In Review: Snowpiercer (S3 – EP7) Ouroboros

Layton realizes some dreams are out of reach as the rest of the train deals with Layton's status change. Wilford makes a staggering discovery

Synopsis: In Ouroboros Layton realizes some dreams are out of reach as the rest of the train deals with Layton’s status change. Wilford makes a staggering discovery.


The Story

Picking up the story from last week. We find Layton unconscious and in a coma after injuries sustained during his fight with Pike. While in his coma Layton finds himself in an alternate version of Snowpiercer where he is part of a gang being run by Mr. Wilfred. However, it is all part of a dream in which Layton is trying to find his way back home. Meanwhile on the real version of Snowpiercer. Bess Till calls on Audrey to help bring Layton back to consciousness.

Elsewhere. Wilfred is fast recovering and thinks he has made an incredible find. The question is. Will Alex believe him?


The Acting

We got to see some of the actors have a bit of fun as they got to play slightly different takes on their usual roles. For example, Alison Wright gets to play a slightly more aggressive Ruth who is a part of Wilfred’s gang. While Sean Bean’s alternate take on Mr. Wilfred as a gang leader seems to be a little less disturbed than the more unhinged version that we have come to know and love.

Daveed Diggs does a lot of the heavy lifting in the dream sequence and we get to see Layton have somewhat of an epiphany by the close of the episode.



While Ouroboros is a fun and somewhat different episode to what we have gotten used to. It felt like a filler episode to fill in some space as we get very, very little in the way of plot advancement, but do get some interesting new takes on established characters.

However, if you stick with it. You do get rewarded at the end with some interesting plot twists that many fans might have been discussing on the bulletin boards. Especially when it comes to the status of Melanie Cavill.

Snowpiercer (S3 - EP7) Ouroboros
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  • Acting
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  • Incidental Music

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