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Jefferson Pierce, who retired from his superhero persona Black Lightning nine years ago after seeing the effects it had on his family, is forced to become a vigilante again when the rise of the local gang called the 100 leads to increased crime and corruption in his community of Freeland.

Last Updated: 10/4/2022Network:The CW
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Black Jesus: The Book of Crucifixion
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7.81
1214 votes

#1 - Black Jesus: The Book of Crucifixion

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 4/3/2018

As suspicions grow that Jefferson Pierce is Black Lightning, the ASA arranges to have him arrested. Lynn seeks help from Detecitve Henderson. Meanwhile, as Jefferson is in custody, Gambi and Anissa work together to show Black Lightning is still running around the streets of Freeland.

Directors: Michael Schultz
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The Book of the Apocalypse: Chapter Two: The Omega
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7.78
600 votes

#2 - The Book of the Apocalypse: Chapter Two: The Omega

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/18/2019

In the Season 2 finale, Lynn goes head to head with Dr. Jace once and for all. Meanwhile, Gambi risks his life to save Jennifer. Lastly, Tobias makes a major move to cripple Freeland and kill Black Lightning, requiring the superhero family to step up like never before.

Directors: Salim Akil
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The Book of War: Chapter Three: Liberation
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7.77
439 votes

#3 - The Book of War: Chapter Three: Liberation

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 3/9/2020

Black Lightning faces off against Gravedigger.

Directors: Salim Akil
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The Resurrection and the Light: The Book of Pain
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7.74
1186 votes

#4 - The Resurrection and the Light: The Book of Pain

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 4/10/2018

Tobias returns to Freeland. He is tasked to capture – not kill – Black Lightning with the help of an unexpected source. After a battle of epic proportions, Anissa and Jennifer provide surprising aid.

Directors: Oz Scott
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Shadow of Death: The Book of War
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7.72
1166 votes

#5 - Shadow of Death: The Book of War

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/17/2018

The aftermath of the showdown with Black Lightning leaves everyone reeling. Meanwhile, Tobias gathers his forces.

Directors: Salim Akil
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The Book of Markovia: Chapter Four: Grab the Strap
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7.70
445 votes

#6 - The Book of Markovia: Chapter Four: Grab the Strap

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/10/2020

Black Lightning and his team descend upon Markovia on a mission to rescue Lynn who finds herself in even more trouble when she meets Gravedigger, a metahuman on the Markovian side.

Directors: Salim Akil
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The Book of Revelations
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7.70
1344 votes

#7 - The Book of Revelations

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/13/2018

Black Lightning works with Anissa to help find information to clear Black Lightning’s name. Jennifer begins interning for Lynn. Meanwhile, Gambi finds himself in a precarious situation.

Directors: Tanya Hamilton
Writer: Jan Nash
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Sins of the Father: The Book of Redemption
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7.68
1209 votes

#8 - Sins of the Father: The Book of Redemption

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/27/2018

Black Lightning attempts to rescue several long-missing children reveals a secret he did not anticipate, and its resulting connections. Gambi struggles to stay strong while in a compromising position. Jefferson begins to view things differently.

Directors: Eric Laneuville
Writer: Pat Charles
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The Book of Occupation: Chapter Five: Requiem for Tavon
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7.66
530 votes

#9 - The Book of Occupation: Chapter Five: Requiem for Tavon

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/11/2019

Jefferson struggles with the effects on his family, leading to a decision with tragic consequences. Meanwhile, Anissa’s identity is threatened. Lastly, Agent Odell takes an important step toward winning over Jennifer.

Directors: Robert Townsend
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The Book of Resistance: Chapter Three: The Battle of Franklin Terrace
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7.64
478 votes

#10 - The Book of Resistance: Chapter Three: The Battle of Franklin Terrace

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/2/2019

Black Lightning decides to fight back when the ASA threatens his old neighborhood. Thunder battles Painkiller, and Tobias has a plan for Lynn to stop the ASA from weaponizing the metas.

Directors: Neema Barnette
Writer: Jake Waller
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The Resurrection
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7.64
2473 votes

#11 - The Resurrection

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/16/2018

Jefferson Pierce is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of Anissa and Jennifer, and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe-haven for young people in a neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero in his community. Nine years ago, Pierce was a hero of a different sort. Gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, he used those powers to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning, but he left the Superhero days behind. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him…or so he thought.

Directors: Salim Akil
Writer: Salim Akil
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The Book of Blood: Chapter Three: The Sange
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7.63
670 votes

#12 - The Book of Blood: Chapter Three: The Sange

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/27/2018

When Black Lightning and Thunder are attacked by Looker and her clan, they fight to get her to release control over the Sange. Meanwhile, Jennifer and Khalil continue to grow closer.

