Although the female lead made an important decision and the male lead’s secret was also revealed, Doctor Cha’s rating dropped sharply.
Doctor Cha episode 13 can be considered a particularly important episode when the female lead makes the decision to end it all. As important as that is, the episode witnessed an extremely confusing drop in ratings. This is the first time during the broadcast journey, the rating of the movie has dropped so much. Specifically, the viewership rating decreased from 18.493% to only 14.42% for episode 13.
Episode 13 opens with Jung Sook (Uhm Jung Hwa)’s divorce proposal, then she discovers that her husband, Professor In Ho, was only pretending to faint to hide from the truth. The couple talked privately, In Ho knelt down to ask his wife’s forgiveness and did not want a divorce. At the same time, the whole family was outside the door and had heard everything, In Ho’s mother rushed into the room to make up for it, not wanting her son to divorce his wife.
Episode 13 is followed by funny situations when In Ho tries to heal with Jung Sook. After sending messages of love and compassion, In Ho sent food, even played big, sent his wife a transfer of ownership, and agreed to let his wife name the house with him. In the handwritten letter, In Ho expressed his sincerity, not forgetting to remind him that he would have to pay more tax in the future if he let his wife co-own the house. These papers only made Jung Sook hate In Ho even more.
Also in this episode, Jung Sook’s mother’s health became increasingly weak, Jung Sook decided to have her mother hospitalized, examined and treated for shoulder blades. In Ho immediately took advantage of the opportunity to win the heart of his mother-in-law, hoping this was an opportunity to save the marriage. However, it was this trick that made In Ho “hit his back with his stick”. He couldn’t believe that at the restaurant where he took the whole family to eat and drink, also where his mother-in-law discovered that for a long time, In Ho had cheated on his wife.
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