Ryoko Yonekura returns as the genius freelance surgeon Dr. Michiko Daimon in a special two-hour installment of “Doctor X” (TV Asahi, Sun., 9 p.m.).

Michiko happens to be in Kanazawa when national politician Aiko Ichinose (Kayako Kishimoto) collapses on the street after an intimate interlude with a man who runs away from her prone body. The doctor understands intuitively that Ichinose is in grave danger and accompanies her by ambulance to the Cross Medical Center, which happens to be the country’s leading institution for testing vanguard drugs.

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