Recap: Black Lightning Season 1 Episode 13 – Season Finale – “Shadow of Death: The Book of War”

The Book of War is an apropos title as we see a number of wars or acts of war break out in this episode. We open with a flashback of young Jefferson Pierce (Kaden Washington Lewis) walking with his father, Alvin (Keith Arthur Bolden). It’s beautifully shot in black & white with the feel of […]

Recap: Black Lightning Season 1 Episode 12 – “The Resurrection and the Light: The Book of Pain”

How apropos the title “The Book of Pain.” Whether emotionally or physically, the pain was on everyone’s menu tonight. We open on Tobias Whale (Marvin “Krondon” Jones III) looking at himself in the mirror. His torso covered in partially healed third degree burns courtesy of his tango with Black Lightning (Cress Williams) a number of […]

Recap: Black Lightning Season 1 Episode 11 – “Black Jesus: The Book of Crucifixion”

“So you can trust him?” Anissa (Nafessa Williams) asked her father, Jefferson/Black Lightning (Cress Williams) in reference to Peter Gambi (James Remar). Jefferson’s response is “Maybe… I don’t know.”   Earlier, Anissa and Black Lightning engaged in a tag-team butt kick fest as they destroyed an ASA armory which contained anti-Black Lightning weapons. They were […]

Recap: Black Lightning Season 1 Episode 10 – “Sins of the Father: The Book of Redemption”

They were here! Dad, I swear!” Anissa/Thunder (Nafessa Williams) tells her father, Jefferson/Black Lightning (Cress Williams) as they check out a now empty facility where Anissa earlier found rows of young people in pods. These young people were the children that Peter Gambi (James Remar) turned over to the ASA 30-years prior. Gambi thought they […]

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 […]