Seonghye notices that a security camera had been watching her every move while she was attempting to use the phones. She dashes down the hallway to avoid its line of sight and makes a break for the front door.
She notices, however, that while the windows are all covered by metal bars that prevent people from going through, the front door seems relatively unguarded and she hadn’t run into anybody on the way there — at least, until she’s close to the front door.
She begs the employee to please let her go. The employee simply raises her arm and points towards the front door, saying “that way.” Seonghye is emotional, thinking that she’s been given freedom.
She sprints through the front door, only to find…
No wonder the employee allowed her to run out the front door; there’s no way she’d get past the electrocuted barbed wire fence.
Baram comes out with Gyeongja and the employee that let Seonghye leave. Baram is profusely apologizing for allowing Seonghye to make such a ruckus, and the employee tells them to “get it together.”
When Seonghye is taken back to Room 301, we’re helpless to watch as Baram and Yangpa beat the crap out of Seonghye until there are blood splatters on the wall. Gyeongja watches for a bit before continuing to take out the beds for everybody. Hyang and Sunja, relatively quiet members of Room 301, simply watch.
Bedtime. The girls all lay in their rolls and go to sleep except for Seonghye and Gyeongja. Gyeongja stares at Seonghye and asks her if she wants to escape (the answer clearly being yes) — and if she wants Gyeongja to help.
The answer… also clearly being yes.
Opinions / Analysis
That ending scene really gets to me, with Gyeongja asking Seonghye if she wants help. No, Gyeongja, actually, Seonghye wants to keep being beaten up.
Of course she wants your help!
Otherwise, the reveal of the barbed wire fence was nicely done! The pacing was well done as well. I truly don’t get why Baram and Yangpa are so violent; it seems that even the employees tend to use psychological warfare rather than physical. Why does Baram suck so much as a leader? Beating Seonghye isn’t going to make her any more mentally stable, or stop acting out!
I remember seeing in some animated show (the title is eluding me) that to cross a barbed wire fence, they climbed the sides and threw thick carpets over the barbed wire to make sure it didn’t get penetrated so they could hop over safely. Unfortunately, with the whole electrocution thing, that seems impossible here. My theory is that the only way out is if Seonghye is let out. Perhaps she can sneak out in a vehicle of some sort, if they get deliveries of anything?
We’ve still yet to get any clues as to Seonghye’s past prior to this incarceration. I know she’s forgotten them, but I still have a sneaking suspicion that some people know more than they’re letting on.
Am I totally off base? Let me know in the comments what you think of the series so far!
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