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Beautiful Mind: Episode 11

Cuteness abounds in this episode as the murder mystery and conspiracy takes a slight backseat, shifting the focus to Young-oh’s emotional growth and the bonds he creates with the people around him in his own brash, blunt way. It feels like every moment of laughter and sweetness has been well earned for both the audience and Young-oh, and we can only hope that going forward, our unemotional yet empathetic hero gets to enjoy many more of these lighter moments before the final curtain falls.

 

 
EPISODE 11 RECAP

A teenaged Young-oh watches his classmates weep as a beloved teacher says her farewell. She goes around the class, affectionately teasing and comforting the students. When one girl bursts into tears and hugs her, Young-oh wonders what is so sad about the teacher’s advice: “Don’t sleep in class.” He examines the kids around him and tries to mimic the facial arrangements of sadness, hoping a tear will slide out.

As he tries his best, his teacher comes around to his desk. She hugs him and thanks him for trying to rein in his tears like a big boy. Young-oh thinks wistfully to himself that he knows everything about tears — down to their chemical composition and density — but he has never been able to learn how to cry.

In the present, Young-oh tells a startled Jin-sung that he has begun to love her. He prompts her to tell him her feelings but Jin-sung laughs awkwardly, cornered, and says that she doesn’t know. Young-oh reacts with confused frustration. How can Jin-sung — his emotional Wi-Fi — not know? Jin-sung admits sheepishly that he’s right, and agrees to give him an answer immediately.

But at this, Young-oh suddenly lets out a nervous gasp, and hurriedly calls up the hospital to ask if there are any emergency cases for him to take on. Then he hangs up, and tells Jin-sung that he can’t hear her answer just now, since the hospital just called with an emergency.

Amused, Jin-sung points out that she just saw him calling the hospital, but Young-oh claims that who called isn’t the point — the important thing is that there’s an emergency, so he absolutely can’t hear her answer right now. Jin-sung tries to stop him, but he tells her to take her time, and not just give the first answer that comes to mind. Jin-sung laughs to herself as Young-oh hurries away.

At the hospital, a partially paralyzed pregnant woman is refusing surgery, since the anesthesia might harm her unborn child. Young-oh orders the staff to get obstetrics to deliver the baby early, after which he will operate to relieve the brain hemorrhage causing the paralysis. But the patient becomes agitated at the thought of the child being born at twenty-nine weeks.

A woman arrives with the patient’s two children, and Nurse Jang, thinking she’s family, explains to the woman that the patient must have surgery immediately. When she hears that inducing labor would be necessary, the woman exclaims that it would be too dangerous for the baby. The patient begins to cry, and admits that the baby she’s carrying isn’t hers. She’s a surrogate to a couple that’s paying her to deliver a healthy child.

The resident with a crush on Lee Shi-hyun, Resident Yang, meets his middle school frenemy in the hospital elevator. Apparently, he would steal Resident Yang’s basketball shoes whenever he wore a new pair to school.

His friend seems a little embarrassed by it now, but jokes that if he hadn’t done that, Resident Yang would have been playing basketball now instead of being a doctor. Resident Yang laughs and agrees. Suddenly, his friend collapses on the floor. Initially thinking it was just a joke, the resident is startled when he sees blood seeping out from under his friend’s prone head. He quickly takes him to the emergency ward and stitches up his head wound.

Young-oh and Nurse Jang find out that the woman with the pregnant patient’s children is actually an agent who arranges surrogate mothers for couples who can’t have children. Rather unscrupulously, she uses the patient’s poverty to not-so-subtly coerce her into avoiding surgery for another week, so that she can deliver a healthy child.

It’s implied in her words to the patient that a premature baby who has to be put into an incubator will not be acceptable to her clients. Young-oh and Nurse Jang’s argument that this puts the mother and the child in danger goes unheeded. Young-oh brutally tells the patient that she is delusional if she thinks the child will survive another week’s wait, and pressures her to make a decision immediately.

Nurse Jang pulls Young-oh aside to take him to task over his appalling bedside manner. She tells him he must give the patient time to think, and not scare her into deciding immediately. She wonders if that’s how he behaves with his girlfriends, and Young-oh immediately says that he gave “her” plenty of time to think.

Nurse Jang wonders who he’s talking about, but Young-oh changes the subject and tells Nurse Jang that she should try convincing the patient if she’s so confident. He gives her two days to do it, after which the unborn child’s state will become critical.

Back in his office, Young-oh paces impatiently before calling Jin-sung. At home, Jin-sung sees her phone light up with a call from “Wi-Fi” and dithers about whether to pick up the call. Her brother sees the name and panics that she’s trying to cut the actual Wi-Fi connection. Jin-sung wrestles him for the phone and accidentally presses connect while scolding her brother.

The very first thing Young-oh hears from her side is: “If you annoy me again, I will cut your Wi-Fi! Got it?” Hee. He looks crestfallen, but then asks if that is her answer. Jin-sung finally notices that the call is connected and nervously greets Young-oh. Young-oh tells her that he refuses to accept an answer that is not given at a prearranged time and place.

Sensing that something is off, Jin-sung asks if he’s angry. Young-oh says yes, and that it’s all her fault. He tells her about the annoyance and frustration he felt at watching his patient make a foolish decision, and how he is unused to such feelings. He tells her that whenever he thinks of her, he ends up saying stupid things, and that ever since she jumped into the water to save his patient, he’s felt this way.

In a quieter voice, he admits that what surprises him the most is that he doesn’t dislike this side of himself. Jin-sung listens quietly to this heartfelt outpouring, looking deeply affected.

Outside his office, Young-oh runs into Min-jae, who asks him about the pregnant patient. Young-oh ignores her, but Min-jae reminds him that even if he hates her, he should act professionally as a doctor. Young-oh acknowledges this by telling her that he’s decided to operate only if the patient agrees.

Min-jae is startled at his words, and confirms that he’s waiting for the patient’s consent. Young-oh adds that he’s recruited Nurse Jang to convince the patient, and this adds to Min-jae’s bewilderment, since he never used to ask for help before. Min-jae asks him who caused this change in him, and suggests they get an MRI scan of his brain.

Young-oh narrows his eyes and asks if she’s pretending to be his doctor again. Min-jae gives him a forced smile and tells him to come to her if he needs her again.

Director Kang and Assistant Manager Chae discuss the director’s older brother’s growing interest in the hospital’s regenerative medicine. Director Kang thinks his brother is looking to oust him from his position by using the hospital’s low profits as an excuse, so he can claim the credit for marketing the medicine.

