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Good Doctor: Episode 17

At its core, what makes Good Doctor shine isn’t the fancy doctoring or that all of its characters are necessarily good in a moral sense, but it’s in the relationships built between flawed characters who have nuggets of wisdom to teach each other. They say that laughter is the best medicine, and this episode is no exception, bringing in the laughs along with the tears to a series that continues to stir the heart and soothe the soul.

Good Doctor continues to be strong in the ratings pack as this episode hit 20.3%. Keep it up, Show.

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EPISODE 17 RECAP

In the morning, Shi-on swings by to pick In-hye up before work, just moments before In-hye collapse, unconscious. Thank goodness the hospital is just a stone’s throw away, and the doctors immediately get to work while unni cries silently.

Meanwhile, Chae-kyung seeks out president Lee, who is understandably angry about the betrayal. All she asks for is a chance to rectify her mistakes; not for the sake of the hospital, but for the people in it—her stepmother, above all.

Yoon-seo beats herself up over having In-hye sleep over at her place, given her current critical state. She’s told that In-hye’s intestinal shock was inevitable, but the words do little to alleviate her worries.

That’s when Do-han arrives to rip a new one into his team, blaming each of them in turn for putting their patient in danger. Then Doctor Kim drops in to yell at Do-han—what will they do if In-hye doesn’t recover in time for her surgery? He warns Do-han to keep his patient alive.

The team gathers around In-hye’s bedside to apologize to In-young, who only blames herself for driving her sister to this point.

Do-han checks in on Assistant Chief Kang’s little boy (with his handy toy stethoscope, heh), and smiles warmly at the boy’s dream to become a pro baseball player when he grows up.

The boy offers up his most valued baseball as a present to thank Do-han in advance for his surgery. Do-han accepts it, though, reluctantly, and then takes the boy’s hand in his, squeezing it tight. Just outside, Assistant Chief Kang witnesses the entire heartwarming exchange.

Afterward, he speaks with Do-han outside to relay his plans to have his son see a renowned pediatrician in Japan. Do-han accepts his decision without argument, adding that he’s glad to be left to remember the assistant chief as a caring father.

Chae-kyung is surprised when Shi-on returns the sweater she bought him the other day. At his insistence that he can’t accept such an expensive gift, she wonders if there’s another reason. Is there someone who’s jealous that she got him a present, perhaps?

Shi-on’s mouth drops, all, How did you know?! Hehehe.

Amused, Chae-kyung says his crush must have feelings for him after all. Why else would she be upset about it? Shi-on asks if that’s true, and Chae-kyung laughs, saying she was just pulling his leg.

Shi-on pouts in response, telling her that he’s about to dislike her a teensy bit, and then runs off. D’aww, their budding friendship really is just downright adorable.

Next stop on the cutesy train, Nurse Nam finds herself daydreaming about Nurse Jo, only to snap herself out of it a minute later. Nurse Jo pops in just then to teasingly ask if she’s thinking of him, to which she says no in her usual half-snippy half-denial tone.

Nurse Jo brings up the topic about the hospital’s annual play, and takes it upon himself to arrange the staff play to put on for the kids. Cute.

As Do-han self-treats his stab wound, I’m really starting to worry about how it will affect his work. Doctor Choi feels the same, reminding him that self-care is necessary in order to provide adequate care to their patients.

Do-han worries about the hospital takeover plans, but moreso than that, Doctor Choi is more concerned about whether the hospital will fall into the wrong hands. That’s why principles are so important, Doctor Choi stresses: “Principle is like a sheath. Although it can’t cut anything on its own, it can cover [the knife’s] sharpness, so it doesn’t hurt anyone.”

Shi-on sits beside In-hye’s beside. As he thinks of his dream of seeing her happy and healthy, he lets out a troubled sigh.

Do-han tells Yoon-seo to focus her efforts elsewhere when he finds her still analyzing the assistant chief’s son’s case. Then he winces from the pain in his side, something that Yoon-seo doesn’t miss. She worries about a possible infection, but he brushes it off as nothing.

Shi-on is approached by the mysterious father in the previous episode who now reveals himself as one of Shi-on’s old childhood bullies. (Great job on your keen deduction, everyone!) The name brings up bitter memories of Hyung as the anger wells up within him.

