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Crazy Love: Episodes 15-16 (Final)

From the beginning, Crazy Love promised us two things – love and crazy – and its final episodes deliver on both accounts. But it begs the question: is it love that makes people crazy, or is love the antidote that rescues people from the crazy messes of their own making?

 
EPISODES 15-16 WEECAP

After luring Go-jin to a rooftop, the mysterious woman in white reveals all: she’s a former GoTop employee, and was falsely accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student. Rather than listen to her defense, Go-jin fired her. Devastated and overwhelmed by the storm of online hate that followed her, she attempted suicide and then vowed revenge when that didn’t work.

But she no longer wants to kill Go-jin – she wants him to watch her kill herself. Hence the rooftop. As she steps over the edge, Go-jin lunges to catch her… and ends up falling with her. Fortunately, he had the sense to call the police on the way over, and they both land safely on the paramedics’ rescue mat.

The woman’s story hits Go-jin hard, because he too attempted suicide after losing Soo-young (and everything else). Resolving to make things right with all the people he’s wronged, he asks Shin-ah to help him make his apologies. And he follows through, apologizing sincerely to everyone from Soo-young to the former secretaries.

Speaking of secretaries, Soo-young’s secretary (a.k.a. Dr. Jo) turns out to have been the real mastermind all along. Not only did he incite Kang Min to hit Go-jin with his car, but he also manipulated evidence about Se-gi’s sister, intentionally making Se-gi believe Go-jin was to blame for his sister’s death.

The truth? She’d been stealing study guides at the request of her boyfriend – Dr. Jo himself – because he was desperate for some way to save his failing teaching career. Go-jin knew all along that someone else was behind it, and only ever intended to punish Dr. Jo. But Dr. Jo refused to turn himself in, and blew up at Se-gi’s sister for suggesting it, pushing all the right buttons to wreck her emotionally. If anyone can be blamed for driving her to suicide, it’s actually him.

True to Crazy Love form, it’s ultimately Dr. Jo’s own actions that lead to his undoing. Having drawn Se-gi into his plotting, he lets his guard down, and Se-gi learns the truth by finding his sister’s phone in Dr. Jo’s glove box. Se-gi goes straight to Go-jin, and they work together to corner Dr. Jo and get a confession out of him.

Over and over, this show has presented examples of the concept that “hurt people hurt people” – and almost none of the characters are blameless in that regard. But what makes the difference between, say, Go-jin and Dr. Jo, is that the former comes to recognize and own up to the ways his actions have negatively impacted others – even those actions that resulted from his own hurt – and takes conscious action to make things right. Dr. Jo, on the other hand, continues to blame everyone else for his own choices.

Then Go-jin’s apologies set off a snowball effect, inspiring everyone else to start apologizing and resigning from their positions out of shame. Go-jin re-hires most of them, though, including Eun-jung and his former secretaries. I appreciated the one who didn’t come back, though, and instead found his new calling as a farmer – growing onions, of all things!

Even Soo-young apologizes in kind of a roundabout way once she learns that her attempt to protect Go-jin instead plunged him into despair. I still hold that he didn’t need to apologize to her for not realizing she was lying to protect him (because wasn’t that the whole point of lying??) but I can appreciate that he needed to clear his own conscience and get true closure. And at least Soo-young finally realized and regretted just how deeply her actions hurt him.

As an extra touch, Go-jin learns that both Se-gi and Kang Min called emergency services after the hit-and-run, giving him just that much more reassurance that the whole world does not in fact hate him.

And from there, it’s happy endings all around. Friendships and jobs are restored, and everyone gets to move on from all of the insanity.

Meanwhile, Shin-ah’s teaching videos have her inundated with scouting offers, and she chooses to sign with Yang-tae’s company because she doesn’t want people saying she’s succeeding because of her connection with Go-jin.

Of course, Go-jin is hurt at first, and his petty sulking returns until she melts him with an “oppa” and an “I love you.” He pouts that such tactics are unfair, but he also wraps her in a warm hug and eventually admits he knows this is the best choice for her professionally.

When it comes time for Shin-ah to resign from GoTop, she presents Go-jin with a parting gift: a mini hammer and a playful warning not to look at other women. Just as playfully, Go-jin quips that she’s not slapping him this time, but he’s more scared of her now than he was back then.

