Doctor Slump Episode 5 Recap and Review: Jeong-Ha Couple’s Day of Fun!

Director Oh Hyun-jong
Screenwriter Baek Sun-woo
Cast Park Shin-hye, Park Hyung-sik, Yoon Park, Kong Seong-ha, Jang Hye-jin, Hyun Bong-sik
Episodes 16
Network jTBC
Korean Title 닥터슬럼프
Genre Comedy, Romance, Drama

Doctor Slump Episode 5 brings Jeong-woo and Ha-neul’s day out which ends in the former’s traumatic memories. Meanwhile, the two are caught up in feelings they don’t understand while Jeong-woo is made to take a step back.

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Doctor Slump takes over jTBC’s Saturday-Sunday release Welcome to Samdal-ri, starring Ji Chang-wook and Shin Hye-sun. The plot follows Yeo Jeong-woo and Nam Ha-neul who have been living as two successful individuals, only for it to all come crashing down. Now, the two are forced to start afresh while sharing living quarters; reigniting a past rivalry that may lead to a possible romance.

-Doctor Slump Episode 5 Review Contains Spoilers-

Doctor Slump Episode 5 Recap

new feelings confuse Ha-neul and Jeong-woo as they try to understand what changed after all these years. From being competitors who never saw each other as an object of attraction to being unable to move their eyes away from each other. While Ha-neul wonders what made Jeong-woo come to the countryside, Jeong-woo is also puzzled by his actions.

Later, he makes the reason that he thought about going sightseeing and Ha-neul decides to accompany him in his plan. The two play around for the day and later Ha-neul thinks of the outcome of this trip as being good as she wasn’t sure if she wanted this job or if it was because she was jobless.

Ha-neul decides to take her time moving on from this slump and the two arrive at the station on time. Before they can enter the station, a man collapses and the two rush to aid him. However, this brings back traumatic memories to Jeong-woo who stops in the middle of helping the man. Ha-neul sees this and pushes him to do something else and soon the two rescue the man until the ambulance arrives.

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While the two succeed in saving the man, they miss the last train and decide to spend the night in town. While they wait for the second room to be ready, an awkward tension remains in the air as they recall the feelings that have shown up throughout the day. Later, Jeong-woo drifts off to sleep but soon wakes up due to his nightmare.

Unable to stay alone, he asks Ha-neul to accompany him and the two get together to play a game of cards. Ha-neul understands that there is something wrong with Jeong-woo but ignores it as Jeong-woo is finally distracted by the game. The next day, the two return to Seoul but Jeong-woo asks Ha-neul to go back on their own so that Wol-seon does not freak out again.

Ha-neul leaves first but stops near the entrance when she hears her mother and brother worrying over her interview and holding high hopes. Unable to tell them what happened, she leaves from there. Later, Jeong-woo comes across Wol-seon and finds out that Ha-neul hasn’t returned, so he calls her and finds out where she is.

Jeong-woo finds Ha-neul at the arcade but doesn’t question her, instead, he joins her and the two spend another fun-filled evening together. Having their fill at the arcade, Jeong-woo suggests going down memory lane by visiting their old school. The two soon arrive at their destination and are awestruck by the memories that come flooding back.

Sitting in their classroom, Ha-neul asks Jeong-woo what he would do if he got to go back to being a student but gets no answer. When Jeong-woo asks the same, Ha-neul tells him that she will retake her college entrance exams as she had fallen sick during that time and underperformed.

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Remembering the time still makes her sad as she recalls the tears shed when she got the result she had expected due to her condition. Listening to this, Jeong-woo tells her that he wishes to go back and hug the younger her as she had sacrificed a lot for her studies back then. Ha-neul’s mind is stuck on this thought and thinks about it upon returning home.

Seeing her come back, Wol-seon asks her about the interview and she says that it didn’t go right and she would like to take a break from working. Wol-seon agrees with her decision, unaware that Ha-neul is surprised by how easy it is to speak out about her failure. Meanwhile, Jeong-woo gets a call from Kyung-min who asks to meet.

The next day, Kyung-min hands over the spy camera pen to Jeong-woo and tells him that he found this in his office. Jeong-woo is surprised by this and rushes to his clinic to find more such pens hidden around. He hands over the evidence to the police and asks them to investigate his clinic once again.

Later, he questions Kyung-min about his timing but isn’t satisfied with the answer; nevertheless, he thanks Kyung-min for his help. Kyung-min then asks about his feelings for Ha-neul, but before Jeong-woo can give him a clear answer, he reminds Jeong-woo that he cannot be happy in his current circumstances.

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Elsewhere, Hong-ran fills Ha-neul’s mind with thoughts about Jeong-woo’s feelings for her and unable to restrain them, Ha-neul asks Jeong-woo about his actions. Jeong-woo recalls Kyung-min’s words and tells her that he only thought of her as a friend and nothing more. Ha-neul is surprised by this, however, the real shock arrives when they move the clothing barrier on the rooftop and see Ha-neul’s family on the other side.

This becomes an embarrassing moment for the two as Ha-neul explains to her family that nothing happened between them while they are sure that Jeong-woo rejected Ha-neul. The next day, their behaviour towards Jeong-woo gets harsh while Ha-neul is having a tough time facing him.

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Later, the two bump into each other and Ha-neul tells Jeong-woo that she has never had such friendships with people and doesn’t know where the line stands in friendship. Jeong-woo tells her that he cannot be happy in his situation and she isn’t the one who should be mortified by what has happened.

A sound of paramedics rushing through the crowd is then heard and the two turn towards them. Jeong-woo later sees blood on the floor and is once again triggered by his trauma. Meanwhile, Ha-neul meets her psychiatrist and finally connects the dots and understands that Jeong-woo might be suffering from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).

She rushes back to Jeong-woo while he stands on the rooftop after having another nightmare. She rushes to him and gives him the hug that he deserves and this is all it takes for Jeong-woo to admit that he was missing her.

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Doctor Slump Episode 5 Review

The Jeong-Ha couple are going strong through this bumpy ride where they are unclear about their feelings and are told to not be happy. This couple is bringing the romance to their sad days, letting us know that love can happen anywhere and at any time. Going from competing in childish games to wanting to hug each other, this couple is making our hearts melt like no other.

Elsewhere, another couple is making its way to the lovers’ route while Ha-neul’s family is making sure to not leave a moment of distress in this show. And like always, the way this show is bringing out the severity of mental health is making me happy.

Altogether, this was another exciting episode for Jeong-Ha shippers.

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