Squid Game, Netflix’s newest product, has acquired significant attention since its release in September. Hwang Dong-hyuk’s Korean drama is on the way to becoming Netflix’s largest show ever, with millions of households around the world tuning in. The plot of the show involves many twists and turns, which a person cannot understand by watching it one time. One needs to rewatch it to understand the hidden details in Squid Game.
1. Oh Il-nam isn’t the only one with a shocking secret. The Front Man pursues Jun-ho as he flees the secret island where the games were held, only to discover that his missing brother was the game’s supervisor all along.
2. The Squid Game is sadistic in every way, but another aspect of its cruelty is that it taunts the players with clear answers that they can no longer achieve. Take, for example, the bunker room where the competitors sleep. Every game was portrayed on the wall, but it was revealed in the conclusion when the finalist pulled off the bed.
3. Abdul Ali isn’t the only one who has fallen prey to the Marbles game. Oh Il-nam appears to be one as well for a while. He joins forces with Gi-hun before falling into a dementia-induced trance. The two players explore the game’s surroundings, and much to Gi-hun’s misery, Oh Il-nam keeps remarking on how similar it is to his home. He even compares Gi-hun to his son.
4. Considering the theme of Squid Game, the numerous deaths aren’t massive surprises for the viewers. One more thing which was unexpected is that most deaths are foreshadowed in some form. For example, he attempts to commit suicide after the game supposedly ends, losing hope that he’ll be able to fix his mistakes.
5. The dangers that players confront are not limited to the games. For example, the organizers plan a particular game, putting bidding competitors against one another by not providing enough food. The organizers knew it would create chaos among the players.
6. After the first stage of the game, the players vote on whether or not to continue playing. The vote is only successful because of Oh Il-nam’s vote of ‘in favor,’ but Oh Il-nam has other plans, already scheming to reclaim the competitors.
7. Another detail that is very easy to miss takes place outside the actual games. Detective Hwang Jung-ho infiltrates the competition as a guard to find his missing brother, In-ho. With great effort, he tracks down the files with the details of the competitors and goes through all of them. If viewers pay attention, they’ll notice the competitor files start at Number 002, entirely skipping Oh Il-nam.
8. Seong Gi-hun, the story’s protagonist, has flaws, but he also has a generous heart. That much is clear from his interactions with Player 001. Gi-hun forms an odd connection with an older man suffering from a brain tumor. Although it was a horrible idea, it frequently prompts Gi-hun to include him in his team-ups.
9. Squid Game is so fierce that the games move very quickly, with the details passing the viewers by a glimpse. Rewatching the episode, viewers may discover that Oh Il-nam was never targeted during the Red Light Green Light game.
10. Players receive their Squid Game invites in little boxes tied with a bow and holding business cards at the start of Squid Game. The true meaning of the boxes is revealed after the Red Light Green Light game kills more than half of the players. They resemble the caskets used for the dead’s bodies before they are carried to the crematorium to be burnt.