Hoon-dong defends Jang-mi and declares that he loves her, and she sneers when he says that having a hard time because of the pain he caused her.

Hoon-dong totally jumps to conclusions and decides she must’ve come to him for solace and waited all night to see him, and grabs her in a hug before she can explain.

She gasps for air and reaches for Yeo-reum to save her, while Hoon-dong continues to overreact with promises to protect her now.

And of course, THIS is the scene that Ki-tae’s mom and Hoon-dong’s mom witness as they arrive for their brunch. Ki-tae’s mom is shocked to hear that Jang-mi is the stalker she heard so much about, and that these events were very recent.

(Agh, Shin Seung-hoon’s “You Reflected in a Smile” is playing.

My heart, it already breaks.) Jang-mi: “It’s all because of you!

” Ki-tae hangs his head and apologizes, but it’s no use; she tells him again to go, and this time tears trickle down her face. Please, go.” Lightning strikes and the wind kicks up…

Rewind to: Jang-mi and Yeo-reum have fallen asleep in Hoon-dong’s restaurant, unaware that everyone and his mother, literally, are on their way.

The contract romance fairy dust starts to work its magic on our not-a-couple, because as we all know, acting like you’re in love has a way of making you feel all the attendant highs and lows anyway.

To make matters even more complicated, a real romance comes along to threaten the fake one, and our heroine finds herself suddenly juggling three suitors all at once.

EPISODE 5: “Words I can only say to you” Today’s cold open is soaked in dramatic angst: Ki-tae runs out to Jang-mi in the street, and she pleads with him not to come any closer.

He asks if she’s okay, but she cries again for him to stay away.