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Good Doctor: Episode 15

Fear can be a frightening thing that can either slowly creep up on you or take you by surprise. In those cases, it’s nice to have someone by your side to help you overcome that paralyzing reaction, but often times being the stronger one means facing the fear head-on on your own, to protect the ones you care for the most.

It’s almost here (again) everyone: Good Doctor dances at the border of 20% with a 19.6% this episode. So close, Show. Just a couple more blips.

EPISODE 15 RECAP

Shi-on wraps his arms around Yoon-seo in a hug, a gesture which takes her by surprise. She pushes him away moments later, puzzled, and Shi-on explains how he merely wanted to return the favor to comfort her for all the times she did the same for him.

Still discombobulated, she asks if that’s really all it is, and Shi-on nods. She lets out a relieved sigh.

Then to our next pediatric case: a young girl sits alone on a bench; her mother having gone to buy drinks. Nearby, a woman rides her bike, signaling her presence to passersby with her bell. A stranger on the path whips around to throw her off the bike and stab her.

The young girl screams at the sight, and Stabby approaches her, knife in hand. WTF—you stab innocent women out of the blue? Totally messed up.

Yoon-seo and Shi-on look up at the cloudy full moon, making small talk to fill the awkward silence. Yoon-seo apologizes for getting angry earlier and tells him not to claim responsibility for her actions in the future.

She suggests that they keep to their platonic noona-dongsaeng relationship, surprised when Shi-on readily agrees. People have always felt uncomfortable around him, Shi-on explains, to the point where he can pick up on that sense pretty well now. He knows it’s the same with Yoon-seo, and he doesn’t like the idea of her feeling uncomfortable because of him.

Yoon-seo says it isn’t true, but her defense doesn’t sound all that convincing. She tells him they don’t have to go back to the way things once were between them if it makes him uncomfortable.

But Shi-on says that it won’t. He figures it’ll take some time for his heart to mature, but he’d rather continue hanging out with her than not. Moments later, they receive a call about the stabbing victims.

They rush back to the emergency room where the little girl a stab wound in the abdomen. The doctors hurry to transport the patient to the operating room and treat the hemorrhaging and damage to her internal organs.

They save the girl, but the crying mother is still racked with guilt for nearly losing the only family she has left after losing her husband a year ago. Unfortunately, Stabby is still on the loose, and Do-han silently stands vigil by the little girl’s bedside, troubled.

He returns to the staff room just as the residents exclaim their horrified reactions to how anyone would have the audacity to stab a little girl, let alone six other victims. Eek.

When Shi-on walks Yoon-seo out, she notes how he admits to doing so this time, and laughs when he says that going to the hardware store is too much of a hassle. It’s his job to protect her from the scary world out there, Shi-on says, since he’s stronger than she is.

She wonders if he’s actually that strong, and Shi-on nods, saying how he can open a can of tuna with one hand. Heh. He says he wants to go eat tomorrow night, and even offers to pay for dinner. She agrees, beaming.

As Yoon-seo walks away, Shi-on thinks to himself: “This is enough for me. Seeing you smile; staying by your side. These past few days, it feels like my heart grew [several] centimeters.”

At home, Yoon-seo takes out the rose from the trash and pins it back to her corkboard.

Jin-wook finds In-hye sitting alone, her head hanging. He apologizes for not telling her that he knew about her sister, but that isn’t what In-hye is upset and angry about. Now that Jin-wook knows unni’s line of work, there’s no way her sister and Jin-wook can ever be an item.

Jin-wook admits he was surprised at first, but he could sense that In-young loved her little sister so much that she would willingly work as a bargirl. That kind of sacrifice is difficult even among family members, he adds.

For him, he tends to believe the things that can’t be seen: “There are more things that can’t be seen that are most precious in this world.”

Dad throws a fit over his porridge diet, grumbling that he wants rice instead. He orders Shi-on to buy him some food, but Shi-on refuses. Good for you.

Dad mutters something about his good-for-nothing son, and Shi-on loudly says that he knows what he’s talking about because he’s a doctor. Dad’s eyes nearly bulge out of their sockets at this act of defiance, and then Shi-on shuffles outside trying to catch his breath.

Elsewhere, Chae-kyung confronts her stepmother about Creepy Chairman’s involvement in her father’s death. President Lee apologizes, saying she didn’t want to upset Chae-kyung with the truth, but that only angers her further.

Do-han is consulted about a pediatric surgery case in Boston of a little boy who has a buildup of fluid in the brain after sustaining a head injury. The child has already undergone numerous surgical procedures and the doctors are asking if there are other treatment possibilities.

Shi-on walks in and overhears the tail-end of the case. In particular, the child was treated in Korea and then transferred overseas. Hm, is this Assistant Chief Kang’s child perhaps?

Do-han asks for Shi-on’s opinion on the matter, and Shi-on agrees with the idea that there are no other possible methods other than to drain the fluid. Yoon-seo tries to press Shi-on for more information, but he tells her that’s it.

Speaking of whom, Assistant Chief Kang merely chuckles at Chae-kyung’s threat that she’ll see that Creepy Chairman pay for deceiving her. “Payback isn’t something the weak does to the powerful.”

