'Snowpiercer' Episode 8 Review: Melanie Cavill's shocking secret is revealed as the bloody revolution begins
The episode sets the tone for a riveting penultimate episode and a cliffhanger of a finale
Spoilers for 'Snowpiercer' Episode 8 'These Are His Revolutions'
It's an all-out war as the tailies in 'Snowpiercer' led by a defiant Andre Layton (Daveed Diggs) and combat-ready Bess Till (Mickey Sumner) launched an all-out attack wading their way through carriages. While they faced stiff resistance from Commander Grey (Timothy V Murphy) and the Jackboots, they still take the first round despite some casualties. Meanwhile, Melanie Cavill's (Jennifer Connelly) game is up as LJ Folger (Annalise Basso) realizes there is no Mr Wilford.
Shockwaves pass through the first class and Ruth Wardell (Alison Wright) gets the most affected as she looked at Melanie as family. Even as the latter confesses, Ruth is well past forgiveness while the first-class debates on who takes charge. Miles (Jaylin Fletcher) and Bennett (Iddo Goldberg) lock themselves in the engine cabin to fend off the Jackboots from taking them hostage. It is revealed that M. Wilford was actually a ticket man while Melanie meticulously built the Snowpiercer.
'These Are His Revolutions' alternates between two storylines— Melanie and the mutiny. For the former, it looks all but over, but with two episodes to go, odds are she has one final ace up her sleeve. The tailies in the meantime get through due to sheer adrenaline, but they need more additions to their army if they have any hopes of taking control of the train. But there is a traitor amongst the tailies and that may just tilt the battle in Grey's favor.
The episode sets the tone for a riveting penultimate episode and a cliffhanger of a finale. With the series renewed for Season 2, the tailies and their battles against the social issues of class divide and inequality are far from over. The bigger question will be if Ruth will take charge of the Snowpiercer. In case she does, will the first move to be to call a truce or blow holes in the train in the form of a bloody battle. The second theory is where the storyline leans heavily as Grey and the first-class look at pegging the tailies on the backfoot.
'Snowpiercer' has managed to keep the audience glued so far and as the premiere season inches a close, it heavily hinges on the intrigue and unpredictability factor. 'These Are His Revolutions' makes for a breezy watch and promises the wait for Episode 9 will be worth it.
'Snowpiercer' airs Sundays 9 pm ET on TNT.