Netflix Unlocked ending explained: will Jun-yeong get caught?

Ever feel like your smartphone is watching you? Isn’t it weird when you think of something and suddenly you get targeted ads related to that thing? The protagonist of Netflix’s latest Korean thriller movie Unlocked knows what it’s like to be spied on. After she loses her phone one night, a mysterious man steals it and installs spyware so he can track her every move.

Directed by Kim Tae-joon in his feature debut, this South Korean film is based on a popular Japanese novel by Akira Teshigawara and stars Chun Woo-hee as Nami, Im Si-wan as her stalker Jun-yeong and Kim Hee-won as detective Ji-man.

Spoilers ahead for the Netflix film Unlocked

Read on to find out how Unlocked ends and to discover the answers to questions you may have had in mind while watching the film, such as B. what the syringes are used for, what happens to Na-mi and whether the stalker in question gets caught or not.

Netflix Unlocked ending explained: Is Jun-yeong the killer?

Although the film hints that the serial killer/stalker is Detective Ji-man’s son, a revelation in the third act reveals that Ji-man and his partner don’t even recognize the killer when they see him outside of Na-mi’s apartment, what does he mean not Ji-man’s son, but impersonates him. We learn that Jun-yeong was one of the killer’s first official victims and after learning about his life, he began impersonating Jun-yeong and stealing his identity.

Netflix Unlocked ending explained: what’s up with the plant food syringes?

When the detectives find the bodies near Jun-yeong’s plum tree, they find that each one is buried with a syringe containing plant food. At the end of the film, the killer reveals that he left traces of Jun-yeong in the syringes, which is super creepy on multiple levels. It was another way for him to torment Ji-man while guiding the detective to find out what really happened to his son.

Netflix Unlocked ending explained: What happens at the end?

At the end of the film, Na-mi accidentally falls into a trap when the detectives drop her off at her father’s house, unaware that “Jun-yeong” was hiding out there after taking Na-mi’s father hostage.

He comes close to killing Na-mi and her father with duct tape and the bathtub to drown them, even forcing Na-mi into the tub to push her father into the water and tells her so sleeve be the one to kill him.

However, we find out that Na-mi managed to outsmart the killer. When the detectives dropped her off, she verbally told them she would keep texting them and if the texting stopped it meant something bad had happened. Realizing that “Jun-yeong” could still be listening to her on her phone, she writes “no texts, only calls” on the detective’s business card and shows it to them through the window.

Later, when he forces Na-mi to text the cops and let them know she’s going to bed, they know something is wrong and come at the last second to save Na-mi and her father. They arrest the murderer and put handcuffs on him, but Ji-man can’t bring himself to shoot him, even though he knows what he did to his son and many other victims. Na-mi doesn’t have this problem. After being rescued, she steals the gun from the other cop, goes into the living room and shoots him twice in the stomach.

The killer survives the shooting, but I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t cathartic to see Na-mi shoot him! In Unlocked‘s final scene, we learn through news reports and articles that Ji-man took the blame for the shooting so Na-mi could get on with her life. But the killer survives and is in a coma in the hospital.

As for Na-mi, her story goes viral, attracting a lot of attention from the press and true crime enthusiasts who visit her father’s cafe. The last picture inside Unlocked is of someone using their phone to take a close-up of Na-mi when she’s not looking, although she looks into the camera at the last second, as if realizing someone is watching her.

Poor Na-mi, she got rid of a stalker only to end up being watched by the whole country.

Netflix Unlocked ending explained: will Na-mi’s father survive?

Yes, the detective manages to revive Na-mi’s father with CPR after he was attacked and almost drowned by “Jun-yeong”, and the father-daughter duo is reunited.

Netflix Unlocked ending explained: will Na-mi get her job back?

It’s unclear if Na-mi will return to her other job at the marketing startup, but we do know that at least she’s back at the coffee shop with her dad. It is unlikely that she could return to the other location as the CEO even said so even if she did did believe Na-mi was telling the truth that she was hacked, it doesn’t change what happened.

Netflix Unlocked ending explained: will Na-mi and her best friend reconcile?

Yes, in the end we see that Na-mi and her best friend aka “Drop Dead Gorgeous” are friends again as they both hang out at the coffee shop.

Netflix Unlocked ending explained: who is the killer?

We don’t find out who the killer is in the film (we don’t learn his name/true identity), we know it is him not Jun-yeong, but the articles at the end of the film show that he wasn’t registered at birth and his identity is still unknown. The police will try to find out who he is when he wakes up from his hospital stay. Could there be a sequel?

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Sarah Ridley

Sarah Ridley is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Sarah Ridley joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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