TV Review: Snowpiercer S2 (2021) Episode 3: A Great Odyssey

OK, so the new side plot is really getting going now, the tense atmosphere on the train is building and I do not trust anything anyone says.

Certificate: 15

Director: Christoph Schrewe

Screenwriter: Josh Friedman, Graeme Manson

Starring: Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Sean Bean

Genre: Sci Fi, Drama

Runtime: 60 Minutes

Rating: 3 Stars

Reviewed by: Pearl

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Melanie embarks on her most dangerous mission yet, to leave Snowpiercer and Big Alice behind, and head to an old research station to try and prove her theory that the weather is beginning o restabilise.  During preparations, she and Alex begin to reconnect, making Alex question her allegiances. While on Snowpiercer, Layton reckons with his personal choices and Till continues to search for the culprit of the assault on Lights.

While this was a great episode on terms of character growth and the development of character relationships, it was a little light on plot.  It is mostly set-up for the plots and sub-plots that are going to be important during the rest of the season, but nothing real action packed happens here.  There are small moments that may be important later, but if you are hoping for answers, or plot progression, you won’t find it in this episode.

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The moments between Melanie and Alex were great though.  There chemistry, and emotions were spot on and it was nice to see a softer, more human side of Melanie than the version of her se saw in Season One.  Alex is a tough one to work out.  I want to believe that she has the honest intention of getting to know her mother again, but I am not sure that is the case.  This season is making me very unthrusting of literally everyone.  Sean Bean continues to turn in a great performance as Wilford, though I am still a little unsure what hi actual motives are.  Does he want control of his train? Mel Dead? What is the deal with, and the purpose of Icy Bob? So many question still to answer.

The train politics have taken a back seat on the opening episodes of this season, but I think we are about to see that change, and while I doubt it will be my favourite storyline, it is the foundation that the series is built on, so it will be good to go back to it.

Not the best episode so far, but a sound stepping stone to the things yet to come.

Episode 3 of Snowpiercer Season 2 is streaming on Netflix now!

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