If you were to do a crossover between All of Us Are Dead and Squid Game, you’d probably get something like Night Has Come. The high school drama is about a second-year high school student whose school retreat goes horribly wrong when they’re forced to play a game of deadly “mafia” with no way to escape it. But to add to the mix of horrifying things, there’s a dead girl in school haunting the protagonist, Yoon-Seo, too! Will they be able to figure out who the ringmaster is? What’s the story behind the ghost? And will Yoon-Seo be able to save her friends? (at least those remaining), let’s find out in Night Has Come.
What Is Mafia?
Night Has Come Episodes 1 to 4, Recap & Ending, Explained Yoon Seo begins with a frightening scene where a young girl finds a dead girl in the bed across from her on the night of their class field trip. The girl wakes up to realize it was a dream, probably caused by her obsession with horror comics (a nice hobby). Yoon-Seo, the girl with the dream, is sitting in a bus with all her classmates, heading to a youth center for a school field trip. At the back of the bus, some kids are playing a game of “Mafia” while others do their own thing. For the uninitiated, the mafia game is a simple hidden role game. Players get chosen as citizens, police officers, doctors, and, of course, the mafia. Normally, everyone would have their eyes closed in a circle, and when night falls, the mafia chooses which citizens to kill, and during the day, they defend themselves while everyone makes a guess as to who the killer really is. If the citizens are able to guess who the mafia is, they win; if not, the mafia wins.
What Happened To Adult Supervision?
Interestingly, some five minutes into reaching the youth center, the teacher has to leave to bring in another class, so the kids are left all alone with no supervision; even the staff of the youth center is missing. At the same time, there’s no phone network or internet in the youth center, so there’s no way for the kids to contact anybody. At the youth center, there’s a QR code that most kids scan, downloading a new app onto their phone (bad move). Yoon-Seo doesn’t quite care for the digital world, so she chooses to read a pamphlet instead. Later, though, she realizes the app is already downloaded on her phone anyway. She thinks her best friend did it, but she promises that she never touched the phone. The app shows people what their role in the game of mafia is. It also has a voting system that allows kids to choose who they want to kill. Basically, the entire class votes and that person gets eliminated.
Let The Game Begin
As night falls, the members are asked to vote for the classmate they think is the mafia on their phones. Even with it being strange that they can play a game with no network or internet, the kids aren’t too bothered (tsk, tsk). One of the girls decides it’s best to vote for the person who was the mafia in the game on the bus. It’s obviously a joke because she was eliminated as a citizen, so she chooses to take revenge in this form. The other kids play along and vote for the same boy. To everyone’s utter shock, at midnight, there’s an announcement that the player will be eliminated. His eyes turn white as he starts to scream, grabbing his head as if something’s exploding in there. Before they know it, he starts banging his head on the floor, the wall, and wherever he can, even with others trying to stop him. Ultimately, the kid throws himself out of the window. Before they can check on him, there’s another announcement stating that everyone will fall asleep at this point. Without warning, it’s as if they’ve all been drugged; everyone falls to the floor where they are.
What Are The White Lines?
At night, a member of the mafia team was also killed. This is when the kids really start to freak out and run out of the youth center. All around them are white lines, and the second someone gets close to the line, an announcement is made to stay within it to play the game. One of the panicked kids decides to run anyway, and his friend follows suit to stop him. Of course, they’re both killed in seconds. Yoon-Seo, her friend Jung-Won, the class topper, and Joon-Hee, the class president, head to the roof to check where the lines are. It’s all around the youth center, and at this point, it looks like there’s no escape. There’s one spot where they can’t see where the lines lead, so they head there. It’s a trail inside the forest that’s surrounding the youth center. Yoon-Seo is asthmatic, so she can’t really go uphill, so they head back in to tell the rest of the class. A group is selected to check out the trail, and by the end of it, one kid is injured, and another one, who thinks the line has disappeared, ends up losing balance, falling over the line, and dying. So-Mi, the vice president and “mean girl” of the class, tried holding onto him, but when she realized he was going to fall, she let go of his arms to save herself (Regina could never). The other kids also realize that there’s no escape for them because, for miles, they can’t see anyone, and it looks like the landscape is actually a poster of some sort.
Jung-Won tries to do some coding on her laptop (of course she can make apps and things), but nothing works out, leaving her frustrated. Everyone’s phone, on the other hand, appears to have been charged to the same level since the game started.
Why Do The Kids Turn On Each Other?
In episode 3 of Night Has Come, the kids start to panic a little. It’s not quite certain why they aren’t hungry or anything. The bullies take up the cafeteria-like spot as their base, while Yoon-Seo and Joon-Hee try to plan their next move. Of course, in the chaos of it all, there’s always time for romance and friendship. Jung-Won seems to be quite jealous of Yoon-Seo hanging out with Joon-Hee, but she could just be a very possessive friend (as they are in these kinds of things). Joon-Hee suggests they collect all their phones, and no one votes to see if that helps save people’s lives. The plan backfires, and many kids start to get disqualified for breaking the rules, a.k.a. dying. There’s utter chaos; one of the girls uses the electric cable to electrocute herself, so the power goes out, and nobody can find their phones. Ultimately, only a handful of them who are able to collect their phones survive the crazy night because they end up casting a vote. So-Mi is the first to choose to vote against someone, making her seem suspicious. Joon-Hee blames himself for killing all his classmates, and Yoon-Seo convinces him otherwise.
What’s Happening To Yoon-Seo?
Yoon-Seo keeps getting strange dreams about the center as if someone’s giving her some kind of message. Even when she’s awake, she hears the voice of a girl calling out to her that nobody else does. At the beginning of the show, one of the kids told a story about a girl who had committed suicide at the youth center and become a ghost. It seems like this ghost is trying to communicate with Yoon-Seo. In episode 4 of Night Has Come, this ghost shows herself to Yoon-Seo in a vent-like space in the freezer. It was Yoon-Seo’s idea to keep the dead kids in the freezer. Yoon-Seo is frightened by the sight of the ghost and faints. While everyone is choosing who to vote for, Yoon-Seo wakes up and decides to head out on her own to see what’s on the other side of the vent. The vote is split equally between the class bully and one of the kids from So-Mi’s group. At the end of Night Has Come Episode 4, Yoon-Seo makes it to the other side of the vent in a basement-like space. There, she finds monitors that show all the activity happening inside the youth center. This is probably the game controller’s lair.