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Beautiful Mind: Episode 13

Tears help us heal. Once shed, we feel the burden of our grief lifting and the possibility of happiness making itself felt. Our hero has been fascinated by tears for a very long time, but has never experienced the relief they bring. When an agonizing truth from the past is revealed just as he is struggling with a painful decision in the present, Young-oh finds out just how much misery his cold heart can bear.

 

 
EPISODE 13 RECAP

Years ago, just after Dr. Lee adopted little Young-oh, Oh Young-bae noticed that something was off about the CT scan he had read earlier. In shock, he realizes that Young-oh’s report had accidentally been switched with another child’s, and that Dr. Lee had completed the boy’s surgery without any damage to his frontal lobe.

Young-bae hurries down to an event held at the hospital to speak to his colleague and correct his mistake. Unfortunately, he arrives to find Dr. Lee fêted by the other doctors for his selflessness in curing and adopting an orphaned child. This comes too soon on the heels of having lost a professorship to Dr. Lee, and in bitterness, Young-bae hides the report and spends the evening drinking.

In the haze of alcohol, Young-bae tries to shame Dr. Lee in front of their colleagues by insinuating that he had a darker reason for adopting the child. But Dr. Lee’s high credibility only makes Young-bae look like a jealous competitor attempting a smear campaign.

Later, in the hospital’s residential building, Young-bae follows Dr. Lee to an empty balcony and confronts him about trying to hide his malpractice with false generosity.

Dr. Lee insists that he did the best he could inside the OR, and will continue to do his best for Young-oh. He even smiles a little and points out that no one believed Young-bae when he tried to tell the truth. In anger and frustration, Young-bae charges at Dr. Lee, who steps out of the way, resulting in Oh Young-bae toppling over the balcony and falling several floors to the ground below.

Dr. Lee immediately runs down the steps to the garden, but stops in shock when he sees Young-oh standing on the pathway, watching Young-bae drawing ragged breaths on the ground. He drives Young-oh to the nearest phone booth to put in a call to the hospital about the fall. When he comes out of the booth, Young-oh looks up at his new father and asks: “Father, you’re a doctor too. Why didn’t you help him?” Dr. Lee stares silently at him, unable to answer.

In the present, Young-oh asks Dr. Lee what emotion he should express after discovering that he is his father’s greatest mistake. Dr. Lee, looking utterly tortured, can only say that he tried his best to create a perfect world for Young-oh. Young-oh counters that he created that perfect world to prove that he tried his best for his son. He points at the ruined wall of emotions and says, “Your perfect world has now collapsed.”

Young-oh goes back to the hospital and calls for a mortality conference regarding the death of his patient, who had a sarcoma on his spine. All the doctors are stumped as to why he would do so. They huddle together to speculate, and start wondering if Young-oh is perhaps targeting one of them. Their tense mood is finally broken by Dr. Hwang’s untimely sneeze.

When the conference starts and Young-oh begins to speak, Dr. Lee walks in and asks to moderate the discussion. He asks Young-oh why he chose to perform such a dangerous surgery on the patient, and Young-oh answers that it was his only chance for survival. Then Dr. Lee asks him why he stopped the CPR, and Young-oh thinks back to the moment his patient pleaded with him to stop.

Observing his son’s silence, Dr. Lee tells him that everyone in the hospital is aware that Young-oh tried his best to save the man. While doctors always look for answers, he says, sometimes the only answer is that they tried their best. Dr. Lee ends the conference there, and when everyone leaves, Young-oh asks his father if he knows why he really stopped the CPR that day.

Young-oh explains that he stopped because he couldn’t feel what his patient felt, and was afraid that he would force the man to live on life support out of a selfish desire to save his life. Young-oh says he did this because he isn’t normal, that Dr. Lee’s “best efforts” stripped normality from him. With deep anger in his eyes, he tells his father that he cannot forgive his “efforts.” “There is no such exoneration in this world,” he says. “Especially in a hospital.”

When Young-oh walks out of the conference, he meets his patient’s wife, now a young widow. She tells him that they didn’t want surgery, and that Young-oh’s stubbornness caused her husband to suffer in pain till he died. She hands him her husband’s phone and tells him that it holds her husband’s final message about how he really felt.

In his office, Young-oh looks at the phone for a long time, recalling the man’s final moments, but doesn’t play the recording. When he heads out, he finds Min-jae waiting. She asks if they can start over again. She says that if it wasn’t an injury, but instead damage caused by childhood trauma, then it can be worked with and eventually cured.

Min-jae tells Young-oh that he has her to help him. Young-oh sees the earnest plea in her eyes and tells her kindly that no matter the cause, the result will be the same. Too many patients will be put in danger, he says, because this is who he is.

That night, as Young-oh drives home, his patient’s final moments haunt him. He struggles with his feelings until he can’t take it anymore and parks the car to listen to the man’s message. Recorded in his last days, the patient fights to draw breath as he tells Young-oh that he was the first person to listen to what was in his heart.

Young-oh feels an unfamiliar lump in his throat as he watches the man tell him that he was not alone, because Young-oh was beside him. Seemingly at peace with his death, the husband assures him that Young-oh kept his promise to him. As the man thanks him for everything, Young-oh tries to clear the sudden dryness in his throat and abruptly ends the video.

But when he puts away the phone and looks up, his eyes brim over and tears pour down his face. He sits behind the wheel of his car and grapples with his emotions, crying openly.

Young-oh ends up on Jin-sung’s street as she’s taking out the trash. Jin-sung sees him and turns away, but Young-oh walks up to her and turns her to face him. If it weren’t for her, he says, he wouldn’t have tried to save that patient. If it wasn’t for her, he tells her, he would have lived in peace as he had all these years, grateful that he was alone. If it weren’t for her, he yells, he wouldn’t feel hope just because of a few tears.

He takes a stunned Jin-sung by the shoulders and tells her that he despises her more than anyone in this world, and wants her to disappear from his life. He turns and starts to walk away, but Jin-sung runs up and hugs him. Pressing her face into his back, she confesses that no matter what he says, she only hears “I love you.” She apologizes that she can’t leave him alone like he wants, and tightens her hold on him. Slowly, his hopelessness lifting, Young-oh clasps her hands and Jin-sung smiles into his back.

The next day, Young-oh opens a gift box like he’s expecting a bomb. He freezes as he studies the contents, but then remembers the rest of the husband’s message. In it, the patient expressed his hope that Young-oh would like his gift and hug his son for him. Young-oh sighs in defeat. The next thing we know, Young-oh is holding the baby during his baptism ceremony while rocking a fedora, huge shades, and a cheerful green shirt with a smiley face on it. Haha. Well played, husband.

Jin-sung leans in from the pew behind and points out that the outfit is a bit out of place. But with the smiling young mother beside him, Young-oh says that he’s not embarrassed at all, since he’s a psychopath and has no emotions.

