Squid Game fans expose major ‘plot hole’ with the Front Man and Jun-Ho backstory

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Netflix streamers were swept by Squid Game after the Korean survival show began airing on Netflix earlier this month. In all the chaos, shock and drama a fan noticed a huge plot hole with two major characters Front Man (played by Lee Byung-hun) and Jun-Ho (Wi Ha-joon).

After watching the series, a viewer took to Reddit to expose the blunder which led to their confusion.

The user lemonworld wrote: “Jun-ho (the detective) is tipped off that his brother is missing and that he just recently didn’t pay rent.

“This implies that he’s playing in this current game, and was perhaps one of the people killed in red light green light,” they explained.

The fan added: “But since we know the brother is a former player and the Front Man, wouldn’t he have gone missing about a week ago?”

The user then went on to add details from the show, which seem to confirm the blunder: “He also seems to be Korea’s #2 most important member of the game staff, second only to Mr. 001 himself.

“If this isn’t his first game as the Front Man, going missing for weeks at a time should be at least an annual occurrence,” the fan suggested.

Lemonworld explained: “Shouldn’t he already be prepared to “disappear” for a while when the games start, like paying rent in advance at the very least, or coming up with a good excuse so that his police officer brother doesn’t go looking for him?”

This plot hole was valid as it also stirred confusion for other viewers, as they took to the comments to respond.

Squid Game is an intense series which sees people agree to become contestants in a bid to win a lump sum of money by playing children’s games.

However, as simple as it sounds things take a turn for the worse when they realise each game comes with a risk of being killed off.

Coming from all walks of life, each of the 456 participants go ahead with the challenge as they were all living with crippling debt.

Throughout the series, there are a total of six games the contestants will play, many of which fans recognised from their own childhoods.

The deadly games included Tug of War, Marbles and Red Light, Green Light which is better known as What’s the time Mr Fox.

In response to the plot hole shared on Reddit, Fluid_Context_6931 commented: “I agree and have the exact same questions. Why did he live so poorly if he was a millionaire?”

As a former player, this meant Front Man would’ve won the games and gained his cash prize so there’s confusion as to why he would’ve missed his rent payment.

However, another user, sdbabygirl97, suggested: “Maybe he forgot to pay his rent this one time.”

The Korean series gained tons of fans across the world which resulted in Squid Game having a spot on Netflix’s most-watched list, within a week of its release.

Although the streaming platform didn’t label it as a limited series, creator Hwang Dong-hyuk told Variety he had no plans to write a second season and added: “it’s quite tiring to think about.”

While it may seem all hope is lost the creator who was also the writer and director, told Radio Times: “It’s not that I haven’t thought about season two at all, and I also do have a rough framework for it. But I keep asking myself whether I can make it better than season one. I do not want people to get disappointed over the new season.”

Perhaps, the global success of Squid Game could persuade him to write the next instalment which could include an explanation of the plot hole.

Squid Game is available to watch on Netflix.

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