You know Google Translate. I love it, it helps to quickly get to the essence of what is being said but I know it captures neither nuance and may be prone to make mistakes so I factor that in when I use it. jTBC drama Sisyphus: The Myth is a drama written by Google Translate, I’m sorry but anything else makes no sense. Because the drama presents a facsimile of a story, but forget the sci-fi or fantasy elements which some viewers think should be given grand leeway to make stuff up, but ultimately characters behave in ways completely nonsensible to HUMAN BEHAVIOR. This episode starts with Seo Hae getting fished out of the river by Tae Sul because now he can outswim police divers while carrying a deadweight body AND her “important backpack”. Because backpacks are not to be discarded when one is in danger of drowning. They go hide in ex-girlfriend and psych doctor’s place and that woman is so shady in every which way. Seo Hae wakes up forever with resting annoyed face at Tae Sul and still doesn’t answer all his direct questions about who, why, where, what, and this time it’s not all her fault and an alarm goes off and Tae Sul doesn’t finish his questioning and just walks off.
I’m sorry, getting every fact from Seo Hae is the most important thing but eh. He gets money and gives it to her telling her to scram because he doesn’t trust her 100% still and also because she stopped him from getting to his bro and that’s his #1 priority. She tosses the money in the trash because where she comes from money is used as tinder. Their hissy fit is patched up quickly but in the middle of an intersection she’s run into and he finds her and they proceed to have a very long conversation as cars are honking all around them for a good ten minutes. Because, normal behavior right? The cop whose mom died is converted into a new Control Bureau minion because conveniently he’s a sharpshooter and the second in command has his arm broken and is out of commission. He’s also lied to that Seo Hae killed his mom and illegals from the future are fair game to shoot. The episode ends with “bonding” between Seo Hae and Tae Sul but I’m nearly passed out from the boredom and WTF-ery by then. And I didn’t even get to the dumbass future bits between Seo Hae and her dad. Wake me up when this drama ends peeps.