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Doctors: Episode 14

Two sick children + hardworking father – money = heartbreaking story. While the plot doesn’t move forward much, it was, nonetheless, a sad episode. The show depicts the struggles of being poor while having sick family members, and despite the tender moments shared between father and sons, sometimes it is not enough to combat the burdens of reality.

 

 
EPISODE 14 RECAP

Going back a few hours, Ji-hong stands in front of Hye-jung’s father’s restaurant and narrates, “Entering someone’s life means not asking about the scars they don’t tell me or can’t tell me about. Not asking and being by their side. First, I have to find out what the scar is.”

Ji-hong enters the restaurant, and Hye-jung’s father greets him warmly. He mentions that Yoon-do is here, too, and Ji-hong joins Yoon-do at his table. Pouring him a drink, Ji-hong asks if Yoon-do was the operating surgeon for Hye-jung’s stepmother, and Yoon-do says that he earned a lot of points then.

Surprised, Ji-hong asks if Yoon-do still hasn’t given up on wooing Hye-jung. Yoon-do sighs, wishing that he had a zipper on his heart to close and open it freely. Rather than humor his emotional musings, Ji-hong says, “I figured out the reason you were rejected.”

Returning to the closing scene from the last episode, Hye-jung questions Ji-hong about seeing her father. Ji-hong clarifies that he went to buy food, not to see her father. However, the mere thought of Ji-hong meeting her father displeases Hye-jung, and the two verbally spar back and forth. For now, their small argument ends in laughter, and Hye-jung pushes aside the soup, which Ji-hong notices.

At the hospital, Yoon-do asks Kyung-joon about one of the patients, and Kyung-joon starts to explain that he meant to order Kang-soo to do the work. Yoon-do admonishes the fourth-year for not completing the work and getting used to bossing around others. Seo-woo intervenes and tells Kyung-joon to at least call Joong-dae, or make the department run smoothly without Joong-dae’s help.

Meanwhile, Joong-dae is hiding out at Soon-hee’s café, and Soon-hee mentions that it’s already been two days since he’s been here. Joong-dae promises to only stay for a week, and feeling pity, Soon-hee asks if he ate food. Joong-dae happily declares that he found food in her fridge, and all of Soon-hee’s sympathies disappear in a flash.

She yells at him for digging through her fridge without permission, and says that he should have called her beforehand like a normal person. Joong-dae didn’t want to risk getting caught by Hye-jung, and pleads with Soon-hee to keep everything a secret.

In the residents’ office, Kang-soo says that life is difficult without Joong-dae, and Kyung-joon comes into the room, complaining about the missing second-year. Young-kook tells him that Joong-dae sent a text, in which Joong-dae declares that he can’t tolerate the “defamation of character” and won’t be returning to the hospital.

Kyung-joon asks who bullied Joong-dae, and the other residents stare at him in disbelief. Kyung-joon defends his actions, stating that everything is for their sake. Kang-soo disagrees since he thinks a good person is someone who doesn’t hit and buys them food like Young-kook. For that, Kyung-joon whacks Kang-soo in the arm and leaves the office in a fit.

Yoon-do and Seo-woo visit their sick, young patients, brothers Hae and Dal. Yoon-do presents them with Rubik’s Cubes, and asks Hae if everything is all right since he’s starting radiation therapy today. Seo-woo explains the procedure as wearing a helmet like a robot so Hae won’t be nervous.

An administration staff member asks Nurse Su-jin about Hae and Dal’s father, but he’s usually not here until the evenings. Nurse Su-jin sighs and tells Hye-jung that the children’s mother died from cancer and her hospital bills left the family in debt.

Ji-hong arrives, and Hye-jung accompanies him to check on Dal. She informs him about Dal’s condition post-surgery, and then asks what he’s doing later. Ji-hong explains that he’s meeting Tae-ho to talk about a project they’re working on, and if it goes well, it can change who’s in charge of the hospital.

They visit Hae and Dal who are waiting diligently for their father. Ji-hong asks how Dal feels, and the younger brother complains of pain. Hae reassures Ji-hong that Dal’s not in a lot of pain, and when Ji-hong asks how he knows, Hae says that he takes care of Dal while their father is away.

Hae and Dal’s father is busy parking cars as a valet and receives a call from the hospital administration office telling him the surgery fee is currently 20 million won (roughly 18,000 USD). He hangs up and sighs since the bills will only increase.

Hye-jung drops in during Hae’s treatment, and Seo-woo calls Hye-jung nosy. Yoon-do comments that doctors need to be nosy, and Seo-woo whispers under her breath that Yoon-do is tactless. Hye-jung hears her and agrees that Yoon-do is tactless, and Seo-woo seems to smile for a brief second, and Yoon-do notes Hye-jung’s tendency to throw him under the bus.

Hye-jung receives a text from Kang-soo, informing her that the people from the broadcasting station are here to interview her. She leaves to meet them, and greets the main producer of the documentary show.

In his office, Tae-ho tells Ji-hong about the new investor they secured and the 60 billion won (over 5 million USD) they offered. Ji-hong is glad to hear the news and tells Tae-ho to use it as leverage in the upcoming board meeting.

In his own office, Ji-hong opens a package filled with his father’s photos. Someone knocks on his door and the other nurse (Nurse Yoo) enters. Ji-hong has been waiting for her to visit him, and she apologizes for taking so long. He asks why she left her post the night his father died, and Nurse Yoo explains that Director Jin wanted a private word with Director Hong.

Thus, Ji-hong visits Director Jin, and asks if he noticed anything unusual about Director Hong during his last moments. Director Jin says that nothing happened, but Ji-hong remains curious as to why Director Jin wanted a private word. All Ji-hong wants is for his father to have been happy during his final moments, but he says if it’s revealed that Director Hong wasn’t happy before his death, then Ji-hong won’t forgive that person. Director Jin says that they always fought and made up, and lies that this time was no different.

Hye-jung receives a call from her father, who asks to see her since he has something to give her. Reluctantly, Hye-jung meets with him outside, and he hands her an envelope containing the only picture left of her late mother.

He tells Hye-jung that he ruined the relationship because of his inferiority complex. She doesn’t want to hear his excuses, and asks if he’s acting friendly towards her because she’s a doctor now. Her father argues that he’s not that terrible, and hands her a bag of food before leaving.

Hye-jung visits Ji-hong in his office and asks for a ride home. She also hands the food over to him, and Ji-hong tells her that she should differentiate between food and her father, but she’s not ready for that. Before going home, Hye-jung wants to do some “homework,” which piques Ji-hong’s interest.

Homework turns out to be meeting Chief Kim about Grandma’s surgery, and Hye-jung tells Ji-hong to stay in the car because she can’t reveal her entire hand yet. Inside the café, Chief Kim asks for more information about her identity, and Hye-jung admits that she’s a fellow at Gukil Hospital.