Once they’re alone, the bully comes clean about how he couldn’t work up the courage to talk to Shi-on when he saw him the other day. He feels terribly sorry about what happened in the mines so many years ago, and he knows this apology comes far too late.

Because of that, he feels that his moral punishment has manifested itself in his son’s illness. But Shi-on angrily tells him not to say that; the boy’s sickness has nothing to do with his wrongdoings.

Filled with remorse, the childhood bully pleads with Shi-on to forgive him. Shi-on walks away without another word. Kudos to the bully for owning up to his wrongs, but you can’t blame Shi-on for being unable to accept his apology right away.

Do-han sees Shi-on sitting by himself, deep in thought, and tells him to get back to work. But before he does, Shi-on asks whether he should forgive someone if they admit their wrongs.

It depends on the person, Do-han tells him—if they’re looking to clear their own guilty conscience, then no, but it’s okay if it’s sincere. Shi-on says he isn’t sure, so Do-han tells him that it’s simple: just take a look at how they’ve lived their lives afterward.

Shi-on walks back to the staff room in a daze when Yoon-seo literally snaps him out of it. She asks if he’s free tonight so she can buy him dinner, using the excuse that she won a free meal. Mmhm o-kay.

Cut to: cheers and streamers as Yoon-seo and Shi-on sit at their table while the employees goad them to kiss already. Ha. After she shoos them away, she mentions that she totally didn’t know her prize was intended for couples. Snerk, I’m sure you didn’t.

None the wiser, Shi-on says it’s all right; he’s just happy with his steak dinner. So Yoon-seo oh-so-casually remarks that the waiters want them to kiss after the meal, looking up at him with innocent doe-like eyes, all, “What are you going to do about it?” HAHAHA, I love how the music cuts out at that exact moment.

Then she sours when Shi-on says that he won’t do it because he was taught that only marrieds kiss each other, a notion that she finds completely old-fashioned.

He asks when and where people should kiss then. Dropping her utensils, she answers: “Anywhere and anytime; whenever you feel like it!” Oh, she is so enjoying this, and let’s be honest, so am I.

Do-han brings Chae-kyung to the surgical observation desk in an effort to help her recover some happy memories. Aw, that’s sweet. This was where he confessed his feelings towards her, he reminds her, and Chae-kyung ahhs in recollection.

He seems a bit hurt that she doesn’t remember his exact words, but he repeats them anyway about how he’s sick of being alone. After a few seconds of awkward silence, she asks: “That’s it?” Do-han: “Yeah.” Ha, maybe it was better off forgotten.

They laugh about it, and Chae-kyung wonders why she previously thought his confession was impressive. Do-han answers that she probably found him more impressive than his words.

She agrees to that, adding that perhaps good memories can’t be expressed with words. Do-han jokes that he thinks that’s true too, and describes his memory of her with anatomy descriptors.

Back at the restaurant, Yoon-seo asks if Shi-on talks to Jin-wook about each other’s love lives. Shi-on says that they do, but he hasn’t mentioned his own confession to Yoon-seo. She asks why not—didn’t he want to talk to someone about it?

Shi-on admits that he wanted to but didn’t, out of respect for the person he likes. “Because I’m different than other people. That person will be made fun of by other people. My friends were teased, too. So it was better to be alone. It was easier to be teased by myself.”

Jin-wook finds In-young in the hallway to update her on her sister’s condition. She stops him before he leaves to sleep well, and the hint of concern catches him off-guard.

She tells him that she’ll become a burden to others after this surgery, and thus it will be difficult to date people. So she asks that he ends his feelings for her here.

Jin-wook swallows hard before he asks if In-young feels like her sister is a burden. He knows that she doesn’t, and he feels the same way about her.

Next thing we know, Jin-wook is tickle-wrestling Shi-on on the sofa for his big mouth. Keke. He thanks Shi-on anyway for helping him get out his feelings in the open, since a painful love is still considered love.

In-hye finally wakes, and the first words that come out of her mouth are that she felt like she had died. She apologizes to both Shi-on and Yoon-seo, and he gently tells her that she needs to be more careful from now on.

Near tears, In-hye says that she doesn’t want to die, and he wipes the tears from her eyes. Then Shi-on sees his childhood bully lovingly sit beside his son’s bedside.

So when he and Do-han check in to confirm the boy’s surgery, Shi-on also adds his well-wishes, referring to his bully as a hometown friend. Aww.

