Blood 블러드 episode 9 recap Korean Drama

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Blood 블러드 episode 9

blood 9 recap Dr Yoo Rita sees Park Ji Sang transform into a vampireblood 9 recap Park Ji Sang transforms to a vampire

Dr. Park is truck slammed and goes down hard. He begins to transform due to the trauma right before Dr. Yoo’s eyes. The truck driver rushes out, sure that he hit someone, but Dr. Park tells him to just go. He walks patient Gong back into the  hospital. Dr. Yoo catches up with them and asks about his injures. He says she knows he will be fine, so why ask? Cahoots Security block the entrance and insist on taking the patient from here. There is a heated exchange: Dr. Park tells them he will handle his patient, Dr. Yoo asks why the security didn’t prevent this in the first place, and the security guards hold their ground.

blood 9 recap security guards challenge Dr Park blood 9 recap Dr Ri Ta Yoo sits in hallway shocked

The head security tells them he will have to use physical force if they don’t comply. Dr. Park is angry and wants to take them on, but Dr. Yoo assesses the situation and holds him back. She hands over the patient. Dr. Park take his frustration out on her. With a heavy mind, she tells him she will find a solution. She sits down in an empty corridor, troubled over what just took place.

blood 9 recap Dr Park and Dr Jung discuss the Kochenia gravesite picturesblood 9 recap Hyun Woo runs tests on blood

Dr. Park and Dr. Jung discuss the Kochenia gravesite pictures they both possess. Dr. Jung suspects that Dr. Park wants him to stop his research, but says he won’t. Dr. Jung clarifies that he came upon the gravesite information on the database by accident, but when he went to find it again, it was down. He asks Dr. Park if he, too, got the picture from the database – although that wouldn’t make sense since Dr. Park wasn’t at the hospital at that time. Dr. Park tells him that he obtained it in an unusual way, and will be able to tell him about it later. He also warns Dr. Jung to stop research immediately because it may put him in danger. Neither one is 100% trusting of the other over this.

blood 9 recap Hyun Woo and Ji Sang discuss blood resultsblood 9 recap Dr Yoo is sick Dr Park

Hyun Woo and Ji Sang think something must surely be up with both patients involved in car accidents. (Ji Sang saved patient Gong by chance.) Hyun Woo is curious about Dr. Jung’s interest in the Kochenia gravesite. He hands Ji Sung the analysis of the blood from the Director’s stash, and warns him the results are shockingly disturbing. The blood is from children. Not only is it illegal, it’s unethical, and Hyun Woo is upset at the discovery. He explains is must be preferable because it lacks antibodies and other impurities.

There are issues everywhere as the day begins. Dr. Yoo struggles to get up in the morning. She isn’t her usual energetic self. Dr. Park notices she is lethargic, but she says she is fine. She is bogged down by the unanswerable occurrences she has witnessed with Dr. Park: wounds that heal, unhurt by the truck, superhuman strength, sensitivity to blood. Dr. Park’s liver cancer patient tells his wife he had that dream about his daughter’s wedding again. As his daughter looks on, she cries. In the cafeteria she asks Ga Yeon for a favor. (We don’t know what it is, yet.) Several patients in Ward 21A complain of tinnitus. Leader Suh pulls rank on the head nurse and says the new protocol for Ward 21A gives her authority to address the patients’ symptoms. I’m not sure I can take much more New Drug Research Team shenanigans.