Chief Kim can’t believe she’s acting like this even though she’s a doctor, and tells her that Myung-hoon tried his best during that surgery. He adds that the bags of blood Hye-jung saw the nurses carry that day were for another surgery. Hye-jung mentions that there were no other surgeries that day, and when Chief Kim asks how she knew that, Hye-jung admits that she was bluffing.

Seo-woo visits Hae who starts to puke, and Yoon-do drops by to check on him, too. Dal is next to his brother’s bed, and Seo-woo asks him where his father is. Dal tells her that he’s working and will probably come later.

In the hallway, Yoon-do turns towards Seo-woo and says that he realized why he’s never fallen in love with her. Yoon-do confesses that his heart sank when she questioned Dal about his father. He understands how Dal must feel because when he was little, he always dreaded people asking him about his mother.

Seo-woo doesn’t see the connection nor the harm in her question, so Yoon-do explains that Dal is the one who misses his father the most right now, so her questioning him about it will only make him feel worse. This is why he likes women with pasts, Yoon-do point out, because having scars fosters compassion.

Seo-woo visits Young-kook in the residents’ office, and asks if she can do something bad to him. He permits it, but she changes her mind because he’s too kind. Young-kook asks if he can do something bad instead. Seo-woo agrees, and Young-kook hugs her. Stunned, Seo-woo stands there and allows him to hold her.

At Soon-hee’s café, Joong-dae wipes down a table with extra vigor as Soon-hee enters. She doesn’t understand why he’d quit his job when it’s so difficult to become a doctor, but Joong-dae won’t return. She tells him to at least go home, but Joong-dae is afraid of his father. Soon-hee sympathizes with him since she’s afraid of hers, too.

Ji-hong drops Hye-jung off at home, and she asks Ji-hong if he wants tea at her house. He smiles, and admits that he was going to be disappointed if she didn’t invite him today. However, Soon-hee has also invited Joong-dae to stay the night, and once they hear Hye-jung’s voice outside, they quickly hide in Soon-hee’s room.

Hye-jung leads Ji-hong inside, and they notice Soon-hee’s shoes as well as a pair of male shoes in front of the door. Hye-jung calls for Soon-hee, and Soon-hee yells that she’s coming out. Once she’s out, Hye-jung asks her about the male shoes, and Soon-hee unconvincingly lies that they’re hers.

Ji-hong asks if there’s anything he can help with around the house, and Hye-jung suggests changing the light bulb in Soon-hee’s room. At that, Soon-hee shoves Ji-hong back onto the couch, and declares that she can do it by herself. Her strange behavior confuses Hye-jung, especially when Soon-hee yells at Hye-jung for liking Ji-hong more than her. Soon-hee pouts and tells Hye-jung that’s she’s not allowed in her room before shuffling away.

Ji-hong visits Hye-jung’s room and notices that she kept all the stuffed animals he gave her. Looking around, he discovers his old textbook, and inside, Hye-jung wrote a message underneath his own, stating her determination not to let his encouragement go to waste. Hye-jung enters, and Ji-hong mentions that it’s the first time he’s ever been in her room.

Ji-hong doesn’t stay for long, though, and excuses himself because it’s too risqué for them to be alone in her room. Hye-jung teases him—saying they should be risqué—so Ji-hong reciprocates by pushing her onto the bed, their faces inches apart. He teases her back, saying that he knows how to do more than this.

Ji-hong gets up, and tells Hye-jung to escort him home and give him a back-hug, because he likes those. Immediately, Hye-jung runs up behind him and hugs him. Smiling, Ji-hong asks if they should return to the bed, and Hye-jung replies that they should leave.

Hae and Dal’s father arrives at the hospital after working all day and night, and washes in the bathroom before seeing his sons. He gets a call from a lender, and they badger him to pay back his loans. He finally sees his two sons, and Dal wakes up to greet his father. Their father then wakes up Hae, and they exchange kisses before the boys fall back asleep.

In the morning, Hye-jung is on the television in the hospital lobby, and Myung-hoon beams at the free publicity. At the neurosurgery front desk, Nurse Su-jin compliments Hye-jung’s television appearance, but Kyung-joon pops up and intercepts the compliment.

Just then, Hae runs up to Hye-jung, and frantically tells her that Dal is sick. Hye-jung goes to check on Dal, who’s holding his head and crying. She calls Kang-soo to prepare for scans, and later, Hye-jung examines the new scans with Ji-hong. He states that it’s hydrocephalus, and tells Hye-jung to perform the operation since it’s relatively easy. Hye-jung calls the boys’ father to inform him, and he rushes over to the hospital. However, he’s spotted by the administration worker who’s been searching for him.

Hye-jung explains that Dal needs surgery, but when the boys’ father hesitates to sign, she assumes that he’s nervous about the operation. She reassures him that it’s a common side-effect, and he signs. Outside, the administration worker confronts the boys’ father and berates him for avoiding him. He tells the boys’ father to pay his bills, and Hye-jung interrupts their conversation to ask what social services can do.

The boys’ father explains that he’s not “poor enough” to qualify for financial aid. The administration worker refuses to allow further surgeries before the bills are paid, so Hye-jung agrees to sign as a guarantor. In the back, Ji-hong watches the entire exchange with a thoughtful expression.

Ji-hong visits Myung-hoon and tells the latter his thoughts about changing the weekly payment method in hospital billing. Myung-hoon is against the idea, citing that a lump payment would be even crueler, so then Ji-hong suggests extending financial support.

Myung-hoon reproaches Ji-hong for asking for money when he makes none for the hospital, and Ji-hong informs him that he’s working on a project that will bring in 60 billion won. Ji-hong advises him to at least expand the welfare foundation system, and when Myung-hoon fails to comply, Ji-hong reminds him that over half the board is the late Director Hong’s connections. Thus, the vote will be in Ji-hong’s favor if Myung-hoon refuses to support him.

Myung-hoon calls Chief Kim, and asks if he’s met Ji-hong again. Chief Kim tells him that he hasn’t, and then shares some interesting news: Grandma’s guardian is actually a doctor at his hospital.

The boys’ father visits the social services office, but the employee there can’t help him. As he gets up to leave, he notices a pamphlet advertising full medical support. The employee tells him that the organization only supports orphans, thus Hae and Dal don’t qualify.

In the hallway, the boys’ father stares at the pamphlet and wonders how not having a father is better than having one. Hae comes out to see his dad and gives him a hug. The boys’ father cries as he hugs his eldest son, making sure to keep his tears hidden.

Hye-jung operates on Dal, and Kyung-joon assists her. The surgery is going well, but Kyung-joon sighs, pitying Dal’s situation: Not only is he sick and poor, but his brother is sick, too. Hye-jung reproaches Kyung-joon, and reminds him that they’ll still in surgery.

