'Crash Landing on You' Week 5: Se-ri and Jeong-hyeok's teary-eyed breakup just a prelude to more romance
In episodes 9 and 10, after breaking up at the border, and deciding that they will move on with their lives, both Se-ri and Jeong-hyeok cannot do what they promised. Now that Jeong-hyeok and Se-ri have met in Seoul, we are going to see more of them together
From the end of promo scenes of 'Crash Landing on You' week 5, it seemed as if Yoon Se-ri (Son Ye-jin) was kidnapped by Ri Jeong-hyeok's (Hyun Bin) senior official. Cho Cheol-gang (Oh Man-seok) is dead set on bringing Jeong-hyeok and his family down. He is also the man behind Jeong-hyeok's death and before anyone else finds out the reality of his underground operation, he wants Jeong-hyeok destroyed. Turns out however that Jeong-hyeok's father Ri Chung-ryeol (Jeon Kuk-Hwan), who happens to be a senior political director with influence is the man behind Se-ri's kidnapping.
While Se-ri is taken hostage by Jeong-hyeok's father, he has imprisoned Cheol-gang, in an attempt to find out Se-ri's location. It is when Jeong-hyeok's fiance comes to visit him that he learns of his father's involvement. In the meantime, the others in the village learn that Jeong-hyeok is the son of a senior official in Pyongyang and he receives help. He is let go off from the prison after which he makes a foolproof plan to let go of Se-ri.
Se-ri, on the other hand, doesn't realize that she is dealing with Jeong-hyeok's father. She thinks instead that it is Jeong-hyeok's fiance, Seo Dan's father. She tries to talk her way out of the mess and explains that everything was her fault. She even claims that she blackmailed Jeong-hyeok to let her stay in his house and confesses that she has now come to like him, in a romantic manner. When Jeong-hyeok's father is shocked, she tells him that it has been one-sided only.
Only when Jeong-hyeok's mother approaches her does she understand that she is in fact at his house. She sees childhood pictures of him and is even fed by his mother. She shares how she was treated by Jeong-hyeok when she was with him. How he had even made coffee for her, something that he had not done in a while. When Jeong-hyeok does manage to find his way back home, Se-ri is shocked to know that the man that she spoke to in the first place is Jeong-hyeok's father.
The situation at the moment is critical since Cheol-gang is still gunning for Jeong-hyeok and his family's downfall. So first, he convinces his father to help him out and explains that it is very important for him to know that Se-ri is safe. He also says that if something were to happen to her, he wouldn't be able to live out his life peacefully. So with his father and his team's cooperation, Jeong-hyeok comes up with a perfect plan to get Se-ri out of North Korea into South Korea. Despite their feelings for each other, the two have to break up and the time for that arrived in episode 9.
He manages to get her out the same way she came into his country. So finally, just in time to teach her brothers and their wives a lesson, Se-ri returns to Seoul. She arrives at Seri's Choice, the company that she built from the ground up just when one of her sisters-in-law tries to take control of the company and Se-ri manages to deal with the aftermath of her death being officiated without breaking a sweat. She busies herself with work to ensure that she doesn't remember Jeong-hyeok and tries to remind herself that her place is in Seoul. Jeong-hyeok also busies himself with proving Cheol-gang's crimes and getting him punished by law. However, neither of them succeed in forgetting the other.
After breaking up at the border, and deciding that they will move on with their lives, both Se-ri and Jeong-hyeok cannot do what they promised. So when Cheol-gang escapes from custody by using the same trucks that he used to kill people including Jeong-hyeok's brother, there is nothing that the young soldier can do. Instead, he receives a phone call from Cheol-gang who warns Jeong-hyeok and says that Se-ri is not going to live her life as peacefully as he had expected.
Jeong-hyeok, who is clearly in love with Se-ri leaves to Seoul immediately in an attempt to capture Cheol-gang and keep Se-ri safe. Jeong-hyeok's father learns of this and in an attempt to keep his son safe and get him to return where he belongs, he sends Jeong-hyeok's team to Seoul undercover. Now that Jeong-hyeok and Se-ri have met in Seoul, we are going to see more of them together, and despite that emotional breakup, there is going to be more romance amid action in the upcoming episodes.
The upcoming week's episodes can be streamed on Saturday and Sunday on Netflix.