Snowpiercer season 2 gives Sean Bean’s Mr. Wilford the ultimate victory when he carries out his most cerebral plan for all 1,034 cars yet.
WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Snowpiercer Season 2, Episode 8, “The Eternal Engineer”.
Season 2 of Snowpiercer has been positioning Sean Bean’s Mr. Wilford to take back Layton’s (Daveed Diggs) Eternal Engine, not just through force, but through politics as well. He’s been mentally plotting since Big Alice to let the 1,034 cars out front know that no matter what, they need him to survive. And, in the latest episode, Wilford shows them why he wants to be called god when he achieves his final victory by taking the train back.
Wilford has been coy about plans, and has only let Audrey in since they rekindled their sadistic romance. Even Alexandra, Melanie’s daughter, has been left out when she uses Icy Bob to brave freezing weather, climb into cars, and sabotage Snowpiercer’s engine. With no other choice, Layton invites Wilford as only he has the God Module and the expertise to repair the engine.
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However, things go awry when they have to shut down the train due to a stunt that Mel performed, causing Wilford and everyone else to panic. Layton is scared because he is out of his reach, but finally, the boss adjusts and puts everything in order. Unfortunately, during the commotion, Wilford hooked up to the public address system to alert everyone to what they had to do to intervene, letting the cat out of the bag. Layton realizes that this was the opening he was always looking for in the game of chess and gets off the train.
Knowing that a riot will ensue if he resists, as everyone, even the skeptics, is singing for Wilford, Layton’s boss of the Brakemen, Roche, arrests him and deport Big Alice. Roche, Ruth, and Breachmen boss Boki know that Layton is the best leader, but they have to play the game, which at this point, is all about optics.
However, it will not be easy because Wilford will eliminate the traitors one by one. Layton goes to Big Alice for questioning, only to find his family sedated and placed in the Drawers. He does not enter, but it is clear that this is his punishment, and it will be the same for whoever refuses to queue.
Alex could be next because Wilford already has Mel’s drivers, Ben and Javi, fearful and under this thumb again, and if she keeps missing her mother, he will try to teach her a harsh lesson. As for Mel, if he gets back on board, he’ll be back to his worst nightmare, though he shouldn’t be surprised because Wilford already let him know that he had contingency measures.
Snowpiercer stars Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Susan Park, Iddo Goldberg, Katie McGuinness, Lena Hall, Annalize Basso, Sam Otto, Roberto Urbina, Sheila Vand, and Jaylin Fletcher. The two-part season 2 finale will air on March 29 at 9 p.m. ET / PT on TNT.
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