Wednesday, February 24, 2021

What I’m Watching: Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer: Season 2, Episode 5 “Keep Hope Alive” (B-)

It’s difficult to imagine that Melanie might actually not have survived out there on her mission, especially since we nearly saw her executed on camera last season and her demise would be surely be shown in a much grander way. That said, we did see Josie die, or at least we thought we did, and now she’s very much alive and operating as a spy on Big Alice, though she’s not the only one. It seems abundantly clear that Audrey wasn’t seduced by Wilford or convinced to stay but that she too is a plant, not that knowing the plan is going to be all that productive since Wilford has considerably more resources at his disposal. He’s also managed to engineer a major operation while Bess was busy targeting the breachmen and have them all taken out so that Snowpiercer is considerably more vulnerable. There’s more than enough infighting aboard the train, with Terence and Pike duking it out to the death and Ruth needlessly fretting over Zarah’s performance before she started her announcements with a pitch-perfect train voice. Ruth is stepping up to the responsibilities of her leadership position, ensuring that everyone aboard the train remains calm and hopeful even though there isn’t much reason to be optimistic given the lack of communication that they’ve recently had. We’re only halfway through the season, so I wouldn’t expect any major changes to happen just yet, but I think it’s safe to assume that Wilford has a much better idea of what’s going on those aboard Snowpiercer think and he doesn’t have a true sense of how resilient they are in terms of resisting his hostile takeover.

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