K-Drama Reaction: Hospital Ship | Episodes 9-10

There are a lot of lessons we could get from other people’s lives.

The Aspiring Scrub Nurse
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This week’s episodes started in a rather amusing predicament for Hospital Ship nurse Yoo Ah-rim (Kwon Mina). She caught her boyfriend cheating on her with her friend when the jerk guy was brought to the ship with a ruptured genital. Hul. I totally understand her anger with his cheater boyfriend and why she stormed in inside the operation room to oppose a treatment. But she was of course scolded by the ever professional Song Eun-jae (Han Ji-won). Eun-jae was also correct though. Nurse Yoo should maintain her professionalism in any situation. It was refreshing to see the usual cold doctor becomes a sort-of mentor to Nurse Yoo.

The Sick Poet
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I actually thought that these episodes are a breather from the previous tension-filled weeks. But as usual, I was wrong. The conflict between personal feelings and professionalism continues as Kwak Hyun (Kang Min-hyuk) finds himself torn whether to trust Eun-jae or not. Seol Jae-chan, a friend of Hyun’s father, was diagnosed with stage 4 rectal cancer. Other doctors told him there is no other way to treat the patient but Eun-jae believes she can pull off a risky operation. I, too, is torn with this. I know Eun-jae is a magnificent surgeon but I agree with Hyun that she is too confident. Hyun was right that Eun-jae is treating it like an ordinary case. It isn’t easy for Hyun since he is close to the patient. This conflict was just right on time as Hyun and Eun-jae are starting to get closer now. It’s time to test their newly found trust with each other.
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Maknae’s Episode Verdict
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I love these episodes. I like how they are using the supporting cast to make progress with the main characters’ individual hurdles as well as their relationship with each other. These episodes were also the right balance of lighthearted moments and melodramatic scenes.

p.s. Jo Hyun-jae made a cameo again. Can dramagenies grant my wish to see him in a series again? Even if he’s the antagonist/second lead, I’d love to see that.
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