Yong Pal and others play the game – who has VIP leading lady Yeo Jin? Who does?
The players: Kim Tae Hyun (Joo Won), a gifted surgeon, incurred debt to pay for dialysis for his sister, Kim So Hyun (Park Hye Soo). He assumed the Yong Pal identity to be a doctor to gangsters. It fell apart when the police found Yong Pal’s scalpel and tracked it to the hospital. The police talked to Chief Surgeon Lee (Jung Woong In), who hates Tae Hyun. Instead of turning Tae Hyun over to the police, Chief Surgeon Lee presses Tae Hyun to tend to VIP only patients. Desperate to keep his job so he can continue to dialysis for his sister (and pay his debts), Tae Hyun agrees.
Our leading lady is sedated VIP patient Yeo Jin (Kim Tae Hee). Yeo Jin is there due to a car accident that killed her boyfriend. Yeo Jin is personally tended to by Chief Surgeon Lee who is in cahoots with her brother, Han Do Joon (Jo Hyun Jae) to keep her secluded and sedated. Do Joon’s wife Chae Young (Chae Jung An) is working against her husband and wants access to Yeo Jin.
Yong Pal Episode 6 Recap
Nurse Hwang puts a camera on a monitor so she can monitor Tae Hyun talking to Yeo Jin in the room or any other conversations. She gets a shock when she overhears the Director tell Chief Lee that per Yeo Jin’s brother Do Joon, Yeo Jin must die. She flips out and stabs the director. As she is dragged away screaming Tae Hyun notices her keys have fallen to the floor. He picks them up.
Tae Hyun and Yeo Jin begin rehabilitation. This becomes moot when Yeo Jin overhears the Director tell Chief Lee that per Yeo Jin’s brother Do Joon, Yeo Jin must die. She is forced to pick someone to save her. She chooses President Go and asks Tae Hyun to arrange it. Turns out Cynthia is on President Go’s payroll and relays the message.
Tae Hyun isn’t sure who to trust with Yeo Jin. Yeo Jin’s brother’s wife, Chae Young, tells Tae Hyun that Yeo Jin is in danger from her husband and President Go. But Yeo Jin has decided to trust President Go. Then there’s the matter of Chief Lee deciding that Yeo Jin must die on the operating table as he tries to “save” her from a suicide attempt. In the end, Tae Hyun promises Yeo Jin he’ll protect her.
In a ridiculous series of scenes…Tae Hyun helps evacuate Yeo Jin. But a fight breaks out between Presidents Go’s men and Do Joon’s men. When Cynthia rips her pencil skirt for better mobility and joins the fight, you have to laugh. When the two gangsters step in to help so Tae Hyun, Cynthia and Yeo Jin can escape, that was silly. During the fight Tae Hyun is shot in the side. But as we saw in a previous episode, the writer treats Tae Hyun as superman and he’s able to continue even with blood seeping from the wound. Tae Hyun helps move Yeo Jin to a waiting van. But Do Joon and his men are in the garage. There is an amusement factor when it is revealed the strecher has a smiling dummy not Yeo Jin. Do Joon is all smiles at the shocked expressions of Tae Hyun, Cynthia and President Go.
Meanwhile we see that Chief Lee has secretly stashed Yeo Jin. He takes her to the operating room where she dies on the table. But does she die? Tae Hyun recruited the Chief Nurse make it look like Yeo Jin died but he would resuscitate her later. Without Tae Hyun, the Chief Nurse continues with the plan. So when Chief Lee quickly calls Yeo Jin’s death, you know it isn’t real.
* This episode was rendered silly with the fight scene where Yeo Jin’s stretcher was the hot potato passed between opposing forces. Tae Hyun being able to function after being shot…ridiculous. The two groups of security forces fight scene…ridiculous. When the two gangsters step in to help so Tae Hyun, Cynthia and Yeo Jin can escape…ridiculous. Poorly done show, poorly done.
* Tae Hyun and Yeo Jin tried to sort out who to trust. I liked that Tae Hyun didn’t really trust anyone but himself. In the end his recruiting of the Chief Nurse was the crucial move he during the episode. I find it interesting that Yeo Jin was positive that she could trust President Go. Once she wakes up, will she see that she needs to rethink her allies and enemies list? Will Tae Hyun realize that his confidence that his plans will work may not always happen?
* Nurse Hwang did not retaliate against Tae Hyun or Yeo Jin. I was so ready for Nurse Hwang to creepily croon to Yeo Jin but we only got the camera install and her stunned reaction when the Director and Chief Lee discussed killing Yeo Jin. When Nurse Hwang went nuts a had a stab-a-thon on the Director, what can you say, it wasn’t completely undeserved.
* Even with the reveal that Cynthia worked for the person that paid her the most, I still like this character. She is straight forward about her selfish ways. The actress has an excellent English accent.