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09 September 2017 @ 07:24 am
Code Blue the third season Episode 8 notes, thoughts and Story #9  
Great episode with a good balance of human drama and medical action (and even funny moments) .

After the episode aired, it was posted in Toda Erika's instagram account that in the scene between Shirashi and Hiyama in the isolation room (where according Hiyama, Shiraishi was giving flattering encouragement), from Hiyama's line "stop," it was all adlib already and the two of them just ended up teary. Erika wrote that she thought then, 9 years of being great comrades is the best. And I couldn't agree any less :)

Just 2 more episodes left and although they're both extended episodes, I still feel sad it's ending. How to move on when it's over??

But for now, let's discuss Episode 8 starting with these medical stuff haha

Obsessional neurosis - a neurotic syndrome characterized mainly by obsessions that create certain daily rituals. OCD is a condition that affects adolescents or young adults.
*Fujikawa's comment on Haitani's action upon return (simplified to 'OCD' in the subs)

Ebola virus disease (EVD), also known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) or simply Ebola - a viral hemorrhagic fever of humans and other primates caused by ebolaviruses.
*suspected illness of Horiuchi who died soon after arriving from West Africa

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA or Triple A) - a localized enlargement of the abdominal aorta
*Illness of the patient rescued by Aizawa, Yokomine, Yukimura by heli that needs immediate treatment

Arterial embolization - procedure in which small pieces of a special gelatin sponge, or other material, are injected through a catheter to clog the main renal blood vessel.
*Treatment for Shinichi's condition

REBOA or Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta - it involves placement of an endovascular balloon in the aorta to control haemorrhage and to augment afterload in traumatic arrest and haemorrhagic shock states.
*Yokomine's suggestion on how to treat Shinichi while waiting for the senior doctors (simplified by 'insert a balloon to the aorta' in the subs)

cut down - a procedure of cutting into a vein in order to insert a needle or cannula.
*Measure Natori tried in order to insert the balloon in Shinichi's aorta

pledget - a small wad of absorbent cotton or other soft material used to stop up a wound or other opening in the body.
*Aizawa instructed Yokomine to apply this during the surgery on Shinichi (simplified to 'absorbent' in the subs)

*Diseases Horiuchi and Hiyama were tested for:

Marburg disease; Marburg hemorrhagic fever; green monkey disease - is a hemorrhagic fever virus of the Filoviridae family of viruses and a member of the species Marburg marburgvirus, genus Marburgvirus. It was first identified in 1967 during epidemics in Marburg and Frankfurt in Germany and Belgrade in the former Yugoslavia from importation of infected monkeys from Uganda. MVD is a severe and highly fatal disease caused by a virus from the same family as the one that causes Ebola virus disease. These viruses are among the most virulent pathogens known to infect humans. Both diseases are rare, but have a capacity to cause dramatic outbreaks with high fatality.

Lassa Fever - an acute viral haemorrhagic illness of 2-21 days duration that occurs in West Africa.

Crimean‐Congo hemorrhagic fever - a widespread disease caused by a tick-borne virus (Nairovirus) of the Bunyaviridae family. The CCHF virus causes severe viral haemorrhagic fever outbreaks, with a case fatality rate of 10‐40%.


Hiyama talked about friendship in this episode. I read some said that this was tackled already in S3E5 (Saejima's miscarriage) but although it did display the friendship of OT5, it dealt more with pain and how to overcome it (with loved ones/friends), And more than friendship, like what Yamapi said in his email before the episode, the episode also showed the importance of working as a team.

- Haitani's well and he's back. How do deal though with someone who is suspected of committing suicide? Shiraishi somehow takes this seriously. Aizawa and Hiyama just lets him be. Fujikawa tries to be encouraging. Yokomine looks wary. Natori is...Natori haha. Haitani meanwhile becomes OCD. I find it amusing too that his kid patient looks like him.

- Confidentiality. Aizawa mentioned he cannot reveal a patient's personal information. True, part of medical ethics. I noticed Yokomine displayed the same when Ogata was looking for Hiyama. Then I realized Natori is so much like Hiyama again, in terms of not following the rules :P Somehow their compassion usually takes precedence over their sense of following the rules. Hiyama wasn't able to secure a DNR order and Natori revealed Hiyama's isolation to Ogata. This was mostly brought out too by his guilt though and he thought Ogata visiting Hiyama would surely make his admired senior feel better. Good intentions, yes but not exactly correct.

