Drama Doctor Cha Episode 13 Recap and Ending Explained: Cha Jeong Suk’s Mother Makes Discovery
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With Doctor Cha Episode 13, the hit drama continues to captivate audiences with its unbeatable viewership ratings.
This delightful series tells the story of Cha Jeong Suk, a doctor-turned-housewife who decides to reclaim her life and pursue her passions.
With 13 episodes completed, Doctor Cha serves up a ramyeon bowl of laughter, spiced with assertiveness, seasoned with backtalk, and garnished with a spoonful of medical cases.
This unique blend will leave you craving for more, especially with the hilarious anti-husband high jinks that accompany Cha Jeong Suk’s transformation.
Doctor Cha Episode 13 Recap:
Tensions Rise: Cha Jeong Suk’s Unyielding Stance and Seo In Ho’s desperate plea
Last week’s episode of Doctor Cha left viewers on the edge of their seats as Seo In Ho dramatically collapsed, leaving everyone in the household in a state of panic. With a nosebleed and no signs of waking up, the situation seemed dire.
However, it soon becomes clear that In Ho was faking his condition in an attempt to avoid the divorce conversation initiated by Cha Jeong Suk.
In a desperate plea for forgiveness, In Ho falls to his knees, begging Jeong Suk to reconsider. But Jeong Suk remains firm in her decision, creating an impenetrable wall between them.
The rest of the family, who had been secretly eavesdropping, burst into the room upon hearing about the divorce.
In Ho’s mother, Kwak Ae Sim, adds to the drama by opposing the divorce with great emotion.
Meanwhile, the children maintain their silence, silently lending their support to their mother during this challenging time.
Jeong Suk’s Resolute Decision and Kwak Ae Sim’s Dilemma
With Jeong Suk firm in her decision to proceed with the divorce, her newfound confidence from working at the hospital has reinforced her ability to take charge of her own life.
However, divorce is never an easy choice for someone as emotionally attached to relationships as Jeong Suk.
The weight of her decision becomes evident as she finds herself alone, crying after a heartfelt conversation with her children about her decision.
Meanwhile, Seo In Ho seeks solace in a heart-to-heart conversation with his mother, who encourages him to separate from Choi Seung Hi cleanly. Little did she know about Seung Hi’s newfound financial worth.
Seung Hi, who had been estranged from her family since the birth of her daughter A Rin, recently met her father before his passing.
As he did not leave a will, his substantial assets are likely to be divided between Seung Hi and her brother, with Seung Hi potentially gaining around a hundred billion worth of assets.
This unexpected development puts In Ho’s mother, Kwak Ae Sim, in a state of dilemma. Even while engrossed in her favorite dramas, the phrase “100 billion” echoes in her mind, clouding her thoughts.
Doctor Cha Episode 13: Oh Deok Rye’s Ailing Shoulder: Seeking Relief in Jeong Suk’s Care
As the effects of ageing take their toll on Oh Deok Rye, Jeong Suk’s mother, her shoulder has been causing her more pain than she anticipated.
Desperate for relief, she has sought assistance from various doctors, exploring both Western and traditional medicine and undergoing numerous treatments.
Unfortunately, her efforts have yielded little improvement.
Concerned for her mother’s well-being, Jeong Suk pays her a visit. To her dismay, she finds her mother in a state of extreme pain.
Recognizing the severity of the situation, Jeong Suk urges her mother to consider getting admitted to the hospital where she works the following day.
Doctor Cha Episode 13: Professor Roy Kim’s Compassion and a Mother’s Apology: A Twist in the Tale
In a surprising turn of events, our beloved Professor Roy Kim emerges as a key figure in resolving a poignant situation from the previous week.
The parents of patient Yoo Ji Seon, who tragically lost her life, had decided to take legal action against the hospital, alleging negligence in their daughter’s care.
Sensing their anguish and seeking to provide them with closure, Roy Kim approached the grieving parents and took it upon himself to explain Ji Seon’s medical condition – double primary cancer.
