Action, Drama, Science-Fiction
Jefferson Pierce is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe haven for young people in a New Orleans neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero to his community.
Aired 8 months ago - Apr 17, 2018
The aftermath of the showdown with Black Lightning leaves everyone reeling. Meanwhile, Tobias gathers his forces.
Aired 8 months ago - Apr 10, 2018
Tobias returns to Freeland. He is tasked to capture – not kill – Black Lightning with the help of an unexpected source. After a battle of epic proportions, Anissa and Jennifer provide surprising aid.
And if that doesn't say Marine...
I feel closer to you than ever.
I want us to be sure
before we tell them.
And I can appreciate that.
It feels good to be back.
Nah, snakes treated me like dirt
when I was in that chair, so...
we both know that someone pulled
the strings to make that happen.
As soon as my black ass
couldn't run no more,
let alone a poor teenager from Feland.
he might lead me to Proctor.
Having enhanced abilities
doesn't have to change anything.
Thank God I was born
to such a smart woman
He hasn't talked to me
since he's been there.
I'm impressed you got in.
I heard you were on the outs.
No. You need to stay away.
and the people he is
possibly involved with.
I mean, how could you do
this without talking to me?
J, I know it's not an excuse,
You know what?
Legs for loyalty.
spot would have delivered the message.
Hey, Lala, you all right?
Mom, you can stop frosting.
Anyway. So he found
these up and down spikes
Black Lightning hasn't been totally
cleared in Lady Eve's murder yet.
Come on, slow down. Let's go, let's go.
Looks like he's wearing
some kind of undersuit.
What was that?
Aired 8 months ago - Apr 03, 2018
As suspicions grow that Jefferson Pierce is Black Lightning, the ASA arranges to have him arrested. Lynn seeks help from Detecitve Henderson. Meanwhile, as Jefferson is in custody, Gambi and Anissa work together to show Black Lightning is still running around the streets of Freeland.
there is absolutely no
way he's Black Lightning...
Those weapons he blew up
are only good for one thing,
This needs to be legitimate,
and fast. Tomorrow, if possible?
Okay. So can we?
Hey, Dad, what's up?
To Mr. Winston, who let me
retake the Spanish mid-term.
I mean, dang, Mr. P.
That's still your car.
What? This is ridiculous.
and you damn sure don't
look like a Lamont.
- No. Anissa. Anissa...
Good. I'd hate to see
anything happen to you.
and will keep staff and students
Open your mouth.
And you are?
Something so bad could happen.
And then what?
Afternoon, Mr. Pierce.
He called himself Lala.
I heard he walks around and makes
the students call him Black Jesus.
The Feds are transferring Jefferson.
And at this point, we're
the only hope he's got.
I know you're scared.
It's okay to be scared.
Hey, man, I'm trying to help you,
but national security directives?
Glennon admitted to
planting the evidence.
start weeding this place of all the rot.
It's Uncle Gambi.
Aired 9 months ago - Mar 27, 2018
Black Lightning attempts to rescue several long-missing children reveals a secret he did not anticipate, and its resulting connections. Gambi struggles to stay strong while in a compromising position. Jefferson begins to view things differently.
but they're alive, and they're kept
in some kind of suspended state,
You know damn well he
ain't gonna be too happy
You act like Green Light
is the only drug in town.
Anybody else think I
ain't built for this?
Everything after that,
you did to yourself.
And they called us paranoid.
I saw one of your students
get snatched last night.
Tell me exactly what happened.
Don't leave anything out.
- How do I know I can trust you?
My friend, Neema, didn't
come home last night.
Why is nobody listening to
me? I don't wanna have powers.
Okay, yep. You're right, you don't.
Oh, my God. You're just like Dad.
I might be able to use my
electric vision to find them.
I thought that might be your response.
- So to, uh, reciprocate my generosity...
- Precipitate your what?
I don't think that was a coincidence.
Hey, come on. Hey.
You're gonna die out
here on the streets.
you helped raise Jefferson Pierce,
So why are we doing this?
No, it's not a malfunction.
- Behind that preposition.
becomes your reality. Yeah.
You need to rest.
Aired 9 months ago - Mar 20, 2018
In the aftermath of the latest killing, Black Lightning works to clear his name while also hunting down the person responsible for his father’s death, and anyone else involved. Tensions remain high between Black Lightning and Gambi.
I'll use them to do some investigating.
I should've said
something, and I didn't,
- Yes. He has powers, too.
- You said I could trust you.
- And you can.
Your father and I never lied to you.
Yes, it was wrong, but I
felt like I owed it to her.
Besides the powder, what
else was in his file?
Now, I don't know. He
thought it was funny.
