Episode Review: Snowpiercer Episode 7 (2020)

Finally we have an episode that has a bit of substance to it. I just hope they can keep the momentum going.

Certificate: 15

Director: Helen Shaver

Screenwriter: Josh Friedman, Graeme Manson

Starring: Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Mickey Sumner

Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama

Runtime: 60 Mins

Rating: 3 Stars

Reviewed by: Pearl

Melanie is getting desperate to find Layton and keep her secret about Mr Wilford safe, and she is prepared to go to any lengths in order to do so. Meanwhile, Layton is using the knowledge he has to rouse passengers in third class to join his revolution, Breakman Till agonises over which side of the revolution she belongs on, First Class are staging a revolution of their own and Miles gets made an apprentice engineer.

So much more actually happened in this episode then we have been getting lately. And now that we have a proper plot developing again surrounding the revolution, the show feels like it has a little direction again. I like the storyline going on in First class right now, I enjoy Ruth’s character and it will be good to see her in a more important role. However it seems where we had no plot in the previous few episodes, we are now going to try and cram in a whole bunch of new plot points with only 3 episodes to go. So while I ma glad we have a story happening now, it definitely shows to me that the show has some pacing issues.

Melanie continues to be a fascinating character. At some point during this episode she is asked “What made you this way?” and I think that is a really interesting question. It is clear at several points during this episode that she doesn’t want to do the things that she is doing, but she does everything for the good of everyone on the train. Even if they don’t know it, which makes it really hard to see her as a true villain.

A much stronger episode for the series, but I am just hoping that it isn’t toon little too late. With only 3 episodes left of this first season, there still seems to be a lot that needs to be wrapped up.

Episode 7 of Snowpiercer Season 1 is streaming on Netflix now!

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