I have a theory about it that came to mind yesterday after watching the 3rd episode with subs. Sekai-sensei has been kind of hinting around that anyone can be saved as long as someone else takes credit for it. This example popped up during the new episode when Takashina was trying to write his paper and Sekai said his name needed to be bigger and bolder on the paper. Also, slightly hinting that he could take credit for someone else's work. It got me thinking as to why there are two doctors in this hospital, heck even the whole world apparently, who only know how to do the Sekai-method. At least, successfully anyway. Why two? How does Tokai know it? Was it taught to him? What was the reason? These were the things I was wondering as I watched the show, because Tokai does not come off as someone willing to learn from someone else. He's all about himself, mostly. Because Sekai keeps bringing up the point about taking someone else's credit, it lead me down this road of thoughts and ponderings. Has anyone noticed how Tokai sets the stage when he's in the operating room during a surgery? He's the one in charge. He dominates the room, even when there are other doctors around. He's only stepped aside a couple of times to teach Sera-kun how to gain his confidence. Also, when he's using the Sekai-method on a patient, notice he works. The method comes so natural to him. He is focused, but it becomes second-nature to him that he doesn't seem to concentrate so much. Unless the method was taught to him a long time ago, I don't think the attitude he has comes from being taught by someone else. I think the Sekai-method is really Tokai's method. He's the one who came up with it in the first place. He has a vast amount of knowledge about the human heart and how it works that he doesn't need charts or needs to read someone else's words about how to operate on it. He looks at it and does the judging for himself. However, the reason the method doesn't have his name on it could be due to that x-ray he keeps staring at. Something really bad happened in the past, like an accident or something. I'm not sure about putting Tokai on the blame for this, but those forceps did not end up in that person's body by accident. They must have been dropped during a surgery, or somebody accidentally closed a person and left them in. Those details may come later, but I'm thinking Sekai-sensei saved Tokai's career by covering it up somehow in exchange for Tokai's own method. I don't know if that all happened, but I really like the idea of the Sekai-method being Tokai's method in reality.
Also, a brief note, I did like Nekota-san in the first episode, but then afterwords she began to annoy me. She doesn't have a lot to offer for the plot of the episode, but I'm wondering if she was around when Tokai lost his name on his own method, which is why she is the way she is.
Anyway, I hope everyone likes my novel.
I'm not betting on my theory, but it is something I'm keeping in mind and looking out for as I watch the series. Who knows? I could be completely wrong, so I'll have fun watching as the show proves me otherwise.