Later that day, they walk along together on a date. Young-oh tries to surreptitiously capture her hand but keeps missing, as Jin-sung animatedly discusses their many lunch options. Jin-sung assumes that he won’t want to walk around in his uncharacteristic outfit for long, so she changes her mind again and suggests a fast food joint.

Finally frustrated with her cluelessness, he tells her that he isn’t embarrassed of his shirt at all, and asks her why she doesn’t just say that she wants to go to a hotel. Jin-sung sputters in embarrassment, but quickly realizes that Young-oh means a hotel’s lunch buffet, where she can eat everything she wants. This time Jin-sung takes his hand as they walk, and she tells him again that everything he says sounds like “I love you” to her.

When Young-oh turns up at the hospital in his happy green shirt, he causes quite a stir. Resident Yang trips over himself and asks a stunned Nurse Jang why they are the ones feeling embarrassed instead of Young-oh. The doctors freeze when they pass him in the hallway, and conclude that Young-oh’s traumatized.

Young-bae meets with Assistant Manager Chae and Director Kang and asks that lung disease patients be included in the trials. When Suk-joo finds out that Young-bae’s priority is to take over their research, he questions the assistant manager, who piously responds that since lung transplants cannot be done from live owners, it’s imperative that they be included in the trials.

Suk-joo is skeptical about his motives and points out that money and power are his motivators, and that greed had driven the assistant manager to kill Chief Director Shin. Assistant Manager Chae admits it with a smile, and tells Suk-joo that he would get rid of anyone who gets in his way.

Suk-joo pulls out his phone, which was recording their conversation, and says that this should be enough proof in court. As the assistant manager leaps to his feet in anger, Suk-joo reminds him that when he decided to be a good doctor, he gave up being a good person.

Young-bae meets Dr. Lee and tells him that he had several chances to prevent what happened: Dr. Lee should have taken Young-oh to another doctor, he should not have mocked Young-bae when he was trying to rectify his mistake, and he should never have left Young-bae after he fell.

Dr. Lee retorts that he had just lost everything, and if he had not operated on Young-oh, he could have been there for his son’s last moments. He tells Young-bae that if he hadn’t made that mistake, then he wouldn’t have lived with guilt and abused his adopted son. He tells him that he devoted his life to regenerative medicine so no surgeon would have to live with the burden he bore. Refusing to give Young-bae any apology for the past, Dr. Lee walks away.

Dr. Lee Shi-hyun sets a challenge for Resident Yang and promises to eat with him if he solves her riddle. She gives him three cases and asks him to find out what they have in common. Thinking it’s a medical license exam question, Resident Yang goes to the five doctors, a.k.a the “power rangers,” and begs for their help to solve it.

They decide to start their own bet and form two teams to see who can solve the problem first. Unfortunately, neither team can puzzle it out, and they’re all pretty surprised that a medical license question is this hard. They call in Young-oh, who studies the scans carefully.

The power rangers and Resident Yang wait with keen anticipation, but Young-oh just turns around and says he doesn’t know. Hah. Furthermore, since the cases aren’t patients in their hospital, Young-oh says, he doesn’t see why he has to solve the riddle. Resident Yang begs Young-oh, explaining how much he wants to go out with Shi-hyun, and this hits a chord with him. Young-oh tells Yang that he must win the bet, and focuses on the scans with renewed interest.

Jin-sung visits Suk-joo at the hospital to discuss her test results. Suk-joo tells her that while her heart is fine, her lung has developed pulmonary fibrosis. Jin-sung walks out in a daze and meets Young-oh on the way.

She hides her troubles and tells him she just wanted to see him. He smiles happily at that and asks her to call him something other than “Dr. Lee Young-oh” or “ajushhi.” He walks her to the main entrance, but as he says goodbye and turns around, Jin-sung collapses behind him.

Young-oh rushes her into the emergency room, where Suk-joo arrives and takes over her treatment. Young-oh finds out about her condition from Suk-joo, who says that if the antibiotics and antiviral agents fail to cure her, she will have to be put on the lung transplant waiting list.

Suk-joo’s research colleague Gi-ho explains these options to Jin-sung later, who acutely observes that the waiting list isn’t a treatment, but a way to tell her to wait till her luck finds her. Gi-ho offers her the option of participating in the regenerative medicine clinical trials, but we don’t see how she responds.

When Suk-joo hears about it, his concern is obvious to Gi-ho, who realizes that Suk-joo still has doubts about their medicine. He is mostly shocked that Suk-joo went ahead and administered the treatment to all their trial patients despite being unsure.

Young-oh searches through library shelves for books on lung transplants. The power rangers find him there, and thinking that he’s on the wrong track with their puzzle, they tell him that they’ve found the connection between the three patients. All of them have had heart valve surgery in the past. Young-oh’s eyes widen with realization and he pushes them aside to go hunt down Resident Yang, who sends him to Shi-hyun.

Shi-hyun agrees to talk privately about the cases and tells him that they were all patients at this hospital. When she noticed that they had all developed a rare lesion after the surgery and questioned it, she was taken off the case and their details were removed from the hospital’s records.

She was uncertain about who was involved in this, but wanted everyone in the hospital to know so an inquiry could be started. That’s why she posed the cases as a riddle. Young-oh asks her if the three cases also had endocarditis and cerebral aneurysms. It’s clear by this point that Young-oh is having flashbacks to his very first surgery in Hyunsung with the motorcyclist.

Jin-sung asks Suk-joo if he can assure her that regenerative medicine would be safe for her. She tells him that she has doubted him and hated him, but Suk-joo is the only one who can answer her. She tells him that she wants to live.

As Young-oh figures out that the mystery cases were all participants in stage three of Hyunsung’s regenerative medicine trials, Suk-joo calls Gi-ho to confirm that they’ll be starting Jin-sung on their treatment. Jin-sung has a bad turn, and needs to be put on ECMO. The doctors discuss that because of her weak heart, she wouldn’t last long on it.

Young-oh studies through the night about lung transplants as he waits for Jin-sung to wake up. When Jin-sung regains consciousness, she tells him that she decided to receive the treatment. She wonders why Young-oh isn’t asking her if she trusts or doubts Suk-joo, but Young-oh tells her that so long as she keeps her promise to never leave him alone, it’s all he needs.

Young-oh meets Suk-joo in the storage room and utters his name with contempt. He looks at Suk-joo’s name tag like he wants to tear it off, and punches him in the face. He grabs Suk-joo by the collar and tells him that he will never allow Jin-sung to be treated with their experimental medicine.

Suk-joo shouts back at him that he’s the reason Jin-sung is taking the risk so she can live. Young-oh tells Suk-joo about the three cases that prove that the third stage of the clinical trials was a failure, and asks him if he still thinks the regenerative medicine is safe for Jin-sung.

Suk-joo goes to Assistant Manager Chae and asks him if he deliberately removed the patient records of those who developed infections due to their medicine from the trials so they could get approved faster. Assistant Manager Chae asks if he is going to record him again, and points out that Suk-joo was the one to declare to the world that the third stage was a success.

