Korean Dramas

[Recap] The Mystery Continues in Doctor Stranger Episode 6

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The mystery surrounding Seung Hee only grows deeper while Hoon’s devotion to finding Jae Hee remains relentless. Even more questions are generated in this episode and I’m anxious to see the rationale fueling this elaborate North Korean revenge plot. Unfortunately for the idealistic Hoon, this story is far more complicated than a simple love story.

Seung Hee Denies Any Connection to Jae Hee

Seung Hee Deny

Meeting Seung Hee for the first time is not the romantic reunion Hoon had hoped for. In fact, she outright denies any association to Jae Hee, claiming that she has never seen Hoon before.

Hoon - Crazy

Understandably, Hoon is very upset that Jae Hee won’t acknowledge him.

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He continuously begs and apologizes for not finding her sooner. He can’t accept her abrupt refusal.

Not even Seung Hee’s slap can sway his certainty that she is Jae Hee.

It’s All Part of “The Plan”

Agent Cha - Background

During this emotional scene, Agent Cha watches it all from the shadows. It’s still not certain what “the plan” is, but it seems to have something to do with getting revenge on Hoon for escaping from Hungry.

Seung Hee Plot

Here’s what we know:

1. They need Hoon working at Myeongwoo Hospital

2. Hoon needs to believe that Jae Hee is alive

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Don’t forget, the Prime Minister is also invested in making sure this plot succeeds.

Soju Tent Bonding

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To help dull the pain of rejection, Hoon turns to alcohol. Soo Hyun keeps him company and tries to reason with him about the impossibility of Seung Hee being Jae Hee.

Soju Tent Conversation

Hoon and Soo Hyun have some very cute heart-to-heart moments and conversations.

Soo Hyun can’t help but share her jealousy that Jae Hee has someone that is so devoted to her well-being.

Hoon- Drunk Cute

And Hoon can’t help but swoon over the thought of Jae Hee’s warm smile.

Hints at a Future Love Line With Soo Hyun

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The drama is starting to set the stage for Soo Hyun to enter the romantic picture with Hoon. While Hoon still remains 100% dedicated to Jae Hee, Soo Hyun can’t help but be drawn to this mysterious doctor.

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You also don’t include such a wonderful “accidental fall” sequence and not intend to explore romantic feelings!

Hoon and Soo Hyun - Towel

And let’s not forget this gem of a scene.

Soo Hyun

Soo Hyun’s relationship with Jae Joon already has cracks and it’s only a matter of time before real problems emerge.

Seung Hee Postions Herself Close to Hoon

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In all honesty, I’m not very impressed or interested in Seung Hee’s mysterious character. The more we learn, the more I want Hoon to stay far, far away from her.

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Despite what I want, Seung Hee is now even more closely linked to Hoon since she transfers to work at the same hospital.

Everyone is Toying with Hoon

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It seems as if the entire episode deals with Hoon’s use as a pawn to accomplish this mysterious Norther Korean revenge plan. Seung Hee and Agent Cha are only the first line of attack. The Prime Minster, his bodyguard/ assistant, and even the former President of Myeongwoo Hospital all appear to be involved.

Hoon Picture

They all know Hoon’s weakness is Jae Hee and they don’t have any problem using this information for their own gain.

 What is Seung Hee Up To?

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From what I can gather, nothing good. She’s integrating herself into Hoon’s team as an anesthesiologist and is also in the process of killing off Chang Yi’s mom. I’m not liking how her character is developing. Show, you better have a fantastic explanation for what happened to the smiling Jae Hee!

Lots of Long Stares from Hoon

Hoon Confused

Hoon passes through this episode in a constant state of confusion.

He can’t help but stare longingly at Seung Hee who he knows to be identical to Jae Hee.

Hoon Stare at Jae Hee

With her now working at the same hospital, Hoon has plenty of opportunities to stare in dismay.

Jae Joon is Jealous

Jae Joon Jealous

 Jae Joon is not too happy about how much time Hoon is spending with Soo Hyun.

