'Hospital Playlist' Season 2 Episode 2 sees the team of doctors have a tough day at work

This episode reminds fans that the medical profession can truly be full of hardships


                            'Hospital Playlist' Season 2 Episode 2 sees the team of doctors have a tough day at work
Kim Dae-myung as Yang Seok-hyeon in 'Hospital Playlist' (Instagram/ hospitalplaylist_official)

Although 'Hospital Playlist' Season 2 tells the stories of everyone's favorite doctors, the show also reminds fans that the medical profession can truly be full of hardships and heartbreaks that often go beyond romantic relationships.

Episode 2 sees Lee Ik-jun (Cho Jung-seok), Ahn Jeong-won (Yoo Yeon-seok), Kim Jun-wan (Jung Kyoung-ho), Yang Seok-hyeon (Kim Dae-myung), and Chae Song-hwa (Jeon Mi-do) deal with the stress that comes with being a doctor.

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While Episode 1 of Season 2 gave fans an update on where the gang's love life was heading, Episode 2 dealt with just how hard their jobs can be. One of the essential parts of this episode was Seok-hyeon and Min-ha treating a mother who came to the hospital when she was 19 weeks pregnant with serious complications. While her first doctor told her that she would lose the child, the mother Su-jeong, asked for Seok-hyeon to treat her, seeing that he had previously saved a baby born at 24 weeks. Under his care, Su-jeong managed to make it to the 23-week mark, but the baby's feet kept moving past the cervix, causing complications.

Seok-hyeon assures her that he would try everything in his power to help save them both and that they mustn't lose hope. However, when Su-jeong complains about tightness in her belly, she is rushed into the operating theatre. Seok-hyeon tries his best to save the child but is unable to do so. Although the mother is okay, the loss of the baby affects him significantly.

However, after leaving the hospital, Su-jeong leaves him a letter in which she says that if she were ever to be blessed with another child, she would only want him to care for them, seeing that he was the reason she and her husband were able to spend a few precious days with their unborn baby and for that, they would be forever grateful. 

Meanwhile, Ik-jun meets with Kim Jang-ho, an older man who has had two liver transplants. Jang-ho is an alcoholic and his daughters donated their livers to keep him alive. But Jang-ho continues to drink. On seeing his charts, Ik-jun is extremely upset, reminding him of his daughter's sacrifices. But Jang-ho's promises to stop drinking seem insincere and when his wife mentions that he's been drinking for weeks on end, Ik-jun decides he has had enough. In right consciousness, he cannot help him find a liver donor, should he need a third transplant. So he states that he will no longer be treating the man.

Jun-wan and Song-hwa have better luck in the operating theatre, seeing that Jun-wa was able to help save a child. However, when he calls Ik-sun to celebrate, she tells him she encountered a racist while at a cafe and he comforts her.

Jung Kyoung-ho as Kim Jun-wan in 'Hospital Playlist' (Instagram/ hospitalplaylist_official)

Song-hwa, being the best in her field, finds herself operating on a world-class violinist named Yoo Gyeong-jin, who comes from Germany for surgery, seeing that she has a benign tumor in her brain. Gyeong-jin's mother, who has donated a lot of money to the hospital, dismisses Song-hwa, thinking that she is just a young resident doctor. However, when Song-hwa visits Gyeong-jin the night before the surgery, her mother demands to see the head neurosurgeon at which Song-hwa mentions that she is the one they've been looking for.

Seon-bin, the resident doctor, confirms it. Song-hwa reassures her that her daughter is in good hands, especially with her resident doctor team, seeing that they all have over ten years of experience and probably know more about individual cases than she does.

Gyeong-jin's mother is somewhat embarrassed by her rude and judgemental ways. The surgery is a success, and soon, a German channel approaches Song-hwa for an interview. But, when she realizes that Seon-bin and her team are busy on the day allotted, she refuses to do it alone, seeing that she believes they all deserve the credit as well. 

The episode also sees Jeong-won tell the group that he's dating and they all are rather excited for him. Speaking of dating, Gyeong-jin's mother, who now has taken a liking to Song-hwa, suggests that she go on a date with her son, who is around her age and owns a pharmaceutical company in Gangnam. Song-hwa doesn't reply as the scene fades to her in her office, where she has fallen asleep, she wakes up and rushes to the cafe as she needs to head to Sokcho. But the cafe is shut and she begrudgingly drags herself to the parking lot.

As she gets to her car, she notices two takeaway coffees kept on the hood, with a note mentioning that one is decaf and one has a shot of espresso. Although we don't know who the mystery sender is, our money is on Ik-jun. Next week's preview features Song-hwa saying the words 'I like you', which has us wondering -- are we finally going to see Song-hwa and Ik-jun fall in love? Our fingers are crossed for now!

'Hospital Playlist' Season 2, new episodes can be streamed on Netflix on Thursdays. 


 

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