Although this episode is a little bit boring at the part portraying Hye Young’s choice between keeping her baby and aborting the baby as well as her immoral relationship with Suh Jin.
However, the portion portrayed by the actor Sung Ji Roo is very touching! I even had tears in my eyes while I was watching the last few scenes!
In this episode, Jae Suk has a fight with his patient’s husband.
As soon as Hye Young learns that Jae Suk is in a fight, she rushes to the scene and fends off the man beating Jae Suk to the ground.
Since Hye Young has been Jae Suk’s savior since the childhood,
she defends for Jae Suk well …. Ha Ha ….
Their relationship is like the elder sister and younger brother’s relationship. ^-^
Between Life and Death
[VOD] Episode 4, Chinese Subtitled (2/11/2010)
(credit: 凤凰天使TSKS, youku.com)
Jisuk appears at the following points of time:
7:31, 9:48, 15:00, 23:45, 26:00, 31:48, 43.15
Well, on 2/11 the TV ratings of Episode 4 are down 0.1%
Nationwide: 11.5%, Seoul Area: 11.9%
Jisuk appeared the most in Episode 3 and the TV ratings were up.
Episode 4 focuses too much on Jang Suh Hee’s role’s immoral love affairs
which is a little bit boring, in my opinion.
(Note: The TV rating of the KSBs drama “Chuno” goes up a lot at 33.9%)
Episode 4: Between Life and Death
Upon leaving her home, Hye Young sees the dish left by Sang Shik at her from door. She brings the dish in and eats while recalling her conversations with Suh Jin.
Hye Young, overwhelmed in sadness, drives her car to work and is caught speeding by a policeman. Then, the policeman let her go after he sees Hye Young vomiting and Hye Young's reply saying that she is going to the Hangkook Medical Center.
Hye Young receives a phone call from her mother who is thinking about visiting Hye Young’s new apartment. Sang Shik greets Hye Young but Hye Young wants Sang Shik not to pay so must attention on her pregnancy. Not far away, Jae Suk sees them and wonders what happens between Hye Young and Sang Shik.
A pregnant woman Park Kyung Ran is brought to the medical center after being hit by a car. Hye Young instructs the brain surgeon to perform the brain surgery right away because this woman's brain is bleeding. The policeman appeared earlier happens to be Park Kyung Ran’s husband.
Jae Suk talks to his patient Go Joon Hee:
Joon Hee: Why do I need to have my Gynecology examination done yearly? I like female doctor. Why it is you doing the examination on me?
Jae Suk: The Gynecology Department has to keep making money. When do you want to have a child?
Joon Hee: My husband and I don’t want kids. Why do you care so much about other people’s private life?
Jae Suk: The number of your FSH (Follicular Stimulating Hormone) is a little bit low.
Joon Hee: What’s that?
Jae Suk: Do you really not want kids? Does Kyung Min also think so?
Joon Hee: We don’t want kids. Don’t you believe us? What does low FSH mean?
Jae Suk: It’s Ok if you don’t want kids. If you want kids, then you have to pay attention to this low number of FSH. Your ovulating function is going down. Do you have regular menstruation?
Joon Hee: I menstruate about every three months.
Jae Suk: You menstruate with less blood quantity, right?
Joon Hee: Yes.
Jae Suk: If this condition continues, you probably couldn’t have a baby within 2 years. You could make final decision after discuss this matter with Kyung Min.
After the surgery, the brain doctor informs Hye Young that the Kyung Ran's brain is dead (can’t breath by herself). They inform Kyung Ran's husband and her family members of this fact. Hye Young says that the baby could grow bigger if Kyung Ran could live one more week by using the oxygen machine. She also says that she couldn’t guarantee the baby will be delivered healthily under this circumstance. She asks the family members have thorough consideration as to if they want to keep the brain-dead Kyung Ran under the oxygen machine and to have the baby delivered then.
Hye Young brings Kyung Ran's husband to explain to him that there are many problems after a pre-matured baby is born and therefore the OB doctor can’t make decision for the family members of the pregnant woman. Sang Shik suggests to have the baby born because the baby struggles to survive in the mother’s womb which is a miracle even though the baby might be a handicap or only has 3% to survive after birth.
Nurse Soo comments that she wouldn’t agree to have the baby born because Dr. Suh or the stepmother have to be responsible for the baby if something goes wrong after the baby is born. Young Mi says that she believes in miracle.
Jae Suk: I believe in miracle too.
Soo: Why don’t you also believe the hell?
Jae Suk: I sure believe the miracle. I even went to the church this morning!
Soo (makes fun of Jae Suk to pray): Gee! Dear God, I fell asleep in the arms of a female stranger yesterday; Please forgive me, right?
