Just like the planet itself, SYFY’s Krypton is quickly coming to an end. There are only four more episodes left in the show’s freshman season, including next week’s “Transformation” — but we already have some clues about Season 1, Episode 8 and Season 1, Episode 9.
Oh, and the season finale, but we’ll get to that in a second.
First, though, SYFY has dropped episode capsules for “Savage Night” and “Hope.” Let’s break them down, shall we?
SAVAGE NIGHT (TV-14-LV) – May 09, 2018 10:00 PM
A resistance movement begins to form to impede the Voice of Rao’s increasing power and influence.
In case this is gibberish to you, the Voice of Rao (Blake Ritson) has been taken over by one of Brainiac’s (also Blake Ritson) probes. He previously stopped an insurrection against him on “Civil Wars.” From promos for “Transformation” it seems like he’s become more powerful than a guy who previously was “just” a religious leader who controlled the sun could ever dream of becoming.
So here we’re getting a second resistance, on top of the previous insurrection, which was separate from the resistance faction Black Zero, which was different from the morlock people who guard Doomsday, which was different than General Zod‘s (Colin Salmon) splinter cell.
There is a lot going on in this show, you guys.
Anyway, there you go. Voice of Rao is probably slowly absorbing Kandor to prep for Brainiac’s arrival, and people are trying to stop him.
HOPE (TV-14-LV) – May 16, 2018 10:00 PM
Seg must decide if he is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice in service of the greater good of Kandor.
This one, the penultimate episode of Season 1, is a big one. It also raises a lot of questions… As revealed to Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe) in “Civil Wars,” in order for Superman to be born he has to let Kandor be taken by Brainiac. Is Superman being born the greater good of Kandor? Is Seg’s ultimate sacrifice letting his grandson cease to exist to save his friends and family? Or is it another choice entirely, maybe involving choosing Nyssa-Vex (Wallis Day) over his true love, Lyta-Zod (Georgina Campbell)?
Oh, and just in case you thought things wouldn’t get worse before the end, here’s the title of the final episode of the season:
“The Phantom Zone”
When it comes to Zods, Doomsday, and Krypton, that name has some extremely ominous implications. Theory time: Val-El (Ian McElhinney) develops Phantom Zone tech to stop Brainiac… But chances are, it won’t work out the way they expect.
Whatever happens, we’ll know in a few weeks’ time…
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