Krypton—Season 2

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7.0 Overall Score
Story: 7/10
Acting: 7/10
Visuals: 7/10

Better than previous season, more set variety

Cancelled and no true ending

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Is it Doomsday for Krypton (answer: yes)

General Dru-Zod (Colin Salmon) is now ruling the land and his mother Lyta-Zod (Georgina Campbell) stands by his side.  As rebels are joined by Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos) in the fight against Zod, Nyssa (Wallis Day) tries to cope with the loss of Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe) while helping his grandfather Val-El (Ian McElhinney) and Jax-Ur (Hannah Waddingham) fight back against Zod’s rule.  Meanwhile in the Phantom Zone, Seg finds himself trapped with Brainiac (Blake Ritson)…and the fate of Krypton and his future descendant Superman hangs in the balance!

Krypton—Season 2 aired on Syfy from June 12, 2019 to August 14, 2019.  With declining ratings, the series was cancelled just as Season 2 was wrapping up.  A spin-off Lobo series was also scrapped.

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The Main Man Lobo gets shut down…bastich!

I started Krypton after Krypton’s cancellation.  I knew going into it that it would be a frustrating end.  The first season played like a bad Shakespearian play with a dull story and not very impressive sets.  Despite this, I dove into Season 2…and found it (slightly) beat the sophomore slump by improving.

Krypton still has a ways to go to being good in this season, but it did show potential of being better.  I found the beginning of Smallville rather tedious as well with creature-of-the-week and little ties to the bigger DC Universe.  Krypton decided to rectify that problem this season and make it more “comic-book-y” by bringing in superheroes and more characters from the DCU.

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Thanagar!!! I can’t wait! Omega Men…yes!!! Crap…

The addition of superheroes does add a slight spark to the series.  I’ve never been that big of Lobo fan, but it was something different for a series that mostly had characters running through tunnels and having bad soap-opera romances.  In addition to Lobo, Brainiac returns as one of the villains, and you get an impressive looking Doomsday (who I prefer to the Doomsday of Batman v Superman).  It keeps the season moving in the sense you look forward to the episodes where these characters appear, and they break up the monotony of the Seg-Nyssa-Lyta-General Zod-Jayna-Dev storyline that has been brewing since Season 1.

The cast also feels more comfortable this season.  Cameron Cuffe is more likable and a bit more defined.  I like Wallis Day this season with Nyssa finally getting more of a storyline, but in giving Nyssa a bigger story, Ann Ogbomo and Aaron Pierre really don’t have much to do.  Colin Salmon continues to be menacing as Zod, but the character needs more direction.  I do like the development of Rasmus Hardiker’s Kem and the series tries to demonstrate that Shaun Sipos’s Adam Strange is becoming a true hero in his own standing.

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I can’t wait to see what nefarious plans Brainiac has for Jor-El…or not

A big problem with Krypton—Season 1 was the sets.  I like some of the special effects of the series and the costume designs, but the basic dark and mopey look of all the locations looked very much like sets.  This season livened things up by getting off the planet a few times (and also visiting a bright city in the “Mercy” episode).  It provided a much needed change to series.

As the series begins to swell, Krypton ends.  The future promised the Thanagar-Rann and Hawkworld with hints of the Omega Men.  You had Brainiac headed to Earth with Jor-El where Jor-El would gain powers like his son, and Sig and Lobo making a tentative deal to track Brainiac…plus, Adam Strange finally got his rocket pack.  All of this of course was crushed by the cancellation and as more time passes, it seems unlikely that a season or even a movie wrap-up will happen.  This is unfortunate, and a trend that has kind of been forgotten over the years with series that have set endings.  Krypton had a set ending (it blows-up and Superman lives)…but we most likely will never see it.

Krypton—Season 2 Complete Episode Guide:

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“Light Years from Home”

2.1       Light-Years from Home Airdate:  06/12/19

Six months have passed since General Dru-Zod (Colin Salmon) took over Krypton and turned his rule into the rule of the land.  With his mother Lyta-Zod (Georgina Campbell) at his side, Zod is trying to root out the resistance led by Jax-Ur (Hannah Waddingham), Val-El (Ian McElhinney), and Nyssa-Vex (Wallis Day).  When Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos) returns to Krypton with word that Brainiac (Blake Ritson) is alive in the future, Nyssa realizes it could mean that Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe) is also alive.  Plagued by visions in the Phantom Zone, Seg discovers he might have a means to escape.  When Nyssa learns the location of her father Daron-Vex (Elliot Cowan), she hopes that it could mean the keys to her past…but danger is growing on Krypton and no one can be trusted.

