Throughout its first season, Snowpiercer quickly became one of the most exciting and underrated shows on television. Now standing as the second most-watched cable drama of this year, interest in the post-apocalyptic thriller is growing, and Snowpiercer has already been renewed for a third season by TNT. But there are still two hours to go before viewers can even think about the future, particularly as events look about to come to a head aboard the eponymous dystopian train.
Developed by Graeme Manson and Josh Friedman, Snowpiercer is based on the 1982 French graphic novel Le Transperceneige, as well as the critically acclaimed 2013 film starring Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton and John Hurt. With an enthusiastic critical and public response, TNT treated fans to The Show Must Go On, the first episode of the exhilarating Snowpiercer finale on Saturday via VOD. After a week’s break, the episode will air alongside the season finale, Into the White, tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on TNT.
Season two has seen the survivors of the revolution attempting to rebuild and maintain some level of peace following last year’s events. However, a new power struggle has ended in new divisions, with loyalties dividing between Layton (Daveed Diggs) and billionaire Wilford (Sean Bean), who has a whole new train, new technology and grand plans. As the show reaches its season finale, Wilford is ready for his endgame as he stands in complete control of Snowpiercer.
What will happen in the Snowpiercer season 2 finale?
Exiled to the supply train, Layton has sunk to a new low, and the writing is seemingly on the wall for who will triumph as his allies become increasingly concerned for their future under Wilford. With the billionaire wanting details on the “elderly” over the age of 39 and a record of mass murder aboard Big Alice, the potential of taking outrageous action in the name of survival seems ever more possible. One thing is certain: Wilfred has no intention of allowing Layton’s developing democracy to continue. He will impose his “perfect order” no matter what he has to do, which makes even those opposed to Layton uncomfortable.
Earlier in the season, Melanie (Jennifer Connelly) left the train for a nearby research station when she discovered that the planet is warming, which could mean big things for the fate of the human race. However, she could not reboard the train and was left behind. The crew desperately tries and stop Wilford from discovering she’s still alive. A confrontation is seemingly inevitable and, as new unlikely alliances are formed, sacrifices will have to be made.
Yet Wilford would be making a mistake in underestimating Layton. As a new plan develops, everyone aboard Snowpiercer will find that hope is a powerful thing indeed.
The Show Must Go On, Episode 9 of Snowpiercer‘s second season, is available now on the TNT app and will air tonight, March 29, at 9 pm ET/PT on TNT, followed straight after by Episode 10, Into the White.