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Dr. Park calls for a special meeting to inform the doctors that he suffers from a panic disorder. He apologizes for burdening them. He developed the disorder while serving in Kochenia war zone and came to work at Taemin Hospital too quickly. The plan, he informs them, is to seek treatment for two months after which time he will resume surgeries. Dr. Yoo says she will cover his surgeries, but Kiss Up Dr. Woo suggests they all help out their colleague who put time in at Kochenia. The Director chimes in and supports this suggestion. He is blindsided by Dr. Park’s announcement and meets him in the hall. He asks him if he really thinks he will find a solution in two months. The Director is becoming more openly aggressive toward Dr. Park, and tells him that rejecting the blood he gave him is reckless and stubborn behavior. Dr. Park says no matter how reckless the Director thinks he is, he will never drink children’s blood. It is scary how rational the Director thinks his explanation is and reveals his dark nature even more. A chilling conversation, to be sure.

blood 9 recap Ga Yeon finds Na Jung on the rooftopblood 9 recap Dr Choi and Dr Jund discuss vampire

Na Jung is missing and after looking for her everywhere, Ga Yeon finds her on the rooftop ledge. Na Jung tells her  she wants to die, but Ga Yeon says the pretty doctor is going to make her better. She is able to calm her and return her to her room.

Dr. Yoo is prevented from entering quarantine by security. She has just about had enough of them, when the Director arrives and tells them to let her in. He discusses the unidentified virus with her at the bedside of patient Gong, who is still dangerously sick. The Director says it is a good thing she and Dr. Park caught his unusual symptoms in time to prevent other patients from becoming infected. She looks sideways at him, suspiciously. Next, the Director makes a visit to Professor Lee from Internal Medicine (who, we learn, was brought in to manipulate medical files). Apparently Professor Lee has sold his soul for compensation. When he makes a suggestion about how patient Gong’s virus is being handled and asks for a favor, the Director puts him in his place. I don’t think Professor Lee is going to work out with this crowd.

blood 9 recap Dr Rita Yoo faintsblood 9 recap Rita Yoo sick

Dr. Jung and Dr. Choi make a good research team as they tackle the Kochenia information. Dr. Yoo stops by to discuss Ward 21A patient’s virus. Dr. Jung is very open about the problems he sees with the Director and the New Drug Research Team, but wonders if Dr. Yoo can be objective with her uncle behind it all. When Dr. Yoo says it is a matter of right and wrong, Dr. Jung feels comfortable that he can discuss the issues with her. Enter Dr. Park. It looks like a formidable anti-establishment team has emerged.

Dr. Yoo’s and Dr. Choi’s loyalty runs deep. Dr. Yoo gets her to tell about the research in Dr. Jung’s lab. The vampire lore and Kochenia gravesite come up and it is a bit too coincidental with all that has been going on with Dr. Park. Dr. Yoo, who  hasn’t stopped all day, faints. She makes it home and collapses on her bed.

blood 9 recap Director Lee tells Chairman Yoo test results blood 9 recap Park Ji Sang takes care of sick Yoo Rita

Symptoms of tinnitus and light sensitivity continue to increase in the patients in Ward 21A. However, Leader Suh is happy to report to the Director that reagents have formed and their experiments on the patients are successful (for their purposes, anyway). He is pleased. He wastes no time calling Uncle Chairman in to update him on the research. It is a way to buy more time and keep Uncle Chairman appeased and on his side. Uncle Chairman cannot contain how thrilled he is over this new development and remains willingly blinded to what is really going on.

Dr. Park stops by Dr. Yoo’s apartment to check on her. Against her protests, he gets her back in bed and treats her illness. She gets scolded by him for not taking care of herself, but she confesses she is sick from stress and frustration. He lays a hand on her forehead to cool her down. She is drowsy from the medication and asks him if he really transforms. Yes, she tells him, she saw it all, like a computer graphic, a person that changes and saves a man and doesn’t get hurt. She asks if it is real; is he a supernatural being?

blood 9 recap Ji Sang and Cha Yeon in the forest blood 9 recap Ji Sang tells Rita who he is

There is a sense of déjà vu as she recalls the words exchanged with the boy in the forest long ago. Ji Sang is ready to let her in on what he already knows. The girl in the pink hat and sweater who walked around fearlessly and got lost, and thankfully he was nearby and saved her. She wonders if she comprehends what he is saying, or if it is all a dream. The reality she has carried all her life, but no one believed, is it true? The medication has kicks in, and she falls asleep. There is an expression of calm relief on Ji Sang’s face that we haven’t seen before. At long last, their past and present converge.