He reminds Suk-joo that if he tries to expose the truth, he’ll only end up with his license revoked. Suk-joo listens with his fists clenched as Assistant Manager Chae decides that Jin-sung will be their first candidate for lung disease treatment.

Young-oh asks the power rangers to do something dangerous. When they protest that they were just trying to solve the puzzle for some beer and chicken, he calls each of them by their first name, establishing a personal connection. When he gets to Dr. Yoo, the man has to helpfully insert his own name. Hehe. Young-oh tells them to finish what they started, and they all straighten visibly as his words unite them in a greater purpose.

An unconscious Jin-sung is taken in to surgery, and Suk-joo stands over her. A moment later, Young-oh is wheeled in and laid out beside her. In a flashback, we see that Young-oh had proposed an alternative to Suk-joo: lung transplant from a live patient. In the present, Suk-joo asks him if he is sure he wants to go through with it.

Young-oh says that it’s a procedure that is illegal and dangerous for the donor, but has a high success rate of saving the patient. He says that makes it his favorite kind of surgery. Looking over at Jin-sung with his heart in his eyes, Young-oh tells Suk-joo to begin the surgery.

 
COMMENTS

I have wholeheartedly loved this show, willingly suspending disbelief and shushing away my ethical scruples. I was willing to go any direction the currents of the show took me, because under all that shifting sand were characters that were rock solid. Needless to say, the episode cuts gutted me. And with the choppy editing of the last episode, I was deathly afraid that the powers-that-be had managed to ruin one of the best shows on TV right now. But Beautiful Mind recovered with Episode 13. So many plot lines got sewn up tightly, while giving every essential character just enough screen time to tell us how they end up. With one more episode to go, and the old resilient pace re-established, I have no qualms about the finale any more.

Suk-joo’s absence from the story recently had made me fear that his would be the plot line to be sacrificed at the altar of expediency. But however abrupt his re-entry, I’m happy with the direction they decided to take with him. It was not unexpected that Suk-joo would still be looking for proof of Chief Director Shin’s murder. He had given up on exposing the failures of the regenerative medicine, but not on finding out the truth about his mentor’s death. Suk-joo wasn’t magically turned back into a saint, but he was redeemed just enough to retain his tarnished wings and functional halo. I appreciate that the story never made him into a traditional second lead. His angst was never that Jin-sung didn’t love him. If he ever gave it a thought, Suk-joo would know perfectly well that he lost her affection and respect because of his choices. Instead the show wisely used him as a counterpoint to Young-oh. When Young-oh made decisions from the head, Suk-joo’s choices came from the heart. When Young-oh began to understand his own heart, Suk-joo shut off his empathy in service of the “greater good.”

Because of this, Suk-joo remains a poignant and crucial character I’ve enjoyed watching. Now, here’s hoping he uses that evidence against Assistant Manager Chae before that devil’s minion thinks up a way to hurt him first.

I’ve been a little disappointed at Jin-sung’s firm relegation to love-interest category. She is amazing as the one who brings Young-oh to life, but I wish her career as a newbie detective hadn’t been dismissed quite so summarily after spending half the show establishing her character through her work. However, as the heart of the story, Jin-sung has brought me immense joy. Their age gap could have easily cast Young-oh’s treatment of her in a paternal light, but instead, Jin-sung’s innate calm and good sense often made her seem like the more mature one.

From the very beginning, Jin-sung hasn’t taken Young-oh’s blustering seriously, so it was hardly surprising that when Young-oh rages at her, she sees the pain behind his words and gives him the comfort he needs. I don’t remember the last time I saw such a well-balanced relationship in a drama. When Jin-sung was taking on more than she could handle, Young-oh was the one to steady her. He brought her back to sense with his clear, unemotional thinking. But now, Jin-sung returns the favor by being the one who sees more clearly. I never expected their chemistry to be quite this charming. They made me smile whenever they were onscreen together, and I’m going to miss taking screenshots of them grinning at each other.

Young-oh’s guilt over the death of his patient was proportional to the depths of his emotional investment in the husband’s recovery. His painful uncertainty over his decision to stop the CPR was the most human Young-oh has been on this show. He asked the same questions that any other doctor would ask: Did he do the right thing? Was this what his patient really wanted? The promise he made his patient was not something he would have ever done in his previous life. This was the new, more self-aware Young-oh, dealing with his own emotional awakening. And when he failed to keep his word, for the first time, the defeat affected his heart more than his pride.

Over many episodes, we have watched Young-oh slowly unlock his emotions and let the pain of empathy into his world. And so finally, today, his tears feel like they have been truly earned. I understand that Young-oh is likely scared. His hopes have been dashed too many times. He doesn’t want to take the tears as evidence that he can feel for others. But we — who have watched him grow from a cold, remote man who put himself above all others to this slightly less cold and remote man, a man who is learning to put the need of others before his — know that the greatest proof of his empathy lies in his deep desire to feel not just the happiness, but also the pain that lives in every “normal” person.

 
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KBS, I wish Kang Chul on you for cutting this beautiful drama short!

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ROFL

My sentiment exactly!

Imo, the ratings might also suffered a lot because the smartypants tv station decided to place similar themed dramas against each other on the same time slot. Beautiful Mind was a solid drama, and remain one of my favorites. I rarely find dramas that is as valuable as this one, where there is no noble idiocy, super low in makjang, low on revenge, and overall very low in the usual crap we have to face in dramas.

Thank you, writer-nim. Thank you oh you beautiful beautiful jang hyuk (giggling) , candy-eyed park so dam, power rangers and other casts. Looking forward for your next drama!

And thank you, Festerfaster! * hugs, sobs *

One more episode!! Chaaarrrrgggeeeeee!!!!

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Hahaha! Good one!! ?

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I hope they get attacked by poisonous cows for cutting it short.

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God, I am so sad this beautiful drama is ending. I would've happily watched 8 more episodes of this bliss. Now this show is ending on less than a whimper, with about 2% ratings, it feels like the stepchild nobody wanted. KBS decision to cut two episodes of the show sent a message of loss of confidence about the show that affected its already poor ratings.

...Well, never fear, to my mind you are, and will forever be a gem Beautiful Miind.

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Hi @Adal :D

Something that I should thank is that everyone here gave their best performance till the end despite the cut-off issue. It's a gem, yes. Couldn't agree more.

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I really hope Jang Hyuk gets recognized for his nuanced and sensitive portrayal of LYO in BM.

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Yes! If it wasn't Jang Hyuk, this role would've seemed contrived. There's something about his eyes that made every emotion or lack of so believable. Gonna miss this show... le sigh.

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^^ So stupid right? Here we were hoping this drama could go on for many more episodes so Dr.YO could keep treating more patients and thus graduated from his being human courses in the process.The music and the conversations all together blended in and there was never a moment of boredom for me.It's unfair business kbs . I hope they get a lesson for the selfishness.

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They get it now,their super promoted series UF, that series ratted,is still get down,being smack down by MBC series, "W".and I will glad if that they new drama Moonlight,will get the same thing too.So next time KBS will more appreciate that quality PD.who can give us fresh story.