To bring the hospital out of the red, Director Kang decides to downsize the staff. He orders Assistant Manager Chae to outsource the positions he can, and to let go of experienced workers and hire cheaper contract workers in their place.

Nurse Jang tries to establish a connection with Young-oh’s patient by telling her about her own pregnancy. She’s almost forty years old and is thirty weeks pregnant now. The patient cuts her short. She doesn’t have a job and needs to deliver a healthy baby for the sake of her own children’s survival. Nurse Jang points out that if her brain hemorrhage persists, her children will end up orphans.

The surrogacy agent interrupts that even if the hemorrhage gets worse, the hospital will put her on a respirator and the baby will be fine. Nurse Jang gets fed up with the woman and gets one of the male nurses to throw her out. Nurse Jang takes the patient’s hand and tells her that her children need their mother, and she shouldn’t give up.

Later, Young-oh asks Nurse Jang if the patient agreed to surgery, and Nurse Jang does an epic mimicry of Young-oh, saying in a deep voice: “If I choose a patient, it means she’ll get surgery.” Haha. Young-oh looks at her blankly, and Nurse Jang giggles as she admits she always wanted to say that, since it sounded so cool.

Young-oh asks her to assist him in the surgery. “When I want a staff member, she must be in my OR,” he says, showing her how it’s really done. Nurse Jang tries to give it another go, but Young-oh shuts her down by telling her not to overdo it.

At the staff station, the other nurses are ominously quiet. Nurse Jang understands why when she checks the staff website, and finds her name on an interdepartment transfer list to a lower paid desk position.

In tears, she goes to Dr. Lee, who is in a discussion with Suk-joo and Assistant Manager Chae. She asks why she’s being forced to transfer after she refused to take time off during her pregnancy and even waited seven years to have her first baby so that the hospital wouldn’t be inconvenienced.

Assistant Manager Chae tries to imply that the hospital is trying to be considerate and give her an easier position, but Nurse Jang sees through the ruse. She states bluntly that they’re trying to force her to resign. Dr. Lee tells Nurse Jang that while some transfers were planned, a seasoned nurse like her wasn’t supposed to be on the list. He tells her to trust him while he looks into it.

After Nurse Jang leaves, Suk-joo tells Dr. Lee to let it go. He tells him that the hospital’s profits are in the red right now, and if they don’t downsize, then the hospital will have to bring in outside investment to fund their regenerative medicine research. He argues that once that happens, profit will be prioritized over safety, and they will lose all control over their own research. Assistant Manager Chae agrees with him, and Dr. Lee looks deeply conflicted.

Nurse Jang goes to Young-oh and tells him that he’ll be assisted by another nurse instead of her. When he insists on her, she says with a forced smile that the other nurse is much faster. Young-oh retorts bluntly that there are at least a hundred other nurses in the hospital faster than Nurse Jang.

As her smile fades, he explains that he needs her in the OR in case the patient changes her mind again. Nurse Jang tells him tearfully that that is why she can’t assist him. She can’t tell the patient to be strong and have the baby when she just realized that she and her own baby are a liability to the hospital.

She returns to her station to find the rest of the staff looking at her pitifully. Resident Yang notices the strain and starts chatting with her about the middle school nemesis whom he stitched up the day before. They gleefully discuss the many ways of making treatment painful for an old enemy, and once he’s cheered her up a little, he asks for a strong antibiotic to be administered to the patient.

After Nurse Jang gives Resident Yang’s friend the antibiotic shot, he visits the patient and tells him he suffers from malnutrition. He tells his friend to rest, but the man says he’ll get fired if he takes time off. Realizing his own privileged upbringing, Resident Yang brushes off his friend’s apologies for the long-ago shoe stealing, when suddenly the patient goes into anaphylactic shock.

Resident Yang goes in search of Nurse Jang, and asks if she did a skin allergy test before giving the antibiotic injection. Insulted, she protests that she’s been looking after patients for many years longer than Resident Yang, and wouldn’t make such a mistake. However, Resident Yang can see no other way this could have happened, and doesn’t believe her.

The gossiping doctors discuss Nurse Jang’s apparent mistake in the staff room. The talk turns to her unfair transfer, and Young-oh startles them by observing that no matter what the hospital is doing, a patient supposedly went into anaphylactic shock because of Nurse Jang’s mistake. This is the bit that seems to really interest him.

He goes to check on this patient, while Resident Yang hovers worriedly close by. Resident Yang tells Young-oh that his friend can’t even afford a health checkup. Yang gets visibly emotional, and Young-oh astutely asks if he’s actually worried about his friend, or pitying him for being poor. He tells Resident Yang to be a doctor first so he can help his friend, and asks where Nurse Jang is.

Nurse Jang is at that moment being raked over by Assistant Manager Chae, who’s determined to transfer her immediately. When she asks for some time to prove her innocence, he threatens her with charges of medical malpractice. Young-oh arrives at that moment to contradict Assistant Manager Chae.

He tells Assistant Manager Chae that Nurse Jang did nothing wrong, because the patient had been misdiagnosed with malnutrition when he was suffering from lupus. It’s an autoimmune disease that causes joint pains, burnt skin due to light sensitivity, and ulcers in the mouth, he adds.

Nurse Jang is shocked, and exclaims that the patient should never have been prescribed that particular antibiotic. Young-oh agrees, and says that the contract nurses hadn’t looked into the patient’s medical history or done the required drug allergy tests. Thus, he says, the real culprit is the lack of experienced nurses like her in the emergency ward, due to Director Kang’s cost-cutting methods.

Young-oh tells Assistant Manager Chae that Nurse Jang isn’t the cause of hospital losses; she is his surgical assistant. He turns to Nurse Jang and asks her if she will assist him now, and she nods with determination and says she’ll book an OR right away.

Dr. Lee visits Director Kang with a report that proves conclusively that the mistakes caused by inexperienced contract nurses are causing malpractice cases, and will cost the hospital quite a bit in the long run. Director Kang is almost impressed that Dr. Lee is using the language of money to make his argument, but is less pleased when Dr. Lee tells him that the same report has been sent to Chairman Kang. Politely saying that he’s sure they will conclude that laying off experienced nurses is unprofitable, Dr. Lee leaves.

He thinks back on his conversation with Young-oh earlier, where his son had pointed out that although Dr. Lee had always said a monster like Young-oh doesn’t belong in a hospital, as Chief Director, Dr. Lee is standing by silently while the hospital prioritizes profit over patients’ lives. Young-oh had asked him then which one of them was the real monster.

On his release day, Resident Yang’s friend gifts him a new pair of shoes. Resident Yang notices the state of his friend’s tattered shoes, and is about to return the gift, when the friend says he feels like a burden is off his shoulder now. For once, Resident Yang chooses the wiser path and accepts the gift and the sincerity behind it.

