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 2 Episode 9

“The Book of Rebellion: Chapter Two: Gift of the Magi” Black Lightning continues the runaway teen tail as Jefferson, Anissa and Gambi use all of their resources to find them before more dangerous people do. First of all I’m very aware of how late this review is. Life got in the way which meant I…

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…