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8 Tearjerking Lines From Amazon Prime’s Fleabag

8 Tearjerking Lines From Amazon Prime’s Fleabag

Besides its witty and charming appeal, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s play-turned-series Fleabag is healing all the while being beautifully heartbreaking. It follows the misadventures of a woman nicknamed Fleabag (played by Phoebe Waller-Bridge herself). Through clever jokes and perfectly timed fourth wall breaks, the two-season British comedy-drama easily captivated hearts.

8 Tearjerking Lines From Amazon Prime’s Flebag

The only person I’d run through an airport for is you.
– Claire

This line from Fleabag’s sister Claire (Sian Clifford) is easily a tearjerker. For the whole duration of the show, Claire and Fleabag exhibited a love-hate relationship. They bicker like any other sibling but they are also willing to risk everything for each other. In the context of this line, Claire risks losing a potential soulmate to be able to stay by her sister’s side.

That’s the very reason why they put rubbers on the end of pencils. . . because people make mistakes.
– Boo

Fleabag’s first season centered around her relationship with her best friend, Boo. Boo (played by Jenny Rainsford) is Fleabag’s confidant, the sunshine to her dark yet quirky personality. After the girls read horrifying news of a child committing a crime, Boo tells Fleabag that the child should have received a second chance.

8 tearjerker lines from fleabag

Being proper and sweet and nice and pleasing is a fucking nightmare. It’s exhausting.
– Fleabag

This line might not immediately tug at heartstrings but it definitely resonates with people-pleasers. In the series, Fleabag ultimately tries to act like everybody else but fails. Every failure of fitting in just feeds into her frustration. As Fleabag accepts that she is not like everyone else and that’s more than okay, she also begins to feel more comfortable in her own skin.

I think you know how to love better than any of us. That’s why you find it all so painful.
– Dad

Fleabag brands herself as a cynic but this line from her father (Bill Paterson) disproves that. What her dad told her after that awkward dinner made her realize that she is just human in need of intimacy and affection. On the other hand, their conversation can be interpreted as her dad’s apology for not being more present in her life.

I’ll take it.
– Boo

This line is another one from Boo. In a series of flashbacks, Fleabag breaks down after her mother’s funeral. Boo quickly comes to her aid. Fleabag, then, tells her: “I don’t know what to do with it. With all the love I have for her. . . I don’t know where to put it now.”

To which a smiling Boo replies: “I’ll take it. No, I’m serious. It sounds lovely. I’ll have it.”

While this line may sound absurd to others, it is more than enough for Fleabag and the viewers to feel Boo’s sincerity and comforting presence.

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I don’t think you have to be alone to be lonely.
– Fleabag

From Fleabag’s perspective, being surrounded by people does not automatically mean that she is happy. She believes that in the same sense, being alone does not equate to being lonely. Flipped in a different context, the quote assures the viewers that everyone is allowed to feel their feelings together.

I want someone to tell me what to wear every morning. I want someone to tell me what to eat. What to like, what to hate, what to rage about, what to listen to, what band to like, what to buy tickets for, what to joke about, what not to joke about. I want someone to tell me what to believe in, who to vote for, and who to love, and how to tell them. I just think I want someone to tell me how to live my life, Father, because so far I think I’ve been getting it wrong.
– Fleabag

This scene from Fleabag’s Season 2 might have been the most intimate. In this scene, Fleabag finally admits her anxieties out loud. She breaks free of her walls, baring her real honest self to the Priest (Andrew Scott).

It’ll pass.
– Priest

This 2-word sentence easily clawed its way as the show’s most heartbreaking line. In the series finale, Fleabag sits with the Priest at a bus stop. Fleabag, then, confesses her love for him. Before he could reply, Fleabag tells him: “No, no don’t. No, let’s just leave that out there just for a second on its own. I love you.”

And then, the Priest says the line: “It’ll pass.” While his response sounds brutal, it bodes well for his character as he is a priest. His reply also implies that while he cares deeply for Fleabag, he does not plan to leave the path he had chosen.

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