The Battle For Krypton (And Seg’s Body) Begins In A Preview Of Next Week’s Show

by Erik Amaya

Krypton‘s Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe) has a small problem in his mind: Brainiac (Blake Ritson) has claimed it as his new home. To get the computer tyrant out of his body, he’ll have to fight a war on two fronts even as Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos) defends his best pal from Lobo (Emmett J. Scanlan). Meanwhile, back home on the planet Krypton, Val-El’s (Ian McElhinney) revolution heats up. But are they walking straight into Zod’s (Colin Salmon) trap? This preview for next week’s episodes is low on hints as it keeps its focus firmly on Brainiac and da Main Man; where it definitely belongs.

And while Salmon has proved to be a delightful version of General Zod, the revolution is one of the weaker storylines the series has developed thus far. Either he captures the leaders of the resistance or Val figures out a way to use the trap to his advantage. The former at least puts the actors in the same room. The latter keeps water treading. The more interesting Krypton-set storylines concern Zod’s antecedents with Lyta (Georgina Campbell) fracturing more and more and Jayna (Ann Ogbomo) working her way back to Kandor.

But that does leave one curious question: even though Zod united the city states, what is life like in Argo or Kryptonopolis? And is Kem (Rasmus Hardiker) still hiding in that latter city?

Krypton airs Wednesdays on Syfy.

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