In the waiting room, Hae tells his father that Dal is good since he listens to Hae when their father is absent. The father praises Hae, and then tells his son to watch over his younger brother.

Hye-jung finishes the operation, and in a private room, the father thanks her. She says that it must be very hard for him, and he tells her that it’s the kids who are suffering. A call from his boss cuts their meeting short, but before he leaves, Hye-jung asks if he’s never wanted to give up his children. The boys’ father stares at Hye-jung, the warmth from his eyes gone: “I thought you were a good person, but I guess you’re not.”

Yoon-do arrives home to find In-joo on his couch. He bought cup ramyun like she asked, and she asks if they’re for her. Yoon-do says that he bought them for himself, and Pa-ran shows up to tease Yoon-do. Pa-ran says that he approves of Yoon-do marrying In-joo, and Yoon-do finally yells out that he’s leaving. In-joo worries that they went too far, but Pa-ran deduces that Yoon-do will be back in an hour.

Hilariously, Yoon-do has run away from home to crash at Ji-hong’s apartment. He spots the claw machine and asks if he can play. Ji-hong shoos him away because he has a guest, and Yoon-do jokingly asks if it’s Hye-jung.

To his surprise and dismay, it is Hye-jung, and Ji-hong informs him of their new dating status. Yoon-do debates staying here to his misery or returning home to the two beagles, but Hye-jung is the one heading home. Yoon-do watches slack-jawed as Ji-hong leaves to escort her.

At the hospital, Hye-jung and Yoon-do go to check on their respective young patients, Dal and Hae, and in the hallway, Yoon-do finally meets the boys’ father. Just then, the administration worker appears and yells at the father for not paying. Hae and Dal rush to their father’s defense, and they yell at the administration worker for harassing their father.

Hye-jung gets an idea and calls the director of the documentary show she was on, and tells him that she has a potential subject for their show. Afterwards, Hye-jung calls the boys’ father, and leaves a voice message telling him that she’s found a way to help him pay the bills.

The boys’ father is in the hospital, and looks at all the text messages from his debt collectors. He watches his sleeping sons and whispers, “I love you.” He tells them he’ll protect them, and even if they’re not together, he’s always be by their side. NOOOOO!

Leaving behind his phone and the pamphlet of the organization supporting orphans, he walks down the empty halls of the hospital and presses the button to go up the elevators. Hye-jung spots the boys’ father as he enters the elevator, and is puzzled as to why he’s going up.

While visiting Hae and Dal, Hye-jung notices the pamphlet on the nightstand and puts the pieces together. Meanwhile, the boys’ father stands precariously on the edge of the roof, and declares that he’s not giving up. He whispers, “It’s because I love you.”

He takes a tentative step forward, but Hye-jung makes it in time to stop him. She holds up the pamphlet, asking if this is why he’s doing this, and crumples it up. She asks what will happen if he’s not there when the kids wake up, but he thinks that his sons will be better off without him. Hye-jung informs him about the documentary show and finding help. However, he meekly says that he doesn’t want to live anymore. He’s tired, and now he has the perfect excuse to throw it all away.

As the boys’ father takes a step forward, Hye-jung screams, “Don’t!” Her outburst momentarily stuns him, and Hye-jung asks how his kids will feel after knowing their father died because of them. The father is shocked and stares numbly at Hye-jung.

As the two face each other on the rooftop, Ji-hong narrates, “At a single word said thoughtlessly by a stranger, we are healed of our scars, and the direction of our life changes. Scars are not only treated by the ones we love. Among the people we meet, there is that person.”

 
COMMENTS

This arc was a tearjerker, and Namgoong Min put in a strong performance. It’s sad that there were no birth secrets or rich grandmothers to suddenly appear and make all the financial problems disappear. The show hasn’t been the most realistic, so I wouldn’t have minded some ridiculous plot twists to save Hae and Dal’s family. I’m joking, but in all seriousness, it was a good episode reminding the viewers of how society often fails the working class. The administration worker definitely won’t be winning the “friendliest employee of the year” award anytime soon, but I didn’t think he was heartless. It’s true that if the boys’ father ignored the bills, then even worse repercussions could arise (i.e., getting kicked out of the hospital without treatment).

The systems put in place to help the poor are broken, as clearly evident in Hae and Dal’s situation. Their father is able-bodied and hard-working. However, almost ironically, because he works hard, he can’t receive help. The idea that some people aren’t “poor enough” is disheartening because it reveals the systematic inequalities working class people face every day. There’s a false rhetoric concerning poor people, and it often blames the individual for their predicament. However, unforeseen circumstances, like your wife dying from cancer and both your sons needing brain surgeries, can plummet families into debt. Unfortunately, the most depressing thing about this situation is that the problem is multi-faceted, meaning there is no easy solution. While I’m sure the drama will come up with a happy ending either through the documentary show or with Ji-hong’s influence, in reality, the future looks grim for Hae, Dal, and their father. Luckily, this is a drama, but sometimes watching a show doesn’t have to be a passive pastime.

It seems official that Young-kook likes Seo-woo as a woman, though Seo-woo’s feelings are more shrouded than his. I like this pairing because Young-kook understands Seo-woo, and she appears to be open with him. Regardless of her relationship with Young-kook, Seo-woo still needs to work on empathy and tact (though I think many of the doctors in the department need to learn tact, too). I cringed when Seo-woo criticized the single father for seemingly prioritizing work over watching his kids, and it was telling how Seo-woo couldn’t empathize with how Dal would feel at her questioning. I do believe Seo-woo was trying to be kind in that scene, and she did seem to contemplate Yoon-do’s words afterwards. In a sense, she’s ignorant and doesn’t understand the privileges she has. She only sees her own hardship and can’t empathize with others. It’s possible that, to Seo-woo, an absent father means he puts money over his kids because that’s her only conception of a father. She can’t fathom a reality where a father is forced to work even if he wants to be with his kids. I think Seo-woo has the potential to change, and if there’s anything good about this show being twenty episodes, it’s that they can devote some time to developing her character outside of Hye-jung.

Besides Seo-woo, Hye-jung was rather tactless this episode with the boys’ father. I’m not sure what possessed her to ask him about abandoning his children, but I’m guessing she was thinking of her own father and making assumptions. At least it appears that she doesn’t believe he should abandon them since the ending scene shows her adamantly against the father leaving his children (albeit, he’s trying to commit suicide). That ending scene was a bundle of emotions, and it was sad to hear the father give up after watching him struggle. I also enjoyed Ji-hong’s final narration because sometimes the thoughtless words thrown by a stranger can leave scars, but as Ji-hong said, a stranger’s words can also heal. It’s a good reminder since people can now communicate facelessly through a screen and often forget the power of their words.

