Snowpiercer Season 2 is reigniting a popular love triangle of the popular series, which culminated with the shocking return of a character. However, this new development may threaten Layton’s ultimate mission.
Warning! Spoiler Alert! The following contains spoilers for Snowpiercer Season 2 Episode 2 titled, Smolder to Life.
Season 1 is stuffed with heartbreaking moments, but one of the most distressing scenes was when Josie was killed by Melanie in an interrogation. Josie hated how Mel is using her son as leverage. This moment broke Layton as he was only starting a relationship with Josie. The even spurred him to lead a coup.
Mel and Layton moved on from the past, working for the betterment of the ark, especially with the return of Wilford’s back. However, Snowpiercer 2 hasn’t completely let go of the love triangle. The shocking return of Josie revived the love triangle, between her, Layton, and Zarah. This situation puts Layton in an uncomfortable spot.
Zarah is Layton’s ex who is currently carrying his child. Despite having relations with Zarah, Layton knows that his heart still remains with Josie. Zarah stumbles on Josie in Second Class. Zarah was working in the medical bay and spotted Josie.
Zarah was stunned after seeing Josie as it was her information that sold Josie out. She felt guilt when seeing Josie with a missing arm and a disfigured body due to the frostbite. The frostbite was caused by Mel when she opened Josie’s torture chamber to the sub-zero temperatures.
Zarah injected a chemical in Josie’s I.V. wanting to kill her, which gives the impression that she wants to end Josie’s suffering. However, Zarah’s intention was because she doesn’t want Layton going back to Josie. She knows that if Josie comes back, Layton will come back to her.
Zarah couldn’t finish the deed and unplugs Josie’s I.V. as she was unable to live with blood on her hands. Zarah informs Layton who rushes over to Josie. The episode’s final moment has him rushing over to Josie waking up. This new development will be interesting to see how Josie will react upon knowing that the traitor Zarah is carrying Layton’s child.