'Snowpiercer' Episode 9 Preview: An enemy becomes a friend but is it a trap or a chance at victory?

Layton's forces are too injured to push forward while there are too many of them for the enemy to take on in one go


                            'Snowpiercer' Episode 9 Preview: An enemy becomes a friend but is it a trap or a chance at victory?
Jennifer Connelly (TNT)
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As 'Snowpiercer' Season 1 moves into its final act, the revolution is ready and on the move. Things aren't looking too good for Andre Layton (Daveed Diggs) and the rest of the revolutionaries but the situation could still get much worse.

Right now, the revolutionaries and the Jackboots are at something of a stalemate. Layton's forces are too injured to push forward while there are too many of them for the enemy to take on in one go.

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Chances are, Commander Grey (Timothy V Murphy) will try to pull off some sort of trick and the synopsis teases that a "dangerous foe" will defect to the side of the revolution. Episode 8 'These Are His Revolutions' ended with the reveal that Pike (Steven Ogg) has been freed from the drawers and is working for Grey and his First Class masters so maybe he may try and betray Layton from the inside.

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There's also the problem of Melanie Cavill (Jennifer Connelly) to consider. In the last episode, Melanie revealed to her former right hand Ruth Wardell (Alison Wright) that she was the one who built Snowpiercer and that Mr Wilford simply hijacked the project and used it to get rich, so Melanie killed him and left him by the tracks when they departed.

For her "crimes", Melanie is about to be executed but without her knowledge of the train's inner workings, it's unlikely that the human race will survive for much longer. One way or another, Layton will have to find Melanie and rescue her before she is put to death, or even if he wins, he will be stuck with a dying train that he has no idea how to save.

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Of course, there's the problem that Melanie is a long way away from where the Tail and Third Class have set up camp so unless Layton can figure out a way to push through to her in time, all is lost. Here's the official synopsis for Episode 9 'Old Ways, Old Wars', "The rebel forces are on the ropes when dangerous foe defects to their side. They hatch a final plan to take control of Snowpiercer once and for all, but it comes at a grave moral cost, and just may destroy them all."

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