Saturday, March 12, 2022

What I’m Watching: Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer: Season 3, Episode 7 “Ouroboros” (B)

Generally speaking, I’m a fan of alternate realities and mirror universes where characters inhabit different roles and act in a completely unexpected way. That wasn’t quite the case here since it was just an extended fever dream of Layton’s, but at least it was good to see something unlike the norm, with Layton theoretically assigning meaning to each of the characters that doesn’t track with what we’ve seen them do. Wilford was actually one of the heroes of the story, while LJ was typically cruel and unforgiving but in the apparent service of the law, something that she has no regard for in the way that we know her. Till for some reason didn’t get to have a different identity, while Pike was a priest and the person running the entire show was his grown daughter. The developments in the real world were more notable, namely Audrey seeing Till crying and offering to help lure Layton back to consciousness and Zara apologizing to Josie so that the two of them can be good now. When Alex came to find Wilford, he was in a considerably more stable and productive state than when Audrey went to see him. His latest theory is one I can very much get behind, and it also answers the question of why Jennifer Connelly was still in promotional advertisements for this season. If you don’t see someone die, or even if you do – like in Josie’s case – it’s best to assume that they’re still out there. Let’s bring back Melanie!

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