He points out that Chae-kyung will soon get what she wants when she sits as the new hospital board president, as a way to atone for her father’s unfortunate passing. But she tells him that her plans have changed, and she neither needs their apology nor sympathy.

The nurses are warned to be wary around the little girl, since she could still be paralyzed in traumatic shock. Sure enough, that’s exactly how the little girl is when she’s wheeled in, her eyes unblinking and shaking.

To make matters worse, the police drops by in hopes to get a description of her attacker. Although they’re all apprehensive about the little girl’s fragile psychological state, Do-han appeals to the mother, who reluctantly steps away.

The officer asks if she recalls Stabby’s face, and we see in flashback that she had seen a glimpse when he revealed himself (?) for a split second before masking his face with his bandana again. The little girl starts to shake anxiously at the memory.

After Do-han and Shi-on leave the room, Shi-on says that people don’t realize how much childhood trauma can impact someone’s life like a big bruise in their head that doesn’t easily go away.

Do-han point out that Shi-on must know how to handle the case then, and Shi-on answers: “We just need to get her to believe that there is someone strong by her side. Someone who is warm and stronger than the attacker who scared her.” That was Hyung for him, and there was also someone like that for Do-han, too.

To that, Do-han sighs and walks away as Shi-on trails behind him. And then we see Stabby sitting in the waiting room. Creepy.

Shi-on sees the children punching a balloon bop bag as practice to take on the kids who bully them at school. He scolds them not to resort to violence, but the kids counter that they can’t stand around to be punching bags, and invite Shi-on to join them. He gets a few light punches in, to the children’s delight.

In-hye gives her sister the silent treatment when she comes to visit until In-young says that she’s sorry. But In-hye says that she’s upset because she doesn’t want to be a burden to her sister for the rest of their lives.

She tells unni that she doesn’t want to stay at the hospital anymore, to which In-young says that she already quit working at the bar, and now they have enough for In-hye’s surgery.

Things are still strained between Shi-on and Mom when they briefly lock eyes at the cafeteria. For now, we move on to Doctor Pomade, who has noticeably softened since the beginning of this series.

He jumps when Shi-on sits beside him for lunch, but even more alarmed at Shi-on’s offer to come visit his place again. HA, the shock on Doctor Pomade’s face (and Il-kyu’s amused expression) is priceless.

Yoon-seo sympathizes with Mom’s disheartened mood, telling her that Shi-on will come around soon enough, adding that Shi-on is working to become more mature than he already is.

Mom wipes her tears and says that Yoon-seo is doing all of the things she should have done for Shi-on as his mother, and thanks her for being such a warm and caring person towards her son.

Later that evening, Shi-on says that he isn’t on-call tonight, and Yoon-seo immediately brightens to ask if it’s because he wanted to buy her a meal. Hee, I like that her playful banter is back, though I’m still wary because Shi-on still likes her.

She asks where he’s taking her, and Shi-on just smiles, telling her that it’s a secret. Cute. She keeps throwing out guesses as they walk outside, completely oblivious to traffic.

Then Shi-on whips her around to prevent her from walking into an oncoming car, bringing them to close proximity. They break apart a moment later, and Yoon-seo quickly plays it off like it was nothing, though her voice breaks slightly as she asks where he’s taking her again.

Cut to: Shi-on slaving away cooking at the stove while Yoon-seo pouts in the background, complaining about what’s taking so long. HEE.

She gapes at their menu—spaghetti made with somen noodles—and figures it doesn’t matter as long as it tastes good. Then she takes a bite… and coughs. Aww, and here I was hoping that Shi-on might be a good cook.

He looks up at her expectantly, and she just tells him to try it himself. So he takes a big bit and grimaces at the hot ketchup-minced-onion-rice concoction in his mouth. Yoon-seo suggests they strike a deal: never to cook for each other ever again. Yeah, that might be best. Then she tells him to bring out his usual triangular kimbap.

Do-han is relieved to hear that Chae-kyung has cut ties with Creepy Chairman. But Chae-kyung doesn’t seem all that reassured, since she’s already handed over the hospital’s information into enemy hands.

On the verge of tears, she says that she doesn’t know why she tried to take over the hospital board. Do-han answers that he did it for his sake. But Chae-kyung shakes her head and honestly replies that she masked her true selfish intentions by saying it was for Do-han’s sake.

Chae-kyung confesses that she wants to find purpose in her life again, admitting that she lost the good memories while erasing the bad ones: “The times we were truly in love, our happy memories. I feel like my mind has become empty. Like a house without any occupants.”

Yoon-seo is on the phone with her mother, trying to wave off her mother’s attempts to set her up on a seon (a blind date with the intention of marriage). Ha, she even pulls the ol’ I-can’t-hear-you-there’s-too-much-static trick. Now I’m getting high school flashbacks.

After she hangs up, Shi-on encourages her to go anyway, saying how he’d like to go on a blind date someday. Yoon-seo suggests that she’ll find someone for him, and he nods in agreement.

