In Krypton Episode Seven, things go from bad to worse for our heroes. Out of the bunch, I believe Adam Strange has it the easiest though. He spends the whole episode feeling sorry for himself, moping at the Fortress of Solitude. Val-El’s hologram is there to convince him not to give up, but Adam seems determined to pout. Krypton has me wondering if Seg-El is the first friend Adam ever had. Friends fight and then they forgive, but Adam really needs to work at the forgiving part. Instead, he just wants to wallow in his misery.
Krypton Episode Seven also involves a rough week for Lyta-Zod, on top of last week’s dour revelations. Lyta has to go find her mom, who’s now a fugitive, which is quite the journey, that I did not expect when the series began. By the end of the episode, she learns that her best friend/fiancée is being controlled by Brainiac. This comes right on the heels of her finding out her son is General Zod in last week’s episode.
The Voice of Rao/Sentry of Braniac is making a lot of grand plays that sees him all but taking over the rule of Krypton. Krypton Episode Six ended with him taking control of the elite military force, The Sagitari, sent to destroy him. In Krypton Episode Seven, we see how he plans to proceed with his new forces. After all the times we’ve watched Daron-Vex, ruler supreme of Krypton, move people around like pieces on a chess board, it’s a lot of fun watching the Voice/Sentry manipulate Daron. I never thought Daron would through his daughter under the bus, though. weeNyssa didn’t believe it either, until he pulled the trigger. She gave everything for her dad’s ambitions and this is how he repays her. It’s not right.
All Nyssa-Vex has ever known in her life is manipulation and all she was taught was how to manipulate. No wonder she was surprised when Seg came to rescue her. Loyalty is not a concept with which she is familiar. Seg however, genuinely cares for the people around him, and is loyal to a fault. She saved Lyta when he asked, so he feels he owes it to her to save her. Then, he defends her when the Zods (Jayna and Lyta) don’t want her help defeating Braniac and saving Krypton. When facing someone like Brainiac, they really need all the help they can get.
I feel like Krypton Episode Seven starts moving us towards new territory around familiar properties. General Zod doesn’t know who his father is, just that he was a soldier who died fighting Braniac. We know that Seg and Lyta have slept together several times, despite his love for Lyta. We know General Zod and Jor-El are childhood friends, so General Zod grows up with Jor-El. However, it seems like Zod has never met Seg, leading me to believe that Seg dies before he can know him. Krypton seems to imply that the genesis chamber has already started creating Nyssa and Seg’s child, whose name could very easily be changed to Jor-El. If this is true, the General Zod in the future is the enemy of his own nephew. Ponder that
VERDICT: 4 Out Of 5
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