After her first in-person class, he greets her with a giant bouquet of flowers, and they take a walk in the park, where he proposes. Yay, they’re engaged for real now!

Then we close on a cute little montage of their happily engaged/married life. Thinking back on their entire relationship, Go-jin whispers that Shin-ah is a miracle that made him go crazy.

“Crazy” is certainly the word – I’m still a little dumbfounded that this finale week started with a barrage of trauma involving multiple suicide attempts (one of which was successful) and ended on a cutesy, romantic happily-ever-after. But am I dissatisfied with the neat, bow-tied conclusion? Not a bit! This was a weird, imperfect show, and I had a blast watching it.

 
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I am going to miss this show so much. It is indeed crazy and lived up to its name on so many levels. All the craziness got me completely engaged in the show and it was an emotional ride for sure - crazy people, obsession rather it be love or revenge etc. I loved how I got a taste of everything and it didn't feel disjointed for me at all.

On top of that, they tied all loose ends, everyone got closure, and we got a happy ending and a glimpse of their married life. The end where Go-Jin was thinking back on his journey with Shin-ah was just perfect .. perfect for crazy love. It was such a crazy ride.

Bonus, they ended up being up a lot of societal issues and points of reflections on how we should treat others around us. Super relatable, and sometimes we just forget when we become so self absorbed in our own lives.

Thank you crazy love and I am going to miss this drama and the cast!

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I like the ending of the series. I think that everyone found a little peace once they let go of the anger.

And wow, Soo young's father was the absolute worst. So does that mean he was also bank rolling Dr Jo in the gambling den's. Where did Dr Jo's money come from when he was doing that manipulation?

And I am SO GLAD they realistically had Shin-ah do a proper resignation and move on to another company. These shows take waaayyyyy too much liberty with upper management and subordinates still working in the same company and it being accepted.

Also, whoever the stylist was for dressing the character of Soo young needs to be fired and never worked on another series as a stylist again.

K dramas take so much liberties that they are unrealistic in how women dress in professional settings, but for Soo young, just...no. Absolutely no.

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I agree with Soo Young's stylist. Even as the CEO, her outfits were inappropriate. Its not gonna cut it in a corporate setting, especially the skirt length alone.

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Crazy Love had a lot of things I find captivating about it

- one of the healthiest bad bloods I've seen (Park Yang-tae and Go-jin). I enjoyed their bromance so much. You'd feel the love between this two. Park Yang-tae is a comedic villain played to perfection, I just couldn't take him serious.

- His apology to Soo-young was loving, he really cared for her. The closure it brought them both was due.

Crazy Love went melancholic this week and I found the apologies too much, it became cheap. He even forgave all the erring staffs(good thing I must say), still this roundabout change is too good to be true, close to a fantasy. Love doesn't necessarily lead to all this these chain reactions. Good one to the show for showing us Oh Se-gi wasn't all out for Go-jin's head, that's was his redemption for me. Taking Director Ma back was the creme de la creme of all the people he forgave and brought back. It'd hurt if she was just left like that. I would be hurt.

Still, to give us an offscreen wedding? Why?

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Of course the first thing any kdrama-dweller must do when he spots an unguarded phone is pick it up and start going thru the pictures. Nosey much? Remind me never to visit kdramaland.
And the phones don't have passwords or fingerprint sensors?

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Information sourcing through phones is an age long trope in drama land. What I find more unserious about this one is how upon unlocking, the gallery was open, at the very pictures that was Se-gi's wake up call. He didn't even have to scroll at all. Very very very convenient. Who leaves incriminating evidence on active screen, without the smallest protection available - minimize the screen?

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I thought it was because Se gi recognized the phone as his sister's.

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I really like how GoJin and ShinAh characterization improved from start to finish. They were all sort of cute in the last two episodes. I like that he asked her to marry him properly and the rings he gave her were an upgraded version of their fake ones.

The show did wrap everything up in a neat little bow. It was too good to be true in some aspects but its a kdrama. Segi was still foolish to believe a stranger than a close friend who treats you as a brother. He could've taken the time to investigate it more and confront said friend.
I like that ShinAh pursued her dreams to be an instructor. She is correct to sign up with another company. She needs her own space to be her own person.
I do like that Ilpum Edu's Mr Park has a close and frenemy relationship with GoJin. It becane playful in the end and its good that they resolved their misunderstanding.
I didn't feel anything for Mr Jo. I just felt relief that all GoJin's enemies are outed and satisfying resolution was guven to each.
I love Go Jin and ShinAh's wedding photo so different from the posters. I love their quiet moments together. I will miss them.

