Black Lightning – Season 4 Episode 11

“The Book of Reunification: Chapter Two: Trial and Errors” Black Lightning details the efforts to clear the Pierce name as Tobias continues to have things work in his favour. As the episode begins things look bleak for the Pierce family. They are powerless, being framed for crimes they didn’t commit and have considerable resources working…

Black Lightning – Season 4 Episode 10

“The Book of Reunification: Chapter One: Revelations” Black Lightning picks up the pieces following Lynn’s arrest and the loss of powers across the main characters. The cliffhanger ending from the previous episode where Jennifer fell out of the sky was predictably resolved very quickly in a way that made it cheap and manipulative. Gambi having…

Black Lightning – Season 4 Episode 9

“The Book of Ruin: Chapter Four: Lyding” Black Lightning continues to make life very difficult for the Pierce family as various setbacks come their way in line with Tobias’ plan. “The Book of Ruin” continues to be an appropriate title for this particular arc as the Pierce family are finding their lives being systematically ruined…

Black Lightning – Season 4 Episode 8

“The Book of Ruin: Chapter Three: Things Fall Apart” Black Lightning furthers Tobias’ plan to take everything away from Jefferson as Jennifer starts to define her new life. “The Book of Ruin” as an arc title is proving to be very accurate as Tobias is dead set on ruining Jefferson’s life by using the considerable…

Black Lightning – Season 4 Episode 7

“Painkiller” Black Lightning takes a break from Freeland and the Pierce family to set up a potential spin-off fronted by Jordan Calloway’s Khalil Payne. Backdoor pilots are a very strange fixture of television. Taking an episode out to lay the groundwork for a potential spin-off that might never happen could be seen as a waste…

Black Lightning – Season 4 Episode 6

“The Book of Ruin: Chapter Two: Theseus’s Ship” Black Lightning explores the fallout of Jennifer returning with a vastly different face as Tobias Whale progresses his slow burn plan. It’s an amazing coincidence that two comic book properties come out with a reference to the Ship of Theseus in close proximity to one another. Marvel’s…

Black Lightning – Season 4 Episode 5

“The Book of Ruin: Chapter One: “Picking Up the Pieces” Black Lightning begins a new arc with the Pierce family working to pull themselves together both literally and figuratively. The previous episode ended with Jennifer exploding during another trip to the Ionosphere. This outing wastes no time in dealing with the fallout of this with…

Black Lightning – Season 4 Episode 4

“The Book of Reconstruction: Chapter 4: “A Light In the Darkness” Black Lightning continues to explore the rifts that exist between the characters while looking to make steps forward as it heads into its next arc. The opening arc of this season has been very strong on the whole with intimate looks into what the…

Black Lightning – Season 4 Episode 3

“The Book of Reconstruction Chapter 3: Despite All My Rage…” Black Lightning delivers a fight club episode as Lynn starts to understand the root of her addiction and Jennifer worries about her public image. It’s fair to say that the final season so far has been a slow burn but that’s not a bad thing…