- Honestly though, I do not entire blame Natori on Hiyama's unfortunate predicament. An accident is an accident. Who would have thought the patient's arm would jerk? It was something uncontrollable. Well maybe, if only Yukimura wasn't distracted, talking to the rescuer, she could have held the arm when Natori was taking the line.

- Are Hiyama and Aizawa selfish? That was one reason Hiyama told Tachibana why Shiraishi is more suitable to be a staff leader when she was consulted. While this is true to a degree, especially when compared to Shiraishi, I thought this episode also depicted otherwise. If Hiyama is selfish, would she worry more about Natori than her predicament? If Aizawa doesn't think of others, would he be watching over Haitani? I don't know if you noticed but I thought, at the beginning when Haitani was examining Shinichi in outpatient, Aizawa seems to be lurking on the other side and when Haitani was kind of frantic already since he can't find anything, Aizawa purposely let himself be seen so Haitani naturally consulted him. I thought it was "sweet" of Aizawa (can't believe I used "sweet" on Aizawa, he'd probably frown on me lol) to watch over Haitani that way.

- Is Shiraishi a suitable staff leader? I think so. I wasn't surprised to read that when the third season information came out. No one questions how smart she is and how she can get along with everyone but I guess she tends to be overbearing at times just because as Aizawa said, she's a worrier so she needs constant reminders when she like, goes off tangent. Which Hiyama and/or Aizawa usually does. And that now leads me to...

- Lifesaving is a team. Probably my favorite line in the episode. One may be not good enough but working together, a goal can be achieved. And that is the main reason, the young boy Shinichi's life was saved. Now that is in perfect contrast with the hanging case Neurosurgery has. Aizawa pointing out to Shinkai that the outcome happened because they weren't a team is such a punch in the gut. One learns lessons indeed the hard way. (So guess who's chosen to go to Toronto? I heard that in the preview although it wasn't shown)

- There is pain in order to understand another's pain. Basically, all lessons learned. Another great senior-junior scene. Natori just broke down in front Hiyama. Poor boy. He's held up all emotions (especially in that conversation with Yukimura saying he's not hurt) and everything came rushing out as his relief washes through.

- The interns' arterial embolization. If earlier was my favorite line, this is my probably my favorite sequence. Starting from Shinichi's sudden change up to Aizawa uttering that line about lifesaving being a team. We all realized when the season started how this batch of interns is not at par with how our favorite flight doctors are when they were interns and we've been frustrated so it was very nice to finally see them step up. The sequence was so reminiscent of S1E3 where there were no senior doctors present during night shift when a drunk man was heavily bleeding and the interns stepped up to stop the bleeding before Kuroda-sensei came. See the difference? Ep3 vs Ep8 XD But we all know this season is not about the interns unlike before. It's about the previous interns now as instructors. Yokomine's growth started in Ep2 and it's been constant. I think her enthusiasm in being a doctor keeps on growing and although emotional, she does take to heart Aizawa's instructions/guidance. Natori no doubt has the skill but it's his resolve that's gotten in the way. He has slowly built this up through his past mistakes and taking after Hiyama. Haitani seems so fragile that he's easily discouraged but given the right motivation, he steps up. I find it quite endearing it's been Yokomine who has mostly encouraged him since the previous episode. An apparent Aizawa/Shiraishi parallelism IMHO XD

- More parallelisms. It's so obvious but I'll say nonetheless how much Kuroda-sensei is in Aizawa. When he's on the phone saying there's no time to hesitate, that's not bad, try doing it. Those are lines Kuroda would have said if he's there. Another, I've said it before, but once again, we see how close Hiyama is to the Tachibana family :) Lastly, Yokomine telling Haitani how she considers the 3 of them with Natori as "contemporaries" is so much like how our OT5: Aizawa, Shiraishi, Hiyama, Fujikawa, Saejima have considered themselves as "comrades." (contemporaries is simply "batch mates" but somehow I chose contemporaries since it matches better to the earlier established comrades. If I had used friends for the senior doctors then I'd probably have used batch mates for the interns. I hope I make sense ^^)

