Doctor Cha Season 1 Episode 11 Recap – how does Jeong-suk confront In-ho about his affair?

By Nathan Sartain
Published: May 20, 2023 (Last updated: March 18, 2024)
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Netflix K-Drama series Doctor Cha Season 1 Episode 11 Recap


A packed episode with plenty of entertainment to boot.

We recap the Netflix K-Drama series Doctor Cha Season 1 Episode 11, which contains spoilers. 

With plenty of detail thrown in, episode 11 of Doctor Cha was undoubtedly one of the show’s better efforts. It now seems like there’s a clear direction for Jeong-suk’s (Uhm Jung-hwa) potential split with In-ho (Kim Byung-chul), and her potential romance with Roy Kim no longer seems out of the question now, either.

Doctor Cha Season 1 Episode 11 Recap

As Eun-seo tries to justify fighting her half-sister, noting she’s being “treated like a home-wrecker too,” I-rang breaks down in front of Mi-hee when treated for her injuries. Concurrently, So-ra drinks with Jeong-suk and candidly shares her own experiences of suffering from adultery when her father cheated on her mother.

While In-ho avoids I-rang at home, Jeong-suk admits to So-ra she’s aware of her relationship with Jung-min. The resident is warm here, though, stating that the pair “suit each other.”

How does Jeong-suk deal with Seung-hi and In-ho?

After trashing her husband’s expensive gifts, Jeong-suk opts to make a firmer stand. So the resident makes sure both In-ho and Seung-hi come to the latter’s office, ready to challenge the two on their long-standing affair.

With everything confirmed to Jeong-suk, such as Eun-seo being the adulterous couple’s daughter, things get tense. As such, Seung-hi is instructed to leave the hospital “within a month,” whereas In-ho is warned to “lie low and wait” for what’s coming to him.

Later, things get worse for In-ho, who already has to deal with threats of being left a “free man” should both his partners drop him. The professor has to confess to a justifiably enraged Jeong-suk that the rest of their family knew of his affair but chose not to expose it for the sake of her health. “Live the rest of your life atoning to the kids,” In-ho is subsequently told.

How do I-rang and Eun-seo react to their circumstances?

Next, Ji-seon insists she won’t receive treatment for her cancer despite her child being born healthy. However, the youngster wavers when her mother tells her all the milestones she should prepare for with her newborn baby. Following this scene, Roy Kim sets the wheels in motion to find his estranged family.

Over a meal, I-rang makes sure her mother knows she’s content with whatever decision is made regarding In-ho, which reassures an apologetic Jeong-suk, who is empathetic to the negative feelings her daughter must’ve had about the affair (and Eun-seo).

Elsewhere, Eun-seo weeps over her inability to compete in “early admissions” for college because of her arm injury and rues the poor hand dealt to her in life compared to her half-sister.

What is Jeong-suk encouraged to do by Mi-hee?

As Jung-min dodges a more detailed conversation with So-ra by leaving when she mentions Jeong-suk’s awareness of In-ho’s affair, Mi-hee visits her close friend to provide comfort. However, it’s an entirely fruitless endeavor initially.

At home, In-ho seems to decide he doesn’t want to divorce his wife, while Jeong-suk is encouraged by Mi-hee to choose whatever option will bring her greater happiness long-term. Yet the resident’s night is far from peaceful going forward, given that she soon has to face Seung-hi, who insists she’ll only quit working at the hospital if her enemy gets divorced.

The two foes trade blows on their circumstances, with Seung-hi happy to label Jeong-suk as similar to her purely because she technically “stole” In-ho herself at first. Though one big reminder is given during this argument that Eun-seo’s fortunes are not the fault of I-rang but rather her mother.

What happens when Jeong-suk is affected by a fire?

When a fire breaks out at the dorms, In-ho’s jealousy rises upon seeing Roy Kim was the one to rescue his wife. Jeong-suk isn’t interested in her husband’s actions, however, and spitefully wonders whether he was concerned about Seung-hi instead.

Following some initial awkwardness, Jeong-suk temporarily moves into Roy Kim’s house alongside So-ra. This allows the resident to chat with the professor and hear he really was adopted and that he’s trying to find his birth parents (something he receives encouragement for). Later, So-ra bluntly encourages Roy Kim to use this chance to woo Jeong-suk.

After a prickly back-and-forth centered on Roy Kim’s desire for more medical equipment, In-ho shuns his colleague’s apology before serving taunts about his potential interest in Jeong-suk. The adulterous professor doesn’t get to revel at the moment, though, as he is soon spat at by an angered guardian, who alleges he “screwed up” surgery for her elderly relative.

Doctor Cha Season 1 Episode 11 Ending Explained

While In-ho and Roy Kim continue to trade subtle barbs about love, Jeong-suk warmly discharges Ji-seon, who is seen to, in fact, be making arrangements for her child’s 1st birthday.

Then, surprisingly, the episode ends with Jeong-suk watching Roy Kim fight with In-ho in front of both patients and staff.

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