After languishing for a couple of episodes, the students decide to make a risky move into pastures new.
This recap of All of Us Are Dead season 1, episode 9 contains spoilers.
After the previous episode, which this one follows on from directly, it’s nice to see a bit of action. Gwi-nam has a brief but pretty cool fight will all the students on the roof, until he’s eventually thwarted by Nam-ra, who once again throws him from a rooftop. This guy has the worst luck, and it’s becoming kind of a running joke now. He’s barely even intimidating as a villain anymore, though it’s always entertaining to watch him plummeting towards the ground.
All of Us Are Dead season 1, episode 9 recap
Martial Law Command, meanwhile, continuing to run tests on the soldier, theorizes that the virus is continuously adapting. But luckily Jae-ik arrives just in time to tell them that Hyosan High School is ground zero for the infection and that the key to their salvation might be on Mr. Lee’s laptop in the science lab. The Commander authorizes a special mission to retrieve it, while Cheol-su, the sneaky coward, runs into Eun-ji, both of whom are chilling in the quarantine zone. He’s a bit worried to hear that she apparently burned the school down, and even more so when she says she wants to eat him — which is understandable, really.
This ninth episode threatens to continue the whole fireside bonding thing for another episode, but the Commander’s team arrives on the roof pretty promptly and rounds all the kids up while they head inside in search of the laptop. There are some fun first-person headcam shots from the soldiers as they breeze through the building. Things aren’t going well back in the quarantine camp either, since Eun-ji really did try to eat Cheol-su in full view of all the soldiers and the CCTV. This alerts the Commander to the fact that they no longer have a way to differentiate between those who’re infected and those who aren’t — so he immediately orders that the children in the high school aren’t rescued. In fact, he orders them all shot, but the soldier on-site isn’t willing to follow that order. He fires his weapon in the air a few times but ultimately leaves them behind once again.
Back at the quarantine camp, Assemblywoman Park Eun-hee is forced to give a statement in regards to being an accomplice in So-ju’s escape. She confesses to being the actual offender, having encouraged a father who only wanted to save his daughter to do whatever he felt was necessary. And speaking of So-ju, he’s still on his way to the high school but is roped into helping some bystanders. A man’s pregnant wife is stuck in her car, and So-ju is willing to give the dude his shotgun and some supplies, but when he turns his back the man holds him up to force him into helping. However, So-ju can’t spare the time, and he knows the guy won’t shoot him, so he continues on his way, leaving the man sobbing at the roadside.
On further study of Eun-ji, the Commander learns that the virus is undetectable when dormant, as if the monster is at war with the human internally, so he orders that everyone brought in from Hyosan be presumed infected, including Assemblywoman Park.
Some people see portents in the weather, and virtually all of the students do when the heavens open and it starts raining. It’s only a bit later when the idea is proposed to use the cover of the thunderstorm to move back through the school and out the back, into the mountain. Nam-ra says the rain is dulling her senses, so the zombies should be easier to get by, but there’s a chance that some of the group might not be able to keep pace. They all decide to hold hands and move as one, only as strong as their weakest link.
Creeping back through the school creates a bit of welcome tension, which has been missing from the last few episodes. As they’re sneaking their way across the grounds, though, Cheong-san runs right into his mother.