'Snowpiercer' Season 2 Finale Part 1: Why did Ruth go against Wilford? How her rebellious nature could cost their relationship

Ruth has always been on the side of Wilford since the very start, but all the recent developments have made her question Wilford's intentions


                            'Snowpiercer' Season 2 Finale Part 1: Why did Ruth go against Wilford? How her rebellious nature could cost their relationship
Alison Wright as Ruth Wardell in 'Snowpiercer' (TNT)
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Spoilers for ‘Snowpiercer’ Season 2 Finale Part 1

Season 2 of ‘Snowpiercer’ is slowly moving toward its conclusion and promises to satisfy the viewers with a befitting end. The two-hour season finale will be premiering exclusively on TNT on Monday, March 29, at 9 pm ET. The previous episode of Season 2 made one thing clear that the end is near. The viewers saw how Wilford (Sean Bean) tried to make his way back to the train by damaging the ‘Snowpiercer’. Meanwhile, the Hydrogen levels begin to fluctuate on Snowpeircer. The engineers are unable to fix the issue, and reluctantly, they agree to let in Wilford.

Wilford manages to take control of the Snowpiercer while Layton (Daveed Diggs) loses everything that he had gained.

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However, Layton is not the only one who is preparing to stand against Wilford to save the train. One of Wilford’s closest allies and undoubtedly one of the most exciting characters on the show, Ruth (Alison Wright), is also not ready to accept Wilford back in charge. But, why would she end up on the wrong side of Wilford? 

Sean Bean as Mr. Wilford in 'Snowpiercer' (TNT)

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Why did Ruth refuse Wilford’s tantalizing job offer? 

We always knew how Ruth always wanted to become the Head of the Department for Hospitality on Snowpiercer. She has been working hard and had been loyal to Wilford since the very start. But all the recent developments have completely shocked her and she knows that Wilford is trying to bring back the class system on the train.

Part One of the finale sees Ruth doing her usual job alongside Kevin (Tom Lipinski). Kevin tells Ruth that Wilford will be making him the head of Hospitality after showing Wilford he was subservient. He also tells Ruth that Wilford is also preparing for a special night for a few selected people on the train. Ruth is baffled after seeing all the preparations he has done for the special night.

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Ruth Wardell (TNT)


Wilford tells Ruth to help setting up a dinner table for eight people because he has a special announcement to make. The dinner table is ready and the “few selected people” have now taken their respective seats.

In the end, Wilford calls Kevin and Ruth and orders them to join the dinner table. As soon as they sit, Wilford looks at Ruth and says that you will be the new head of Hospitality. Kevin is taken by surprise but is unable to say anything. However, there is one condition. If Ruth needs to have the position, she would have to inform the passengers that they won’t be returning for Melanie (Jennifer Connelly).

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Jennifer Connelly as Melanie Cavill (TNT)


Surprisingly, Ruth refuses the offer and says she can’t do that. As a result, she is fired from her current position and is going to face serious repercussions for her actions.

It is going to be an emotional moment for the fans when the aforementioned scenes arrive on their screens. Everyone knows that Ruth always wanted to be on the side of Wilford and was the spokesperson for all the Wilford loyalists. However, she doesn’t believe that Wilford has good intentions and just wants to kill people who opposed him earlier.

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Alison Wright as Ruth Wardell in 'Snowpiercer' (TNT)


Ruth has done everything for the train and is now ready to risk her life for the sake of the train.

Meanwhile, we could see her coming into an alliance with Layton to defeat Wilford and take back control of the train. 

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Fans love the huge change in her character

During the first season, she was working for Wilford with obedience and followed everything that came out of his mouth. However, times have changed and she knows she can’t trust Wilford now. That’s why she has decided to not support him in his upcoming plans.

 


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Fans love the way makers have changed her character throughout the season and believe that she is indeed one of the best characters of the show. One user wrote, “Tbh Ruth is the best character in the whole series, such a great character development.” Another user noted, “Ruth does have an interesting backstory. I like her.”

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Meanwhile, another user shared, “I love what they're doing with Ruth's character, how she went from following orders & the rules without question to becoming the biggest rebel on the train.” One Reddit user wrote, “I really appreciate that she stood strong and proved she’s not just some Wilford fanatic. She’s loyal to her duties but really admires Wilford. And as seen in the last episode, it is clear that she sticks to her duties.” 

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