The Best Episodes of Black Lightning

Last Updated: Mar 31, 2019

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.

The Book of the Apocalypse: Chapter Two: The Omega

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

Season 2 - Episode 16

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.

star 7.93
309 votes
Directors: Salim Akil
Writers: Charles D. Holland
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Black Jesus: The Book of Crucifixion

#2 - Black Jesus: The Book of Crucifixion

Season 1 - Episode 11

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.

star 7.86
1,073 votes
Directors: Michael Schultz
Writers: Melora Rivera
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The Resurrection and the Light: The Book of Pain

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

Season 1 - Episode 12

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.

star 7.79
1,041 votes
Directors: Oz Scott
Writers: Jan Nash, Adam Giaudrone
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Shadow of Death: The Book of War

#4 - Shadow of Death: The Book of War

Season 1 - Episode 13

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

star 7.78
1,026 votes
Directors: Salim Akil
Writers: Charles D. Holland
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The Book of Revelation

#5 - The Book of Revelation

Season 1 - Episode 8

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.

star 7.76
1,203 votes
Directors: Tanya Hamilton
Writers: Jan Nash
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The Book of Blood: Chapter Three: The Sange

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

Season 2 - Episode 7

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.

star 7.74
503 votes
Directors: Eric Laneuville
Writers: Keli Goff
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The Book of Secrets: Chapter Two: Just and Unjust

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

Season 2 - Episode 12

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.

star 7.72
417 votes
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The Book of Secrets: Chapter Three: Pillar of Fire

#8 - The Book of Secrets: Chapter Three: Pillar of Fire

Season 2 - Episode 13

Lynn works on two of the pod kids in a segregated safe room. Meanwhile, Jennifer plots revenge and Jefferson receives some interesting news. Lastly, Anissa makes a shocking discovery.

star 7.72
374 votes
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Sins of the Father: The Book of Redemption

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

Season 1 - Episode 10

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.

star 7.72
1,099 votes
Directors: Eric Laneuville
Writers: Pat Charles
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The Book of Rebellion: Chapter Three: Angelitos Negros

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

Season 2 - Episode 10

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.

star 7.70
429 votes
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The Book of Secrets: Chapter One: Prodigal Son

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

Season 2 - Episode 11

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.

star 7.70
409 votes
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The Resurrection

#12 - The Resurrection

Season 1 - Episode 1

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.

star 7.69
2,301 votes
Directors: Salim Akil
Writers: Salim Akil
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The Book of Secrets: Chapter Four: Original Sin

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

Season 2 - Episode 14

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

star 7.67
358 votes
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The Book of Rebellion: Chapter Two: Gift of the Magi

#14 - The Book of Rebellion: Chapter Two: Gift of the Magi

Season 2 - Episode 9

Jennifer separately tries to save a feverish Khalil after their narrow escape. Jefferson, Lynn and Anissa work on tracking down the pair.

star 7.67
434 votes
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The Book of Blood: Chapter Two: The Perdi

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

Season 2 - Episode 6

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.

star 7.66
515 votes
Directors: Oz Scott
Writers: Pat Charles
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The Book of the Apocalypse: Chapter One: The Alpha

#16 - The Book of the Apocalypse: Chapter One: The Alpha

Season 2 - Episode 15

Lynn counsels former pod kid, Wendy, in how to live in a world that's new to her, but the fate of the other pod kids remains in doubt. Meanwhile, Anissa figures out Grace's secret. Lastly, Jefferson tries to install a superhero code for his metahuman offspring, but Jennifer insists on taking revenge on Tobias for her boyfriend's death.

star 7.65
332 votes
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Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder

#17 - Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder

Season 1 - Episode 6

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.

star 7.65
1,375 votes
Directors: Benny Boom
Writers: Charles Holland
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The Book of Consequences: Chapter Two: Black Jesus Blues

#18 - The Book of Consequences: Chapter Two: Black Jesus Blues

Season 2 - Episode 2

Jefferson must break the news to his students and faculty that he is stepping down. Struggling with his new life as Painkiller, Khalil pays a visit to Jennifer in hopes of mending things. Meanwhile, Tobias continues to enact his plan.

star 7.64
653 votes
Directors: Oz Scott
Writers: Charles Holland
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The Book of Rebellion: Chapter One: Exodus

#19 - The Book of Rebellion: Chapter One: Exodus

Season 2 - Episode 8

Jennifer's disappearance roils the Pierce family. The family discusses the best way to find her. Lynn asks Detective Henderson to arrest Khalil after she learns Jennifer is with him.

star 7.63
464 votes
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The Book of Consequences: Chapter Four: Translucent Freak

#20 - The Book of Consequences: Chapter Four: Translucent Freak

Season 2 - Episode 4

Jefferson confronts Anissa about her reckless and irresponsible behavior leading to a fierce disagreement.

star 7.61
561 votes
Writers: Adam Giaudrone
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The Book of Little Black Lies

#21 - The Book of Little Black Lies

Season 1 - Episode 9

In the aftermath of the latest killing, Black Lightning works to clear his name while also hunting down the person responsible for his father’s death, and anyone else involved. Tensions remain high between Black Lightning and Gambi.

star 7.61
1,113 votes
Directors: Tawnia McKernan
Writers: Keli Goff
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The Book of Consequences: Chapter Three: Master Lowry

#22 - The Book of Consequences: Chapter Three: Master Lowry

Season 2 - Episode 3

Jefferson is forced to watch as all his good work is undone before his eyes when his replacement arrives and begins implementing sweeping changes. Meanwhile, Anissa continues to play Robin Hood by stealing from one of the most powerful crime syndicates in Freeland.

star 7.59
609 votes
Directors: Rose Troche
Writers: Jan Nash
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Equinox: The Book of Fate

#23 - Equinox: The Book of Fate

Season 1 - Episode 7

Black Lightning’s pursuit for Tobias continues. Anissa continues to find herself in the new normal.

star 7.57
1,234 votes
Directors: Billy Woodruff
Writers: Lamont Magee
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LaWanda: The Book of Burial

#24 - LaWanda: The Book of Burial

Season 1 - Episode 3

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.

star 7.57
1,717 votes
Directors: Mark Tonderai
Writers: Jan Nash
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LaWanda: The Book of Hope

#25 - LaWanda: The Book of Hope

Season 1 - Episode 2

As the community struggles with the violence surrounding them, a glimmer of hope appears: Is Black Lightning back? Lynn Stewart, noticing the changes in the community, is also left wondering. While Jefferson Pierce struggles with his decision, Gambi urges him to take up the mantle once more and return to life as Black Lightning. Anissa and Jennifer try to deal with the aftermath of their jolting experience.

star 7.56
1,948 votes
Directors: Oz Scott
Writers: Salim Akil, Charles D. Holland
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