Will Ruth turn against Layton in Snowpiercer?
In the recent Snowpiercer promo, Pike wants Ruth to lead the train. Will she follow that advice and take down Layton?
It’s clear that Layton doesn’t have the respect or confidence of everyone on the train. We saw it when people voted for Wilford, and we saw it when Pike and others before went against him. Now he’s had to lie about Asha being from New Eden to make sure people choose to go to the Horn of Africa.
Ruth was behind him on that. She is willing to lie too in the hope that they can all get off the train. It’s a risky decision, and we could see Ruth regretting that choice very soon. Could it be during Monday night’s episode?
Pike wants Ruth to lead the train
In the promo for Snowpiercer Season 3, Episode 4, we see Pike tell Ruth that she should lead the train. She has the respect of the resistance since she didn’t leave them all behind. Pike can’t see past his emotions to realize that Layton had no choice but to take the 10-car pirate train to save the people.
He believes that it was a bad decision, and he also has romantic feelings for Ruth. Of course he wants her in charge, and then he can be second-in-command.
The question is whether Ruth will do it.
Ruth will do what’s best for the train on Snowpiercer
Ruth has been a consistent character on the series. You may not always like her decisions, but she has always done what is right for the train as a whole. Her decisions have been based on what everyone needs and not on what she wants.
She could have chosen Wilford when he joined Big Alice to the rest of the train. When she realized the type of man he was and the fact he was willing to leave Melanie to die, she refused. She put herself in a difficult position for the sake of the train. She joined with Layton to take Wilford down.
The only way she is going to go up against Layton is if he does something that is against the good of the train. It will need to be something big. I doubt we’ll see that happen on Snowpiercer Season 3, Episode 4.
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What do you think Ruth will do? Would you like to see her in charge? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Snowpiercer airs Mondays at 9/8c on TNT in the U.S. and on Tuesdays on Netflix internationally.