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Crash Landing on You: Episode 8

Crash Landing on You’s very much so about two people healing one another. But as individuals coming from such vastly different places, whether they can be together or not is something that comes into question. Some tough decisions need to be made, and our heroine will have to choose whether to follow her heart or her brain.

 
EPISODE 8 RECAP

Dan confronts Jung-hyuk with the article detailing Se-ri’s accident, demanding to know why he’s willingly harboring a woman from the South – an act that could cost him his life.

Having already lost Moo-hyuk, Jung-hyuk has experienced the grief that comes with failing to protect someone he cares about. Death would’ve been better, so he’s going to send Se-ri home no matter what.

Seung-joon provokes Se-ri with a similar point of concern: does she not care if Jung-hyuk gets hurt because of her? Not one to be threatened, she remains unaffected but Seung-joon asserts that he’s just stating facts.

He steadies his gaze to meet Se-ri at eye level, drawling that if she’s thankful, sorry, or perhaps even likes Jung-hyuk, then she should disappear before anything worse happens. Seung-joon warns that she’s been lucky thus far, but anyone who’s found helping her will get in trouble.

In a thinly veiled threat, Dan vows that she’ll do anything to keep her fiancé safe, but Jung-hyuk wordlessly walks away despite Dan’s warning to not do anything he’ll regret. He gets an enthusiastic send-off from the doctors as he drives off in a borrowed ambulance. The GPS leads him off the beaten path, but he continues on despite looking unwell.

In voice-over, Seung-joon tells Se-ri that the moment she got involved with Jung-hyuk, his life must’ve begun to fall apart. He guesses that Jung-hyuk’s following a path that he’s never been on before. Quite literally, Jung-hyuk takes an unfamiliar road that leads him to the edge of a cliff, unsuccessful in his search for Se-ri.

Meanwhile, Dan purposefully approaches a phone booth, hesitating as she eyes the State Security Department’s hotline number.

The ducklings visit their captain at the hospital the next day, where Kwang-bum presents Jung-hyuk with his fixed phone. A call from Pyongyang comes through and Jung-hyuk answers immediately, thinking it’s Se-ri.

It’s actually a courtesy call from Seung-joon to report that Se-ri’s safe. He advises Jung-hyuk not to look for her and hangs up abruptly. This prompts Chi-soo to confidently spin a tale: now that Se-ri’s reunited with her “boyfriend from the South,” she wants to forget about them.

Jung-hyuk snaps that they’re not dating and have already broken off their engagement. However, the fact that Seung-joon was Se-ri’s fiancé is news to the ducklings and only fuels Chi-soo’s story. Jung-hyuk gets increasingly heated and yells at Chi-soo, but plays it off as if he’s just chastising him for his bad-mouthing habits, haha.

Min-ji barges into their room to complain about the noise, but changes her tune when she realizes that Jung-hyuk is Se-ri’s “ultimate bias,” agreeing that he’s a “babe magnet.” Joo-mok proudly translates that Jung-hyuk is Se-ri’s absolute favorite (cue the finger hearts) and that she’s fallen for his irresistible charms. Absolutely elated, Jung-hyuk fools nobody when he denies that he’s smiling.

It’s moving day for Dan, whose mother calls her out for looking sad. Colonel Go animatedly shares a story about his wife, who’d gotten cold feet before their wedding because she liked someone else. He let her go but she eventually returned to him. When Dan leaves to get some fresh air, her mom wonders if something’s going on.

At the villa, CEO Jeon freezes when he spots Se-ri and plays along when Seung-joon introduces him as Butler Jeon. Outside, he chides Seung-joon for breaking his promise with Chul-kang but the mention of receiving full commission with him out of the picture is enough for CEO Jeon to be on board.

Their first order of business is to separate Se-ri from Jung-hyuk, who’s bound to send her back to South Korea. As if on cue, Dan calls Seung-joon and they meet for coffee. She’s here to confirm that he knows Se-ri, that she’s not from Division 11, and snuck in from the South.

He admits that he knows her well but Dan doesn’t care that Se-ri didn’t sneak in – it’s what she’ll say when she reports her. He points out that Jung-hyuk will be affected, but Dan coolly claims indifference.

Seung-joon suggests collaborating, sharing that he has a plan. Dan leaves, but Seung-joon knowingly begins to count down and sure enough, she’s back in her seat by the time he gets to “one,” hah.

Newly discharged, Jung-hyuk visits an electrical substation and meets with an old acquaintance. The acquaintance deduces that the hidden villa Jung-hyuk’s looking for is likely connected to a special power line that leads into the woods. Jung-hyuk heads to the forest and follows the power line on foot.

Lying in bed, Se-ri suddenly recalls that hotels in the North are bugged and perfectly re-enacts the scene of Jung-hyuk debugging a room. She shows the devices to Seung-joon and CEO Jeon, who look uncomfortable when she warns them to be careful.

Se-ri declares a meeting to plan her return to the South. When CEO Jeon suggests the “confidential” method of boat-to-boat, Se-ri knowledgably explains what it is to a confused Seung-joon, but dismisses the idea due to the sea control order.

