Squid Game s01e09 Episode Script

One Lucky Day

EPISODE 9 ONE LUCKY DAY Player 218 and Player 456, welcome to the final game.
Before we begin, we'll flip a coin to decide who plays offense or defense.
Please choose a shape.
Triangle or square.
It's triangle.
Please choose either offense or defense.
Player 456 will play offense.
Player 218 will defend.
For the final game, you'll both be playing Squid Game.
Squid Game.
What an odd name.
It was originally a children's game - that was played in Korea many years ago.
- Hmm.
Let me explain the rules of Squid Game.
One, the attacker must enter the squid shape court, run past the defense, and then tap the area inside the squid's head with his foot to secure the win.
Two, the defender must block the attacker's advance and force them outside of the court's bounds in order to win.
Three, if a situation arises, in which either player is unable to continue playing the game, the last one standing will be the winner.
A player's unable to continue.
Could you explain that? That would be referring to the player's death.
And now, with that, let the game begin.
Among all the games that kids played back then, it was the most physical and violent.
So any kind of violence is allowed? Sure.
There are no restrictions.
Why is he hopping on one foot? The attacker is given a handicap.
He can only hop on one foot until he crosses the squid's neck.
Oh, so the defender tries to block him.
That's the first challenge of this game.
We always used to play this as kids.
When we cross do you remember what we used to call it? Shut up.
Who cares about all that? Inspector royal.
"Inspector royal," we called it.
It sounds so romantic.
What's it mean? "Good rain knows the best time to fall.
" Du Fu.
I put an end to her suffering.
You know she would have died anyway.
That's bullshit.
Stop lying.
She could've survived.
They would've treated her.
I know what you're like, okay? You're the reason that I had to kill her.
I knew you two would stop all this, so she didn't die in there.
Was that it? You killed someone because this might end? Yeah! You and that girl would have been the majority you needed to get out! Going home without a single cent.
I couldn't do that! She's the one who stopped me.
'Cause I was gonna kill you with this.
It's over.
I won't let you leave here with that money.
You bastard! Die! Die! Get up! Get up! Get up! You recognized it? It's the damn place where they made us play Red Light, Green Light.
So many people played with us, but now they're dead.
Everyone except for us, Gi-hun.
We we've already come too far to end this now.
So it was you that killed them.
You you killed everyone! You killed them.
You're the one who killed them.
This game is over.
Yep, that about wraps it up.
I can't.
I wanna end here.
What is he doing? - What the hell? - What's going on? Clause Three of the agreement.
The players are able to end the game when the majority agrees.
So if we both give up now, you have to end it, right? Player 456 wants to stop the game.
He's giving up the prize money right right here at the very edge of victory? No fucking way.
I just thought how they used to call our names when our moms had made supper for us.
That won't happen again.
Let's go.
Let's go together.
I'm sorry.
Sang-woo! Sang-woo Gi-hun.
No, Sang-woo.
Don't talk.
- My mother, go help her.
- Don't talk, Sang-woo.
You have to help her.
Ah No.
Don't Sang-woo, don't Oh, no! No! Sang-woo, no You should celebrate.
That was quite the game there.
Why? Why did you do it? How can you? You bet on horses.
It's the same here but we bet on humans.
You're our horses.
I did not expect you to finish your race.
Who are you? It was a dream.
Just think of it that way.
And it really wasn't a bad one for you, either.
Who are you? Who are you? Who are you? Who are you? Who are Believe in Jesus or burn in Hell! You fool who deny the Lord's existence, repent now! The day of judgment is upon us! Followers go to Heaven, non-believers burn in Hell! The only thing waiting for you in the afterlife will be fire and pain! Let us repent and kneel down before the Lord! Save yourself from Hell by making Jesus your lord! BELIEVE IN JESUS Jesus.
Praise the Lord.
Checking your IC card information.
WITHDRAWAL Please select the amount you would like to withdraw.
10,000 WON ENTER YOUR 4-DIGIT PIN Counting the bills.
