Park Shin-hye, aftermath of breakup with Park Hyung-sik
Park Shin-hye, aftermath of breakup with Park Hyung-sik
Park Hyung-sik and Park Shin-hye returned to the hospital.

In the 9th episode of JTBC's Saturday-Sunday drama 'Doctor Slump', which aired on the 24th, the story of Yeo Jung-woo (played by Park Hyeong-sik) and Nam Ha-neul (played by Park Shin-hye) was depicted after their breakup. Yeo Yeong-woo accepted Bin Dae-young's (played by Yoon Park) scouting offer and left the rooftop room for a while to go to work at the hospital. Nam Ha-neul felt empty in his absence, and was heartbroken by the incident involving his mother, Gong Wol-seon (played by Jang Hye-jin). The viewer rating for the 9th episode was 5.8% nationwide and 6.8% in the metropolitan area (Nielsen Korea, based on paid households), ranking first among all comprehensive and cable programs.

On this day, Yeo Yeong-woo left the rooftop room after being seen off by Namhaneul's family. Nam Haneul was immersed in sadness without being able to say his last goodbye. The two confessed their breakup to Bin Dae-young and Lee Hong-ran (played by Gong Seong-ha), respectively. Meanwhile, Yeo Yeong-woo realized that Nam Ha-neul knew that he had turned down the opportunity to return to the hospital for him, even though he deliberately kept it a secret. I could guess to some extent the feelings of Nam Ha-neul, who had no choice but to say goodbye first. The aftereffects of Yeo Jeong-woo and Nam Ha-neul's breakup, who were drunk and missed each other, were bigger and deeper than expected.

While Yeo Jung-woo went to work for the first time at Bin Dae-young's hospital, Nam Ha-neul met the son of a famous hospital director in Busan at his mother's request. It was a place where he believed only his mother's words that he needed advice on hospital management. However, there was something strange about the other person's grumpy reaction and harsh attitude. In fact, it was a meeting arranged by my great-aunt, and it was an event where my mother even lied to me and sent me out. Nam Ha-neul felt more miserable about the fact that her mother considered her to be living an unremarkable life like everyone else, rather than the disregard and sarcasm of her husband, Kwak Jae-young (played by Han Gyu-won).

Yeo Yeong-woo misunderstood that Nam Ha-neul saw goodness, and even felt betrayed because he seemed to be doing so well in Nam Bada's (played by Yoon Sang-hyun) SNS photos. While Nam Ha-neul was having a heart-to-heart with her mother, she got drunk and made the mistake of sending a messenger to Yeo Jeong-woo, asking, ‘Are you sleeping?’ And the next morning, after checking the messenger records, Yeo Jeong-woo appeared in front of Nam Ha-neul, who was shocked and blamed himself. Yeo Yeong-woo called Nam Ha-neul his ex-girlfriend and expressed his honest feelings, telling her not to get along too well or not to get along too well. He then declared that he would wait for his return, saying, “I will come back at any time.”

Yeo Jeong-woo seemed to have found his place as a doctor, but he was once again reminded of the nightmare-like memory of the medical accident in front of the operating table. Just looking at the blood stains and needles made me out of breath, and the scalpel that I had used hundreds or thousands of times felt heavy. In the end, Yeo Jeong-woo failed his first surgery after returning. The news that once-popular star doctor Yeo Yeong-woo botched a surgery due to PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) spread quickly among nurses and staff, and Lee Hong-ran carefully told Nam Ha-neul his story.

At the end of the broadcast, Yeo Jeong-woo entered the operating room once again. As I prepared to go to work, I calmed down and borrowed the power of medicine to make sure I was fully prepared. And Yeo Jeong-woo, who was checking the patient's condition with the director of the anesthesiology department before the full-scale surgery, turned his head when he heard a familiar voice. There, Nam Ha-neul was looking at him with warm eyes. In one word, “Teacher, I think you can start,” Nam Ha-neul’s trust and support for Yeo Jeong-woo were generously expressed. The sight of two people standing face to face as doctors who had been forgotten for a while was heartbreaking in itself.

Kang Min-kyung, Ten Asia reporter translated by google