The BEST Episodes of Black Lightning
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 23, 2019
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 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.
#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.
#3 - The Book of Occupation: Chapter Three
Season 3 - Episode 3
When Lynn learns that Jefferson brokered a deal with Agent Odell without consulting her first, it begins to put a strain on their relationship. Meanwhile, Anissa and Grace have an emotional encounter.
#4 - 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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - The Book of Occupation: Chapter One
Season 3 - Episode 1
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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - The Book of Occupation: Chapter Two
Season 3 - Episode 2
With Freeland under full-blown occupation, the Pierce family gets pulled in different directions. Jefferson and Lynn find themselves at odds with each other. Meanwhile, Anissa rebels as Blackbird while Jennifer feels powerless despite having powers.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#13 - 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.
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - The Book of Secrets: Chapter Four: Original Sin
Season 2 - Episode 14
Looking for answers, a worried Anissa sets out to find Grace.
#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.
#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.
#19 - 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.
#20 - 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.
#21 - 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.
#22 - 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.
#23 - 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.
#24 - 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.
#25 - 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.