Krypton: Episode 102- House of El Review

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Let’s Give This Another Go

Alright, Adam Strange is already my favorite character on this.  He drives the plot line forward and pushes Seg-El to actually make moves.  Seg-El once again is just so coincidentally in the wrong place at the wrong time.  He really likes to get in fights with the Military Guild, I want to know what episode that will stop in.  This time Nyssa-Vex saved him from being thrown in jail.  Nyssa brought him his parent’s ashes and I thought it was a genuine act of kindness, but it definitely was not.  I liked Nyssa at first, but by the end of the second episode it set in that she is just as malicious as her father.  She apparently has a master plan for Seg that not even her father knows.

Seg-El & Lyta-Zod

KRYPTON — Season:1 — Pictured: (l-r) Cameron Cuffe as Seg-El, Georgina Campbell as Lyta-Zod — (Photo by: Gavin Bond/Syfy)

Lyta-Zod seems like she’s really going to grow in this show.  At the beginning of the episode she’s meek and doesn’t prove herself fully worthy to be the daughter of Jayna-Zod, but wow did that change.  It came out of left field that she challenged her commander.  She went from having questionable training performances to stepping up to the plate.  I did actually gasp that she killed him, I know that there is no mercy but damn.  It’s going to be fun to see her take control and become who she’s supposed to be.  I wonder what this new promotion will do to her and Seg’s relationship.  I know that it’s already on the rocks, but it seems like this is going to maybe push it over the brink.  My statement still holds from last week, Jayna-Zod is a badass.

El-Lo!

Val-El returns!  That was a great pep-talk he gave his grandson.  Of course, he can’t advise on how to stop Brainiac but at least now Seg understands that Strange is actually telling the truth.  I am actually starting to like Seg now, he’s becoming less “coincidentally” the hero and more like he has earned it.  He’s dealing with a lot of things right now, from his parents to trying to come to grips with this whole Strange business.  I can already see him growing as a person.  Receiving his parent’s ashes really was a turning point from him.  When he visited his house and got the stone from the neighbor it really stuck a chord with him.  He denied the House of Vex to stay true to the House of El.  It was interesting that the Voice of Rao stepped in and took charge of the situation with Daron-Vex and Seg.  I wonder what his plan for Seg is.

KRYPTON — Season:1 — Pictured: Ian McElhinney as Val-El — (Photo by: Gavin Bond/Syfy)

I can see why Seg didn’t fully trust Strange at first.  He came out of no where with this mysterious item and tried to tell Seg what to do and how to live his life. I would be hesitant too!  Seg put his life on the line stealing the communicator from the Vex house.  I like Kem and Strange working together, they’re a good team so far.  The best line is when Kem goes: “It’s like your forehead’s got a beak!” about Strange’s baseball cap.  Kem and Strange set out on an adventure to find something, anything, that will lead him to Brainiac.  Boy, did they!  They found a major clue, and a problem, Brainiac is on Krypton!

I Should Know Better…

than to judge a show by its pilot episode (Exhibit A: Gotham).  Krypton was much more interesting and cohesive this episode.  I guess it might be because I am starting to better understand who is who.  They also did a good job of not cramming too much story into this episode.  I knew why each character was doing what they were doing.  So second episode is definitely a go!  I’m curious to see where the season goes from here.

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