'Hospital Playlist' Season 2 Episode 4: Will Jun-wan and Ik-sun's secret romance be exposed?
With the stress of work and hiding a long-distance romance, Jun-wan begins to crack under the pressure of it all
Season 2 of 'Hospital Playlist' deep dives into the relationship of our favorite doctors and looks like in this episode, heartbreak was on the agenda. The latest episode featured Song-hwa having an interesting mentor relationship with resident doctor Sun-bin. Sun-bin seems to have reached two conflicting moments in her personal life and work life. On a personal front, she seems to be at odds with her boyfriend. Song-hwa assures her that a lot can change within just a day and sometimes, it's best to let relationships take their course.
'Hospital Playlist' follows the lives of doctors 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) as they navigate through work, relationships and friendships.
On a work front, Sun-bin is monitoring a patient when she realizes that he requires immediate medical attention. Although she informs the fellow doctor who was in charge, she is not taken seriously. The situation gets progressively worse and Sun-bin finally lashes out, causing the team to take immediate action.
While discussing the event with Song-hwa, she says that it is Sun-bin's fault the situation got so bad, only because she should have stood her ground the moment she realized something was wrong. Song-hwa has always been a person who has faith in Sun-bin's abilities and points it out to her as well.
With regard to tough cases, Jun-wan too, is on edge, seeing that this patient, Eun-ji's health isn't getting better and they need a donor to conduct a heart transplant as soon as possible. Jun-wan seems to be dealing with a lot of insecurity on a personal front as he thinks there is possibly something going on between Ik-sun and Se-gyeong, a man who she claims is just a friend.
After finding out that Ik-sun had an accident and Se-gyeong took care of her, Jun-wan seems to have thrown himself into work and even the gang notices how stressed he is. Ik-jun, overhears him on a call with Ik-sun, although he is unaware of their relationship. Later, while talking to Ik-sun, he mentions how stressed Jun-wan is and blames it on his 'selfish' girlfriend.
Ik-sun later calls Jun-wan and says that she's fallen for someone else, which leads to them breaking up. Just when all hope seems to be lost for him, Jun-wan gets the most unexpected call -- they've found a heart for Eun-ji.
The heart is not an exact match, but Jun-wan suggests they secure it anyway, as he wishes to see Eun-ji alive and well. It's heartwarming to see Eun-ji's parents finally have a ray of hope as Jun-wan promises that he will save their daughter.
The episode, however, ends on a very dramatic note. Ik-jun gets a call from Ik-sun -- it turns out she has a high liver somatic index and needs surgery immediately. Ik-jun calms her down and tells her to fly back home instantly and that he'll take care of her. She insists that he should not tell anyone about her situation, especially their parents and Jun-wan.
Ik-jun then looks as though he's joined the dots -- his sister and his close friend were dating and that she was the mysterious girlfriend in question. While the episode doesn't clearly show if Ik-jun knows or not, his face says it all. What do you think? Is this going to ruin his friendship with Jun-wan? Sound off in the comments below!
New episodes of 'Hospital Playlist' Season 2 can be streamed on Netflix on Thursdays.