Edit: I can't believe I forgot to mention this. Just a small detail but I laugh whenever I see it. When Hiyama finally goes home to Shiraishi's now tidied up place, she just shoves away her neatly piled up clothes so she can lie on the sofa. HAHAHA. I love Hiyama and I love how she talked about how doctos don't have the normal kind of friendship--the one you shop with or go on trips with but doctors have comrades who share the same experiences as you :) And that is why Shiraishi now treasures Hiyama's presence in her home even if she turns it upside down. LOL

- Yamapi mentioned in his radio show last Monday that there's something quite horror in the episode. Is it Shiraishi sleeping like in a coffin? LOL. It was rather cute and funng than horror. Love both their reactions :)

Speaking of Yamapi's radio show. Last Friday, is it a hint?? He mentioned it'd be nice if costars would come. Then Asari Yosuke blogged about the show a few hours later asking should he go?? Is it okay for him to be the first guest? Ah it'd be great to have a guest on Sound Tripper! :)


STORY #9 (2017.9.4 MON UPDATE)

If there is an hour, what can happen? At that time, only life changes... Three people with emergency cases are brought in the 1st ER. One person is Morozumi Kohei (Narita Eiki), a 33 year old wheelchair rugby player. While warming-up during half time, wheelchair seems to have fallen down from stairs. Furthermore, there's a burn patient, and a patient who fell from a high altitude, all the 3 of them were brought in. Aizawa Kousaku (Yamashita Tomohisa) gathers everyone's strength and with swift correspondense, the result is, 3 people's lives weren't lost and have been moved to the ICU. As Tachibana Keisuke (Shiina Kippei) thinks back upon months ago, he talks how Shiraishi Megumi (Aragaki Yui) has come to lead a good team. In the medical office, Natori Souma's (Arioka Daiki) father, Shouma (Yamada Meikyou) was waiting. What is his father's purpose?

Recently, Mitsui Kanna's (Ryou) son, Yuusuke (Kiyama Ryuusei), mentions "he's tired" and she reports it husband Tachibana. In 3 years, they have waited for Yuusuke's heart transplant. He perceives they're at their limit already and proposes a transplant overseas, Mitsui thinks the same. At that time, contact from the transplant network comes in.

Also coming in is a request for Shohoku Emergency Lifesaving Center's Doctor Heli. In a new Chiba City Subway, just before its opening, a collapsing incident occured within the tracks, there's a great number of casualties including children. It depicts what will everyone decide on in an hour that influences lives respectively from hereon.
zatieyusrizatieyusri on September 9th, 2017 04:15 am (UTC)

What!! That teary and heartwarming conversation is an adlib..i'm so glad i watch code blue

They show us the different between co-worker/comrade with friends..sometimes friends cant understand the job we handle but co-worker is there and they will feel the same thing we feel as what Yokomine said to Haitani..thats what a team mean..Aizawa also mention that the interns complete each other as a team..

Aizawa just like Kuroda sensei when he praise the interns after Shinichi-kun survive..i wish Kuroda sensei was there and smiling proudly watching how the OT5 grown up

Thank you so much for your hard work
Lots of love to you ♥♥♥😘

yi_seulyi_seul on September 9th, 2017 11:00 am (UTC)
Thank you for the subs & the translations ^_^

As someone who is almost a freak when it comes to cleaning & order I would've killed Hiyama if she did what she did to the folded clothes in front of me XD

The scene when Aizawa walked by sleeping Shiraishi & was startled he was so cute & him trying to not make any sound in order to not wake her up is so sweet


The friendship btw OT5 is so beautiful not their characters only but them in real life too

It was so funny when Haitani's patient said to him "we are from the same race" XD

The next episode :

There is this scene when Aizawa & Shiraishi exchange glances GOD THIS IS GIVING ME SO MUCH HOPE I HATE IT XD

A big subway accident I have to say I love major accidents like these something exciting always happens can't wait !!

I feel so sorry for the Tachibana family going through the long wait sure is tiring physically & emotionally ...
lilyww: pic#127777903lilyww on September 11th, 2017 05:29 pm (UTC)
Such a wonderful read and sub from you. So sad thinking all of this are going to be over in a week! Am I too late finding your journal here after so many eps....

Thank you for the ep translations. You must have already watched ep9 realtime, can't wait to see how it's going to unfold all in the last episode. My guess is... well.... i shouldn't leave a spoiler here in case someone haven't seen it right!? I'll just wait for your ep9 entry and scream all about that there then.