The former bully thanks Shi-on afterward, referring to his child as his only hope. Shi-on asks if they’re really friends, and the bully says of course—he was an awful friend to Shi-on when they were young, but now he’s indebted to him

“Then I’ll forgive you,” Shi-on answers. Now it’s his turn to give a condition: that he raise his son to be strong and healthy. Overwhelmed with gratitude, the bully hugs Shi-on tightly.

Another child is wheeled into the emergency room; this time a little boy who collapsed in gym class with a complaint of stomach pain. Shi-on is excused to respond to the case, and calls for backup. Hahaha, it’s Doctor Pomade to the rescue!

The CT scans show the intestines are pressing up against the lungs, which means they must operate immediately. But Doctor Pomade says it’s too late—the patient will go into cardiac arrest if they open him up.

When the pediatric team gets wind of the case, Yoon-seo offers to do the exploratory surgery herself, to everyone’s surprise. It’s basically a repeat of her very first surgery, but this time Doctor Pomade racks his brains for an alternative.

But then he looks down at his hands, and it triggers him to order Shi-on to get the operating room ready, stat. So you can imagine Yoon-seo’s surprise when she hears Doctor Pomade has decided to go ahead with the surgery himself.

They don’t know that Yoon-seo has already left, so Doctor Pomade assign Shi-on to assist him as the only two pediatric surgeons available. It’s actually pretty frightening to see the fear wash over on the department head’s face as the patient goes into cardiac arrest as soon as they open him up.

So Doctor Pomade hurries to move the intestines manually as critical seconds tick by. He eventually gets them loose with Shi-on’s help, but now they’ve lost a heartbeat.

They get out the defibrillator just as Yoon-seo and Do-han peer in outside. They induce the first charge. Nothing. Second charge. Nothing.

Doctor Pomade starts to panic, and then he performs manual CPR. And to their great relief, the boy’s heart starts beating again. Now in the clear, they perform the rest of the surgery without a hitch, earning Doctor Pomade a round of praise from both Do-han and Shi-on.

When Shi-on checks up on the assistant chief’s son, the little boy asks if he knows anything about baseball. Shi-on doesn’t but wants to learn, and the boy beams at the idea that there are things he can teach a clever doctor like him.

The residents go out for some grub, and they all remark on Doctor Pomade’s marked change in behavior. Then they laugh about their department head’s budding friendship with the maknae resident.

Doctor Pomade now sees his patients with a warm smile. After the patient leaves, Il-kyu starts to ask the senior doc a question, but we don’t get to hear what it is.

Yoon-seo sighs when she sees In-hye’s fever still hasn’t gone down at her next checkup. In-hye tells her that it isn’t her fault, and then she asks if she knows how much she’s loved by Shi-on.

The thing about love, In-hye says, is that it’s easier to spot when it’s small. “The bigger it is, the harder it is to see.” Maybe that’s why she wasn’t see her sister’s love for her before, and that might be why it’s hard for Yoon-seo to see, too.

Then we catch up to Il-kyu and Doctor Pomade, who are out at a pojangmacha over drinks. Il-kyu musters up the courage to ask why Doctor Pomade gave him high marks when he was in danger of failing med school.

He wonders if his mother bribed Doctor Pomade, but is then told the truth: “Because you reminded me of myself.”

Doctor Pomade confesses that he once was in Il-kyu’s shoes: he was surrounded by geniuses, but still wanted to become a surgeon. He knows his method was unethical, but he saw too much of himself in Il-kyu and he saw the potential in him to become a good doctor.

There wasn’t anyone to do that for him at that time, Doctor Pomade adds, and they drink.

Shi-on yawns on his way out of the hospital after getting the night off. He then sees Il-kyu and Doctor Pomade passed out drunk across the street. Cut to: both men sleeping in Shi-on’s bed, possibly nekkid.

They bolt up, startled, and immediately think the worst. Then their host Shi-on says their clothes are in the wash and breakfast is ready.

Assistant Chief Kang finds his son’s hospital room empty that morning. That’s because he’s busy playing with the other kids, a sight that brings a warm smile to his parents’ faces.

Yoon-seo whines at her mother over the phone, refusing to go the seon arranged for that evening. She runs into Shi-on on her way out, saying she’s meeting some schoolmates instead.

