Many questions remained unanswered at the end of “Squid Game”. Here is our theory as to one of the main facts of the denouement of the Korean series Netflix!
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Leaving several questions unanswered, the end of Squid Game makes it possible to develop many theories around the new phenomenon series from Netflix! Among those unsolved mysteries is main protagonist Gi-hun’s decision to dye his hair bright red.
Red has a symbolic color. Often synonymous with love, it also represents blood, and when it comes to hemoglobin, we can say that the series was more than generous! Between the killings perpetrated during the games, and the settling of scores between the participants, Squid Game did not spare us any form of violence.
The color red, however, could have a whole other meaning! A previous theory relayed on social networks suggests that the part of ddakji prior to the recruitment of the participants of the game would have the function of sorting among the players (blue color) and the soldiers (red color).
Completely unaware of the existence of these rules, Gi-hun therefore accidentally chose blue, unwillingly condemning himself to participate in the six deadly trials to win the prize pool of 45.6 billion won. A sum that he refuses to spend, however, out of remorse for all the lives sacrificed to offer him an existence free from any financial need.
Because he knows he’s being watched, and in a way he’s never really left the island, so Gi-hun may have wanted to send a message to the game’s organizers by sporting bright red hair, the occasion for him to modify his initial choice (he now has full knowledge of the rules of the game) but also to send the message that he has now regained control of his existence.
But is the message enough to regain the advantage? His short exchange on the phone during the final scene with one of the game’s organizers confirms that Gi-hun is still under close surveillance. About to board a plane to join his daughter in the United States, the latter finally decides to stay in South Korea, presumably to take revenge on his ex-jailers.
A track that could serve as a starting point for a potential season 2; nevertheless, it seems unlikely that it will see the light of day in the near future, as series creator Hwang Dong-hyuk has no plans to continue his story yet. But does the series’ phenomenal success really give him a choice?
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