Jae Suk: Exactly!
Soo: Job well done!
Go Joon Hee visits Jae Suk’s office again and cries:
Jae Suk: Why are you crying? (hands a Kleenex to Joon Hee) Don’t cry!
Joon Hee: Mr. Jae Suk …
Jae Suk: Were you scared by what I told you? You still have time. You still can get pregnant. Don’t be afraid.
Joon Hee: Kyung Min packed and left the home.
Jae Suk: What?
Joon Hee: In the beginning, I knew that he didn’t want kids. I lived in hardship and I didn’t have confidence in raising kids well. I married to Kyung Min because I loved him even though he didn’t want kids. I knew that he grew up poorly.
Jae Suk: Kyung Min is the 5th kid among his siblings.
Joon Hee: However, now I know that I will have problem to get pregnant within 2 years.
Jae Suk: Yes. People change minds sometime.
Joon Hee: I don’t know that it is so different between not wanting to have kids and being unable to have kids.
Jae Suk: Why did he leave?
Joon Hee: Because I change my mind. I have been bothered by not being able to have kids of my beloved husband since my last visit here. I wanted to have a kid look like him. I started to hate myself. I wanted him to make a choice between the baby and me. Then he immediately packed and left without saying a word.
Jae Suk makes a phone call to Kyung Min.
Sang Shik and Hye Young come across at the parking lot of the apartment. At Sang Shik’s apartment, Sang Shik cooks good stake for Hye Young. Hye Young worries if a baby will have happy life if the baby is born without a mother and is a handicap. Sang Shik believes that those people who do their best to protect their beloved ones even they have to give up everything are the happiest ones.
When they go outside of Sang Shik’s apartment, Jae Suk bumps into them.
Hye Young (talk to Sang Shik): Thank you for the meal. I’ll treat you next time.
Jae Suk (talk to Sang Shik): Are you applying for an invitation? It’s only a few days, you have already been going after her.
Sang Shik: No.
Jae Suk: When did you both find attracted to each other? It only takes 3 seconds for physical attraction.
Hye Young: Could you be more mature?
Hye Young receives a phone call notifying her about Park Kyung Ran’s emergency situation. She immediately leaves to the medical center.
Jae Suk: Sigh! How could she live without being a doctor?
Hye Young stops by a convenient store to get something and she sees that Park Kyung Ran’s husband is also in the store. The husband is drinking and says it’s so hard for him to decide if he wants the baby born or not. Hye Young explains the high medical cost if the baby is born without an insurance policy. She also says that it requires the husband to read books or play music to the baby in the womb so that the baby could sense the love.
The husband comes to the medical center and notifies Hye Young that he decides to have the baby born because Kyung Ran has always wanted a child of her own. He starts to read baby books and play music to the baby in the womb. One time, when he plays the music to the baby, the monitor shows that the baby’s heartbeats disappear. He panics and calls for Hye Young. Hye Young adjusts the sensor because the baby just turned its position in the womb. Kyung Ran's husband and his family members are relieved.
Kyung Min comes to the medical center to meet Jae Suk and Joon Hee.
Joon Hee: I only want one baby, not 6 babies.
Kyung Min: I am not confident about it.
Jae Suk: Your wife says that she wants to have a baby. She might not be able to have kids in the future forever. For you, you could have a child if you change your mind in the future. However, for Go Joon Hee, she can’t! It will become difficult for her to get pregnant next year. She can’t have any kid in the future and she wants to have a kid of her beloved husband. But, you don’t agree. Do you know how she feels now?
Kyung Min: If it is so urgent, then I just leave!
Joon Hee: But I want a baby of yours! You love me, right? As long as I could get pregnant with your baby, I will take full responsibility to raise the baby. I won’t bother you to feed the baby milk, to change diapers, to bring us out to have fun.
Kyung Min: What about your job while you are raising the baby?
Joon Hee: I could do a part-time job.
Kyung Min: See! You want to make a sacrifice for the baby now! I don’t want it! Didn’t we agree that we didn’t want babies?
Joon Hee: I change my mind.
Kyung Min: Yes. People may change mind.
Joon Hee: I really want a baby of yours. I couldn’t insist anymore when I learned that I may not be able to get pregnant in the near future. Is it OK for you that I become so unfortunate?
Kyung Min: Sigh! Joon Hee… I married you because you said that it’s OK for you not having kids.
Joon Hee: What do you mean?
Kyung Min: The reason why I chose to marry you was because you said that it didn’t matter to you if you couldn’t have kids. Joon Hee: What does this mean?