She bears through the date just enough to be pleasant, and then runs out of there, stumbling in her high heels and dress. Then I love how she returns to the hospital and stands there for a long minute, waiting for Shi-on to notice her.

She finally calls out to him, and Shi-on gapes in surprise, saying how she looks like a pretty news anchorwoman. She drops telling hints that she met up with her Voldemort seon, waiting for a flash of jealousy from Shi-on.

But Shi-on doesn’t seem the least bit upset, and she points out that she lied about where she was going earlier. But Shi-on says that that’s okay too, and she pouts. Yeah, I think you’re going to have to work harder than that.

He does, however, point out that it’s the first time she’s dressed up at the hospital, and she asks if he’s really not upset. He says he isn’t, but pouts a little after Yoon-seo leaves.

Assistant Chief Kang’s son tells him that he really likes this hospital, and that he feels almost as happy as he was before he got hurt. He asks if his father remembers when they changed schools because of a famous baseball coach, but ended up transferring back because the lesser-known coach made him feel more at ease.

It’s the same thing now, because he felt sicker when he was in Boston. Assistant Chief Kang’s eyes well up with tears at those words and steps outside with a heavy heart.

So then he requests for Do-han to perform the surgery on his son. Do-han asks after the reason behind the man’s change of heart.

It’s partly because his son wants it, he answers, “I wanted someone to fulfill my hope. But it turns out, I had to choose my hope. No one could choose it for me. My anxiety as a father caused my son to give up on his choice to hope. That realization is the reason why I’ve changed my mind.”

He dearly hopes that this surgery will be a success, but he does ask for one thing: that his little boy’s case and the hospital politics are two different things. Do-han echoes that sentiment.

Dad wheezes in his hospital bed, wondering why Shi-on hasn’t come to see him lately. Uh, maybe ’cause you’re a terrible father? But Mom says their son is a busy doctor with other patients to care for.

Dad is somehow even more unpleasantly annoying as ever, even as he asks his wife to help him up… and then collapses back onto the bed.

The pediatric team assess the risks to the assistant chief’s son’s surgery, where the inserted catheter could fall in and cause the spinal fluid to leak. Eek. However, the neurosurgeon seems confident about the procedure… which can only mean that something dreadful is going to happen.

The catheter insertion portion is a success, but Yoon-seo notices Do-han wince in pain. But Do-han grits through it and picks up the scalpel. Accccck, I can’t watch!

But thankfully before he makes the first cut, Do-han doubles over in pain.

COMMENTS

Gah, I knew that damn stab wound was going to come back to bite him sooner or later! In retrospect, with no pressing medical emergencies around, Do-han could have taken a day off to rest, but then I suppose there’d be no drama. Maybe he needs a suspension to keep the workaholic away from the hospital, but we all know how that worked out last time.

Nevertheless, I still found this episode to be engaging, entertaining, and even funny at times when I literally laughed out loud. So it’s nice to know that the show can balance its Super Important medical cases—which swing in and out like a revolving door, mostly—with heartwarming relationships between the majority of our characters, even giving us unlikely pairings.

Though brief, I like that we spent some time with one of Shi-on’s childhood bullies, who has thankfully done away with his bullying ways. Even though he feels such remorse towards Shi-on for what happened to Hyung (and sincere apologies in of itself are so rare in dramaland), I can’t blame Shi-on for simply walking away at first when he’s carried over a decade’s worth of grief, bitterness, and anger. But I’m still glad that their reconciliation came pretty swiftly, and that Shi-on was able to reach a point to move on from his painful past.

I also like how we’re seeing Doctor Pomade and Il-kyu step up to take the spotlight. For a few moments, I did wonder why Doctor Pomade seemed so frantic in the operating room when Shi-on mentioned his well-worn surgical hands. But adding a few more pieces into the puzzle including his history of being able to barely survive in his career, his anxiety and his colleagues’ dismissal of his authority began to make sense. The decision to go ahead with the surgery anyway despite his fears of malpractice is a turning point of his character, and thus he really did earn the respect and praise from his cohorts.

His story helped to shed more light upon Il-kyu’s situation, and I’m glad to see that the extra oomph towards his residency candidacy troubles him. Although I understand Doctor Pomade’s reasons for seeing potential in Il-kyu, I don’t agree with the ethics behind the decision since you still have to think of the risk to patient care if you have an incompetent doctor with a scalpel. The same could be said with Shi-on’s beginnings at the hospital, so what I can take away in this explanation is that Doctor Pomade is aware of his unethical decision, and that this is an optimistic, idealistic medical world where virtually everyone gets a second chance.

