Superman Homepage writer Michael J. Petty reviews episodes from the “Krypton” TV series, airing on SYFY.
Check out his review of the 10th and final episode of Season 2 in which Seg and his allies face-off against General Zod with the future of Krypton at stake.
Originally Aired: August 14, 2019
WRITTEN BY: Luke Kalteux & Cameron Welsh
DIRECTED BY: Ruba Nadda
Cameron Cuffe as Seg-El
Shaun Sipos as Adam Strange
Georgina Campbell as Lyta-Zod
Aaron Pierre as Dev-Em
Wallis Day as Nyssa-Vex
Ann Ogbomo as Jayna-Zod
Blake Ritson as Brainiac
Ian McElhinney as Val-El
Colin Salmon as General Dru-Zod
Rasmus Hardiker as Kem
Hannah Waddingham as Jax-Ur
Rating – 4 (out of 5): “General, would you care to step outside?” – Seg-El
This season of Krypton has been one wild ride, one that I’ve enjoyed every step of the way without any major disappointment and with well-met expectations. This year’s season finale, though not as intense as last season’s, certainly continues to excite.
There are a bunch of things that should be touched on in regard to this finale, but first and foremost it seems as if Darkseid and the New Gods may be introduced next season as Nyssa-Vex (now stuck on some unknown planet) confronts Parademons and an Omega symbol. Since Krypton exists entirely in its own alternate timeline, I suppose it’s plausible for Seg-El and his crew to encounter Darkseid, but to me it seems a little early…
But nevertheless, Nyssa’s commitment to finding Jor-El is admirable, even being willing to face potential death or abandonment in order to rescue him. She has truly grown and changed (arguably) the most out of all the main characters in this series and she continues to remain my favorite character. My only complaint is that is wish she had more to do this week.
Seg-El and Lyta-Zod’s confrontation with General Dru-Zod was also well done and, quite frankly, the most natural conclusion to this arc. The ending, in which they decide to keep Zod under the control of the Black Mercy was the obvious way to keep him in the game for potential future use while also providing a satisfactory close to this arc. Though personally, putting him back in the Phantom Zone, in my opinion, would have made the most sense.
Also, on another note, there is no way Dru-Zod would now exist in this timeline, right? I mean, in the future, if Seg and Lyta have a son they won’t name him Dru-Zod. Now, the series could pull a Cor-Vex/Jor-El on us and name him something like Zor-El only for him to rename himself in the future, but I couldn’t see Seg or Lyta raising a Dru-Zod after all of this. Just a random thought.
Adam Strange’s backstory and famous jetpack were finally introduced this week, which was welcomed after spending twenty episodes with the character. His revelation that Krypton is more his home than Earth is gives the character a deeper connection to this world and makes me hope that this addition to the character’s mythology will be one day utilized in the comics as well.
Then there were a few other loose ends such as Jayna-Zod and Dev-Em’s love connection (which anyone could have seen coming after this season), Doomsday’s return to Krypton, Brainiac’s decision to take over Earth (and calling Jor-El his son in an eerily familiar fashion, reminiscent of Jor-El’s speech in Superman: The Movie), and Lobo’s return all point to more exciting stories to be told next season.
Once again, this series continues to impress me week-in and week-out and I’m very excited to see what Season Three will bring us next summer. It’s too bad we have to wait a whole year…