Squid Game Episode 2 Review
Squid Game Episode 2 Review – Season 1
Following the first game in Squid Game episode 1, Episode 2 begins. 255 players were eliminated, while 201 players passed. When the participants realized the genuine nature of the game, a few of them pleaded to withdraw.
According to the game regulations, everyone is free to leave if a majority of the players opt not to participate. The guards convened a vote, but before it began, the total cash prize was presented to the participants; it was declared that each expelled individual was worth a 100 million won, and that 25.5 billion won had been accumulated thus far, with the sum rising as more people were eliminated. The remaining 201 participants began to cast their votes deciding the fate of the game. Following the voting of 200 contestants, it appeared that 100 contestants wanted to continue while the other 100 chose to quit. With only player 001 remaining, he came to a halt, reconsidered his decision, and chose to end the game. Just before leaving, the participants were informed there’d be spare opportunity if they changed their minds and wanted to participate again.
As our players return to their reality, we witness Ali with player 218 also known as SangWoo (Park Hae Soo), Gi-Hun’s childhood buddy who, despite owing a large sum of money (6 billion won to be exact) and having an arrest warrant issued for him, assists Ali with a few of his troubles. Ali eventually got into a battle with his boss because his boss owed him money. One thing led to another, and we witness Ali’s boss’s hands getting crashed in a griller. Meanwhile, Gi-hun is at the police station, where he reports the event involving the game and its countless deaths. He was ridiculed by everyone. He had the business card of the man he met at the subway when he arrived at the station. An officer known as Hwang Joo-ho (Wi Ha-Joon) walks in and notices the card. Joo-ho decides to stop by his brother’s apartment after his calls had been ignored for a time, only to find an identical card in his brother’s room, one he had seen at the station.
That evening, Gi-Hun meets player 001 at a mini mart; both startled, they conversed for a while before returning home. Gi-Hun one evening on his way home, runs into Joo-ho, who tries to interrogate him about the narrative he reported at the station, but it goes south since Gi-Hun wasn’t in the mood. Upon reaching home, Gi-Hun finds a card stuffed into his door only to realize it was the same card he received from the man he met at the subway (Which essentially meant a second chance for those who wanted to return to the game).
As the episode concludes, we see our major protagonists arrive at their various pick-up spots, where they are picked up and readied to be transported to the game grounds by a
vehicle, They are knocked unconscious with a sleeping gas immediately they enter the vehicle, this was to keep the participants unaware of their surroundings and also to keep the location of the game grounds unknown.
The game pushes the contestants to face their own reality outside of the games, and everyone is informed of why they are playing in the first place.