So while I appreciate these minor plotpoints that tie up our past, I do wish we spent a bit more time on In-hye, especially after her medical scare. There’s still time to address her relationship with her sister, but I admit that I was greedy to dig more into her brush with death, and how Shi-on’s dream played a part in that. Therefore, it felt pretty anti-climactic to come into an episode thinking, “Is she gonna make it?!” only to learn minutes later that she is, and then refocus more screentime to other budding relationships which are still heartwarming, but less satisfying in the moment.

Speaking of more satisfying relationships, I love how Yoon-seo has begun to question whether her feelings for Shi-on is more than just a lovable dongsaeng. To be honest, I would have been just as happy if this relationship never ventured into romantic territory, but I also enjoy her attempts to fish for some jealous reactions out of Shi-on. Plus, it looks like with Do-han and Chae-kyung’s relationship back on track, the possibility of Do-han and Yoon-seo looks like a boat slowly disappearing into the horizon. I know; it breaks my heart, too.

But moreso than who gets together with whom, I do enjoy that we explore love in a way that’s so much more than between lovers. We see that love among colleagues, among family members, among friends, and among broken hearts where they’re all looking for a way on how to love, and it always starts by opening up your heart to love.

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Thank you for the recap!

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I knew that picture of Shi-on with a giant bow would be the 'cover'. :D

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Thank you for recap gummy :) do u know finally joowon sing for ost good doctor? This is good news for me because I like his voice very much <3

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Very good news. Waiting for it!

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This episode made me LOL during the morning-after scene XD

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Oh and thanks for the recap :)

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sooooooooooooo sad for my Do Han and Yoon Seo . ..it seems like their almost-romance ship has sailed. It wouldn't be a korean drama after all if the two perfect characters fall in love . . .

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I agree. I thought they were much better suited! I actually hoped In-Hye would wind up with him (10 years in the future!!)

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Me too. I ship In Hye with Shi On, 10 years down the road, when they are both grown up. Hee.

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i wish the writer's mind rolls like ours did

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Thank You Gummimochi .. . you rock . .:)

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Why on earth is Mom standing beside Wife-beater's bed, while he is sleeping? Is she waiting for him to wake up and beat her? Sure enough, he wakes up and is the nasty bastard that he has always been.
And why is she calling out for the nurses when he doubles over in pain? Let him feel the pain, which probably is not half as much as that he bestowed upon his wife and child.
Better yet, let him die right then and there.

I'm worried about In-Hye. Is she gonna die? If not, why did Shi On dream of her all in white with a butterfly to her side? Butterfly=soul of the departed. She dies. In Young won't have to give IH her intestines. IY can then date Handsome Doc?? Is that where we r going?

The restaurant called up to inform Cha that she has won the Lucky Draw when she left her B-card in the pot. Hence the free couple dinner. Cute.

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Mom is just fulfilling her wife's duty, nothing more than that.

In some people the sense of duty is stronger than the urge to act on emotions (or should I say 'deeper'?) Especially that she has already had bad experience of deviating from her duty (she left her son), so she knows how it feels afterwards. In other words, she is not creating the situation that would make her feel faulty in the future. Let Destiny be the judge.

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Kumi,
I agree that family duties exist even outside of loving relationships but It is not a wifely duty to stand faithfully by the side of your abuser. In fact, Mom is committing a sin against herself. Isn't she a human being with her own worth? Is she fulfilling her own potential and human purpose by suupoting Evil Dad?

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Hi, Houston Twin.
In this context the human being is the Mom/Wife, not the Cop/Prosecutor.
Just like a good doctor would render help to anybody suffering, even to a criminal, a good Mom /Wife would take care of her son/husband, be they physically disabled or evil. It doesn't mean she's supporting his abusive tendencies. This is just a way to burn reactions of one's bad lot.
Yes, human worth is also in keeping oneself free of wrongs.

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Tendencies? You call that tendencies? If Shi On's dad isn't a textbook case of all out abusive behaviour, then I don't know who is...

I don't see how basically enabling a criminal to continue his criminal behaviour towards you is "keeping oneself free of wrongs". Psychologically it might make sense that she is sticking around (although she obviously has left her husband once before), but morally? Not at all.