I’m still not convinced by Hye-jung’s father, and I understand Hye-jung’s reluctance to make amends. If she ever chooses to forgive him, I hope it’s because she wants it since she’s the only person I care about in that relationship. From what we’ve seen, her father hit her and essentially abandoned her when she was in high school. Then when Grandma died, he failed to comfort and support his daughter. It’s completely normal for Hye-jung to be resentful especially since he appeared after she struggled by herself and found success. Her father can claim he was looking for her and loves her regardless of her social status, but his actions don’t convey his feelings. He hasn’t really done anything to warrant forgiveness, and in my opinion, if the father really wants to be forgiven, then he must learn to be patient and wait for Hye-jung’s decision. She doesn’t owe him anything, and she has the right to decide to forgive him for the hurt he caused.

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Thanks, Doctors, for alternately making me squee whenever KRW and PSH are together and cry like a baby whenever Namgoong Min and the kids are on the screen. No big deal, it's great when my emotions get whipped back and forth

*eyeroll*

*starts crying again bc of Hae and Dal*

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I'm sure that I said this in the previous episode review, but I just have to TOTALLY AGREE!!! Every time KRW and PSH are on screen, I either squeeeee or think to myself, "how nice of them to have each other *while eating a bag of chips and hugging my stuffed animal*" LOL

And YES!!! NGM always at it withi his emotions! I feel like no matter what emotion he needs to portray, he does it so well. ANGER, SADNESS, QUIRKINESS. HE DOES IT ALL!!

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I hope Hyejung never forgives her father. He never once shown remorse for how he treated her and instead is trying to guilt trip her into forgiving him. He even dared to try to take some credit for how she became a doctor. Please, Hyejung is nothing like you. She became successful by her own determination, hard work and with the help of the positive influences in her life (her grandmother, her friends and Jihong), not because she shares your DNA. HUGHHH I hate "let's forgive the abusive parent arc".

Just because someone is blood related doesn't mean you need them in your life and have to maintain a relationship with them. I am disappointed in Jihong for showing some kind of sympathy towards Hyejung's father. I am only forgiving him because I don't think he understands the situation completely.

On another note, Hae and Dal are beyond adorable ^^ My poor heart.

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You're a bit cruel. He made mistakes. People grow and change. In life you can either be bitter or try to be the bigger person and forgive. Its easier to be bitter, most people are.

Besides Jihong's motivations aren't exactly noble, he had romantic/sexual desires for Hyejung when they were still teacher-student.

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What has her father done to deserve forgiveness? He and his wife are, in their current representation, toxic.

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Hye Jung's father hit her and let his second wife abuse her. Not to mention when he couldn't handle her, he just left her to grandmas with her belongings and told her not to contact him anymore. When granny died, he let the second wife insult her and say awful things to a girl who was crying her eyeballs out for the only person who did not give up on her. Finally after 13 yrs when he finds out that she is a neurosurgeon he wants to reconcile, right?

And can we finally move on about the fact that they used to be teacher-student? I mean it's a taboo that a teacher has feelings for student, but in real life it happens very often. The important fact is that he did not act upon his feelings/desires, instead kept his distance. Damn they're both adults and Hye Jung is a mature, independent woman now.

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" I mean it’s a taboo that a teacher has feelings for student, but in real life it happens very often."

So because it happens it real life, it becomes ok? "well, that is the way its always been" is a terrible argument for anything. I'd bet you'd have a different tune if you ever have a daughter and she is in that position.

"The important fact is that he did not act upon his feelings/desires, instead kept his distance."

The important fact is the creep had feelings/desires for her in the first place. What sort of grown man is attracted to a kid? Find a woman who is mature, has experiences in life, something to talk about.........not an inexperienced kid.

The reality is guys like him will go back to another young kid once his current partner is just a little too old. That is how those creeps operate.

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"The reality is guys like him will go back to another young kid once his current partner is just a little too old. That is how those creeps operate."
You are full of negative assumption
But let's stay with the drama. JH hasn't done anything bad even he had feeling for her.
And he waited 13 years to make sure it's real...

We are human and sadly we have no control over who we likes, whether older or younger. You are lucky to to fall in those situation. He'd be creep if he acted on it but he hasn't

They start their relationship 13 years later when she is 31. What's creep you are talking about

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@Al, I've tried to refrain after seeing your comments in doctors threads, but it's like you have something deeply against Hye Jung (or subconsciously PSH) bc everyone who says something about this drama, usually positive or logical, you just sort of invalidate their experience of this drama by commenting on personal level? If you detest Hye Jung or the actress, it would be better you said it straight forward instead of making obvious passive aggressive comments...

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If all you want are positive comments, go to a fan site dedicated to the show.

These are all opinions, your opinions are no more valid than mine, they are all just opinions. Any art is subjective.

And who appointed you Queen of the comment section?

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See, this is what I mean. We've had our opinions that Hye Jungs dad was cruel to his own child and you insisted that HJ is the cruel one, then we explained with reason and pure argumentation skills, what we thought is off in HJ dads behavior and here you are telling us to go to fansites??? Logic??

And out of blue you say that Ji Hong hasn't pure intentions, yeah in regards what? As I said the world is not black and white, female teachers may develop feelings for their male students and male teachers for female ones, because that is quite human thing to do actually. THE IMPORTANT thing is to acknowledge those feelings and stop them in time, just as JH did, just my two cents.
I'm not saying that this show is great, I'm just saying that if you have criticism then atlas give *constructive* criticism.. this is DB, not for example AKP.

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Please keep your discussions courteous and on topic.

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??????? loud clap hands for you @ Al.Even hollywood movie can't run from critic.and they accept it with open minded.Those director,actor or actress,who don't show improve in the next movie or show.Get ready to be disappear or forgotten.

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If u can write negative comments , not only about the show but also on pple leaving positive comments here, asking them to grow up etc, I don't see how art is subjective in your eyes.

Negative comments are of course welcome, but it's just not right to tell pple who leave positive comments to go to a fan site.

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Not everyone is a big fan of this show. Personally I think it is only slightly better than Heirs - which I consider the worst drama ever this century. It's strictly formula-cliche - it's main claim to fame is not the writing, directing, or acting - it is the Idol power and squee-factor.

If you want a site that is nothing but praises for a show you like, this might be the wrong spot.

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Idol power? Where are the idols tho? Who was praising this show in this comment chain... And excuse heirs was awful, but the most awful in the century?? Hello, boys over flowers, does that ring a bell? I could give other examples too...

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How can people compare this to Heirs? Just because PSH is involved? lol or because that it has higher rating than all your fav
And who is idols here?
This show isn't the best but it's slice of life and about healing and human. What's part of it look like Heirs? Give me some valid argument please

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Liking someone doesn't have to be sexual OMG
If it about sexual he'd not wait until 13 years later
Get over it please

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Of course you are entitled to your opinion, but I wonder if you return to this website in about 5 years, if you will agree with your teacher-student comment. Something tells me you will not believe that you even wrote it. Ji Hong never acted on any of his thoughts or feelings. People are entitled to think whatever they want to think because only then can they distinguish right from wrong. Ji Hong did just that and in the episode whereby PSH rode off on the back of the motorbike....Ji Hong's voice over stated that because he did not act on his crazy feelings, he paid the price.

