Massive spoilers ahead, so proceed at your own discretion
Hwang Dong-Hyuk’s Squid Game is currently the most talked-about Netflix Original. It’s enjoying the same amount of attention that Money Heist got last year. The series gave us a good idea about the harsh economic struggles faced by citizens of North and South Korea. The situations were so bad for the people that they were willing to gamble their lives in a life or death game to win a massive amount of money.
Let’s now take a look at the final episode events.
Episode 9: One Lucky Day
The two finalists, Gi-Hun and Sang-Woo are pitted against each other for the titular Squid Game. Gi-Hun wins the coin toss and becomes attacker, while Sang-Woo can do whatever it takes to prevent him from reaching the head of the squid pattern. Gi-Hun overpowers Sang-Woo after a bloody fight, but instead of finishing, he tries to quit the game. But Sang-Woo takes his own life so that Gi-Hun wins the money.
Gi-Hun returns to normal life soon after. A year passes, and he is now an unkept, hollow shell of a man. He didn’t spend the money he won and lives the same life he did before. After all, even his mother was lying dead when he came home.
Meeting the old man
One day, he gets invited by the game master, who is actually Oh Il-nam, the old man who he bonded over during the game. The old man revealed that the game was a result of people like himself wanting to have some fun. Soon after, he breathes his last. Gi-Hun gets the passion to live his life with the money he earned. He finds Sae-Byeok’s little brother and leaves him with Sang-Woo’s mother, with a suitcase full of cash.
When he was at the airport to visit his daughter in the states, he saw a new person playing the introductory game for Squid Game. When he realizes that the game is continuing despite the old man’s death, he enrols himself in the next game. What remains to be seen is whether Gi-Hun’s story will continue or if they make a new story for the next season. Netflix hasn’t announced a season 2, but it’s only a matter of time.