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I agree. It's not that she's waiting for Dad to hurt her, she's just doing her duties. That's how good her heart is. I mean, why would she abandon him for years if she wanted that? Let's all remember that they were married. She married him because she loved him. And the sense of duty from that surfaced especially now that Dad is dying. That sense of duty kicked up a notch. What kind of heart will still abandon a dying husband anyway. She's a really good wife and mother. That's that.

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Her duties as a punching bag? Sorry, I don't buy that.

And yet if you look at the news, that attitude is a lot more common than you might think, even in the US. It has long been a tenet among cops that when they arrest a wife beater, the most likely one to try and stop them is the abused wife.

The "destiny" of most abused spouses is pretty grim if they stick around. There is no such thing as "destiny" - there are good decisions and bad decisions.

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Then I wonder why nobody so far has decided to put an end to earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, old age, diseases and, finally, death? ;)

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Those are not so easy to end, but something can be done about what humans do to others. And I don't buy into that "preordained destiny" crap, where you have no control over your life.

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Kumi,
Victims of abuse often see themselves as flawed. They think that if they were good enough their abuser would love them. They see themselves as deserving of abuse and try to placate their abuser. A victim might call this duty but it is really a kind of guilt...they feel guilty for hating their abuser or for not being able to mend their broken relationship. Sometimes victims even feel sorry for their abuser..."Poor Dad, he is so unhappy, that's why he beats me!"
Someone who stands by their abuser needs help - counseling or even an intervention.

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It is hard to speak on such issues because the reasons why some people abuse and why some accept abuse is deeper and so complicated. personally not judging, I think that when a woman has young children that needs protecting, her first obligation before wife is that of a mother so I find it hard to accept a woman staying idle while her child is being abused in any form.

I openly acknowledge that I am not or would be a good constructive wife to a wife beater and I would not be a very good citizen in any misogynistic society. I think that under the right situation violence can only be tempered with violence, the person that has nothing more to lose stands a better chance of winning.

I would never have gotten the opportunity to be at his death bed because I would have killed him slowly the first time he laid a hand on me. If I was too afraid about what would happen to my kids after I go to jail (as some abused women give this as a reason for staying) and he was still alive I can guarantee that he would not try it a second time. The first time he hit my child all bets would be off and I would wash my face with his blood. Yes, I would have been in jail so visiting him in the hospital would be a moot point.
There is nothing good about tolerating abuse from anyone and tolerating it is not a sign of good wife, good person or karma believer. If a woman is getting abused, it will never stop until you are dead or a cowering shadow of yourself and most importantly a bad example for your kids. that is as sympathetic as I can get There are too many stories in the papers.

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Human minds are complicated, you cannot just simply understand the reasoning behind her care for her abusibe husband, though I'm 100 percent with you that the abuse should not be tolerated. Who knows what she is thinking? One time I saw a man slapping his wife on the street, some people tried to help her by restricting the husband but to my surprise she started hitting the helpers demanding to let her husband go...After that incident I came to a conclusion you cannot understand how a human mind works...

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. .anywhere and anytime??haha silly yoon seo :)
shi-on and yoon seo couple are sure good for our hearts <3 top-notch actors!!:))

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Take it from me, that is probably going to be the reasoning behind Shi On's and Yoon Seo's kiss first kiss! ;)

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Aaaa Dr Pomade! Our bionic hero!!!

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I lol during that segment

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Me 2. Love love that seen.

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That was a super funny moment...kudos to whoever thought of filming it that way. :-)

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Thank you for the recap, I really love this drama and how real the characters are, especially yoon seo and shi on :)

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Doctor Pomade's hair after he woke up was the highlight for me. I couldn't get over it! hahaha

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thanks for the recap gummimochi :)

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Such agood good drama

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I am liking this show, but not the main pairing. I don't see any chemistry between them. Am I the only one who doesn't see it?

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Love the recaps! I've been following them as avidly as the show. The stethoscope is just a real cute pediatric stethoscope, not a toy one. Our pediatrician has one like it.

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i went to the doctor just now and saw a green coloured one! all this while, i thought it was a fake one! haha

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That's adorable! ...And now I want one.

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Yes, they make tools like this to look them less intimidating for kids.

