Thursday, June 25, 2020

What I’m Watching: Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer: Season 1, Episode 6 “Trouble Comes Sideways” (B)

We now have some information that makes this story considerably more interesting. The notion that the drawers aren’t meant as punishment or imprisonment but instead a way to keep the human race alive through stasis once the power of Snowpiercer runs out is definitely intriguing, and that frames everything in a completely new way. Melanie really is doing everything, pretending to be Wilford, serving as the public face of his will, and physically hanging out the bottom of the train to fix a problem that could have meant derailment for the entire train. It’s fortunate that Andre didn’t kill her or impede her from that mission when he managed to locate her instantly while everyone else was holding on and bracing for dear life, and hopefully he can now work to be an ally with her while preventing panic from taking hold. I suppose he deserved a bit of time off to enjoy his new luxury accommodations with Josie, though things could get awkward when Zarah reveals that she’s pregnant, likely with his baby. A fear of imminent mortality may be just what Bess and Oz need to get past their recent disagreement, and maybe it’s even possible that the many law enforcement officials on this train can work together while first-class villains like LJ are busy shattering items just to keep themselves amused. I’m curious what Melanie wants Miles to do, and let’s hope she’s trying to make him an ally rather than to manipulate him so that she can get Andre right where she wants him.

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