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Doctors: Episode 16

Hye-jung meets a new roadblock in her quest for justice as she learns that her enemies aren’t idling around as she prepares her next move. However, our heroine is no longer the powerless teenager from before. She’s matured, and learned that holding back her fiery temper will sometimes help her in the long-run. In the end, the thing that differentiates our heroine from the antagonists is that she stands by her principals and knows how to take responsibility for her actions.

 

 
EPISODE 16 RECAP

Hye-jung makes a call, asking about a document concerning her grandma. The file is faxed to her, and it lists the last person to access Grandma’s medical records: Chief Kim. Hye-jung narrates, “Danger doesn’t come and send a signal first. While I was digging up someone’s past, I thought mine would be safe. When I work, others aren’t relaxing.”

Kang-soo loses focus as he types on the computer, and the general surgery resident catches him seemingly dozing off. He pushes Kang-soo’s head, and taunts him for always being drowsy. Enraged, Kang-soo yells at the other resident to stop teasing him, and headbutts him in the nose. The resident sports a double bloody nose, and In-joo is aghast when she sees his face.

This leads to a meeting between departments, and In-joo scowls at Ji-hong for his subordinate’s behavior. Pa-ran also comes in to check on his department’s resident, and Kang-soo arrives soon after. In-joo and Pa-ran assume Kang-soo will be reprimanded for using violence, but to everyone’s surprise, Ji-hong takes Kang-soo’s side. Though In-joo and Pa-ran protest, Ji-hong shrugs and says that the arm bends inward (meaning that people aren’t impartial and will take their family and friend’s side).

By the elevators, Kang-soo starts to lose focus again, but Ji-hong reasons that he’s just tired. He gives Kang-soo a small pep talk and a high-five along with a chest bump. It successfully raises his spirits, and the puppy smiles again.

At the Jin household, Myung-hoon can’t believe his wife can eat when their daughter didn’t come home last night. Seo-woo’s mother isn’t too concerned since it’s a usual occurrence with Seo-woo because of work. Myung-hoon argues that this time is different since he scolded Seo-woo, but her mother simply states that a little argument between father and daughter is good. She adds that it’s not like he hit her, and Myung-hoon drops the subject.

After reluctantly receiving a call from Myung-hoon, Yoon-do visits him in his office. Myung-hoon notes that it’s hard to meet Yoon-do and asks if he heard the news from his father about accepting a position as a hospital director. Yoon-do immediately declines since he just wants to be a doctor. Myung-hoon drops the issue for now, and tells Yoon-do to at least check on the recently admitted Politician Nam in the VIP ward.

For a third time, Kang-soo absentmindedly stares into space, and like everyone else, Hye-jung assumes that he’s tired since he’s a first-year. She gets a call from the VIP ward’s nurse, and Ji-hong is already paying a visit to the politician when Hye-jung arrives.

The politician complains of backaches, and Ji-hong prescribes medication and physical therapy rather than surgery. The politician grudgingly accepts the instructions, and then tells Hye-jung to stay awhile. Once Ji-hong leaves, he asks about her income, and says that he could act as a matchmaker so she can get married. Excuse me while I barf.

Seo-woo and Yoon-do visit Myung-hoon in the VIP ward, and Hye-jung meets with them on her way out. Their interaction is brief, but in a petty attempt to irk Seo-woo, Myung-hoon doesn’t forget to mention how much he likes Hye-jung’s sociability.

Ji-hong is surprised by how quickly Hye-jung came out, and she tells him that the politician let her go since she didn’t talk. Ji-hong notes that she’s matured, and Hye-jung agrees that she’s all grown up. She then asks him if he took his vitamins and supplements, mentioning their nine-year age gap in the process. She makes him promise not to die before her since everyone important in her life left her first, but Ji-hong avoids answering by changing the topic to work.

The husband from the previous episode watches over his vegetative wife, and has a flashback to when she tried on her wedding dress. She told him she loved him, but when prompted to say it back to her, the husband shied away.

In the present, Ji-hong visits the patient with Hye-jung, though all they can do is continue monitoring the wife as the baby grows. In the hallway, Ji-hong and Hye-jung take turns giving orders to Kyung-joon, and he comments on their excellent rapport, which only gets him a scolding. Looks like his pandering backfired, hahaha.

The husband seeks out Ji-hong for a private word, and confesses that he regrets his decision. Ji-hong tells him not to blame himself, but the husband clarifies that he didn’t say “I love you” to his wife because he was saving it for their wedding vows. Now he’ll never get to say it, and regrets assuming he’d get a chance in the future.

