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Squid Game : Here’s Why [Spoiler] Isn’t Dead (Theory)

WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Season 1 of Squid Game.

Jun-ho, the Korean officer who infiltrated the mystery island to find his brother, In-ho, was one of the most stunning arcs in Netflix’s Squid Game. He was concerned that In-ho would perish in the competition after discovering the game’s calling card in In-apartment, ho’s but the great twist was that In-ho was the tournament’s Front Man. Jun-ho was slain at the end of Season 1, however, he could still be alive and awaiting a proper confrontation in Season 2.

Squid Game
Squid Game

It all comes to a head when Jun-ho scubas out to another island and tries to flee after almost wrecking the competition. When In-ho and the game’s goons catch up, In-ho shoots his brother, who then falls off a cliff into the sea. The cop isn’t seen again, making it appear as if he’s dead, but that’s not how Squid Game works.

Jun-ho is shot in the shoulder

Squid Game
Squid Game

Therefore it may not be deadly, as Squid Game usually shows dead bodies or the real moment of the murder. Sure, the fall and water could kill him, but the fact that In-ho hesitates and never explains why he fled hints that this will be explored in Season 2. Hwang Dong-hyuk, the game’s creator and director, has already stated that he plans to analyse the game while working with law enforcement to keep it concealed, so this is a fantastic opportunity for Jun-ho to return, only to realise that the system he was a part of is complicit and corrupt.

What Views Want

Squid Game
Squid Game

More importantly, viewers will want to watch him and his brother go over the timeline and explain why In-ho left his family to manage the game. It might be for monetary gain, pride, or a sadistic hobby, so Jun-ho can return to discover the truth, as In-ho appears to be there against his will at times. Given that the boss, Player 001, is no longer alive, it will have much more weight, since In-ho, if he is truly a villain, may not want to relinquish his authority.

In-ho, on the other hand, has a dispersed staff, and given that he voiced sorrow after shooting his brother, he could’ve planted individuals to find the body and save his sibling. The fact that he doesn’t seem to be bothered by the incident and is confident in his ability to complete the competition is a huge signal. As a result, his refusal to be broken as a result of his brother’s death foreshadows a plot twist.

Written by Prachee Mishra