'Was it Love' Episode 5: Yeon-woo manages to confess his love to Ae-jeong but Dae-o ends up sabotaging it

'Was it Love' Episode 5 begins right where we left Ae-jeong - being manhandled by Yeon-woo and Dae-o, each of whom try to play tug of war with her


                            'Was it Love' Episode 5: Yeon-woo manages to confess his love to Ae-jeong but Dae-o ends up sabotaging it
Yeon-woo and Ae-jeong (JTBC)
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'Was it Love' Episode 5 began with Ae-jeong (Song Ji-hyo) finally getting a hold of herself as she tries to tell both Yeon-woo (Koo Ja-Sung) and Dae-o (Son Ho-jun) to mind their own business. She starts by telling Yeon-woo that whatever is going on between her and Dae-o is her own business. She sends him on his way and shows him that he doesn't have to be a knight in shining armor for her. She then puts Dae-o in his place by telling him that who her husband is or the fact that he is dead has nothing to do with him. She doesn't reveal to him that she has always been a single mother.

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Instead, she tells him to stay away from her personal business and to not assume anything about her husband as it is demeaning. She arrives at the classroom in time to see Ryu Jin give the guest lecture that was supposed to be given by author Cheon Eok-man - who is actually Dae-o. She is shocked but also happy that she could finally get in touch with him after trying so hard; and she also manages to convince him to be a part of her film which will be directed by Dae-o. 

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Ae-jeong doesn't realize that it is her daughter Ha-nee who invited Ryu Jin and it is her daughter who Ryu Jin is interested in. For now, he believes that Ha-nee could very well be his daughter and Ha-nee also believes the same. She does call him Ajhussi (Mr), because Ha-nee wants to confirm who her father is and not assume that it is Ryu Jin. Considering her mother's relationship with Yeon-woo, she is still confused about who between the two is her father. She is not aware of the connection between Dae-o and Ae-jeong yet, and it would be interesting to see what happens when she does learn about her mother's ex-boyfriend. 

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Ryu Jin, Dae-o and Pa-do in 'Was it Love' Episode 5. (JTBC)

For now, Ae-jeong has successfully got the lead actor, director, and financer onboard her project. However, when Ryu Jin's agency learns that he is giving up the opportunity to go to Hollywood for Ae-jeong's project, a brand new obstacle arises in Ae-jeong's path. She now has to ensure that the female lead is picked from the list that Ms. Song, the CEO of Ryu Jin's agency, has provided. If she fails to do so, she would have to pay for Ryu Jin breaking his contract with the Hollywood film's production. 

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The actor that she decides to sign on -- Joo Ah-rin -- turns out to have a connection from the past with Dae-o, and it goes back to his school days and this can add conflict into the equation that Ryu Jin, Dae-o and Ae-jeong have already built by being a part of the project. Yet, Dae-o helps her with casting Ah-rin and it is when he wants to give this good news to Ae-jeong that he sees Yeon-woo and Ae-jeong at a bus stop after they have watched a movie. It is at this time that Yeon-woo has finally gathered the courage to confess to Ae-jeong about how he felt 15 years ago and continues to feel still.

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Dae-o watching Yeon-woo and Ae-jeong from his car in 'Was it Love' Episode 5. (JTBC)

Ae-jeong is caught by surprise, but before Yeon-woo could complete what he was saying, Dae-o tries to splash both of them as he drives past them. The brat that he is, Dae-o tries to sabotage any time that Yeon-woo spends with Ae-jeong. Where is this jealousy and possessiveness leading Dae-o?

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New episodes of 'Was it Love?' will air on JTBC at 9:30 pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays and will be available to stream on Netflix.