In this episode, Aya comes out smelling like a rose. Her physical collapse causes her to rethink things. She finally gives up on Masato and even sort of helps the couple (with Kirishima, wut?) by stopping Norisugi from continuing his tabloid campaign. The couple are fired from every clinic at which they attempt to practice medicine. Naoko briefly struggles with her severed ties with her parents after learning her mother is ill. Her parents reject her as a daughter and a doctor. But ironically, Aya saves the day. Rai finds another love. Norisugi decides to forget Naoko. But where can the couple go in Japan to be happy? Apparently, nowhere, since they end up being doctors in an unnamed foreign war-torn city. I rooted for the couple because their love is forbidden. I think the whole lure of the show was to watch them struggle and finally give into their love. But the most riveting part of the series was watching Kanno Miho playing Aya. Her character changes the most. At first, she was an unfeeling, manipulative, slightly psycho person. She turns into a more sympathetic (but still manipulative) character who ironically is the one person who understands their love more than anyone else. Would I give up my family for ARATA? Hmmm.