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I agree. I get the whole filial child thing, but it should not be Hye Jung's responsibility to forgive and forget the past. At no point has her father apologized for his horrible past actions, except to whine that he had an inferiority complex towards her mother. At no point did he put his awful wife in her place to at least pave the way to reconciliation. Contributing DNA doesn't make you a parent. IF (and that's a big if) Hye Jing does decide to have relations with that family, I hope that she limits it to her younger sister. She's completely innocent.

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What bugs me intensely about that "filial child" trope is that even in Korea it is pretty much fake, though seldom acknowledged in public. Korean dramas have problems confronting such issues as family abuse, and 90% of the time they figure out some cheesy way to "redeem" the offender. In actual fact, such abusers are seldom redeemable. But this is k-drama land...

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I've never cried so much in an episode of this show, as I did when I watched this. Namgong Min's preformance was so moving.

Having been a hospital social worker myself, I kept hoping that one would show up and find a way to intetviene on his behalf. So often, however, as this show and lovepark pointed out, the working middle class are often the ones who fall through the cracks when to comes to qualifying for financial assistance. Unfortunately, the scenario that played out in the drama is not too far off from real life. The number one cause of bankruptcy in the US ( last time I checked) was due to unpaid medical bills. I don't know know if that has changed at all since 2011, but I do know that this is still a clear and present issue.

Ahhh After watching this, I just wanted to start a gofundme for the family.

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Oh, that must have been heartbreaking work. I worked in medical billing for a little bit, and I learned that while you might get screwed in the US even if you have insurance, you are *definitely* screwed if you do not have insurance. The only way to squeeze the money out of insurance companies is to overbill, so the people who don't have insurance have to pay the overbilling prices. Crazy.

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Medical billing must be quite challenging work as well as we switch from a fee for service model to a new way of doing things.

Fortunately, I worked for a not for profit hospital that provided many patients who did not have insurance with charity care. Unfortunately, those who were underinsured did not qualify.

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Medical bills in the US are ridiculous. I had to go to an emergency clinic (which I later learned was a bad idea and should have just gone to the hospital) because I had a horrible pain that wouldn't go away. I was three hours in the waiting room almost crying in pain, and it didn't help the nurse gave me water instead of telling me I couldn't have any (which I learned when the doctor came), which made the pain worse. All they did was a CT Scan, they gave me an IV and morphine, a blood test and a pregnancy test, even though I told them it wasn't necessary it would have been a miracle XD. I was in the room for about two hours, I had insurance and was charged a whopping $17,000. Insurance covered most of the bill but I was still left to pay $3,000. I am a college student and I already in debt :(.

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In the US they can’t deny treatment for lack of payment in an emergency. Korea has universal insurance. The system some want in the US.

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JesO can I give you a BIG HUG because social workers are one of the most hard working and giving people I have ever met. They are tireless in their effort to empathize and help patients and I've had the honor of meeting those that have had no qualms about going over and above the call of duty to help patients.

Thank you for all the work that you have done. I don't think you guys get enough credit for how awesome you guys are, and how very emotionally draining and tough your job is. ❤️

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Ah, poor Dante. In Korea I think most healthcare is covered, but I guess brain surgery is not? Anyway, $18K is crushing debt to someone who already lives paycheck to paycheck, and to pile on top of that with another surgery would break me. I'm with you, lovepark, I'm OK with a birth secret chaebol grandma coming out of the woodwork next episode and saving the family.

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Thank you for your recap!

Just a quick addition to your comment on the day.. honestly, I think he needs to say "sorry" too. Maybe HJ is just waiting for him to apologize.. He hasn't done that and have actually been proud that he's minisunderstood. Smh!

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Namgoong Min just nailed it. I was a crybaby throughout the whole episode. He is an amazing actor, not conventional, and very hardworking. I actually was dead curious as to what would happen to him and the children for these two episodes, and almost forgot it wasn't the main story (even thought it's a pity !).

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Really, Seo Woo gets all the criticism even when she actually tries to listen??? Yoon Do is downright unprofessional the way he chose to teach her......Just point her fault our... Stop reminding her at every moment that you don't like her because of this....you don't like her for that.....and Namgoong Min is killing it. I didn't like the reason Hye Jung's dad gave....he was disgusted by her... abandoned her....let his wife abuse her....he doesn't get a jail free card with a pathetic excuse of inferiority complex.

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I agree! While everyone's swooning over Yoon Do, to me he comes off unnecessarily rude especially to Seo Woo, I mean all she ever wanted was to love and be loved and accepted as she is. Too bad she let her insecurities come between her and Hye Jung, seriously, still bitter about the fact that their friendship got ruined..

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A person doesn't need to constantly hear that another person that she hold dear doesn't like her for various reasons, it will shatter the confidence the other person has in herself or himself slowly and even if she pr he doesn't show it on her or his face. Look at Joong Dae, the show is trying to get comic relief out of the situation but it is much more serious than that. I get that Seo Woo has limited perspective of reality especially the harsh reality that you face if you're not financially stable and settled and she reacted with a response that she knows. Yes, she is in no place to judge and it was good that Yoon Do tried to point it out but the way he did it just made me angry. I have had what is happening to Seo Woo happen to me. Not in the exact same context or situation but it is not nice to hear people constantly being vocal about why they cannot like you or don't have faith in you or that you're a disappointment. Her response was even more surprising, its like Seo Woo is immune to constantly being put down now. She didn't bother biting back and just was trying to listen and went to her friend for comfort.

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To me it was that 1, Yoon do is a blunt person and 2, he already told her he wasn't interested. This sounds terrible but sometimes when the other person doesn't get it, people resort to being a little meaner. And really, if he had said it nicely, given seo woo's personality, she might have dismissed it. By framing it as "this is why I cant like you", it forces her to listen and take note. Not excusing it, but just offering another way to look at it.

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Here is another perspective. Most people watching the drama don't like Seo Woo as a character as she has made some questionable choices in her life from the viewers point of view. So, when something awful is happening to her or somebody is being rude to her, we mostly associate it to some sort of diving intervention where she gets what she deserves regardless of that act actually being right or wrong. In our head, the severity of the wrongdoing is already lessened. Yoon Do may be blunt but its not a good enough excuse for lacking professionalism around your fellow doctor under your guidance. This is why I always love Doctor Bailey in Grey's Anatomy. She was a well rounded doctor who knew how to handle those below her in the same manner. She was blunt but it was never out of line.
In this given hospital, a whole lot of people remind me that they lack bedside manners, not only around the patients but around each other as well.