Then when Yoon-seo holds up a picture of the aforementioned date, Shi-on involuntarily snorts in laughter. “He looks like Voldemort in Harry Potter.” Ha. Yoon-seo wonders if that makes her aka the “God-given body” Hermione then, to which Shi-on immediately calls her out for giving herself that nickname nobody else knows.

Yoon-seo gets annoyed at that, telling him that he should have stuck up for her. Shi-on replies that he was distracted by the beef. Hee. He adds that he couldn’t have said it was true since he only saw her face, not her body. Touché.

At the hospital, the little girls waves off Shi-on’s attempts to check her heartbeat. Shi-on says that she seems afraid of the stethoscope, but I’d venture that she’s also generalizing her fear of her male attacker to any male who draws near.

Our ever-so-helpful psychiatrist echoes those thoughts, adding that she should be treated for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) soon, but her physical wounds needs to heal first.

Shi-on spots the children sneak out with their shirts full of snacks. He’s about to give them a talking to when the kids invite him into their group, this time with no strings attached. Aw, it’s cute how they’ve accepted him, and you can see Shi-on contemplate this for a moment.

The next thing we know, the children are back in their beds as Shi-on tattles on them in front of their mothers. He lectures them that they have to keep to their diets in order to get well soon and confiscates the snacks as the mothers look on, impressed and amused.

On another note, Nurse Jo gasps when he sees the facial cream he presented to Nurse Nam in the trash, only to brighten again to see that it’s empty. So he’s all smiles when he gifts her with a spa gift certificate, which piques her curiosity. But then she barks at his suggestion that they go together and rejects it.

Do-han thinks back to Shi-on’s words of how he also must have someone who is by his side. He then notices Yoon-seo still working on the Boston hydrocephalus case.

Shi-on hardly makes any progress with the little girl when Do-han arrives. To his surprise, Do-han takes out the toy stethoscope and smiles at the girl. He tells her that there’s nothing to be afraid of because he’s a good fighter. Shi-on jumps on that bandwagon: “He’s like Won Bin in Ajusshi.” If only.

Afterward, Do-han calls Shi-on out for laughing at him earlier. But Shi-on points to the toy stethoscope instead, and thanks him for using it to alleviate their patient’s fears. Do-han gruffly responds that it’s not like he’d keep the toy stuffed in his pocket, but breaks into a smile after Shi-on leaves.

Then we see Stabby creeping in the hallway.

Back in Dad’s hospital room, he sneers at Mom that she must be so happy that he’s terminal, but he’ll make sure she suffers while he’s still alive. Geez, thanks for that wonderful overdue present.

But Mom tells him not to talk nonsense, and tells him to take this chance to be a good father to their son. He throws her words back at her and nearly pops a vein in his neck when he hears that she’ll continue to beg forgiveness from Shi-on for as long as she lives.

Shi-on’s voice pops in from the door before Dad launches at Mom, shouting: “Don’t hit her! I don’t like hitting!” Dad turns to strike him instead, but Shi-on grabs his wrist before he gets the chance. “Now… I’m stronger than you,” Shi-on says.”So… so… don’t do that. Don’t hit Mom either.”

Shi-on speaks with Mom outside, and she thanks him for protecting her earlier. He asks how long she intends to be a victim to his abuse, saying how nothing has changed from when he was a child to the present.

Mom says that she’s sorry, but Shi-on tells her not to say that anymore and asks why she’s always sorry towards him. Shi-on walks away as tears well up in his eyes.

Doctor Choi is astounded to run into Assistant Chief Kang at the hospital since the man was already dismissed. But the former assistant chief says he’s here to show around the group of investors behind him and gives the backhanded compliment that the hospital is in tip-top shape thanks to the chief of staff.

Yoon-seo has a eureka moment on the Boston case, and she excitedly pulls Shi-on over to share her alternative treatment idea. Shi-on ahhs in understanding, and then pictures the case in his head to confirm the idea that draining the cerebral fluid towards the gallbladder will work. She pumps her fist in victory.

She beams when Do-han agrees with her as well, acknowledging that it’s worth a try. She says she used Shi-on’s strategy to envision a mock surgery in her “God-given brain,” which earns her a playful retort to report her recommendation.

Doctor Pomade channels the Thinking Man on the roof as he recalls the conversations he’s had with Shi-on. He orders Il-kyu to dig up the surgery files for the past two years, and then drinks in the fresh air… which is when a bird poops on him. LOL.

It seems that the Boston case in question is in regards to Assistant Chief Kang’s son, and he fumes to hear that the new treatment plan was proposed by the university hospital’s pediatric department.

Down at the cafe, Chae-kyung invites Shi-on to sit with her since it’ll be awhile before the others come out of surgery. I actually kinda like that Chae-kyung enjoys his company and is genuinely interested in how his confession went. She figures that his non-answer means it’s not a full no yet.

With a smile, she thanks him for everything, and then relays her wishes that he and his crush end up together. She says he can seek her for advice anytime. Aw okay, that’s sweet. Then Yoon-seo spots the two with a curious eye from just around the corner.

She probes Shi-on with questions about his friendly rapport with Chae-kyung shortly afterwards, wondering why he’s never mentioned it before. He says that he simply forgot and Chae-kyung is nice enough to listen to his troubles, which prompts Yoon-seo to ask what he confides Chae-kyung in.

