Viewer ratings (Nielsen Korea)
Ep 1 & 2 (2018-03-21) 2.1% & 3.4%
Ep 3 & 4 (2018-03-22) 2.7% & 3.0%
Ep 5 & 6 (2018-03-28) 2.7% & 3.3%
Ep 7 & 8 (2018-03-29) 3.3% & 4.1%
Ep 9 & 10 (2018-04-04) 3.4% & 4.2%
Ep 11 & 12 (2018-04-05) 3.8% & 4.2%
Ep 13 & 14 (2018-04-11) 2.9% & 3.7%
Ep 15 & 16 (2018-04-12) 3.4% & 4.2%
Ep 17 & 18 (2018-04-18) 3.2% & 4.0%
Do Young finally finds out about Hyun Joo’s sickness from her dad and realizes what she has been doing is really for his sake. The emotional scenes in these 2 episodes are heart wrenching for me.
Ever since that evening when he saw Hyun Joo with Dr Jang, Do Young had started to believe that she is in a relationship with another man. Though this might have been the reason he got involved with Da Hye, he knows it is no excuse.
Hyun Joo’s dad could not take his misunderstanding anymore and tells him Hyun Joo is dying.
(Sigh, why didn’t you tell him earlier?)
The truth about Hyun Joo’s illness hits him hard and he has to move away to give in to his grief.
Since Hyun Joo is afraid he will find out about her condition, Do Young promises her dad he will pretend he does not know. He understands very well she’s doing this because she wants him to succeed.
This image of Hyun Joo’s dad trying to hold back his own grief just about kills me.
Though Hyun Joo and Dr Jang have grown closer, it seems to me they have decided to maintain their doctor-patient relationship. If she can be cured, then perhaps they can think about starting a relationship. Still he cannot help but makes a confession that he has fallen for her.
Do Young’s mind is in turmoil. He tells Da Hye to give him time as there is something yet to be settled between Hyun Joo and himself.
What I find irritating is how this drama likes to speak in riddles. First it was the repeated issue of Hyun Joo’s belief that Do Young had married her out of pity. Now it’s Da Hye’s constant harping on the undisclosed reason for her leaving him in the past or his having abandoned her. Would appreciate it if the drama can just go straight to the point.
Despite my initial reservation about Da Hye, she seems to genuinely like Do Young. Though I’m not sure if a woman can still feel such a deep obsession for a man after all these years, it feels more like a selfish kind of love to me. The reason being it does not matter to her that he’s already married. Perhaps her original intention was to exact revenge over what she deems to be an injustice but then realizes she still loves him.
The severe pain caused by the brain tumour is getting more frequent. Dr Jang noted from Hyun Joo’s medical report that she had received a strong pain relieving drug and decides to check on her. The senior doctor (his father-in-law) has taken over her case as he feels Dr Jang has to sort out his muddled feelings of guilt towards his late wife and personal feelings for his patient.
Saet Byeol is relieved that Do Young is aware of Hyun Joo’s illness. The latter had told her not to tell him so now she does not have to worry about him not knowing.