The husband’s anecdote sparks a fire in Ji-hong, and he texts Hye-jung, asking for her whereabouts. She texts him that she’s on her way to the fellows’ office, and he tells her to stay still. Ji-hong runs towards Hye-jung, and from across the room, motions her to follow him.

He enters an auditorium, and once Hye-jung comes in, he declares, “I love you, Hye-jung!” She laughs, and he explains that he doesn’t want to regret a single moment. Smiling, Hye-jung opens her arms wide and says, “Come.”

They hug each other, and Ji-hong asks why she doesn’t say it, too. Hye-jung tells him that it’s too precious, so she’s not saying it yet. She exits the room, but then pops her head back in to blow him a kiss. Too cute!

At the front desk, Seo-woo asks Young-kook about a patient, and he answers her questions formally, without his usual playfulness. She calls him familiarly, which finally grabs his attention. In the stairwell, he asks if she got flustered by his behavior, and she admits that she did a little. However, she just wants to stay friends, and Young-kook agrees. Disheartened by his quick submission, Seo-woo asks about his true feelings, but Young-kook doesn’t share since they’re only friends.

Hye-jung visits Chief Kim, who’s frustrated to see her again. Hye-jung reveals that she knows he accessed Grandma’s medical records right before they were destroyed, which can only mean he has a copy of the anesthesia record. Chief Kim doesn’t deny it, and asks for some time to think about giving her the file.

Kang-soo looks for medication for his headache in the residents’ room, and Young-kook asks if he’s not taking too many pills lately. Kang-soo just says that he doesn’t like headaches and likes to take pills before the pain gets too severe, and the topic is dropped.

Yoon-do stops by Subway (because it’s the only fast-food place that exists in this dramaworld), and picks up his pre-ordered sandwiches. Back in the residents’ office, Joong-dae studies for his exams, and Young-kook gives him terrible (or perhaps sage) advice: Don’t study and just accept the embarrassment.

Kyung-joon asks if they want to order food. The other residents avoid him like the plague, pretending to be busy at work, which is both hilarious and sad for Kyung-joon. Just then, Yoon-do arrives with his sandwiches, and the residents are surprised by the sudden generosity.

Kyung-joon wonders if Yoon-do is acting strangely because of his rivalry with Ji-hong, and Yoon-do claims that he bought food for them before. All the residents disagree (Young-kook: “In my three years here as a resident, today’s the first monumental day I’ve received food from Doctor Jung.”), and Yoon-do harrumphs at their teasing.

Hye-jung prepares a simple egg dish at home, but it’s clear from her posture that she hasn’t stepped foot in a kitchen before. Soon-hee is excited to taste Hye-jung’s first dish, but then gives her friend the side-eye, asking if Hye-jung’s simply testing out her cooking on her before feeding Ji-hong. Hye-jung gives her the stink-eye and asks if she’s watching conspiracy dramas nowadays.

They enjoy their rare break together, and Soon-hee wonders if something good happened. Hye-jung admits that it feels like a weight was lifted off her shoulders, and updates Soon-hee about Grandma’s case. Soon-hee then tells Hye-jung that Seo-woo asked about why Hye-jung moved hospitals, and explains how she lied to Seo-woo.

Hye-jung says she really likes Soon-hee, and Soon-hee says the same. Soon-hee then confesses that bringing up Grandma is difficult, so she wished for Hye-jung to be happy with Ji-hong in order to forget about her grandma. Hye-jung tells her that Ji-hong actually helped her with Grandma’s case, and Soon-hee announces that she wants a divorce. Of course, she’s just joking, and Soon-hee states that she’s happy that Hye-jung looks happy.

At the hospital, Kang-soo accompanies Ji-hong, but excuses himself when he receives a call from his younger brother who’s serving in the army. Meanwhile, Hye-jung checks on a patient, and orders Kyung-joon to prepare a room in the ICU. He asks what will happen when the VIP ward calls during the operation, and like clockwork, Hye-jung gets a call from the VIP room.

Hye-jung decides to take Kang-soo along to the VIP room, but when they arrive, the politician is busy eating a lavish spread. He complains that his head hurts, but he feels better now that he’s eaten. Hye-jung tells Kang-soo to administer a shot for the politician, which, to his chagrin, is administered in the butt.

