Snowpiercer Episode 5 Review
Snowpiercer season 1 episode 5 starts with a thrilling moment from the previous episode. In the previous episode Lilah Junior, LJ, the daughter of the First Class lawyer is revealed to be the mastermind behind the murders, using Erik Sotto the bodyguard to kill. After exposing her, Andre expects things to change for his people in the Tail however he’s drugged and sent to the Drawers to be a Sleeper.
Review: Snowpiercer Season 1 Episode 5
Snowpiercer season 1 episode 5 begins with Andre having dreams while being a Sleeper. Viewers will witness the obvious distress on his face. And as he’s being kept in the drawers, the Third Class is angry that not much is being done about Nikki who was killed. One of them hijacks a trolley going to First Class to make a demonstration.
Lilah Junior, LJ, is being held prisoner before her trial is conducted and is being watched over by the Lead Brakeman. Here, Lilah still insists on her innocence and her parents come for her to prepare her for the trial. Just before Lila leaves, she says something to Melanie Cavill that sounds like a veiled threat. Back at the Fogler apartment, Lilah’s parents warn her to shift all the blame on Erik Sotto the bodyguard and a distraught Lila agrees. Here, Lilah asks for a favour from her father that will leave the stomach of viewers lurching. Even her mother disapproved of the favour.
In the Tail, Andre’s disappearance has now become glaring and Josie receives word from their informant in Third Class. When they leave for sanitation work as usual, Josie and her informant switch places and Josie searches for clues to what happened to Andre. Her search leads her to people who betray her and a shocking revelation. One that would question everything Mr. Wilford claims he does for the Tail. However, that is not all, Josie is caught while trying to help Andre and finds an unlikely ally in someone she didn’t expect.
Audrey, the patroness of the Night Car is angry that the Trial for Lilah is being held by a jury of First Class members. Melanie goes to her after the demonstration of the Third Class with the trolley in the First Class. Audrey demands that the jury be composed of a member from each class. Melanie thinks about it and her response later enrages the First Class. Some members of the First Class come together with a despicable plan to get rid of Melanie and gain control of the Train.
When the jury starts, different people are called to the stand and all testify against Lilah. It is evident that Lilah Fogler Junior will be put to Sleep in one of the drawers. However, when she comes to the stand, she maintains her innocence and makes comments that hold Melanie Cavill in fear. Lilah is threatening her. The jury composed of each member of the classes, find Lilah guilty and Melanie has to decide to either send Lilah to the drawers but not before Lilah reveals all she knows or use her influence as Mr. Wilford to let go free. Melanie makes a choice and this sends uproar in the trial room, with security men having to put people in order.
Meanwhile, Josie, after the shocking revelations she saw, is being aided by her unlikely ally as they rush to save Andre. They go to the one person who can help them and it is clear that Josie does not like her.
Josie’s ally returns to clean up the mess she made and finds the other brakeman she knocked unconscious missing. Meaning she will soon be found that and everything she had worked hard for and had come to pass in this episode was going to be for nothing.
Andre is thrashing and seems to be getting worse. Suddenly, something happens that none of us expect.