Directors: Eric Laneuville
Writer: Keli Goff
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The Book of Resistance: Chapter Two: Henderson's Opus
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7.63
480 votes

#13 - The Book of Resistance: Chapter Two: Henderson's Opus

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/25/2019

Anissa and Jefferson have a heart-to-heart and she tells him she needs Black Lightning’s help in escorting meta refugees out of the perimeter. Meanwhile, Gambi implores Lynn to help get him access to the Pit. Lastly, Jennifer grows closer to Brandon.

Directors: Oz Scott
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The Book of Markovia: Chapter Three: Motherless ID
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7.63
451 votes

#14 - The Book of Markovia: Chapter Three: Motherless ID

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/3/2020

Jefferson and Anissa join forces with the ASA to help one of their own. Meanwhile, Lynn is forced to continue battling her demons.

Directors: Bille Woodruff
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The Book of Resistance: Chapter Four: Earth Crisis
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7.63
505 votes

#15 - The Book of Resistance: Chapter Four: Earth Crisis

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/9/2019

With the coming of the red skies, Jennifer finds herself torn between worlds.

Directors: Tasha Smith
Writer: Lamont Magee
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The Book of Occupation: Chapter Four: Lynn's Ouroboros
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7.62
528 votes

#16 - The Book of Occupation: Chapter Four: Lynn's Ouroboros

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/28/2019

Jefferson faces new challenges due to the shocking state of Freeland; Lynn finds herself under intense pressure as she desperately tries to find a solution to the continuing crisis in Freeland; Anissa continues her work at the clinic.

Directors: Mary Lou Belli
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The Book of Secrets: Chapter Two: Just and Unjust
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7.61
609 votes

#17 - The Book of Secrets: Chapter Two: Just and Unjust

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/4/2019

When Anissa returns to work at the clinic, she meets a domestic violence victim who motivates her to take action. Meanwhile, Gambi makes a discovery.

Directors: Jeffrey W. Byrd
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The Book of Rebellion: Chapter Three: Angelitos Negros
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7.61
615 votes

#18 - The Book of Rebellion: Chapter Three: Angelitos Negros

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/21/2019

Still on the run, Jennifer and Khalil succumb to their feelings for one another and begin planning their future together. Meanwhile, Jefferson approaches Henderson with a favor.

Directors: Salim Akil
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The Book of War: Chapter Two: Freedom Ain't Free
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7.60
426 votes

#19 - The Book of War: Chapter Two: Freedom Ain't Free

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/2/2020

After learning that Gravedigger and the Markovians are coming to attack Freeland, the Pierce family prepares for war.

Directors: Oz Scott
Writer: Pat Charles
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The Book of Secrets: Chapter One: Prodigal Son
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7.59
610 votes

#20 - The Book of Secrets: Chapter One: Prodigal Son

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/28/2019

Jefferson suspects that Tobias is behind a recent malicious attack. He brings this news to Henderson but doesn't get the answer he was looking for. Meanwhile, Lynn is confronted by her past.

Directors: Rob Hardy
Writer: Pat Charles
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Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder
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7.59
1544 votes

#21 - Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/27/2018

Jefferson is on the hunt for his father's killer, while Anissa uses her new powers to rectify a wrong after a protest fails. Jennifer grapples with some difficult choices. Elsewhere, Gambi begs for help from Lynn.

Directors: Benny Boom
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Lawanda: The Book of Burial
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7.58
1904 votes

#22 - Lawanda: The Book of Burial

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/30/2018

As Jefferson Pierce tries to determine if the community can survive without the help of Black Lightning, Anissa starts to come into her own. Meanwhile, Jefferson and Lynn try and figure out their new dynamic. Finally, Jennifer reveals to her parents that she has been grappling with something big.

Directors: Mark Tonderai
Writer: Jan Nash
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The Book of Resurrection: Chapter One: Crossroads
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7.57
263 votes

#23 - The Book of Resurrection: Chapter One: Crossroads

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/17/2021

Jefferson realizes that sometimes, an admission of weakness can be a show of strength. Meanwhile, Tobias is focusing on an end game.

Directors: Benny Boom
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The Book of Secrets: Chapter Four: Original Sin
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7.56
591 votes

#24 - The Book of Secrets: Chapter Four: Original Sin

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 3/4/2019

Looking for answers, a worried Anissa sets out to find Grace.

Directors: Oz Scott
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The Book of Blood: Chapter Two: The Perdi
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7.56
680 votes

#25 - The Book of Blood: Chapter Two: The Perdi

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/20/2018

Black Lightning and Thunder return to South Freeland in an attempt to figure out what is going on. When they arrive, they are directed to a nearby wood where they are surrounded by a clan of mixed-race moonshiners called the Perdi. Meanwhile, Lynn, feeling tremendous guilt, falls into a deep depression. Lastly, Tobias finds that his plan is falling apart.

Directors: Oz Scott
Writer: Pat Charles
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