Friday, March 18, 2022

What I’m Watching: Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer: Season 3, Episode 8 “Setting Itself Right” (B-)

There are certain episodes of this show that just don’t really manage to grab my attention, and this was one of them. The revelation that Melanie may still be alive was huge, and now it’s just a matter of killing time until she eventually returns. The sight of that single car at the end was promising but still didn’t tell us whether she’s actually back, and instead there was time spent on train drama that resulted in the sacrifice of the show’s newest character, Asha, who we didn’t even really get to know that well. After first being delirious and destitute and then furiously devoted to his research, Wilford was back to his old gleeful self, and it’s hard to imagine that he would be free enough to roam around the train and even hold Zara’s baby. I suppose in this future with only a small number of people left there’s no reason to police people with arbitrary consequences since that system didn’t work all that well when Melanie was running the train under the guise of being Wilford. Audrey has certainly made a pivot, and now she and Till have found comfort in each other’s company. That’s not a relationship I would have seen coming when Till punched her in the face and then kept her in a cage for a while. It was good to see Roche energetic and happy again, in a much better place than he was a few episodes ago. LJ continues to be the ultimate opportunist, and now she’s taking dangerous steps to make sure she stays relevant and in power.

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