Seung-joon doesn’t intend on having Se-ri attempt anything dangerous though; he plans to have her marry Alberto Gu (his British identity) and fly home in business class. Despite knowing that this isn’t the real plan, CEO Jeon lets out an impressed “oooooh,” while Se-ri asks if “Alberto” is crazy.

Dan’s mother shows up at Jung-hyuk’s house, but only finds the ducklings. She serves food and soju, clearly fishing for information, which Chi-soo feeds to her without a second thought. Kwang-bum gives a verbal warning, but Dan’s mom zeroes in on her target and convinces Chi-soo to drink the night away.

It’s a snowy Christmas Eve, and Seung-joon has prepared clams just the way Se-ri likes it, paired with her favorite wine. Rather than be excited, she reminisces her simpler (and happier) clam-and-soju meal with the boys.

Seung-joon takes this opportunity to present Se-ri with a ring. He wants to get married for real – Se-ri may have feelings for Jung-hyuk now, but he claims that they’re fake and only developed because of her situation. He slips the ring onto her finger and asks Se-ri to marry him.

Jung-hyuk approaches the villa, taking the guards out one-by-one despite his injuries. Se-ri spots him through the window, recoiling each time he’s hit. She’s about to head out to help, but is shaken to learn that Jung-hyuk will face consequences (a.k.a. death) upon her successful return to the South. Dan has discovered her identity and will report her, but if Se-ri leaves Jung-hyuk, then everybody can return to their rightful places.

When our leads reunite, the first thing Jung-hyuk asks is whether she’s hurt. Holding back tears, she nags him for not taking care of himself. What’s he doing out here in the cold when he should be resting?

Jung-hyuk answers plainly, “I came for you. I figured you’d be waiting for me.” She puts on a façade and fibs that she can’t trust him anymore because his ideas keep failing, then reveals her plan to marry Seung-joon. He watches Se-ri intently as she goes on a spiel about how much she wants to leave this place and for him to leave her alone.

He gently takes her by the shoulders to ask if she means it. She insists she does, but her face indicates otherwise. “I get it, so don’t cry,” he gently wipes away her tears, and I’m sure he knows she’s putting on a front. They look deeply into each other’s eyes, seemingly communicating their feelings before he turns and leaves.

Seung-joon gives Se-ri some space, and she weeps for Jung-hyuk. The snowfall gets heavier and she worries that he’ll freeze, so she takes off in Seung-joon’s car. When Se-ri finds Jung-hyuk, she claims she’s only giving him a ride home. When she looks up at him with her sad eyes, he pulls her into an embrace that they both desperately needed.

In the car, she insists that they’ll go their separate ways once he’s home, but there’s no more gas in the tank. They make their way to a nearby school, where they’ll be able to build a fire and stay warm during the storm.

Chul-kang meets with the Military Director of the Central Committee in secret. If Director Ri is the setting sun, then the military director is the rising one who’s waiting for the right moment to step into power. Chul-kang explains the situation regarding Jung-hyuk and his lady-friend from the South.

He sneakily plants the idea that even Director Ri can’t survive if they turn Se-ri into a South Korean spy. The military director wants Se-ri brought to him alive before he makes any career-altering moves.

Man-bok reports that Jung-hyuk’s not at home, and the hospital director is held at gunpoint as he shows Chul-kang the surveillance footage that reveals Se-ri getting into Seung-joon’s car. Meanwhile, Seung-joon calls Dan and says that it’s her turn to make a move.

Jung-hyuk and Se-ri warm up by the fire inside the school. He disapproves of her fake marriage to Seung-joon, and she shares her worries that her existence will shatter his life as he knows it. Jung-hyuk denies that Dan is his first love when Se-ri asks, but remains silent when she probes to learn who it is. She tsks that she should’ve figured that he’s the type to have been single since birth, and they chuckle that he’s able to tell that it’s an insult.

Under the same snowy sky, Myung-sook finds Man-bok drinking alone, accurately guessing that he’s worried about Jung-hyuk. She reminds him that it’s just his duty to the country, and it’s not Man-bok’s fault even if something happens to the captain.

Man-bok reveals that he’s responsible for Moo-hyuk’s death, and that Jung-hyuk’s his brother. If something happens to him too, Man-bok isn’t sure he can live with himself. He cries that it’s cruel that he must let the ones who treat him well die, while staying loyal to those who don’t.

Se-ri finds Jung-hyuk asleep in an upright position and gently guides his head onto her shoulder. She slips her hand into his as he sleeps, dreaming of Moo-hyuk once again. We’re brought back to the moment when Moo-hyuk sent Jung-hyuk off prior to studying abroad. Jung-hyuk had gifted Moo-hyuk with the watch, and the brothers fussed over one another to stay safe.

When Moo-hyuk disappears from his dream, Jung-hyuk wakes up in a sweat. As the storm has stopped and the sun is out, Se-ri suggests that they either head home or to a hospital to deal with his fever.

Dan pays Director Ri a visit, but we don’t get to hear what she says. Seung-joon and CEO Jeon wait for their backup car to chase after Se-ri with, but they get an angry Chul-kang storming in with a search team instead.

