I wouldn’t be surprised if Snoke was related to Palpy - as a puppet ? - since it would be the only way (given the return of Palpy as an entrance parameter, of course) to salvage how lame the threat in the ST was compared to the OT and the PT. So far, the ST is missing a true great vilain. Matt Smith could be a Grievous figure, i.e. the new charismatic vilain of the last entry of the trilogy who acts like a diversion to the story as a whole.
Could be the last opportunity to hear for the first time Palpy first name on screen by the way.