Sunday, February 20, 2022

What I’m Watching: Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer: Season 3, Episode 4 “Bound by One Track” (B-)

This episode was substantially less interesting than those that came before it, though it was interesting to see Melanie again. I had wondered whether she could still be alive since Jennifer Connelly continues to be credited as a member of the cast, but having her as a physical manifestation of memories for multiple characters makes more sense. What’s happening now is a holding pattern, waiting to see whether New Eden is actually what it’s supposed to be and for everyone on the train to inevitably discover that Asha isn’t who she said she was. Alex having to go with Ben to clear the three cars of Big Alice off the tracks revealed just how methodical and cruel Wilford can be, and he got what was coming to him from an unexpected assailant in the form of Roche. One of the more stable and even-tempered characters from previous seasons, his return to real life was rocky and unpleasant, and it’s understandable that he would blame Wilford for it. The most troubling revelation for Layton was that Wilford experimented on his unborn child, testing cold resistance, and that Zara was fully aware of it and willing to participate in it. Him being gone may have seemed noble, but that doesn’t seem to be the way she took it. Ruth wearing casual clothing was a strange sight, and it was sweet that Pike kept his promise to cook her bananas foster. The two of them as a romantic couple is certainly a surprise, but anything’s possible in this world.

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