Chul-kang attacks Seung-joon and holds him at gunpoint, “Listen up, you South Korean scaredy-cat. I’m not interested in money.” He needed the money to get to the things he truly wanted, like the power to kill whoever, wherever. Jeez, could you get more stereotypically evil? Chul-kang demands to know where Se-ri is.

The couple hitched a ride and make their way home, where the boys berate a hungover Chi-soo for spilling the beans to Dan’s mother. Even the young Eun-dong is furious, wondering what will happen to their captain and Se-ri.

Chi-soo blames the mother for torturing him with alcohol, but Joo-mok calls him out for being so enthusiastic that he even made her write everything down. Chi-soo then claims that he was targeted for being highest ranked and with the most valuable information. Kyung-bum, “You probably looked the easiest among us.” Hah, he’s not wrong!

In a round-about way, Chi-soo asks them to keep his blabbering a secret from Jung-hyuk, but everyone shakes their heads in disappointment.

Dan finds her mom curing a hangover as well. Sensing that something was up with Jung-hyuk, her mother had gone to talk to him. She’d made “the loudmouth” spill something extremely shocking and Dan, in anticipation, asks what she heard… but mom got too wasted and forgot everything. HAHAHA.

Mom finds the written notes on her arm (swallow from the South, two out of three meals have meat dishes, hair smells like flowers), but they’re not helpful. Dan asks why she’s so curious anyway, and mom answers seriously that she wants to know if her daughter is happy and if her fiancé loves her. Aww. Dan promises to marry him no matter what and live happily ever after.

Now at home, Jung-hyuk takes some medicine and declines heading to the hospital. Se-ri promises not to leave yet since he’s sick and it’s Christmas Day. Man-bok’s extremely relieved and happy to hear that they’re both fine, but receives another call from Chul-kang asking if the two are home. This time, he lies that they aren’t.

It’s the start of winter vacation for the kids, and the ladies of the village gather around to pick up their children. Before heading home, the kids are told to show their exam results. Wol-sook’s son cheekily says, “Mom, you’ll be very embarrassed. Will it be okay?” which leads to an angry outburst.

Relaxed, Young-ae shares that she recently hired a tutor from the top university to tutor her own son, Nam-shik. The mothers of the village are impressed, and Young-ae is ecstatic to hear that Nam-shik scored 100 points.

The problem is… his 100 points are a sum total of four different exams, HAH! I love these kids. Everybody disperses quickly and Young-ae runs after Nam-shik with a stick, stopping short when she sees Se-ri.

Over tea, Se-ri explains to Young-ae and the others that she’s just stopping by, acting unaffected when Ok-geum shares all the details of the furniture that Dan moved into the newlywed apartment. She wants to get them a present to thank them for everything, pulling out her shiny new ring when they mention that she’s broke.

Se-ri’s back at the pawnshop singing praises about her ring, backed up by the other ladies. To everyone’s shock, she starts the bidding at 5,000,000 won, which is way more cash than he has in the register. He refuses to take it, since it’s an item nobody else will buy.

Wol-sook whispers something into his ear, asking him to be more flexible. Whatever she said worked, and he agrees to exchange every item he owns with the ring. The ladies happily strut through the market with their loot, which even includes a baby goat!

When asked what she’d said to him, Wol-sook lies that it was nothing. In reality, she’d told the pawnbroker that Se-ri was dumped and not in her right mind. None the wiser, Se-ri happily clutches the watch that used to belong to Moo-hyuk.

Soo-chan and Secretary Hong discover that Se-ri’s brother and sister-in-law testified that the voice recording wasn’t of Se-ri. Since Se-ri’s already been announced dead, the police aren’t inclined to investigate further.

Secretary Hong later explains that the siblings aren’t close and that they value stocks over sibling bonds. Their only hope is Chairman Yoon, but it’s not easy to meet him. They end up staking out at a VIP parking garage, but Soo-chan reacts too quickly and ends up revealing himself to Se-hyung.

When Chairman Yoon actually arrives, Se-hyung blocks their attempts to share information about Se-ri and leads his father inside to take the elevator. Despite being held down by guards, the two make a huge ruckus yelling that “Se-ri’s alive!” in a last-ditch attempt to get the chairman’s attention, and it works.

Jung-hyuk wakes up from his nap and smiles to see a makeshift Christmas tree with handmade paper ornaments in the living room. He receives a call from an unknown number, and it’s Se-ri. The shakiness in her voice makes me nervous as she tells Jung-hyuk that she’s leaving earlier than expected with Seung-joon.

He runs outside and insists on looking for her no matter how far away she is, because they need their last goodbyes. As expected, Se-ri’s sitting in the back of a truck with a gun pointed at her. She cries to hear how anxious Jung-hyuk sounds and she tells him to be safe, have a good marriage, and live a long and happy life by forgetting her.

The kidnappers indicate that it’s time to wrap it up. Jung-hyuk begs her not to hang up as he runs through a forest looking for her. He stops to listen to her final words, “Ri Jung-hyuk, I love you,” and the sound of a gunshot resonates through the air. He looks absolutely lost, tears streaming down his face.

EPILOGUE

It’s Christmas Eve, one year ago. While the rest of the city is out celebrating, Se-ri’s team is in a meeting, away from their families. Secretary Hong complains that she’s too harsh for doing this, but she coldly asks why it’s important if he’s not Christian.

