One thing’s for certain, there’s never a dull moment in Doctor Stranger! From surgeries, to spies, long-lost mothers and plans within plans, there’s so much going on in this drama and I’m loving every minute of it!
Picking up where we left off last week, Hoon steps into to assist Jae Joon with the forbidden surgery and saves not only the day but also the patient. Of course the family is upset about the hospital’s mistake and wants to sue for malpractice but a sincere apology from the intern responsible for the mistake and the pleading of a son with a good head on his shoulders keeps the hospital and all those involved in the blacklisted surgery, safe. I must say, I did enjoy the way Hoon found the intern-in-hiding. Who knew the thugs he swindled all those episodes ago would return to help him? I laughed when they charged Hoon the same way he charged them, I guess turn about really is fair play! At least Hoon kept a good attitude about the whole thing and just smiled as he handed over all of Soo Hyun’s money. (Tricky fox!)
Poor Soo Hyun! Not only is Hoon swindling her out of her money, he’s also swindling her out of her heart! She’s so far gone when it comes to Hoon and yet she can never bring herself to admit her feelings. And why would she? Nearly every time she’s around Hoon he says the meanest things. It’s almost as if he’s trying to make sure she doesn’t fall in love with him but if that were really the case, he’s failing miserably. No matter how biting his words, Soo Hyun can’t get Hoon out of her mind and she’s doing everything she can to try to hide her feelings from herself, Jae Joon and the rest of the world. Too bad she’s failing miserably! I do have to respect Jae Joon for dealing so calmly with Soo Hyun’s wandering feelings. He was very cool when he presented Soo Hyun with that purse and told her that’s it’s okay to be attracted to the new as long as you never let your feelings deepen.
I suppose a lot of the reason for Jae Joon’s coolness could be due to the fact that he’s got an awful lot on his mind at the moment. From being nearly sacked, to being saved by Soo Hyun and Hoon, to finding out Hoon is the son of the man who was supposed to bring his father’s malpractice suit to light, to feeling abandoned by Park Cheol, you have to admit, that’s quite a bit to process at the same time. I just wish Jae Joon weren’t so quick to jump to conclusions. He and Hoon were so close to finally connecting, I suppose is the word I’m looking for, and then he has to learn the name of Hoon’s father and jump to all kinds of crazy conclusions. I understand that sitting down and calmly talking to Hoon about what his life was like in North Korea isn’t really an option because, as we all know, Hoon doesn’t like to talk about his past, but if there were some way for Jae Joon to discover the honest truth about Hoon’s past, I’m sure he’d be seeing Hoon in an entirely different light. I personally think it would be wonderful if Hoon, in some desperate moment, tells Soo Hyun his tragic life story and she can, in her own way, convey what needs to be said to Jae Joon. It would certainly be an interesting way to tie these characters together and get Hoon and Jae Joon working together which is, after all, what I want to see more than anything. I’m convinced Hoon and Jae Joon would be the perfect team to take on all of this political corruption, both in the hospital and beyond, and I really want to see them come out on top in the end.
In the meantime, we’re forced to watch Hoon being manipulated by the Prime Minister, Cha Jin Soo and Jae Hee and all I can do is sit here and wail in frustration. Hoon! Hoon! Hoon! How can one so hardened by his life in North Korea be such a softy? He’s exposed his greatest weaknesses to his worst enemies and they’re doing everything in their power to make sure he suffers for it. Ugh! It kills me to watch Hoon run himself ragged trying to stay one step ahead of this opponents and failing miserably. To make matters worse, he now has to worry about his mother and I can’t speak for Hoon on this one but I can assure you that I don’t feel the least bit at ease, knowing Jae Hee has hidden Hoon’s mother. I know Jae Hee has revealed her master plan to Hoon and told him that everything she’s doing is to save him and his mother and she’s even gone so far as to tell Hoon she loves him but I’m still not buying it. There’s still too much deception behind Jae Hee’s eyes and I don’t believe for a second that she’s actually turning over a new leaf. Even if her feelings for Hoon are real, I don’t trust her and I have a feeling Hoon is starting to doubt her as well. There were moments anyway, where Hoon began to see Jae Hee in a different light and I can only hope that those moments continue to grow as we near the end because honestly, I want to see Hoon run as far away from Jae Hee as possible. She’s bad new, I tell you! Bad news!
So tell me, what did you think of this week’s episodes? Do you think Jae Hee is as bad as I believe her to be or is there some good in her that I’m just unwilling to see? What about Soo Hyun? Do you think she’ll ever come to the point where she admits her feelings to Hoon or will Jae Joon’s plea to stay true to him keep her feelings in check? What do you think of Jae Hee’s plan? Is the president really the one in need of surgery and do you really think Jae Hee plans to use her position to beg for Hoon’s life? What about Jae Joon? It seemed for a moment he had genuine respect for Hoon, do you think that this new prejudice against him will keep Jae Joon from ever teaming up with Hoon? Will Jae Joon ever bother to uncover the truth about Hoon’s past? If he does, do you think he and Hoon will actually team up? There are so many point we could still discuss so be sure to leave me all your thoughts, comments and theories below!
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Episodes 13-14: [Part 1] [Part 2]