Before her operation, Hye-jung visits Seo-woo, and asks for her to take the calls from the VIP ward. Seo-woo protests since she has a conference to attend later, but Hye-jung promises to finish before then. In a game of hot potato, Seo-woo hands the task off to Young-kook because she’s leaving the hospital, and then Young-kook tosses the order to Kang-soo, who can’t seem to catch a break.

The politician suddenly feels dizzy, and the nurse frantically calls Hye-jung. However, she’s in surgery and ignores the calls, assuming they’re about menial tasks. The nurse finally makes contact with Kang-soo, and tells him to hurry to the politician’s room.

However, Kang-soo’s arm drops, and the scene around him blurs. The nurse hangs up thinking that Kang-soo received the message, but he stares at his blank phone in confusion. He receives a call from the ER and rushes off, completely unaware of the previous call that just happened.

Ji-hong rushes to the VIP’s room, but the politician is already unconscious. After completing her surgery, Hye-jung checks her phone and notices the five missed calls from the VIP ward’s nurse. In voiceover, we hear the nurse say that Kang-soo never showed up, and Hye-jung joins Ji-hong as the politician gets scanned.

In his office, Myung-hoon looks over a file containing Hye-jung’s background information, including her scandal with Ji-hong thirteen years ago. He smiles to himself, but his secretary interrupts his moment of happiness with terrible news: The politician lost consciousness.

To make it even worse, Seo-woo was supposed to take the calls while Hye-jung was in the operating room, but Myung-hoon barks at his secretary for implicating his daughter in this mess. The secretary informs him that Ji-hong and Hye-jung are about to perform a surgery on the politician, and Myung-hoon yells at him to stop the media from finding out.

Myung-hoon arrives in his scrubs and bars Hye-jung from assisting in the surgery since her irresponsibility caused this whole predicament. Ji-hong overrides his decision since he’s the main surgeon, and Myung-hoon concedes. However, he tells Ji-hong to save the politician if he truly wants to take responsibility. Meanwhile, Tae-ho talks with Kang-soo since the VIP ward’s nurse claims that she called him. However, Kang-soo has no recollection of a call.

Hye-jung begins the surgery with Young-kook assisting, and up above, Myung-hoon and Director Jin anxiously watch. Ji-hong enters, and in his usual, calm manner, he operates on the politician. In the balcony, Tae-ho joins and explains the details of the procedure as Myung-hoon and Director Jin tell the other to be quiet. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

Ji-hong finishes, and as usual, he hands off the procedure for Hye-jung to wrap up. However, Myung-hoon interrupts and instructs Ji-hong to finish the surgery himself rather than the assistant who messed up. Hye-jung tells Ji-hong to do it, and though irked by Myung-hoon’s order, Ji-hong complies and finishes the procedure.

The surgery is a success, but the politician remains unconscious. Ji-hong orders Seo-woo to monitor the patient, but Myung-hoon complains in the back, asking if they can’t wake up the politician. Unfortunately, all they can do is wait, and Myung-hoon stomps out of the room.

In the fellows’ office, Yoon-do stops by to encourage Hye-jung since he heard she might be in trouble. Someone knocks on the door, and Yoon-do explains that he invited Kang-soo to come, too. Once the first-year enters, Yoon-do asks for the facts of the day since the VIP ward’s nurse claims she called Kang-soo. Indignant, Kang-soo yells that he didn’t receive a call, but when Yoon-do shows him the nurse’s call log, Kang-soo checks his own call log: He did receive the call.

Yoon-do asks if there’s something wrong with Kang-soo since he can’t remember, and Kang-soo apologizes and says he’ll take responsibility. Hye-jung tells him that she’ll deal with it since she was in charge. She then gets a call from Myung-hoon’s secretary, telling her to come to the office.

Myung-hoon tells Hye-jung that there will be a disciplinary hearing, and he’ll make her take responsibility. He then has the audacity to call himself reasonable and generous, and says that he can’t let her off the hook a second time. Hye-jung accepts everything he says, and leaves without making a fuss.

In Tae-ho’s office, Ji-hong asks what will happen, and Tae-ho explains that there will be a disciplinary hearing for Hye-jung. Ji-hong is against the idea since it’ll tarnish her career. Tae-ho knows that, too, but he can’t afford to have the whole department tangled in this mess.

Seo-woo catches Yoon-do leaving from the direction of the fellows’ office, and asks him if he went to cheer up Hye-jung. When he admits that he did, she wonders how Yoon-do doesn’t hate Hye-jung for rejecting his feelings. Yoon-do says that he does what he wants and Hye-jung does what she wants, so there isn’t a problem. Seo-woo scoffs, calling him a saint, but Yoon-do just laughs.

