Hwang Dong-hyuk, the creator of Squid Game, reveals why Gi-hun didn’t board the plane in the conclusion. Hwang is the writer and director of the South Korean survival series in addition to producing it. It follows a group of depressed people as they are persuaded by a secret organisation to play dangerous variations of children’s games in exchange for a large sum of money. Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, Wi Ha-joon, Jung Ho-yeon, O Yeong-su, Heo Sung-tae, Anupam Tripathi, and Kim Joo-ryoung star in Squid Game, which also features a number of South Korean performers.
Squid Game Has Become Netflix’s Most Popular Show
Squid Game has become Netflix’s most popular show since its September premiere. As a result of its success, a number of questions about the thriller’s future have arisen. After winning the game and being given the opportunity to start over in America, Gi-hun (Lee) decides to return to Seoul in order to expose the secret group behind the titular tournament.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Hwang discussed the show’s genesis, the possibility of a second season, and the show’s real-life influences. In particular, when it comes to the thriller’s enigmatic ending and the topic of why Gi-hun didn’t board the plane in the last scene, the creator explained that the decision isn’t always about the character seeking retribution. The concluding scene, as articulated by Hwang, could indicate Gi- hun’s determination to confront the system rather than return to being a member of a competitive society. Hwang’s full quote is included below.
It’s true that season one ended in an open-ended way, but I actually thought that this could be good closure for the whole story too. season one ends with Gi-hun turning back and not getting on the plane to the States. And that was, in fact, my way of communicating the message that you should not be dragged along by the competitive flow of society, but that you should start thinking about who has created the whole system — and whether there is some potential for you to turn back and face it. So it’s not necessarily Gi-hun turning back to get revenge. It could actually be interpreted as him making a very on the spot eye contact with what is truly going on in the bigger picture. So I thought that might be a good simple, but ambiguous, way to end the story for Gi-hun.
One Lucky Day
Several scenes in “One Lucky Day” lead up the final moments of Squid Game. His ultimate showdown with Il-nam exemplifies this (The Old Man). Gi-hun is anxious to prove The Old Man incorrect in that hospital room, as the two make a bet to discover if kindness and humanity overcome more selfish and wicked tendencies. To put it another way, he’s keen to prove something to one of the competition’s masterminds. Gi-hun’s perspective transforms when he encounters The Recruiter again, despite the fact that he has boarded his flight to the United States. It’s a sobering reminder that the games will go on, and others will suffer and die for no other reason than that they are struggling.
It is, in some ways, a happy ending. While some viewers have complained that Squid Game would be better as a stand-alone series, it would have been dismal if Gi-hun boarded the plane without a finale that left the door open for season 2. The character is a shadow of his former self by the time he wins. He’s dejected, quiet, and aimless. In its own sense, refusing to return to society is positive.