At the beginning of Sisyphus: The Myth, Episode 13, Han Tae-sul (Cho Seung-woo) and Seo-hae (Park Shin-hye) managed to change the outcome of an event in the present. They did this by slightly changing their plan of action. This led to the realization that making a conscious choice not to repeat the same actions can give them a chance to end the war. However, you can’t really be successful if Seo-hae continues to make her decisions that are influenced by her emotions.
For example, at the end of Episode 13, she pulled the gun on Sigma in the present to make sure he doesn’t escape the war and travel back to the present from the future to fund Tae-sul’s teleportation project. This would then stop people from moving from the future to the present as they use the uploader and downloader invented by Tae-sul to teleport themselves. However, neither Tae-sul nor the agent named Mr. Han want her to succeed. While Sigma’s absence in the past could stop the war, it would obliterate her from the present as well. This is the argument Tae-sul heard from Sigma of the future, and so Tae-sul is reluctant to kill Sigma of the present.
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At this opportune moment, Mr. Han delivers a package for Seo-hae. A package with a dismembered hand and a photo that her father would have with him in the future. When Seo-hae sees this, he realizes that Sigma from the future must have killed her father and she wants to kill him. However, will such an action change the bottom line? Will they all inevitably be heading for the war they want to prevent?
A statue of Seo-hae in ‘Sisyphus: The Myth’. (JTBC)
The last time this incident occurred. Sigma in the present was shot and he had a scar on his neck to show this. Will the past repeat itself and thwart Seo-hae’s previous attempts to stop the war?
Tae-sul is the only one who can convince Seo-hae, but when it comes to her father, none of his persuasive tactics can help. Sigma has an unfair advantage in all of this because it knows the things that have happened in the past. So he also knows the decisions Seo-hae and Tae-sul will make, and he can use this knowledge to manipulate them. But will they fall for his tricks again, is the question. At the moment, Seo-hae managed to shoot Sigma in the neck and injure him.
A statue of Han Tae-sul in “Sisyphus: The Myth”. (JTBC)
If Sigma’s scar from the shooting is preserved, events haven’t really changed. However, Sigma was surprised by the fact that the camera was broken, so maybe Seo-hae just changed something, maybe something very infinite, but it’s a departure from what happened before. We have to wait and see how this will develop. It must be noted, however, that Sigma uses all the tricks in its pockets to ensure that the present continues on the same path as the past timeline.
Sisyphus: The Myth airs every Wednesday and Thursday at 9 p.m. KST on JTBC and can be streamed on Netflix in the US
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