Lim Ryung-Goo from Netflix’s “Tomorrow” has two things he can’t live without. One is that he always leaves work on time, regardless of how busy his team project is. In addition, he picks his nose in every episode! The original webtoon “Tomorrow” tells us what happened to Lim Ryung-Goo in the past, and that explains his behavior.
Lim Ryung-Goo’s mother was born into a once-prominent family that has since fallen from grace. Her family requests that she do anything that will help the family financially, including prostitution. Lim Ryung-Goo’s mother had an unwanted pregnancy while working as a courtesan. Despite the fact that she had not expected to have a child, she loved and cared for her son, Lim Ryung-Goo.
One day, Lim Ryung-Goo discovered his mother’s past and how he was born. He was humiliated, and he cursed his mother, saying, “I feel so ashamed that I was born from such a woman as you.”
Lim Ryung-Goo regretted what he said, and he returned home to apologize. However, the mother committed suicide. It wasn’t because of what Lim Ryung-Goo said. Lim Ryung-Goo’s mother had been raped, and she was unable to live. Lim Ryung-Goo was in so much pain looking at his mom, who had passed away. He began using opium to help him forget about it. Due to the overuse of opium, Lim Ryung-Goo didn’t live long.
In the “Tomorrow” story, a person who commits suicide is unable to contact his or her previous relationship. Because Lim Ryung-Goo’s mother committed suicide, no matter how many rebirths Lim Ryung-Goo has, he will never be able to meet her. So, he decides to become a grim reaper so that he can watch his mother’s next life from afar.
Due to an opium-related side effect, Lim Ryung-Goo frequently sniffs while working as a grim reaper. His team leader, Goo Ryeon, suggests he pick his nose whenever he wants to sniff, which is how he started picking his nose so often.
The webtoon “Tomorrow” includes an episode in which Lim Ryung-Goo assists his mother, who has been reborn as another person. If Lim Ryung-Goo’s story is included in the drama episode, it will be a heartbreaking story.