Black Lightning – Season 4 Episode 13

“The Book of Resurrection: Chapter Two: Closure” Black Lightning delivers its last ever episode with a final showdown with Tobias and a look ahead to the future for the Pierce family. I’ve repeatedly said that endings are hard. It’s difficult to wrap something up in a way that makes sense for the involved characters and…

Black Lightning – Season 4 Episode 12

“The Book of Resurrection: Chapter One: Crossroads” Black Lightning begins its final chapter with the Pierces scrambling to find a way to stop Tobias as he continues to accrue power. In many ways this show doesn’t feel like it’s building to a series end given how many different plots are still on the go. It…

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 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…