Resident Yang thanks Young-oh, who tells him to thank Nurse Jang instead. Nurse Jang eagerly leans forward to hear Resident Yang’s apology, and they both laugh. Later, Nurse Jang finds Young-oh standing outside the nursery watching the newly delivered baby breathing in an incubator, and tells him that the patient has decided to give her surrogate child up.

Young-oh observes that before he was born the baby was needed by everybody, but now he is wanted by no one. Nurse Jang tells the baby that sometimes in life, help comes from unexpected places. She says that such a miracle will happen for the child too, and he’ll figure out how to live life.

Jin-sung and Young-oh walk down a street together, and Jin-sung asks if she can give her answer now. Young-oh seems to think that the place is too noisy and crowded for that, so they move to a park. There, Jin-sung tells him that she’s thought a lot about the two of them and decided—… but she’s interrupted when Young-oh takes her pulse and says that she’s nervous.

He thinks exercising would relax her, and gets her to shoot a few hoops with him. Turns out she has pretty good aim, and they have fun playing basketball together for a while. Finally, when Jin-sung is tired, they stop, and Young-oh says that since she’s so tired now, they should postpone their talk till the next day.

A confused Jin-sung blocks his path, and he asks if she really can’t understand why he’s acting like this. For the first time in his life, he’s afraid, he says. He’s afraid of what she might say and how he might react, and so he tells her they should postpone their talk until tomorrow.

But Jin-sung has had enough of the waiting, and leans up to kiss him. It’s a quick, sweet peck, but Young-oh is startled into stillness. Jin-sung blushes and tells him that that’s her answer. At his stunned expression, she laughs self-consciously, and points out that he wouldn’t let her talk. She explains that she knows she’s not ready, but if it’s with Young-oh, then she would like to give it a shot.

With no response forthcoming from Young-oh, Jin-sung collects her purse and drink, and bids him an embarrassed goodnight. As she walks away, Young-oh puts a hand over his beating heart and smiles to himself. The next day, he approaches Min-jae and tells her that she was right about him changing. He tells her that he wants an MRI. The results come quickly and Min-jae shows them to Young-oh.

Suk-joo rushes over to Dr. Lee and tells him that the worst has happened — the hospital is accepting foreign investment for their research. Dr. Lee rushes over to Director Kang’s office where he is greeted by his old colleague, who knows Dr. Lee and Young-oh’s real history.

Young-oh walks into the emergency ward to find Resident Yang’s friend’s body being wheeled in. He’d fallen from the fourth floor of a building while installing an AC unit without support. Despite Young-oh’s efforts, the patient flatlines, and Resident Yang breaks down over the unfairness of his death. Everyone in the ward is affected by the senseless tragedy, and tears flow freely around Young-oh. Once again, as he walks away dry-eyed, Young-oh thinks to himself that he never learned how to cry.

In flashback, we see that Min-jae had shown Young-oh his new MRI scans and told him that his frontal lobe dysfunction was just as it always had been — nothing has changed. Young-oh meets Jin-sung again, his face hard. Jin-sung cheerfully asks if he needed his Wi-Fi, but Young-oh says that the signal was never there. He had been fooled. He tells her that he doesn’t want to deceive her, and therefore they are over now. “End of transmission,” he says, leaving a crestfallen Jin-sung behind.

COMMENTS

Sometimes we can wish for something so hard that reality seems to bend to give us our heart’s desire. But those instances are fake, and sooner or later we wake up to that realization. Fortunately for Young-oh, I don’t think he’s fooling himself at all. It has often seemed throughout the course of the show that Young-oh has been misdiagnosed. It’s evident that he’s the product of his upbringing. If he lacks the ability to connect with people on a deeper level, it is because his father seems to only have taught him to mimic emotions, and never explained why those emotions are needed at all. And if Young-oh is experiencing growth now, it’s likely because he’s just discovered this new way of looking at the world that had always been hidden from him.

It’s not that Young-oh’s disorder doesn’t exist, but that perhaps it does not disassociate him from people quite as much as Dr. Lee always presumed. Perhaps what he needed was someone to help him navigate his way through the world of feelings, to the point where he could use his vast intellect to correctly read “body signals” without ignoring the context of emotions behind every action. Unexpectedly, Jin-sung seems to have done exactly that. Without judgement or discomfort, she answers his every question, listens to his words carefully to parse out what he really means, and shows infinite patience in the face of his frustration with himself.

This is the reason I wish Young-oh would confide in her more fully about what he suspects, because he desperately needs a cheerleader to keep his hope from dying out. She may not have the medical expertise to understand his disease, but so far she’s been the only one willing to help him on his mission to truly understand human sentiments. Both his father and Min-jae seem to regularly discount the empirical evidence of Young-oh’s emotions and trust their prior medical assumptions. They have always seen themselves as normal and Young-oh as the aberration, and this idea has persisted in the face of clear evidence that Young-oh can empathize. He just didn’t know how to read his own emotions.

I really enjoyed the moment in this episode when Dr. Lee acted on Young-oh’s words to derail the downsizing, while Suk-joo — our erstwhile morality expert — extolled the virtues of the lesser evil. It satisfactorily underlined Young-oh’s point about identifying the real monsters. The other scene that stole my heart was Nurse Jang imitating Young-oh and then giggling at herself afterwards. I wish they had used her before, because she’s quite a delight and has her own chemistry with Young-oh. I can completely imagine Nurse Jang deciding to protect and defend Young-oh against the hospital gossiping. No one would dare say a word about him then!

And finally that kiss! Ah man, I couldn’t stop grinning. How awesome was it that Jin-sung initiated it? Of course she did — it’s completely in character. Now that Jin-sung is no longer heedlessly trying to solve a series of inexplicable murders, she’s turning out to be one of the highlights of every episode. She shines beside Young-oh, and I can’t wait to see her track him down in the next episode and get him to face his feelings. I can’t imagine Jin-sung giving up on Young-oh now that she’s decided to start a relationship with him.

When the show had revealed the premise of this story and had said that Young-oh would be cured by love, I had feared that they would go the clichéd route of love ex machina. But given Jang Hyuk’s portrayal of Young-oh and the careful exploration of the character’s emotional limits, I have come to trust in the show’s intentions towards the final resolution. And if the resolution is just this — a man who can love but has emotional blocks that he often needs help tackling, a man who uses his intellect to learn what instinct hasn’t given him, a man who tries harder to be better than any “normal” person around him — then I will be more than happy with that ending. So now all we have to wait for is Young-oh to trust his feelings over an MRI scan and establish for himself exactly how deep his emotions run.