When she wakes up, she finds Ji Sang asleep in the chair. Was it a dream, she asks?He tells her to remember it correctly: there were just five dogs; he jumped five meters, not thirty like a flea.  And about saying she was pretty and a kiss, why would he do that? The moment of realization is quite lovely with no fanfare, just the quiet truth and validation of that day and how she remembered it, but best of all – the other person who was there is with her now. So much for a lingering moment, as Dr. Choi bursts in with a care package for Ri Ta and can only leave with the wrong impression of what she sees. Oh well.

I knew it. That Professor Lee who was too casual with the Director gets it for being insubordinate.  Vampire J ( yep, that’s his name)  makes quick business of it with a car accident. I just can’t…. Moral: don’t cross the Director.

blood 9 recap Ji Sang finds out Lee Jae Wook knew his parents blood 9 recap Ji Sang's parents, Lee Jae Wook, Jung Han Su

Hyun Woo discovers Dr. Jung is the son of renowned epidemiologist, Jung Han Su. He has also made an important link between Jung Han Su, Lee Jae Wook, and Ji Sang’s parents – they all appear in an old picture together and it is up on the website.

Comments:

coffee recap  Just the basics.

  • It is hard to care about anything else other than Ji Sang revealing the truth of the boy in the forest to Ri Ta. If I wasn’t on board with them completely thus far, I am now. Ri Ta’s main asset is her ability to carry the deep, heavy secret that not even the important people in her life believed, and still have confidence in herself. But even the Rock of Gibraltar crumbles under the anger and frustration of the hospital politics and hierarchy (made even worse because it is family). Thank goodness for VL-#1 virus (that’s Vampire Love #1).
  • I am hopeful that the four-member ghost busters team -Dr. Choi, Dr. Jung, Dr. Park, and Dr. Yoo – will be the undoing of the Director, and sooner rather than later. They don’t even know it yet, but their combined knowledge, skill, and information is powerful. Ooo, I just had the thought – I hope that doesn’t mean doom for anyone…
  • So there’s a reagent breakthrough in the New Drug Research lab, ho-hum.
  • Now that we know the Director drinks children’s blood, I am worried for Na Jung.
  • I’ll leave it to Landair Heaven Jean Luz, January Blues, and Shuerei to go after Ga Yeon. Thanks, ladies!
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37 thoughts on “Blood 블러드 episode 9 recap Korean Drama

  1. Oh my gosh, for the first time ever I’m the first one here… Haha.
    Thanks again Cimi for your hard work in this delightfully written recap.
    I’ve got a lot to say… First, I laughed at the ‘Kiss Up Dr. Woo’… 😄 That’s how many people are though. Dr. Woo is the perfect example of people ‘kissing up’ to the more powerful to ‘up’ their positions. Pardon my lame joke.
    Yes. Dr, Lee definitely won’t be able to work with these guys. They’re too dangerous and Dr. Lee thinks that he’s got them around his finger. Little did he think that this is not a mere matter of promotion, but a matter of life and death.
    I do worry about how Ri Ta will be able to cope up with the fact that her Uncle is one of the masterminds of the inhumane happenings in Ward 21-A. Plus the fact that he’s doing it for his own benefit and to prolong his own life. It will be hard for her.
    For a moment, I thought that Ji Sang will cover up the confession from last night in the waking up scene. I was like ‘Oh no. Don’t deny it.’ Luckily, he didn’t. The flea comment made me snicker. Park Ji Sang’s words really have their way of swaying my heart. His sense of humor expressed in a cold way is just music in my ears. hahaha The way he stopped on the ‘kiss’ line (kiss is ‘ppoppo’ in korean, pronounced ‘popo’ with the p sound laying between a ‘p’ and a ‘b’. I know. Korean pronunciation can quite hard to pin down.) The way he stopped on that is adorable. And the line ‘Why would I have kissed you?’ He was like ‘I’m not the kind of guy who kisses girls he met for the first time.’ hahaha
    VL-#1… haha Nice one, Cimi!
    Yep. The four has more power than they think they have. Fighting, Team Ji Sang!
    When the director said upon the arrival of Na Jung ‘don’t inject her with the reagent and just focus on treating her first’ I thought he still has a soft spot somewhere and it just dawned to me, Uh-oh He’s not thinking of using Ma Jung as a human blood jug, is he? That’s just… well, it’s just… oh if he does that… go die, Director Wook. I’ll throw whatever ‘soft spot’ idea of him out the window.

