Some old movies and dramas, albeit dated, still hold up on rewatch. The original Terminator holds a near and dear place in my heart not for Ahhhhhnold but for it’s decisive execution of its story. In that time-travel story, the moment our male lead (swoony Kyle Reese) reaches mother of the future savior Sarah Connor and they escape from the baddies, the moment they are in a calm place he lays out the who, where, what, when. He tells her about the AI apocalypse to come, his role, and her future role in it. Knowing the exposition doesn’t ruin the excitement, the tension, because the thrill is in HOW they are going to escape the killer terminator. Sisphyus: The Myth reverses that and hides ALL the details about the future war, who Seo Hae is, why she is back, her plan to save Tae Sul, who Sigma is, none of that needs to be kept secret and dribbled out in excruciating ways where people have a chance to just explain and refuse ad nauseum.
Episode 7 ratings dipped yet again but at least this episode wasn’t as stupid as the last four. We spend half of the run time finding out Sun won the lotto, felt bad/crushing on Seo Hae so tracked her and Tae Sul (and we know Control Bureau and Smuggler Crew can’t), therefore was there right in time to drive up to the front door and offer her a ride to freedom during the shootout. We learn Seo Hae was 8 when shit went down which makes her banana eating with the skin on stunt in episode 1 even more eye-rolling. She calls her mom in present time but that’s it, no warning to RUN. She saves Tae Sul with help from the Smugglers in exchange for the key which opens Tae Sun’s safe to discover the blueprints for the Uploader isn’t in there but a mopey letter from Tae Sun is vowing to protect Tae Sul at all costs. Honestly dude, if the world ends y’all dead anyways. In the end Tae Sul goes back to Quantum and Time to bait Sigma baddie while Chairman blows his brains out after being outed and Sigma baddie cackles in the background like this is all pointless struggling. I feel you Sigma baddie!