WARNING: *Major* spoilers ahead for Crash Landing On You! Don't read if you haven't seen the latest episode yet!
Crash Landing On You just wrapped up and we're still breathless over how GOOD its ending is. The plot, which follows the Romeo and Juliet-esque love story between South Korean heiress Yoon Se-ri (Son Ye Jin) and North Korean captain Ri Jeong-hyeok (Hyun Bin), has taken over K-Dramaland by storm (or should we say tornado?) and for good reason: The casting is great, the writing is awesome, and the quotes are so memorable!
Since we're all still nursing a hangover from the drama's finale, there's no better time to look back on some of the best lines in CLOY. A little warning, some of these quotes can spoil you, so better bookmark this for next time if you haven't finished watching it yet!
- "Sometimes the wrong train takes you to the right direction. It was like that for me, too. Throughout my life, I always felt like I was on the wrong train. One time, I wanted to give up. I didn't want to go anywhere. So I thought of jumping off the train. Look where I am now. I took the wrong train again, and a very wrong one at that. Still, you should think about the future, even if things don't go as you wish. I hope you arrive at the right station, no matter which train you take." —Se-ri, Episode 5
Not everyone can manage getting swept into unknown lands without breaking down, but our favorite girl Se-ri does this with grace. Sure, there were moments when she felt hopeless, but she kept herself together and never stopped fighting her way.
- "I have only been loving myself and hating myself and I have only been protecting myself and abandoning myself. All I had was myself, I didn't have anybody else, so this is awkward for me, having someone else that isn't myself. All along, I had you by my side. Usually, I don't get scared, but now I'm a bit scared. I'm scared something might happen to you. Does this mean you have become a special person for me?" —Se-ri, Episode 7
One of the greatest things about the drama is how human its characters are. This is something you get to see in Se-ri the most with how she handles things. Yes, she isn't perfect and you could see how her background has made her develop coping mechanisms that are not exactly healthy, but in a time when you're always exposed to too-good-to-be-true characters, you need an inspirational figure like her who makes mistakes and come out a better person from them. Oh, and the way she welcomed that change within her by opening herself up to care for someone else? That's character development, y'all.
- "I don't want to constantly look back on this day and be regretful in the future, that's why. I could've protected her if I'd been faster. I could have saved her if I'd done a better job. I don't want to be thinking like that. You know how miserable it is to live a life like that. On my way back home, I couldn't even breathe. I was worried I might have put her in trouble. If something happens to her, I'll be living in hell until the day I die." —Captain Ri, Episode 9
Se-ri wasn't the only one dealing with her own ghosts. This drama sets you up to think there is nothing that can shake Captain Ri, so this moment when he stands up for someone else and allows his vulnerability to shine is so beautiful and heart-wrenching.
- "You're waiting for someone, but even you think that you're pathetic. That's not love. It's an obsession. The love you once had has changed and is now rotting. You should throw it away." —Seung-joon, Episode 10
Here's our favorite second lead serving the perfect nugget of advice to Seo Dan (Seo Ji Hye), aka those of us who've felt ourselves slip away because of our "love" for someone. Seung-joon (Kim Jung Hyun) is by no means a perfect person in this drama, but if there's anything you can't discredit him for, it's knowing how to walk away from a relationship that no longer serves you.
- "I wonder which one is love. Hoping that you're worrying about me like I am for you and wishing that you're pining for me like I do for you. Is this love? Or on the other hand, is it wishing that you won't be worried about me, that you'll forget about me and all the moments we've shared? Is that love? If it's neither, is it love that I'm willing to go through everything from the very beginning just so I can meet you once again?" —Se-ri, Episode 10
What makes CLOY so different from run-of-the-mill dramas is it slaps you—sometimes harshly—with the realities of falling in love. It's normal to feel selfish about your feelings and wanting that love to be reciprocated, but Se-ri shows how loving someone can also be by wishing the opposite so that the person she cares for doesn't suffer.
- "Even if I have to worry about losing you every day, I want to have you in my life. Even if it breaks my heart because it's a dream that can't come true, I'd like to sincerely dream of the future." —Captain Ri, Episode 14
From being someone who had an innate fear of getting attached to people, this line lets you see just how much Captain Ri has matured emotionally. He knows that the chances between him and Se-ri being together are low, but still he was willing to risk his heart just so he could at least hope for the best for the two of them. In all relationships, you always have equal chances of losing and gaining something, and hearing him say this is proof of just how much he cares for her.
- "At the end of that long dream, I finally made a choice. That even if I go back in the past, even if I do for a hundred more times, I will still choose to meet you." —Se-ri, Episode 15
Who didn't bawl their eyes out upon hearing this line? Se-ri saying this despite everything is, for us, the purest and most honest form you can acknowledge your feelings for another person. No relationship can ever be considered perfect and you can know that you are truly invested if you're willing to accept even the not-so-beautiful parts of it.
- "I got on the wrong train, and that very train brought me here. It brought me to the place I've yearned to come every morning and night. It brought me to my destination." —Captain Ri, Episode 16
We don't know about you, but we don't think there's any better way to close this show than hearing Captain Ri say this. The story started with Se-ri boarding the "wrong train" and him being too scared to get on one, so to speak, and yet we see them go full circle by embracing what fate has brought them unexpectedly. We all can learn something from this—that sometimes, getting lost is exactly what can help us find something bigger than our fears and doubts.
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