She scoffs when he answers it’s the everyday sort of troubles. Ooh, is noona getting jealous? He says that they’re not that close, but Yoon-seo tells him to keep being friends with the other pretty noona, leaving him confused.

Yoon-seo walks back inside to see Do-han check up on the little girl after his work hours. They relocate to chat, and Yoon-seo notes how Do-han seems to be following in Doctor Choi’s footsteps by checking in on his patients even after his shift ended.

Do-han has been asking himself a lot of questions lately like whether he’s a good doctor. He laughs to think he reflects on such textbook-like questions thanks to one resident who often gets in trouble.

But then they’re called back into the little girl’s room where the patient stutters fearfully: “Mus.. tache. A scar… on his eyebrow.”

The pediatric team worries that their patient may be in danger if they know what the perpetrator looks like, but the officer tells them that the attacker usually flees for fear of recognition. Uh, this guy’s stabbed at least six women; I think showing his face is the least of his worries.

But the cop says that there’s nothing to worry about (bleh) and that they’re the experts on this (ugh). Worst Cop Ever. The hospital security guards can only patrol the halls, and Do-han sends Yoon-seo home while he stays behind.

Do-han stands outside the little girl’s room before he walks down the hallway, unknowingly crossing paths with Stabby, who walks right past the dozing nursing station. Shi-on spots Stabby too, but doesn’t think anything of it.

Do-han is at the elevator when it occurs to him that something was off about the stranger in the hallway. He doubles back just as we see Stabby sneak into the room and slowly approach the mother-daughter pair.

That’s when the door opens to reveal Shi-on, who asks if Stabby was the one who hurt the little girl. He stands at the door, shaking, while Stabby draws closer to him…

… and then Do-han kicks Stabby back into a gurney. The two men engage in a tussle while Shi-on takes the women outside.

We cut back to the fight as the men kick and punch each other. Do-han grabs Stabby’s neck, but then Stabby reaches for his trusty knife and stabs him. ACK!

COMMENTS

I’m going to need a minute here before we move on *deep breath* Okay I’m back. This episode was much better as a whole than last week. It’s hard to name one possible factor that attributes to this improvement; perhaps it was that we spent more time on building long overdue relationships or just the lack of hospital politics, an instant episode pick-me-up. Whatever it is, it’s a welcome change as we breathe life into our leads, giving them a chance to brush through the marked development in their characters.

We continue to see change in Do-han’s character in particular as he inadvertently allows Shi-on to slowly become a larger presence in his life. We see that shift in the way Do-han treats the little girl with more empathy and concern for her psychological and physical health.I love that he uses the toy stethoscope Shi-on to diminish the fear in his patient, and also for the obvious reason that he carries it around in his white coat.

Speaking of Do-han, I do wonder if or when we’ll ever return to the younger brother Soo-han storyline since as far as we’ve been told, (former) Assistant Chief Kang is in possession of that information and hasn’t made his play with it yet. But even if it’s not used in the hospital takeover plotpoint (which I could frankly do without, but alas), I do wait out for the possibility of that family connection being a cornerstone to Shi-on and Do-han’s building bromance.

Chae-kyung’s character was never one that I particularly invested in, since she seemed to run more in the political circles than get involved in the pediatric team’s dynamics. To her credit, I do enjoy the rapport she has with Shi-on and that she genuinely enjoys spending time with him and getting to know him. I don’t think their budding relationship will develop into any romantic feelings this late in the game, but I do find it a little satisfying that Yoon-seo is jealous that Shi-on has another noona to turn to. Chae-kyung’s vulnerable monologue didn’t strike me on an emotional level that I’d hoped, since she too has a sad familial background. She dabbled a bit in evil-making before pulling back, and it would take something big to bring her back to the Dark Side. For the most part, I find her character harmless, adding nothing more or less to the screen.

Building upon last week’s lesson of courage, this episode delves into the idea of a protector who’s strong enough and greater than the fear of the perpetrator. We saw that strength take different forms from being physically stronger to emotionally stronger, especially in Shi-on. I love that Shi-on takes that step to establish his identity apart from his abusive father and stand up to protect others from being physically hurt and to say no. It’s the first step of a long journey for Shi-on, but at least it’s in the right direction.

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Yay first comment. Thank you gummy, off to read recap ^^

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I love how Shi On is growing, and how people around him growing up together. Learning from each other. Even the Pomade Doctor suddenly touched by Shi On comment about his fingers signed that he's done a lot of surgery, give him self confidence.

And seems like Yeon Soo feel a little jealous with the "seems very close relationship" between Chae Kyung and Shi On. I think...there'll be a kissing lesson soon ^^. Shi On has growing up real fast.

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Lol. I like that scene too, from last week every time dr pomade appears always bring funny moment. XD I like his character change, it seems shi-on's presence change heart people surround him and I like how shi-on become mature every episode although I will miss his childlike but since we have near ending, so I think I like the idea if shi-on become good doctor and more mature in finale episode

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The moment he finally stood up to his father was such a huge moment for him. I didn't realize it until afterwards, but what a moment for him! He finally found the courage to take the power away from his father and put it back in his own hands. I also saw a marked difference in him from that point on in the episode. I swear he stood just a little taller and his voice sounded a little more mature and less baby-like.

