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…

Black Lightning – Season 4 Episode 2

“The Book of Reconstruction: Chapter Two: Unacceptable Losses” Black Lightning continues to explore the fractured Pierce family dynamic as the situation in Freeland continues to deteriorate. Two episodes into the season it’s clear that a major theme for at least the first arc of the season is grief. This is framed through Jefferson but the…

Black Lightning – Season 4 Episode 1

“The Book of Reconstruction: Chapter One: Collateral Damage” Black Lightning returns for its fourth and final season that starts with reflecting on the events of the previous one to set up what the characters need to overcome. I haven’t reviewed this show since just over midway through season two. Real life got on top of…

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…

Black Lightning – Season 1 Episode 12

“The Resurrection and the Light: The Book of Pain” Black Lightning prepares for the season finale with the return of Tobias and forward movement on what the A.S.A. has planned for Freeland. In many ways this episode is more of a recap in preparation for the season finale and the episode greatly suffers for this…

Black Lightning – Season 1 Episode 11

“Black Jesus: The Book of Crucifixion” Black Lightning deals with the inevitable risk of the authorities discovering the secret identity of a superhero when Jeff is arrested to investigate various suspicions. Pretty much every superhero story gets around to the authorities getting wind of the true identity of a superhero so this sort of plot…

Black Lightning – Season 1 Episode 10

“Sins of the Father: The Book of Redemption” Black Lightning continues its build towards the the season finale by further fleshing out the history of Freeland and the backstories of the characters involved. All told this is an episode about the past coming back to haunt various characters. Gambi is at the mercy of the…

Black Lightning – Season 1 Episode 9

“The Book of Little Black Lies” Black Lightning once again focuses on family as Jennifer contemplates the implications of having powers and tries to find a way to move forward. This show should definitely be applauded for moving quickly in a way that doesn’t feel rushed. Jennifer only found out that she has powers last…