The next chapter has begun.
We can finally stop asking who the next director will be. Dr. Oh Se-hwa (Moon So-ri) won the election and became Sungkook University’s Hospital Director. Unlike the first round of the election where Dr. Oh and Dr. Joo Kyung-moon (Yoo Jae-myung) garnered the same number of votes, the second round was an easy win for Dr. Oh. President Goo Seung-hyo (Cho Seung-woo) revealed Dr. Joo’s plans of resigning during the break, ultimately handing the position to Dr. Oh. Well, she deserves to win the position really. Dr. Joo was an underdog and had a little chance of winning even without President Goo’s intervention.
Anyway, the new director did not waste her time and proceeded to claim her place at the top. She made sure those in power knew she isn’t a pushover. I have to admit that it is hard to hate this woman. I know she could do things that’d frustrate and annoy me in the future but I really like her guts. She knew what she wants and does everything to get it. I might not always agree with her ways but she’s obviously passionate in her field. Secretary Kang is right on saying she’s a good match to President Goo.
Speaking of a good match to President Goo, Lee No-eul (Woo Jin-ah) found out about Ye Sun-woo’s (Lee Kyu-hyung) illness. She couldn’t tell Ye Jin-woo (Lee Dong-wook) and kept on crying in front of her best friend. President Goo witnessed the interaction between the two and assumed No-eul got rejected (haha). She denied it of course but I’m glad that she found comfort in President Goo’s company. As much as I hope Sun-woo’s confession and condition wouldn’t put a strain on No-eul and Jin-woo’s friendship, I feel like this is just the start of the breakdown of No-eul’s relationship with the Ye Brothers.
On the other hand, President Goo is totally smitten with this petite doctor. Men say they are objective and assertive when it comes to decision making but I guess, a bit of emotional approach can break down their walls. President Goo is letting No-eul show him different perspectives and let it affect his decisions. I wonder if No-eul will succeed in making him “one of them.”
Maknae’s Episode Verdict
A new normal has been set-up in this episode. There wasn’t a lot of earthshaking plot twists and everything was relatively calm. It felt like a conflict is brewing in the background. President Goo and Jin-woo are not the same people before. I already see some changes in their personalities and it’ll be really interesting to see how these characters will react to this new status quo. Also, I’m really hoping for more interaction with these two. I sometimes feel like I’m watching two different dramas with their personal story arcs.
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