In this episode more than any of the others I saw the influence Shi On has had on everyone around him. From YS being able to solve the case on her own, to Dr. Pomade and DH wanting to be better doctors and CK being able to show a softer, compassionate side, our Shi On is a bright light to those around him.

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I have to get this off of my chest but how the HECK did Stabby get into that room? You'd think what with him on the loose, they could at least lock their rooms? And that guy looked suspicious as hell. That just seemed like lazy writing to me so that scene didn't have as much of an emotional punch as it could have.

But aside from that, I really enjoyed all our characters showing growth. I espwcially love how Si On's interactions with Chae Kyung bring out her likeable side as they could have easily made her a hateful one-dimensional second female lead. And the stethoscope callback was just adorable.

Also lol at Si On taking everything Yoon-Seo says at face value and not picking up on her jealousy. I enjoyed that so much.

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and what´s with the love for stabbing people on every other drama, huh? first Joong-Won gets stabbed on Masters Sun, now Do-Han.

um and where are everyones´ blue slippers? in our hospitals no one gets inside without the slippers. Usually they have to be new, too. 2 euros every time. So how did stabby get isnide without slippers?

it seems like a very fabricated threat. Sticker-psycho with no connection to anything. Like the writer just had to think of something.
but maybe it develops into something ....

aww just when Do-Han got over his Grumpy Cat Phase and learned to smile.

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Slippers? I've never had to wear slippers when visiting someone at the hospital before...

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you totally have to around these parts. plastic slippers. blue. sometimes people forget them on then they go out on the street again. imagine the stares in public transport

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interesting! by 'these parts' you mean hospitals in Korea? no one wears any stipulated footwear in hospitals in my country, whichever ward. i mean apart from the OTs, of course :D

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nope around everywhere in Northern Europe, at least.

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I can't agree more. This seems like lazy writing. How the heck did Stabby think when going into the hospital to stab the girl (again)? There's a lot of CCTV and people in the hospital, which means he will be easily recorded and his case will have more witnesses. If he just disappears, then at least he may be out of sight from the police.

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Thank you! I am glad I wasn't the only one wondering how Stabby thought he would get away with it, what with all the CCTV and people around.
*sigh* I was also hoping Nurse Jo would be the one to go all gangster on Stabby like he did with the evil dog kennel Mom. Oh well...can't wait for the next episode! ^^

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people who go stabbing spree aren't thinking straight, me thinks. Stabby acted differently from the expected MO by the police. someone who consecutively stabbed six (6) people won't care for the CCTV, I guess.

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Yeah, that was nothing but lazy writing. I can overlook it because it's not central to any of our characters, but it's happened quite a bit on this show.

It's strange because I do feel like the writing for the main characters' stories has been pretty decent, but the writing for integrating everything with the case of the week and the politics has been all over the place and usually very weak. It may be that all of the writing is weak but the calibre of the actors brings it up a few notches.

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Ack.....naughty stabby!!!!

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Another great episode. I love when yeonseo jealous to chaekyung and when dohan finally using his gift from shion (bromance overload lol). Thank you again from recap gummy ;)

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Your first paragraph echoed my sentiments exactly - this episode was so much better than 14 because of its focus on the relationships. I also loved the Chae Kyung scene, especially the jealousy it stirred in Yoon Seo. I also agree with Cam that the lax security (and the implausibly arrogant, dismissive attitude of the police) with regard to the killer was a strain on my suspension of disbelief.

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you know what would be awesome? Lee Jong Seuk as Su Ha cameo as a good policeman but I am not sure if it is the same channel drama or not. but he should do a cameo as the policeman somewhere, as the only cop not stupid

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Yes, really good episode. Main & some other characters all seem to be maturing or attempting to make positive changes. I was interested in a Do-han/Yoon Seo romance a few episodes back, but if only In-hye's unni & cutie doc even are closer to dating, that will be enough to fulfill my romance requirements. I'm much more invested in Shi-on having friends, support system and a career he loves. Thanks for quick turnaround on recap!

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I don't know what the little girl is scared of... Her doctor is Gaksital, for Chrissakes!

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This made me choke on my pudding :D

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I was chuckling when the kids were teaching him to punch, thinking of Gaksital. 'Fighting is bad!' Lol

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I'm sure the writers have gotten a lot of criticism over the run of the series regarding the depiction of autism, but personally I really love the growth that they've shown in Shi On. I love how when his confidence grows, the nervous tics begin to recede. When he's in conversation with someone he's close to and comfortable, his condition is far less noticeable, and his conversation more "normal." The tics are not not totally gone, and fear/stress still bring them out, but as others have said, he's working hard to overcome the psychological issues behind some of his challenges (he can't "cure" the Autism, but he can overcome the psychological effects of the childhood trauma).

