Despite SBS’s best efforts at negotiations, it looks like hit medical drama Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim won’t be getting an extension after all. I must admit I’m sad to say goodbye to the Doldam Hospital characters that I’ve grown to love. But this piece of news has gotten me perked back up: Kim Hye-soo (Signal) has confirmed that she will be making a cameo appearance in the show’s final episode. Details regarding her character have not been announced, but I’m sure she’ll be charismatic and attention-grabbing, as always.
Due to a last-minute pre-emption for SBS’s music award ceremony, the show got off-schedule by one episode, and an extension looked probable. The series has been performing extremely well and surpassed 25-percent ratings, which is an amazing feat, given that even reaching ten percent is an indicator of success these days. However according to latest reports, there will be no Episode 21; instead, as fan service, the writer has magnanimously agreed to write a “special episode” that still takes place at Doldam Hospital.
We still don’t know whether our main characters (Teacher Kim played by Han Seok-kyu, Seo-jung played by Seo Hyun-jin, and Dong-joo played by Yoo Yeon-seok) will be coming back for the special episode. But, Kim Hye-soo’s cameo appearance is supposed to be in both the finale and the special episode. She and Han Seok-kyu have worked together in two movies before: Dr. Bong and The Villain and the Widow. I’ve already downloaded both to prepare for their potential upcoming reunion. I can only imagine how sizzling the chemistry between the two veteran actors will be, and my imagination says “Holy cow, yes!”
Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim airs its finale on January 16, and the special episode will air the following day.
Via DongA Sports