Hospital Playlist Season 2 (2021) Episode 11…

I was struck once again while watching this episode, at how clear the Shin-Lee team have been about their goals and what they’ve been striving towards all throughout. Whatever else the showrunners could be accused of, they can’t be accused of pulling a bait and switch with any of the dominant characters or their respective arcs. The course was clear to anyone in the audience who wasn’t in the grip of any kind of agenda which is why I’m sure there’s great rejoicing among certain fans today now that ships have hauled anchor and gone a-sailing. Patience has been rewarded with a full-throated confirmation. I’m rejoicing too because Kim Jun-han aka Ahn Chi-hong had a nice little cameo which reminded me for the nth time how different Neurosurgery feels without his modest affable self. Although he wasn’t destined to get the girl, Seon-bin is right in highlighting the importance of his presence in keeping her sane in those early years of her residency. Likewise, all throughout this season, I never once stopped thinking about how integral he was to the dynamic among the residents. And not just in NS either. I console myself that they’ve taken the time to celebrate his contribution to the Yulje family.

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