Recap: Black Lightning Season 1 Episode 5 – “And Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light”

“Daddy Issues” is what the episode should have been titled. The show delved into parental relationships and the effect of fathers (or lack thereof) on their children. This is a commonality whether you’re the hero or the villain. That is one of many things that this show does well is defining and exploring relationship dynamics […]

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 […]

Recap: Black Lightning Season 1 Episode 2 – “Lawanda: The Book of Hope”

“I’m not trying to save the city, I’m, trying to protect my family.” This is the mantra of Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning (Cress Williams). He exclaimed this quote to his partner, Peter Gambi (James Remar). There are many great quotes in this show. This makes it relatable, uplifting and inspirational on a number of levels across […]

Recap: The Gifted Season 1 Episode 12 Part 1: eXtraction, Part 2: X-roads

Recap: The Gifted Season 1 Episode 12 Part 1: “eXtraction”, Part 2: “X-roads” by Aaron Coleman ‘I’ll fight my fight, you fight yours” Andy Strucker’s (Percy Hynes-White) quote summed up the narrative of the season 1 finale. Everyone is fighting their own individual fights internall y and externally which made for a twisty albeit predictable […]