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    • Hi JHJL, you were first today, must’ve been up early ( or maybe late)! No flavors and no sugar, just a latte, except when I have a free one then I get a super size me chai latte with 2 shots of espresso (it’s called a dirty chai-which reminds, me: I have a free one coming to me). In the summertime, I like a coffee frappaccino or their hibiscus iced tea. How about you, what do you like? ^heading out for that free *$, one of life’s little pleasures^

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  2. “Ri Ta’s main asset is her ability to carry the deep, heavy secret that not even the important people in her life believed, and still have confidence in herself.”
    I know right… It takes strength to do that. How did she hang on for so long. I would like to know the secret to that…

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  3. I also have to comment on Gu Hye Sun’s way of speaking in the deja vu scene… 😄 It’s just so cute how Ri Ta seemed to be chewing the words like a child. She said ‘This is strange’ which is ‘Is-sa-nga-da’ in korean but she said ‘Iccha-nga-da’ like an infant… hahaha it cracke d me up.

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  4. Haha Cimi, Jean and January,

    Dear Cimi, I burst out laughing reading your last sentence. Sure! We gals are the Blood OTP love inspectors/police!

    Ga Yeon seems like the perfect flower girl. All honey, rosey and lemony. Sweet, loving and fresh…. But she’s just too nice to be real. For this episode, as long as she is not batting her eyelashes at Dr Park, we can let her go for now…..*grin*

    I saw the bedside clips a few times – the tender and sweet moment between the OTPs. The way Park Ji Sang recounted their first meeting was touching and especially when he remembered her with such fondness …and i can almost feel her aching relief to finally meet the boy…

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    • Same here, i cant help but laugh at that last sentence. I have no qualms with Ga Yeon this episode but stay away from Dr Park woman!

      That bedside scene ahhhh…finally we see a tender moment between our OTP but no kiss yet, seriously this is already the 9th episode, when will it be??? It would be weird tho if they kiss in that scene, there’s no passion yet on Ji Sang’s part. I think Shuerei, Dr Park must have had legions of fans thruout the years, fans ala Ga Yeon. With that face and cold attitude, girls wont be able to stay away. However, none of them shared a past with him and none of them knows his secret. None of them also he trusted enough to let them in on his secret. Hence the nervousness we witness in that scene, yayyyyy…is your heart finally fluttering Dr Park?

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    • I know right… To nice to be real. Sure enough she’s got a hidden agenda. And I agree on her having too much screen time (by Shuerei)… I mean, if they give her that much exposure, sure enough there’s more to her in this series than we think.

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  5. Hi girls,
    Normally I take capuchino coz latte is too rich for my sensitive tummy.

    1. By the way, why can’t Rita wear something more sexy or sweet – she needs to “up” her game to compete with the pretty lass – ga Yeon.

    2. Can we bet who is gonna kiss who? And how it’s gonna finally happen? Coz with these two, I am wondering when ppoppo is gonna happen…or will ever happen… It’s taking ages …. *annoyed*

    3. Dr park looked nervous when Rita held his face/cheeks… What do you think was going thru his mind?

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  6. Hi cimi,
    Gosh, he is awfully innocent for 37 year old guy… I mean surely he had classmates or colleagues prior to kochenia and Taemin…
    Perhaps he has never ppoppo??? Kekeke …
    Is he only ever attracted to blood and not gals? Sighhh ….