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As much as I'm angry at KBS for cutting BM short and at the same time very happy that W beat UF in terms of ratings...I truly hope Moonlight does well! It's Park Bo Gum's first lead drama post Reply 1988 so I really hope for his sake it does well with ratings. Sucks that it has to be KBS though...but still I love Bogummy, he's too sweet & kind :) how can anyone wish such a thing on Bogummy? :P

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My wish is not for Park bo gum,but for the station series.and don't forget,SBS has prepare so many good drama, like Incarnate,scarlet heart,and also saimdang.that every drama could be SBS Ace Card.so I will don't be surprise,if KBS,this time really will be lose for ratted battle.sorry no mean to offense your idol.

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As much I looove PBG, I still think KBS need to have their lesson. Please don't be mad with me :)

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Haha no offence taken :) I also think that KBS should learn their lesson. I'm all up for them to lose all their ratings (like they had in the past) with other dramas...just not Bogummy's haha :P

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@bongsookie

I feel exactly the same way as you! Lol. PBG is adorable and totally swoony, except for the fact I'm quite a bit older than him so I feel a bit bad. Lol.

So yeah, hope KBS gets their just desserts, with exception of his show ?

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I think the same as you! Park Bo Gum truly is a great actor!

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That baby was super cute - simply adorable. I need to get a close up or GIF of him - he's too cute for words.
Sad that JS has such little screen time of late. Feels like I am watching on fast forward post episode 11.

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Yeah and he was even wearing a matchy yellow smiley face Tshirt! So cute to see YO cuddling him in his arms like a pro. Of coz JH is an expert in this lol...

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I just hope Beautiful Mind wins any kind of award. That will be a good enough slap on KBS's face.

That honest Hug. ahem. My heart is feeling the warmth here.

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I'm with you. Let's pray...at least for LYO's and his father's charaters...

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This eps show,how hard that PD,in short less eps.still can give us e perfect ending.and it's show his or her,quality as PD.this eps have all emotion,sad,happy,funny.This drama may get low ratted,but every cast and story wil be memories.especially Jang Hyuk. I read at soompi,that KBS want to make DOTS 2,I may enjoy the first one,and like the song-song couple,but season 2 ?........,it's prove KBS is have no creative story anymore.Maybe KBS should learn from SBS, their serial "Wanted",get low ratted,but SBS still stick to the scrip,story and eps.and they get applause from their fans. I remember,when DOTS airing,SBS is airing that "Please Come Back,Mister",with star Rain.they get low ratted too.but SBS still let the drama end well with the full eps.Bravo SBS.you really show your class and quality.

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I really enjoyed Descendants of the Sun but I don't think I need to watch season 2. The drama already gave us everything it could. I don't see what could be added

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Don't understand why people like DOTS, I just watch it for the lead actor, super handsome, yes he is, but the story and anything else just not that great for me.

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I don't know I just thought of it as some american tv series with no true major plot line in which I can just enjoy episodes as they go. Doctors is a bit like this too and I guess that's one of the reason of its success. Anyway, just my 2 cents here

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Thank you festerfaster for a wonderful recap!

That final screencap of Jin-sung smiling into Young-oh's back warms the cockles of my little (black) heart. I love how Jin-sung hasn't given up on Young-oh and can see through the pain behind his words. That back hug is so incredibly awesome, I had to keep replaying it because it was just so moving. I love how this relationship has developed, it's just so beautiful.

And that whole green t-shirt thing, hahahahahaha. I honestly could not stop laughing. Oh Dr Lee, you never cease to amaze me.

I like how they brought back Suk-joo into the main story and sort of redeemed him, although I have to say I was kinda glad Young-oh socked him. The cut did speed things up a little, but mostly I'm just glad how everyone seems to be warming up towards Young-oh, even the power rangers, who were hilarious in this episode.

As for Dad... I know it's been hard on him, but it's really time to man up and face the fact that he didn't try his best for Young-oh.

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I love that back hug scene too! I was "going bananas", not because of seeing bananas on JS's t-shirt, but was dumbfounded by the harsh words that YO said to her. So I was delightfully relieved after hearing what JS had to say when she ran up to back hug him. Though a banana t-shirt and an impeccably black suit are the worst matching outfits for a couple in back-hug in kdrama history, but it created the most magical moment that gave such a strong ecstatic feeling of relief and joy. Wow!

Thanks so much festerfaster for the recap and the comment. I really could feel your heart and soul in the beautifully written comment. I'm giving you the equivalent of a standing ovation here, applause, clap clap clap! Reading your recap has made me appreciate this drama, which I already loved so wholeheartedly, even more!

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Yesss, totally agree. I love Jin-sung's himono onna get-up, and how she gave a little "oh" and was self-conscious about her appearance when she noticed Young-oh. So cute!

I love all the raw, heartfelt emotions in that scene. Beautifully played, especially against that night backdrop. Ahh, time for another rewatch...

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@junny, your 'himono onna' reminds me of a dorama Hotaru no Hikari...

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Yep, that's exactly where it came from, hehe.

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@Pebble,

Though a banana t-shirt and an impeccably black suit are the worst matching outfits for a couple in back-hug in kdrama history...

What a vision I just had... Jin-Sung would have had to be channeling our Eun-Chan to be wearing a black suit -- but I don't think that dressing like a stylish mortician is necessary for taking out one's recycling. ;-)

@junny,

Thanks for adding to my vocabulary, LOL. "Dried fish woman," indeed.

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Haha, you're welcome. OT, but do watch Hotaru no Hikari if you have some time to spare. It's pretty hilarious.

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Ya, junny!

Thanks for that hot tip! I started watching HOTARU NO HIKARI last night. What a blast! My fevered brain is beginning to cool down even as my funny bone is warming up. ;-)

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Thanks for the recaps Festerfaster!

Penultimate episode... I loved the emotional growth we saw in Young Oh and I agree with you that we had to sacrifice a bit of Jin Sung's growth because of the stinky cut. But all in all, the BM team have done a admirable job of picking themselves up and doing the best job they can!

Writer Kim still going strong with the medical jargon so I did a little ramble on my blog about my impression of the mystery behind Young Oh's misdiagnosis, and then all the medical stuff pertaining to poor Jin Sung.

Beautiful Mind Episode 13 Medicaps
https://mydramalesslife.wordpress.com/2016/08/02/beautiful-mind-episode-13-medicaps/

My episode 14 Medicap is already up so please AVOID SPOILERS by not clicking on my home page if you haven't watched yet. Thanks!

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Thanks @Michykdrama! I was wondering how (if possible) for YO to be able to donate his lungs so quickly at short notice. Your medicap answered my question, so I guess there's a bit suspension of belief at the ending

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Yeah well sometimes transplants happen quite quickly, and I've had transplant co ordinators (the people in charge of arranging the transplants) come at midnight to the ICU to check on patients so that the operation can be done the next day. So it may be possible. And the drama wouldn't bother to show all that boring stuff anyway. ?