Seo-woo visits Young-kook, who mentions the unfairness concerning the politician’s surgery. He then adds that Hye-jung shouldn’t shoulder all the blame, and Seo-woo agrees with him. Young-kook smiles at Seo-woo, who seems to be growing up.

Kang-soo thinks back to his recent absentmindedness, and remembers his inauguration ceremony where he passed out drunk after chugging a bowl of mixed alcoholic drinks. He visits a senior doctor and asks for a favor using his best puppy-dog face.

Kang-soo hesitantly opens a file and looks at his brain scans. With shaking hands, he snaps photos of the scans with his phone. He then visits Ji-hong and shows him the photos, claiming that they’re his friend’s recent scans.

Ji-hong is surprised by the random request, especially since Kang-soo should be able to look at the scans and help his friend by himself. He asks what Kang-soo thinks the problem is, and Kang-soo says that it looks like meningioma (usually a benign tumor). Ji-hong concurs, and Kang-soo adds that “his friend” also shows signs of absence seizure. Concerned, Ji-hong advises that the patient quickly seek treatment, and Kang-soo sits in silence, unable to respond.

In an empty hallway, Ji-hong meets Hye-jung and tells her that he’s going to visit Myung-hoon. However, she doesn’t want him to interfere in this situation because as the doctor-in-charge, she wishes to take responsibility, especially in front of Myung-hoon. She thinks Chief Kim will come over to her side soon, and she wants Ji-hong to watch as she handles the situation by herself.

Ji-hong still wants to comfort her, but doesn’t know what to do. Smiling, Hye-jung slyly says that she taught him what to do in these situations, and they can do it somewhere private. Looking around, Ji-hong attempts to wrap his arm around Hye-jung, but she shrugs it off, joking that someone will see. Standing shoulder to shoulder, they smile at each other like the lovebirds they are.

The politician’s condition is on the evening news, and Tae-ho fields questions from reporters in a press conference. His answers are routine—the surgery went well but he can’t say anything definite at the moment—but the real issue is whether the politician will wake up.

Luckily, the politician wakes up, and Ji-hong announces that the worst is over. Myung-hoon barges into the room, and he giddily declares that he’ll use this opportunity to reestablish discipline in the hospital by using Hye-jung as an example. The other doctors don’t share in his pleasure, including Seo-woo.

In a stairwell, Kang-soo tells Hye-jung that he’ll take full responsibility. Hye-jung reassures him that it’s not his fault, and jokes that even if he wanted to, he’s not important enough to take responsibility, whereas she has the clout. Kang-soo finally cracks a smile at her attempt to cheer him up, and Hye-jung heads off to her disciplinary hearing.

Kang-soo finds privacy in a bathroom, and stares at his hospital identification card while his lip quivers. His younger brother calls, worried because of a dream he had, and Kang-soo assures him that nothing’s wrong. He tells his brother to take care of himself as tears stream down his cheek, and once he hangs up, Kang-soo allows himself to cry in earnest. Poor puppy.

Hye-jung arrives at her disciplinary committee meeting as Ji-hong makes his way there, too. She marches up to Myung-hoon, who’s standing outside the room with Tae-ho, and gives a curt bow. Staring at Myung-hoon, Hye-jung narrates, “As danger comes closer, I feel as if I’m one step closer to the truth I’m searching for. I have to turn danger into an opportunity.”

 
COMMENTS

While I’m not surprised a doctor from the department is ill (it’s a common plot used in a lot of Korean medical dramas), it was still depressing to see the resident puppy look downtrodden and lost. He’s always been the giddy and overworked resident in charge of bringing sunshine and smiles to the department. Thus, it’s even more pronounced to see his decline. However, I thought the show could have done a better job in terms of writing and delivery, since the buildup felt a bit heavy-handed with a lot of foreshadowing crammed into one episode. Despite that, Kang-soo’s ending scene was still poignant because of the restrained performance. There was no big moment or explosion of emotions from Kang-soo, but rather, the steady accumulation of realizing his condition and the implications. The tipping point was when his younger brother called, and it seemed to finally dawn on Kang-soo that he was truly sick and weak right now. However, he felt that he had to hide his condition, which made that scene even more emotional because he was alone in his knowledge.