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I can't feel anything for Jo either. Ms Na Sooyoon was a more compelling antagonist than he was.

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This was definitely a crazy show - and I was crazy about it! Seriously, I loved how off the wall nutty it was at times, it made it so much fun! And huge applause to the leads for diving all in on the wackiness - their commitment to even the zaniest of moments really sold the show.
I also appreciated the serious moments of the show and what it said about taking responsibility for your own mistaken actions and bad choices instead of seeking to blame anyone but yourself, & also about being careful not to let your traumas ripple out to affect other people.
And of course I also loved the emotional moments. Really, I loved pretty much everything about this drama and I'll miss it terribly!

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Thank you, @mistyisles, for the weecap! Me, too! I love this show! Well, I already loved Krystal from the first time I saw her in Heirs. These last two episodes was just like tying the bow on the giftbox - sealing all holes so our OTP will have a happy ending - and I loved it! Actually all holes have been plugged, specially his friendship with Se-gi, the poor dear. I loved it that Se-gi opted to leave but Go-jin gave him 3 months to do his utmost for his father and then come back. Kudos to the show!

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Even though the humor took more of a back seat at the end, this drama still made me happy.

I honestly wouldn't have hired Director Ma again. Passing on confidential documents to the competition is just not okay. However, I would have foregone a lawsuit and made sure she got a job somewhere else. Besides, I haven't forgotten how nastily she treated Shin-ah.

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Although I haven't watch a single episode from this series...I noticed some clips that their engagement/ proposal rings are exactly the same one as in BP drama 🤭🤭🤭. Why on earth they re-use the same PPL in twice at 3/4 weeks apart? At least, put a different ring then (even from the same company). Aigoooo 😅🤦🏻‍♀️.

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I can’t believe this gem of a drama finished. I’m going to miss this crazy drama so much. I don’t think I’ve enjoyed a kbs drama from start to finish since jugglers which is saying something.

I really liked how things ended with each character. Usually when bad guys get their redemption arc it seems a little contrived but I liked how human all the side characters were which allowed their redemption to seem logical.

I was really surprised that the writer allowed Shin Ah to follow her dreams and resign with GoTop to sign with Ilpeum. It was very realistic and praiseworthy that they didn’t allow a female lead to be dependable on the male lead and to break away from him when it comes to her own character development. I really commend that.

For a drama that had a crazy and outdated storyline it sure finished in finesse, wrapping up loose ends and giving us a wholesome story. I definitely look forward to this writers future works 💕

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I waited until the whole series is over before I watched it and, boy, I wasn't disappointed. I've always loved a good whodunit story balanced with some romance.

The title lived up to its name. Everyone is CRAZY and every character motivation comes from a place of love--love for family, love for job, love for knowledge, love for self. It's not always the healthy kind of love but love, nonetheless.

I was never bored with the show because each episode managed to capture my curiosity of not just who did what but also why.

The characterization of No Gojin has always been consistent. He's a straightshooter to a fault. To him, everything in life is like Math--each problem is a puzzle and everything has a definite answer. It doesn't always turn out well and that is one lesson he needed to learn.

Even the way he tried to figure out who his enemies are (or the alleged cancer of Shin-Ah) was like coming up with a mathematical formula to arrive at the conclusion.

His approach to love and business is also consistent. When he loves, he gives his all.

The characterization of Shin-Ah is also consistent. Sure, she cowers here and there but she has grit where it matters. Her dedication and loyalty are unparalleled--whether it's dedication to work or loyalty to NGJ.

I also like that the couple's relationship has been portrayed as mature. Once they were past the craziness/playing cat-and-mouse, they are just two mature individuals who are in a relationship. There are no petty jealousies, pointless nagging, noble idiocy, etc. There's just mutual respect that they will talk about their issues when it's the right time.

Finally, I'm always surprised with how strong the cancel culture is in Korea. I've always been aware of it but it always surprises me when it's presented in K-Drama. And this awareness has always helped me believe why there's so much crazy in Crazy Love.

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