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first .. thank u Festarfaster for your recap <3

second .. I read your medicap for this episode Mickey . and I wanted to explain sth - as I understood it - .. I think the " wrong scans " referred to here were the pre-op ones not the post-ops ..
I mean that Young Oh had that frontal lobe lesion prior to getting the surgery .. which means Dr. Lee did nothing wrong ..

this is the only explanation I can have cuz the scans Dr MJ showed are abnormal too ..

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No, the wrong scans are not pre-op because Dr Lee took them from YO's guardian personally at the hospital so they cannot be wrong. The reason why MJ's scans showed abnormality is because YO's brain (frontal lobe) part gets damaged/shrank over years of not using them, as he was taught by his father to read emotions rather than to feel them. That was why MJ said his damage was not caused by injury, but by childhood trauma. I am not sure if this is medically possible but I will just give it the benefit of a Kdrama doubt.

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Well I'm not super sure about anything so yeah, you could be right, because some stuff is a bit hard to explain. We will just have to ask writer Kim about it to know the truth ?

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i love your medical post!

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Hi, Michykdrama...

Thanks for two more informative Medicaps(TM). What will you ever do with all the copious free time you'll have now that the final curtain has fallen?

Oh, right -- you'll be catching up on JH's earlier work. Well, I've got two more for you to check out: His first movie, ZZANG aka THE BEST, 1998, is available on YouTube in the US... as is WINDSTRUCK (2004 film), aka LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO MY GIRLFRIEND. I watched them both today.

ZZANG did not have subtitles, but no biggie after watching raw episodes of OHYA, MOTW, and BEAUTIFUL MIND. What was fun was seeing his nibs doing his own stunts way back when. I would have liked to read the snappy dialogue, but did find a synopsis, so was vaguely aware of the plot.

WINDSTRUCK was a great rom-com tearjerker with a cracktastic OST to rival THE CLASSIC -- including a nice one by MC Sniper. Good subtitles, also. Be sure to watch it. Have tissues handy.

OT aside: Finally, in the spirit of LYO himself, I want to mention a book I read many years ago that may cast some light for your son... Happiness is a Choice by Barry Neil Kaufman. His Son-Rise is the account of overcoming his son's autism diagnosis. -- You might want to look into a modality called "curative eurythmy," which is related to Waldorf education and the Camphill movement that started in Scotland in 1939... I hope they are helpful. ;-)

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Haha. Unfortunately real life doesn't stop for dramas and honestly I'm sure I'll probably just sleep more ?

I'm going to SLOWLY plough through the dramas and movies but I really don't know when I will get to them! Haha. I have such inertia sometimes, even though I know I'll really enjoy it when I watch.

Thanks for the recommendations! My son and I thank you ? I'm actually in the middle of a course to help my kid communicate better and now he actively seeks me out to share experiences with me. Which is a huge step for autistic kids. It's wondrous and awesome to see him improve. ❤️

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You're most welcome, Michykdrama!

I'm so glad to hear that you and your son are developing ways to communicate. What a blessing... (One of my friends has a son in his late teens with the diagnosis.) Hwaiting!

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Michykdrama,

Meant to mention that in WINDSTRUCK, JH's character is a diffident schoolteacher (except for one crucial scene) who ends up dating a cop... a lady cop even more abrasive than LYO.

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Michykdrama,

Came across this recently and thought it might be of interest to you:

http://www.jaynestars.com/news/sunny-chans-love-letter-encourages-autistic-son-to-start-his-own-family/

Sunny Chan is quite well-known in Hong Kong for being candid about his son's autism and how he has been working to become a better father to his son. There are youtube videos of him speaking about how proud he is of his son's progress. It's very heartwarmiing.

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Thanks Junny!
I'll check it out for sure. It's great that there is so much stuff online nowadays and people are so open and willing to share their experiences and offer support ?

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Thank you so much for the medicap! I'm going to miss them. I'm just sad about the plot hole for the whole wrong scan thing. It just seems weird for your brain to shrank by itself. I was surprised by the fact that lung living donors are forbidden in Korea. I checked and it seems we can do it in my country. And from what I remember from biology class our teacher told us it was possible to live with only one lung (or do I remember wrongly, since it's been such a long time). Anyway thank you for the details on the lung transplant, I also thought it was done too fast in the drama

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Aww thanks @TM! ?

I don't think lung transplants are illegal in South Korea.. Like how they also said the cancer drug was illegal? It's actually not. Lol. So they just wanted to make it more dramatic and make YO's sacrifice be even bigger (like giving up a lung wasn't a big deal enough ?)

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Oh thank you for pointing out the obvious! No matter what it really bothered me. I'm glad south koreans can freely give their lung while being alive

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Thanks a lot for your science educated.I think that PD avoid that so much logical,it's because of the KBS cut.so we don't have any choice,then just except it.but I always wait for your science explanation,everytime the recaps is out. ???? gomawoooo..

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You are most welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed them ?

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I forgot I wanted to say I'm so happy we still have the recaps so that we can reminisce and remember the moments in the show again- I'm deeply in denial that it has ended! ?

So thank you for the recaps and insights again Festerfaster!! It has been a great ride with you.

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Beautiful comments there, @ festerfaster especially with regards to LYO and Dr Hyun having this dichotomous relationship.

It was a pity that we didn't get to see GJS's extended arc as a cop but all things considered, I think the writer did a reasonable job tying up all the different threads using her medical condition as the catalyst.

I will really miss this drama.

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My withdrawals are so bad that once an episode finishes, I go back to rewatch all the yummy bits almost immediately. Like for this one, I replayed the back hug scene so many times, among others. Then I catch the repeat screenings on KBS World. Someone please tell me this is normal...

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Don't feel bad. I've done the same thing with almost every episode; I downloaded them from dramaload.ch and I've gone back and watched all of the more than twice.

I've NEVER done this with a drama before and I've been watching kdrama for at least two years now. So this is a special drama.

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I've been watching K dramas for 6 years now and this is my first time rewatching every episode at least twice while while the drama is airing. :D

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Thanks Elizabeth and Lilium, for understanding how I feel XD This drama is seriously crack and time spent watching and rewatching it is well spent. I have no regrets! I cannot remember a time when I've so wholeheartedly rooted for a k-drama couple to overcome such staggering odds, but Young-oh and Jin-sung are truly the cutest thing ever ♥︎♥︎

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I just can't re-watch any content at all not even books but here, while waiting for

the episodes i watched Dr. Young Oh Gye Jing Sung scenes again and again.

It is normal for us all human beings. That's what i have learnt.

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I am not complaining that for a 14 episode drama there has only been 1 song for the soundtrack until ep 13; Im loving the song so much.

Having the second OST released just on 03 Aug right after everything ends is kinda bittersweet...

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Can someone tell me on what episode that second ost were played. Bc i rewatched the last 2 episodes and i dont find that second ost were playing. Am i missing something..

