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Snowpiercer Season 2 Episode 1 Ending Explained & Plot Recap


Snowpiercer Season 2 Episode 1 Ending: Everything you should know

‘Snow Pearcere’ Season 1 is an exciting dystopic thriller amidst some fascinating storytelling. Humanity’s struggle for existence is contained within the boundaries of Sniperpier, a rigid class hierarchical moving train.


We see the entire season 1 developing characters, especially Layton (Daveed Diggs), who controls the train. On the other hand, Melanie (Jennifer Conley) has to relinquish her authority.

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In the event of Mr. Willford’s arrival, both Layton and Melanie must square off against a formidable enemy. The nascent revolution on Snowpier still hasn’t realized its true potential, as Layton finds himself in the midst of the Cold War between Big Ellis and Snowpier.

Season 1 ends at a cliff-hanger with many possibilities for the narrative to follow. We really liked the premiere of season 2 and we saw the specifics of it.

Snowpiercer Season 2 Episode 1 Ending Plot Recap:

Snowpiercer Season 2 Episode 1
Snowpiercer Season 2 Episode 1

The episode begins exactly where we left off at the end of season 1. Big Ellis has caught himself in Snowpiercer’s tail. The trains have come to a standstill, and members of Snowpier have been given an ultimatum to meet some of Mr. Wilford’s (Sean Bean) demands or to risk their lives.

Alexandra, Melanie’s daughter, indulges the demand for some strange things like a hen, cucumber slices, and morphine. Melanie is stranded outside Snowpier, where Ben constantly scolds her to climb on her.

He eventually manages to board the Big Ellis after sabotaging the connection between the two trains. Melanie and Mr. Willford finally emerge. Riding on the Big Ellis, Melanie is disabled by Kevin, Big Ellis’ security member,

And Melanie’s former colleague. Mr. Wilford and Melanie engage in a war of words, where Mr. Wilford’s autocratic ways come to light. Melanie also meets her daughter, and she is wonderfully surprised. Melanie now faces a precarious position to handle Mr. Willford as well as her battered daughter.

Meanwhile, on Snowpiercer, Ruth and the members of the Hospitality have to handle the runaway democracy and deal at the same time, with the skirmishes with Big Alice. It is later revealed that Big Ellis has embarked on some amazing scientific discoveries and is a hawking animal, unaffected by sub-zero temperatures.


The skirmishes between Mr. Wilford and Layton drive the two antagonists of different classes, who move the story through the central theme of their existence amidst the chaos.

Snowpiercer Season 2 Episode 1 Ending: What Happens in Two Trains?

Finally, the skirmish in Big Ellis by the people of Snowpier gives us the first glimpse of the time of impending unrest. They manage to catch Kevin and are about to make their way to the front coaches when they are stopped by the icy temperature Icy Bob, a scientific anomaly who can survive the cold temperatures.

It shows that Mr. Willford has been prepared for any event and is determined to wrestle control of Snowpiercer. Mr. Wilford’s arrogance is evident from his globing while taking on Snow Piercerr, and as such, the attack leaves him angry.

He orders the decoupling of the train, which will turn Snowpier back into oblivion. As soon as the mechanism is triggered, a bomb goes off, causing damage that permanently engages the two trains.

It is through Melanie’s clever engineering that Snowpier is saved from the wrath of Mr. Wilford. Permanent coupling of the train indicates that members of the trains now have to find a way to coexist to avoid the freeze.

His disgruntled daughter, Alexandra, also praises Melanie’s understanding of Mr. Wilford’s ways. While imprisoned, Melanie is able to take care of Mr. Willford, even if only momentarily.

The trains join together, opening up the possibility of dialogue between Snowpierre’s runaway democracy and autocracy on the Big Ellis.


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Why does Layton apply martial law?

Layton finds himself at the crossroads between an important position responsibility and the adversary in Mr. Wellford. The revolution seems to have abolished class division, but there is no uniformity of structure in Snowpierre’s society.

Layton has to manage the situation efficiently with the help of Ruth and members of Hospitality. Furthermore, Zarah and Layton bond together as Zara is pregnant with their child.

Ruth grants him and Zarah first-class privileges because of their ensuing paternity. Even though the class is divided, the privilege attached to it remains intact. Layton probably understands this inequality, and his political transcendence is gradually increasing.

Layton understands that if he is to stand up against Mr. Willford and his power, he needs to keep the authority over Snowpierre. Sensing an opportunity, Layton applied martial law to use his resources effectively.

What happens at the end of Snowpiercer Season 2 Episode 1

Martial law comes as a surprise given Laton’s penchant for equity, but a difficult situation forces him to maintain his morality. Layton has to save Melanie so that she can get an edge over Mr. Willford.

In short, there is a role-reversal between Melanie and Layton. This is evident from a particular scene where a hostage from Big Ellis is brought in front of Layton to leave the secret in exchange for an actual meal, which reminds us of a time when Layton was in a similar situation in Season 1.

It is a clever narrative device that reverses Layton’s position as we wonder whether the power will go to Laton. The tail is no longer the end but has become a boundary between two different societies on the verge of war.

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