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dr pomade to the rescue! together with his trustworthy sidekick, park shi on. "to the operating room!" *cue batman nanananana music*

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oh, and what on earth was chaekyung wearing?

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Dry leaves and tree bark. An attire of true yogis...

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I loved how his hair flew when he was rushing to his sidekick, lol.

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Thanks for the recap..i really love today's episode. This day's episode is making me hope that somehow, their will be a romantic relationship between Sion and Dr, Cha ^_^

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This episode made me laugh, awe and amazed! Love this episode.

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Thanks for the recap.!! I really enjoyed today's episode. ^_^

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I am not on board the YS-SO boat.. like u know they have a more of the noona dongsaeng feel... well looking at how the story was defining Shi On.. she should just be her first crush... one that makes him feel giddy and leave happy memories and nothing more.. better of it wouldhave been DoHan and YeonSeo... I find their pairing more charged...

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yayyyyyyyyyyyyyy . .yes same here

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I'm telling you guys...Good Doctor is a great drama and all, but if it was all about the explosion of bromance in the One Hospital in Seoul with Shi On at the center of it all, then this would have been the drama of the year for me. I get such a kick out of Shi On dragging drunk surgeons to his apartment, getting them in bed nekkid, and then feeding them hangover soups, LOL.

Aside from that, I'm slowly warming up to the OTP....even I would have preferred more of a sibling love but with the way these two are being so cute with their hidden feelings, I don't mind the romance as much now. Still, I hope the romance continues to stay low-key as it is.

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Thanks for the recap and i'm glad we have good doctor more than ever now that Joo Won is leaving 1n2d. I just hope he has another drama soon.

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I haven't been keeping up with 1N2D. Is it true he's leaving the show? That's pretty sad, yet understandable. Yes, let's all keep our fingers crossed! :)

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Yeah, sadly its true. I just saw the new reports and just when the show is getting better, this happens.

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Aack! Like the plumber whose pipes leak, or the painter whose house paint is peeling, so Is The doctor whose wound is infected. Good grief professor, take a day off. No one is so indispensable that one cannot rest to recover properly.

Loved the couple dinner, so sweet! And the double whammy hangover boys, so pathetic. 2 peas in a pod, as it turns out. Add Si On's childhood friend whose son is sick to the hospital beds already filled with staff family members, and the background music should have been "it's a small world after all."

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This episode was sad, cute and funny in one shot.

Si On is a saint to forgive his classmate who bullied him mercilessly in the past.

Dr. Pomade who I thought was bad in the beginning is starting to be a nice doctor and a friend to Si On after all.

Yeon Soo trying to get a rise from Si On is cute. Why is she making such an effort when supposedly she already refused his confession? Is looking like a news anchor lady a compliment?

Any chance of romance between Do Han and Yeon Soo is gone. Maybe Yeon Soo can't see the forest for the trees and will finally find it with Si On who been waiting all this time for her.

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Thanks GM for the recap.

Not a big one for med dramas but I really enjoyed this episode. As you said it was episode which showed the sweetness between the hospital staff.

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grrrrr y did the employees forgot to go back n pester them for the kiss?!?!?

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i just finished watching epis 16 & dr cha sounds very jealous that the lady chairman bought him an expensive sweater hahaha that spoke volumes!
LOL so cute with a giant bow hahaha luv JW

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I am sorry, cannot concentrate on this review, cause....what the hell is that brown thing on Chae-Kyung.

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i'm OK with the loveline for each cast. I'm glad that there's no love triangle or square. Yes, we can only see and feel love, love, love all around the Good Doctor and i'm loving it.

I think i'm not making sense, i'm blaming it to too much work! thank you G for the recap and breaking the stress =)

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I loved it! :D
And I like the way they handle the "love story" between the main characters, it's so sweet to see them act confused but caring about the other...Probably this will lead to nothing but a friendship between YS and SO, but still, I'm enjoying this cuteness overflow so much!

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is the father/bully from shion's childhood the same guy from episode 10 that encouraged shion in that dreamy scene? i can't tell but they kinda look alike....hmm....