She’d said, “Let’s be real. It’s someone else’s birthday, so why would you go out of your way to celebrate it and decorate a tree? Why would you bother writing a card?” which is contrasted by the present-day Se-ri doing exactly all of those things with a huge smile on her face.

Though she’d thought it to be ridiculous to give gifts on someone else’s birthday, present-day Se-ri giddily wraps up the watch for Jung-hyuk. She tells herself that life is full of surprises and that you can’t really be sure of anything, which is when she runs into her two kidnappers and hides the watch behind her back.

  
COMMENTS

Looks like things are definitely heading into a more dangerous territory as we enter the second half of the show. I personally am just here for the hijinks and relationships built by Se-ri, and don’t care much for the politics behind it all, so I hope that the whole military power struggle doesn’t overshadow our main storyline as we close out the drama! The big question is, who are these kidnappers? They could be sent by Chul-kang for his political agenda, or Director Ri to keep his son safe (assuming Dan spilled the beans to him during her visit). I’m hoping it’s the latter, but the gun slinging doesn’t give me much hope. The constant reminders that “something will happen” to Jung-hyuk for protecting Se-ri is drilled into our heads, but Se-ri is in just as much danger with every passing moment that she stays in the North.

I really can’t get a read on Seung-joon, whom I’ve typically enjoyed watching as the aloof, flirty conman. I can’t tell if he’s pushing for the wedding as a big-picture scam to take more money from the Yoons, if he truly is interested in Se-ri, or if it’s merely just an idea to prolong her stay in North Korea. What was evident was how unfeeling and kind of scary he was whenever he spoke of Jung-hyuk to manipulate Se-ri’s feelings. While Se-ri’s an open book for us to read, he’s much more closed off and I’m really intrigued by his motivations (yes it’s money, but why?) and feelings.

During this hour, our couple proved that they don’t need words to communicate how they’re feeling. One look at Se-ri is enough for Jung-hyuk to understand that she must have her reasons for saying what she doesn’t mean. They both know that they love each other without the other needing to say it, which is how I interpreted the scene of their reunion at the villa. That was some of the most intense eye contact I’ve seen, filled with so much emotion. I’d credit that to the actors and their undeniable chemistry! So much swoon, my heart can’t handle it.

Finally, I wonder what significance the watch has, and what Se-ri ended up doing with it. Chul-kang once mentioned that the watch re-surfacing would be unideal, so what kind of secrets does it come with? Would simply knowing someone had his brother’s watch help Jung-hyuk expose Chul-kang and his truck unit, bringing justice to Moo-hyuk and all other victims? I hope that Man-bok will be able to help him out, since he’s the only one who could have left the watch with the pawnbroker in the first place. Speaking of Man-bok, I’m proud of him for taking the first step towards doing good, but also worry about the repercussions if Chul-kang somehow finds out.

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Oooh, the feels! Se-ri trying to let Jung-hyuk go by saying she’ll marry Seung-joon while her eyes say she loves HIM. 😭🥰

Totally didn’t believe her when she said she didn’t drive through that snowstorm for that hug. Girl, you’re a goner! How convenient that the car didn’t have anymore gas! For a moment, I thought they would have had to “share their body warmth to survive”, if you know what I mean. 😉🤣

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I had a Boys over Flowers flashback when you mentioned that "share their body warmth to survive"

I am seriously enjoying this drama!

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When I saw Se-Ri about to go the Noble idiocy route, I had to stop the show and leave it for a while...I felt so bad for both of them and couldn't bear to watch that scene at first. I'm so glad Jung-Hyuk wasn't fooled by Se-Ri's lies and that she went after him right away.

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Actually, it wasn't real Noble idiocy in that situation, but it was still painful.

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I'm glad the NI only lasted all of 5 minutes, then she was like he'll freeze to death ottokae ~

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I’m just here to say, I’m watching, and I’m loving this. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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I was thinking how this drama will the first kdrama for millions of viewer. It knows what it is and does it beautifully.

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That’s a really neat thought!

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I’m glad you’re here watching with us! Are you also watching RDTK2?

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You know who Kim Jung-hyun in this show reminds me of?
Moriarty from Sherlock lol. Cunning, sly, witty, and fashionable.

Can we get a spin-off of him? We can also add Dan to the mix as well, and the two can be like Bonnie and Clyde together lol!

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Junghyuk is a man of a few words, yet Hyunbin manages to utter all those unspoken words to Seri and viewers. While Seri talks a lot...yet Son Yejin manages to say what her character couldn't say out loud to Junghyuk and viewers.

What she did at the villa was noble idiocy, yet either Junghyuk or viewers buy it haha.

Two second leads are interesting. DAN has this cold facade but Seungjun can see through it within a short period of time. Even if they won't develop romantic interest later, I hope they can develop genuine comradeship.

Also Cho Cheol-Kang!! Oh Manseok is brilliant,but it'll be a pity if his character is just a textbook evil without any reasons. We've, by far, only known he used to beg on streets until he became a soldier. It's not a quite legit and compelling reason to be evil. Also, while it's understandable why he wants to take down Junghyuk's family (I guess Director Ri never gets any money or hv any dealings with Chul-kang), but we need to know why he killed Moo-hyuk, assuming that they were friends and knowing RMH, he must have treated his friends well.