Ow! What the...?
That's President Obama.
Choice is yours. We are who we are.
Yeah, I know you wanna see.
also your current
address, 1245 Goff Avenue.
But I just want to make things
right, not just with him, but...
I told your father
that the people I used
And I would do anything to protect you.
He didn't tell you something he
should have, and that... It was wrong.
Run. Live for another
day. Do you understand?
Oh, baby, no. I'm so sorry.
My gut tells me they're up to something.
Kill thousands of people every
day with this poison you're making?
And it works. Switch to standard ammo.
Aired 9 months ago - Mar 13, 2018
Black Lightning works with Anissa to help find information to clear Black Lightning’s name. Jennifer begins interning for Lynn. Meanwhile, Gambi finds himself in a precarious situation.
Aired 9 months ago - Mar 06, 2018
Black Lightning’s pursuit for Tobias continues. Anissa continues to find herself in the new normal.
It doesn't mean I believe you.
could have been targeted by a third
party, maybe for financial gain?
make them believe they can
do something with their lives.
trying to figure out why me, why then?
and dead customers don't pay.
that Anissa would manifest abilities.
Convince her that using her powers
is putting her life in danger.
That's what I've been...
Okay, not exactly like you, but
I just mean someone with, uh...
He's a hired gun.
To destroy a Confederate statue.
Dad, when I first got my powers,
No powers, just you.
That kind of financial asset
is almost impossible to replace.
you and I both know
ecosystems are tricky.
You know what you're not doing?
- I appreciate it. Thank you.
- You're welcome.
When's the last time
you had a conversation
Training her is the right thing to do.
If I kill Lady Eve without
the Shadow Board's permission,
and our family,
It's gonna be fireproof,
♪ My right, my wrong, my soul
My song, my hopes and dreams ♪
Aired 10 months ago - Feb 27, 2018
Jefferson is on the hunt for his father's killer, while Anissa uses her new powers to rectify a wrong after a protest fails. Jennifer grapples with some difficult choices. Elsewhere, Gambi begs for help from Lynn.
Breathe, Jefferson. Breathe!
Well, it doesn't feel twice as fast.
Would you do me a favor and get
me one of those coffees, please?
They looked enough like real
guns to be the end of you.
when you were arrested, Harriet?
And I'm awful for that.
That's what was wrong.
Maybe Toledo is behind Green
Light. Maybe Tobias is, too.
I have lived with the murder
of my father all my life.
That's a little harsh, Lynn.
but he was formed on
the streets of Freeland.
incidence of psoriasis and skin cancer.
Your father and I have been getting
into it lately, but we'll be okay.
but I can't make sense of it.
All right, call her. Tell
her you need to see him.
Some people like to study roots...
That actually backfired on her.
How do I know which?
but was hijacked by white nationalists.
But, what, you have
the time to post shade?
and God still took my legs.
So, how'd it go?
I had some real talk with
Anissa and I've been thinking.
No broken bones, but
she has a concussion
Aired 10 months ago - Feb 13, 2018
An unexpected phone call unearths the long-buried need for Jefferson to investigate the murder of his father. Meanwhile, Annisa wrestles with the fact that her actions have dire consequences. Lastly, Jennifer learns the importance of controlling her temper – in all situations.
Aired 10 months ago - Feb 06, 2018
Black Lightning is recruited to rally against The 100 gang. Anissa investigates the new drug hitting the streets. Meanwhile, familiar faces begin to reappear.
- That bitch crazy, man.
It's like this city is under
attack, and we're losing.
'Cause I ain't in the
best of moods, bruh.
ever since Black Lightning
returned to Freeland,
and now people are beginning to
feel like they've been deceived,
You... You need to take
Black Lightning out,
- I promise.
- Thank you.
I'mma live it by any means necessary.
So if you want the
board to know something,
You got jokes today.
His spinal cord was nearly
severed. Why get his hopes up?
Did you personally see Black
Lightning's body burn or not?
I'm... I'm sorry. It died
when I was visiting Khalil.
- I don't wanna run track anymore.
I think Black Lightning's
trying to do the right thing,
I think you have to consider how hard
it is for Black Lightning's family.
Get out and do what?
Makes it harder to beat
your way up the food chain.
I know your MO After I tell
you what you wanna know,
Re-up is every Thursday at noon.
I don't want people to see me like this.
You're my ride or die, right?
I'm getting a feeling that
this is already a done deal.
You can always reject their offer.
It's more like electric vision.
where I need my parents to
co-sign on everything I do.
Hey, you're the bartender from the
Ruby Red Lipstick Bar, aren't you?
I don't know. It was close by.