 
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Wow this episode is such an emotional roller-coaster. It makes me laugh one moment and cry the next. Beautiful Mind what have you done to me?

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I think I'll have a terrible withdrawal next week. :-(

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Same here, I seriously do not know what to watch after this ends, sigh....

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Yeah I know what you mean ?

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For me this drama could be a 20 episode one. It's got enough storyline for it and the side characters are pretty interesting.

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I was just thinking that as well. And that's not something I'd usually say. It's a pity it is getting cut short.

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+100

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The part when Nurse Jang was trying to imitate YO a second time, and he said "once is enough" that was so hilarious!

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I loved it! Made me laugh so much!

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Her imitation scene was great. It was super cute and funny. :)

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i have wait for so many day,for your recaps.sighhh... kbs you are so D****mmmmm.after this end.I will skip all kbs drama.i hope in the future kbs gets the lowest rating for all drama.

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Amen to that!

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I have exactly the same sentiments!!

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I am so heartbroken that with two episodes less, the resolution might be hurried and with the medical- mystery-research-Storyline taking up too much time (WHI cares at this point, really?) they might leave aspects of Young-Oh unresolved which would truly brealk my heart!
I adore this show now ..... What to me started out as an unmitigated, albeit well-intentioned clusterfuck of frustrating storylines turned into a devastating discourse on the human condition, nature vs. nurture and the importance of empathy paired with the most nail-biting, bittersweet lovestory that is at it's core heartbreaking, gut-wrenching and wholly unconventional. What a rollercoaster-ride that should have deserved so much more attention and acclaim. All it needed was some time to unfold and now it is truly one of the best dramas ... exactly because it is not easy and conventional. Jang Hyuk is regurlarly breaking my heart with his subtle acting. WHAT A PERFORMANCE .... you worked hard, Oppa!

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Ah this episode was so heartbreaking, but why does Young Oh believe his ex? I feel like it's a bit of a plot hole that the neurosurgeon hasn't spent any time reading up about his own neurological disorder and hasn't apparently been getting regular scans? Is that what a Doctor would do?

Gah, these evil Doctors and their plotting. Now that were down to the last 4 episodes I need that wrapped up so that we can concentrate on Young Oh and Jin Sung. Just let her help you work this out, like you're a detective team!!

So disappointed by second lead males turn to the dark side. It seems worse because it's all about money (and also doesn't the research actually have scary problems? Why is he okay with privatising it, when they have bigger problems to deal with?).

Loving the little character moments that are coming from the hospital staff. The young Doctor hiding behind Young Oh , Nurse Pregnant Lady imitating Young Oh. I really wish the other doctors would stop gossiping about Young Oh at every opportunity. They're just gagging for him to fail. It bugs me!

I initially though Young Oh's Dad was a bad guy but it seems more like he was a desperate, grieving person trying to do the best to rectify the mistake he made. But it makes my heart break to see the way he treats Young Oh. It's just so sad.

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I'm sure he knows too that there won't be a change, it's just that he allowed the hope to blind him for that moment.

Lots of wonderful moments in this episode. The post-confession embarrassment cracked me up so much, as did the part about cutting off Wi-Fi connection. I love how honest Young-oh is to Jin-sung, and I love his heartfelt outpouring. It's no wonder Jin-sung was moved and that she initiated the kiss put a huge grin on my face. It's so in line with her character, what she said about giving the relationship a shot, and I love her for it.

And Nurse Jang and Dr Yang got their chances to shine, which is beautiful. I love how they have warmed up to Young-oh and how he has managed to help them in his own way. Really like how the drama has managed to highlight that.

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My hat is off to Kim Hyung-Kyu for his terrific performance as Dr. Yang throughout the episode. His character has really grown on me... I especially enjoy his conspiratorial interludes with Nurse Jang. Ha Jae-Suk plays her to perfection. Her impersonations of LYO was great, and I cracked up when I realized that he seemed to be joshing her right back. Maybe writer-nim just tricked me again...

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Just wanted to add how much I loved Jinsung's response. It wasn't the over-the-top fare I've gotten used to seeing in dramas. It wasn't even a certain "I'm in love with you" but a "I want to try this with you" which I found incredibly beautiful. Dr. 205, don't let your father and Minjae get the better of you!

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Thanks for the recap festerfaster! ?

You said it so well regarding Young Oh at the end- for him to learn to trust his own feelings more than an MRI scan- it's so true! Medicine is so much more than just a lab result or a blood test, and human beings are so much more than the organs within them.

Lots of medical jargon in this one, so I updated my blog with a medicap ? divided into part 1 (Moyamoya, pregnancy and YO's brain scan: then vs now) and part 2 (Lupus).

The link is here, for part 1
https://mydramalesslife.wordpress.com/2016/07/26/beautiful-mind-episode-11-medicap-part-1/

The link for part 2 will be below.

If you haven't watched episode 12 please avoid spoilers on my episode 12 medicap. (I've posted it already) It will appear on my home page so try not to go there and get spoiled!

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Thanks Michykdrama for the medicaps, they certainly are very helpful!

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Thank you! Checking out your medicap for ep 12 cuz I need some clarity after that one! :)

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You guys are most welcome! I don't know what I'm going to do with myself on Monday/Tuesday after next week ? Going to miss this drama and all you wonderful people too!

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Bless you Michykdrama you and your husband are great people! What would I do without you. I finally understand some stuff that happened and I'm definitely going to check out your explanations on episode 12 because that one was quite tricky to someone like me

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@Michykdrama,

Thanks for your Medicaps(TM). I really appreciate the background information as well as your reality checks.

I have a question about lacrymation/tear secretion. Is it involuntary, with some folks (i.e., well-trained, experienced actors) able to develop conscious control? IIRC, some animals secrete tears. (But how could you tell if a fish is crying?!)

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Hi Pakalanapikake!
I replied you on the epi 12 post. Sorry it was so delayed because I didn't see your post at first ?

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The real monsters are KBS. How dare they cut down the episodes of this wonderful drama?!

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Yeah KBS is the Hyunsung Group in this drama, greedy people who only look at ways to cut costs at the expense of quality nurses. It's so sad the surrogate mother and Resident Yang's friend are all victims of poverty.

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Agree with you.kbs is the real evil monster.they UF.has been beaten by W.what a satisfaction news for me.and i super that their moonlight will be smack down ,by sbs new coming drama.And pray,at the future still can see Jang Hyuk and Park So Dam,another drama (as couple).at another channel,with great story again.

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What a sweet and happy start and then bam! we're left with an agonising and sad ending. I wonder if Min Jae did the MRI scan on Young Oh purposefully knowing that there wont be any change.

