SPOILER WARNING: This article contains major spoilers for "Will to Power," the latest episode of Krypton.
Seg-El's best friend Kem just resurfaced on Krypton, but that may not be a good thing. "Will to Power," the latest episode, caught up with Kem in the middle of his conscription with the Sagitari. Unfortunately, his unit is stationed on Krypton's moon Wegthor, just in time for the strike planned by Val-El, Jax-Ur and their rebellion.
Just before the episode cut to Kem, Jax-Ur laid out her plans and promised Val-El that the end result would be a Sagitari slaughter. "Scout reports indicate the first of the Sagitari units are preparing to mobilize," she said. "I'm sending additional artillery to help our forces already positioned in Deacon Valley. It's a perfect choke point. This will be a massacre."
Unbeknownst to them, Kem is part of that same Sagitari unit. Ever since he was drafted in the Season 1 finale, Kem has been stationed on Wegthor. However, his unit got called back to Kandor, at least according to one of his fellow soldiers: "We've got new orders. Entire unit's mobilizing for the elevator bay station."
"Yes! We are off the frontline," Kem replied with a relieved sigh. "It's about time our luck changed."
But Kem's luck hasn't changed. In fact, it has only gotten worse. After all, Nyssa-Vex has secretly been orchestrating the strike to go in General Zod's favor. Since he kidnapped her son Cor-Vex, she has reluctantly acted as his inside woman, which means the upcoming confrontation is playing straight into his hand. Unfortunately for the conscripted Sagitari, his plans seem to involve a massacre of his soldiers.
Though Zod's endgame has not yet been revealed, he is likely using the rebellion's tactics against them in the court of public opinion. If the rebels slaughter the Sagitari, they will look like bloodthirsty mercenaries who oppose order and prosperity. Zod would be able to spin this so that they lose public support, which would give him an advantage.
Now that Seg-El has returned, though, his plans may not pan out. Using the Zeta Beam, Adam Strange was able to bring them both back to the planet. Hopefully, this will disrupt Zod's best-laid plans -- and possibly save Kem and his other friends in the process.
Airing Wednesdays at 10 pm ET/PT on Syfy, Krypton stars Cameron Cuffe as Seg-El, Shaun Sipos as Adam Strange, Georgina Campbell as Lyta-Zod, Elliot Cowan as Daron-Vex, Ann Ogbomo as Jayna-Zod, Rasmus Hardiker as Kem, Wallis Day as Nyssa-Vex, Aaron Pierre as Dev-Em, Ian McElhinney as Val-El and Blake Ritson as Brainiac.