He believed they had a right to know the truth about how their daughter passed away.
Meanwhile, Seo Jung Min, deeply affected by the incident, visited the funeral hall on the last day to offer his heartfelt apologies.
Overwhelmed with grief, Ji Seon’s mother assures him that he is not to blame. However, Jung Min cannot help but blame himself, tormented by a sense of guilt.
In a touching gesture, Ji Seon’s mother sends a message to Jeong Suk through Roy Kim, extending her sincerest apologies.
She admits that the situation was beyond her control, and in her grief, she needed someone to hold accountable, even if it meant directing blame toward the doctors who fought relentlessly to save her daughter until the very end.
She acknowledges that Jung Min was not at fault, but in her quest for catharsis, she unfairly placed the burden on him.
Adding depth to the storyline, a heartwarming flashback reveals a poignant conversation between Jeong Suk and Ji Seon.
Sensing her own mortality, Ji Seon expressed her desire for her parents to find solace and the strength to carry on.
To provide them with a reason to smile again, she made the selfless decision to give birth to her daughter, Li Ji (Little Ji Seon).
Leaving clues about the identity of the child’s father with her own father, Ji Seon hoped that Li Ji would one day be able to find her paternal figure.
As Jeong Suk contemplates these revelations, she finds herself captivated by a television drama scene in the hospital lobby featuring an actor who was once Ji Seon’s boyfriend – a potential clue to Li Ji’s true lineage, contradicting Ji Seon’s previous denials.
Seo Jung Min and Jeon So Ra: A Surprising Reunion
Throughout the episode, Jung Min received unsolicited advice and comments like, “Think of it as an educational experience” or “It’s good that the situation is resolved.” These remarks only fueled his frustration.
However, a chance encounter with Jeon So Ra near the nurses’ station proved to be a turning point. Curious about Jung Min’s visibly irritated demeanor, So Ra approached him and inquired about his emotions.
So Ra empathized with his struggles and expressed admiration for his ability to put himself in others’ shoes and overcome challenges.
Her supportive words touched Jung Min, and the two decided to steal a moment of privacy in an empty storage room.
Unbeknownst to them, Cha Jeong Suk, ever the curious mother, followed her son discreetly. To her astonishment, she stumbled upon Jung Min, and his girlfriend engaged in a passionate makeout session.
Silently closing the door, Cha Jeong Suk couldn’t help but comment on the complexities of the current generation before fleeing the scene, flustered by the unexpected encounter.
Doctor Cha Episode 13: A Missed Appointment, Intriguing Clues, and the Search for Identity
Cha Jeong Suk finds herself caught up in a whirlwind of emotions as she realizes she has missed her follow-up appointment with Professor Roy Kim.
He reminds her of the importance of the visit. “Hurry up and come.. to me.” The double entendre doesn’t go unnoticed.
Her expression hints at the possibility that she has also picked up on the underlying meaning of his message. Their undeniable chemistry continues to simmer, adding a layer of anticipation to their interactions.
Meanwhile, Roy Kim takes a significant step in his journey by visiting the police station to register his DNA.
Seeking answers about his birth parents, he is cautioned by an officer who warns him not to set his expectations too high.
The officer explains that the probability of finding his biological parents is as low as a mere 1%.
Despite the discouraging odds, Roy Kim remains determined to uncover the truth about his origins, driven by an unwavering sense of identity and belonging.
Awaited Encounters and Unexpected Conversations
In a surprising turn of events, Seo In Ho finds himself crossing paths with Choi Seung Hi in the cafeteria, with their respective department chiefs present.
As the scene unfolds, it becomes evident that any interaction between these two chiefs is bound to ignite a humorous clash of words, which often escalates into a near-fistfight if left unchecked.
Once things spiral out of control, In Ho and Seung Hi decide to leave the chaotic scene behind and have a private conversation of their own.