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The pros and cons of dating Seo-woo

Cons: Low empathy, the egocentrism of a developing teenager, manipulative, needy, caddy, insecure, does not admit when she's wrong, has a victim's mentality

Pros: is pretty

Well at least Young-kook doesn't have any delusions of grandeur and knows what he's in for.

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I'm still trying to understand what he sees in her since it looks like he's been having a crush on her for quite some time. Oh well love makes one blind I guess. ;-)

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Seo Woo is a very attractive woman.what else? She has low empathy like me, but not downright doesn't have empathy at all. She is actually a kind woman.

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She has demonstrated sympathy but not empthy.

Regardless, she has many other problems and issues.

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Her nails and fangs used to come out around Hye Jung's but now she seems uninterested in her. Slowly letting go of Yoon Do and is kind around her patients....doesn't misbehave with people.....why is she not a good match? She is filial....but not inconsiderate....in fact she is not even a very effective villain or second lead at this point.barely gets any screen time...why the hate????

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For me personally, it's not so much "hate" as much as it is the way I'm interpreting the charecter the writers have written thus far.

I guess any form of art, whether it be film, tv, novel etc. is open for different interpretations, exspecially when evaluating characters.

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She is gorgeous. She is smart and accomplished. She has some kindness. She seems loyal/faithful. They seem like they can talk to each other pretty easily.

What else does anyone need?

There are plenty of guys who live by the following creed "Find the prettiest woman you can and pray she isn't crazy and is faithful"

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Hmmm. I suppose as a woman I balk at that quote because it implies that all men are looking for is a pretty face first, and that is most important. I'd like to think that while it's unavoidable how superficial human beings are, character still counts more than looks, and not the other way around.

Since Young kook has seen all sides of Seo Woo then I'm all for his relationship with her because he isn't clouded by the fact that she is "gorgeous" and "accomplished".
To list her beauty and accomplishments first and then say that she has "some kindness" and "seems loyal" and then asking what more could be asked for, implies her character is less relevant to her appeal as a woman than her physical and social attributes.

How about "Find a woman who is faithful and kind, and she will become beautiful to you"?

Because physical beauty will fade with age, but a woman's inner character will be the one that keeps the relationship going.

Just my romantic-at-heart 2 cents. ?

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This is true. As awful as it sounds, most people won't have access to our inner thoughts in the first go. I don't like the sound of it either but its true. You get to know the person you like and prey that she isn't crazy and hope she is loyal and genuinely kind and sympathetic to you and most around you.

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I think See Woo has more pros than cons. She is still in her 20s and has the potential to grow.

At her core, she seems like a kind and faithful/loyal person. If Young-kook enjoys talking with her as well - that is the trifecta. I'd take her over Hye-jung any day, she just seems too aloof.

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Wasn't Seo Woo in her thirties in this show?

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I don't think that Young Kook is exposed to that side of Seo Woo. He sees her lash out at other people, but with him she's a much more open person. I've been hoping from the start that this connection would happen - whatever's going on there, he is 100% on her wavelength. He's an extremely steady individual who appears to be rock-solid in his sense of self, almost a polar opposite of the man Seo Woo thinks she needs, but he's also not fawning.

I am a big fan of Young Kook and the way he handles Seo Woo. He never disapproves of her, just withholds overt approval. Since she reacts so badly to disapproval, he could be just the solution to her personality problems: he's a much finer barometer than anyone else. If Seo Woo starts behaving in a way to try and avoid his withholding of approval, she's going to become a much better person.

Seo Woo is just one of those people who responds to positive encouragement and acceptance, and that's something she's never, ever gotten consistently.

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Namgoong Min </3 I'm totally not crying right now.. Agree 100% with your statements lovepark, thank goodness this is a drama and things will be (hopefully) resolved happily but knowing that situations like this do happen irl is disheartening :/

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I oddly am liking the slower pacing of Doctors. I'm sure things are going to start revving up after this episode.

Give all the awards to Hae and Dal's actors...they made me so sad! Namgoong Min's internal struggles really make the scenes. You can see how torn he is with the love for his boys and money. I really hope that this arc isn't going to be resolved by an easy out. If anything, I hope Hae and Dal's father is able to get a long-term payment plan.

In this episode I feel that we see a stronger comparison and contrast of Hye Jung and Seo Woo. Both clearly have different assumptions and thoughts about the father, and they were both in the wrong. One wonders why he's not there, and the other wonders if he ever wants to give up being with his sons. Both of these thoughts derived through the individuals' childhood experience.

Overall though I'm in shock at how Kim Rae Won pounced on Park Shin Hye. Ahhhh!! Thank you for the recap, lovepark!

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Not watching this drama but will watch these last 2 episodes just for Nam Goong Min's cameo ♥

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I hope we get some explanation about Hye-jung asking the boys' father if he ever thought about abandoning them, cause that's out of character for her. I thought maybe she was asking hoping to hear him say he would never do that as proof that there are fathers who don't abandon their children (unlike hers). It would make her anger on the roof that much more poignant cause in her eyes here is another father who is abandoning his kids and we all know how she feels about those kind of men. And really, if Hye-jung's dad wanted to find her, he could have. It's not like she went into hiding or went off the grid, articles were even posted about her online. I haven't even forgiven him for his treatment of his family, so it's no wonder Hye-jung hasn't forgiven him either. And as far as Seo-woo is concerned I'm still waiting for her to grow up. People keep telling her to grow up, mature, learn compassion and empathy and all she does is sulk and look to others for validation. She has a lot of potential for growth, but if she is going to grow as a person, she's needs to take other people's well-meaning advice to heart and apply it. If this show is planning on having her change, it better get a move on it; after all, there's only 6 episodes left. ;D

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Yes that was my thought exactly! When I saw that I was like huh? Why did she ask that, that doesn't seem like something her character would do, there has to be an explanation, if not that just makes her look really bad.

Maybe the writers put that in to plant the see in the Nam boys father, in which I think was a poor choice, and still really random Hye-jungs part.

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My take on that: Why not just give up his kids, LIKE WHAT HER FATHER DID TO HER? Of course it's cruel. But the NGM's answer crushed her heart ( I think ). Because her father left her and did not even look for her for 13 years.

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That was my thoughts on it too! I thought it was odd, but at the same time, I thought that maybe with her family history and how her father had abandoned her, I feel like she asked the question just because she wanted to know how other father's felt about their children in dire times.

I feel like, in that scene, she didn't seem to be asking it in a way where she was giving it to him as the better alternative, but more so food for thought ON HER END. I think it definitely hit her though when he said that she wasn't who he thought her to be....I was like ouch...

