Warning! The following contains spoilers for the Snowpiercer episode "Keep Hope Alive." Read at your own risk!
Chaos had overtaken the final minutes of Snowpiercer's latest episode, and as the train rushed to discover who was behind the murders of the Breachmen, one character made a stunning decision. Miss Audrey was set to return to Snowpiercer, and with nothing holding her back at the border, opted to stay with Mr. Wilford and not return to help Layton and the others with counter-intelligence on Big Alice. She also made that decision in full view of Ruth, making the act pretty blatant, but is her shocking betrayal all that it seems?
It's a question I found myself asking after seeing Audrey earlier on, seemingly terrified to come face to face with Mr. Wilford once again. Did something change, or was her experience not entirely what we thought? Another possibility is that Miss Audrey is playing the long game and appearing to get closer to Wilford in an effort to really hit back against the leader and gain Snowpiercer some breathing room. Is that what could be happening here?
To answer that question, I spoke to Miss Audrey actress Lena Hall about her character and finally asked the question I've been wondering as far back as Season 1. What exactly is this strange power Miss Audrey has on people, and how would she describe it? Hall gave a very thorough answer, which really got me thinking about how crucial she may become in the later stages of Season 2.
Beyond the demystification of one of Snowpiercer's most mysterious characters, Lena Hall's talk about Miss Audrey revealed that she's a person very in touch with her own feelings. Snowpiercer has shown her interacting and getting into the minds of several characters in the series, and while Mr. Wilford has done the same, is he able to work his magic on someone like Audrey?
The point I'm trying to make is that someone so acutely aware of the human psyche and able to empathize would probably be harder to sway and subdue than most people. And yet, we don't see a ton of struggle from Miss Audrey, which has me wondering if she's slowly working her way closer to Wilford's side for a longer play down the stretch. Then again, if that were true, you'd think she'd give someone a heads up over on Snowpiercer, though it does add to the commitment of the bit.
Ruth certainly seemed concerned about Audrey not crossing back over to their side of the train, but the rest of the powers that be were too concerned about the murders of the Breachmen to take on anything else. That said, I'm sure they're going to wonder what went down soon, and whether or not Audrey staying on Big Alice will do the Snowpiercer more harm than good if she commits to the decision. Let's hope she changes her mind soon because I'm not sure I'm too fond of her chances of survival hanging with the unpredictable Wilford.
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