Crash Course in Romance (2023)
Title: Crash Course in Romance
Hangul: 일타 스캔들
Writer: Yang Hee-seung
Director: Yoo Je-won
Crash Course in Romance Cast and Characters
Crash Course in Romance Ending Explained
Does Crash Course in Romance Have A Happy Ending?
Crash Course in Romance ends on a happy note with everyone paired up, villains getting redemption arcs, and families reconciling. The characters are in a better place with all issues and conflicts resolved.
What Happened to Haeng-seon?
Haeng-seon decides to go back to school and pursue her dream of being a sports instructor.
She wants to pass her sports certification exam before marrying Chi-yeol.
Two years later, Haeng-seon is still trying to pass the exam after several failed attempts.
What Happened to Chi-yeol?
Chi-yeol continues to work as a superstar math teacher with a new assistant by his side: Hyo-won.
Chi-yeol’s eating disorder is also seemingly cured as he can now eat out casually with no problems.
Two years later, Chi-yeol is still a passionate teacher and is shown teaching lower-level math students in addition to his usual upper-level classes at Pride.
Do Haeng-seon and Chi-yeol End Up Together?
Yes, they end up together with no last-minute break-ups.
Chi-yeol goes viral after being photographed having a drink with his old blind date with many people posting mean comments about Haeng-seon.
Both Haeng-seon and Chi-yeol respond to this new scandal by buying engagement rings and proposing to one another (Haeng-seon proposes first).
The couple is happily engaged but Haeng-seon doesn’t want to get married until she passes her sports certification exam.
Two years later, Haeng-seon still hasn’t passed her exam so the two remained unmarried.
But by the end of the drama, Haeng-seon has passed her certification exam and Chi-yeol is thrilled, announcing the news to his students during class.
Crash Course in Romance ends with Haeng-seon and Chi-yeol walking down the street holding hands, happy and carefree.
What Happened to Hae-yi?
Hae-yi is abducted by Dong-hee but manages to escape. She is then hit by a car while being chased by him.
Dong-hee makes it appear like a suicide attempt by typing a fake suicide note on her phone.
Hae-yi is in the hospital in a coma and wakes up to find her birth mother has returned.
Hae-yi overhears her birth mother on the phone talking about getting money from Chi-yeol.
After returning home from the hospital, Hae-yi announces she will not be taking the CSATs and will instead move to Japan with her birth mother.
Ultimately, Hae-yi does not go to Japan and takes her CSATs.
No, Hae-yi’s birth mother leaves for Japan without Hae-yi, texting her goodbye while Hae-yi is in class and leaving a letter for Haeng-seon.
Hae-yi’s birth mother promises to keep in touch and not abandon them this time.
She sticks to her word texting Hae-yi about her life in Japan.
Two years later, Hae-yi is a pre-med student at university.
Why Did Hae-yi’s Birth Mom Return?
Hae-yi’s birth mother, Haeng-ja returns to visit her daughter at the hospital because she wants money from Chi-yeol.
Why she needs the money is never revealed.
Who Is The Killer?
Chi-yeol’s friend and longtime assistant, Ji Dong-hee is the one murdering everyone that threatens Chi-yeol.
He saw Chi-yeol as the only trustworthy adult in his life (and his sister’s life) and worked to gain his trust so he could protect him.
Who Dies in Crash Course in Romance?
Ji Dong-hee commits suicide by jumping off a building in episode 15 after Chi-yeol confronts him about the murders, trying to convince him to surrender himself to the police.
What Happened to Sun-jae?
Feeling guilty over the leaked exam that he believes led to Hae-yi’s suicide attempt, Sun-jae tries to kill himself by jumping off the school roof but is stopped by Geon-hu.
Sun-jae confesses to cheating using the leaked exam he got from his mother and drops out of school.
Two years later, Sun-jae is a pre-med student at university with Hae-yi and Su-ah.
What Happened to Hui-jae?
Hui-jae’s name is cleared of being the metal ball killer and he tells the authorities what he witnessed which helps the police track down Dong-hee.
He and his mother reconcile and take a trip together.
After the mother-son trip, Hui-jae enlists in the military and is last shown visiting his mom at work in uniform.
What Happened to Geun-hu?
Two years later, Geun-hu is still trying to pass the CSAT after failing multiple times.
What Happened to Su-ah?
Su-ah extends an olive branch to her rival, Hae-yi, when she returns to school after being hospitalized by offering her class notes.
She is empathetic towards Hae-yi after hearing about her suicide attempt (that wasn’t a suicide attempt).
Su-ah’s family is dysfunctional with her parents going viral after her mom caught her dad with his mistress and beat them up. Su-ah tells her mother to get a divorce.
After the time jump, Su-ah is a pre-med student at the same university as Hae-yi and Sun-jae and looks happy and healthy.
What Happened to Su-ah’s mom?
Su-ah’s mother faces public humiliation after she confronts her cheating husband and his mistress goes viral.
Two years later, Su-ah’s mother has a job as a counselor and is now paid to be a menace to parents and students.
She brags about Su-ah being pre-med.
Who Does Hae-yi End Up With?
Hae-yi and Sun-jae end up together.
Sun-jae confesses to Hae-yi while she’s in the hospital and she says she’ll give him an answer after the CSATs.
Two years later, Hae-yi finally responds to Sun-jae’s confession and kisses him on the cheek.
Who Does Geon-hu End Up With?
Two years later, Geon-hu ends up with Su-ah and is shown picking her up in his car.
Do Young-joo and Hae-joon end up together?
Haeng-seon’s younger brother and her best friend end up together.
Two years later, the two are married and expecting a baby.
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