Kyung Min: I mean that I married you not because I loved you! Other women want kids, but you don’t, so I chose you as my wife!
Jae Suk: You are crazy!
Kyung Min: This is my family matter. Don’t involve!
Joon Hee: Is that so? Is it because you want me to have a stable job so that you insist me on taking a sports program instead of a drama? My dream means nothing to you, right?
Kyung Min: That’s because you don’t have talent!
Jae Suk: You are such a rude person! Get up!
Joon Hee: Mr. Jae Suk …
Kyung Min: Well, do you want to punch me? You don’t qualify to do it!
Jae Suk: Yes. But you still deserve a punch!
Jae Suk throws a punch to Kyung Min. Kyung Min fights back. They are fighting!
Young Mi informs Hye Young and others that Jae Suk is currently involved in a fight. Hye Young immediately rushes to the turbulent site. She stops Kyung Min while Jae Suk is beaten to the ground. Sang Shik fends of Kyung Min’s arm when Kyung Min is pushing Hye Young away. Jae Suk urges Hye Young to punish Kyung Min.
Back to the nurse station, Hye Young puts medicine on Jae Suk’s injured face.
Jae Suk: Ah.. Ah… painful, it aches, …. Hye Young, I can’t live without you!
Hye Young: Shut up otherwise I will beat you down!
Kyung Woo: I knew that this kind of accident would happen to you someday. You had better leave married women alone.
Young Mi: Dr. Wang, do you really seduce a married woman?
Jae Suk: Gee! Don’t regard me as that kind of people!
Jae Suk (asks to Hye Young): Hye Young, don’t you want to have kids?
Jae Suk (asks to Sang Shik): Dr. Lee, don’t you want to have kids?
Sang Shik: The more the better.
Young Mi: Really? My goodness!
Soo: The husband calculates too much while the wife sacrifices too much! They will be miserable if their marriage is in this imbalanced situation.
Kyung Woo: They shouldn’t have made the promise in the first place.
Soo: That’s because they don’t love each other. (asks Jae Suk): So, do they decide to get divorced?
Young Mi: So sad! What are they going to do?
Soo: Dr. Wang, why did you mistakenly introduce that kind of man (Kyung Min) to her (Joon Hee)?
Jae Suk: I suggested her not to marry him later, but she didn’t listen.
Kyung Woo: Isn’t it clear? Why does a person want to hang herself on a person who doesn’t love her? I couldn’t understand!
Soo: Dr. Wang. How could you mend your mistake?
Jae Suk: I have nothing to say even I have to go to the hell. I deserve it. It looks like that they can’t divorce each other.
Kyung Woo: Sure!
Jae Suk: How about punching some holes on their condoms? Once she is pregnant, he has to accept it, right?
Kyung Woo: It will be more difficult to resolve the problem after she is pregnant. Don’t involve in this matter anymore.
Hye Young: Man shouldn’t decide to get married based on this messy condition.
Jae Suk: Why do you say that a woman is pregnant with a baby is a messy condition? Maybe the pregnancy will change situations.
Hye Young: That man is not prepared to have kids. Although that woman feels happy once she is pregnant with her beloved man’s baby, she shouldn’t impose her feelings on the man.
Soo: I really can’t get used to her! Has she always behaved this way?
Jae Suk: She has been changed a lot better!
Chief Manager (makes fun of Jae Suk): Dr. Wang, I heard that you behaved like a hero to save a woman today?
Jae Suk: I am sorry, that was …
Chief Manager: I heard that Dr. Suh stepped up to save you while you were beaten up! It was Dr. Suh saved your life! I should be at the fighting site. I was pretty good at fighting when I was young! Ha Ha …
Hye Young meets Suh Jin and have lunch together. Suh Jin has to leave because his colleagues happen to eat at the same restaurant. Those colleagues gossip about Suh Jin. They gossip that Suh Jin had an extra-marital affair for 8 years, his women (i.e. Hye Young) left quietly to other medical center, Suh Jin moved back to live with his wife, Suh Jin’s kids have good grades in schools, and Suh Jin’s father-in-law is powerful. These gossips makes Hye Young feel bad. Later, Hye Young and Suh Jin meet in another café and Hye Young tells Suh Jin that she will abort her baby because of reality. Reality doesn’t allow Suh Jin to hide the baby forever.
Doctors decide to take the baby out of Kyung Ran because her condition is deteriorating. A baby boy is born. Before the oxygen tube is taken off Kyung Ran, the baby is brought to her. Finally, the oxygen is removed from her and she dies in the arms of her beloved husband!
Between Life and Death, it is so hard for people including Hye Young to choose. Tears roll down on her face!