'Sisyphus: The Myth' Episode 16: Self-obsessed Tae-sul's plan might not be to sacrifice himself
'Sisyphus: The Myth' Episode 16, the finale, will see if Tae-sul had planned everything all along -- including how he and Seo-hae surrendered
So far in 'Sysiphus: The Myth', there has been a lot of confusion over how and why Sigma is able to manipulate time that fits his needs and turns out, it is because he has been following a set pattern. A pattern that has informed him of the choices that his opponents, especially Tae-sul, will make.
Every time he follows this pattern and instructs Control Bureau and keeps them informed of the decisions that Tae-sul and Seo-hae will make even before they have made it, of course, Sigma will have a huge advantage.
However, once Tae-sul decided to take an active part in stopping the war, he came to a conclusion. That was to change the decisions that he and Seo-hae would have made in the past if they want to change the future. That was how he had got access to his own ashes in the first place. He had called for help in one of the previous episodes when Sigma had expected them to walk out of their own accord. However, because they asked for help, his assistant from the future arrives in the present and helps him out. He also informs him of what the consequences of his crusade could be.
So now, he has realized that even a small diversion in the present can cause a huge rift in the events of the future. The reason why we believe Tae-sul planned the surrender to Sigma was because of the surprised expression that Sigma had on his face when he hears that many of the men that he had left outside the church to be guarded were dead. They were killed by Seo-hae. While he had expected to see Seo-hae in the church, this was not what he had expected to be the outcome.
For a moment, he had almost been shot as well. However, he had used Tae-sul as a shield and that had led to Seo-hae hesitating. However, not for long as his men surround both Tae-sul and Seo-hae to take them into custody and force Tae-sul into coding the uploader. However, Tae-sul who values his life most followed by Seo-hae's is way too calm with the situation. He has a plan and momentarily it seems as if it is based on self-sacrifice, but that goes against Tae-sul's character. He is a self-obsessed man who has always ensured the best for himself and those around him. So to give up on life that he values most, is just a diversion that will allow Tae-sul to make his move.
'Sisyphus: The Myth' airs every Wednesday and Thursday at 9 pm KST on JTBC and can be streamed on Netflix in the US.