I owe Kim Eun Sook a mea culpa, I thought she wrote the narratively most frivolous time-travel/parallel universe drama with The King: Eternal Monarch but now the crown goes to Sisyphus: The Myth. The other wacko time-travel drama Alice was actually quite good for 2/3rd of the run and then fell apart like a flaming train wreck in the final 6 episodes. Dramas like TK:EM and now Sisyphus just don’t make sense from the start and there are too many gaps and loopholes to even present a passable take on the subject matter. Episode 6 of Sisyphus starts with bro Tae San’s scene where he encounters a future traveler on the subway tracks and wastes all his time yelling at the unconscious dude about why he has a picture of him with Tae Sul. Then the guy just hobbles off and that’s the end of it, sigh. Bad dreams plague both Tae Sul and Seo Hae but they are always getting lucky, including armed guards getting called off and they leave the apartment to keep investigating. It all leads to the “big scene” at the Chairman’s house for the party – we get Tae Sul admiring Seo Hae all dressed up, and then EVERY SINGLE PERSON at the party turning to stare/ogle Seo Hae as she slow walks through the entire party because clearly they have never seen a beautiful woman dressed up before and all the other women at the party are hags in comparison.
Then we have Eddie hitting on Seo Hae (yawn), before he gives a speech about Quantum and Time where Tae Sul hides upstairs in broad view of Eddie down in the lawn despite him the only figure in the second floor but Eddie is mentally stunted and doesn’t see him. Anyhoo, it all leads to the reveal that the Chairman AND clearly shady ex-girlfriend Seo Jin are in on whatever the big conspiracy is and they sedate and capture Tae Sul. Seo Hae fights her way out while the Control Bureau is swarmed outside to kill her include angry sniper dude who lost his mom. She hits the power out magic button Tae Sul gave her and then gets lifted from the place by Chinese Restaurant Boy who is BACK BABY and driving a bomb ass expensive sportscar. Tae Sul gets majorly gaslighted by Seo Jin that he’s insane and dreamt up the whole thing but she and the Chairman just want the key. He wises up at the end and breaks out and jiggers a phone he found on the street and calls up Seo Hae with a meet cute on the bridge. Cue real evil dude watching the entire scene from a gazillion monitors with bro Tae Sun tied up. Game on!