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TV REVIEWS: FTN Reviews Krypton Season 2 Episode 6: In Zod We Trust

July 18th, 2019 by Todd Black Comments

After a very impactful episode, it’s always important to examine what exactly happened. And that’s exactly what Krypton did in its episode “In Zod We Trust”. Because despite my saying otherwise, Lyta (for the moment…still…) is indeed dead. No tricks, no body doubles or holograms, it was truly a death. And her death hit a lot of people hard.

What might be my personal favorite scene in the episode is the silent scream that Seg had when he finally grieved and knew that Lyta was gone. Dev and Jayna, even Nyssa, also had their own moments of grief, with each wondering if she could’ve been saved.

An unexpected joy was seeing the rebellion turn against Jax-Ur, and then to have her turn the tables in her own way by still trying to save the cause while making the hard decisions that Val-El couldn’t. Or wouldn’t. I noted in my last episode that there is a fine line between doing something for the cause and just being a bad person, but here, Jax really showed that she cared about the cause. And she even cared about Val, that’s why she gave him the choice to blow up the space elevator, because she knew it had to be done, and now Val has taken steps that he likely wouldn’t have done a few episodes back. Plus, Jax is still alive, and so she might come back into play later on.

The rage of Zod was on full display, and it was honestly pretty terrifying. The way he handled Val, Nyssa, and even his fellow Kryptonians proved you don’t mess with Zod when he’s ticked. And…now he’s going after Doomsday! Because of course Zod would do that.

I do appreciate the reconnection between Seg and Nyssa, and now they have their son back. I do hope they don’t rush them towards a relationship so soon after Lyta, but we’ll just have to see. Just as interesting though, I’m curious how the Brainiac solution if you will can change things. For just like Zod, we can’t trust Brainiac’s word…ever.

A big concern I’m having right now is with Adam. Outside of saving Seg in the opening episodes, he hasn’t had much of a role, or point outside of comedy. So I hope that he gets back a story so that he’s not just “there”.

In the end, “In Zod We Trust” highlighted the important loss of a character, and showed that everyone is affected when something like this happens. What happens next? Doom.

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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!