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Power is that what he wants. For a country like North Korea, that is what he needs.

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Jung Hyuk’s “I understand—don’t cry” line was both devastating and sweet. He clearly can tell something is up and ends up leaving anyway after confirming that’s what Seri wants. Only to have her steal a car and chase after him. I love this couple.

I was so happy when Manbok finally lied to Cheol Kang but I also can’t imagine the villain only having one spy to keep him informed. I hope Manbok and his family make it through this drama alive.

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Okay, I loved this episode once again. The guy is just too sweet. Can I get a Ri Jeong Hyuk to go? 😊😊

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On other news... I don't know whether Netflix is planning to take a break after the episode on 19th January, but the next episode date after episode 10 which will air on the 19th is 1st February..... I really hope they don't do that

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I believe that's exactly what's going happen. Until February 😭....

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It's the lunar new year next weekend, which is also the Korean New Year. So regular programming takes a break :((( That's why the 2 week break till the next episode!

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We all need a Ri Jeonghyuk. Such an amazing man. He definitely raised my already high standards for kdrama heroes. We need more like him. Dependable, loving, respectful, supportive among many other great qualities... And of course it does not hurt that he is such an eye-candy, swoon-worthy man (thanks to Hyunbin). 😍

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@bbstl @ally-le @leetennant @katakwasabi @oppafangirl

Sneaking in here to tell you guys that I'm lying low for a while for reasons you'll understand. So, yeah, that wind you see from now on is my stunt double. I always knew I had a connection with Hyun Bin. I just didn't know it would come in THAT form.

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I’m agog 😮
I want to know EVERYTHING about how that happened!

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I am digging a hole and once it's done I'm crawling in is what's happening. Good that you are all happy though over my misery...the beanies on Discord were supposed to counsel me, but guess what, they almost drove me over the edge with their toothpick comments...*shuddering at the T word* So much for sisterhood. *BRANDISHES FIST*

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I hope you're comfy in the hole YY. I can comeback with mini excavator to make it bigger. Give me a call if you need me 🚜.

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I woke up thinking about this story and laughing 🤣🤣🤣

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@yyishere—I'll never look at toothpicks the same. ;)

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Shhh. Don't say THAT word. I am traumatised forever. 😨😨😨😨

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Your praise of HB was adorably enthusiastic. Have you watched actors read their own thirst tweets?! Manny Jacinto's (The Good Place), for example, were hilariously ... explicit and a bit intense.

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I cringed throughout, I dared not even read it, beyond the T word.

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That. Is. Just. Cruel.

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I seved pineapple slices for dessert last night and used the Tword to serve them. Sorry, it was unintentional! Lol.

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*SHUDDERS*

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How do you think HB feels?

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He's probably terrified. Wouldn't you be if I said I wanted to slot toothpicks in your cheeks? *Facepalms*

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Did you tell Mr. YY?

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@ally-le *WHISPERS* No. Maybe never. I may carry my secret to the grave.

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I wondered about Mr YY as well! Because I bet that Mr @ally-le already knows this story 😁

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*smiles sheepishly (@bbstl knows me)

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He said, "Thank you for the kind words. ❤❤❤".
That's not a terrified man.

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@yyishere: I apologize for sleuthing after your enigmatic message here, but my curiosity got the better of me. The fact that your fan compliment made it on the Swoonies show and Hyun Bin actually got to read it is SUCH AN HONOUR!!

I would have been on Cloud 9 had one of my compliments actually made it to him!! You're, like, one degree away from him now!

Also, I wouldn't be mortified. He still doesn't know who you are, and he's too busy to go hunting around for "that fan" who talked about his dimples. Plus, we have to remember that he does these promotional segments all the time!! I'm sure he has heard much more salacious things in his time as a Hallyu star, and probably experienced bolder actions taken by fans. You're totally within the appreciative-but-no-need-for-restraining-order fan realm.

I would truly revel in it if I were you! Enjoy!! I feel like you've reached the pinnacle of fandom fantasy - short of meeting him in person! 😍😍😍

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You're so nice. Gosh, I can feel my mouth curving into a brave smile now because of your lovely words. Sadly, some people here, whom I shall not name - you know who you are, you snickering, cruel humans - have delighted in rubbing the salt on my wound and PICKing on my wounds.

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Oh, @pineapplegongzhu! I realized this morning that you needed to be pulled into the @yyishere/HB vortex as his biggest new fan, and here you are! I see the whole story your way, I wouldn’t be able to wipe the smile off my face if I were YY! 😁😁😁

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I gotta say @yyishere, I died at that comment when I saw that Swoonies segment hahaha. I didn't know it was a fellow beanie! Was my favorite out of all of them! Thank you for your service! ;)

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Woahhh what?? Is that what the T comments have been about? I need a link please.

*off to do my own sleuthing now*
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Congratulations! You have written such witty words beyond imagination - I actually cackled when Hyunbin misheard suit fit as stupid 😂

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😨😨😨😨

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"... don’t care much for the politics behind it all, so I hope that the whole military power struggle doesn’t overshadow our main storyline as we close out the drama!"

