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Jefferson Pierce, who retired from his superhero persona Black Lightning nine years ago after seeing the effects it had on his family, is forced to become a vigilante again when the rise of the local gang called the 100 leads to increased crime and corruption in his community of Freeland.
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BLACK LIGHTNING To Now Premiere Monday, October 7

The third season premiere of The CW Network’s electrifying hit series BLACK LIGHTNING will move to an earlier premiere date, now on Monday, October 7 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT), paired with the second season debut of ALL AMERICAN. Initially, BLACK LIGHTNING was slated to premiere Monday, October 21 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). Based on the characters from DC, Black Lightning is from Berlanti Productions and Akil Producti... more Comments

Black Lightning Finale Recap: Power Outage — Plus, Season 3 Foe Revealed!

Season 2 of Black Lightning unspooled so many storylines and uncorked many character arcs that the show seemed a bit disjointed at times. Monday’s season finale, though, tried to tie up all the loose ends — and throw in a few surprises along the way. The Doctor Is Out As Gambi rushes to J... more Comments

Black Lightning Fall Finale Recap: The Kids Aren't Alright

Love on the Run The episode begins with Jennifer and Khalil taking refuge from her family and from Cutter in a barn. They not only need a place to hide, but also a place for Khalil to rest and heal from the poisoned blade Cutter used to attack him; his wound looks infected, and he looks clammy and weak. Jennifer briefly leaves Khalil to go to the hospital and get supplies. When she is unable to figure out a computer password, she zaps it to get to the meds and flees, almost bumping into her father and sister. Jennifer gives K... more Comments

Black Lightning Casts Living Single Vet as Super-Powered Therapist

Black Lightning is booking some couch time with Living Single alumna Erika Alexander: The actress will recur during Season 2 of the CW series as Perenna, a telepathic therapist who comes to the aid of a Pierce family member, TVLine has learned. Perenna will try to help Jennifer — who, last season, discovered she has abilities like her father and sister — acclimate to her manifesting powers and the emotions that go along with them. While her dad and sis hav... more Comments

Why Jennifer Shouldn't Suit up for 'Black Lightning' Season 2

In the final monologue of Black Lightning season 1, it became clear that after saving both her mother's and father's lives, Jennifer sees her powers similarly to Anissa, "as a blessing from God." She's spent episodes denying her abilities and how her life has changed, but it looks like Jennifer is really to embrace her powers and become Lightning. However, suiting up as her superhero alter ego shouldn't happen on Black Lightning season 2. Time for Growth The biggest reason Jennif... more Comments

Can Khalil Be Redeemed in 'Black Lightning' Season 2?

Black Lightning season 1 was a story of transformation. Jefferson stepped back into the mantle of the hero after a long absence. Jennifer and Anissa discovered and embraced their powers, to varying degrees. Lynn and Jefferson found their way back together. However, the biggest change to any character in Black Lightning happened with Khalil Payne. Khalil began ... more Comments

What Is Tobias' Plan for 'Black Lightning' Season 2?

Black Lightning season 1 ended in a unique circumstance. The villain won. Although Martin Proctor was killed, at the hands of Gambi, he was always a temporary antagonist for Black Lightning and its core characters. Tobias Whale has always been the real threat of the series and in the finale, he had a happier ending than Jefferson and his family, getting everything he ever wanted. Tobias finally has his "seat at the t... more Comments

'Black Lightning' Season 1 Finale Photos: Tobias Prepares for War

The first season of Black Lightning has already reached its end (but don't worry, the CW has already renewed it for season 2). The season 1 finale, "Shadow of Death: The Book of War," will find the heroes and villains going head-to-head. The leader of the ASA, Proctor, has assembled an impressive team, including Tobias, his henchwoman Syonide and the newly empowered Khalil, aka Painkiller. After the showdown in the school, Black Lightning and Thunder will take on these ... more Comments

Will Jennifer Cure Herself on 'Black Lightning'?

The penultimate episode of Black Lightning season 1 managed to answer a lot of questions and start to wrap up several stories before the finale. Khalil is back, with the worst wig imaginable, and firmly in the pocket of Tobias Whale. Lynn and Jefferson finally reunited (kind of.) Tobias also revealed he's, somehow, behind Lala's strange resurrection. Yet a huge mystery still lingers over the close of season 1, concerning what Jennifer will do with her powers. Jennifer wants to b... more Comments

'Black Lightning' Episode 12 Photos: Showdown in the School

Black Lightning is almost at the end of its first season and a big showdown is coming. In the penultimate episode, "The Resurrection and the Light: The Book of Pain," theASA's search for Black Lightning intensifies and Tobias is back as well to hunt down his nemesis. This leads to what appears to be an epic showdown at the high school, with Tobias battling Black Lightning while Thunder deals with Syonide. When you throw the ASA, their spy Vice Principal Fowdy and Lala i... more Comments

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