Krypton Episode 3: The Rankless Initiative

Following Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe) and Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos) finding evidence that Braniac has indeed invaded Krypton, Val El, Seg-El’s holographic grandfather, tells them that the probe has already hijacked a host. Enemy reconnaissance may already be underway. That host turns out to be Seg’s friend, Rham (Alexis Rebab).

Meanwhile, the Sagitari are launching a full scale attack on Sector 19 to force out the Black Zero terrorists. Lyta-Zod (Georgina Campbell), now leader of the squadron and still seeing Seg-El on the side despite his being married, has urged taking a more patient approach than her predecessor. However a trigger happy Sagitari, Kol-Da, spills innocent blood and Lyta has her arrested.

By this time, Rhom has gone full Braniac, and started killing innocents on Krypton. Seg -El confronts Rhom, trying to reason with her and remind her of their friendship. However, Rhom is gone and Brainiac uses a massive and convenient overhead cable to strangle Seg-El. Only by detonating a stun gun can Seg-El escape and paralyze Rhom. The damage is already done; Rhom is left fatally ill from the experience and Braniac already has the data he seeks.

The show continues to move at a brisk pace while keeping some of its longer played out secrets close to the vest. Superman fans will continue to tune in and watch, and the show has been a somewhat decent size hit for Syfy, However, it isn’t bringing in many new viewers. A lot of the show’s Easter Eggs are potentially flying over the casual viewers’ heads, and only landing with the die-hards. While Syfy may only care about keeping those fans instead of bringing in new ones, Krypton continues to be one of the pleasant surprises of the Spring TV season.

About Mac Williams
Mac is freelance writer/dramaturg. In addition to fanboy planet, he also covers high school sports for Prep2Prep. As a dramaturg he has worked with such theatre companies as City Lights Theatre Company, San Jose Stage, San Jose Repertory Theatre & Berkeley Repertory Theatre. He also coaches Boy's Varsity Soccer and helps out in the Performing Arts Department of Archbishop Mitty High School. Proud Disneyland Pass Holder & D23 Member.