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This is my cult drama. Jang hyuk shines in this character that made me cry with him along his growth. I just love that he thought he'd never change but who would have thought he'd wear a green T and singing sappy love song. Thanks FF for the recap. We all love this drama and we know why. XOXO

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Did he sing?

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LYO sang about two lines of a song as he arrived at the nurses' station where Nurse Jang was sitting -- right after Dr. Yang wiped out in the hallway in shock and awe at his colleague's stunning threads.

Was LYO having a McCartney moment with a silly love song??

What followed was even better... LYO passes through the herd of Power Rangers -- who turn in unison and do double takes, then do it again in perfect synchronization. It was like watching the Four Tops or the Temptations. Was this a spoof of boy bands or what? Do Power Rangers fly in formation or something? I miss all the Korean pop culture references, but suspect something like that is going on in this scene.

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Can someone please enlighten me with what really happened with lee geunmyeong and lee youngoh in the past? Did lee geunmyeong really do a malpractice in lee youngoh's surgery?

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No, elder Dr Lee's surgery on Lee YO in the past was a success, he did not damage his frontal lobe. It was the other doctor (Dr Oh) who mistakenly saw a wrong scan and informed Dr Lee in error. But elder Lee did not seek a second opinion as he was worried he will be found out about his mistake.

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SEASON 2! SEASON 2!

I want to see how GJS deal with 205 twisted side. I don't want this drama to end….

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Yes we need season 2! I want to know what JS call YO other than “Dr. Lee Young-oh” or “ajushhi". I must say that line cracked me up though.

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omg me too! It will make me cringe if she called him "oppar" (oppa rawr).

I was giggling like omo.. omo… especially when he grins at JS "I want to see you" :D

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maybe something good about the low rating. JangHyuk may feel bad and will ask Park Sodam to join him again in another drama like what he did with Lee Dahae? I'll keep on wishing and dreaming ....

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Yes please! I need more Janghyuk and Sodam!!!

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Haha I thought of that too, and their subsequent Chuno was such a rating powerhouse!

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If this wish become true.then it's the best luckiest thing for us.fans of Wi fi couple.I really hope that someone at the BM cast or writer or PD read our comment at this site.so they know,how we love them.my wish,is just not Jang hyuk and Park So Dam,in another new drama,but Dr.Hyeon,Dr.Yang and Nurse Jang.of course who play LYO father too.(sorry I don't memories those actor and actress real name).I really want to watch all of them in another new drama.and let's BM end in Happily.ahhhh yesss don't put Kim MinJae ,pleaseee.......but Gye Jin Song,brother.really feel funny,everytime see his scene.Are my wish is too much....??

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Thank you so much for the recap Festerfaster! Love your comments and insights!

This was such a beautiful episode and BM will remain one of my favorite shows.

I agree with you regarding JS, and actually her whole police department which pretty much disappeared from the story, but understand with the cut something had to give. Still, JS is awesome and yes, love her relationship with YO. She is still there for him, as he is. I was afraid with him yelling what her reaction would be. So glad she stayed true to her character and saw beyond his harsh words. Yes, she was never afraid of him. Interesting it's the doctors who were all afraid of him. Maybe as they say ignorance is a bliss. Not that she is clueless, but she just doesn't have any preconceived opinion/judgement about YO. She treats him just like anybody else. And she takes him as he is. Maybe thanks to the cut there just wasnt time for angst in their relationship.

Thank you so much for introducing me to this show, it's thanks to your recaps and everyone's comments that I decided to watch it and I am so grateful I did not miss out on such a gem! And thank you for continuing to give us thoughtful, heartfelt recaps! That's why I love this site!

Ok, it's going to be hard to move on...

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Every fans of BM have hard feeling to move on.you are not alone.

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I think I am going to take a break from Kdramas for the time being

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I know... I can't bring myself to watch anything else right now... I think I'm going to rewatch BM from beginning to end as it was hard to get into the first episodes... Maybe I'll see the beginning differently... But yeah.. may take a while to recover... may need to take a break to recuperate...

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I'm watching dramas like eating subway meals. Just for immediate taste and time pass with no heart,no feelings involved in any story or character.

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That's what I liked about Jin Sung! Because she's so clueless on medical stuff she never saw Young Oh's sickness but saw the man instead. I'm also sad we saw no development with Jin Sung's career

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I must admit that while I still really like this show, I am confused and a bit disappointed by the development around YO's frontal lobe damage (or...lack of damage?).

It is not likely that the scan they took of YO when he was first operated on by Dr. Oh is the only scan he ever underwent - and we have seen in the course of the series that Min Jae also took on of his brain (and would probably have had to do periodic scans as his main neuro-physician to check up on his condition). Thus, if they are competent doctors, I expect that there is more than one scan, and these scans would all have shown that he has a damaged frontal lobe otherwise that narrative would not still exist and the misconception of his lobe being un-damaged would not have been perpetuated for so long. So...what am I missing? Can anyone chime in with thoughts?

I also think whether or not there is a valid explanation for the non-damage, it would have been a stronger plot had the damage been real -- either due to Dr. Oh or due to YO having the damage even before the surgery -- and for YO to rise above it and to be able to empathize anyway because he met people (Jin Sung and patients) who drew that character out in him. The brain is a complex and beautiful organ, and it has redundancies and ways of compensating. How amazing would it be that what YO needed the most was people to love him and to treat him like a human being in order for him to...to be a lovable human being himself. But I also understand this direction - it makes the blow a bit harder, and Dr. Oh's abuse even more shocking and cruel.

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Michykdrama has some thoughts on this: https://mydramalesslife.wordpress.com/2016/08/02/beautiful-mind-episode-13-medicaps/

I'm still struggling to wrap my head around the frontal lobe damage thing. I've read that an emotionally toxic environment affects the hippocampus, which is involved in the processes of learning and memory, and also the emotional behaviour related to survival.

I found this on Quora (I don't know how authoritative or how medically accurate it is):
"Early on in the pre-adolescent years, verbal and emotional abuse can actually cause hormonal changes in the brain and potentially lead to disorders such as Antisocial Personality disorder. It can lead to antisocial behavior and depression in the adolescent years of life but in adulthood it is usually not as damaging to the brain. Abuse will cause the most severe brain changes in the impressionable and pruning stages of brain development."

https://www.quora.com/Can-insults-and-emotional-abuse-change-the-structure-of-the-brain-or-damage-the-brain-in-any-way-What-is-the-impact-of-emotional-abuse-on-our-brain

If this is true, then I think this what the writer was aiming for, although to be honest, given how Heo Jun-ho had played Dad and the flashbacks shown, the severity and frequency of the abuse must be left to the imagination.

For a good part of the drama, I wanted the damage to be real, because it would have been an incredible tale of healing and inner strength to overcome such severe limitations. But I'm trying to make peace with the direction the writer has chosen because it still means Young-oh has to start everything from scratch and either way it's just that much harder for him. Fortunately he has his Wi-Fi Jin-sung, who is with him every step of the way.

