What time will season 2 episode 7 of the popular Korean drama ‘Hospital Playlist’ release around the world on Netflix and why was it delayed last week?
Spoiler warning: This article will contain spoilers for previous episodes of Hospital Playlist.
The vast majority of Korean dramas are never intended to run for more than one, often 16-episode, season.
One of the few exceptions is the hit series ‘Hospital Playlist’, which has been a staple of Netflix’s excellent Korean content since debuting in March 2020.
The second season is currently sitting at an impressive 9.0/10 on MyDramaList, but fans around the world will be disappointed to know that this Thursday’s schedule is now slightly more open.
Hospital Playlist season 2 episode 7: Release date and time
- Hospital Playlist season 2 episode 7 will release via Netflix at 3 PM BST on Thursday, August 5th.
The series airs first on South Korean television at 9 PM local time, before launching via the streaming service two hours later at the following international times:
- Pacific Time: 7 AM PDT
- Central Time: 9 AM CDT
- Eastern Time: 10 AM EDT
- British Time: 3 PM BST
- European Time: 4 PM CEST
- India Time: 7: 30 PM IST
- Philippine Time: 10 PM PHT
- Japan Time: 11 PM JST
- Australia Time: 11: 30 PM ACST
This article will be updated if any of the described information is officially altered.
Why was HP season 2 episode 7 delayed?
The postponement to season 2 episode 7 is because of an overlap between filming schedules from the pandemic and to improve the quality of scripts for upcoming episodes.
However, a source speaking to Soompi said that the postponement was “not an inevitable decision made due to delays in filming.”
In episode 7’s place, a special broadcast aired in South Korea that contained commentary from the cast and behind-the-scenes footage from the set.
Unfortunately, it has not been confirmed that this special episode will ever release on Netflix.
A brief preview…
The official tvN YouTube channel released a short preview video for the upcoming episode – see below:
A quick recap of episode 6…
Episode 6 opens with the two interns, Yun-bok and Hong-do, being wide-eyed as they get coffee – whilst Gyeo-ul is happy at not working alone.
However, the reality of working in a hospital sets in quickly, with Yun-bok tubing a patient wrong and Hong-do removing some equipment too early.
Seok-hyeong has to deliver some tough news about an unborn baby with an abnormality, which forces Jeong-won to get involved – reassuring the parents that everything will be fine as long as the surgery goes well.
The two then argue about what the best course of action is; operate immediately or wait for the baby to increase a little in weight.
This was arguably the most intense scene in the entire episode, with lots of people involved in the surgery. Thankfully, the operation is a success and Jeong-won makes an important note; that the defect was nothing to do with the mother or family being at fault.
Unfortunately, it’s a tough moment for Jun-wan who has to tell another patients parents that they won’t make it. He asks Dr Im to pronounce the time of death, but he begins to cry himself and struggles to sort the machine out.
Jun-wan notices this and helps him, explaining that whilst doctors are still human too, they have a job to do for the patient and their family.
Gyeo-ul needs help from Ik-jun during surgery, but he explains that everyone makes mistakes, using Jeong-won as an example from when he was an intern.
The friends then gather together after work to discuss their past mistakes, acknowledging that internships are incredibly tough and that everyone feels different emotions.
The episode ends on two incredibly emotional notes; Seong-yeong visits Du-na who starts to move her hand, whilst two parents name their child after Jeong-won for his help.
The Hospital Playlist awards…
Whilst we went without a new episode last week, the cast from Hospital Playlist could still be found trending on social media.
The reason; an informal awards ceremony on YouTube where the cast nominated each other for various categories including the “expert actor who makes a blooper not seem like a blooper” and “best fashion on an ordinary basis” awards.
You can check it out below:
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]