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“Ghost in the Fire”

2.2       Ghost in the Fire Airdate:  06/19/19

Adam has found Seg using the Zeta Beam and discovered that he has killed Brainiac…but that is no consolation to Lobo (Emmett J. Scanlan) who wants Brainiac at any cost.  Jayna-Zod (Ann Ogbomo) tries to survive in the wasteland with the help of her brother Vidar-Zod (Faisal Mohammed) and finds an unlikely ally to avoid the men sent to find her.  The search for Doomsday continues, but Doomsday is on a hunt of his own.  Nyssa has been sent to infiltrate the resistance on Krypton’s moon Wegthor and hopes it is a means to get her son Cor-Vex back.  Lyta continues to cope with Seg death and is criticized by Zod for losing her vision of Krypton’s future.  When Lobo makes a shocking discovery about Seg, Adam and Seg realize time could be running out.

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“Will to Power”

2.3       Will to Power Airdate:  06/26/19

Seg finds himself battling for control against Brainiac, and Seg and Adam hope that Brainiac’s birthing chamber can separate the two before Lobo reaches them.  Nyssa secretly works for Zod undercover among the rebels and learns of Jax’s plans.  Jayna and Dev-Em (Aaron Pierre) find themselves thrown together and question their next step.  Zod agrees to work with Lyta to deescalate the battle.

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“Danger Close”

2.4       Danger Close Airdate:  07/03/19

Adam and Seg have made it back to Krypton but discover a world at war.  Adam goes to the rebels while Seg tries to reunite with Lyta.  When Seg spots Raika (Sonita Henry) among the people working for Zod, he discovers Zod’s means of controlling Lyta.  Adam and Kem (Rasmus Hardiker) lead a secret mission but find Zod has made a covert move of his own.  Seg investigation into Zod’s actions leads to a shocking discovery about his relationship with Brainiac.

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“A Better Yesterday”

2.5       A Better Yesterday Airdate:  07/10/19

The war against the rebels is escalating but Nyssa learns that due to her involvement that more blood has been shed.  An attempt by Lyta to bring peace results in a trap by Jax.  Seg holds Zod as a prisoner but finds keeping ahold of Zod isn’t as easy as it seems.  Tapping into Brainiac to help him escape with Jayna and Dev, Jax’s true intentions are broadcast across Krypton.

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“In Zod We Trust”

2.6       In Zod We Trust Airdate:  07/17/19

Lyta has been executed by Jax on monitors all over the planet, but Jax’s actions have created a rift with Val and the rebels under her.  Nyssa prepares to deliver the codex to Zod in exchange for Cor-Vex but finds getting Zod to honor the deal might require help.  Seg, Jayna, and Dev question their next step and what Lyta would have wanted.  Val is faced with a decision about the rebellion, and Jax’s place in it.

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“Zods and Monsters”

2.7       Zods and Monsters Airdate:  07/24/19

With the bridge between Kandor and Wegthor shattered, the rebels work to regroup with Kem taking Adam on a mission to round up the remaining hidden Sagitari.  Seg finds Brainiac’s power over him growing and goes to the Fortress to try to purify him of Brainiac.  Zod prepares a counterstrike against the rebels by preparing the captured Doomsday for his control and does it by tapping into Doomsday’s memories of being Dax (Staz Nair).  Brainiac seeks to make his next move, and Seg and Nyssa could be his victims.

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2.8       Mercy Airdate:  07/31/19

Lyta is living the life of her dreams.  She and Seg are married and her mother approves…but something is wrong.  Zod has placed his mother under the control of the Black Mercy and revealed that the Lyta seen killed was a clone.  As Seg, Nyssa, Jayna, and Dev seek to stop the launch of troops to Wegthor, Zod continues to train Doomsday…but Lyta’s perfect world could shatter.

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“Blood Moon”

2.9       Blood Moon Airdate:  08/07/19

Seg and Nyssa are on a mission to stop the attack on Wegthor, but don’t realize that Zod has dispatched Doomsday to do his bidding.  With Doomsday tearing through their troops, Seg and Kem go on a desperate assignment to combat Doomsday while Adam and Val face their own problem.

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“The Alpha and the Omega”

2.10     The Alpha and the Omega Airdate:  08/14/19

Wegthor has been destroyed, and Zod is fighting for control of the situation.  Lyta’s return has given hope the rebels and gives the potential for a renewed fight.  Nyssa seeks to find Jor-El and finds a means to pursue him and Brainiac…but discovers she might have reached the wrong target.  Seg and Nyssa must face off against Zod to save Krypton, but even if they win, the return of an old enemy could mean changes for Seg.

Related Links:

Krypton—Season 1 Review and Complete Episode Guide

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