'Sisyphus: The Myth' Episode 12: Is Sigma's boss Tae-sul's best friend? Hints from painting lead to his past
Episode 12 will see how Seo-hae and Tae-sul get renewed hope about being able to stop the war and stop Sigma
'Sisyphus: The Myth' episode 12 will see how Han Tae-sul and Seo-hae will return to the present with renewed hope for the future. Until now, the fight has been set to look as if there was no way for Tae-sul to stop the loop and thereby stop the war. Now, after having gone through near-death experiences together, both Tae-sul and Seo-hae have started to think differently. For one, they haven't given up hope yet.
Despite understanding that Sigma and its people have the higher hand, despite knowing that the chances of survival for them is lower, they have decided to continue to fight against the corporation that hopes to set the nuclear war off in the Korean peninsula. First, after returning to the present, Tae-sul and Seo-hae convince Mr Han, the broker who keeps the downloader in working condition to let them go.
After Seo-hae reported him to the Control Bureau, both he and his associates had to go through a torturous interrogation process before they were freed. To add to this, Tae-sul also shut down the downloader to blackmail Mr Han into giving him information regarding the medicine that could save Seo-hae from disappearing. So there is a lot of hate that was built up within him and at the moment, he is ready to shoot his frustration away.
Seo-hae is the one who convinces him. She tells him that she is confident about being able to change the outcome in the future, because he has already seen that the present has changed from what she knew it to be. But did it really, though? From the confidence that the man from Sigma showed off, there didn't seem to be an obstacle to his plan. This makes us wonder, what are the other traps that he set has set out for Tae-sul and his allies?
Tae-sul then decides to find more information about Sigma and he starts with the painting that was left to him. The one that he had seen when he had first figure out where Sigma's boss had stayed. Turns out, the painting does hold a clue and this clue leads Tae-sul and Seo-hae to a place where Tae-sul has connections — his childhood. He realizes that the boy who drew the pictures that he saw in the school was also the boy who used to be his friend and the pieces of puzzle have begun to come together slowly to reveal the big picture.
Is Sigma's boss Tae-sul's best friend? What happened to the little boy who had called out to Tae-sul? The crux of Sigma seems to lie in Tae-sul's past and we want to understand why the nuclear war is something that the Sigma roots for.
'Sisyphus: The Myth' airs every Wednesday and Thursday at 9 pm KST on JTBC and can be streamed on Netflix in the US.