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Squid Game's front man twist creates a timeline plot hole

Published : 14 Oct 2021 08:30 PM | Updated : 14 Oct 2021 11:05 PM

Lee Byung-hun's Front Man identity plot twist in ‘Squid Game’ creates a timeline plot hole. Netflix's latest hit is the South Korean series inspired by the country's penchant for game shows. Fresh and innovative, it's no wonder ‘Squid Game’ has quickly become popular around the world; and perhaps, it could even be the streaming service's biggest show ever.

‘Squid Game’ is primarily about a group of people recruited to play traditional children's games for a massive cash prize amounting to 45.6 billion won. However, there's a caveat - each game has a deadly twist, and every single one who is unable to finish a level is killed. Aside from this, the show also features a side-story that centers on police officer Hwang Jun-ho (Wi Ha-joon) who joins the game in the hopes of finding his lost brother, Hwang In-ho. Instead of becoming a player, he's able to sneak in and pose as a worker. Eventually, it's revealed in Squid Game episode 8 that his brother has become Squid Game's mysterious Front Man.

Not much is known about In-ho thus far - only that he joined and became the winner of Squid Game back in 2015. But the show gives the impression that he's been involved in the underground event for quite some time now, to the point that he's considered Oh Il-nam's (O Yeong-su) right-hand-man. It's unclear if he immediately boarded as one of its facilitators after he won, but chances are that it didn't take long for him to become involved. From there, he climbed his way up to his current position. That would've taken at least several years, so it's curious why it's only recently that Jun-ho and his family started looking for his brother. According to the conversation he had with his mom, In-ho has been unreachable for a few days, causing her to worry. This prompts the police officer to personally visit his brother's apartment, which is where he found the ‘Squid Game’ calling card.   -We Got This Covered