The "Reality Bytes" episode is set to feature a transphobe who is targeting Dreamer because of her gender identity—an all too relevant theme considering all the hate trans people still face IRL.
Ever since her season 4 debut, Supergirl actress and activist Nicole Maines has been helping usher in a new era of transgender representation in superhero media. But now, thanks to her role as the badass hero Dreamer, she also gets to kick transphobes' asses in the streets of National City!
According to the official synopsis from Supergirl season 5's upcoming 15th episode (entitled "Reality Bytes"), we're going to see Dreamer take on a transphobic villain who is targeting her because of her gender identity, an all too relevant theme considering all of the violence and hate trans people still face IRL.
"Dreamer steps up to protect her community after her roommate is viciously attacked," The CW's official description of the episode reads, as reported by ComicBook.com. "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."
"Reality Bytes" premieres March 15. Season 5 of Supergirl is currently airing new episodes Sunday night at 9pm on The CW!0
Supergirl's Dreamer Takes on Transphobic Villain in Upcoming Episode0