Fast forward, and we're back at the Fortress. Seg and Nyssa are trying in vain to scan the universe for their beloved Jor-El (FKA Cor-Vex). Then they hear a noise coming from the entrance to their cave...
Meanwhile, Zod and his weapons expert are hard at work making Doomsday tractable to their wills. But it's hard. They need something to keep the monster's mind in an impressionable state. General Zod might have something.
It's a plant, called the Black Mercy, that can trick the body into thinking it's alive when it's actually dead. Right now, it's grafted onto Lyta's body. But wait, didn't Lyta die on Wegthor? Nope! That was just a clone! And remember that alternate universe? That's what's keeping Lyta's brain alive. How sick is that?!
At the Fortress, Seg, Nyssa, Jayna and Dev are hatching a plan to lay seige to Zod's first fleet before it can launch to Wegthor. If it reaches the planet, it'll be complete destruction. They're going to breach the stronghold through some underground tunnels.
With some of the toxin out of her body, Lyta is able to overcome the paralysis and wake up. Before she can leave, she has to extricate a bunch of planty tendrils from her throat, though. Hope there's mouthwash on Krypton!