Tae Hyun survives the bullet in his side. Yeo Jin survives dying on the surgery table. Do they both have a new lease on life?
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 VIP patient Yeo Jin (Kim Tae Hee). Yeo Jin was tended to by Chief Surgeon Lee who is in cahoots with her brother, Han Do Joon (Jo Hyun Jae). Do Joon’s wife Chae Young (Chae Jung An) is working against her husband.
Yong Pal Episode 7
The first 17 minutes of this episode were ridiculous. The writer continues to make Tae Hyun super human at critical moments. Shot and profusely bleeding, Tae Hyun shakes off help and treats himself before his bloody footprint path to surgery. He promised Yeo Jin that she wouldn’t die in OR and he means to keep the promise. But it doesn’t work. But wait…a patient in the other surgery room dies and Yeo Jin’s heart starts beating again. Are we to believe the unknown woman’s life energy now flows in Yeo Jin?
President Go and Do Joon sit down to negotiate. I like how President Go tells Do Joon that he willingly gave us his trump card, Yeo Jin. President Go taunts Do Joon with the reality that if Yeo Jin’s death is revealed, his company’s stock will crumble once President Go reveals the issues within the company. Do Joon realizes President Go wanted Yeo Jin dead to put him in this power position. President Go even thanks Do Joon for killing his sister himself, and not getting blood on President’s Go’s hands. Do Joon is livid. I love it. Both men agree to join forces but you can see Do Joon is seething with rage and President Go doesn’t trust his new partner at all.
Ah, they’ve switched the unknown dead woman with Yeo Jin. Love it. This will be her path out of her enemies clutches. Everyone thinks she’s dead but she’s not and she’s got a new identity, Kim Young Mi, to boot.
Dang it! I hate the bloody parts of this show. I can’t miss all of them. Anyhow Tae Hyun’s in surgery and dreaming of meeting Yeo Jin in a pretty outdoor setting.
Head Nurse is told she better keep her mouth shut about the identity of the corpse if she wants to live.
Tae Hyun survives surgery and happens to be side by side with the swathed Yeo Jin in Intensive Care. When Chief Lee and Do Joon visit Tae Hyun’s bed, Yeo Jin wonders what her brother means when he says he owes Tae Hyun.
Do Joon visits his wife in the private room. Amusing when Chief Lee is barred from the room. Do Joon tells his wife Chae Young that now he’s the rightful owner of the company. He tells her he loves her. She echoes his sentiments. He counters he knows she doesn’t love him and her brainless act is just that, an act. He laughs it doesn’t matter, Chae Young can never leave him. Ok, that surprised me. I thought they mutually distained each other.
Man Sik, Tae Hyun’s debt collector, is interrogated by the police to give up Yong Pal’s identity. His phone record show he received a call from the hospital Tae Hyun works at.
Chae Young visits him in Intensive Care. She demands the doctor in charge call the top doctors of the hospital to help save him. Yeo Jin sees her sister in law through the bandages (she’s been moved to a private room, marked do not enter). The medical care for Tae Hyun ratchets up.
It works. Tae Hyun visits Yeo Jin in her new private room. She’s happy he’s alive. They’re happy their both ok. Smiles all around for our leads. Ah, Tae Hyun takes Yeo Jin to the roof and unbandages her face. She feels a breeze and sees city lights for the first time in 3 years. Tears fill her eyes and she limps to the railing and stares into the sky. They smiles at each other. He truly is her savior. She thanks him with pure gratitude. Lovely moment between our leads.
Cynthia stops by the rooftop and asks if Tae Hyun is there with his girlfriend. No, she’s a patient. Yeo Jin inclines her head in greeting. Cynthia says she’s off to America now that she has the money from President Go. She tells Tae Hyun no hard feelings even though he betrayed her for a woman. She asks Tae Hyun to get her a coffee. While waiting for him to return she sits next to Yeo Jin. She tells her that Tae Hyun is a great guy. She urges her to make him hers. She comments her gave up a big money payout just to save a girl. Yeo Jin stares in surprise. Cynthia muses men never realize when they fall in love. Yeo Jin is stunned at those words. Cynthia recommends she hold onto Tae Hyun. She calls her Yeo Jin. She can’t get the stunned look off her face. Cynthia says to Yeo Jin if you are going to spend the rest of your life in hiding, Tae Hyun will be the best man to have by your side.
- I loathe the blood and simulated wounds this show consistently serves up. Ick!
- It is silly when Tae Hyun is super human. This episode he had a bullet wound that would fell a normal human but he’s able to stand, walk, self-treat, and perform surgery. This downgrades the show and makes me think…ridiculous!
- There were some excellent moments this episode
- President Go surprising Do Joon and forcing him into a partnership. Loved it when President Go told him that he gave away his biggest power when he had Yeo Jin killed.
- Do Joon revealing he cared for his wife but knew Chae Young did not care for him. Frankly, this doesn’t completely resonate. He’s never shown kindness toward his wife. He loves her?
- Death times two. Yeo Jin died, the unknown woman died, and Yeo Jin returned to life. It was a bit dramatic it created a new life for Yeo Jin. One where she has a chance to live now that her enemies think she’s dead.
- Best moment of the show was Yeo Jin experiencing the outside rooftop terrace curtesy of Tae Hyun. Her joy at the breeze, the night sky, the city lights, was lovely to see. Kim Tae Hee owned that scene. Tae Hyun’s pleasure at her happiness shows he cares. Finally he cares about someone I care about too. Now our leads have traction.
- Cynthia’s advice to Yeo Jin to hold onto Tae Hyun and her assertion that Tae Hyun loved her that surprised and unnerved Yeo Jin. I’ll miss Cynthia. I liked this smart money oriented character. She had excellent interactions with Tae Hyun. Maybe we’ll see her again later in the series.
- I like the head nurse and the nurse did the secret surgery in episode 3 with Tae Hyun. Both these characters are honest and loyal