeah what ruins Team Do Han for me is that he left her DESPITE knowing her feelings for him. That's so sad. In most ways, Shi On is way sweeter and understanding

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If he really liked her, he would have dumped his fiance already. Do Han is seriously dense sometimes

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thanks gf,

I noticed the doctors are always grouping at the rest room talking and they are not doing any other emergency procedures or checking on patients except during surgery.

SHI-ON is the only one doing this and doing that ,
I know LEAD ACTOR must show mostly his "air" time.

Wasting the other doctor's time, too much of SHI-ON for the one hour drama.

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I know the drama is about him but I wish they would show the other character's growth. I think episode 13 balanced it better, but still I wish the other doctors did something besides revolving around Shi On. What happened to CYS's trauma with Min Hee. I wish they would go back to that.

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I love how this episode focused on some romance which was long overdued. Thanks for the recap!

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I feel like I'm a yo-yo while reading this recap. Sad, happy, angry (bitch aunt, mom-in-law, those evil assembly)...

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My emotions were yo-yo ing as well. It happens in every episode.

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This show is so darn cute! I love everything! Except the hospital takeover stuff. So boring, I really couldn't care less about it.

I love that Shi-on and Do-han are getting along better. I hope Shi-on can confess his feelings to Yoon-seo soon, but I doubt if she'll reciprocate. I think she's still hung up on Do-han, who isn't helping the situation by being so nice to her. I think he likes her, or at least thinks he likes her because his relationship with Chae-kyung is stagnating. I hope Chae-kyung can fix their relationship, or let Do-han go. Not sure which I want.

I love Jin-wok's story with In-hye's sister. I like the sister. She's really brave and kind.

I'm glad Eun-ok got adopted! Yay! So happy for her. But if this is the last time we'll see her, I'll be sad. I loved her interactions with Shi-on.

Thanks for the recap, Gummimochi!

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Oh. I just pretty much fast forward all the politics going on this show and realize i am missing virtually nothing.
It makes for a much more pleasant watching experience.

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Same here. The politics doesn't matter at all in this show. Just FF all the politics lol

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I wonder how that girl got her IV buddy up or down those stairs.

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They never forget to make sure shi-on always has his shirts buttoned up to his neck even though it looks uncomfortable at times. Appreciate that little detail.

I keep telling myself i am NOT gonna tear up/cry when i watch the next Good Doctor episode but they always prove me otherwise. The shining moment this episode? Yoon-Seo comforting Shi-On on the steps, and we get an inside look on how he really felt about hyung's death. So damn sad.

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Thanks for the very detailed recap gummimochi...

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Thanks for the detailed recap, and I am truly hoping for no romances at all, just Shi-on becoming a good doctor.

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This show makes me tear up at least once an episode.

I love how the writer doesn't let this become episodic, but the stories carry through, with the medical cases and patients staying for a few weeks, and having their own interesting arcs. I think out of the patients, In-hye is my favourite. I love her relationship with Si-on.

Also, Si-on's crush is sooo cute. I feel for his awkwardness, poor guy.

And Do-han is become a human! Good for him. It's the Si-on effect, it's even melting the SuperIceDoc.

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I agree. I was worried coming in we'd have those episodic type cases. Granted, there are still some cases where we only see them for a little bit and then they'e gone, but there are a few that stick around in the show. In Hye's one of them, along with the same faces of the kids we see.

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Thanks for the recap! Really loves this drama, at first because of joo won, but now the entire casts & the story really bunch me up! Here, they just aired the ep6 but i can't wait to know the nxt episode. So, really thanks for the great recap! ?

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Overall, I felt like this week's episodes were better than last weeks. I like how we focus on the romance a bit more, and explore Shi On's growth and struggles with love. He is too adorable for word gah. I have an urge to pinch his cheeks all the time. I adore Yoon Seo as she always urges him on to do his best. She is like the most epic noona, but I don't think she sees him as a man. Do Han and her would make the better couple.

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LOL this drama is sometimes unintentionally funny. Like how you need like 15 surgeons for one operation. Isn't it a bit too crowded in their. I mean the rest were just standing around uselessly. And how cute is Shi On ironing his clothes before confessing. He is a lot more considerate than some men I know. I was cringing for him as he was confessing. Yoon Seo continues to be one of my favorite characters as she is so sweet, adorable, and considerate, though I have no idea where her heart lies right now. I can see her liking Shi On as a man as she claims that he is not a child. Hope she makes a decision soon. We need to speed up the romance!

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Oh and thanks for the recap!

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Hahaha totally with you on the team in on that surgery. I think show was trying to go for dramatic but i was just laughing the whole way through. They look like a flock of geese.

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LOL agree with you. Si-on's confession is cute and adorable, ER scene is funny and dramatic sometimes. I hope yeonseo will end up with si-on :)

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Thanks for the recap! This episode was great! I laughed, cried and laughed again...! That toy stethoscope scene was so cute and surprising! I was like :O with my mouth wide open at the sight of Do Han smiling O__o we need more of those scenes tbh u.u Doctor Choi's answer to Shi On didnt convince me for some reason... I dont doubt he's a good ahjussi but I do think Shi On's ability had something to do with his decision back then. From Eun Ok, In Hae, Shi on to the expectant mom's stories they all have a way to make me cry like there's no tomorrow! I say I wont cry but I cant! I really hope the writers keep up the hard work and present us with more great stories.

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I'm currently at this episode, I just want to let you know how happy I am to read these comments of yours. Will read the rest previous and upcoming episode btw. Good job!

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who knows the song/music playing when dr.park gave the flowers to dr.cha? its been bothering me and I tried searching for it for weeks. Thank you for your help.

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