If you’re still reeling from the Squid Game finale episode, sorry, because there’s a theory circulating that’ll have you wanting to rewatch it all over again.
Netflix’s new super violent Korean thriller has fast become the most watched programme on the streaming service, with Squid Game currently number one around the world.
It’s not for the faint-hearted with scenes of graphic and bloody deaths, while it’ll pretty much change the way you remember some of your favourite childhood games.
Many fans are wondering if there will be a season 2 of Squid Games and there’s one theory floating around that could make it happen.
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Amid the blood, gore and deception in Squid Games lies a truly heartfelt relationship between down on his luck dad Gi Hun (Lee Jung Jae) and the old man Il Nam (Oh Young Soo).
They bond pretty much from the moment they wake up in bunk beds on the remote island and Gi Hun, aka 456, is seen guiding and protecting Il Nam, aka 001, from an awful fate throughout many of the games.
However, fans are convinced there’s more to their special connection and that Il Nam could actually be Gi Hun’s long lost father.
Several key moments throughout the series could easily point to Il Nam trying to protect Gi Hun, perhaps in a fatherly manner – especially as the finale revealed the old man was actually the creator of the games and held all the power.
In one scene, Gi Hun asks for chocolate milk due to his intolerance. When Il Nam overhears this, he quips that Gi Hun must have been beaten by his father regularly as the old man used to do the same to his son.
Perhaps one of the biggest clues is when Il Nam takes part in what is to be his final game, modelled on a Korean neighbourhood. The old man, who battles with dementia, repeatedly mentions how the area resembles the one he raised his son in while Gi Hun also feels it looks familiar.
And, to throw in a little bit of symbolism, Il Nam has the first number out of the contestants – 001 – while Gi Hun has the last – 456 – possibly suggesting that the game starts with the old man and ends with his ‘son’.
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At the end, Il Nam dies and Gi Hun is seen apparently heading back to the island to wreak havoc on all involved with the game for ruining his life. Perhaps he’s taking the baton from his ‘father’?
A season 2 is yet to be confirmed but it’s highly likely given the success of the first instalment.
Squid Game is available to watch on season 1.
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