There’s a lot happening during the ending of Netflix’s battle royale thriller Squid Game, something of a cross between Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar-winning film Parasite—with its body horror trojan horsing a more complex message about class conflict, stratification, and predation—and Saw.

The series follows several “players” recruited into a multi-day survival game. The players are renditioned to an island and forced (?) to compete in playground games, with the winners advancing to the next game and the losers being shot, stabbed, plummeted, or killed in some other creative and gruesome fashion.

After six games, the winner is awarded the monetary amount assigned to everyone who has been killed—the final prize being some ₩ 45 billion.

At the end of the series, we learn several things about the game. We learn the game has been going on for decades and has featured thousands of participants. We learn one of those participants (and winner) is the Front Man, brother of detective Hwang Jun-ho—who he shoots and who falls off a cliff 

We learn that the organizer of the games is in fact Oh Il-nam (No. 0001), the old man. He founded the games with several wealthy friends after the group had become bored with their fortunes and wanted to have “fun.”

We also learn that despite Oh’s death and the photos Hwang attempted to send to his Seoul police partners, the next year’s games are in full swing.

The series ends with Seong Gi-hun (No. 0456) determinedly leaving the airport to stop the organization’s next game.

While the nature of the tournament allowed for multiple winners (the final game, squid game, is possible to play in teams) only Seong managed to survive all six games. He left the games as the winner.