Giun’s family photos could be symbolic
Gi-hun has a photo taken by Ga-yeong herself in her home, while her mother has a photograph of her with her family. These photos could be symbolic of how different Ga-yeong’s relationship with her parents.
A photo of Ga-yeong, Gi-hun’s daughter, can be seen at the front door when he returns home from the first round. She stands by herself in the photo.
Ga-yeong’s mom has a photo of her with her stepdad and mum.
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The two photos are different and seem to represent Ga-Yeong’s relationships with each parent. She has a close relationship with both her mother and her father but is strained with her father.
Have you noticed the coffins?
The coffins are identical to In-ho’s business-card box. Both coffins have pink bows and an exterior of grey.
Jun-ho is looking through In-ho’s room when he discovers the business card for In-ho in a gray box with a pink ribbon.
The coffins in which the bodies of the players are placed are identical, even down to the way that they are tied.
Why didn’t Jun-ho turn off his phone?
Jun-ho’s phone does not appear to be set to silent. His phone makes a camera shutter sound.
Jun-ho snaps photos of the files that he finds and makes a shutter sound.
This sounds usually occurs when the phone’s ringer is on. It seems strange since he should have turned his phone off to avoid any sudden notifications or alerts blowing his cover.
Would we have known more about Il-nam sooner?
A few clues point to player one’s true identity, as the organizer of the games. Il-nam gave hints about his identity throughout this season.
Ho-Yeon and fellow Squid Game cast members Lee Jung Jae, Park Hae Soo.
Green Light Il-nam didn’t seem to be concerned or fazed during the first deadly game of Red Light. He is actually happy to play. Later, we learn that he believes playing the games is more enjoyable than making them.
He seems to be very knowledgeable about the games being played. He talks about how familiar he feels with marbles, and how his strategy has helped his team win the tug-of-war.
Il nam is also very familiar with the area set up for the marble game, likely because he created it.
Il-nam is also never shown being killed after he loses in the marble game. The gunshot is all that viewers hear.
Have you noticed the discrepancy between the player files and?
Player one is not in the files for this game. While the 1999 binder had a player one in it, the 2020 binder doesn’t.
The 1999 binder had a player one, while the 2020 one does not.
Jun-ho opens 2020 player files. The first page is for player number 002.
Although it seems like a mistake, this makes sense considering that Il-nam is the organizer of the games.
Was Minyeo’s murder strategy foreshadowed before?
Two episodes before, Mi-nyeo revealed Deok-su’s murder method. Mi-nyeo’s killing strategy includes the ability to lean back.
Mi-nyeo’s strategy to kill is to lean back.
Mi-nyeo, excitedly discussing her team’s win in a tug of war talks about how it made her feel “much more powerful” to lean back.
Two episodes later, Deok-su is killed by her. She grabs onto Deok-su and leans back, throwing them off the bridge.
The most frustrating: Why didn’t they just look at the walls instead?
The bunker room’s game-foreshadowing murals have been there for all of the time. If players had made their beds sooner, they would have known what games they would be playing.
Mi-nyeo’s strategy to kill is to lean back.
The eighth episode Renewed TV Shows viewers giant murals painted on bunker walls.
Stick-figure drawings correspond to the games played and have been visible on the walls for the whole time.
Was the jacket loan a second meaning?
Il-nam gives Gihun his 001 jackets. This may be a sign of his win. This jacket could have a deeper meaning.
A jacket could have a deeper meaning.
Gi-hun realizes that Il-nam had wet himself and tries his jacket around the waist of the older man to keep the others from looking.
Il-name returns Gi-hun’s 001 jackets in return. This may have been a hint at how Gi-hun would be the No. 1 player at the conclusion of the games.
Did you notice their real-world stories?
Their interactions in the real world foreshadowed the deaths of Deoksu, Ali, and Sae-byeok. Ali’s marbles are taken from him and he is killed.
The second episode sees the players return to their normal lives and do something that is related to how they will die.
Ali’s marbles are taken from him and he is killed.
Ali steals money and is later fired by his boss after Sang-woo takes marbles.
Deok-su leaps from a bridge in an attempt to escape the debt collectors following him. He is forced to fall from the bridge by Mi-nyeo and dies.
Sae-byeok threatens the man she’s paying to bring her mother to the country. She holds a knife to his throat. Later, Sang-woo cut her throat.
Gi-hun doesn’t necessarily die the same way as everyone else, but his future is somewhat predicted. At first, he struggles to spend the prize money.
He rejects the money of his ex-wife’s husband earlier in the season. Later, he refuses to use any money he has won in the game.
It’s not hard to imagine that sums of money sound familiar.
Gi-hun asks the banker for 10,000 won at the finale, bringing back a moment from the first episode. It’s not hard to imagine that this sum of money is familiar.
Gi-hun asked the banker for 10,000 won during the last episode. He actually gets it this time.
During the first episode, he had previously requested the same amount from the loan shark but didn’t receive it.