Grace, if I could make
people who did bad things
Local high school track
star, Khalil Payne,
and he has every reason
to hate Black Lightning.
but they're not gonna
let you have both. So...
Yeah, I know. I'm up to
speed. Jennifer told me.
but I didn't know who else to call.
Aired 11 months ago - Jan 30, 2018
As Jefferson Pierce tries to determine if the community can survive without the help of Black Lightning, Anissa starts to come into her own. Meanwhile, Jefferson and Lynn try and figure out their new dynamic. Finally, Jennifer reveals to her parents that she has been grappling with something big.
so that our kids can live free
of the drugs, and the violence,
Come on, that... that's not
true, Jeremiah, and you know it.
I fight the best way I know how.
Because Black Lightning gave her hope.
And what I believe is that he
is the answer to our prayers.
you should be able to create a
thinner stream of electricity.
What? No. No. No, no, no, no. I, uh...
Khalil, my virgin self couldn't
find you sexier right now.
You doing it for school?
maybe it should be.
Only one squad car can work the march.
I was thinking more like a handsome
Italian gentleman in coveralls.
when she doesn't want
to eat with us either...
What do you need support for?
Your mother and I loved
each other very much.
Well, my plan was for you to be there,
What's going on with you?
Though I suggest do not leave it
covered with your fingerprints.
These are my streets. And
nobody messes with my streets.
that I was just holding on to
something that wasn't working,
Right. Because they'd worry.
The One Hundred doesn't wanna
be in the martyr-making business.
Freedom! Freedom! Freedom!
Damn it. Lynn and the
girls are down there.
No, no, no, no, no, no, no.
He's supposed to be dead.
prevented an even larger
tragedy from occurring.
Aired 11 months ago - Jan 23, 2018
As the community struggles with the violence surrounding them, a glimmer of hope appears: Is Black Lightning back? Lynn Stewart, noticing the changes in the community, is also left wondering. While Jefferson Pierce struggles with his decision, Gambi
urges him to take up the mantle once more and return to life as Black Lightning. Anissa and Jennifer try to deal with the aftermath of their jolting experience.
I think it's important for
you to be here for the girls.
But pretty words ain't
gonna stop The One Hundred.
And they gonna stay open as long
as they got those girls in there.
amount 50% on every church and business,
pretending to be Black Lightning
will actually protect them.
Shaquandalyn loved her daddy
more than anything in this world.
ain't nobody willing to fight for me.
I mean, he at the Seahorse right
now, being forced to turn tricks.
While they were transporting him to the
When you coming back?
I get it, I understand.
Look, I'm sorry.
Yeah. The other night.
I tried to talk to her, but
she just called me an Uncle Tom
Now, as soon as all these reporters
leave, when this story gets old,
I love my daughter, Mr. Pierce.
but not so much about the heart.
- I want my daughter.
Hey, man, what's up?
That they could transcend
Jeff, listen to me. This
is the addiction talking...
Mmm. How are you holding up?
- Yeah, you need some more of that.
Look, you saw and went through
some craziness. I get it.
But he isn't just Jefferson Pierce,
he is so much more than that.
No. I'm gonna take the stairs.
I don't want to spend
a lot of time on this,
You stay! You keep doing
what you were doing.
Aired 11 months ago - Jan 16, 2018
Jefferson Pierce is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of Anissa and Jennifer, and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe-haven for young people in a neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero in his
community. Nine years ago, Pierce was a hero of a different sort. Gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, he used those powers to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning, but he left the Superhero days behind. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him…or so he thought.
Anissa, put your hands on the dashboard!
This was the night, in the rain,
and teaches three days a week at
the school as a health educator.
Come on, Harriet, help a
sister get some freedom.
♪ What'd you think I would
go Prowlin' n the city ♪
Okay, all right, I'll give you that.
Yeah, we have joint custody,
♪ This rap you Step aside ♪
See, none of this is my
business. I'm gonna go...
No! No! The hell, we're not good.
You know why they call
it "Club 100" Jennifer?
I'm not here to talk about Club 100.
for literally shoving my father's
articles down his throat until he died.
but we knew this day would come.
You know, I was just thinking
about you on the drive over here.
Don't take it personal and don't
start having catastrophic thoughts.
- What were they saying?
- That he's back.
You broke your promise.
Oh, Kay, I have the
yearbook proofs in my office.
This ain't over. Bet that.
A community, I might remind you,
Nobody's called me that since
I graduated from Garfield.
Come on, man. You know
towt's not how we do.
are being prepared to run
the world and your black ass!
I'm gonna do you this favor.
I should just go over there and
talk to someone my damn self.
Do you believe in the Resurrection?