Tuesday, March 9, 2021

What I’m Watching: Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer: Season 2, Episode 7 “Our Answer for Everything” (B-)

Well, none of this is good. Things escalated very quickly aboard Snowpiercer after the murder of the brakemen, and Wilford’s devious plan to get the passengers to turn on each other worked like a charm. They were ready to freeze off Pike’s arm before Andre bravely and impulsively offered up his own in exchange, a horrific event that Ruth stepped in to stop because of all the past guilt she felt about having done that same thing to many people as punishment for alleged insubordinate behavior. Ruth and Roche seemed to see eye-to-eye on fidelity to the train and their conflicted feelings towards Wilford, though Ruth appears to have made up her mind more than Roche as they saw the will of the train being put on display in the corkscrew, a powerful symbol of loyalty to someone who absolutely does not have the interests of the people in mind. Finding out that Kevin isn’t dead but that he was being held for Audrey to come in and creepily brainwash him into licking Wilford’s sleeper wasn’t exactly a positive turn of events, and Alex being kept out of Wilford’s plotting will hopefully lead to hear pushing to find out what’s going on and working to subvert him. When even the train chaplain is going around and killing people, you know things have gotten bad and aren’t likely to get better anytime soon. There are enough passengers in the tail to stage another revolution against Wilford if he does regain control, but that’s pretty much starting back at square one and ensuring plenty of casualties.

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