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  7. Suddenly I am curious about everyone’s love life in the series. It looks to me that almost all of the main and supporting characters are singles … And nobody seems to be dating anyone or interested in anyone except for the English speaking surgeon who was trying to date Rita and ga Yeon who is trying to flirt with dr park …

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  8. One reason I feel suspicious about ga Yeon is that I feel she is getting too much screen time. And her scenes are boring. Just checking out the patients, getting bullied, getting sympathies… And following dr park around… Ok ok she is his subordinate but can’t we have more Rita-pjs scenes?

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  9. Hi jean,
    I agree with you. Up till now Rita seems to be out of the evil vampire radar… But who knows what will happen. Without danger, dr park may not be prompted to protect her …so hopefully the writer will add in some element to draw them closer…
    It’s a pity we don’t have the awesome healer writer for blood … No rooftop kisses, no hand holdings…

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  10. Hi jean
    Sorry, I am responding to your ep 8 thread here…Rita’s parents death. By reading your thoughts and insights on the depth of her sadness, I can now see how lost she was/is. She was such a sassy girl and she remained so despite her tragic loss.

    For 22 years, time stood still for her; her adventurous and curious streak like Alice following the Bunny to the wonderland….her miraculous survival and her acceptance of the strange hero …the shock of losing her parents within one day.

    It’s a small wonder that she didn’t blame herself recklessly. The boy becomes her only tangible reality in contrast to the world that collapsed around her. Even when nobody believes in fantasy, she knows she was saved by a divine intervention and being. Perhaps this is why she was so anchored in her faith. That God sent someone to rescue her and she has a reason to continue loving and trusting.

    Naturally, she must have felt loved by the boy for there is no greater love than someone who is willing to lay down his life for another. Which is what she echoed to Park Ji Sang – that the little boy could have died saving her.

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  11. Hai everyone,
    Shuerei, i think it’s going to be Ji Sang who will kiss Rita first, all those pent up human emotions…kya, kya, kya

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    • Good to see you rozie and irevlow…our cimi must be busy on ep 10. Hope you could join us all here more often. For some reasons I love this show too. It’s my post healer show and I think it’s taking on a unique direction though not flawless. It works well for me coz most of the characters seemed flawed…and that’s human.

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      • hi shuerei, can’t wait for the next recap & the new episode tonite….jisang come to the rescue….awwww…..I hope something good happen afterwards

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      • Thanks Shuerei. I’m kind of a weird participant here. I don’t watch the show (nope, you’re not gonna convince me to, 2 eps quite enough), but I enjoy reading your comments. It’s great cimi is providing a community for Blood fans.

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  12. Hi January, Jean,
    Thanks for your bet! I look forward to that. I am just afraid Rita couldn’t take it anymore and grab him for a ppoppo … Errr you know the interrupted scene in ep 9…

    Jean… I still recall episode 8 ..his spit take at her kissing and pretty remark, splashing his drinks and stuttering ppo..ppo…

    And his immediate mixed reaction – Bewilderment, amusement/blushing (?) while touching his lips… As if he is trying to recall whether he really did kiss her.

    …and the next moment looking uncomfortable, guilty and shifty, staring at the floor after denying her the truth…

    You can literally see his mind rotating wildly from her equally wild version of the incident ….

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  13. Hi January,
    I hope it would happen like you said. Hot kissing scene from all the “pent up hunger”…. Hahaha. I hope the show comes up with the best kissing scene ever to compensate for all these waiting and waiting….

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  14. Hi rozie, irevlow
    Glad to see you guys here, sometimes I only read recaps instead of watching the show….
    And yes I can’t wait for more episodes… And if no kissing scene yet, I am gonna be very frustrated at the writer and production team ….

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  15. Hi irev, Rosie,
    I guess we are on vampire timeline – they can live for 300 years, so i guess the kiss is gonna be a long wait ….
    Shower scene? Maybe JJH/dr wook – he looks more muscular
    I think there was a scene of PJS in the bath tub in earlier episodes

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