Black Lightning – Season 2 Episode 8

“The Book of Rebellion: Chapter One: Exodus” Khalil and Jennifer go on the run with Tobias and Jefferson scrambling to find them in a chaotic episode of Black Lightning. I’ve always said that flawed characters are far more interesting than those written as if they always make the right decision. Jennifer is a great example…

Black Lightning – Season 2 Episode 7

“The Book of Blood: Chapter 3: The Sange” Black Lightning continues its excursion to the world of South Freeland as Khalil makes a very risky decision that could have severe consequences for him. The introduction of South Freeland last week was a great opportunity to expand the world of the show by establishing two compelling…

Black Lightning – Season 2 Episode 6

“The Book of Blood: Chapter Two: The Perdi” Black Lightning expands its world by introducing South Freeland while the characters process the consequences of the events of the previous episode. TV shows with worlds that feel like they continue to exist outside of the perspective of the main characters are often stronger than those who…

Black Lightning – Season 2 Episode 5

“The Book of Blood: Chapter One: Requiem” Black Lightning starts a new arc with a significant loss for the Pierce family that impacts them in really profound ways. The opening of this episode was very oddly staged. Gambi being attacked and apparently killed was a surprise as this season hasn’t spent much time showing that…

Black Lightning -Season 2 Episode 4

“The Book of Consequences: Chapter Four: Translucent Freak” Black Lightning continues to complicate the Pierce family dynamic as Tobias experiences the workings of the justice system. Last season did a really good job of building an open and respectful relationship between all immediate members of the Pierce family. They had their issues and disagreements but…

Black Lightning – Season 2 Episode 3

“The Book Of Consequences: Chapter Three: Master Lowry” Black Lightning introduces the new Principal of Garfied as Jefferson and Lynn come up with an alternative way for Jennifer to find a way to deal with her powers. The previous episode made it known that Jefferson’s replacement had been chosen and that he’s a white man…

Black Lightning – Season 2 Episode 2

“The Book of Consequences: Chapter Two: Black Jesus Blues” Black Lightning continues to deal with the consequences of last season as the people in the pods start to awaken and Jefferson prepares to step down as Principal of Garfield. The people in the pods are clearly a significant problem as there are widespread implications to…

Black Lightning – Season 2 Episode 1

“The Book of Consequences: Chapter One: Rise of the Green Light Babies” Black Lightning returns for a second season and begins by focusing on the consequences of what happened in last season’s finale. The best words to describe this episode are bleak and uncertain. Neither of those are a bad thing as the show once…

Black Lightning – Season 1 Episode 13

“Shadow of Death: The Book of War“ Black Lightning ends its first season with the Pierce family taking a collective stand against the A.S.A. and Tobias manoeuvring himself to the top of Freeland’s political food chain. Family has been a really strong theme in a thematically rich season of television. At the core of everything…