Doctor Cha Series Summary & Ending Explained: Doctor Cha is now available on Netflix in the Korean language with English Subtitles. In this article, I am going to tell you the summary and ending explanation of the first episode of the series, so let’s get started.
The story starts with Cha Jeong-suk, who is a successful doctor but has now turned into a full-time housewife. However, this life is not going well for her as she and her husband have been sleeping in two separate rooms for the last 10 years. They may be together due to their kids, but the reason is unknown.
As Jeong-suk leaves to meet her friend, who is a plastic surgeon, she looks towards her wall, on which her awards and medical license are hanging. She thinks they are going to waste.
But then a man collapses on the floor of the bus she is traveling in. She starts mumbling something, and a man brings her to help him. She sees the situation and calls an ambulance. The helper in the ambulance does as she tells him, and the man’s life is saved by her. When she is asked, she says she was a doctor 20 years back but due to lack of practice, she got back in the bus.
Later, we come to know that her husband is Chief Surgeon Seo In-ho, an important man in the hospital who is also having an affair with a woman named Seung-hi. They are seen holding hands in an elevator, and her husband has also scheduled a trip to Europe with her.
The next day, Jeong-suk collapses and is rushed to the emergency room. She calls her husband, who is on his way to Europe, but instead of coming to her, he says to wait for the test reports. The reports say she is suffering from acute hepatitis.
Now, 30 days have passed, and In-Ho is found to be a perfect donor for donating liver to his wife. But during this hard time, In-Ho disappears from there and leaves his wife to die.
Jeong-suk’s cousin also refuses to donate his liver to her. In-Ho’s children start convincing their father to donate the liver. Seeing this, Jeong-suk starts remembering her past and how she left the opportunity to live a different life 20 years ago. Doctor Roy appoints her as her assistant as she also has a valid doctor’s license. Finally, In-Ho agrees to donate his liver, but her mother comes and tears the paper into pieces.
In the end, we see the transplant going on, and Jeong-suk wakes up as a new person, and the episode ends.