Sorry, let's be realistic. Last time I said in the comment: "There will be one sad ending even the best screenwriter of South Korea can't work around: the North and the South has never been one Korea (and by the way, these two Koreas are still at war in this very second)." This time I would like to add this: with a love story between a North Korean man (and he is not a nobody, but the son of the No. 3 person in North Korean hierarchy) and a South Korean woman (and she is not nobody as well, but a successful and influential businesswoman), it is already a very political drama (their relationship parallel to the real North-South love/hate relations?), and probably we can't avoid those political power struggle. It is also partly because Jung-hyuk's brother had been died, probably in Chul-kang's hand, because of corruption, and don't forget as well the fight for inheritance in Se-ri family, which will be just as political. I guess we are hoping for having a balance story telling, as well telling them in an interesting way, but sadly we can't avoid those politics.

And by the way, how come you have omitted the «SKY Castle» reference? Nam-shik's tutor is called none other but Kim Joo-young, who select only one student every year ... sound familiar? I feel that it is kind of a tvN-JTBC rivalry is on-going (note that the best 10 TV dramas by viewership among cable TV networks, almost all come from tvN, but the No. 1 is JTBC's «SKY Castle»)

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That SKY castle reference was subtle. Maybe she didn’t notice it. I didn’t until you mentioned it here! OMO!

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Also, about the rivalry—I don’t think this meta is directly related to that. The actress is the same actress that hired her in SKY castle and here as well. Also, being the most popular kdrama last year, I’m sure this coincidence wasn’t lost on Korean viewers.

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Ha! Nice catch, @ally-le, recognizing the relevance of Kim Jung Nan's casting to SKY Castle.

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A Force of Nature
If Jung-Hyuk is an elite NK army captain who hasn’t known failure in his life even when he’s only going through the motions, I’d really like to see people try to stop him when he has a reason for fighting with every fiber of his being. He is a forced to be reckoned with when in love.

After he had accepted his own feelings for Se-Ri in episode 7, it wasn’t hard to imagine him fighting off all of Seung-Joon’s goons while injured to get to her. I think he would be willing to take on the whole world if that meant always being by Se-Ri’s side. Too sweet. I have a cavity now.

”Let go of me, I didn’t come for this”
My favorite scene was when Se-Ri attempted to drive him away by saying that she was going to accept Seung-Joon’s proposal in order to get out of NK safely. She intended to be mean enough to send Jung-Hyuk away (for his own safety), but I must admit her telltale crying made it all bearable since the subtext silently communicated to him her true feelings. Then, of course, when she comes to pick him up during the snowstorm…the relief on his face as he hugged her was PRICELESS. Play. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.

I LOVE Seung-Joon as a manipulative villain. The way he tries to seduce Se-Ri to “fake” marry him in order to get her back to Seoul was so BRILLIANT, if only because he didn’t have to lie at all. His logic and reasoning were completely sound. It just brilliantly played into his own ambition to marry her. He’s such a compelling villain, more so than Lt. Com. Choi - who I still don’t know why he has such a grudge against Jung-Hyuk’s family. I’m beginning to find him extremely boring.

Seung-Joon’s strategy is a lot more compelling and clever precisely because of its subtlety, designed to pull our protagonists apart (of their own volition) rather than Choi, where his kind of threat draws them closer together.

Dan’s mother is fast becoming my favorite minor character. Despite all of her crassness and nouveau riche proclivities, her genuine concern for her daughter’s marital happiness was so touching - especially after her espionage drinking binge with Chi-soo. HAHAHAHA! “Aren’t all swallows from there [the South]?” LOL. You can tell from the episode how much she loves her daughter and fiercely tries to protect her heart.

She tortured me with alcohol. LOL. Oh, Chi-soo. You are so terribly incompetent, how ever did you become a Master Sergeant?? He can withstand torture being beaten up by the SSD, but alcohol is his Achilles heel. HAHA, I love how the other Ducklings just rolled their eyes at him.

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It's so rewarding to watch this show because it's bursting with interesting supporting characters! Seung Joon is a fascinating antagonist. Con man, charming rogue, friend, and hopeful lover all in one. He filled me with dread but allowing Jung Hyuk to walk away from the house showed us SJ isn't a complete bastard.

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That Christmas tree (and the epilogue) made this Grinchy heart swell three times its normal size. Who knew Se Ri could be this sweet?!

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@tsutsuloo: Ah, the magic of love! I totally agree. The epilogues are fantastically done. It's obvious that the writer has a clear sense of the story she wants to tell, and how to organize it. I'm always amazed at how the epilogues give us a deeper and more incisive understanding of the characters or plot.

It was nothing short of magical to see how Se-Ri has transformed within a year, from a cold and closed off chaebol-businesswoman...to a warm-hearted exile with nothing (and yet everything). The fact that she couldn't (while in Seoul) understand the joy in self-giving love, which is what Christmas is all about, yet now started to do everything associated with "another person's birthday"...it just makes my heart sing. I'm so happy for her. What a gift Jung-Hyuk has been to her. ❤️

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I look forward to the epilogues. I love how the writers uses it to show a little depth to characters and add a new dimension to what we have watched.
We knew she was falling in love. We knew she fell in love. Well, she even confessed. But, that epilogue said it all. She is going to be so much better as a boss when she returns to SK!! She has leaned to find the goodness in people, to trust people and to love people. She has learnt to ‘care’.

