Hi! This is in regards to Killing Stalking - about Sangwoo and the poison. It was theorized that Sangwoo switched the rat poison for the contraceptive pills that was shown while Yoon Bum was cleaning. It wouldn't have done anything to Sangwoo, but due to Yoon Bums low health state, it would've done damage to him and made him incredibly sick! I hope this makes sense.
Hello! Thanks for your message! I have seen that theory floating around, and that is definitely a possibility. I did consider writing about it in the post, but I didn’t want to give a false confirmation, so I worked with what I had. I can’t say for certain how I feel about the theory, so let me give you some information instead:
In Korea, contraceptive pills that I know of are all white or pale, warm colors, whereas things like rat poison are brightly colored in blue, red, purple, orange, etc. so that they’re noticeable and not accidentally ingested. For example:
We can compare those to the pills added to the stew:
Those are pretty blue, so I think I just accepted it as rat poison at first glance, but thinking on it now, that could also just be a stylistic choice. Honestly the biggest thing that caught my eye was that the pills are… pretty well-shaped. Most brands of rat poison I know don’t bother with shaping the tablets nicely because, well, it’s for killing rats.
Further, I do agree that from a storytelling standpoint, the contraceptives were positioned pretty prominently in the panel, so it seems like it would have some relevance to the plot.
One thing to consider, though, is that rat poison comes in a bottle. Contraceptive pills come in those packages where you have to pop the pills out one-by one, and Sangwoo replacing the poison would mean that he dumped the poison somewhere and then took the time to open at least fourteen of the pill packet (we don’t know whether Bum took all the pills available or just all he could hide in one hand) and then transfered the pills into the bottle, which just kind of sounds like a pain.
Then again, Sangwoo the Serial Killer is probably more industrious than me, ahaha.