Grandma’s case continues to take baby steps (I can’t believe Chief Kim is still an unresolved issue), and it looks like the scandal from thirteen years ago will rear its ugly head again. To be honest, I don’t think it’s a big deal (former students have married their teachers before—it’s even shown in other dramas), but I understand how it can be damaging for the leads if portrayed maliciously. The only silver lining I’m hoping for in that particular arc (if it comes to pass) is Seo-woo and how she’ll redeem herself. Since she was the original poster of the rumor and now a colleague to Hye-jung, she could potentially quell rumors and make the scandal a non-issue. It would be a good chance for Seo-woo to right her past mistake, and finally make formal amends with Hye-jung. That being said, I’m really enjoying the small, forward progress the show is making with Seo-woo. I much prefer her as a begrudging colleague to Hye-jung, and it’s cute to see her slowly warming up to Hye-jung, especially since it looks like she’s doing it subconsciously. It’s like when they were first friends in high school, and Seo-woo felt a growing attraction to Hye-jung as she got to know her more. As Seo-woo is letting go of her prejudices, she’s beginning to see Hye-jung for who she truly is, rather than the misconstrued image she made before.

Since the beginning, I get the impression that Myung-hoon is a little boy. He’s not that bad when he’s harmless, but it becomes troublesome when he’s given power. The problem with a boy having too much authority is that he isn’t mature enough to claim responsibility. Thus, like all petulant children with a sense of entitlement, he wants the benefits of bossing people around and having power, but he doesn’t want to concern himself with actually being a good leader and supporting his subordinates. For example, the way he acted in front of Seo-woo when they met Hye-jung was disgustingly petty. He knew Seo-woo hated the comparison, yet he blatantly made that statement, in what I can only presume was an attempt to aggravate his daughter. Right now, he doesn’t even like Hye-jung, yet he’s willing to compliment her in order to bring down his daughter who’s “rebelling” against him. You don’t have to be an expert to know that that’s bad parenting. Myung-hoon is also really simple-minded, and fails to see the complexity of people and society. It seemed to me that the way he handled the situation concerning the politician was self-serving and short-sighted. He may think he knows how to make money, but he really doesn’t know how to foster positive relationships. It might work for him short-term, but as with his broken relationship with Seo-woo, he’ll eventually end up alone and empty. Fortunately, Seo-woo is on the path of escaping this fate, though it seems too late for her father and grandfather.

Ji-hong and Hye-jung continue to be cute, but I love Hye-jung and Soon-hee’s relationship more. They really don’t keep secrets from one another, and the love they have for each other borders on unconditional (they both did try to go to jail for one another). Their rapport is so comfortable, and most importantly, I’m glad Hye-jung’s had a friend like Soon-hee all these years during her ups and downs. Even more than Ji-hong, it’s Soon-hee who’s been a constant and reliable presence in Hye-jung’s life, and will continue to be a pillar of support for Hye-jung. It’s too bad that Seo-woo broke off her relationship with them, because she could also really use a Soon-hee and Hye-jung in her life as support. They could have been like the Ji-hong, In-joo, and Pa-ran trio, but I guess it’s still not too late, though I doubt anyone can come between Hye-jung and Soon-hee’s bond (not even Ji-hong).

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I am rerally happy that I found out the age difference between HyeJung and Jihong after 16 whole episodes phew

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Oh, haha, I read the recap but why I didn't recall until seeing your comment. Ahaha, just like @Denali said, so dull indeed.

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What's the age difference ?

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I think it was 9 years !!

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Thanks for the recap although I can't help but find this show to be so dull, if it weren't for the Subway jokes which immediately follow on Db and crack me up.

*sits back with pop-corn nearby*

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I know. I find it hard to believe that it made it to 20+ in the ratings. I fast forward a lot and the only thing I enjoyed in this ep was the Subway ppl. I laughed like an idiot. But the rest is just okay.

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Right there with you about the ratings. Prolly a Korean knack for makjang? And you're not the only loony out there in the Milky Sub Way because next time I ride the Parisian Metro, I'm pretty sure I'll giggle like a fool.

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Darn code. Instead of the above, I had meant the following - hopefully:
Right there with you about the ratings. Prolly a Korean knack for makjang? And you’re not the only loony out there in the Milky Sub Way because next time I ride the Parisian Metro, I’m pretty sure I’ll giggle like a fool.

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did it make the 20% mark? I keep reading that it going to..but as far as I know it actually never done so, and unlikely to maybe with the Olympics on if it has not already.
But yeah rating and k-drama, what can you say or do, they just weird lol . I guess all you really can do is never judge/take notice of a drama by the rating from Korea and try and make up one own mind on them.