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Hoon may be oblivious at this point to Soo Hyun, but Jae Joon is already watching him like a hawk.

Hoon Hunts for Answers About Seung Hee’s Identity

Kidneys - Jae Hee

How do you best tell if your love’s look-a-like is the real thing? Look for the scars of course! In Seung Hee’s case, Hoon steals her medical records to find out if she still has two kidneys. The image he found says she has two, but Hoon still isn’t convinced this is the truth.

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Unlike Hoon, Doctor Moon is ecstatic to see that Seung Hee isn’t a spy.

Little does he know that he’s celebrating much too soon…

Do Their Heartbeats Still Match?

Hoon Hug Jae Hee

Hoon realizes at the conclusion of episode 6 that there is an easy way for him to tell if Seung Hee is Jae Hee.

He needs to listen to her heart!

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With a quick “I just need a moment”, Hoon pulls Sueng Hee into a hug, listening intently to her heartbeat.

I can’t wait to see what Hoon learns from this move.

In Conclusion

Hoon - Head Hurt

I feel bad for Hoon. He’s constantly at the center of dubious plots and mistaken identities. He may have no idea of the craziness that is occurring around him, but it’s only a matter of time before he becomes aware of the reality.

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For me, the highlights of this episode where any interaction between Soo Hyun and Hoon. The more I come to dislike Seung Hee, the more I support Soo Hyun’s character. I do like that this show has left the “leading lady” status rather ambiguous. It’s much too early to be certain what will happen next, especially relationship-wise.

Hoon - Long Stare

Did you like this episode? What are your thoughts on the Seung Hee/Jae Hee mystery? Feel free to comment below!

Thanks for reading! I hope you are enjoying these recaps!

Rachel

To read my other Doctor Stranger recaps, please follow these links:

Episode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4, Episode 5

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  1. Thank you for the recap, I liked Soo hyun & hoon interaction in episode 6, what i didn’t like is park hoon following and calling Jaehee name all the time. It was too much

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    • I agree, Hoon needs to stop the long stares and name calling. I don’t see myself enjoying any future Jae Hee and Hoon romance. I’d much prefer to see Hoon and Soo Hyun develop feelings for each other!

      Thank you for reading and commenting!

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  2. seriously this episode left me more confused than happy…what the heck is this mysterious plan? who is the good guy, who is the bad guy?? who are the north koreans after? the prime minister or the president?? Is not just about Agent Cha getting a revenge on Hoon(which is he’s ultimate goal at the end of their mission). Frustration cant even begin to describe how I felt with this episode.

    Will her heartbeat match his?? I hope not, I’m shipping his relationship with Soo Hyun right now as Seung Hee/Jae Hee is off my list with her connection to this stupid mysterious mission.

    I’m sure you can tell how upset I am…..lol….Phew…{done with ranting, off to stalk other blogs}

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    • I feel your frustration. I have to stop trying to guess in which direction they are going to take the story. They are sure doing a good job at keep this show mysterious.

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    • I feel your pain! It’s been super frustrating to watch this crazy mystery continue. I really don’t know what to think. I’m certainly not a fan of Seung Hee. I just want Hoon to stay away from her, but that won’t happen any time soon… Soo Hyun and Hoon would make a much better couple!

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    • Thanks for reading! Hoon really deserves a break. I hope he’ll be able to come out of this mysterious North Korean plot unharmed, but I’m not too sure that will be the case. The whole Seung Hee/ Jae Hee truth (whatever it ends up being) is going to hit him hard.

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  3. I am so over the first love concept in drama’s. am crossing my fingers hoping that this one will be different. I love Soo Hyun and Hoons interactions and cannot wait to see if Hoon will start to fall for Soo Hyun, if any. A lot of watchers are asking why people think there’s any possibility of romance blooming between these two but how can we not see it?! with all this teasing, there’s no way we wouldn’t be rooting for this pairing!. I’m not too invested in the Jae Hee/Seung Hee storyline anyway so meh. thanks for the recap! it’s always fun to read ’em. (:

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