Supergirl season 4 episode 19 preview: Nia’s ‘American Dreamer’ story

DreamerNext week’s Supergirl season 4 episode 19 is fiercely important on a number of different reasons, especially for Nia Nal. Through most of this season, we’ve watched Nicole Maines’ character slowly evolve from an upstart reporter into a superhero named Dreamer, someone more than capable of taking down opponents in just about any setting. She’s still raw, but the more that she gets experience out there in the field, the better off both she and National City will be.

Unfortunately for her, the not-great news here is that there really is no easing-in period when you are a young superhero. Sometimes, the situation calls on you to be brave and rush in to save the day without really stopping and thinking about strategy or anything else. In “American Dreamer,” this is what Nia will have to do. With Supergirl largely sidelined, she’s going to have to take the reigns of helping National City. That’s a lot of pressure given what exactly it is that she’s going to have to do — and also who she’s going to be facing off against in Ben Lockwood.

Oh, and did we mention that this episode is being directed by J’onn J’onzz himself in David Harewood? That’s another reason to be excited, and it continues the great trend of Arrowverse cast members getting an opportunity to go behind the camera and do some different things. This follows up “Godspeed,” the episode of The Flash that was recently directed by Danielle Panabaker. That was a chance for her to try something new and for David, this is the same. This is a great skill for him, one that we imagine he will certainly take forward into whatever other projects he wants.

Below, CarterMatt has for you the official Supergirl season 4 episode 19 synopsis with a little bit more insight all about what’s coming up next:

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.

So what is the final endgame going to look like this season? We do think that Lockwood is now involved in it, especially since the Lex Luthor appearances are meant to be a little bit more of an arc? The finale is apparently titled “The Quest for Peace,” which is both an homage to a movie and another bit of evidence as to what really matters here — trying to actually restore a small shred of normalcy to this earth after it’s been rocked by fighting between humanity and aliens most of the season. Even if people are always going to have differences of opinion, isn’t there still a way for everyone to come together?

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