It has been a year since the downfall of Hiruma Shigekatsu who had engaged in dirty hospital politics. Teito Medical University Hospital enters a new era with its first female hospital director. She touts “Patients first” and presses forward with big reforms to clean up the medical department. However, powerful persons in the hospital start working behind the scenes in an attempt to restore the unchecked powers and “black tower” which controlledthe hierarchical society to recapture their own “profits”. While Hiruma acts suspiciously, talented freelance surgeon Daimon Michiko fights the organisation head-on.
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We finally get to see the impact Daimon has done on the other doctors, both old and new. And even though Daimon still faces the same power struggle she has on the other seasons I feel that everyone finally sees and respect Daimon for what she is, which is something I've been waiting for.
The final episode gave me chills down my spine, it was probably the best episode of the show in my opinion. What a ride.
I highly doubt that there will be a 6th season but I will welcome it with all my heart.
Like Daimons catchphrase the shows never fails even though every episode follows pretty much the same formula and that is a hard feat. Especially when it's been going for so long that it has. And the fact that it is on it's 5th season is a good enough reason to watch this if you haven't since it quite rare for a Jdrama to get more than 2 seasons.
So I'm going to end this by saying if you haven't watch this yet, you are missing out. So do it now!!
While the format of each episode is pretty much the same, it's also one of the good points about the series. It makes it easy to follow and you don't really have to think about whether you missed out on some major plot element.
During this season you see many of the faces you got to know in earlier seasons while they introduce a few new ones. It was refreshing to see a semi- teacher/student relationship, as it shows Daimon in a way acknowledge someone else for their skills.
Her catchphrase, "I never fail" might've gotten a bit old after 5 seasons, but it's also one of the lines you expect. When you hear it, you also know that things will be all right. If there's one thing I missed and I hope they do something about if they create a new season, its that she starts her own clinic/hospital. That would be interesting to see if you think back a couple of seasons.