TV Review: Snowpiercer S2 (2021) Episode 7: Our Answer For Everything.

Quite a Cliff-hanger, and some great character work and action.  A fairly great episode, we are finally getting somewhere.

Certificate: 15

Director: Rebecca Rodriguez

Screenwriter: Josh Friedman, Graeme Manson

Starring: Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Sean Bean

Genre: Sci Fi, Drama

Runtime: 45 Minutes

Rating: 4 Stars

Reviewed by: Pearl

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Layton and Till investigate the murders of the Brakemen, while around them discord starts to spread, with people no longer happy with Layton’s leadership, and many longing for the great Mr. Wilford to return.  Ruth starts to doubt her loyalty.  Onboard Big Alice Wilford leads Miss Audrey down a dark path.

Well it may have taken it’s time, but it finally seems like we are going to get some action in the closing episodes of this season.  Another revolution is stirring on board, tensions are rising and with that each episode is getting more and more action packed.  So the best I am hoping for now is that the half a season of set up we had at the beginning pays off and the next couple episodes lead to a stunning finale.

Mickey Sumner as Bess Till is really stretching her acting wings this season and becoming one of my favourite characters in the show.  Now that she has a major role in the story, and a storyline that is hers, I find those parts to be some of my favourite in each episode.  The events of this episode are definitely going to have a profound effect on her in upcoming episodes, same with Ruth, who finally, after a season and a half, is beginning to be a little less robotic and repetitive and starting to get stuck in and get her hands dirty.  This is something her character sorely needed as she was beginning to be a bit stale.  With hospitality not really being needed for the story anymore, they needed to do something else with her.  And thankfully they are starting to do that.

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The events going on onboard Big Alice are the big eyebrow raisers for me.  I don’t think I fully have my head wrapped around what the hell is going on.  I don’t know if that is the point, if we are being purposefully kept in the dark until a big reveal is made either by Alex, Audrey or by Wilford himself, but it seems like it is being creepy and weird for the sake of it, rather than it really adding to the plot.  It seems to have a plot all of it’s own.

Some great character explorations this episode, and quite a cliff-hanger left at the end.  So I am now witing with baited breath until next week.

‘Snowpiercer’ is streaming now on Netflix

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