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After a fun and light 13th episode, we are back to the heavier episode. Although i didn't really like nam goong min's performance in the 13th episode, he did a better job at portraying as a helpless father in today's episode. And honestly,i was so touched by those two kids acting. I mean,i wonder how will they ask the kids to act like crying?. Like do they just ask the child to cry and they do it naturally or do they scold the kid so they start crying or do they put some drops of glycerin into the eyes so the tears start to fall out?. Anyways.. Keeping all those stupid questions to myself, those two kids, especially the little one touched my heart. Ahh.. so heart-breaking seeing them cry. Also,i completely agree with you on the hyejung's father part. I actually felt a little angry at jihong for trying to sympathize with the father and attempting to pacify hyejung. I just hope he is not aware of what exactly happened between the two.

Coming to seo woo,i think more than the one true love,i feel that what she actually wants is that "A nod of recognition from her parents".Its what i think is keeping her in that shell. "In a sense, she’s ignorant and doesn’t understand the privileges she has. She only sees her own hardship and can’t empathize with others." I do agree with this. And although the pairing is sudden, I feel like young guk love for her will change her in some way.

I feel like at one point,she will receive some kind of help from hyejung which might serve as a catalyst to seo woo which would lead to some kind of self-revelation, helping her to let go off all the insecurities/imaginary build ups she has in her head. And certainly there will be sis-mance between hyejung and seowoo before the drama ends(Fingers crossed). The drama slow and steadily covers all its missing pieces one by one. So i am definitely looking for that to happen.

And that last scene,it was just amazing. Both park shin hye and nam goong min's acting gave me goosebumps. i feel like hyejung is once again facing a situation that somehow in a way reminds her of her own childhood and by dealing this situation,i feel like it will be another developing arc in her character.

"I also enjoyed Ji-hong’s final narration because sometimes the thoughtless words thrown by a stranger can leave scars, but as Ji-hong said, a stranger’s words can also heal. It’s a good reminder since people can now communicate facelessly through a screen and often forget the power of their words."

YES indeed. This drama has so many amazing quotes.

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This episode belonged to Namgoon Min!

As for the OTP, I think JH really needs to understand and respect HJ's stand with respect to her dad for now. Is he even aware of all the details and what he put her through? He knows some but not all. And it wasn't due to some misunderstanding, but the dad really did mistreat her and let his second wife do the same.

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I believe the whole 'forgive your father' will be a problem btw Hye Jung and Ji Hong if not handled well. I remember being in a 3years relationship with a guy that wasn't too fond of his father. He moved out of the house and all! And he gave me a brief history of what happened, and here I was trying to help him get back together with his father thinking I was doing something good. It didn't end well, he withdrew from me the more, he stopped sharing things with me. We broke up after 3yrs.

So atimes we might think we helping but really we are just making it worse. So I'd actually love if Ji Hong doesn't get involved. He can only try, but the whole thing is left for Hye Jung to decide. He should just concentrate on loving her for now. They just started dating.

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Just my two cents:
I feel like Hye Jung questioned the boys' father about abandoning them because she wanted to possibly understand her own father. I feel like she wants to empathize with her father but simply can't. She's not a mean spirited person by nature nor the type to hold a grudge simply to spite someone so I see her reluctance to accept her father as coming from a place of distrust and hurt. But she knows the boys' father to be a good dad who truly cares about his boys, so maybe if even he can feel overwhelmed by the pressures of parenthood and want to give up then maybe her own father is not so bad after all. Maybe it makes her own father seem more redeemable somehow.
Also when she screamed at him on the rooftop not to do it, I believe yes she was trying to save him as any decent human being would but also she was probably thinking of her own mother. I think many of us have forgotten how her mother committed suicide after her father abused and then abandoned her for another woman. In conclusion I believe, while this episode definitely showcased the injustice many of lower economic brackets face (particularly within the medical arena), it also had to do with Hye Jung facing her own demons and insecurities.

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Really well put. I fully agree with you!*Thumbs up*

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^^ THIS.
I wish there was a way to up thread comments.

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Well said!!

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Very well said!
I wonder how some people think the patient's story aren't connecting to the plot. The drama is about healing and changes. Each story is a lesson for them

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HJ omma was very pretty. Why on earth did her father exchange his pretty first wife for a witch? Really boggles my mind...

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That's just men for you! I thought of that as well. I don't like HJ step-mom, she's just evil and ugly too

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Subtlety is never this drama's greatest asset so when they focused the pamphlet I immediately felt my heart drop to my stomach knowing that namgoong will choose to die. I agree with the commenters about hyejung's question to the father. I interpret it as her trying to make sense or even understand her own father leaving her. And not as a suggestion for him to leave his 2 children. I just hope she gets the chance to explain this to the father too.

The 2 kids look so happy together, I hope their family get their version of a happy ending

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Anyone noticed the cute little boy playing the older brother is the same boy/actor that played little Min in "I Remember You"? I recognised him instantly and that made me miss IRY all the more. Ahh Min-ah, you cute little thing lol

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Oh and this episode is such a tearjerker! NGM's character made me cried so much ??? such a brilliant versatile actor!

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He was also the kid Healer... He was the one eating potatoes while crying because his mom is leaving... (Healer)

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I think you're mistaking him for another child. Little Min was played by Hong Eun-taek (Master's Sun, Let's Eat, Bubblegum) here the older brother Hae is played by Go Woo-rim who was as Raeinc said the child Healer. The last thing I've seen him in was in Master: God of Noodles. :-)

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FYI, that's most certainly not the same kid! Re-watch both scenes from those two shows and you will know.

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Argh you guys are right, they're different actors! He looks similar to little Min and I was pretty sure I've seen him before. Seems like I've seen him in School 2015 and Healer :P

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If you google Go Woo Rim, he is indeed the child actor in both Healer & Doctors... And also Master: God of Noodles. ?

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So I've been wondering since the new arc with Nam Goon Min's family been introduced...

Why can't he just bring his kids to a general hospital to get treated? Considering that the hospital their at is a private hospital, it obviously would cost a lot more to get treatment (of any kind in general).

Or am I missing something here? Is SK's healthcare system made in a way that no matter which hospital you go you pay the same? Or because insurance covers all costs it doesn't matter which hospital you go? But wouldn't some insurance have an upper limit, etc?

Sorry if I'm not making sense! Where I'm from healthcare is cheap if you go to a General hospital and generally free for a lot of basic stuff. But I do know that diff countries have different systems so I was just wondering how it works :P

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He told KRW that he was in another hospital with Dal, and they told him to find bigger hospital, maybe because they wouldn't try to operate. I'm not sure about South Korea health system, bu maybe more difficut operations are only in private hospitals with more experienced doctors. Or this kind of treatment is not for free.
I cried a lot during 13 & 14 eps. I finished watching Beautiful Goong Shim last Sunday and then I had these eps. Quirky Ahn Dan Tae transformed in caring father - this is why Namgoong Min is damn amazing actor!!! I will watch Remember for him ^^

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I fell in love with Doctors because of the first 2 episodes, but after those, the pace kinda slowed down and it seemed like the story did not move forward. It is still the same but I felt like this episode was as good as the first 2. And I think all credit here goes to Namgoong Min. It was his episode through and through!

