In the latest installment, Totei University Hospital will see its first female director who tries to make sweeping changes to the hospital so as to eliminate its bad practices. However, those who were in power do not want to lose their benefits and power thus try their best to fight against this new director. At the same time, Hiruma Shigekatsu (Nishida Toshiyuki) who was transferred to the Shiretoko branch, is also plotting something. Regular cast members such as Uchida Yuki, Kishibe Ittoku, Endo Kenichi and Suzuki Kosuke will also be making their return in the new installment.
Yonekura who is in the US for the Broadway musical "Chicago", commented that this is the first time she has a drama series which has 5 installments and she feels the pressure every time a sequel is made because there is a high level of expectation from the viewers. As such, she will approach this work with the intention of it being the last in the series and strive to deliver a good drama with the cast and staff. Yonekura also called upon everyone to look forward to the new sequel coming in autumn.
Sources: Nikkansports / Sanspo / Oricon