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- "You do this, you take a piece of his darkness, and you carry it with you forever. Now when you put that suit on, you became a symbol. You give people hope. Don't let them down by stooping to his level."
- —Supergirl to Dreamer on her duty as a hero
"Reality Bytes" is the fifteenth episode of the fifth season of , and the one-hundred-second episode overall. It aired on March 15, 2020.
|Nia’s roommate, Yvette, 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 stands by Dreamer and enlists additional help from Brainy. Meanwhile, Alex, J’onn and Kelly attempt to rescue a man stuck inside a virtual reality escape room.|
- Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers/Supergirl
- Chyler Leigh as Dr. Alex Danvers
- Katie McGrath (credit only)
- Jesse Rath as Director Querl Dox/Brainiac 5
- Nicole Maines as Nia Nal/Dreamer
- Azie Tesfai as Dr. Kelly Olsen
- Andrea Brooks (credit only)
- Julie Gonzalo (credit only)
- Staz Nair as William Dey
- David Harewood as J'onn J'onzz
- Roxy Wood as Yvette
- Pierson Fode as Gregory Bauer
- Patti Allan as Margot
- Donna Benedicto as Agent Reiff
- Jesse Moss as Richard Bates
- Anna Van Hooft as Jennifer Bates
- Corbin Bleu as Trevor Crane
- Doron Bell as Detective Rivers
- Pietra Castro as Kid #1
- Keith Dallas as Al
- Arran Henn as News Reporter
- Tarun Keram as Henry/Man in Tank
- Teresa Laverty as Choking Man's Wife
- John Michael as Kid #2
- Olivia Morandin as Child
- Rico Simonini as Frank
- Owen Walstrom as Choking Man
- Off-screen Jeremiah Danvers died after suffering from cardiac arrest.
- The title references the 1994 film Reality Bites.
- This episode shows the first sign that Obsidian North may have a hidden malevolent purpose.
- The dating app Upswipz from DC's Legends of Tomorrow appears.
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