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It already surpassed 20% rating. Ep 15 got rating around 21% while ep 16 got 20.6% if I'm not mistaken

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Funny that you mention that - Doctors reached over 20%, which is much more than its Olympic competitors on TV this week. Just shows how people prefer kdramas over sports, lol

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Indeed, dear... Staying for KRW only.

*Plop self next to @Denali, yawn and steal her pop-corn*
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How shallow of you, dear! :-P ^^

When tired, my mind tends to suffer from dyslexia. So instead of getting your name correctly upon the first reading, my brain saw "Galina", which translated into "hen" according to my professor of Russian back in college. No wonder, had I thought, that you're interested in sandwiches, save for the chicken ones, because you can't eat your own nor 치맥 for that matter. My bad for the misunderstanding.

Beanies have already displayed their joyful creativity over PPL below, haven't they? What a treat!

However, could you just please move over to the side to leave some room for So Ji Sub Waiting to sit next to me? ^^

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Argh again. I am (Sub) way too tired to write right now, should get some rest instead. :-/

So the above should be read as: "However, could you just please move over to the side to leave some room for So Ji Sub Waiting to sit next to me?" ^^

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kekeke you keep ending all codes with </i> ^___^

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@mary Thank you my editing angel. ^___^ I thought I was going cray cray when my eyes did no longer see the sentence's ending being struck. LOL Nah. I was just reaaaaaally tired and unaware that my comments could be modified. :-P

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Ahaha, my chinese zodiac is rooster, so yeah... I'm indeed a hen. ^^

*too lazy to move*
*SJS can sit on the other side*

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Bwahaha. A hen paired with a dog (개) - what an interesting breed!^^

*looking left and to both SJS and GL fast asleep*
*sneaking out to the nearest 서브웨 store to purchase their fave 샌드위치 for breakfast*

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Thanks for the recap☺☺ But i dunno the reason for yoon do's existence in this drama(Not complaining though.... he s such a visual treat☺☺☺?) He is neither a threat to hyejung jihong relationship nor an important character for the story...

Yoon Kyun Sang is being underutilised in this drama.... He could be much more......

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Well, we like to look at him....

I'd say that pretty much sums up his purpose in the drama lol.

High 5 to those who keep watching because of the pretty....

.... and the guest stars.

Namgoong min and Lee Sang Yeob rock!

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I'm glad for Yoon Do's existence. Only because I can finally love YKS again after the painfulness that was 7000 days/TWWNIL.

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The poor guy is sooo underrated,like the writer didn't knew what to do with his character anymore and he's just being tossed 5 min in each episode for comic porpuse...The show lost it's spark to name it like that and i feel it a lot,i was so eager to watch each episode every week but now i just see it without any eagerness or that exitment to wait one week for new episodes...They should have made it a 16 drama episode...Even so,it's PSH favorite leading heroine to date

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Subway: "Hey, Yoon Do, want to get the other doctors to like you? I have a solution-"
Yoon Do: "Eh, I was thinking of going to Grandma's Diner instead-"
Subway: "COME ON, MAN, IT'S BEEN 10 EPISODES, WE NEED THE PPL- er, I mean, Pretty PLease with a free cookie on top?"

Back on topic, it seems like the main story is about to pick up. Hopefully they won't rush this, because there's a lot that needs to be solved. Also if Kang Soo dies, I'll riot.

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If the tumor is benign, wouldn't they be able to just surgery it out? More likely than dying though, he would have to stop being a surgeon, right? Is Michy here?

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Oh, no. That's almost worst than dying. Kang Soo-ya has worked so hard for this.

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I'm here ? Depends on whether the meningioma is benign or not- it can be benign or malignant and they will only know after they take it out and look at the cells. If benign and they get all of it and the surgery is uncomplicated, then he will survive for sure. Maybe even still be able to work! I have a friend who had brain surgery for a tumour and after about half a year started work again and she passed her final exams and is an anesthetist now ? So anything is possible!

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Ah, so there's hope! Thanks!

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Thanks for the recap...... :)

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Thank you for the recap ^_^
Unlike many others, I'm still enjoying the show, yes it's slow paced and all but I find myself enjoying the characters and their interactions a lot more than I thought.
Anyway, what's with all th talk about death ? JH and TH in ep 15 and JH & HJ in this episode, " I don't want to regret anything " " you can't die before me " I hope we're not getting a surprise drama out of nowhere, ok writer? HJ and JH better live happily ever after you hear ?

