It has been quite a journey for Snowpiercer Season 3 as it starts the show with two trains apart and the finale seems to be headed on the same way, too, with Episode 10, The Original Sinners, as the train is divided once more, this time, between Andre Layton and Melanie Cavill. Here is the recap of what happened in the epic ending of the last run before it goes back to a hiatus.
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Snowpiercer Season 3 Episode 10 Finale Recap: The Original Sinners
Snowpiercer Season 3 Episode 10 marks the end of the season and the finale has tons of explosive scenes that will definitely give you a rush of curiosity as to what happens next. The season started with two trains headed on different directions with Layton’s team studying the remains of Melanie’s research and Wilford’s train carrying the rest of humanity, in the end, two trains are, again, in different paths.
It started with Melanie coming back as the Eternal Engineer of the train and following the spill of the lie that Layton fabricated, Layton has to retreat into Big Alice and on the other end of the train. As Melanie tries to regain control, there was Javi, reminding Melanie that ever since the long journey of Snowpiercer started, they were never the bad guys.
Wilford is trying to come back to his position as the leader of the train and he seems quite disappointed on Audrey finding a new love. Meanwhile, a war is brooding between Melanie and Layton and as both of them try to convince the passengers to stay on their sides, they have a day to decide what happens to the fate of humanity. Layton got the Tailies and the Third Class while Melanie got the rest, including the Brakemen led by Roche.
While Layton’s side is in it for blood, Melanie’s are on the other. Roche convinced that they can settle it without the need for blood and surprisingly, it worked. They were given two hours to talk it out and come into an agreement to spare blood from being shed and for the survival of everyone aboard, something like a peace talk.
In the end, Melanie and Layton were down to an agreement, one that would benefit everyone without any lives being taken. However, this comes with a condition: Wilford must go. They both decided to eliminate Wilford out of the equation by sending him into the same way Melanie survived. They will not kill him; they’ll only send him off the train with suspension drugs good enough for six months so he could have a chance to live.
With what is left of his dignity, Wilford got into the car where he would meet his fate for six months. Audrey gave him a goodbye, with the tone of “so over you,” and there, Wilford is on his own, venturing the world in a small service train, giving him six months to live before whatever happens to him outside the world he tried to build.
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Melanie and Layton both announced what they have agreed upon. All of the passengers of Snowpiercer would have the choice of staying on the train or going forth New Eden. Snowpiercer will be under Melanie’s control while Big Alice will be venturing into a hope that there will be New Eden where they could start over with their lives beyond the train.
LJ and Oz, the newlyweds, finally calls it quits as Oz would go to New Eden and LJ would be staying on Snowpiercer. Bess had to say her goodbyes to her newfound love, Audrey, who would rather stay behind the train and given that Bess has been Layton’s right-hand, they decided to part ways.
It was a decision that would suit everyone. The only basis they would hold on to is either the safety that the train has provided over the years, or the uncertainty and the possibility that life could thrive beyond it. In the end, the people peacefully took their sides. Both trains will have the same food and resources to sustain life.
As they say their goodbyes to everyone they love, Layton and Melanie give each other a promise: to take care of the people on their sides, and most importantly, their children who would have to stay on the other side with Alex joining Layton with the rest of the people going to New Eden while Miles stay behind Snowpiercer to be trained as an engineer.
Before the door closes, Bess Till had a change of heart. She could not come with Layton and leave her newfound love behind. Layton gives her a goodbye and she joins Audrey on Snowpiercer. Audrey’s redemption arc is finally complete and with Bess, she could be a better person doing what she is best known for, her art.
Left on Snowpiercer are Melanie and Ben who would be manning the train; Bess and Audrey who lived their life the best way they know with Bess being the new lead Brakeman and Audrey with her art; Miles will study being an engineer; Gilles; Dr. Pelton; and Tristan who is becomes the new Head of Hospitality.
Going to New Eden are Layton; Josie who finally gave their love another chance; Zarah and their daughter, Liana; Ruth who is at peace knowing that hospitality is now in good hands; Javi and Alex who will both man the train; Roche and his daughter, Carly; Oz; Icy Boki; and Dr. Headwood.
Of course, trouble is always on the horizon, as the trains parted, Big Alice faces another problem as they pass a dangerous track to the Horn of Africa in hopes of finding New Eden. Javi and Alex manned the train and when they finally put Big Alice to a stop, they noticed that the weather there is, indeed, warmer.
The Horn of Africa did not disappoint. While the temperature outside is -5 degrees Fahrenheit, it was enough to sustain life outside the train. In disbelief, everyone disembarked Big Alice and to their surprise, they would not even need suits to come outside. The fabricated lie turns out to be the truth. New Eden really exists.
Meanwhile, LJ feels all alone and to find comfort, she swallowed the prosthetic eye of her father and choked to death. Before the episode ends, a time jump is shown to three months after and Melanie who is driving Snowpiercer saw a missile being launched. Questions arise: who set off that missile, where did it come from, and what does that mean?
The finale was enough to give justice to everything that the whole season has tackled. With a fourth season up ahead, what’s next will truly be interesting.
As for the Netflix release of Snowpiercer, it happens in one bulk which means that for Season 3 of Snowpiercer, Netflix would have to wait for the whole season to finish its release on TNT. With the finale airing, Snowpiecer Season 3 would arrive anytime on the streaming platform.
Snowpiercer Season 3 Episode 10, the finale, is now streaming on the TNT website and app.
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