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David Harewood is going to make his directorial debut with Supergirl this weekend and we couldn't be more excited! Today, The CW has released 18 new images for the episode which include a few behind the scenes shots with David doing his directorial thing! It looks like the DEO will take on James for his recovery and to test his new found powers. Dreamer is going to taking the lead hero role while Kara works to clear Supergirl's name but judging by the photos its all going to come to a head at the CatCo office! Check out the images for yourself below:

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#16 RE: American Dreamer GalleryRobertAnthony 2019-04-28 16:08
Quoting Kelly:
Not sure we can be surprised though....they have done this pretty much every season, since Season 1.....usually 19 or 20 has been a filler episode.


I guess we have come to kind of expect it, Kelly.
+1 #15 RE: American Dreamer GalleryKelly 2019-04-28 14:09
Not sure we can be surprised though....they have done this pretty much every season, since Season 1.....usually 19 or 20 has been a filler episode.
#14 "Filler" upRobertAnthony 2019-04-28 11:59
Well despite my comment about it being a little like Batman 1966, this to me will be a filler episode...and based on a scene I saw online about Dreamer speaking to the press about being transgendered, I think this will also be a stretch at overreaching the sociopolitical matters which to me have plagued this season.

And of all the times to have a filler after 4 or 5 good shows in a row, with the finale 3 weeks away, this is poor timing. And it's also sad given it's David Harewood's directorial debut.
+6 #13 RE: American Dreamer GalleryKelly 2019-04-27 15:27
I don't know that anyone wants Melissa to over extend herself, but it is obvious that there is far less of her than there was in Seasons 1 and 2....far less action coming from Supergirl, etc. It's not that more than one can give is wanted, it is that the writers/EPs etc have seemed to put Supergirl on the back burner until these last few episodes. It is these last few episodes that have garnered the lion share of positive feed on several different sites, as well as twitter. I think it is just the hope of many of us that the PTB see that and realize that Supergirl being front and center on the show called "Supergirl" is what most want.
+1 #12 RE: American Dreamer GalleryLibertyPrime 2019-04-25 16:42
Lockwood's getup looks like it could have been worn by any number of Arrow villains. He looks really good--it is just more grounded(?) design-wise than I'm used to seeing in this show for a baddie.

I know the guy with the tie in #4 is probably being taken prisoner, but my first thought was he looks like he's ready to break out in to a Bob Fosse dance routine. :D
+2 #11 RE: American Dreamer GalleryKiwi 2019-04-25 01:48
How about those American Dreamer photos :-) . While I have a personal preference for Kara in nice dresses and skirts at Catco I do like the black pants/pink coat combo she's wearing in the photos.

Photo # 5 is intriguing, looks like Kara is in a bit of a jam (and perhaps she's just finished some photocopying with the lid being up), I wonder how she's going to covertly use one of her superpowers to help herself out of whatever situation she's in.


Before the Admin tell us to take it to the Forum I've made a post in this thread https://supergirl.tv/forum/kara-supergirl-melissa to further discuss our dear Melissa's workload.
+1 #10 RE: American Dreamer GalleryBrierrose 2019-04-24 19:27
Quoting kdogg87:
I don't think it's a matter of "if she can handle it". It's a matter of production management. This show has a 7-8 day shooting cycle for each episode. They NEED to be done, in that time. But having one actor (Melissa) play dual roles means that each scene is going to take exponentially more time to shoot, due to planning, costume changes, substitute actors, etc.

Plus, whenever someone is needed in one place, their absence is felt somewhere else. Because Melissa was on Broadway, we had 3 very Supergirl-light episodes. Because David had to work behind the scenes for episode 19, we're losing his on screen presence for a while. You'll also notice that standalone episodes of Arrow, Flash, and Supergirl tend to be light on their stars, around crossover time, because they are off filming the crossover.

So...if Melissa needs to do double duty, on one episode, she's probably be putting in less time, on another. Very likely in this upcoming episode (notice how light her role was in "Oh Brother", followed by "The House of L", which had Melissa in the vast majority of it.
Thank you kdogg, spot on. I’ll add that there’s labor laws that govern how many hours even actors can work. Production wise they have to schedule shooting within those laws and the allotted shooting time for a given episode.

