The BEST Episodes of Black Lightning
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Mar 1, 2021
Network: The CW
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.
#1 - The Book of War: Chapter Three: Liberation
Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 9, 2020
Black Lightning faces off against Gravedigger.
#2 - The Book of the Apocalypse: Chapter Two: The Omega
Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 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.
#3 - Black Jesus: The Book of Crucifixion
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 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.
#4 - The Resurrection and the Light: The Book of Pain
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 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.
#5 - The Book of Markovia: Chapter Four: Grab the Strap
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 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.
#6 - Shadow of Death: The Book of War
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 17, 2018
The aftermath of the showdown with Black Lightning leaves everyone reeling. Meanwhile, Tobias gathers his forces.
#7 - The Book of Revelations
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 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.
#8 - The Book of War: Chapter Two: Freedom Ain't Free
Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 2, 2020
After learning that Gravedigger and the Markovians are coming to attack Freeland, the Pierce family prepares for war.
#9 - The Book of Resistance: Chapter Three: The Battle of Franklin Terrace
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 2, 2019
Black Lightning goes up against the ASA. Meanwhile, Tobias continues to manipulate Lynn.
#10 - The Book of Resistance: Chapter Four: Earth Crisis
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 9, 2019
The Pierce family fears for Jennifer's life.
#11 - Sins of the Father: The Book of Redemption
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 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.
#12 - The Book of Markovia: Chapter Three: Motherless ID
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 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.
#13 - The Book of Occupation: Chapter Five: Requiem for Tavon
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 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.
#14 - The Book of Resistance: Chapter Two: Henderson's Opus
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 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; Gambi implores Lynn to help get him access to the pit; Jennifer grows closer to Brandon.
#15 - The Book of Occupation: Chapter Four: Lynn's Ouroboros
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 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. Meanwhile, Anissa continues her work at the clinic. Lastly, Jennifer finds her confidence shaken.
#16 - The Book of Rebellion: Chapter Three: Angelitos Negros
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 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.
#17 - The Book of Blood: Chapter Three: The Sange
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 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.
#18 - The Book of Secrets: Chapter Two: Just and Unjust
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 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.
#19 - The Resurrection
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 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.
#20 - The Book of Secrets: Chapter One: Prodigal Son
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 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.
#21 - The Book of War: Chapter One: Homecoming
Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 24, 2020
As the battle continues, old alliances are revisited and new alliances forged.
#22 - The Book of Occupation: Chapter One: Birth of Blackbird
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 7, 2019
We find Jefferson Pierce like never before, in the hands of the ASA with his wife Lynn as Agent Odell tightens his grip on the Pierce family, leaving Jennifer abandoned and Freeland without Black Lightning and Thunder. But Anissa secretly defies Odell in her alter ego as Blackbird with the able tactical and technical support of Gambi.
#23 - The Book of Secrets: Chapter Four: Original Sin
Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Mar 4, 2019
Looking for answers, a worried Anissa sets out to find Grace.
#24 - Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 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.
#25 - The Book of Secrets: Chapter Three: Pillar of Fire
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 11, 2019
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.