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Thanks for the recap!
Teamjangnim stabbed in ep 15: I'm not worried for the outcome, I'm pissed off. I'm going to do sashimi with this guy.
By the way, cliffhangers-NOT are becoming a lame trend...
>.<

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Another good episode. The show has a lot of predictable moments but still I enjoy watching it. I simply love the little jealousy there and finally the show already ventured to that. Chae-kyung has some good use for today's episode. I love that we can see little changes to Shi-on (hugs). I don't know but when he pulled her from getting hit by a speeding car, I can't help but to feel giddy, no matter how many times we've seen scenes like that.
Thanks for the recap gummimochi!

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Lol same here! I felt much like YS, getting swept up despite myself. It doesn't hurt that Joo Won is one tall drink of water.

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Thank U for the recap. I was checking for it today every hour after hour. It was nice to see Shi-on coming out from his shell and take a chance in facing the world. And also I liked it that the opportunities presented to him to move on, to be that guy protecting what is his, were normal/everyday situations. Good Going, Show!

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thanks for the recap. ;)

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The comments on Viki were really negative towards the mother for leaving the girl alone in the park for a few minutes while she went to get drinks. The girl seemed old enough to do that given that the park seemed to be well trafficked. What do you all think?

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I would say I wouldn´t if I were the mother. First, it is dark. all sorts of hazy people on the move. Second, children are unpredictable. They might wonder off seeing something interesting full blown panic ensues. Third, what kind of DRINKS was she buying that the kid couldn´t tag along?

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If it were me, I wouldn't have left her alone, day or night. I would worry too much about the other people in the park to allow my young daughter to sit alone at night while I got some hot coffee/milk. Plus, I don't like crowds and/or going out alone, so I wouldn't want to separate because of that either.

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It would be one thing if Mom could see the bench from the hot chocolate stand, but I think the girl was too young to be left out of sight for that long. That, to me, was another piece of lazy writing. Mom had no reason to leave her daughter there rather than just take her with her to get the chocolate. It's not like the girl was tired or hurt or something.

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In this day and age, with all sorts of pedobears around, it was very thoughtless for that Mom to leave her daughter alone, even for a minute.

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There are predators around for people of all ages. I guess at what age is it ok? I mean, at some point you have to start giving your kids some independence and you have to teaching them how to behave and what to do when they are alone. The girl looked like she was about 8. That seemed to me like the right age to be leaving her along for a few minutes in a crowded place (which doesn't mean bad things don't happen, but they can happen at 20 too and nobody is suggesting that you don't let your kids out of your site at that age). When my dad was about 7 or 8 he was taking the NYC subway all over the city by himself, including taking his younger brother to doctor appointments. That was considered normal. Now it would be considered child abuse. But what's the right age?

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Child abuse... Whut ?? I'd understand if someone thought that was bad parenting but child abuse???? That's just reaching.

I think now a days, we're underestimating kids a tad too much. We're protecting them way too much. I think that as long as we teach them well, it would be good enough.

Personally, i don't think what the mother did was inappropriate. Yeah it was dark, but there were street lights. And no one really expects stabbers to just pop up everywhere. And eight is as good a time to let a child apply what his/her parents have taught him/her. "don't wander off...don't follow strangers... Etc etc." I mean, if one keeps his or her child beside him or her AT ALL TIMES the child might become clingy and totally dependent. And now, that's just "child abuse".

8 or 7 is when a child is officially in school and so i thought it was the best time to allow them to be alone in a public area.

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I have been watching this series as well as Master Sun... in the beginning Master Sun was interesting... but as the storyline develops- a story about healing , genuine caring, compassion and friendship and maybe romantic love... will always be better than a dark story ... and for this Good Doctor wins.

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Whew.. Since I cant watch ep. 15 yet.. And im really eager to know what happens next.. Thanks for the recap ^^

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First things first: WTF DRAMA??? I was screaming at my screen for Do Han not being the one getting stabbed (I just wanted it to go without anymore stabbing) but what do I know... He gets stabbed...and now I'm pissy -.-

Oh and... WORST COP EVER! Isn't it kind of an unwritten rule that when a victim SEES the attacker that it is likely he seeks the victim out again and that protection would be a good idea? Seriously...

Other than that > Less hospital politics = good episode again :) I was disappointed with last week's episodes because too much politics but this episode was to my liking again!

I love it how doc pomade and CK open up to SO (I got a good laugh out of doc pomade on the rooftop^^ way to undercut a moment with bird poop *lol*)

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I'm looking forward to see how Shi-on will possibly cure Kang's son. Solutions of many problems are brought to personal level. I agree with this idea.

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Thanks for the recap. I love it that yeonseo is getting jealous. I really want she and shion to be a pair.

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God must be partial to Doctor Pomade. He always sends signs to him, when his ego starts drawing fantasy pictures.

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Such a wide roof...

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It's good to see how Shi-On is affecting the lives of those around him, for the better. Finally, they're all growing up together.

Liking the way how the love angle between Shi-On and Yeon-So is developing. Shi-On seems to be the more mature and experienced one than Yeon-So.

I knew someone will be stabbed when that crazy guy appeared in the hospital -- but I thought it was Shi-On, not Do-Han. Didn't see that one coming...

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Thanks for the recap gummy... You're insights in every episode made it more inspiring and enjoyable.. I really appreciate you a lot...

