I was so moved by this episode that I watched it three times from the start to the end (not on the same day). Dr Thomas, who was a good mentor and a good friend to Yang, died in the middle of an operation. His words were full of insights, very inspirational and sometimes funny. It’s nice to have a role model or mentor like him.
I also like the voice of William Daniels, who plays Dr Thomas, very much.
Breathe Dr Yang. Don’t be crass. You’re skulking.
Women of your generation are graceless. It’s an affront to nature.
Mediocre surgeons will see you and feel themselves wilting in your shadow. Do not shrink to console them.
Do not look for friends here. You won’t find them. None of these people have the capacity to understand you. They never will.
If you’re lucky, one day when you’re old and shriveled like me, you’ll find a young doctor with little regard for anything but their craft, and you’ll train them like I trained you. Until then, read a good book.
You have greatness in you Yang. Don’t disappoint.