I love the scene where Nurse Jang imitate Young Oh bwahaha, that was so funny.

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The five gossiping male doctors, dont they have work to do? I love that Young Oh always startled them in the middle of their conversation.

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Grr, I know right? They're so annoying! I really want them to be put their place!

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Those doctors are the only ones in this awesome show that seem to be regressing rather than developing- I find their repeated stigmatising of Young-Oh particularly annoying. But I guess it goes to show, as in real life you'll always come across people who will judge you come what may.

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That's what I always wonder every time I watch the drama! As if real doctors in real life would act this way that often

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Hospital staff in general are a gossipy bunch - long hours over many days, seeing the same Ole people day in, day out. Doctors are some of the worst gossips ever, lol. They give me so much joke, those gossiping doctors. They Crack me up

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They sure are. I've been hospitalized twice for emergencies and on one occasion, in the middle of the night while trying to sleep I heard nurses gossiping with visitors about politics in the bed opposite to mine. I was plenty annoyed but somewhat amused at the same time.

I'm okay with the gossiping doctors... it's become a delightful way to see what the other staff think about LYO. I enjoy some of the self-deprecating humour by some of the docs.

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I love the gossiping docs. They inject humour into the series. I have a great fondness for them - they're perfectly harmless.

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But they look like they never work! I'm so surprised that so many doctors don't have anything to do at the same time

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Thank you festerfaster for the recap! I had been waiting whole afternoon for it coz I know you always post them on Fridays!

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I wanna second everything @festerfaster said in the after the re-cap comments. Bang on! :)
Plus I've gotta add WTF show! If his brain scans showed no changes, why is everyone treating this discovery like it's the next prospective nobel prize winner? The lack of change is what is expected, not something noteworthy. And vice versa why is bitch in the manger Min-jae telling him that no change was what she expected? If she did, why ask him to take the MRI anyway. And if Young-oh only recently hot scans of his brain done, what were the shady doctors examining in the previous episode? And finally damnit, I went back and paused that frame in the previous episode, the two sets of scans showed marked differences!

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One of the things I really liked about this episode was that Young Oh and Jin Sung realized they were at the *beginning* of love, not the end/happily ever after.

And i agree that Nurse Jang stole every scene she was in. We needed 16 episodes to finish this beautiful Drama off. Sighhhh KBS.

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Love this episode the most so far.

I wish they cut down the politics instead of the episode.

I'm sooo not ready to say goodbye!

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The change.org petition has over 10,000 signatures...not that it will make a difference but KBS needs to know how severely they disappointed viewers.

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Again, just one more special thing BM did for me that no drama has ever done before.

I lost count on how many times I rewatched Nurse Jang mimicking Young Oh lol. In the entire history of me watching Korean dramas, I don't think I've ever broken my rewind button over a scene other than romantic scenes between the lead couples that I love before.

The way this drama manages to develop, humanize, and enhance every interaction and relationship, not only those shared between the leads, but also the ones shared with people around them (Nurse Jang & YO, YO & his patients, Dad Lee & YO (!) to name a few) is pure perfection.

And that's just one thing.. seriously, I can hyperventilate about this drama or even just this single ep all day. There's Dr. Yang's also stellar character development. YO's adorkable attempts to avoid his sweet wi-fi's reply. The hillarious wi-fi cut phone call. The continuing winning strike of beautiful, heartbreaking allegory shown through the patients' cases. The "love letter" to KBS from our genius, badass writer-nim subtly hidden in the downsizing plot.

And DAT KISS. Holy moly. And of course, that "wtf you babies were just officially dating for like 10 minutes whyyy and thank KBSh*t there's only 3 eps left what if there's not enough time to restore the wi-fi connection noooOO" breakup...

My, aren't you simply imperfectly perfect, Beautiful Mind.

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I really love this drama, I feels so many different emotions in this drama. The plot, the writing just getting better n better. Pity for those that dropped this piece of gem only after wacthing few eps. I almost drop this show because of the female lead antic at the beginning but now I just loves her to tiny bits, her chemistry with jang hyuk are overflowing xD

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This show has a much better and stronger story line than Doctors. They delve so deeply into the human psyche and Jang Hyuk does an excellent job of interpreting it. One surprise was Resident Yang, who only had bit lines and he could emote so well.
On another note, I wonder why people made such a big deal about Kim Rae won and Park Shin Hye' age difference in Doctors but nobody mentioned the age difference here when it seems so much more obvious. Jang Hyuk has lines of experience etched deeply onto his face whereas Jin Sunghas such an obvious fresh out of the nursery look.

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I dunno about Doctors, but the age gap works in Beautiful Mind since it's already well-incorporated into the plot and reflected in the ages, professions and experience of the characters - she is a young officer, idealistic and green to the ways of the world, while he's a doctor in his 30s with a fairly cynical worldview. Also, the actual age difference is cut down from the original 15 to 10 in the drama. Jang Hyuk and Park So-dam have some lovely chemistry and sell the relationship so well that I didn't feel the age gap.

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I think the reason that no one mentioned the age gap is because the romance is not the main focus of the drama- YO's character alone is fascinating, and initially I didn't even think JS would ever be a romantic interest for him. Happily I've been proven wrong of course.
Their relationship also is progressing at super baby steps and is essentially a story of first love for both of them, not one of a older worldly mature man chasing after a young naive girl. They are both naive in their own way when it comes to love, so they are on equal footing so no one feels like YO is taking advantage of JS.

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Well said... when it comes to age gap, it is not only the looks that matter.

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@ Junny @ Michykdrama

Very well said both of you. Could not have explained it better. The chemistry between PSD and JH is so natural and supported by the naive way in which their character view the world.

And of course Yo did not chase after Jin Sung when she was still in high school ahem, ahem

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I agree with what the others said re: Doctors age gap. I'd like to add that a lot of people had a problem with the fact that it was initially a teacher/student relationship and the teacher fell for the student while she was in High School. I think more people would have been okay with it in Doctors if the romantic love had formed when they were both adults.

In BM both leads are adults when they meet. Though I don't think about the age gap at all in the drama (other than recognise that she's older than him) it kind of bothers me that they made the drama's characters closer in age than they are in real life. If you're going to cast those actors, live with the consequences of their real ages I say. It doesn't bother me too much. Mostly because Young Oh is so emotionally stunted.

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Whoa okay should've proof read that last post.

Meant to say:
People would have had less of an issue with the age gap in Doctors if the romantic love had begun in adulthood.

BM: Obviously Young Oh looks older than Jin Sung (what was going on in my brain?).

