@bedifferent , the best analysis I've read so far.
Just an opinion: I have the feeling that Gu will not approve dr. Joo as director, dr.Oh provided better qualities for this position; defended her department from restructuring team asking for official document, holding lectures for residents in her free time, keeping her team under control and supervising everything.
As you said dr. Gu needs to survive himself so, as said in the previews, he always has a backup plan; because... he always lived like that? Watching his back not to make mistakes and being fired, who knows what layers remain to discover regarding his character.
Seon Woo, I don't want to pity more than that his character... The actor proved once again that stage actors bring something more to their characters, despite the conviction that they might overact.
No Eul, I need some more for making an impression on her character or her acting.
Me too... and I didn't think it will be an interesting character before the drama started. Severe mistake...
This subject is very sensitive, more when is about children; is hard to care about other people grieving...,when yours is beyond imagination ...the thought that you decided the end moment... I don't want to even think...
Was said previous that this will not be that kind of drama.
I think he might know the answer, but he doesn't want to be treated/cared like a child by No Eul.
Maybe wasn't explicit enough why No Eul was attracted by Gu, is clear that she finds him interesting, and he became curious because of her attitude.