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I think the writer want Shi-On to operate that little boy from US so Do-Han have to be stabbed.

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This and also Chae-kyung will get the chance to be by his side.

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Great theory. That makes a lot of sense because Shi On's already been told to "surpass" Do Han, and this would be his way as a doctor to do so.

However, with 5 episodes left, I'm not sure Shi On will be the surgeon that they will immediately go with. They might go with Dr. Go and Shi On might end up with an opportunity there. I don't think that the building of that friendship is entirely coincidental to their proximity as doctors.

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I think you're right. I was wondering how they'd get Shi On into the operating room since he's only a first year resident.

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Thoroughly enjoyed this episode...chuckled at Doc Pomade's exchanges with Shi-On, smiled broadly at the exchanges between Shi-On and Chae kyung and watching Dr. Do Han's cute scene with the toy stethoscope had me squealing with glee ...seems that Si On clicks well now with these folks and the rapport established is so enjoyable to watch!

Thanks very much, Gummi, for your wonderful recaps...always look forward to them! :)

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I liked the give and take in this episode. Like the thought process Dr Cha used in assessing the Boston and how the Professor used the stethoscope - both Shi On's influence. And the way Shi On stood up to his father and that he is the one pacing his contact that he has with his mother. Shi On is living independently in the adult world with a career, apartment, and relationships that he is learning how to address by being himself.

The bad adjussi seems a bit random and disjointed as a way to introduce the next obstacle to overcome, but I guess that's dramaland for you.

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Darn! I knew someone was gonna get it! I spent the whole episode yelling at Sion-ah not to get stabbed, and then as soon as Dohan got off that elevator, I was like "Noooooo, you can't get stabbed either!" And Sion is still in the room with Stabby at the end of the episode! Surely they won't hurt BOTH my boys!? Arrrrgh! At least that's the advantage of working at a hospital? You can get stabbed near lots of medical help. :(
Obviously, I'm not actually worried for Dohan in the long run- it's just a case of serial-killer-as-plot-device in order to get Sion in another position where Dohan can't help him. At least it's an interesting and suspenseful plot device and hopefully will lead to some more bromance at the same time as challenging Sion. Ah, bromance! (that stethoscope nearly killed me with its cuteness <3)

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I think the whole "stabber" character is a bit lame - seriously- a guy hovering around the hospital like that etc., but I get the point of that thread, so, ....ok.....

This episode was so good because of the conversations between people - good, heartfelt conversations and our Good Doctor is maturing and facing his fears and becoming strong.

Good job, Good Doctor! One of the better dramas out there.

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I loved this episode! My favorite scene was Do Han coming into the girl's room with the bear stethoscope; Shi On's reaction was too cute for words.

I think the show has finally gotten to the place that I wanted it to get to from the beginning, that is, that it has decided to focus on these relationships and the building of them. We've seen little snippets of that here and there, but now we're seeing it a lot more.

One of the biggest developments of episode 15 was the ability for Shi On to stand up against his father. I've been anxiously awaiting the moment where he flat out says "No, don't do that" since his dad came back. I can't wait to see how Shi On grows from here.

Lastly, as if I could forget it, I LOVE the interactions between Yeon Seo and Shi On in this episode. I'm glad they are on friendly terms again, but hopeful that the little dot of jealousy that Yeon Seo had is the start of something for these two romantically. However, I'll be content with a slow pace for that because making it too fast seems unrealistic (especially considering the progression of these relationships so far).

Can't wait for tonight!!

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How can U have Kdrama without the move-the-helpless-girl-out-of-the-way-from-crazy-car scene? Did anyone else notice Shi-On's posture straightened out in that scene? He looked mighty fine.

-About the stabber:
It seemed so random to have a guy at the park stab a girl riding her bicycle. And for what purpose? Was he gonna steal her bike?? Why not just push her off? Gee whiz

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I thought he said she was too noisy. She kept ringing the bell on her bike. Also I get that he is not right in the head but not completely crazy since he takes precautions to cover his face and get rid of the only person who saw his face.

Well, anyone who goes around stabbing people for what ever reason is not 'normal'.

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I remember watching an episode of the series TEN or TEN2 where a woman was stabbed to death brutually in front of a huge crowd and no one stepped up to save her. The victim and the assaulter had no prior relation whatsoever and he wanted to take her necklace or money. The girl begged everyone around to save her from that lunatic but no one stepped up and she was murdered in broad daylight. Years later people who were witnesses to the murder slowly started dying.
The point I am trying to emphasise by seeing these two random episodes is, maybe the writer wants to bring to attention that there are crimes happening with no prior intent or relation between the victim and the assaulter and instances like these might be frequent.

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Wait so have they completely dropped the loveline between Do Han and Yoon Seo? That was my reason for watching the show...

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ooooooo me tooo . .. . .. it would have been realistic .. .to me. . .. .i would fall for do han .. n treat shi on like a bro

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Chae-kyung's character is slighty reminiscent of Do Yeon's character from I Hear Your Voice. And my liking for her is exactly the same transition. I no longer see her as fake but see that she is genuine and I love how she has a soft spot for Si On now. If she were all that bad as portrayed from before, I don't think Do Han would take a second look at her or be in a relationship with her (unless she hid that image well though).

