'Krypton' season 2 episode 5: The death of one of the major characters may affect Seg in more ways than we can imagine
'Krypton' has a history of bringing back dead characters and that may mean we haven't really seen the last of Lyta Zod
This article contains spoilers for 'Krypton' Season 2, Episode 5: 'A better yesterday'
In our review of episode four, we said that 'Krypton' had a slow run in the new season, but the show makes up for it by taking its viewers through the fifth episode at breakneck speed.
Episode five picks up with Dru Zod (Colin Salmon) and the rebels getting into battle mode and for the moment, it is Zod who has the upper hand. All the rebel forces on the ground are vanquished. Lyta Zod (Georgina Campbell) sends the survivors back to Val El (Ian McElhinney) to talk to the people to consider surrender as an option. Meanwhile, in Kandor, Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe) faces off against Zod to get answers about the fate of Lyta.
At that point, things go south with Zod getting the upper hand at Kandor, but on Wegthor, Jax Ur takes Lyta prisoner and toys with the idea that Zod wouldn't want his mother to die. While Zod doesn't want Lyta to die, his unwillingness to lose sees him concoct another plan that is revealed at the end of the episode. He fakes the retreat of his forces from Wegthor, while Kem (Rasmus Hardiker) and Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos) discover a mass of heat signatures that are actually Zod's forces.
When Jax Ur learns of this, she broadcasts a message on the main communication channel of Kandor for the world to see. Zod's plan is revealed and in the most horrific of surprises, she slits Lyta's throat live on screen. This execution is even witnessed by Seg, Zod and Lyta's mother, Jayna Zod (Ann Ogbomo) and her former betrothed Dev-Em (Aaron Pierre).
With this, the episode ends and while it comes as pretty shocking, it does look like Lyta dies. But then 'Krypton' has managed to bring the dead back to life before. One of the instances being Brainiac (Blake Ritson), who was presumed dead but is, in fact, still residing inside Seg's body. Whether Lyta will be back from the dead, we don't know, but what we do know is that this would probably be the point where Seg may snap. Also, if he does, this would be an advantage for Brainiac as he can gain more control of Seg's body for his own nefarious schemes.
If 'Krypton' was to stick to its style of bringing back dead characters, then the only existing theory is that Jax somehow faked Lyta's death. What do you think about the events that unfolded in 'A better Yesterday'?
'Krypton' season two airs Wednesday nights on Syfy at 10 pm ET.