'Snowpiercer' Episode 8: Commander Grey needs to be taken out of the equation if the revolution is to succeed

Right now, Layton still has the advantage but unless he comes up with some brilliant strategy to disarm the Jackboots and take out Grey, everything the revolution has achieved so far will have been in vain


                            'Snowpiercer' Episode 8: Commander Grey needs to be taken out of the equation if the revolution is to succeed
Timothy V Murphy (TNT)
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Spoilers for 'Snowpiercer' Season 1 Episode 8 'These Are His Revolutions'

The revolution that has been brewing since the beginning of TNT's 'Snowpiercer' has finally broken out. Andre Layton (Daveed Diggs) leads the charge from the Tail but there's still one big obstacle in his path.

After discovering that Melanie Cavill (Jennifer Connelly) has been manipulating the train in Mr Wilford's name, First Class has staged a coup with Commander Grey (Timothy V Murphy) taking command. The Brakemen have joined Layton's side but Grey and his Jackboots are still a threat to the revolution and they have already managed to force an impasse.

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In Episode 8 'These Are His Revolutions', we saw just how brutal Grey can be in a fight and his tactical mind is a keen weapon against Layton's revolutionary forces. In the final moments of the episode, it was revealed that Grey had sprung the old tailie Pike (Steven Ogg) from the drawers and is using him to gain insight into Layton.

If the revolution is to have any chance at success, they need to take out Grey or they will continue to fight a losing battle. Grey has shown a willingness to cross any and all lines, not hesitating to use human shields and play the dirtiest of games to get what he wants. 

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Layton, on the other hand, is still very much an idealist and the heavy damages that his forces have taken have definitely had a demoralizing effect on him. If he were to hesitate, even for a moment, Grey will certainly use the chance to crush the revolution under his iron boot. 

At the moment, neither side is close to victory. The revolutionaries may have managed to make it all the way to Third Class but there's still a long way to go before they can reach the engine and Grey is waiting for them with plenty of men and, if the First Class passengers allow him the use of their bodyguards, guns as well. 

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Right now, Layton still has the advantage but unless he comes up with some brilliant strategy to disarm the Jackboots and take out Grey, everything the revolution has achieved so far will have been in vain.

'Snowpiercer' airs new episodes Sundays at 9 pm ET on TNT.