Sorry, please wait a moment.
Please take your cash.
BALANCE: 45,599,990,000 WON Gi-hun! Are you What happened? What's going on? Did you get into another fight while drinking? Hold on.
Wait right here.
Here's some mackerel.
I know your mother may want it.
She came down with something, I think.
She hasn't come out to work.
And it's been a few days since she's answered her phone.
I should've stopped by to check on her.
I just don't know what's wrong with me.
I mean, I, uh It's all right.
Give your mom any cash you got.
She needs it more than I do.
By any chance have you heard anything recently from Sang-woo? Never mind.
You should go.
Hey, Ma.
I'm home.
Hey, Ma.
Mom, are you asleep? Hey, Ma.
Mom, I'm home.
Come on.
I came home, Ma.
Hey, Ma.
Just, just open your eyes.
Come on.
I'm home now, Mom.
I got some money for us now.
1 YEAR LATER We've got a real barista working for us here, and he can make you a cup as well.
I'm not sure if you'd like it that much.
Why am I here to see you? Uh, sorry, you had to take the trip here.
I wanted to have a car sent out to you, but Why am I here? What's wrong? Uh, well So you see, you created your account here quite a while ago and and you haven't made that much effort to contact us since.
What do you mean? Did I do something wrong? Huh? Uh, uh, no.
It's nothing like that, sir.
Uh, you've got all your money set up in a normal savings account.
You weren't earning all that much interest on it.
And recently, our bank began offering these consultations for VIPs looking to expand their financial assets.
I wanted to let you know that we're here to help.
I'm sure you're keeping busy.
I just wanted to say Oh.
I'm sorry.
Did I offend you? Could you help me out with something else? Okay, what can we do? Please spare me just 10,000 won? What? Uh All right, yeah.
Here, let me just Um Excuse me.
Would you buy some flowers? Please, mister.
I need to get rid of them tonight or they'll end up wilting away.
Thank you, mister.
I appreciate it.
Uh, here.
Have a good night.
DECEMBER 24, 11:30 P.
SKY BUILDING, 7TH FLOOR FROM YOUR GGANBU Pour some water in there.
Please, Gi-hun.
Who are you? You explain this.
You see him? That man down there? He must be drunk because he's been sitting there for hours.
He looks homeless too if I had to guess.
You Were you the one who's behind it? He's going to freeze to death if he stays out there any longer.
And no one is going over to help or anything.
Why the hell did you do it? Would you help out that guy? Answer me! Why did you do that to us? You think that you will stop walking and help that disgusting, stinking drunk, little piece of trash, huh? Show me who you are! Why did I get to live and no one else? Listen.
Let's play something tonight.
That man out there if he remains out there until midnight, I win.
If anyone goes to help the drunk before then, in that case, you win.
Cut the crap, okay? I could easily snap your neck right here.
If you do that, then you won't get to hear my explanation for all this.
Play this game with me and I'll give you the answer to your question.
And if I win then I'll kill you without a second thought.
What will you bet on it with then? Anything.
It doesn't matter.
You might as well take everything I have.
So then who are you? I earn a living, lending out money.
You give money to people for a living and you get rich doing it? Money.
You know what making money is like.
It's not simple to do.
So then was any of what you said true or was it all just a lie? Oh Il-nam.
Is that even your real name, huh? It is.
Yes, that's real.
Oh Il-nam.
That tumor's also real.
And it also had gotten larger too.
That's true.
And the house I used to live with my family in was almost exactly like that one in the alley.
That's all true.
Can you still trust anybody to be good even after everything you've been through? Why did you send a card? I heard that all the money you won is just sitting there and that you are still living like you used to.
Is it all just because you feel guilty? Guilt? Shut up.
You don't feel any guilt for what you did, do you? It's yours now.
That cash is your reward for your hard work and luck.
And you have every right to use it now.
Life goes by quick.
In one minute gone in a blink.
