Mental Coach Jegal Episode 2 Recap: Lee Yoo Mi Braves Her Fears and Makes It To Short-Track Qualifying Competition + Jung Woo Suddenly Walks Again Without a Cane

Credit: tvN Drama/YouTube Screenshot

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Lee Yoo Mi finally accepts the help she needs to become part of the national team again in Mental Coach Jegal Episode 2.

The highly-anticipated sports drama of Kim Ban Di, Mental Coach Jegal, finally arrived this month. It explores the life of a national athlete who quits sports and starts focusing on helping other athletes with their mental health issues.

Boasting Jung Woo, who plays the titular role of Jegal Gil, the K-drama also presents Squid Game star Lee Yoo Mi alongside Park Se Young, Kwon Yool, and Moon Yoo Kang.

Here's what happened in Mental Coach Jegal episode 2.

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Mental Coach Jegal Episode 2 Recap

As Cha Ga Eul tries to qualify for the short-track national theme, an accident happens as her opponents planned to oust her from the team with the help of their coach. Jegal Gil witnesses the accident himself and calls Cha Moo Tae to check on her status.

Oh Dal Sung tries to put the blame on Cha Ga Eul, but Cha Moo Tae insists that Oh Sun A cheated during the qualifying round.

Jegal Gil sees how Cha Ga Eul endures everything just to make it to the cut and warns Cha Moo Tae to save his sister from suffering further because of her yips.

Meanwhile, the mental coach's client, Oh Yeon Ji, reportedly commits suicide due to stress and malicious comments online. This causes the Korean Olympic Committee to hold an emergency meeting, deciding to hire a mental health coach to help the athletes with their mental health issues.

Jegal Gil also reunites with Dr. Park Seung Ha, the physician who took care of him when he was admitted to a mental health institution.

Cha Moo Tae urges Cha Ga Eul to seek treatment to bounce back in sports. During her consultation with Jegal Gil, he tells her to give up the race for now and aim for the next event instead. However, she ultimately refuses to do so and stops the counseling.

After her encounter with his coach, she agrees to get help from him. He takes him to his father before introducing her to the No Medal Club, a place where ex-national team athletes with permanent injuries hang-out.

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Cha Ga Eul finally opens up to Jegal Gil and reveals what causes her to hold back now. After seeing Ko Young To, she gets scared again. Still, the words the mental coach tells her to resonate with her.

She participates in the 1000m qualifying race while following the mental coach's advice. It turns out that she also receives help from the No Medal Club before the competition.

In the end, she ranks second and makes it to the Super Final round. When Oh Dal Sung tries hurting her, Jegal Il suddenly walks and runs on his own again.

Mental Coach Jegal Episode 3 Release Date and Time

Mental Coach Jegal episode 3 will be released on September 20 at 08:30 PM KST.

Here's a glance at Mental Coach Jegal Kdrama's release date and time in other regions if no interruptions or changes in schedule will occur:

Central Time: 8:30 AM (September 20)

Greenwich Mean Time: 02:30 PM (September 20)

Eastern Time: 9:30 AM (September 20)

Pacific Time: 6:30 AM (September 20)

Philippine Time: 9:30 PM (September 20)

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