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Reality Bytes Synopsis

It's a Dreamer episode! Today we are getting our first read of the synopsis for March 15th's new episode! The episode is titled "Reality Bytes" and will center around Dreamer who has to step up for her community after her roommate is attacked. Of course, Dreamer isn't alone, she is aided by Supergirl and Brainy in this fight! Additionally, it would seem that Kelly and Alex need to get a man out of a virtual reality escape room! Check out the full synopsis below:

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 (#515). Original airdate 3/15/2020.

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+1 #24 RE: Reality Bytes SynopsisLibertyPrime 2020-03-02 11:02
Quoting Supergirl.tv Admin:
20 episodes this season. It's been known since 2019. Not sure how this wasn't transmitted to folks.

Thanks! It probably was, but as noted, there is a lot of contradictory information out there confusing the issue.
+1 #23 RE: Reality Bytes SynopsisSupergirl.tv Admin 2020-03-02 10:11
20 episodes this season. It's been known since 2019. Not sure how this wasn't transmitted to folks.
+1 #22 RE: Reality Bytes Synopsisjacksc01 2020-03-01 04:51
Quoting muckle9999:
Quoting jacksc01:
Only 20 episodes, I did not know that and "It's a Super Life" was number 13 so only 7 more to go. Just my opinion on a few thoughts.

Since we know now that 1 episode will be Nia centric and maybe about 2 will probably be non-SuperGirl centric due to directing duties for 1 of the episodes, and 1 will be Alex centric
that leaves 3 to be SuperGirl/ Alex action centric. However we know that "The BodyGuard" is also not SuperGirl/Alex centric" so that leaves 2 episodes. I know that the Luthors will be in the last 2 episodes it is already written in the stars :D However, I am hoping that there will be a little more focus on SuperGirl/Alex action in the last 2 episodes. I am keeping my fingers crossed.


I can't believe that the fans of the show have to do calculus, hope and pray and keep there fingers crossed to figure when Melissa is going to be in her show. If it wasn't so sad it would be funny.

Muckle9999 your statement had me laughing, you are so correct - it shouldn't be this way but unfortunately it is .
+1 #21 RE: Reality Bytes Synopsismuckle9999 2020-02-29 20:08
Quoting jacksc01:
Only 20 episodes, I did not know that and "It's a Super Life" was number 13 so only 7 more to go. Just my opinion on a few thoughts.

To be honest - In my opinion Nia's development is not one of my favorite points in the show. Nia comes on too experienced with her powers in too short a time. SuperGirl did not learn her powers that quickly. I also notice that every time we see Nia she has added a new power to her arsenal of which she is experienced already in using.

Since Brainy is now acting more like a human being I like his character more than I did in the beginning but I am not a fan of what his character is doing in the most recent episodes (going behind the backs of his friends).

Since we know now that 1 episode will be Nia centric and maybe about 2 will probably be non-SuperGirl centric due to directing duties for 1 of the episodes, and 1 will be Alex centric
that leaves 3 to be SuperGirl/ Alex action centric. However we know that "The BodyGuard" is also not SuperGirl/Alex centric" so that leaves 2 episodes. I know that the Luthors will be in the last 2 episodes it is already written in the stars :D However, I am hoping that there will be a little more focus on SuperGirl/Alex action in the last 2 episodes. I am keeping my fingers crossed.

I can't believe that the fans of the show have to do calculus, hope and pray and keep there fingers crossed to figure when Melissa is going to be in her show. If it wasn't so sad it would be funny.
+1 #20 RE: Reality Bytes SynopsisKelly 2020-02-29 14:16
With only 7 episodes left, this episode seems a waste. I hope it furthers the Leviathan story line, but for some reason I'm doubtful. I don't mind a 20 episode season. But it seems to me that we have had far too many throw away episodes like the Toyman eps, the Brainy bottle ep, and now a Dreamer episode. Not real thrilled with the organizing of this season. Plus a prep episode and directing episode for Melissa....hmmmmmm....ok
+1 #19 RE: Reality Bytes Synopsisjacksc01 2020-02-29 11:11
Only 20 episodes, I did not know that and "It's a Super Life" was number 13 so only 7 more to go. Just my opinion on a few thoughts.

To be honest - In my opinion Nia's development is not one of my favorite points in the show. Nia comes on too experienced with her powers in too short a time. SuperGirl did not learn her powers that quickly. I also notice that every time we see Nia she has added a new power to her arsenal of which she is experienced already in using.

