The squid game: explanation of the end of the Netflix series | What happened and what does it mean | Squid Game Season 2 | FAME

September 21, 2021 by archyde

BEWARE, SPOILER ALERT. Starring Lee Jung Jae, Park Hae Soo, and Wi Ha Joon, “The Squid Game“Squid Game” is a South Korean Netflix series that follows a group of people who, in a desperate attempt to get out of poverty, agree to play a mysterious game with a big prize.

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Although it all starts out as child’s play, it is soon revealed that they are actually immersed in a terrifying and chilling fight for their survival. While participants have a chance to stop the game if the majority accept, the huge cash prize motivates them to continue on the track.

Among the competitors is Gi ‑ hun, a man who lost his job and his family and that he accepts the risk to pay his debts and try to get his daughter back before his wife takes her to the United States.

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Also participating are Sang-woo, a man who stole money from his company; Deok-soo, a dangerous criminal; Jun-ho, an undercover officer; and a young North Korean defector in need of money for her family and Deok-soo’s former apprentice.

Sang-woo is the first to help the protagonist of “The Squid Game” (Photo: Netflix)


Despite having everything against him, Gi-hun manages to pass the first tests with the help of some people. But each round puts the players to the test, not only physically and mentally, they must also grapple with moral dilemmas.

While several do not hesitate to sacrifice others in order to save themselves, the protagonist of “The Squid Game”He refuses to betray himself. After five games and the arrival of the VIP guests, Gi ‑ hun, Sang ‑ woo and Sae ‑ byeok become the finalists and are getting closer and closer to winning the prize and their freedom.

Meanwhile, Jun ‑ ho manages to escape, determined to reveal the game’s fraudulent secrets, but is hit by the men dressed in red and killed by the masked leader, who apparently was his brother.

When Gi-hun discovers that Sae-byeok is seriously injured he tries to help her, but Sang-woo decides to eliminate his competition. The next day, the two childhood friends must face death in Round Six or “Squid Game.”

Although Sang-woo chooses his own survival, Gi-hun takes pity on him and decides to end the game and walk away without the prize. However, the other competitor, who is injured and defeated, prefers that his neighbor take the money and help his mother, so he commits suicide.

Gi-hun becomes the winner, but when he returns home he discovers that his mother is dead. This added to the guilt does not allow him to enjoy the prize, but after meeting the person responsible for the game and seeing him die, he looks for Sae-byeok’s brother, takes him to Sang-woo’s mother and hands him a large amount of money.

On his way to the airport to meet his daughter, Gi-hun sees the man who recruited him, but tries to reach him only gets a card with a number on it. He calls for information, but they warn him that he must get on the plane if he wants to live. Gi-hun hangs up and returns.

The squid game: explanation of the end of the Netflix series | What happened and what does it mean | Squid Game Season 2 | FAME

Gi-hun won the game, but failed to save Sae-byeok (Photo: Netflix)


Although the last chapter leaves the path prepared for a second season of “The Squid Game“Until now, neither the producers nor Netflix They have made no announcements about the future of the South Korean series. Although everything will depend on the response of the audience and the critics.

When Dong-hyuk spoke to YTN revealed that the Squid Game planning took 10 years to complete. “I wanted to create a sense of connection between the nostalgic games we played in our childhood and the sense of endless competition that modern adults feel. There is an irony in that our most beautiful and innocent memories turn into the most gruesome reality, “he explained.

If a second season is confirmed, it could follow Gi-hun, who disobeyed the last order and did not get on the plane. It could also focus on the survivors of the first game, or show a new group of players willing to fight for survival.

The squid game: explanation of the end of the Netflix series | What happened and what does it mean | Squid Game Season 2 | FAME

Although the old man died, the masked leader will continue with the games (Photo: Netflix)

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Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my