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I started Doctors and am having trouble watching. I love the actors/actresses, but what a BORING story! I fight to stay awake, so it's gone on the shelf. The leads here I also love to watch, so I waited for it to get a few episodes to marathon it. Here we go!

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This drama is indeed a cult drama similar to I remember you. Not many love it but those who love really r crazy and loyal to it. Including me. I rewatched this drama 4 times already n m not ready for the final episodes. I want more of LYO, as expected his father is the monster here. It's question of nature vs nurture where LYO was nurtured to be emotionless and taught to only use his head. Like I said before, heart is different, your brain might think something as trifle but heart knows its importance.like LYO feels about JS, now his head is telling him he's unable to love but he already loves. The heart is already warm with it.

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+1. As you can see fm my name, I am a huge I Remember You fan too. Beautiful Mind is such a gem and yes I suppose these genres attract lesser people especially in SKorea.

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So I need to watch IRY if I love BM, right?

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Where can I watch IRY??? I keep searching for it with no luck on viki & dramafever. :-(

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Try with name "Hello Monster"

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I am a member too of a cult named "I remember you". It was the last drama I finished watching all episodes. I tend to drop dramas when it get's nowhere or not amusing.

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Lol I think you hit the nail on the head- we really are a cult aren't we haha. I was also obsessed with IRY and the Japanese drama Liar Game which also had quite a cultish following.
...Welcome to the cult everyone!

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I love the Japanese Liar Game! I've never quite liked Matsuda Shota in anything else (okay, maybe Love Shuffle), but he was Akiyama through and through, and I really liked his performance. He had some lovely chemistry with Toda Erika as well.

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That's the disappointment of watching Korean dramas. A clever, brilliantly acted drama is cut short while a turkey like Doctor's gets high ratings.

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Just let it be and enjoy what's left of BM. Be happy that you watched a quality drama :)

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WTF Young-oh, you trust a machine more than your feelings???

Dr Lee has been treating him wrong. Instead of photographs of people, he should've made him watch kdramas. Then Young-oh will learn from Dokko Jin's mistake.

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Right! Then things would have been easier for Dr. Lee.

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@mary,

Welcome to the wonderful world of reductionist thinking, where anything that cannot be quantified does not exist... such as the number of angels who can dance on the head of a pin, or the quality of mercy... or the existence of soul and spirit...

Speaking of machines, the title track of one of String Drive Thing's LPs has been running around in my noggin for weeks now: "The Machine that Cried" (1973) -- with some lyrics that fit, and a killer violinist. It's on YouTube.

In addition to Kdrama therapy, I would prescribe for LYO a course of music therapy... On July 18 I happened across the following track that floored me with the catharsis it triggered right out of the blue. It's taken me this long to mention it in relation to BEAUTIFUL MIND. I can only call its effects ineffable... although your mileage may vary. The liner notes are particularly apropos for LYO, for he seeks to break through the captivity imposed not only by the frontal lobe injury he experienced, but by the confines of consciousness defined by materialism. I truly believe that Jin-Sung, who is young and uneducated in medical technology, is the only one who can throw him a lifeline -- because for her, there is no box to think outside of. This arrangement for piano and cello is simply sublime... a form of open(ing) heart surgery. Think of it as Christmas in July...

O come, O come, Emmanuel - (Piano/Cello) - ThePianoGuys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iO7ySn-Swwc

As an old disc jockey, I've really appreciated the Wi-Fi metaphor in BEAUTIFUL MIND. Unless it is purposely turned off, the transmitter/wireless router is always sending and listening for a reply... which is what Jin-Sung does as a matter of course. I actually think she's more like two-way radio because she picks up LYO's carrier signal even when he's not transmitting a message. Sometimes "dead air" (what's not being said) is more important than what is overtly stated...

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That's a really neat way to interpret the Wi-Fi metaphor!

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The petition against shortening of episodes has more than 10k signatures now! Even if it doesnt make KBS change their mind, at least the cast and crew know that their hard work is appreciated.

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OR second season!! *wishful*

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Wow! 10k signatures!

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if there is the 2 season.I wish it's be taken by another channel,maybe MBC or TvN.so dissappointed with the kbs now.

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Maybe the petition should be for a director's cut DVD of full 16 episodes? Seems unlikely KBS will change their minds when the end is nigh.

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I love jin sung's relationship with her brother. Reminds me of my brother who's in law school at the moment. The day I switched my WiFi password on him was the epic-est day of his life. Hahahahahahaha!!!!

Its sad this ends next week. She confirmed her feelings for him and BAM 10mins later he breaks up with her. I was like Buhhhhhhhh?

Just hope this ends well. Fighting!!!!!!!!!!!

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I hope Jin Sung's brother pays LYO a visit.

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Hahaha, that would be awesome.

"It's because of you that she's cutting my Wi-Fi!"

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LOL!! I know right. Without knowing Wi-Fi means entirely something different. It would be fun to watch both of them go at it.

Damn you KBS!!

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I believe this was the last episode edited before the news of the episode cuts. (Mournful) Watching episode 12, I felt that the pacing was off. Various arcs of the story was compressed into one episode instead of unfolding at the proper pace. There was no element of suspense 'cos questions were asked & answered within the same episode. If episode 12 is the foreshadowing of what's to come, I shall be most unhappy. Hope there's going to be a director's cut DVD with all the original stuff at the original pace.

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And the last scene in episode 11 preview wasn't shown. I also hope there's a director's cut.

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@Iluvjis

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Brain Food corner

When young oh confessed to jinsung I had my doubts

as any girl in such a situation would.

Unlike KMJ young oh isnt using jinsung to feel normal nor is he manipulating her. (Yes I did consider the possibility that young oh was manipulating jinsung on account of his psychopathic condition)

I believe he genuinely cares for Jinsung !

My doubt is he actually in love or is this an experiment to see whether he can feel emotions.

The basis for this is he's just starting to experience emotions
and cant even recognise what they are. As such to accept his claim that he is in love with Jinsung is difficult.

As a girl in this situation it would be a big emotional gamble in accepting his feelings.

At the end of the day if young oh suddenly decides he mistook his feelings for love for something else where would that leave Jinsung. Even if Young oh took the initiative it would only be jinsung left with a broken heart.

And I was proven right when at the end of the episode he broke up with jinsung without so much as a warning.

Granted he did it out of a broken heart /discouragement
but I found his ...........

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manner or reasoning for breaking up to be entirely self absorbed.

For him love was a method/experiment to confirm that he can empathise and feel emotions.

Which is why he checked for physical signs of love with an MRI.

