Krypton Season 2 Episode 5 Recap
Krypton Season 2 Episode 5 begins with the aftermath of the failed rebel attack on the space elevator station. More than 50% of the rebels’s ground troops were wiped out due to the sabotaged oxygenators the rebels took from Zod’s forces. Nyssa, returning to the station, seems unaware that the intel she gave the rebels was a set up by Zod. Lyta keeps Adam and Kem as hostage and sends the rest of the rebels back to Val and Jax, asking for a meeting to discuss terms of the rebels’s surrender.
Val and Jax agree to the meeting with Lyta, where they take her prisoner. Jax tells Zod that he has one hour to order the remaining Sagitari on Wegthor to evacuate or she will kill Lyta. Val protests, telling Jax that she is becoming more like Zod every day. Jax says that’s the only way to defeat Zod. Zod agrees to Jax’s terms and orders the Sagitari to the space elevator.
Nyssa frees Adam and Kem, sending them back to the rebels while she heads to Kandor to save Cor. In the tunnels, Kem’s device reads multiple people in what should be an evacuated part of the tunnels. Further investigation reveals that the captives were dressed in Sagitari gear and sent down to Kandor on the space elevator. The actual Sagitari are waiting to ambush the unsuspecting rebels.
Jax calls out Zod for betraying them, betraying his people, and betraying his own mother. Broadcast throughout the city, Jax appears to cut Lyta’s throat, killing her.
Seg confronts Zod, demonstrating that the conditioning had no effect on him. Seg demands that Zod tell Lyta that she has been conditioned to go along with Zod’s plan as well. While Seg is distracted by Jax taking Lyta hostage, Zod manages to get the upper hand on Seg, making him the captive. Brainiac speaks to Seg, telling him that a small portion of himself is still alive in Seg’s mind. Brainiac, weak, relies on Seg’s body to survive while Seg is going to need to rely on Brainiac’s logic to help him defeat Zod.
Seg makes his move against Zod, but is overpowered. Zod is choking Seg to death when Jayna and Dev return to Ksndor. They draw their blasters on Zod, who uses Seg as a human shield. Zod throws his knife at Jayna. Dev catches the blade. The distraction gives Zod time to escape.
Seg leads Jayna and Dev through the city. Brainiac speaks to Seg, telling him where to point his blaster and when to pull the trigger, taking out the Sagitari coming for them and allowing the three to escape. The three are stopped by Jax’s last broadcast, where Lyta’s throat is cut.
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