Wednesday, March 17, 2021

What I’m Watching: Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer: Season 2, Episode 8 “The Eternal Engineer” (B)

I felt like I blinked towards the end of the episode and suddenly a coup had been successfully staged with Wilford victorious and back in command of his train. That said, it shouldn’t exactly be called a coup since he was retaking control of what he originally built before first Melanie and then Andre took the reins right out from under him. It all seemed so simple though, with Wilford coming over and accusing them of ruining his train as Andre was well aware that this was probably a trap. It’s hard to know where things will go from here, with Andre under arrest and Roche apparently headed for deep storage. Melanie is still out there and Alex is probably going to be loyal to her given what she’s seen of Wilford’s aggressive quest for power and how he’s shutting her out of the process. Knowing that there’s a way to get back to the world outside without certain death isn’t likely to interest Wilford since he’s in charge here and has all the luxury he needs aboard the train. Yet he’s still experimenting, and Josie was pretty elated to discover that she could stick her arm out and it didn’t immediately freeze. I’m curious that he didn’t send Ben right to the brig and instead had him hand over the train, and it will be interesting to see how this all plays out in the final two episodes of the season and whether this was Audrey’s plan all along or if she’s working a deep cover mission for Andre.

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