He decided on his own he is starting to feel love and concluded on his own it is hopeless. Where is Jinsung in all this ? ( If this isn't classic psychopathic/ apathetic behaviour. What is ?)

What irks me the most is that he couldn't bear jinsung's rejection so much so that he refused her rejection on the phone saying unless it is at predetermined time and place and kept postponing hearing her answer.

But he couldn't give the same consideration to Jinsung. Without thinking of her feelings he didn't have any qualms breaking up with her.

Forget giving her a reason he didn't even give her closure, refused her calls or look at her. In this situation he should have atleast taken responsibility for her feelings rather than leaving her in an emotional roller coaster.

Realistically speaking in the long term if a person keeps putting himself/herself first in a relationship that relationship could never succeed.

That is why even though he is the main lead Im hesitating in accepting his love for Jinsung as real.

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I think it's a great observation. It's true he is deciding things on his own and left JS out cold. But I believe he believes he did it out of consideration for her, not wanting to deceive her, so in his way, it is caring on his part. I don't believe as someone else said that they are at the stage of "great love" yet, just the beginning. They are good for each other but will need more time to grow into actual love. And I appreciate that this drama is taking this angle on addressing love. It doesn't have to be I like you, I love you so let's be together. But "I think I am falling in love... With you. How about you?" She probably still doesn't know as well, but because it is him wants to give it a try. So they both are at the discovery stage. There is a connection but they don't really know what it is yet or how deep. I think the new scans reminded him that he is still a "monster". A monster according to what he has been told and believes cannot feel or love so just end it here. He feels unworthy of even trying/believing. But luckily JS will be there to show him that a monster can love and be loved. Monsters have feelings too! Monster feelings!

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Really love this drama, it's different. And it feel real, most kdrama with doctors kinda feel faked, the staff seem to polish, too young but this one doesn't. and i love how gossipy the doctors are lol. i wish we seen more of minjae. this episodes were so sad, i cried when resident yang friend dies, and i can related with yongoh so much. I'm not much of a feeler, in fact my nickname is "emotionless girl" and i have moments like that scene- being the only person not crying and everyone look at you weirdly.
the line about the baby was brilliant "the baby was needed by erbyone but in the end wanted by one. we all have wanted something so much but when we had it we just take it for granted.

oot but i like dr hwang(2nd from left, blue short w/ stripe tie) face, he's so attractive. just googled him and just realised he's in cruel city (as dr son subordinate/driver) w/ yoon hyunmin(best bromance ever, i can feel their love more than lead lol).

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Thank you for recap. Youn-oh has a cold heart with warm feeling , that can change reality. I'm sure and I'm waiting

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@festerfaster,

Thank you so much for your recap... As always, it was well worth the wait. To borrow a tag line from Ernest and Julio Gallo, "We release no wine before its time."

It contains sidelights missing from the subtitles I read, and clarifies nuances that were puzzling even after watching 5 times (x2 raw, then with KissAsian x2 and Viki subs). I've officially been off the deep end since I started watching raw episodes of OHYA to try to grok a certain other emotionally inexpressive male...

I'm actually glad and grateful to get a breather while awaiting your recaps as I find myself becoming emotionally exhausted, either from my own Wi-Fi getting too much of a workout... or getting my chimes rung hard because the feelings writer-nim evokes hit so close to home. Art imitates life, sometimes excrutiatingly so.

Call me crazy, but on my 4th viewing -- on KissAsian at 720p, on a laptop with 13.5" LCD (1366 x 768 resolution) -- I spotted what looked for all the world like a teardrop falling from LYO's chin in the ER. Then I second-guessed myself, and tried to write it off as one of a pair of beads of sweat... But in the spirit of the drama, I'm going to believe my own eyes and go with one or two tears. Aish! This is seriously driving me nuts.

The entire ER scene begins at 58:16 of the Viki version... with the first teardrops/beads of sweat sighting at 1:00:37.

@1:01:14 -- Cut to LYO, the camera looking up into his face. A single tear? a bead of sweat? clings to the stubble on his chin... then falls. He looks over at Nurse Jang, who is fighting back flowing tears... the stricken EMT, who now has his hand over his mouth... the white-coated resident? blinking away visible tears... all while Dr. Yang sobs loudly and continuously...

@1:01:29 -- LYO's eyes open wide, and he looks down, even as another drop has gathered on his chin... Cut to Dr. Yang, now on his knees. LYO, open-mouthed, looks around, his eyes darting... then turns away and leaves the ER, looking silently stricken.

@1:01:57 -- Voiceover by teenaged LYO: "I have not been trained in forming tears."

Cut to reprise of part of LYO's MRI and evaluation.

In the earlier scenes starting @56:50, Min-Jae comes around a corner in the hospital. LYO meets her, his face radiant. There's a softness and a light in his eyes that I hadn't seen before now.

LYO, with hopeful animation: "What you said was right, Kim Min Jae. I am... changing. I think we need to take a scan."

57:12 -- LYO, hand on heart, going into scanner with an expectant look on his face.

57:26 -- Min-Jae at her desk with LYO, evaluating the scan.

KMJ: "The results are out. [exhales sharply, and looks down, then eventually looks back at the laptop and over to LYO] They are as expected."

He looks at the images on the wall monitor, then away. The look in his eyes is of hope dashed on the rocks of technological orthodoxy.

LYO, Dearie, you don't form tears, your tears form you...

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I could have sworn I saw a tear too!!! Which was why I was shocked when he said "I have not been trained in forming tears." Because I thought he was crying! I really did. Glad I'm not the only one that seems to think so.

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@JessA,

If I were watching on a handheld, I'd never have been able to see it.

Are we the only ones who are tearspotters?!

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Nope, I definitely saw the tears, too. Even in the picture above in the recap his face is wet. I tried to dismiss it as sweat, too. But nah, I think they're tears.

I wonder if his statement about not having learned how to cry could be confusion: If he doesn't have emotions and didn't learn how to cry, how could he be crying?

Or is it possible he didn't notice or purposely ignored his tears? Whatever is going on in that scene, there seemed to be tears.

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I thought so too at the time but with so much going on, I forgot all about it. ;)

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I was soooo in need of a fix on this one, that I watched Ep 11 with only 8% English on it. I enjoyed it greatly, imagine my surprise when I knew what the story line was while it was being spoken in Korean. Can anyone on this side of the "Big Blue Marble" say "Chicago Med"??? (As in the broke and great State of Illinois)

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Ok, it seems I may be the only one (??) that is seems the similarities here? I am referring to an episode that aired earlier on the NBC program "Chicago Med." It can be found at:

http://www.nbc.com/chicago-med/video/inheritance/3021695

and begins this
story line at about 7:45 min, with Dr Choi.

