DOCTORS - EPISODE 16
A home away from home
After being informed that the hubby from last episode never said "I love you" to his pregnant wife, Ji Hong rushes to tell Hye Jung that he does love her. Later, Hye Jung gets a little closer to the mystery of her grandma's death. Yoon Do surprises his doctors with food, as he's never done that before. Hye Jung is assigned the congressman and she passes it off to Seo Woo (because she has surgery), who passes the buck to Young Guk, who hands it off to Kang Soo. But, Kang Soo is constantly falling asleep and experiencing headaches and vertigo. Things get hairy when he is supposed to help the congressman, who all of a sudden hemorrhages, but Kang Soo can't remember being called to help. Meanwhile, Myeong Hoon is digging into Hye Jung's background, and for some reason looks at her expulsion with glee. They operate on the congressman, who doesn't regain consciousness. When they figure out the VIP was Hye Jung's patient, she faces disciplinary action. Kang Soo gets a CT scan and shows it to Ji Hong, who tells him it's a brain tumor. He doesn't let on that it's his test results. He calls his brother in the army, tells him to be safe, then breaks down and cries.
Ji Hong was definitely affected by the other man's regrets. Thankfully he did not take his own advice and think like a doctor -- he acted like a man in love and tells her with only a tiny bit of hesitation, "I love you." I love Hye Jung's reaction. "Aren't you going to say it back," he asks. She goes, "No. I'm saving it. Busy. Got to go." (I'm paraphrasing, obviously). I don't think her answer rattled him too much -- he looked as giddy as a schoolgirl dreaming about her crush.
"I'll never finish my novel at this rate!"
Kang Soo now has a lot more of a subplot. All those headaches he blamed on being a first year? Yeah, a lot more than that. My fear is since it's already affected his performance, how is this going to affect his reputation? Is he getting surgery? Are we going to see him again? And his call to his brother in the military...might it be Gi Beom, the staff sergeant he portrayed in 'Descendants of the Sun'?
Myeong Hoon is now in a position to do a lot of damage. He has access to Hye Jung's records and has been looking for an excuse to lay her low. He now has it in the form of a disciplinary action, and Hye Jung has shrugged off Ji Hong's offer to help, but she's right -- this is a battle she must fight on her own. My fear is that this is part of the director's revenge for being humiliated by Ji Hong. I dunno. But if the congressman has anything to say about it, she'll be exonerated. He saw the TV show she was featured in and became a fan.
"Your hand is really soft. Do you use Palmolive?"
It's interesting to see the chain of responsibility this episode. They take their duties seriously here and are perfectly willing to be accountable for their actions. My problem is that they tend to blame themselves for things that are beyond their control. "This happened, then this happened, then this happened, and if I wasn't born then this would never have happened." The nice thing is that Hye Jung is not running away from her problems. She knows it's all about her and it's up to her to defend herself.
This episode was really light-hearted, even with Kang Soo and the congressman. The congressman was even played for laughs initially. He just seemed like he was taking a vacation from his job. I guess not, huh? I also liked the interplay between the doctors. Kyung Joon is being especially nice to Joong Dae so he won't run off, and they giggle constantly, which annoys overly-serious Yoon Do. I enjoyed it a lot and I have a feeling things are going to get worse before they get better.