My theory about how“Kontrol” is a tribute to the Inspirit that we all lost during the Sewol Tragedy
In the beginning, Sunggyu’s at the sink, trying to submerge his face to see what it might have felt like to be underwater.
The fishbowl represents everything that she was reaching for; it has her hopes and dreams and it was submerged in the water. THERE’S A YELLOW RIBBON IN THE BOWL TOO.
And after that, there’s a girl submerged underwater, and two scuba divers jump in to save her.
The alley is where they dreamt together.
Gyu walked in and he couldn’t bear to see all of it and he’s so distraught.
Then, the two of them are standing next to each other in the dark, with lights shining on them, almost as if they’re underwater, and light is reflecting on the water itself. Gyu grabs onto her hand and holds it, possibly to let her know that she’s not alone. That he’s always with her.
Sunggyu sits down and looks through her box, and it has Infinite’s “Nothing’s Over” photo and it looks like the box of a female fan’s.. is it perhaps the Inspirit we lost? TT A TT
The girl is also putting things into the fishbowl, things like her hopes and dreams and things that she wants to accomplish.
Gyu then takes that fishbowl with him and he starts walking. He’s walking with her hopes and dreams in his hands. He’s travelling to the places that she wanted to visit and see and he’s doing the things that she wanted to do, but can no longer do them. And later on, you can see her walking with him, following him on his journey for her.
Then, he breaks down and the fishbowl is dropped, like she can no longer reach her goals and hopes and dreams. Gyu starts crying and he’s so distraught and upset.
He starts running for her, towards her.
And finally, on the beach, looking out toward the ocean, he’s sitting with her.
She’s dripping wet, almost as if she just got out of the water. Gyu reaches for her hand.
And then he hands her a house in a globe, similar to the one she was building in the beginning of the MV.
Then at the very end, Gyu looks towards her direction, but not at her directly. As if he’s looking at where she’s supposed to be, but is really not there.