During this moment that Seung Hi reveals her forgiveness towards In Ho for his attempt to shift blame onto her regarding the patient’s unfortunate death.
In Ho, in turn, shares the news of Jeong Suk’s decision to divorce him, attributing it to her anger and emphasizing his commitment to seeking forgiveness and reconciliation.
To win back Jeong Suk’s heart, In Ho has been leaving food outside her dormitory room and sending her pictures and messages that evoke memories of their past together.
Seung Hi finds amusement in his gestures and encourages him to become the best husband he can be, leaving no room for regrets. She assures him that she will be patiently waiting for him at the end of this challenging journey.
Doctor Cha Episode 13 Ending Explained:
A Delicate Dance of Relationships: Seo In Ho’s Efforts to Win Over Oh Deok Rye
To win over his mother-in-law, Oh Deok Rye, Seo In Ho goes all out to shower her with attention. He hopes to improve their relationship and secure a favorable position in her eyes.
The children also visit their grandmother, accompanied by Kwak Ae Sim, who arrives bearing expensive treats.
Amidst the mingling and conversations, Kwak Ae Sim, still fixated on the idea of “100 billion”, coincidentally encounters Choi Seung Hi.
The weight of Seung Hi’s financial worth versus her daughter-in-law’s presence weighs heavily on her mind.
Her conversation with her son after the encounter takes an unexpected turn when Jung Min interrupts them to reveal a shocking piece of news – Choi Seung Hi happens to be the doctor in charge of Oh Deok Rye.
This revelation prompts Kwak Ae Sim to urge In Ho to put in even more effort, suggesting he treat his mother-in-law to dinner and provide her with allowance money.
A Chaotic Barbecue Dinner: Secrets Unveiled and Relationships Shattered
Later that evening, the entire Seo family, along with Oh Deok Rye, gather at a restaurant booked by Kwak Ae Sim for a barbecue dinner.
As the meal progresses, In Ho’s lackluster grilling skills become apparent, possibly due to his reliance on his wife’s previous cooking.
However, he refuses to let his son take charge of the grill, wanting to showcase his abilities in front of Oh Deok Rye.
To add an element of surprise, In Ho pulls out two money guns and playfully showers cash all over their private room, trying to create a lively atmosphere.
Amidst the excitement, everyone starts collecting the money scattered around the room, with Kwak Ae Sim discreetly pocketing some.
Meanwhile, the children experience a sense of déjà vu, reminiscent of the dinner where everyone seemed aware of a secret except for the main protagonist.
On the other side of the restaurant, Kwak Ae Sim spots her boyfriend having dinner – with his wife!
This unexpected sight leads to a confrontation, with the wife grabbing Kwak Ae Sim’s hair and revealing the truth about her son’s affair with his first love, Choi Seung Hi, and the existence of their illegitimate child.
To make matters worse, Oh Deok Rye witnesses the incident, becoming aware of her son-in-law’s infidelity and the complicated connections between Choi Seung Hi and her daughter.
Doctor Cha Episode 13 Review
The latest episode of the drama keeps viewers on their toes with subtle hints at upcoming major developments.
One recurring theme is Cha Jeong Suk’s neglect of her follow-up appointments and inconsistent medication intake, raising concerns about her health.
A notable moment occurs when Jeong Suk reacts to Roy Kim’s double entendre, accompanied by a suggestive background score. Is Roy Kim going to up his game and stop veiling his attempts?
Roy Kim’s true parentage remains shrouded in mystery, adding to the intrigue.
The highlight of the episode is Jeong Suk’s reactions to In Ho’s comedic antics, evident from her twitching lips.
If In Ho’s antics were not as amusing, some viewers may secretly hope for the infamous K-Drama “truck of doom” moment.
At the end of the episodes, Kwak Ae Sim’s character evokes mixed emotions. Her pitiful situation elicits some sympathy while also making it challenging to empathize with her fully.
Viewers are left eagerly anticipating the next episode, where the consequences of these revelations will undoubtedly shape the characters’ future.