Btw has any other show had such long cameos! I always thought cameos were a blink and miss kinda thing, but here it almost seems that Namgoong is the star of the show!

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I think instead of cameo, it is more accurate to call it a guest starring role. In a way, doctors is following us tv serials with one overarching main story then weekly cases that change.?

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My favorite thing about this show at the moment are Yoon Do and In Joo. Yoon Do I've loved from the start and his character's only getting better, but I was completely ready to despise conniving In Joo when she came back, and also totally convinced that she was going to be the love obstacle for Hong Hong Hong.

I am DELIGHTED that instead she is amazing, fully confident and not hung up at all on her past crush, and not fazed by Hye Jin in the slightest. She's an awesome older woman, which is why it's even BETTER that she's tormenting Yoon Do.

She is unexpectedly perfect for Yoon Do, if she wants him, not that I'm remotely thinking that's her game here. She's bossy, smart, not remotely inclined to hang all over him, and this entire thing is going to be totally amazing. And his uncle is helping AND providing tormenting backup. She is going to just pester him until he's completely insane. More uninvited guest In Joo, please.

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Hi guys! ^^
I wanna start this drama. Do u recommend?
Tnx

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I would definitely recommend.
KRW is yummy!!! Yes, the drama is very light and fluffy, but hey, living and working is already hard enough... I don't want to make my brain work to hard while watching a kdrama.. so, I myself just need to have my daily dose of eye candy... As long as the plot is not too ridiculous, I'll be okay watching the drama...

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Watch it at your own risk because i don't recommend it : it's super cheesy, slow paced, you dont what is the story about? It quite messy and if you liked DOTS go on and watch it

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If you are in need of something light, doctors should be the drama to watch. Also, do you like psh? I realized that she's a polarizing character in a sense that most people either love her or hate her with very little middle moderate reaction. This drama relies heavily on her Being a strong female character so if you hate her, better stay out of this drama.

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I would recommend this drama. It's sweet and fluffy like cotton candy. I'm also weak for good fashion, especially since I wear a lab coat at work so I like to check out what they wear for ideas. Hmm, what else? KRW's smile makes my day! It's not the best in terms of plot, but the feeling is good. Hope you enjoy!

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Dal holding his aching head and crying did it for me. I was bawling the whole time.

Terrible Children's illness are one of those things i will never understand in this world. It's so unfair. I mean their just kids...

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Kudos to the show for going down this route, and highlighting the "ugly" side of medical care- the monetary side. It's always been an uncomfortable topic for me, because I feel it almost goes against what being a doctor is supposed to be about- helping the sick and injured.

Have access to adorable and basic healthcare is a human right. How do you place a price tag on something like that? Is it even right to do so? How do we quantify how much an operation should cost even? It's so hard to strike a balance- not to charge too much to patients such as to make healthcare a burden, but at the same time, doctors can't live on water and air, and there needs to be some renumination for the stress, sacrifices and skills they possess. But somehow putting a price tag on "saving someone's life" just leaves a bitter taste in my mouth.

One of my pet peeves is a hospital that is run purely from a business point of view. Which is why Seo Woo's dad annoys me so VERY MUCH. I HATE everything he is and represents, and honestly, the world would be a better place if people like him ceased to exist.

Take home message: please buy medical insurance EARLY and when you are healthy.
If nam Goong min's awesome performance does anything, I hope it reminds us to treasure our love ones and our health, and prepare for the worst so that if the time comes, we can fully be there for them and not have to stress too much about the money.

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i feel like this show is trying to be everything yet ended up not excelling in anything..

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So this is my 3rd kdrama after Remember : War of the Son, DOTS. Currently watching UF, Wanted too. I gotta say that Doctors to me is a light, fluffy kind of show which is entertaining to watch especially the chemistry of the two leads. It may not be the best in terms of plot, but kinda love the 1 case per 2 episode kind of writing ( DOTS had a similar situation, 1 situation per 2-3 episode ). The show is funny, romantic, comedic, not chucking out absurd medical jargon etc. It's kind of refreshing seeing this drama than the other two i'm currently watching now, which are melodramas and need the fluff and comedy to balance it out, and the fact that i need some comedy to brighten my life abit from the daily stuff being thrown at me in the army currently. About the age gap? Not an issue really, Jin Goo and Kim Ji Won of DOTS were 12 apart btw and KRW and PSH are 9 years apart. Teacher-student relationship? They're pass that stage and now are mature doctors just dating each other. So really had no problems trying to just watching the show as it is, despite its flaws, am ok just looking past that. The one thing this show needs is a setback case though imo; everything has been smooth sailing, all the hospital surgeries went well and there hasn't been a real setback by the team. Am interested to see at least one before the show ends so that we will get to see how the characters react to a surgery gone wrong. Other than that, happy watching guys! 6 episodes left to go!

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I agree on your point about the setback! I think I commented in a previous recap that they should have gotten papa Hong die at the operation table just to add a bit of conflict. I mean surgeries can't be 100% success rate all the time

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it might sound a little bit harsh but i was actually kinda hoping that happen. Yoon Do was the surgeon in charge and he was doing it his own way despite the risks imposed and being warned by Kim Tae Ho. He even talked back against Tae Ho when he was helping him in the OR. it sounded harsh when he talked back, i mean he was just trying to assist and just care for Papa Hong. I was kinda hoping that his decision to talk back against KTH caused him to make a dire mistake in the surgery and cost him Papa Hong life. Had then be the case, what would Ji Hong have done as both a guardian/doctor? But it seems the show didn't went that way. Would have been a good conflict for me, oh well.

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Anybody knows a good site to download Korean movies with English sub.

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There's an app named Dramania.It's very good app for andrioid for downloading latest K,J and C dramas.

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In the first few episodes, I saw Young Gook as a relatively cool person. But he looks rather creepy now, especially when he stares at Seo Woo. And the hugging, I couldn't watch it without feeling uncomfortable.. why oh why..

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"Not poor enough". I know that sentiment all too well."You only have this many kids, you need more to qualify." "How much do you make? That's too much." "You have able bodied children. They should work too" The system treats everyone like they're the same. But their circumstances are different. I think Namgoong Min's character as the father is realistic as it relates to how everyone is just trying to make it somehow. We all wish we had the help unrealistically like in dramaland. But maybe a bit of hope that we meet someone like HJ with "a past" to share some compassion in this harsh reality.

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Finally caught up. Oh gosh. If only I have a lot of time, I'd be watching every single drama Namgoong Min has been in. He's so perfect for this role. I've cried rivers and rivers of tears. Just imagine how many families are going through this in real life. :(

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Does anyone know the name of the song that was playing when the surgery was going on? I've been searching for this song for quite some time but I can't find it. Anyone know the title of the song? Thanks!

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