Snowpiercer Season 1 Episode 4: A Review

The fourth episode of the Netflix adaption of Bong Joon Ho’s Film tries to throw a few curve balls into the plot to keep people interest. But I just wasn’t that surprised by any of the revelations.

Director: Frederick E.O. Toye

Writers: Josh Friedman, Graeme Manson

Stars:Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Mickey Sumner

Genre: Sci Fi, Mystery

Rating: 3 Stars

Reviewed by Pearl.


This episode may be a turning point for the series both tonally and narratively. Up until now, the series has been a murder mystery, a decision that I didn’t always agree with. But by the end of this episode, the mystery is over, for the most part, we know who has been committing the murders and they are being brought to justice, or so we are lead to assume. So from now on, there would appear to be a need for a new main storyline. I am assuming it is going to be about the uprising in the tail, but I am hoping to be surprised with a storyline I wasn’t expecting, because so far, nothing has really shocked me that much.

So the big reveal of who the murderers were was a two fold reveal. We kind of found out at the end of the last episode who we thought the killer was and then in this episode we find out that he wasn’t acting alone. But once it was shown that the body guard was the murderer it wasn’t a huge mental leap to assume LJ was in on it too when you have seen the way they have been interacting with each other this whole time. She had to have been involved or at least known something. So even though it was meant to be a shocking twist…i wasn’t that surprised.

Neither was I surprised that Melanie isn’t going to let Layton return to the tail. He saw far too much of the train, he figured out Melanie’s secret about Mr Wilford, there was no way she was going to let him go back to the tail and use that information as ammunition. But does this now mean that this is the last we have seen of him? I am hoping they aren’t just going to pull him out of stasis to solve another crime or something lame like that.

This episode was still only average for me. They need to start pulling out the big guns to keep me interested in the next few episodes.

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