Previously on Doctor Cha: In-ho was disappointed and angry when he learned that his daughter, Yi-rang, had chosen to enter the Faculty of Fine Arts instead of taking the medical entrance exam that he had wanted for her. Jeong-suk, who wanted her daughter to pursue her dream education, announced that she would send Yi-rang to study abroad by herself.
Doctor Cha episode 8 recap: In-ho panics after his secret is discovered. Jeong-suk begins connecting the dots until finally knows the secret of In-ho…
After the incident, where the patient tragically jumped off the building, rumors of a love triangle involving Jeong-suk, Roy Kim, and In-ho quickly spread throughout the hospital.
Meanwhile, Jeong-suk takes the young patient, who survived the fall but remains emotionally fragile, in a wheelchair to visit other patients in the hospital. She shares with him the stories of those who are less fortunate, yet continue to fight for their lives. She emphasizes that even their loved ones understand the value of life and encourages them to keep on living, reminding the young patient that life is more beautiful than he realizes.
Jeong-suk’s efforts prove successful as she witnesses the young patient gradually regain his strength and will to live.
That evening, Seung-hi invites In-ho to join her and Eun-seo in celebrating Eun-seo’s victory in the National Art Contest. They gather around a table at an upscale restaurant, where Eun-seo unveils some surprising news. She reveals that she has arranged for Yi-rang, In-ho’s daughter, to join them as well.
When Yi-rang arrives and sees her father sitting there, she is taken aback and confused. At that moment, Eun-seo stands up and addresses Yi-rang directly. She shares the truth, stating that they are half-sisters and that their father is the same. The revelation shocks Yi-rang, who quickly flees the restaurant in a state of emotional turmoil. Overwhelmed by her feelings, she finds herself on a pedestrian crossing, where she collapses to her knees and breaks down in tears on the island in the middle of the road.
In-ho rushes back home, anxiously awaiting Yi-rang’s return. When she finally arrives, she confides in her grandmother, revealing, “Grandma, there’s another grandchild.” Grandma listens with a puzzled expression as Yi-rang approaches In-ho and pleads with him, “Please don’t let Mom find out about this.”
Upon hearing the truth from In-ho, his mother is utterly shocked. The realization that her son, his wife, and his mistress are entangled in such a complicated web leaves her speechless and bewildered.
The Reflection in a Mirror
While things may seem temporarily settled, the following day brings a new twist. Jung-min accidentally overhears and witnesses In-ho secretly meeting with Seung-hi, exposing the truth that Seung-hi is In-ho’s other wife.
Jung-min opens up to In-ho, emphasizing once again the importance of keeping their secret hidden from his mother.
However, by sheer chance, Jeong-suk stumbles upon Seung-hi’s Instagram profile. As she scrolls through the photos, she comes across several images of landmarks that strongly suggest Seung-hi and In-ho have been dating. But it is one particular photo that sends a chilling shock through Jeong-suk’s entire body—an image capturing In-ho’s reflection in a mirror. This revelation leaves Jeong-suk trembling with a mix of emotions.
The following day marks Jeong-suk’s birthday. The family gathers for a celebratory dinner at an upscale restaurant. Jeong-suk makes an entrance, wearing a striking black dress that deviates from her usual style. Coincidentally, Seung-hi also arrives at the same restaurant. The three of them find themselves facing each other, tension palpable in the air.
Is this the beginning of the unraveling? Is their world about to collapse into chaos?
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