Supergirl season 4 episode 19: David Harewood directs ‘American Dreamer’

DreamerSupergirl season 4 episode 19 is entitled “American Dreamer,” and for cast member David Harewood, it’s something special. This is his directorial debut! The entire Arrowverse has done a good job as of late allowing some of its talent to go behind the camera — David Ramsey’s done it already for Arrow, Tom Cavanagh’s taken on the gig on The Flash multiple times, and the next new episode of The Flash marks the first gig for Danielle Panabaker. This is another incentive for actors to step into this world since it allows them a chance to stretch themselves creatively and explore some other passions that they may have. Directing is something that they can take with them to future gigs, and we’ve seen many actors as of late including Gina Rodriguez and Paul Wesley helm episodes of shows that they are not even a part of.

So what makes “American Dreamer” important story-wise? Well, it could prove to be one of the biggest episodes to date for Nia Nal — which does make sense, given the title. She’s going to have to step up to the plate in the midst of the latest setbacks for Supergirl, who in this episode may still be dealing with the White House scandal that has caused the public perception of her to flip in a rather big way.

For a little more news all about what makes this episode stand out, why not go ahead and check out the official Supergirl season 4 episode 19 synopsis right now? Take a look below:

DAVID HAREWOOD DIRECTS – As Kara (Melissa Benoist) doggedly works as a reporter to clear Supergirl’s name, Dreamer (Nicole Maines) picks up the slack as National City’s protector, which leads to a showdown with Ben Lockwood (Sam Witwer). James (Mehcad Brooks) takes drastic measures to relieve his PTSD. David Harewood directed the episode with story by Dana Horgan and teleplay by Daniel Beaty & Jess Kardos (#419). Original airdate 4/28/2019.

What it seems like is that Harewood is getting a chance to try out a number of different skills within this episode. From the dramatic side of things, he’s going to have a chance to deliver a fantastic, emotional performance from Mehcad Brooks. However, from more of an action/superhero standpoint, he’s going to have a chance to actually frame more of what the presentation of Dreamer as a solo crimefighter is like. Nia is someone who has been out in the field, but the majority of that work has been paired off with someone else. It’s almost like this is a test of everything that she’s learned and an opportunity for her to prove herself.

For some other news surrounding the next new Supergirl…

Be sure to visit the link here! The next new episode is going to air on April 21, and we’re excited to be delivering more scoop leading up to that.

What are you the most excited to see when it comes to Supergirl season 4 episode 19? Be sure to share some of your thoughts in the comments, and check back soon for some other insight. (Photo: The CW.)

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