Recap: Black Lightning Season 1 Episode 8 – “The Book of Revelations”

“If you breathe at the wrong time you die.” Those are the words Jefferson/Black Lightning (Cress Williams) told Anissa (Nafessa Williams) as they sparred in Peter Gambi’s basement. Now that they know each other has powers, Jefferson agrees to train her. Simultaneously, a witch-hunt for Black Lightning was ignited as the Freeland police department and the locals […]

Recap: Black Lightning Season 1 Episode 7 – “Equinox: The Book of Fate”

“All that talk about non-violence and Dr. King and Dad is Black Lightning!” Anissa Pierce (Nafessa Williams) said this to her mother, Lynn Pierce (Christine Adams), as Lynn patched her up from the super-powered smackdown Anissa had with her father Black Lightning/Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams). This costumed battle took place last episode so neither Jefferson […]

Recap: Black Lightning Season 1 Episode 6 – “Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder”

“Breathe, Jefferson, Breathe!” Those are words Peter Gambi (James Remar) shouted to the back of his van where our petulant superhero, Black Lightning (Cress Williams), lays inured. In the last episode, Black Lightning tracked down Joey Toledo (Eric Mendenhall) and while beating the stuffing out of him, had a seizure, then Toledo “Turned the Beating […]

Recap: Black Lightning Season 1 Episode 4 – “Black Jesus”

Recap: Black Lightning Season 1 Episode 4 – “Black Jesus” “You Can’t Save Everyone.”      This is what Gambi (James Remar) told Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning (Cress Williams), but when your alter ego is Black Lightning, you will fight to save everyone you can by any means necessary. It all started with an electrifying opening […]

Recap: Black Lightning Season 1 Episode 3 – “Lawanda: The Book of Burial”

Recap: Black Lightning Season 1 Episode 3 – “Lawanda: The Book of Burial” “He is an answer to our prayers.” Reverend Jeremiah Holt (Clifton Powell) spoke these words of encouragement to a discouraged Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning (Cress Williams) after the funeral of Lawanda White. Lawanda was one of three casualties from the last episode. Reverend […]