25 Sense8 quotes that die-hard fans should know by heart

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6. “Death doesn’t let you say goodbye.”

When Riley returns to Iceland after her self-imposed exile in London it’s hard for her to let go of the past. Iceland holds a lot of painful memories for Riley, and as much as she’s happy to see her father again, the same demons haunt Riley. Yrsa is a sensate who used her influence to scare Riley away, and when Riley returns she is once again bothered by Yrsa.

While Riley visits her husband and daughter’s grave, she’s joined by Capheus. Riley is unable to move on, and she tells Capheus that their deaths carved holes in her life; in her heart; in her future.

This quote makes the top ten list because Riley’s loss is encompassed in this one quote. We have all experienced loss, and sometimes we even allow our losses to freeze any kind of forward momentum in our life.

When we meet Riley, she is unable to move on with her life. She is living in fear of the future and can’t move on. Riley shows how us how our fear of forgetting those we’ve lost keeps us from moving on with our lives.

While we spend most of season 1 wondering what happened to Riley, we recognize her grief. Death doesn’t let you say goodbye, but with love and supportive people, a new normal is possible.