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Oops. Substitute "Dr. Lee" for "Dr. Oh".

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I think he never went for a neuro check-up because elder dr lee tries to hide his 'malpractice' issue. So, there wont be any brain scans done over the years. I supposed no treatment done for lyo except his father training. The recent brainscan done by minjae do shows damage in his frontal lobe but as the others have stated and minjae also talk about it, the damage is due to childhood trauma in which he was brainwashed that he cant feel emotion and he is a monster. Because of his training to read emotions by body language, then he never tries to use his frontal lobe and causing it to damage/shrink. I have see or reas somewhere that when you didnt use part of your brain for long term it can shrinks. But i am not that sure.

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Thanks for the recap festerfaster.

Young-oh asks Dr. Lee what emotion he should express after discovering that he is his father’s greatest mistake. Dr. Lee, looking utterly tortured, can only say that he tried his best to create a perfect world for Young-oh.

Certain behaviors - 20/20 hindsight...
In Dr. Lee's case, one can become too preoccupied and end up perpetuating what you're trying desperately to prevent thereby exacerbating the problem. Young-Oh - his mindful thinking and careful consideration shows how far he's come along. Now carefully attending to and empathizing with a patient's experience.

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Hello, August. Are you that August? Lol. I mean, I read your name somewhere on a drama recaps months (or years?) ago...

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Hi cinnamon! That's me. I use August~ as my moniker during the month of August here on the site (makes it easier for me to reply to comments).

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Hugs and thanks festerfaster for your recap!!

How I wish this drama could be longer.... But, hey...what power did we had compared to those mighty execs at KBS lol. I'm gonna miss this drama, especialy LYO interaction with other doctors and nurses at the hospital...they're all cute!! LYO - GJS couple too....

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I was so worried for a moment there that JS is going to take the regenerative medicine and get well. Luckily we did not go down that path.. The ending made me go goggle 'lung transplant live donor' immediately though.

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Nah, Young-oh will never let her take the regenerative medicine because he knows how dangerous it is. Jin-sung is desperate and he understands, but I love how he basically tells Suk-joo "over my dead body" on that topic.

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What a Beautiful Show. Thank you for the recap. Screw kbs.

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The writer probably gave LYO all the best lines in this drama. My favourite LYOism comes from this episode.
"It's illegal, and very dangerous. My favourite kind of surgery."

With JH's delivery, it just sums him up perfectly.

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festerfaster,

Thank you for another spiffy recap! And for sharing your insights for all these weeks. I wouldn't have been able to enjoy this show anywhere near as much if it weren't for the fine work of all the recappers -- and the contributions of fellow Beanies lovingly served up in 2-cent portions. ;-)

At long last we got a gander at Dr. Oh Young-bae's backstory. My suspicion of professional sour grapes was confirmed. What surprised me was that OYB admitted to screwing up his evaluation of the images... As others have pointed out, it strains one's disbelief that Dr. Lee the Elder didn't get a second opinion for LYO (although I understand his rationale).

As far as I'm concerned, OYB's the one who screwed up big time. To his credit, he did attempt to inform Dr. Lee of his mistake... but went about it with less tact than LYO on a bad hair day. Someone give him a copy of Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People, stat!

I was heartened by Suk-Joo's return from the dark side. His recording of Manager Chae's de facto confession had me jumping up and down. When the bureaucrat threatened SJ and admitted to killing his prececessor, I took that to mean that Jin-Sung's deceased deliveryman was not going to be addressed further onscreen. I'll just assume that the investigation into Chae will reveal all his evildoing.

Loved the Power Rangers bromance explosion. ;-)

For all the talk about the Ewing's sarcoma patient's desire to hold his son, at the baby's baptism, the name was a feminine one! According to one set of subs, she was baptized Julitta, while another version had her being named Eusebia (from the ancient Greek personification of filial piety, loyalty, and godliness.) August 2 is the feast day of male St. Eusebius of Vercelli.

Note: The christening was conducted in a Catholic church. In Europe and the Americas, it was traditional to name children after the saint on whose feast day they were born, often with a first and middle name. Or, the child could be named after a relative, perhaps a grandparent -- who would likely have been named for a saint or holy person.

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Beautiful mind is definitely beautiful to me. Despite the flaws, this drama is something that cannot just be ignored. I think--well, since there's no much development on JS's career--this drama is more about LYO and his father... I learn something from that father-son relationship. And both the actors just delivered their characters really well...

Sadly, this is the only drama I'm currently watching after I dropped W. W is visually excellent and the plot is great as well. Two thumps up, but maybe the genre--whatever the name is--is not for me. Happy watching to the fans.

Now waiting for Jealousy...

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Same here, I dropped W after 3 episodes. I really want to watch it becoz I really love Nine and they have the same writer. But maybe the genre doesn't suit me or whatever.

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It is great scripts like this and also Signal that make the whole drama so pivoting. So unpredictable and cannot wait to see how the next episode unravel. Kudos to the script writers and the drama team who dare to go ahead and try new scripts. Enough of all those predictable romance type. This is good quality watching. Sad the audience at large are there just for a good time and don't know how to value good scripts and truly interesting dramas.

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Which begs the question Signal didnt have idol stars nor was it a rom com It had an offbeat subject like Beautiful Mind

So how come that drama got ratings and recognition but this doesn't.

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Coz Signal was aired on cable TV which has a different audience reach. Many people have expressed that BM would do much better in terms of ratings had it been aired on a cable channel.

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Ahem ? (takes out glasses clears them)
My interpretation of what Young oh is actually saying ........

If it wasn't for you I wouldn’t have tried to save that patient.

YOU AWOKE FEELINGS OF EMPHATHY IN ME !

If it wasn’t for you I would have lived in peace as I have all these years, grateful that I was alone.

IF IT WASN'T FOR YOU I WOULD HAVE CONTINUED ON IN ISOLATION AND LONELINESS NOT KNOWING WHAT I MISSED.

If it weren’t for her, he yells, I wouldn’t feel hope just because of a few tears.

I'M AFRAID TO BELIEVE THAT I CAN FINALLY FEEL THAT I CAN CHANGE !

I despise you more than anyone in this world, and want you to disappear from my life.

I HATE YOU FOR MAKING ME GO THROUGH ALL THAT ! BUT I LOVE YOU MORE THAN ANYONE IN THE WORLD/ YOU ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON THE WORLD TO ME. DON'T EVER LEAVE ME !

Tell me what you interpret from his dialogue.
That is a unique love confession to me

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I have to said LYO confess is like women,when to play hard to get,or to make an image that she is have a high pride.and wish that man she love will continued chase her.of course in LYO case is because,he never learn how to fall in love.and show it.so in this level,his action is like at teenager stage.I wish there will anyone fix my perception..like to see another option too

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My small take on this scene !

An unconscious Jin-sung is taken in to surgery, and Suk-joo stands over her. A moment later, Young-oh is wheeled in and laid out beside her. In a flashback, we see that Young-oh had proposed what is best alternative for the patient: lung transplant from a live patient. In the present, Suk-joo asks him if he is sure he wants to go through with it ?

