WARNING: If you don't want to know what happened in this episode, don't read this photo recap!
On his way out of the Guild, the Voice of Rao is killing anyone who gets in his way, and sucking up their lifeforce while he's at it.
Meanwhile, Jax-Ur, leader of Black Zero, is busy interrogating Daron-Vex. For what purpose, we don't yet know. But she's got a bone to pick with her former guild-mate, and she's going to torture him until that bone is picked clean.
Also, Lyta and her son go spelunking down the tunnels again in order to lay their hands on Doomsday, which they can use to vanquish Brainiac.
Lyta and General Zod have found the security lock installed by Val, and able to be opened only by an El. Seg and Jayna arrive to stop General Zod from attempting it. But surprise surprise, General Zod's father is Seg… and he's got El blood running through his veins. Open sesame.
But check this: Seg, after Jayna's recommendation, has already released Doomsday, placing it far from General Zod's clutches. Oh snap! Dad tricks!
So, back to torture. Jax-Ur was on the science guild, and she had a pretty high position. That is until Daron-Vex started offing the intelligentsia, and she took her research and went underground. Another thing: Daron-Vex is working on something called the "bioradical" and she wants it.
And Doomsday? He's in this container. But when they moved it, they compromised its security. The big boy's going to hatch soon.
Jayna is keeping General Zod under arrest, so that he doesn't succeed in finding and loosing Doomsday on Krypton prematurely. He sees this as self-defeating, and Lyta doesn't want either of them to kill each other. Too late: General Zod challenges his grandmother to a duel in the old tradition.
Daron-Vex manages to escape his torture cell, barter for a skinner, and pilot it out of Kandor and to…
During the duel, Jayna undoubtedly had the upper hand. She was about to use that hand to strangle General Zod to death when Lyta was forced to intervene. And shoot her mom in the side.
Ah, remember that little device Jax-Ur was using to torture Daron-Vex? Well, turns out it has a really long range. She activates it from the underground lair, and sends him into paroxysms, and he crashes his vehicle into a snowbank.
In the Fortress of Solitude, Seg and Nyssa, with Val's help, get to brainstorming their next move. They deduce that Brainiac will be going after the second most active power generator on Krypton: the one behind the protective dome. If that goes down, s*** will hit the fan. So they split up to recruit a defense force.
An injured Jayna crawled to relative safety in the catacombs before ultimately passing out. She was found by a man who presumably knows her, and he whisks her away.
Seg leads a combined team of Sagitari, Black Zero, and other hodgepodge revolutionaries into the Voice of Rao's innersanctum in order to disturb his peace (forever). He's been expecting them though.
Aha! The Voice of Rao uses his telekinesis to literally turn the factions against each other. Suspicious of the other, they open fire, and their unified revolt is foiled.
As his final move, the Voice of Rao levitates Seg over the abyss above Kandor, and prepares to drop him like a hot potato (or whatever they eat on Krypton — hot goo?). That's when…
And it turns out that saving someone's life does wonders for one's sex life.
Unfortunately, it has absolutely no affect on a power shortage that causes the protective dome over a city to retract, leaving the cosmopolis and its people completely vulnerable to extraterrestrial attack.