Squid Game’s main protagonist, Seong Gi-hun (played by Lee Jung-jae), faces crippling debt before participating and ultimately winning the games.
In episode 9, a year after his win, he visits a hairdresser and to some viewers’ confusion, picks a dramatically bold red cut.
Squid Game’s director, Hwang Dong-hyuk, has finally revealed the meaning behind this.
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In an interview with Radio Times, he explained that Gi-hun is left raging after surviving the games and coming home to find his elderly mother dead.
Dong-hyuk told the publication: “[Gi-hun’s red hair] represents that he will never be able to go back to his old self.
“It is also a sign of his rage.”
He continued: “I imagined being him and thought to myself, ‘What is the colour that you would never choose to dye your hair?’.
“Then I came to the conclusion that Gi-hun would never dye his hair red.
“It would be the craziest thing for him to do.”
After watching the episode and seeing Gi-hun’s hair transformation, many fans took to TikTok and shared their thoughts on what this new look symbolises.
One viewer speculated: “Hear me out, the VIPs are past winners from all the way squid achieves (games) started.
“I think Gi-hun will become a VIP and try to sabotage it.”
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Another added: “There’s no doubt the second season is Gi-hun stopping the game after he saw they will play again.”
A third commented: “Or he’s going to sneak in like the detective did and get everyone out of there.”
“I think he’s gonna sabotage them and save the players,” added another.
While a fifth said: “Theory: He did not want to get on that plane because he realised that they know his every move [and] therefore won’t ever be free.
“Gotta destroy the system…”
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