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The whole epilogue with the Christmas tree was actually a Secret Garden reference! Joo Won (Hyun Bin's character in the drama) basically uses the exactly same words as Se Ri when ranting about Christmas. But then he happily joins his staff decorating the Christmas tree in his house with his love Ra Im in mind - just as Se Ri, who's totally enjoying herself while working on the Christmas decorations her heart full of love for Jung Hyuk.

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Ah, thanks for making the connection! Haven't seen HB in his sparkly blue track suit yet; I might start watching Secret Garden during the next hiatus.😉

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Seung-joon was so good in this episode. I was really expecting him to side with Se-Ri (in a good way) but completely forgot that yup, he is a conman after all. The way he tripped with Se-Ri's emotions was so annoying but he was actually being reasonable. Dan used the same reasoning in Episode 7. They were both trying to invalidate the feelings of SR and RJH owing to the extraordinary circumstances they found themselves in. It's almost akin to a case of Stockholm-esque syndrome for Se-Ri, falling in love with the "enemy". And feelings, after all, are fleeting. Dan and SJ offer compelling arguments, so it's hard not to get angry at them even when you're angry at them.

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Did anyone else notice the SKY Castle reference?

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yup I did! It so happens that the actress who acted as Senior Colonel's wife also acted in Sky Castle as Myungju (the mum who hired Kim Ju-yeong for her son who got into med school) :D

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That last scene. We know it’s not her end but still that scene was so beautifully shot. Captain Ri running desperately hoping to find her before it’s too late, realizing it may be too late, overwhelmed by that confession and realizing those could be her last words. Well done show!!
Am usually not a fan of such dramatic confessions but somehow it just worked here.

My theory is that it’s his father. He took her away to protect his son. And I hope the watch reaches the father (or rather hoped when I watched the episode) so he gets into the dirty politics and power trips to find his sons killer.

Dan’s mother and comrade Pyo!!! LOL. I died laughing.

I love every single secondary character in this drama. That’s what’s makes it interesting. i can’t wait for Seri to return to SK and join her original duckling(s). Oh the poor raccoon eyed insurance agent. Lol.

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Oh the poor raccoon eyed insurance agent

That poor bastard. He cracks me up. I applauded him in this episode. She's alive!!!

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The scene where Momy read her notes about swallow eating meat twice a day and questioned what kind of swallow would eat meat really made my day. So much laughter and also ❤️ are carried by this scene, when Mom's genuine worry is about her daughter's happiness (aw!). The characters are so layered that behind the surface of funny troops of ajummas, army ducklings and this hilarious mommy in law, they are all just human beings that truly care about others. Never believe I would say this about NK but it's such a nice place to live in, at least the place existed in this imaginary world. Seri would be so much happier bring here than in her suffocating sibling rivalry/ battle in SK.

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Seri would be so much happier *living here ...

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One look at Se-ri is enough for Jung-hyuk to understand that she must have her reasons for saying what she doesn’t mean [...] That was some of the most intense eye contact I’ve seen, filled with so much emotion. I’d credit that to the actors and their undeniable chemistry!

OMG right! 😭😭😭
That scene was so well acted, their emotions were perfect and I never thought that the image of someone leaving could be so heart-breakingly devastating. It's Jung-hyuk's resoluteness that drove the nail into the coffin. It was so selfless to leave when he KNEW she didn't mean what she said. Beautiful but also sad.
I love this show 🌈🌈✨✨

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@yuyuu—Your comment makes imagine what it would be like to have a handful of fans watching this while being recorded—like one of those "reaction" videos. So when Jung Hyuk quietly wipes her tears and says he understands, you might see the audience clasp their hands over their chest. Aiiiiggggoooooo!

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I really like how he said : I get it, don’t cry.
Also the last few minutes how he tried to ask her to wait, loses his bearings and tries to calm himself (and her) down by saying : tell me what you see around you, I will find you!

Jun Hyuk is the ultimate understated “action speaks more than words” beta male lead. He’s beta because he’s not the typical Alpha (I’m an ass and I know it) Kdrama lead that we are used to. But his is a slow burning charming piece of work that creeps into you heart like a vine. It’s how he is rooting himself into Seri’s heart.
I love it that our main couple remains rational episode after episode yet fall deeper and deeper in love!

The extra scene at the end for Christmas was really well done. Seri’s character development is beautifully filmed in just 2 minutes of how much her heart has changed and how love can change so much of the coldness and bitterness one can have. In the end, the show remains tropes of tropes and predictable classic drama but what sets it apart is the heart of letting side characters shine, equal development and growth for both leads and smoking chemistry between the two.

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Gosh, I really wonder what you typed and deleted . . . 🤔

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Ep. 8 has been one of my favorite so far. I don’t know where to begin:

- Seri telling JH to leave yet, her eyes were communicating quite the opposite. JH knew the truth and yet, leaving despite being in agony because he KNEW what she really felt. My heart melted and was in pain for both of them (round 1).

