With the disappearance of Fuyu’s husband, Itsuki helps her out in maintaining her home and Tsuki’s needs in the meantime. As they spend time together, the two find each other rekindling the flames from their past after they have finally expressed all the pain and longing they have been harboring inside their hearts. Meanwhile, Fuyu’s strict superior, Ro, arrives and challenges everything that the team has been working on. Will Fuyu be able to keep everything at bay when her personal and professional lives begin to intertwine? Let’s find out in BLTai’s recap of ‘ ‘Chaser Game W: My Evil Boss Is My Ex-Girlfriend’ Episode 5.
Warning: Spoilers alert. Read at your own risk.
Just as Fuyu and Itsuki are about to kiss again under the covers, they hear the doorknob click, announcing the return of Kou. Fuyu immediately hurries downstairs and asks Kou where he has been, followed by Itsuki, whom she introduces as a coworker who has been helping her with housework in the meantime. Kou apologizes to Itsuki for troubling her with their family concerns, which the latter dismisses as not being an inconvenience. As Itsuki prepares to leave, Kou notices the earrings that Itsuki is wearing and realizes that they are the same earrings that Fuyu has. Before Itsuki can finally leave, Kou calls her, tells her that he is fine now, and thanks her for helping Fuyu and Tsuki out, although his message seems to have meaning behind it for Itsuki.
In Dynamic Dream, Ro proves to be much stricter than Fuyu and introduces herself as the one now leading the whole project. Later, Fuyu and Itsuki exchanged messages on what happened at Fuyu’s household after Itsuki left. Fuyu tells Itsuki that she and Kou haven’t had a proper conversation yet and went straight to bed right after. Itsuki apologizes to Fuyu without context, prompting the latter to ask why she is apologizing, but Itsuki hesitates to say anything. Ro calls for a meeting despite the team being incomplete, as Ayaka arrived a minute late, and mocks her for using her children as an excuse. Itsuki tries to intervene and asks Ro to consider her words, but Ro continues to embarrass her, as does the Japanese working culture. During the lunch break, Fuyu explains that Ro is considered an ‘honorary male’ or someone who conforms to the male-dominated society or workplace to establish their status. Fuyu shares what she has gone through during her training under Ro, where the latter refuses to acknowledge the end of working hours, continuing to email and expect replies even during weekends. Ro would also give Fuyu impossible tasks to finish and even work on holidays. However, Fuyu wonders why Ro will deliberately go to Japan to lead the project when she initially has no interest in it. She continues that she feels that Ro sees her as an enemy in the workplace and apologizes that Ro might be extending her hostility to Fuyu to the others in the team. Due to the initial positive comments from Ro in their first presentation, the team tells Fuyu not to worry too much, but the latter thinks Ro will most likely ruin the game in order to undermine her.