Why did you do something like this? Do you know what someone who doesn't have any money has in common with someone with too much money to know what to do with? Living is no fun for either of them.
If you have too much money, then it doesn't matter what you buy, or eat, or drink, or whatever.
Everything, well, it all gets boring.
All of my clients, started to eventually say the exact same things whenever we talked.
Everybody felt that there was no joy in their lives anymore.
And so, we decided to get together.
We did a little bit of thinking.
What could we all do to finally have some fun? Some fun? You put us through all of that so you can have fun? It seems that you forgot how no one had to play, and you all put your signatures on the agreement.
And that you all made your decision to come back on your own.
Well, he's still out there.
It looks like you've run out of luck.
Tell me you still trust in humanity being good? I wanna know I wanna know why you joined us? Oh, well, in my childhood I always had so much fun out doing things with all of my friends.
We'd lose track of time for hours.
I wanted to just feel something just one last time before I die.
And you are not going to get that feeling if you are just going to spectate.
And I desperately wanted that.
And so did playing do that then? Hell yeah.
You asked why I let you live.
By joining and playing with you I got that chance to feel again.
Thanks to you I got to remember all these things that I had forgotten long ago.
It had been such a long time since I was able to have that much fun.
Look at that.
There's someone who cares.
You saw that, didn't you? You saw that you lost.
And our guests, greet them for me, all right? Of course, sir, but why not do it yourself? Because I know that I'm not going to have as much fun watching as playing.
INCREASE IN AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD DEB RANKING KOREA 2ND GLOBALLY The country's reported household debt is rapidly on the rise, topping the current global average.
Last third quarter, the Bank of Korea and the Bank for International Settlements Hmm.
reported that the GDP Holy moly! Your hair, sir, grew out.
Uh, what you're getting done today? Did you want a shorter cut? Or keep it longer so we can perm it like that, huh? Bank for international Settlements.
The biggest increase in the world besides China.
The reason for the steep rise in Korea's reported household debt is due, at least in part, to the lifted government restrictions on financial loans.
MINJI HAIR SALON You must be Cheol.
The family resemblance is there.
Sir, do you know my sister very well? I know her.
We're good friends.
Does that mean you know where she is right now? Is this the boy? Yeah.
Tell me your name, sweetie.
It's Cheol.
Kang Cheol.
Kang Cheol? How cool! That's a manly name you have there.
And you look so tough and strong.
Take care of him, please.
It'll be nice to have a little extra company around for dinner for a change.
Don't worry about me.
Have a good trip.
Cheol, have you had dinner yet? Here, come.
Come and take a seat.
Come on now.
Have a fish bun.
Here you go.
Oh, goodness! That jacket is way too light for this cold.
Wait, don't you have a warmer jacket? IT'S THE MONEY I OWE SANG-WOO Gi-hun! Gi-hun! You have arrived at Incheon Airport Terminal One.
This is Incheon Airport Terminal One.
Hey, daddy's almost at the airport now.
I'll be boarding the flight soon.
Of course, of course, I got you a present.
No way.
It's a secret.
I'll show it to you in person.
Hold on, Ga-yeong.
Ga-yeong, I'm gonna call you back once I get there, okay? I'll be there soon, honey.
Let's play again.
Right now! What the hell are you doing? Give me back that card! - Oh! - No.
You don't.
You don't go! This is the final boarding call for U-Way Airlines.
Boarding for U-Way Flight 202 to Los Angeles will close shortly.
All passengers bound for Los Angeles, please make your way to Gate 22 immediately.
Ladies and gentlemen this is the final boarding call.
Do you wish to participate in the game? If you wish to play, please state your name and date of birth.
Seong Gi-hun.
October 31, 1974.
Listen carefully.
I'm not a horse.
I'm a person.
That's why I wanna know who you people are, and how you can do these horrible things to people.
Player 456.
Don't get any absurd ideas.
It wasn't a dream.
I can't forgive you for everything you're doing.
Just get on that plane.
It's for your own good.

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