All of Us Are Dead season 1, episode 6 recap – halfway there

January 28, 2022
Jonathon Wilson 0
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Summary

Some new plot developments complicate the character dynamics as roads begin to converge.

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Summary

Some new plot developments complicate the character dynamics as roads begin to converge.

This recap of All of Us Are Dead season 1, episode 6 contains spoilers.


Okay, so, this wasn’t immediately clear, but it turns out that Eun-ji, like Gwi-nam, didn’t die from her infection. The two of them are now the new super-lifeforms that Mr. Lee was discussing in his last-minute vlog in the previous episode, and since to the best of my knowledge there’s nothing biologically special about either of them, are we to assume that the virus has successfully mutated and thus that everyone who gets infected from this point on will suffer the same fate? It’s an intriguing development, to say the least.

All of Us Are Dead season 1, episode 6 recap

Nam-ra comes up with a plan to use sound to lure the zombies in particular directions so that they can retrieve Cheong-san and make an escape. Su-hyeok gives a public announcement from the broadcasting room imploring Cheong-san to stay where he is, and On-jo does the same, but of course, the problem with this strategy is that everyone can hear it, including Na-yeon, who we see hiding out, and Gwi-nam, who immediately heads to the broadcasting room with a knife.

At least the plan manages to get the zombies out of the way — sort of, anyway. One is left behind for thus far mysterious reasons while the others clamor at the school speakers, which means everyone has to creep out slowly and thread past the zombie, only buying Gwi-nam more time to get near them. As the kids are sneaking past, having only narrowly missed Gwi-nam, who sees their plans drawn out on the table, Joon-yeong drops something, attracting the attention of the zombie, which Su-hyeok has to fight off. There’s something weird about this zombie, as if it’s farther gone than the others, but we don’t get any explanation. Gwi-nam saves Su-hyeok from it and explains that he’s looking for Cheong-san so he can kill him, so Gwi-nam and Su-hyeok start fighting. Apparently, Su-hyeok used to be the superior fighter, but the mutated virus has given Gwi-nam an advantage. Luckily, Nam-ra jumps him from behind and Su-hyeok is able to throw him out of a window.

As it turns out, Na-yeon was hiding right where Cheon-san was, and when everyone catches up to him she overhears their plan to get to the rooftop. The kids all take a breather and realize that Nam-ra has been bitten. Su-hyeok tries to explain it was Gwi-nam who bit her, therefore she can’t be infected, but of course, Cheong-san saw Gwi-nam get bitten. Su-hyeok is adamant she won’t turn into a zombie, Cheong-san is adamant she will, and Nam-ra offers to leave. But Su-hyeok stands by the window with her, saying he’ll throw her out if she turns. It’s a big gamble. Cheong-san gets annoyed at On-jo continuing to take Su-hyeok’s side, but it seems like he’s right, as Nam-ra doesn’t turn — not visibly, anyway. Her transition is more subtle, more controlled. Su-hyeok notices it, and so does Cheong-san, but while the two of them fight she doesn’t deteriorate. She recognizes that she’s infected though, explaining she had an uncontrollable urge to bite Su-hyeok. On-jo recognizes that there is something different about both Gwi-nam and Nam-ra. Unlike Gyeong-su and I-sak, her hands are warm, not cold. Since there’s still a lot of confusion and disagreement, Su-hyeok ties his arm to Nam-ra’s. If she turns, he’ll get bitten first. Seems fair.

Elsewhere, Ha-ri and the others make it to the archery center. At the quarantine camp, So-ju tries to talk the assemblywoman into pulling some strings to let him go to the high school, but she refuses, so he takes matters into his own hands, knocking out two of the guards. We learn he’s former Special Forces, not just a humble fireman. And Jae-ik attempts to leave the chicken shop on a delivery moped with the baby bundled in his jacket but runs into another local child, who he also saves. The little girl points out her mommy, who is one of the zombies pounding the window outside. “What is wrong with this world?” he mutters as he cuddles her. How bleak.

While So-ju escapes the quarantine camp under fire, the kids try to break into the teacher’s office in search of chicken, not realizing that Na-yeon is in there and has barricaded the door (she also heard them describe her as “subhuman”, which isn’t exactly unfair.) They don’t get into the office as it’s making too much noise, but what they do instead is film goodbye messages to their loved ones using a video camera, in case they don’t make it. It’s a touching scene, and also pretty bleak, but it’s a nice moment of solidarity seeing everyone on the same page and coming together to accept their predicament and the possible outcome. As On-jo records her message to So-ju, imploring him to come, we see him continue to run away from the guards and get shot in the process. It doesn’t seem like a fatal wound, but it’s definitely going to hamper his progress at the very least. We’ll see how things go.

You can stream All of Us Are Dead season 1, episode 6 exclusively on Netflix.

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