'Supergirl' Season 4, Episode 21 "Red Dawn": It's On Like Donkey Kong! [PREVIEW]

As we fly head-first into season four's penultimate episode of the CW's Supergirl "Red Dawn," it looks like we're getting the smackdown we've been anxiously awaiting at least half the season for: Kara (Melissa Benoist) vs. Lex Luthor's (Jon Cryer) Red Daughter. Meanwhile, Alex (Chyler Leigh) realizes that there are some serious gaps in her memory, a second "famly reunion" takes place among the Luthors… and Brainiac-5 (Jesse Rath), Nia/Dreamer (Nicole Maines) and Hank/J'onn (David Harewood) are about to get an up-close-and-personal look at what Lex has been up to with all of those aliens…

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Supergirl season 4, episode 21 "Red Dawn": SUPERGIRL BATTLES RED DAUGHTER — Kara (Melissa Benoist) 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 (Katie McGrath) turns to an unlikely source for help – Lillian Luthor (guest star Brenda Strong). Meanwhile, Alex (Chyler Leigh) realizes she's missing parts of her memory, and Brainy (Jesse Rath), Nia (Nicole Maines) and J'onn (David Harewood) set out to track down aliens who have been abducted by Lex. Alexis Ostrander directed the episode with story by Lindsay Sturman and teleplay by Gabriel Llanas & Eric Carrasco.

If that's not enough, here's a look at some very interesting and revealing images from this week's penultimate episode of the CW's Supergirl, "Red Dawn":

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When she was 12 years old, Kara Zor-El escaped the doomed planet Krypton and was sent to Earth where she was protected and raised by her foster parents, Jeremiah (Dean Cain) and Eliza Danvers (Helen Slater) and her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh). Under their supervision, Kara learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin, Superman (Tyler Hoechlin), in order to keep her identity a secret.

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Supergirl — "Red Dawn" — Image Number: SPG421a_0397b.jpg — Pictured: Jesse Rath as Brainiac-5 (right) — Photo: Sergei Bachlakov/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Years later, Kara was living a "normal" life in National City, assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart) and working with her famous friend, and now Editor-in-chief of CatCo, James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks). When Alex's life was threatened in a plane crash, Kara took to the sky to rescue her. In the aftermath, Kara decided she could no longer sit on the sidelines and came out as Supergirl. She now balances her job as a reporter at CatCo Worldwide Media with her work at the Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO), a super-secret government agency, which is run by her sister Alex. Supergirl also gets help from her friends, J'onn J'onzz aka The Martian Manhunter (David Harewood), Brainiac-5 (Jesse Rath) and Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath), who's doesn't know Supergirl's true identity is that of her best friend Kara Danvers.

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Supergirl — "Red Dawn" — Image Number: SPG421a_0360b.jpg — Pictured: Nicole Maines as Nia Nal/Dreamer (center) — Photo: Sergei Bachlakov/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

In season four, Supergirl is facing a bigger threat than she's ever faced before — a new wave of anti-alien sentiment is spreading across National City fomented by Agent Liberty (Sam Witwer). As Kara mentors a new reporter at CatCo, Nia Nal (Nicole Maines), and tries to use the power of the press to shine a light on the issues, which threaten to tear the city apart, Supergirl takes to the skies to battle the many villains who rise up in this era of divisiveness. But how does Supergirl battle a movement when she, herself an alien, represents one of the main things people are fearful of?

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Supergirl — "Red Dawn" — Image Number: SPG421a_0159b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Sam Witwer as Ben Lockwood/Agent Liberty and Nicole Maines as Nia Nal/Dreamer — Photo: Sergei Bachlakov/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

The CW's Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers aka Supergirl, Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers, Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen aka Guardian, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw aka J'onn J'onzz, Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor, Jesse Rath as Brainiac-5, Sam Witwer as Ben Lockwood aka Agent Liberty, Nicole Maines as Nia Nal aka Dreamer, and April Parker Jones as Colonel Lauren Haley.

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Supergirl — "Red Dawn" — Image Number: SPG421a_0068b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Jesse Rath as Brainiac-5 and Nicole Maines as Nia Nal/Dreamer — Photo: Sergei Bachlakov/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television and originating from Vancouver, British Columbia, the CW's Supergirl is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Jessica Queller, Robert Rovner, and Sarah Schecter.Produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television and originating from Vancouver, British Columbia, the CW's Supergirl is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Jessica Queller, Robert Rovner, and Sarah Schecter.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought on board as staff in 2017.

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