No matter how strong we are, we can’t totally live alone.
Kwak Hyun (Kang Min-hyuk) had to choose whether to let Seol Jae-chan live his remaining days without treatment or persuade him to undergo an operation. At first, I was totally on his side for not allowing Song Eun-jae (Ha Ji-won) to take on a very risky operation. But the I realized that it wasn’t because he doesn’t trust Eun-jae, it was because he understood the poet’s reason for choosing not to treat his ailment. As a doctor, it was also hard for him to let go but he had to accept Jae-chan’s view of death. For doctors, death is a failure but for the poet, it was a conclusion. It is difficult for Kwak Hyun especially with what he was going through with his father but at least Eun-jae was there to give him an umbrella when the sky seems to mourn with him.
Eun-jae may seem like an ambitious surgeon aiming to succeed in any way she can but she’s not. She’s a softhearted doctor just like what her mother said. She doesn’t want to stop persuading Jae-chan because she knew she can do something about it. She wants to do everything she can because she couldn’t do anything about her mother’s death. I like that Eun-jae is becoming more in touch with her soft side.
Kwak Hyun and Eun-jae are slowly getting closer. Eun-jae is letting Hyun see the real her while Hyun is opening up with Eun-jae. It’s not as fast as rom-coms or not as fervent as melodramas but I’m loving how their relationship is growing in every episode.
How could Hospital Ship manage to give good episodes each week? Even the subplots are contributing progress to all character arcs. I’m getting more and more excited about what will happen next so I’m crossing my fingers it won’t disappoint in the end.
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