Review: Krypton 1×07 – “Transformation”

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[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

 

Summary

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.

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Positives

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.

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Negatives

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.

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Verdict

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.

 

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Cameron Tevis

Hi, I'm Cameron Tevis and I've been a comic book, anime and film fan my entire life. While I like Marvel and anime my true love is DC Comics. My father, who was a fan himself, introduced me at a very young age to the amazing characters in DC (especially Hal Jordan Green Lantern). I think it's a fantastic time to be a comic book fan and I'm happy I get to write about the company that I love so much. Besides being a DC fan, I am a designer and I recently started a comic book series of my own called Event Cycle 6 published through Aporian Comics. I recently wrote and directed a short film "The Misadventures of Harley Quinn". And most importantly I am now a father to my beautiful daughter Arya Jade!