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Can somebody enlighten me, as to how many episodes more would this drama be?

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20

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Thanks... I was waiting for the story line to pick up and I'm getting pretty bored for the second leads to step on the gas to make this drama a little exciting... sorry... i guess the ratings is base on the popularity of the stars and not on the story anymore...

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I won't lie, I wish this was the kind of drama that actually gave the second leads their own love line.

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I just realised, Lee Sung-kyung looks like she could be Jeon Ji-hyun's little sister - I've been trying to figure out just who she reminded me of, but the light hair and eyes tend to obscure the resemblance somewhat.

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She does? How come I don't see it.

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She has somewhat similar features, imo - the slightly puffy face/lips, the nose, and in particular the eye shape (though not the colour). Plus the height and general aura of fabulousness, which makes Lee Sung-kyung a terrible fit for Candy roles (I don't think JJH has ever done any either).

They're both absolutely gorgeous though, that goes without saying.

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Waaah, Hye-jung didn't say "I love you" back! :O This show seems like a light type so I hope JH-HJ ship won't mirror what happened to previous episode's guest.

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Are we to see the mysterious W2W killer trailer reappear here? Or the car crashed that killed JH's parents? *shudder*

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I don't get why someone who works in a neurology surgery department would hide the fact that he has a tumor. I would run around wondering how quickly they can operate on me. But then he may be in shock. Poor baby.

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It's most likely due to the pressure Kang Soo is facing, from taking care of an important person to staying up all night having to live up to the expectations of the higher positions. Add the fact that he has to be an admirable figure for his younger brother and you can see why he'd rather not complain about it.

But I do agree that he should get it checked as soon as possible. Poor puppy, he better be fine once this series ends...

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Shock and the end of his dreams of becoming a neurosurgeon? Unless the dramagods are kind I doubt that removing a golfsized mass from behind his eye is going to allow him to continue in this field. Poor puppy.

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Sorry, I don't mean to do this but it drives me crazy because I see it in subtitles all the time. "she stands by her principals" should be "she stands by her principles."

Anyway, if anything, our girl stands by her teachers, not principals. (Bad joke of the day, enjoy) ?

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The first "she" should have been capitalized. See? I'm really NOT a grammar nazi. I just get obsessive sometimes. ?

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I hear you on the grammar thing and translated subtitles. The one that constantly gets me is when you know the character is saying, "What?" and they translate is as "Why". But no complaints really. I'm just so happy these dramas are subbed at all!!!

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Maybe we could have Dramaworld season 2 centered around subway. Claire come back to help Jun fight the evil subway management that seem to be slowly taking over the whole product placement business and they pull a oceans 11 con in motion to save dramaworld. Dun Dun Dun.........guess whose brilliant take over plan it is, the newly revived Seth who came back with Lee Jun Ki's mask from Scarlet Heart Rheyo thus nobody recognizes him.

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I want that.

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My interest to the drama had been waning few eps back, the recaps and screencaps help me feast over KRW cheesiness and sparkling eyes. Oh, and Pa Rang and In Joo antics ofc.

Thanks for the recap, Lovepark!

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Thanks for the recap!!!

1. Myung Hoon continues to NOT LISTEN and be a bum
2. Awww! Ji Hong said "I love you"
3. THANK GOD the writers have decided to give Seo Woo's character some change, instead of keeping her as the self-pitying, inferior complex wielding bland second female lead =)
4. The whole 'VIP patient hand-off' situation ticked me off >.< You'd think that as doctors, you'd do more formal follow-up, or ANY follow-up with a patient that you're in charge of, even if the patient was briefly passed to another doctor, and even when you do the passing-on of a patient, you would see it as professional to do formal follow-up to confirm that the patient was actually passed onto another physician and was in good condition *face palm* See Woo did make me mad in this episode in that respect-- how she passed a patient over via phone call-- then Young Gook did the same thing T.T And then have things come full circle and let Hye Jung take the blame ???
5. Lovepark's last little paragraph section about Hye Jung and Soon Hee is making me scared and think that something (bad) might happen to Soon Hee in the foreseeable future T...T Oh god, please don't let me jinx it!!!!

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Yeah, I was wondering myself what is the proper procedure. Do they expect Hye Jung to pass off her surgery bc the VIP is more important? I guess she should have confirmed that seo woo would accept? I couldn't help but think that at least she called the VIP ward and told them who was covering for her whereas seo woo just... left?

