Tina Greer vs. the Hand of Vengeance, first collage:
The doctors at Belle Reve Sanitarium determine that although Emily Dinsmore's mind
is still developing, and somewhat child-like, she no longer poses a threat to society.
Emily is released from Belle Reve Sanitarium.
Lana Lang, now the leader of a vigilante group known as the Hand of Vengeance and
going by the alias Star Sapphire, learns that Emily has been released into the
custody of Luthorcorp, and that she has already begun training to be part of Lex's
elite task force, a group more commonly known as the Legion of Doom.
Luthorcorp facilities go up in flames. Unwilling to sacrifice anything more for the
questionable benefits that Emily Dinsmore might provide for Luthorcorp, Lex decides
that he will hand Emily over to Lana Lang.
But Tina Greer, the head of Lex's elite task force and commander of project
Vanguard (a group responsible for identifying and eliminating threats to Luthorcorp)
challenges Lex's decision. She tells him that as the head of the Vanguard it is her
responsibility to identify and eliminate this threat, and that she should be allowed to
do her job.
Lex listens to Tina's proposal. Tina tells him that she and her operatives have
narrowed the location of Lana's base of operations to the area of the Kawatche
Indian reservation outside of Smallville. Since Luthorcorp has been unable to scan
the area because of jamming devices Tina asks Lex to allow her go in undercover to
determine the exact location of their facility herself.
Lex is reluctant to risk his most valued operative, but he reluctantly agrees to her
knowing better than to argue with Tina once she makes up her mind.