I really like the growing little "friendship" between Si On and Chae kyung and they definitely have more chemistry than Chaekyung with Do Han. I'm not rooting for them romantically, I love their friendship.

It's interesting and completely understandable that Yoon Seo was jealous but I'm still in the mindset that she loves Si On as a little brother. During the previous episodes with a lot of Do Han and Yoon Seo scenes, I did feel the writer wanted them together somehow. Now it -seems- like they dropped the loveline but we can't be sure. I mean Chae Kyung still can't recall her "good" memories with Do Han and there's a sense of unspoken passivity between them even with the crying scene and comforting. I still really like Yoon Seo and Do Han together, ever since the beginning.

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they are the best couple ever . . i mean if they can end up together . .. .both characters are very strong but they make it look like do han and CK will end up together in ep.16 .. which makes me sad. .because i want do han and YS to end up together soo bad

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thanks for the recap!! aww I just feel like thanking Yeon-Seo-ah because of her I saw Do Han's gorgeous smile again!! The mom leaving Yeon-Seo alone in the middle of the night seemed a bit forced to me... maybe because they wanted her to be the only witness.
Chae Kyung's scenes always made me roll my eyes because I cant sincerely understand why she would like to ruin her father's legacy but her genuine interactions with Si On make me like her a lot! I, in the beginning, wanted DoHan and Yoon Seo to be together but now I ship Si On+Yoon Seo.. I sincerely wish they dont pull a "I summon you gold" making us like Si On and Yoon Seo together to then make her and Do Han a couple...

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I kinda feel like this episode was lacking in some way... don't get me wrong, still enjoyed it but it felt like something was missing, ya know?

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Abs? Half-naked males?? Haha, just joking but people have been complaining about the lack of it.

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Si On will get the girl. That's the way it goes in K-Drama land. Maybe the writers will send him abroad for a year or so or there will be a separation during which his posture will straighten and he will be totally self-confidant and successful (in his autistic-savant way) and they will get together in the end. They are developing a relationship at the moment with some glimmers of possibility such as the hugging scene and saving from being hit by a car in this episode. The best laugh for me was when Shi On tells Pomade that he has ordered some beef noodle soups for him from the Home Shopping Network before they ran out. It is a pleasure to watch these actors and yes to less hospital politics and more character development.

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The "stabbing in the hospital room" scene gave me flashbacks to the E.R. episode with Lucy and Carter. TVPTSD.

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I find it hilarious that you said "worst cop ever." Clearly you haven't seen the cops from "I hear your voice" and "Two weeks." Now those are some moronic cops. At least in this one we only have to put up with it for one episode.

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Haha those were my immediate thoughts exactly! I find it funny that all these Korean shows usually mention that cops in their country are pretty high-flying, smart individuals, yet all the portrayals seem to suggest otherwise.

Even in this episode, apart from the cops catching Stabby, the blind date for Yeon Seo was said to be a cop, if i'm not wrong, and Shi On proceeded to revere him because of that job.

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why stop the loveline between YS and DH. ..to me they were the perfect couple .. ..in reality i know you cant control the person you fell in love with but in this situation i am helplessly fallin for DH because i cant seem to think of romantically link with someone like shi on with all his goodness and innocence . . . .but seems like DH and YS wont end up together afterall .. A BIG DISSAPOINTMENT.and seeing the mother leave the child alone late that nite??i was like WTF

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HOMG!! Why are people getting stab in the dramas I follow!! Don't you dare take super doc away from us show, DON'T YOU FREAKING DARE!!

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thanks for the recap!! i didn't know it's called a balloon bop bag till now! always only knew it by its chinese name "bu dao weng" which means "old man who doesn't topple" :D

anyway @gummimochi, i think Stabby didn't reveal himself by accident. her mum pulled the mask off while attempting to fight with him.

wow a doctor getting stabbed at a pediatric hospital by a murderer who somehow came back for the same child and decided he could somehow enter the room and get away with it? anything happens at this hospital!! and i had thought the wolf-child was over the top.

from the way Do han suddenly showed feelings for chae kyung, I totally don't buy it. I've no idea if these were the intentions of the writer or just poor writing, but I feel that Do han is simply settling. Maybe he knows Yoon Seo doesn't really have feelings for him anymore, while Chae kyung still does, and he decides to cast his own feelings aside. I don't mind it this way, since it does keep his ego in check.

I don't know why Do han and Yeon seo are talking as if they are selling their operation, when it's something novel which they have thought of and the Americans aren't going ahead with it. Instead of saying 'maybe they saw a setback', why don't you correspond with them and ask why they don't think it's a good idea? anyhow, i don't like how they're always convincing their patients on how good they are - just lay out the facts (risks, benefits) and let the results speak for themselves after the op!

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oh dear, i think my last para is more for episode 16! sorry i got it mixed up!

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This was a good episode, one of the best so far. I like that Shi-on stood up to his father. Everything about this show I enjoy, except the hospital politics. That I could do without.

I hope Do-han is okay!

Thanks for the recap, Gummimochi!

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