How Sae-byeok’s fate was foreshadowed
After the tournament is called off in episode 2, the main characters resume their regular activities, and Sae-byeok must confront her efforts to assist her parents in defecting from North Korea once again.
She threatens to end the man by putting a weapon to his throat. Then, several episodes later, we all know what happens. In episode 8, she’s so close to making it to the finals, but Sang-woo ends her with a cut on the throat.