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"A Fair World" is the fifth episode of the first season of the television series Squid Game.

Official summary

Gi-hun and his team take turns keeping guard through the night. The masked men encounter trouble with their co-conspirators.

—Official Netflix synopsis

Plot

Following Sang-woo's advice from the previous episode to take three steps forward, Team 4 is able to make Team 5 fall over. Team 5 is unable to regain control and end up falling to their deaths, with Team 4 winning the game. The 40 remaining contestants must survive the night, even though no one particularly trusts anyone. Gi-Hun's team creates a barricade for his team, and warns Jang Deok-su how he could be the primary target of violence. Deok-su then commands his team to take the night off.

Cho Sang-woo and Ali Abdul spend some of the night together, and we learn about Ali's family. It is revealed that he has his family back in Pakistan, and a wife and son in Korea, but not much money, hence why he is participating in the games.

The staff offers Byeong-gi information about the upcoming games in exchange for him helping remove organs from the eliminated players.

During all of this, Gi-Hun and Oh Il-nam share some of their backstories too. We learn that Gi-Hun used to have a job making car parts, and the death of his co-worker. Il-nam gets a headache and fever, so Gi-Hun is forced to protect him. The guards also start to become suspicious of a disguised Hwang Jun-ho as he continuously asks questions that the real Jun-ho was present for. This is interrupted by Byeong-gi becoming increasingly furious.

After Byeong-gi finishes removing all the organs, the guards say that they don't know when the next game is. Byeong-gi then begins to violently freak out, thinking that the guards are hiding information from him, and kills one of the guards before fleeing, with another guard pursing him. The Front Man and his men find Byeong Gi and the corrupt guard and subsequently execute them for cheating.

At the same time, Jun-ho's opposite number becomes suspicious of him and forces him to remove his mask. Jun-ho gets the drop on him though, and forces himself to remove his own mask. They talk about a "zombie", a man who has one kidney that they beat to death. He then makes an assumption this was his brother, who also had one kidney, but the man tells him it was a woman they had killed. This could also be proven from medical records in the Front Man's room. Jun-ho then kills him.

Then all the players are rounded up at gunpoint, including Il-nam, who had wet himself that night. Jun-ho then finds records of the Squid Game dating back to 1988, and finds out his brother, Hwang In-ho had won the game back in 2015.

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