'Hospital Playlist' Episode 9 Review: Love is in the air for Ik-jun and Song-hwa but is Chi-Yong an obstacle?

This episode shows us what Ik-jun, Jun-wan and Jeong-won's intentions are when it comes to romance

                            'Hospital Playlist' Episode 9 Review: Love is in the air for Ik-jun and Song-hwa but is Chi-Yong an obstacle?
Ik-jun and Song-hwa (tvN)

In 'Hospital Playlist' Episode 9 we see how Lee Ik-jun (Cho Jung-seok), Ahn Jeong-won (Yoo Yeon-seok), Kim Jun-wan (Jung Kyung-ho), Yeong Seok-hyeon (Kim Dae-myung) and Chae Song-hwa (Jeon Mi-do) have romantic interests in their lives that helps them deal with the pressures of being doctors. The most interesting of the relationships is the one between Ik-jun and Song-hwa. The two had at one point liked each other and Ik-jun had even tried to confess his feelings to Song-hwa when they were in college but at this time Ik-jun learns that Seok-hyeon also likes Song-hwa and that is why he never confessed his feelings. 

However, this episode shows how Ik-jun and Song-hwa change when it rains. The minute it rains, both Ik-jun and Song-hwa have a look of excitement. Ik-jun takes her out for a meal, just the two of them, and it is strange to see them eating out alone since the two are always with their other friends. That is when we realize that the two might not be dating, but they have their own means to express their love for each other. Ik-jun's reaction to Song-hwa's resident Chi-yong confessing his feelings for Song-hwa is another indication too. He hilariously tries to push it all under the rug by saying that "everyone loves Song-hwa".

We have also seen different instances when Ik-jun had indicated his love for her through his actions, so it is exciting to see how this relationship will pan out. Then we have Jun-wan, who is dating Ik-jun's sister Ik-soon secretly. He hasn't revealed his relationship to his friends and has, in fact, kept their relationship a secret all this while. This week, however, we see Ik-soon tell Jun-wan that she wants to pursue a doctorate program that will send her to the US or to the UK for about three to five years. Jun-wan is surprised, and he asks her if she doesn't think about marriage at all. 

Ik-soon had told him from the beginning that she is someone who cannot think about marriage. She tells him that she hasn't changed her mind. He accepts it and even wishes her the best but then asks her if her pursuing higher education means that they now have to break up.  

It seems like Ik-soon also likes Jun-wan enough to rethink marriage. Considering how her relationship in the past had almost destroyed her, it is hard for her to get involved in another serious relationship but Jun-wan seems to change her mind. The two of them are sweet together and it would be hilarious to see how Ik-jun would react to the news of his best friend dating his sister. 

Finally, we have Jeong-won who rejected Gyeo-wool in the previous episode. He is definitely interested in her, but because of his dream of wanting to become a priest, he says no to her. However, when he sees her again with a guy, who comes to the hospital to pick her up and drop her off, he feels uncomfortable about it. Will he really be able to hold off his feelings for Gyeo-wool any longer?

'Hospital Playlist' news episodes can be streamed on Netflix on Thursdays.

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