Krypton is a new show that hit the scene last year! It’s not your typical show that is all about superheroes, especially our main guy Superman. This show is all about the planet Krypton and how the House of El lived restored their name. The season started off very dark with Klark’s grandfather, Seg El (Cameron Cuffe), watching his grandfather’s Val El (Ian McElhinney) execution. This also led to the family losing their rank and the house name El; the family is now rankless and living among the poor struggling day to day. Seg is a character that is looking to redeem his family name and save the future by defeating a being named Brainiac (Blake Ritson) who consumes planets. A human from the future named Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos) travels back in time to Krypton to warn and help Seg in his fight against Brainiac. He tells Seg that his future grandson becomes the greatest hero of the universe and that one of his enemies has also traveled back in time to prevent him from being born. Who is this foe?
This episode is revolved around the “House of Zod”, hence its title. The love of Seg’s life, Lyta Zod (Georgina Campbell), is sentenced to be executed for mutiny and conspiring with Black Zero, and her mother Jayna Zod (Ann Ogbomo) has an opportunity to save her but this goes against her family morals and honor. Throughout the episode, we get to see how the children of the House Zod are raised and why Lyta’s mother is the way that she is. The House of Zod is built on strength and honor, they are the leaders of the Sagitari for a reason. While Jayna is debating whether or not she is willing to put her family before honor, she thinks of when she was younger and she was in a situation similar to this. While training she had to choose between her brother and honor, she hoped that she could have both but her brother thought otherwise. Forced to fight and leave him for dead Jayna has been cold ever since, but this situation is different because her daughter’s life is on the line and she knows that she is innocent. Seconds before her execution Jayna puts everything on the line when she finally decides to save her daughter. Daron Vex (Elliot Cowan) is the man to thank for stopping Lyta’s death, but this was more for himself than Jayna. The only reason he saved Lyta was that he wanted Jayna’s allegiance for when he overthrows their tyrant of a leader, Rao (Blake Ritson).
While all of this is happening, Seg is being held captive by a strange man (Colin Salmon) and his crew. They are interrogating him and asking what he knows about Brainiac; it seems that they want to defeat the creature too, but why are they so attached to this cause? Why are they not willing to work with Seg instead of torturing him? He is able to escape for a short period of time taking another prisoner named Raika (Sonita Henry) along with him. While free from capture he was able to send a message to Adam to give to Lyta, a final goodbye. This is what helps Lyta in locating Seg’s position so that she could save him. Before freezing to death Seg’s captors find him once again and informs him that the vault is the key to stopping Brainiac.
That is when Lyta comes to save the day! Her team rushes in to separate Seg from the group. There is an intense hand to hand battle between the leader of the group and Lyta, moments before he is about to defeat her he sees the necklace hanging from her neck. That is when his true identity is revealed, he is General Zod Lyta’s future son. He is the one who traveled back in time to prevent Superman from being born. Why does he wish to defeat Brainiac himself? Why not just kill Seg and end the El line altogether? We will find out more about General Zod’s mission as the season progresses!
The episode overall was good! You were able to see why Jayna is the way that she is, she was not always so cold and unattached. Having to fight her brother in order to survive truly changed her forever, but she was able to overcome those feelings for her daughter. Lyta is truly her greatest love, but now her greatest shame. Lyta was not raised in a loving manner so it will be interesting to see how she acts towards General Zod now that she knows he is her son. I can’t wait to see how it will all go down for our characters.
Release Date: March 21, 2018
Starring: Cameron Cuffe, Georgina Campbell, Shaun Sipos, Colin Salmon, Elliot Cowan, Ann Ogombo, Aaron Pierre, Rasmus Hardiker, Wallis Day, Blake Ritson, Ian McElhinney, Andrea Vasiliou, Sarah Armstrong, Asiatu Koroma, Malachi Hallett, Emmanuel Ighodara, and Sonita Henry
Director: Julius Ramsay
Genre: Superhero Fiction, Action Fiction, and Drama
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