Supergirl Recap: Red Daughter's Origin Story Is Finally (Mostly) Explained

TVLine | 3/24/2019 | Andy Swift
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Sunday’s Supergirl turned the clock back three years — all the way to 2015, when this show was still on CBS — to explain how Lex Luthor enlisted his surprising sidekicks, including his “daughter.”

We then jumped ahead two-and-a-half years to Red Daughter’s arrival in Kaznia. Naturally, the Kaznian government’s first instinct was to turn her into a weapon, but when she proved too much to handle, the military summoned Lex (with Otis and Eve in tow) to intervene. Thus began a disturbing mentorship, one of dramatic chess games, literary montages and vague European accents.

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Part of that training brought Red Daughter to National City, where she toured Kara’s unreasonably large loft (“On a reporter’s salary!”), faked her way through a conversation with Alex, and did some serious digging into what makes the Girl of Steel tick. Unfortunately, Red Daughter came to the conclusion that neither Kara nor America were the enemies that Lex painted them out to be, leaving him with but one desperate move: pretend to kill Red Daughter’s favorite Kaznian child and blame it on those no-good Americans.

Red Daughter proved surprisingly perceptive, however, quickly deducing that Lex’s entire plan boiled down to his rivalry with Lena....
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