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Nope I don't think so... that dreamy scene absolutely hyung.. not the bullies

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Well at least Do Han doesn't end up alone as compared to other second leads who do. And at least Chae Kyung is also more likeable now too

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I actually really enjoy the chae kyung-do han pairing tbh. I might be the only one who feels this way haha but it is hopeful and sweet how their love rekindles after so long. They're equivalent to a married couple re-finding their love for each other and I think that is something that not many dramas have. Usually (though I am not generalising) in other dramas, once love fades, it ends. New beau, new love triangle. But in this case, I am actually glad to see do han and chae kyung not giving up on their love. :)
In other news, I really enjoy the whole jin wook- in young pairing. Though my gut feeling says that they won't be having a happy ending... :( but we never know haha.
All in all, I truly enjoy Good Doctor and Joo Won's acting never fails to impress me.

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But did they really love each other though...? Honestly, I found Chae kyung-do han as an excuse of Yoon seo-do han not happening because it must be the main characters. There was 0 chemistry and they never played back their happy memories together... I don't know I feel like them rekindling their love seems rushed, without any realizations why they were on a break.

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Do Han pairs so well with Yoon Seo .. .

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hmmm while it may seem like they do not have the spark that DH and YS seemingly have, they definitely do love each other since they were engaged to start with. to me, rekindling their love feels like part of the process where CK and DH figure themselves out? like despite all the madness going around them, they have decided to hold onto the constant they found in each other? and a probable reason why their past memories weren't shown might have been part of them wanting to recreate new memories for the both of them. I don't think their love for each other ever faded away. It felt more of the love being lost within all the hospital politics, surgeries, priorities and hustle and bustle of their everyday lives. The love just needed to be found again and I think that while it might have seemed rush and all (the whole rekindling process), it was smooth and natural in the sense that all they had to do was to slow down and realise that hey, I still love you.
To me (it is okay if you do not agree :) ), DH never really had any romantic longing for YS. She was the friend, dongsaeng and colleague who has been through a lot with him and understands him in ways no one else does (probably because they have been through turmoils together before). He does love her, but in more of a platonic, sunbae kind of way. While it is undeniable that they have the chemistry and fieriness, I feel that romance isn't what DH looks for in her, and I think that as the years went by (from YS' almost-confession), she figured herself out a lot more and did move on from DH.
These are just my 2 cents worth haha. It is totally okay if you don't agree with me haha :)

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Its a wishful thinking that they had not created the engagement between DH and CK . .and no romance at all between YS and Shi On .. ... . and let the romance tension just stick with DH and YS. .. .. . . .but DH playing all sweet will be hilarious to me because he's always looking too serious .. . . Love him

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I think that the serious guy WAS swayed by his sweet hoobae, at the time when his engagement had turned very very cold. If Si On didn't exist, and the lady hadn't started to unknowingly grow feelings for him, it would have been very easy for the two to develop something.

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I really love how Good Doctor is progressing with all the character development! It's so corny good but when I see the team do good work it gives me a warm cozy feeling. :P
I can't wait to see Yoon Seo get crazy feelings for Shi Hon!!

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That is just CREEPY. How can the writer decide to keep pushing forward with the story line when it clearly is not working? There is not enough time to further Park Si On's progress to the point where its believable - nor permissible by anyone's standards. A woman with the emotional maturity of an Adult - no matter how much they are currently trying to fill the gap by pushing her youthful 'immaturity' -coupling with a man with the maturity of an early aged teenager at best - whom throughout the story line finds more in common both physically and emotionally with children and still does - is nothing short of abusive. If I were Park's mother I would be doing everything in my power to preserve his innocence ans his natural rate of development. The thought that an experienced adult would be engaging in a 'love story' which presumably includes physical intimate contact with my child-like son is appalling. Shame. Shame.

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I watched a k movie called herb which had the same kind of storyline, instead of the man it had a woman with child brain and she fell in love with a regular man, I liked that movie very much so I don't have any problem with these kind of romance storylines, I think these kind of concepts have been done before in American movies...

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He is not that child-like anymore. He loves her as a man. A very innocent man, but in many ways he is starting to act more mature than many of the so-called "adults". There are all sorts of love in the world. If you were a mother, you would deprive your son of sex forever, just because he has a tinge of autism?
I know of a family with a - fully autistic - son, a case in which he doesn't speak at all, only sings, doesn't communicate, he has sudden bursts of rage etc. and has to be cared for 24/7. Well, it may surprise you but he had normal sexual urges, so strong that they had to arrange for a sex worker.

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Did anyone else find it kind of perfect Blurred Lines was playing in the background at the restaurant? Not that I approve of the song, but....

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