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If Young Oh listened to that music, he'd learn how to cry.

Thanks for sharing that.

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Thank you so much for the recaps! Yes, subs are slow for this show, and I understand, even with sub it is hard to fully understand what happens in this drama, so love that we can also read the recap and medicaps (thanks Michykdrama)! Anything, everything helps!

My favorite line in this episode was when JS said that she is not ready yet, but if it's with him she wants to go... that is one of the most romantic lines I've heard. It is so honest and really true. It's really about who you want to be with--for better or for worse, and I hope YO realizes that. It's not the scan that tells you who you are, it's who you are with. And JS is the right person for him. It's definitely not MJ! Some people bring out the worst in you, and others the best. So I really believe it is his environment and who he surrounds himself with that will make a difference in his life. Sometimes it doesn't matter what you are, but what you are in someone's life. And love is complicated, yes, even his Wifi may not know how she feels, there is no guideline/manual to love, so YO needs to realize that not everything can be explained or learned and that there is no absolute. But who you are with can make all the difference.

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For a show that is not primarily about romance, it seems to deal with romance in a far more satisfying way. In my opinion it is because it serves the plot and the endgame rather than the other way round.
We have a man here who has been conditioned to believe that he is incapable of expressing true emotions but now that he's beginning to explore the possibilities that he can enjoy deep emotional connections, we are rooting for him to do so.

I appreciate the writer taking the time to delve into the complexities of LYO navigating unchartered waters... not only because it has been so delightful but because it feels more real that he should find himself confused about how he should think about these newfound sensations and act on them.

So romance is an integral part of that journey of self-discovery which makes the entire experience far richer.

It's a slow burn... but it's so heartwarming.

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I also like JS's line. For someone who's more of needed than wanted like LYO, that's better than an I love you or I like you. The way JS said it was genuine and sweet. "I know I'm not ready for this. But IF IT'S WITH YOU, I want to give it a shot." My heart melted for LYO.

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This show touches my heart so much. Even though I may not be invested in some of the side characters, their stories still left an impact on me.

Nurse Jang's imitation of Young Oh made me laugh and smile. I loved it.

Resident Yang was pretty irritating before this episode. He was often careless and immature. I'm glad to see a different side of him this time. The final scene with his friend was heartbreaking and shocking. I thought his friend was going to be okay.

Young Oh was so cute and silly with Jin Sung during the basketball scene. It was funny seeing him trying to delay their talk. I felt like this episode moved a bit fast though, but it's understandable since the drama got cut down.

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Beautiful Mind...
How do I love thee... let me count the ways?
This is truly one of the most emotionally satisfying K dramas I've ever seen. I imagine that Jang Hyuk's performance is a major part of it but without a vehicle to provide a context for that performance, I doubt it would have been nearly as effective.
One of my favourite things about this show is the use of support acts. In this episode I refer quite specifically to how Dr Yang and Nurse Jang were such an integral part of LYO's journey to "find himself". Clearly there were hints of it of a bromance afoot with the young Dr Yang but this episode took it up a notch or two.

For me Dr Yang's growth as a character in this drama has been one of the highlights of watching this amazing show. Comic relief one minute, a doctor grappling with the absurdities of life the next.

This is what saddens me most about the episodes cut because this is one of those rare moment in my K drama viewing that I feel that there's plenty of material not just for 16 episodes but for 20. Part of LYO's journey is not just to "get in touch with his emotions" but how that journey transforms his environment and the people in it. We've seen it with Dr Oh previously with the 2 cancer patients but also with Dad, Nurse Jang and Dr Yang in this one. He's rather like a grumpy Pollyanna... playing his own brand of the glad game challenging them to be good medicos or prodding them to battle the system.

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Ah man that kiss! Even though it was short and sweet, I couldn't stop smiling like a cheshire cat after watching the whole episode. I literally had to pause the video and take a breather... I feel so bad for LYO because he thought he was changing only for MJ to tell him he hasn't at all. I feel as if she's lying to keep tied around her finger or something.

I honestly have to say this is the first medical drama where I feel invested emotionally with the patients in the hospital. Unlike others that I have watched where the patients come in, the doctors solve their medical issues, and then they just disappear in the shadows. I felt that each patient contributed to helping LYO find himself in a way. I'm really gonna miss BM when it ends. T _ T

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I have watch this drama encore,for many time,and and still not feel boring,when the drama end's .I will buy the dvd,for my collection.and watch it again and again.Jang Hyuk acting is so unforgettable.and so Park So Dam.she is so young,but her acting is so mature.I wish there is someone,who can give us the 2 eps that kbs cut.

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Can I officially hate Min Jae now? I wonder why the PD is giving her so much screen time with too few episodes left. Why would Young Oh believe that backstabbing woman after all she's done? It seems pretty inconsistent with his character in my opinion. She just destroyed all the hope that was building in his heart. And since she has a vested reason for doing so, I think he'd be better off with a second opinion.

Damn KBS, I will forever be wondering if this was the original story the writers planned on telling.

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Episode 11: Downsizing

The meta is so strong.

Being in the health profession, this show captures the real issues in hospitals so well.

Medicines: diseases.
Doctors and nurses: human responses to diseases.
But the thing is, in medicines you have earnings.
Personnel = spending. So...

I agree on the comments that this drama has enough material for 20 episodes. But, oh well ...

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ikr, this drama has more than enough material for 20 episodes. It would have so great to see LYO's growth. I hate it that they're cutting down on the episodes *sigh*

This is the first time KBS cut out on one of my favourite shows. Back then I Remember You (aka Hello Monster), Blood, and Orange Marmalade (all three had similar ratings) were so lucky to run its full course without any cutting. So I had faith that KBS wouldn't do this...now I'm so angry about the cut. Seems like after DotS KBS got arrogant. Though Im glad at least IRY didn't get cut. That was a gem like this drama.

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This drama is like I remember you, with a bit more romance and medical. And sadly, so underrated. These types of shows definitely need more love than whats its given... I'm just glad that those of us who do love it, love it to pieces. Fighting, everyone! :)

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Wow the episodes just gets better and better! My fave scene was where YO was having the conversation with nurse jang about the baby. I just can't help but feel that YO was talking about himself.. he seems to be needed by everyone but wanted by noone. Nurse jang also seems like indirectly thanking YO for helping her.

And the part where YO admitted to JS that he was afraid of her answer causing his delaying tactics and another one at the end where he didn't want to deceive her so end of transmission. Daebak! You can't even blame him for being too blunt cos you know of his mental condition. Now i'm starting to think aspd people are more honest than the norm. This drama is just that good!

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