[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Directed by: Julius Ramsay
Written by: Lina Patel
Starring: Cameron Cuffe, Rasmus Hardiker, Ann Ogbomo, Georgina Campbell, Shaun Sipos, Blake Ritson, Colin Salmon
After the failed coup, Jayna is on the run. Daron-Vex’s cowardice prevails and he turns against his co-conspirators when he learns that the Voice of Rao is actually Brainiac. Daron-Vex is tasked with the execution of the conspirators, including his own daughter, Nyssa.
But Nyssa doesn’t plan to be killed so easily and soon finds herself side-by-side and on the run with Seg.
Adam Strange has a conversation with the hologram of Val-El and has to decide his next move after Seg told him to return to Earth.
Lyta finds Dev-Em who tells her the truth about the coup and tat Jayna was involved.
This episode was easily the best episode yet. It was action-packed yet the story did not suffer on any level. The various different storylines were all equally compelling: Seg trying to save Krypton by revealing the Voice of Rao, Adam Strange having a moment of doubt in the fortress, Lyta and Jayna confronting each other after Jayna basically threw out everything she ever taught Lyta about honor, Daron-Vex’s betrayal of Nyssa and, of course, Brainiac’s goal of collecting Kandor.
One of my favorite scenes was when Jayna came face-to-face with the future’s General Zod. The tension was palpable and I can only imagine what Jayna was thinking, but it added such a powerful depth to that scene.
I’m still not sure if it’s an actual negative yet, but I was a bit weary of Seg’s plan to reveal to the public that the Voice of Rao was an alien pretending to be a Kryptonian. Rather than turn the people against him, I would imagine that it actually adds validation for those that believe the Voice of Rao is something greater and thus worthy of their worship. By the end of the episode it seems that might very well be what happened but we will have to see next week for certain. So, if it was the plan from the writer’s then I don’t think it’s a flaw in the story, just a miscalculation by Seg, which makes him all the more human.
Another great episode in this surprisingly great series. With only three episodes left, the tension is really beginning to build. This was an action-packed episode that simultaneously pushed the story forward in an exciting way. I can’t wait to see how the season ends.