Sisyphus: The Myth Eps 5 & 6 preface future dystopia; A new villain appears against Park Shin Hye

We learn quite a lot about the dystopian future and what leads to it. You won't believe who the new villain is!
Sisyphus: The Myth Eps 5 & 6 preface future dystopia; A new villain appears against Park Shin Hye
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Things slow down slightly this week to add a bit more depth to proceedings. Episode 5 introduces reasons for Kang Seo Hae's protectiveness over Han Tae Sul while plenty of plot points get close to coming full circle. With Han Tae San showing his face and still being alive, this almost certainly means he’s going to be integral to the plot going forward. It may well be that we receive a separate episode tackling his journey.

A terrible war

Kang Seo Hae gives an insight into the future allowing us to know what's at stake. Nuclear warfare will lead to Seoul turning into a post-apocalyptic dystopia.

Lone Han Tae Sul

Unable to completely trust Kang Seo Hae, Han Tae Sul wants to work alone and not jeopardise finding his brother. Kang Seo Hae believes this to be selfish for him not wanting to prevent the war and dumps the cash he gives her in a bin. Apparently there's so much money in the future that it is used as timber to light fires. But later he lets her join him with the promise that she won't disrupt his search for Han Tae San.

Hyeong Gi

Hwang Hyun Seung gives the present-day Hyeong Gi a tour of The Control Bureau and the illegal immigrants in their holding cells. We are subject to the true extent of The Control Bureau and how far they are willing to go. Though it was mighty nice of Hwang Hyun Seung at the Control Bureau to kidnap Jung Hyeong Gi, tell him about his dead mother, let him leave custody and visit the crime scene alone.

Infiltrating a party

Kang Seo Hae goes undercover to infiltrate the party celebrating Han Tae Sul's supposed death and announcement of a new CEO. After the start of office politics last week, it doesn't need two guesses to determine who the new CEO is. Enter Quantum & Time's new CEO Kim Seung Bok. Finding her a little familiar, he introduces himself to Kang Seo Hae. He’s a little emotional about Han Tae Sul and wants to raise a toast to him. Another revelation at the party. Chairman Kim Han Yong already knows about returners - time travelers from the future. Kim Seo Jin injects Han Tae Sul from behind causing him to fall unconscious. She then proceeds to contact The Control Bureau to start the operation.

The Operation

The operation seems to be for capturing Kang Seo Hae. It's time for action as Kang Seo Hae fights in a dress and heels. When she gets outside, she's sniped in the leg. Well, returner Hyeong Gi had warned her about it. However, in this timeline, she’s picked up by an acquaintance in a sports car.

Back to the past?

Han Tae Sul wakes up in what seems to be August 19, 2020. His close circle makes him feel like he woke up miraculously after being shot at the conference near the start of the series. But it doesn’t take long for Tae-sul to be brought back to reality, as he figures out that the environment he is in is induced by Kim Seo Jin. The lady wants information. The key he had found is, literally, the key to everything.

Eventually, Kang Seo Hae rescues him again and they are elated to see each other after a stressful series of events. This probably won't last long as we see a man watching them on a series of monitors with Han Tae San tied up next to him.

Who needs a new Bond film or any other thriller for that matter when you have Sisyphus: The Myth. This week just proves that this series will get better and better.

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Anonymous 1 month ago

Sisyphus the Myth I a great movie shinhye is excellent in acting And also his leading man All cash are really really good Love shin hye hope someday she will have her own ctuon movie again Love the story made me excited all the time .. Fight ing The last I know this will be good and really excellent professional and great