"Supergirl" Season 5 "Reality Bytes": For Dreamer, It's Deadly Personal [PREVIEW]

One thing that's impressed us the most about The CW's Arrowverse is its willingness to use their superhero platform to tackle some very important issues – and this week's Supergirl looks to be another example of that. Nicole Maines' Nia aka Dreamer takes center stage as Kara aka Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) looks to take a night off – only to find herself facing off against a deadly threat targeting the transgender community that wants her to quit being a hero.

"Supergirl" Season 5 "Reality Bytes": For Dreamer, It's Deadly Personal [PREVIEW]
Supergirl — "Reality Bytes" — Image Number: SPG515B_0097b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Nicole Maines as Nia Nal/Dreamer and Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

Except he made one very big mistake: Nia's not going anywhere – and she has some pretty powerful friends.

(Check out Andy Wilson's review of last week's episode "The Bodyguard" here.)

"Supergirl" season 5, episode 15 "Reality Bytes": DREAMER STEPS UP TO PROTECT HER COMMUNITY AFTER HER ROOMMATE IS VICIOUSLY ATTACKED – Nia's (Nicole Maines) roommate, Yvette (guest star Roxy Wood), is attacked by a man targeting Dreamer because he doesn't like that Dreamer is transgender and wants her to quit being a superhero. Determined to protect her community from additional harm, Dreamer refuses to give into his threats and puts herself in the line of fire to stop him. Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) stands by Dreamer and enlists additional help from Brainy (Jesse Rath). Meanwhile, Alex (Chyler Leigh), J'onn (David Harewood) and Kelly (Azie Tesfai) attempt to rescue a man stuck inside a virtual reality escape room. Armen V. Kevorkian directed the episode written by Dana Horgan & Jay Faerber

"Supergirl" Season 5 "Reality Bytes": For Dreamer, It's Deadly Personal [PREVIEW]
Supergirl — "Reality Bytes" — Image Number: SPG515B_0347b.jpg — Pictured: Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Supergirl" Season 5 "Reality Bytes": For Dreamer, It's Deadly Personal [PREVIEW]
Supergirl — "Reality Bytes" — Image Number: SPG515B_0224b.jpg — Pictured: Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Supergirl" Season 5 "Reality Bytes": For Dreamer, It's Deadly Personal [PREVIEW]
Supergirl — "Reality Bytes" — Image Number: SPG515B_0206b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl and Chyler Leigh as Alex Danvers — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Supergirl" Season 5 "Reality Bytes": For Dreamer, It's Deadly Personal [PREVIEW]
Supergirl — "Reality Bytes" — Image Number: SPG515B_0111b.jpg — Pictured: Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Supergirl" Season 5 "Reality Bytes": For Dreamer, It's Deadly Personal [PREVIEW]
Supergirl — "Reality Bytes" — Image Number: SPG515B_0047b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Nicole Maines as Nia Nal/Dreamer and Roxy Wood as Yvette — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Supergirl" Season 5 "Reality Bytes": For Dreamer, It's Deadly Personal [PREVIEW]
Supergirl — "Reality Bytes" — Image Number: SPG515B_0001b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Doron Bell as Detective Rivers, Nicole Maines as Nia Nal/Dreamer and Roxy Wood as Yvette — Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Supergirl — "Reality Bytes" — Image Number: SPG515A_0244b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Roxy Wood as Yvette and Nicole Maines as Nia Nal/Dreamer — Photo: Shane Harvey/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Supergirl — "Reality Bytes" — Image Number: SPG515A_0151b.jpg — Pictured: Roxy Wood as Yvette — Photo: Shane Harvey/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Image Number: SPG515A_0136b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Pierson Ford as Gentleman and Roxy Wood as Yvette — Photo: Shane Harvey/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Image Number: SPG515A_0011b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Nicole Maines as Nia Nal/Dreamer and Roxy Wood as Yvette — Photo: Shane Harvey/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Image Number: SPG515A_0004b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Pierson Ford as Gentleman and Roxy Wood as Yvette — Photo: Shane Harvey/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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