Snowpiercer Season 3 Episode 9 Ending Explained

Warning! This article contains spoilers for Snowpiercer! Read at your own risk!

As Snowpiercer Season 3 enters the penultimate offering in Episode 9, A Beacon For Us All, an important person comes back and while everyone is amazed and fascinated about her return, it also marks an impending war as she spills the lie that Layton and his team have been keeping this whole time! This is what happened at the end of the episode.

Snowpiercer Season 3 Episode 9 Ending Explained

Snowpiercer Season 3 Episode 9 Ending Explained
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Snowpiercer Season 3 Episode 9 Ending Explained

In Snowpiercer Season 3 Episode 9, A Beacon of Hope, as Ben, Josie, and Layton successfully retrieves the rail car where Melanie is, they found her unconscious as she kept herself alive through suspension drugs. However, they are not aware of what she could bring into the train upon her arrival.

As Melanie finds out about the lie of New Eden, she suddenly feels conflicted about the situation. She knows very well that lies are necessary to keep Snowpiercer afloat, she did this in the first season of the show where she lied to everyone about Wilford’s existence in the Eternal Engine. However, this time, the circumstances cannot warrant a lie so huge that it could give false hope to everyone aboard.

Melanie cannot accept the fact that Layton would put the lives of everyone on Snowpiercer in a quest to prove that life can still exist beyond rail cars without any guarantee that New Eden is, indeed, a safe place to start again. Looking at her research, the Arabian warmth spot doesn’t hold enough assurance that life can survive in the said region, even thinking of the mission as a suicidal act.

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Melanie still chooses to save the lives of everyone on the train. Because of this, she reveals the secret of Layton to everyone saying that Layton did not ever step foot on New Eden and they don’t even know whether life really exists in the region.

With Melanie's return, alive and well, and her revelation that Layton fabricated a lie about New Eden, they may find themselves on other ends of the line once more just like in the first season of the show. The secret is out and science backs the reason over the prophetic visions that Layton has.

Impending doom is looming inside Snowpiercer as the possibility of another war is really high considering the angered citizens of the train and the false hope given to them by Layton. Who will be on which side? Also, with Wilford's escape, he sure knows how to capitalize on the emotions of the citizens.

Snowpiercer Season 3 Episode 9 is now streaming on the TNT website and app.

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