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'Krypton' season 2 episode 4 review: General Dru-Zod is well and truly in control ahead of the epic battle

Titled 'Danger Close', the episode also provides insight into the bond that Adam Strange and Seg-El share

This article contains spoilers for Episode 4: 'Danger Close'

Perhaps the most slow-paced episode of the season, 'Danger Close' takes its time in building up to the epic battle.  The episode also firmly establishes that the baddies are firmly in control and it takes more than just a handful of rebels and sheer will to win the war. 

Soon after Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe) and Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos) crashland in Kandor after leaving Lobo (Emmett Scanlan) and Brainiac (Blake Ritson) in Colu, the duo split and head their different ways after deciding that General Dru-Zod (Colin Salmon) must be stopped at all costs. Seg goes and meets Lyta, only to find out that she betrayed him by conveying his arrival to Zod. Meanwhile, Strange meets Val-El (Ian McElhinney) and informs of Seg's safety, but also wonders if he is responsible for the destruction of Krypton due to his constant time travel, a result of which would be a rupture in the time and space continuum. 

Strange then joins the resistance as they infiltrate Zod's HQ, only to realize that they were walking into an ambush. Lyta and her army of Sagitari capture Strange and his team. And for those of you who thought Brainiac was flushed out of Seg's system, you're wrong. This pretty goes on to prove that the manipulative genius is well and truly alive and has a more integral role to play over the course of the series. 

There is also a fair bit of screentime given to Ann Ogbomo's Jayna-Zod (Lyta's mother) and Aaron Pierre's Dev-Em who also figures out a way to overpower Zod. At the moment, it does look like there is a plan to get rid of the devious general, but the teams have been split into groups giving the enemy the upper hand. 

Nyssa-Vex (Wallis Day) who comes in from Zod's camp to join the resistance leaves with the codecs given by Val, in an attempt to protect her son Cor-Vex, who is held captive by Zod.  'Danger Close' is the first piece of the puzzle and we can expect the rest of the pieces to fall in place before a conclusion is reached. In addition to establishing that Zod is clearly in a dominant position, the episode also provides insight into the bond that Strange and Seg share. The duo make a good team, and most importantly are friends. 

'Krypton' Season 2 opened up to an impressive start and perhaps it is the absence of the enigmatic Lobo that makes this episode a bit more serious in tone and slow in pace. But nonetheless, if you have been tuning in religiously, 'Danger Close' will hook you to its final moments. Until then, it takes a bit of patience to get through the all talk-less action episode. And if you are looking for Doomsday to show up, you're still going to have to wait.

'Krypton' season 2 airs Wednesday nights on Syfy at 10 pm ET.