Wednesday, March 31, 2021

What I’m Watching: Snowpiercer (Season Finale)

Snowpiercer: Season 2, Episode 10 “Into the White” (B)

Well, this didn’t turn out like I expected it to, and it at least means something very different going into season three when this show eventually returns. This final episode didn’t waste any time in kicking things off, with Andre and Ruth escaping their confinement in rather brutal fashion, demonstrating that they were quite literally taking no prisoners and intent on success. Alex was obviously on board to join them and things couldn’t have been any more well-timed as allegiances became clear. I really did think that Audrey had been spying all along for Andre, but it turns out that wasn’t the case at all, and instead she became a hostage and a bargaining chip for Andre and crew to use against Wilford when they plotted their big move, which Josie, who never seriously considered joining the wrong side, helped to execute with her newfound tolerance for the cold. The notion of a runaway train that is operating a rebel mission is appealing, though I’m not sure that all the science checks out with them stopping for an extended period of time to heat up as a search party went out to look for Melanie. It seems surprising to me that Jennifer Connelly would exit the show in such a quiet and undramatic way, with that final scene of her watching the train go by, and not seeing her dead body means she could always return at some future point. But now there’s a worthwhile set up, one that gives the good guys the advantage for the first time in a while and seems to set Ruth up as the leader of any insurrection aboard the main train given the apparent fact that she got stuck on the wrong one. I’ll admit, I’m intrigued.

Season grade: B-
Season MVP: Alison Wright as Ruth

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