I know people love the doctor puppy but just like the sports car incident, I couldn't help but think, "dude, stop letting other people take the blame and explain yourself! I know you have a brain tumor, but also, you have a brain tumor! How heartless would they have to be to punish him?" I'm hoping just like the car he'll come clean soon. But really, seo woo was the unprofessional one here.

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In real life, surgeons do not ignore their handphones during surgery. A nurse or their assistant answers the phone and takes a message at the least, if it's an emergency then another doctor will be immediately activated to see the patient. Also, all operating theatres have phones so it isn't impossible to call in either. It's ridiculous how they passed the responsibility around till it landed on poor Junior Kang Soo. I have no sympathy for Seo Woo any more, her character deserves to live as a lonely old crotchety woman forever.

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"...She makes him promise not to die
before her since everyone important in her life left
her first"....

"....I love you” to his wife because he was saving it for their wedding vows. Now he’ll never get to say it, and regrets assuming he’d get a chance in the future"...

".....Hye-jung tells him that it’s too precious, so she’s not saying it yet"....

If all these doesn't scream forshadowing, I don't see what does. Its like 'W' I keep seeing 'forshadowing' type itself out on the screen in these scenes.

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People don't watch this show for the thrilling plot or intellectal stimulation.

People watch it for the puppies!

Don't kill off the puppies!!!!

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The writer has a thing against puppies. First Ji Soo got flung off his bike and had his neck broken, now Kang Soo gets a whopping brain tumour.

Save the puppies!

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Amen.

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Kim Min Suk crying is the saddest thing. Funny I'm more invested in his story than the leads...

I've been a fan of his since Shut Up Flower Boy Band. I'm glad for the fame he got since DOTS, now the spotlight's on him.

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So you must have enjoyed the Celebrity Bromance series with him and Infinite's L?

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Unfortunately, I rarely watch variety shows, but I follow his dramas. Could you send me a link of this show please? Thanx.

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Me too. Minsuk was amazing in SUFBB and I've only missed one of his dramas since. Between Imaginary Cat, DotS and Doctors his 2016 had been pretty good. I'm glad more people are noticing him.

Made him my new wallpaper yesterday
https://t.co/WAj1dsem
He's so adorable that I'm not sad about momentarily replacing Lee Yi Kyung.

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Oh my gosh I just want to say that I am so excited that there is another Kim Minsuk fan back from his SUFBB days! He was my absolute favorite in that! I started watching Imaginary Cats for Yoo Seungho and had to do a double take when he popped up. Then I proceeded to squeal to everyone about how I finally saw him again. I feel like I waited for him for sooooo long and everyone else was just sleeping on his cuteness and knack for acting. After DotS he finally got noticed and I was just like, see?! He's good! Give him more prominent roles! So yeah, anyways, I am totally more invested in his story too ^.^

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I continue to enjoy this show -- but then again, it's probably because I'm in the healthcare field, and like these type of shows. I continue to be interested, and the surgeries are very realistic looking. I guess most drama viewers are more into the human interactions than surgeries, but I have been enjoying the detail they put into each surgical scene.

I will watch this show to the very end.

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Same here! I really like their surgeries scene since it's the most realistic compare to other medical kdramas.

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The confession scene daebakk!!
Simple scene but im smiling like an idiot. Why so sweet? Jihong and hyejung should have many romantic scene together but i also in love with their dedication for surgery scene. It looks so real.

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I agree! That scene was so awesome. I love how Ji Hong ran forward after a small moment of hesitation to hug her! ?

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At that moment, i like "omo come here baby i will hug you.." kekeke!

Happened hyejung faster thn me~ hoelll! What am thnking abt!

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Dramaland, why does it always have to be the puppy. Puppies are harmless. Puppies are cute. Stop giving them tumors and making them cry.

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The puppies, the bestie, the grandmas always get it T......T

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poor puppy :(
on a side note is anybody wondering where is jisoo? i miss him!

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he was sent somewhere to recover. and the puppy must have met an agent there. that agent was so smitten with him that he made him an actor. the puppy then proceeded to charm the casting teams of various dramas. ;)

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does anyone knows who is the actor for hye young's husband ~ i need to know
( he is hot/cute)

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Who's Hye-young? The pregnant wife from previous episode?

The hubby cameo is Lee Sang-yeob.

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Basta! BASTA! Enough already with the stupid dead grandma subplot. Soooo boring, unnecessary, such a snooze. This is not the most exciting show but it's a time killer until that subplot rears its ugly head.

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