- Seri and JH’s phone call as she’s being taken away. JH wants to say goodbye ONE MORE TIME! He’s desperate to see her for one more minute and she is wishing him nothing but happiness and asks him to forget their moments together. That final “I love you.” My heart was again in agony for them. (Round 2)

- Her friends from the town as they were strolling back triumphantly with their loot was hilarious!

- Dan’s mom not remembering anything because she was too drunk. The way she was repeating the 3 clues she was given about Seri...especially the way she pulled her hair when she said “her hair smells like roses” HAHA!!

- The Christmas tree. Oh my heart!!!!

I cannot have enough of this drama. It is so well written and directed.

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That long embrace in the snow after she fake-jilted him, and she says, "Stop, I didn't come here for this." But he held on, knowing exactly how she truly felt.

All that cheese is unhealthy but we're loving it!

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i know right
Often in this drama - I hear my own OS “omg this is so cheesy I can’t, but i love it and I’m swooning” lol You can’t take this drama seriously but at the same time you understand the feels from the romance

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My favourite parts of this drama are the epilogues. Its' the scene where you can really know how feel the characters.

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Yes, @kurama!The epilogues are masterful. I also admire how all the flashbacks add depth or propel the story forward. No filler, no waste. I love it!

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By the way, I guess Seung-joon is not that hard to read. He is complicated, although, and not your typical antagonist (Chul-kang is, however), but for me, his intention is clear: because his engagement with Se-ri broke down some years ago, he grow to love her, but not as deep as he thinks, and his feeling is growing with Dan at the same time, so he is starting to care about her. No doubt he is a conman, so he always hide his emotion and intention, but if you just not read him in a stereotypical way, he is an interesting character--and I love Korean dramas are starting to get more complicate character, because those characters are making the stories interesting.

Another interesting thing of «Crash Landing on You» is making an effort to mock the stereotype in common Korean Dramas. Kim Joo-muk keeps on redundantly explain those terms in South Korean dialect and plots in South Korean Dramas is to give, in Bertolt Brecht's concept, an *Alienation* effect, which give audience a distance to re-evaluate those way too common stuffs, so that they see the ridiculous among them, thus the comedy ensured. Therefore whether it is a reference of «SKY Castle» or «Secret Garden» there is a point making there.

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each week the cliffhangers get more and more intense and my heart cant' take it. The chemistry between the leads is amazing and that last scene of them on the phone got me! Was I the only one yelling at Chi Soo?? How could he be so stupid?!? UGH I'm just glad that Dan's mom forgot, but I hope this information doesn't resurface at an inopportune time.

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Yes! That's what's got me worried -- when is that info going to come back to her?

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The last scene when Se-ri saying "I love you" and Jung-hyuk heard a gunshot, with the old song playing on the back .. ugh my heart!
Really, I can't complaint more about the actors acting, my heart always with you ..

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I replayed that scene over and over and over...Jung-Hyuk's reaction was so moving.

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Can anyone tell me the song that plays at the end of the episode?

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Do you mean this one, https://youtu.be/OeZcrvI0XfU The Song You and I used to Sing Together?

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Yes! Thank you. You just made my day!

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My pleasure!

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About the watch...I think Moo-Hyuk left it at the pawnshop for safekeeping. At first I thought it was Man-Bok, but how would he have gotten it? He couldn't have run to the crash scene to steal it after listening to the whole thing at his post in the bunker.

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That makes sense! Do you remember when the owner of the pawn shop said that the person who brought it don’t want any money for it?

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Thanks for the review!
I’ve mostly read the comments and would like to congratulate @yyishere for that The Swoonies compliment. Thought it was cute!

As for CLOY Ep.8, I was aghast when I heard that gun shot in the end. And all the Seri - Jung Hyuk pinning scenes...oh my dear heart. I’ve been a SYJ and HB fan for almost 2 decades now and man, I’ve never dreamt of the day that they’d actually be in a drama together. It’s like a dream come true! Total eye candy for the viewers. Both their visuals are amazing.

Anyway, whatever the ending is knowing that the drama writer must have finished the script, I trust that person. I was one of those gals that mooned over the cult drama MY LOVE FROM ANOTHER STAR

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I hope they give us a happy ending; hopefully in Switzerland where their love story began. I don’t see JH living in SK or Se-ri in NK.

HB and SYJ are without a doubt one of the best OTP. The camera surely loves them. Their chemistry is out of this world!

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The last scene made me tear up. As for the epilogue, clearly Se Ri has changed a lot since she came to NK. I really felt bad for Man Bok and I love that he did the right thing but I hope nothing bad happens to him. Chi Soo and Dan's mom, hilarious.

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Did anyone notice that when the ahjummas were discussing about the children’s grades, Young Ae said that she hired a tutor from a top university and her name was Kim Ju Yeong sonsaeng and that she cannot let her tutor the other mom’s kids too because she only tutor one student per year? Hahahaha Ring a bell? I find that reference from Sky Castle so funny especially when Young Ae is Young Jae’s mother who committed suicide in Sky Castle and that the tutor is also named Kim Ju Yeong! HAHAHA!

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