Spoilers for the last episode “House of Zod” past this point, but after last episode’s cliffhanger it looks like Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos) has also figured out about time-traveling General Zod (Colin Salmon).
That’s just the start, though. After Strange corners Zod and tells Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe) and Lyta-Zod (Georgina Campbell) not to trust him, Zod reveals a few crucial details about Krypton‘s continuity:
1) Brainiac isn’t a time traveler, he was always going to attack Krypton.
2) Brainiac stealing Kandor and putting it in a bottle in one of his ships is what leads to the core of the planet destabilizing.
3) Krypton destabilizing is what causes the planet to explode, which is news to Seg and Lyta.
4) Other than the planet blowing up, this is also all news to Strange.
The scene ends with Lyta turning a gun on Adam, but oh boy there’s a lot to unpack there. I’d argue that whatever Seg and Lyta think (give them a break, they just found out their planet was going to explode), Adam is on the up and up. I’d also argue that Zod is on the level as well. As he says, he would do anything to protect Krypton (note that he doesn’t say the same about Superman).
So my guess is that Zod is on a mission to save Krypton, and then end the House of El. The bigger question: why was Adam Strange sent back in time? And if Brainiac isn’t changing history, why is Superman’s cape slowly disappearing?
Here’s the official description of the series from SYFY:
Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, Krypton follows Superman’s grandfather (Cameron Cuffe, The Halcyon) — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos. Based on DC characters, Krypton is executive produced by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight trilogy). Cameron Welsh (Ash vs Evil Dead) will serve as executive producer and showrunner.
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