I for one don’t want to see Melissa or anyone working to exhaustion for my entertainment. K.J Appa(Archie on Riverdale) was in a car accident because he fell asleep at the wheel driving home from a long day on the set.
+6 #9 RE: American Dreamer Gallerykdogg87 2019-04-24 18:15
Quoting muckle9999:

This episode in all likely hood will be another Ho Hummer but you never know. I'm one who would love to see the Rooski for several episodes next season. I don't know if it's a matter of to many hours for our girl of steel which would prevent her from performing duel roles.
As you know last summer Melissa played broadway with 2 live shows 6 days a week for 2 months. And she was fabulous. I say push her to the limit. She's a trooper and can handle anything. lol


I don't think it's a matter of "if she can handle it". It's a matter of production management. This show has a 7-8 day shooting cycle for each episode. They NEED to be done, in that time. But having one actor (Melissa) play dual roles means that each scene is going to take exponentially more time to shoot, due to planning, costume changes, substitute actors, etc.

Plus, whenever someone is needed in one place, their absence is felt somewhere else. Because Melissa was on Broadway, we had 3 very Supergirl-light episodes. Because David had to work behind the scenes for episode 19, we're losing his on screen presence for a while. You'll also notice that standalone episodes of Arrow, Flash, and Supergirl tend to be light on their stars, around crossover time, because they are off filming the crossover.

So...if Melissa needs to do double duty, on one episode, she's probably be putting in less time, on another. Very likely in this upcoming episode (notice how light her role was in "Oh Brother", followed by "The House of L", which had Melissa in the vast majority of it.
#8 RE: American Dreamer Gallerymuckle9999 2019-04-24 15:00
Quoting kdogg87:
Echoing others, I would very much LIKE to be excited for this episode. I'm glad David is getting his directorial debut.

However...Supergirl has been benched enough times, this season, in favor of focus on supporting cast. I'm completely against James getting powers. It's the last thing this show needed. And making Dreamer the focus because Supergirl is "lying low"...it's just another excuse to bench the Girl of Steel. What was it she said? "If the government wants to stop me from saving people, let them try". Guess what? If Supergirl's gone to ground, they succeeded.

Production wise, I get it. Yes, this episode is probably very light on Melissa because she's doing double-time playing dual characters for the final episodes of the season. But that is an inherent problem with having her play multiple characters. She's a lovely actress, but she can still only work so many hours. I know a bunch of people want Red Daughter to stick around, next season, but for this very reason, I sincerely hope she doesn't.

I would sincerely like to be wrong about this episode. I hope I'm surprised. But it feels like filler, to me.


This episode in all likely hood will be another Ho Hummer but you never know. I'm one who would love to see the Rooski for several episodes next season. I don't know if it's a matter of to many hours for our girl of steel which would prevent her from performing duel roles.
As you know last summer Melissa played broadway with 2 live shows 6 days a week for 2 months. And she was fabulous. I say push her to the limit. She's a trooper and can handle anything. lol
+1 #7 RE: American Dreamer Gallerykdogg87 2019-04-24 14:03
Echoing others, I would very much LIKE to be excited for this episode. I'm glad David is getting his directorial debut.

However...Supergirl has been benched enough times, this season, in favor of focus on supporting cast. I'm completely against James getting powers. It's the last thing this show needed. And making Dreamer the focus because Supergirl is "lying low"...it's just another excuse to bench the Girl of Steel. What was it she said? "If the government wants to stop me from saving people, let them try". Guess what? If Supergirl's gone to ground, they succeeded.

Production wise, I get it. Yes, this episode is probably very light on Melissa because she's doing double-time playing dual characters for the final episodes of the season. But that is an inherent problem with having her play multiple characters. She's a lovely actress, but she can still only work so many hours. I know a bunch of people want Red Daughter to stick around, next season, but for this very reason, I sincerely hope she doesn't.

I would sincerely like to be wrong about this episode. I hope I'm surprised. But it feels like filler, to me.


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