Supergirl (2015– )
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Red Dawn 

Kara comes face to face with Red Daughter and the two engage in an epic battle.


Alexis Ostrander


Jerry Siegel (based on characters created by), Joe Shuster (based on characters created by) | 11 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Benoist ... Kara Danvers / Supergirl / Red Daughter
Mehcad Brooks ... James Olsen
Chyler Leigh ... Alex Danvers
Katie McGrath ... Lena Luthor
Jesse Rath ... Querl Dox / Brainiac-5
Sam Witwer ... Ben Lockwood / Brainiac-5
Nicole Maines ... Nia Nal / Dreamer
April Parker Jones ... Colonel Lauren Haley
David Harewood ... J'onn J'onzz
Helen Slater ... Eliza Danvers
Bruce Boxleitner ... President Baker
Brenda Strong ... Lillian Luthor
Robert Baker ... Otis Graves
Azie Tesfai ... Kelly Olsen
Izabela Vidovic ... Young Kara


Kara comes face to face with Red Daughter and the two engage in an epic battle. Determined to find a way to extract the Harun-El, Lena turns to an unlikely source for help.Brainy , Nia, and J'on set out to track down aliens who have been abducted by Lex. Written by The Cw

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Brainy mentions having been shamed for his unawareness of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) once before. He's referring to a scene in "Supergirl: Battles Lost and Won (2018)" when Kara, quoting Han Solo, expresses her surprise that they've never shown him any of the films in the saga before. See more »


Kara tells Red Daughter that she "has been dealing with Kryptonite for 15 years", but in the pilot episode, when Supergirl is captured by the DEO with Kryptonite needles, she appears to be learning of the existence of Kryptonite for the first time. The pilot takes place only about four years before "Red Dawn". See more »


Alex Danvers: Why does this place look so much like my sister's apartment?
Supergirl: Alex... I know that... this is all very strange.
Alex Danvers: [looking out the window] Oh, my god. I can see Kara's loft from here. It's like she's stalking her.
Supergirl: Kara's gonna be okay. You don't have to worry about her.
Alex Danvers: Unless you have a sister, you don't understand... this feeling.
Supergirl: I had one.
Alex Danvers: Oh. Well, then... then you know, it... it's like a piece of my heart is out there and it's just wandering around in the world, and it's on its own and I-I can't ...
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Crazy Credits

A new title for this episode briefly appears to reflect the Red Daughter's role in this episode: the title is "Red Daughter" in Russian and features her Soviet-style symbol.

After it appears, it changes back to the original series title. See more »


Features Casablanca (1942) See more »


The First Single (You Know Me)
Written by Nate Ruess, and Sam Means
Performed by The Format
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Exciting turning point.
9 October 2019 | by cruise01See all my reviews

3 out of 5 stars.

Episode moves with action, story, and the drama. Supergirl fighting against the russian version of her was cool. Brainy makes questionable choices which Nia and Jonn are concerned. Lex plan is revealed.

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Release Date:

12 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada

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16:9 HD
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