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TV REVIEWS: FTN Reviews Krypton Episode 08: Savage Night

May 10th, 2018 by Todd Black Comments

Ok, that didn’t go as expected, but it once again proved just how powerful Krypton can be when you least expect it to be. And “Savage Night” proved very savage indeed, but it came with some great character moments and storylines.

First up, I’m glad we got to see more of Adam’s backstory. For this allowed us to see what happened to him after he disappeared in the pilot episode. And apparently, he went back to Rann! Where…we got to hear the voices of both Sardath and Alanna, who in the comics is his father-in-law and wife. And…they didn’t have many good things to say about Adam, especially Alanna.

Still, we got to see Adam persevere through his own self-doubts and misgivings, and even though he did a betrayal of sorts, when the chips were down, he made a sacrifice play of sorts, and where he is now…yeah, it’s going to be interesting to see where that goes.

More than that though, we got to see the fallout of Brainiac’s “rebirth” ceremony, including seeing our ragtag team of heroes having to go underground in order to figure out what to do next. This led to many fun moments, including lots of witty banter between Lyta and Nyssa. I honestly felt bad for Seg as he had to be stuck in the middle between the woman he loves (Lyta) and the woman he’s betrothed too (and has a son with as we’re constantly reminded…). While a bit on the nose at times, I did like how Nyssa got to flesh herself out a bit more. Including how she really does care for Seg and wanted to be with him and their son, and even her “forgiveness” scene with her father was well done.

As for the Zods, we got a GREAT scene between Jaina and Zod, and it got to show just how little Zod thinks of Superman. Yet…if we’re being technical, he’s not exactly wrong about Superman not being special. For if he had lived his life on Krypton, he would’ve been part of the Science Guild more than likely.

I really appreciated how Jaina saw through Zod’s “desire” to save Krypton, and telling Seg that he wants to rule it instead. This will shake things up in the final two episodes. Especially now that we’ve met the leader of Black Zero, Jax-Ur. If that name sound familiar, it was a character in the comics and Superman Animated Series that went up against Superman quite a few times. Ironically, he was male in the comics, where here Jax-Ur is female. But hey, small changes in the long run.

Krypton’s version of Brainiac continues to impress me. For this version of him knows how to play the long game (until his real body arrives to take Kandor), yet he knows how to inspire, manipulate, and strike a fierce blow right where it hurts. My jaw dropped when Ona started to glow red. I couldn’t believe he would do that. Yet, it’s Brainiac. So yeah, he would do that.

Some small nitpicks, I do wish we had a few more scenes with Adam and his redemption arc, but hopefully with whatever future he’s in we’ll get some more from him. And though I’m happy Dev is back, I sense an unnecessary switch in who loves who coming up.

In the end though, “Savage Night” continues to prove why Krypton works as a series, and I can’t wait for the final two episodes of the season.

4.5 out of 5 nerds

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Todd Black is reader of comics, a watch of TV (a LOT of TV), and a writer of many different mediums. He's written teleplays, fan-fictions, and currently writes a comic book called Guardians (guardians-comic.com). He dreams of working at Nintendo, writing a SHAZAM! TV series, and working on Guardians for a very long time!