Since Brainy is now acting more like a human being I like his character more than I did in the beginning but I am not a fan of what his character is doing in the most recent episodes (going behind the backs of his friends).

Since we know now that 1 episode will be Nia centric and maybe about 2 will probably be non-SuperGirl centric due to directing duties for 1 of the episodes, and 1 will be Alex centric
that leaves 3 to be SuperGirl/ Alex action centric. However we know that "The BodyGuard" is also not SuperGirl/Alex centric" so that leaves 2 episodes. I know that the Luthors will be in the last 2 episodes it is already written in the stars :D However, I am hoping that there will be a little more focus on SuperGirl/Alex action in the last 2 episodes. I am keeping my fingers crossed.
#18 RE: Reality Bytes SynopsisThalolli 2020-02-28 16:42
IMO the perfect way to do season 4 would have been to do a proper story about Kara and Alura and maybe about Alex worrying that meeting the surviving Kryptonians will take Kara away from her emotionally. But at least season 4 tried to tell a powerful story with Red Daughter, it just completely shoved that story to the side, rather than that being the most central story of the season.

Now season 5? I feel like they are really reducing the sisters this season because imo the most realistic thing would be for Alex to get upset at Lena if she hears all these stories about Kara feeling bad, but that might make Lena look bad and we can't have that.

So Alex is slowly being sacrificed on the altar of Lena, so Kara and Lena can be the most important female friendship of the show.

Alex and Kara often have had separate storylines in other seasons, but to me has never felt as bad as this season. Go back to those other seasons, count the sister couch scenes, count the epic sweeping sister moments, count the instances of the sisters fighting back to back, I'm pretty sure the results will still be very different from when you compare it to now. But this season? Not only do we have Lena drama and the show acting like that that is the biggest deal in the universe, Alex not being allowed to actually do her job of investigating Lena and protecting Kara, even when that is the topic then it is usually Kara's job to introduce all these new characters. Something that felt more organic in the previous seasons. Because there at least Alex had a new character who is primarily "for her" (Maggie in s2, Ruby in s3, Kelly in s4). Who is that this season? Andrea came from Lena and is connected to William, Alex and William feel like they have no connection at all.

And that is representative not of just less focus on the sister, it's representative of an overall downgrade of Alex status on the show for her to not even have that.
#17 RE: Reality Bytes SynopsisThalolli 2020-02-28 16:32
I'm glad that it looks like Brainy is going to have to jump into action when Nia has trouble, since recently it was more about him having drama.

Looking forward to see what Melissa does with her directing here. I can see why an episode more focused on the side characters.

IMO the lack of Alex has been really painful this season. In season 2 to me at least it felt like their stories were at least running in parallel (Alex falls in love with a woman for the first time, Kara has her first real relationship) with them still connecting all over the place. And in season 3 Alex support of Kara was ever present, especially in the beginning (it was more sad that Kara wasn't really as much involved with Alex little story about connecting to Ruby). Season 4 stressed the connection of the sisters through Red Daughter, imo season 5 has clearly been the worst so far when it comes to reducing not just the screentime but generally the importance of the sisters.

Season 2 had that amazing scene where Alex came out to Kara, it had the moment where Kara saves Alex who is stuck on the alien ship and their hands touch through the window as Kara has to lift the entire ship, it had the entire episode "Alex" about Alex being abducted, it had Alex wrestling with being asked whether to shoot at Rhea's ship while Kara is still on there.

Season 3 started off with gripping scenes of Alex trying to shake Kara out of her depression, it had the flashback episode dedicated all to the sisters, Alex racing on a motorcylce while Kara is dealing with a bomb and their ending conversation in the mid season break episode really stick in my mind or Kara's excitement to have Kara meet Alura. The connection was still there.
#16 RE: Reality Bytes SynopsisKelly 2020-02-28 10:31
I have not been a fan of Nia's Superhero evolution. Much too fast in my opinion...and it seems Kara ends up far more on her arse than standing. For some reason that doesn't seem a problem for Dreamer. At this rate she will be kicking Supergirl's arse next week....lol
#15 RE: Reality Bytes SynopsisKET1 2020-02-28 06:00
Quoting kdogg87:

Isn't she directing 17? At least according to an interview from earlier in the season.


Yeah, Melissa was helming 5.17; however, she was also in director's prep during filming for 5.16, so her availability was likely quite limited. David's back in the director's chair at present, working on some allegedly complicated sequences for ep 5.19.


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