Young-oh interrupts saying that it’s a procedure that is illegal and dangerous for the donor, but has a high success rate of saving the patient. That makes it my favorite kind of surgery!

In his trademark style Young-oh tells Suk-joo CHA! (Okay) Let the surgery begin ! Just as he would say when beginning surgery in his OR. Only this time he is the patient not the surgeon.

I was struck by this last scene. This is supposed to be huge turning point for the character and an especially emotional one. A psychopath putting his life, his career on the line for his lady love not even sure she'll make it. Any other character would be emotional right then even fearful for himself. An actor of less caliber might even be tempted to hamm it up a bit.

However Young oh is still Young oh down to the end. While looking at her with eyes full of love at the same time he manages to be dry, logical, succinct and self assured.

Though he was on that bed I was looking at surgeon Lee Young-oh giving his opinion before his own surgery.

That left a deep impression on me. He was a patient a doctor and a lover at the same time. He's doing this brave sacrificial thing unemotionally.

Not every actor can pull that off. Jang hyuk gets my respect for that.

Im not very articulate so I hope you all get what I'm trying to say.

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Alisha,

I read you loud and clear, and concur. ;-)

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"Looking over at Jin-sung with HIS HEART IN HIS EYES, Young-oh tells Suk-joo to begin the surgery."

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My fav scene was when power rangers passed YO in green shirt with smile face on and turned back in sync in the hallway. Such a great comic relief :) Love their scenes. Why they didn't have it in earlier episodes. Sigh.. only if this show didn't have first 4 episodes or something.

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Festerfaster you did this incredible drama justice. You are an amazing addition to the dramabeans team. Thank you for your hard work, wonderful writing, snd great thoughts.
I love this drama. The best of the year so far. For me the cast writers crew everyone killed it.
Just before the show started I had been wondering if like in the US there are shows that are "critical hits." Shows that people and reviewers like and are well done but just don't find a mass audience and get cut down before their time despite their quality. I haven't heard of any examples of that and kdrama before so I thought maybe this domestic Korean audience was smarter or at least better at finding the "good" stuff. To see beautiful mind languish in the ratings however and Doctors soar though, I know it's a universal truth that intricate and inspiring things can be ignored for terrible fluffy things. It's not that fluffy things are even that bad, I'm watching them both because I can do that easily here, but to schedule them against each other and have to have real-time ratings surely will put something like beautiful mind at a disadvantage.
Someone before, and I'm sorry I can't find the commenter, I had such a good thought that this show then the exact same way, have killed it had it been on cable.
I have to say it again I love this show. I hope the creators and people who worked so hard on it feel immensely proud.
Two more random thoughts on moments that endeared the drama to me even more in this episode:
1. What the banana shirt? If your going to put your beautiful leading lady at a disadvantage, way to go all the way Show. You know your heroine is strong if she can overcome a top pony, rejecting words, and that BANANA shirt and swoop in with a back hug.
2. You know the sun glasses and hat are legit what jang hyuk wore to work that day, and the director's like, "perfect." Have you seen his personal style?

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Considering what JH wore to the wrap up party, I wouldn't be surprised. Hyukkie's personal style is such LOVE

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Firefly would be one that's turned into a cult classic. I'm not so sure about The Finder which I thought was great but was canned after 13 eps.

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Ah, FIREFLY... I loved it to bits as a space opera...

Another show that got canned before it really got out of the gate was CRUSADE, the spinoff from BABYLON 5. Fair winds and following seas to Mr. Garibaldi...

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Ah... another Browncoat. Shiny!
It's definitely one of my favourites of all time. Sigh... what it could have been.

Yes, I didn't mind Crusade. It had promise.
First time I got to see Daniel Dae Kim in anything.

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still OT, neener neener...

*salutes fellow Browncoat*

I actually started out in the tribe of Buffy and Angel. IIRC, Daniel Dae Kim played one of the diabolical lawyers at Wolfram and Hart in ANGEL, but that was years after CRUSADE.

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Well, I got my moment of catharsis! I cried right along with him, too.

That street scene was so good for me because, it was so much like their interactions in the past. Anything that happened to him emotionally (whether he recognized it or not) he would go to her. JinSung is his litmus test better still his wifi lol. That was the best back hug I've ever seen in a Kdrama and it got turned on it's ear in its traditional use. Especially when Young Oh seemed to sigh in relief and placed his hand over hers.

When he opened that gift... I got the impression that he likes opening them. IDK... he's so child like in so many ways. Opening a present, from a patient at that must've been a bit of a thrill...

I'm so glad that the patient and his wife agreed and let Young-oh participate in the baby's christening. Which, by the way, is the cutest baby I've seen since Hogu's Love. I was happy to see him hold the itty bitty because, one, he seemed to be curious about them and two because it was a subtle tell of his ability to show affection. I'm also glad that he had JinSung come with him. To me, it's the equivalent of having been invited to a wedding by your crush/boyfriend. It's serious, girl....

Dr. Yang and Nurse Jang's reactions were priceless. When he handed that candy to DY, I just couldn't. Omigosh, when the Gab Five(I'm calling them that, it's my comment) saw him strutting around in his shirt and that triple, take? I had to watch that at least twice. It was awesome.

Lee Shi-Hyun's way of exposing the the lesions was stellar. That is all...

All DY had to say was "bet" and Young Oh was down for the cause! LOL! And I loved how, the other team members were all on his shoulders looking at the monitors with him. SN: It's just funny to me how they hate liking him so much. It's obvious that they do like him to a degree. And funnier still is how he has passive-aggressively (by all parties) become a part their little clique.

Thoroughly enjoyed watching Young Oh punch the taste out Suk Joo's mouth. I do not advocate violence, but he deserved all one two of those licks...
Aother SN:Kim Min Jae.... Kim Min Jae... you triflin' heifer, you. My eyes were strained from rolling them so hard.... OH because it was because of abuuuuse, y'all can start oooooveeeeer... No Judas.... keep your 30 pieces of silver, I mean, paltry assistant professorship and leave the relationship development to someone *hard cough, JinSung* whose only thing to protect is the other person in the relationship...

The last scene was so satisfying for me... Jang Hyuk's face was so serene and soft- just lovely to look at as he lay next to JinSung waiting for surgery. Swoon...

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@nicnac,

"...Omigosh, when the Gab Five (I’m calling them that, it’s my comment) saw him strutting around in his shirt and that triple, take? I had to watch that at least twice..."

Man, am I slow on the uptake... Duh! Gab Five as a play on the Fab Four (The Beatles)?!?! I love it! ;-)

Various viewers have commented on the Power Rangers always hanging out in the doctors' lounge and apparently never working. To me, it makes perfect sense: they're on break. Wouldn't you rather have them mulling over their conspiracy theories with their wagons circled around the water cooler in the privacy of the break room instead of yakking in the operating theater or emergency room? Imagine how many table deaths their bromance explosion would trigger... ;-)

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