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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: 7/11/2022Network: The CW
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The Book of Reconstruction: Chapter One: Collateral Damage
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7.23
348 votes

#1 - The Book of Reconstruction: Chapter One: Collateral Damage

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/8/2021

Jefferson Pierce is still mourning the death of his long-time friend Detective Henderson. Meanwhile, Gambi is presented with an interesting opportunity. Lastly, Lynn and Jefferson are still not able to see eye to eye.

Directors: Salim Akil
The Book of Reconstruction: Chapter Two: Unacceptable Losses
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7.28
308 votes

#2 - The Book of Reconstruction: Chapter Two: Unacceptable Losses

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/15/2021

The war between the 100 and the Kobra Cartel rages on. Meanwhile, Lynn continues to be concerned about Jefferson. Lastly, Jennifer’s curiosity is piqued by a new boy at school.

Directors: Bille Woodruff
The Book of Reconstruction: Chapter Four: A Light in the Darkness
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7.29
294 votes

#3 - The Book of Reconstruction: Chapter Four: A Light in the Darkness

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/1/2021

Jefferson pays Tobias a visit and warns him to stay away from his family.

Directors: Mary Lou Belli
The Book of Reconstruction: Chapter Three: Despite All My Rage...
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7.30
306 votes

#4 - The Book of Reconstruction: Chapter Three: Despite All My Rage...

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/22/2021

Jefferson is feeling even more lost after a frustrating therapy session. Meanwhile, Anissa continues to care for a still comatose Grace. Lastly, Lynn has a breakthrough.

Directors: Salim Akil
The Book of Ruin: Chapter Three: Things Fall Apart
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7.35
272 votes

#5 - The Book of Ruin: Chapter Three: Things Fall Apart

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/19/2021

The FBI pays Jefferson a visit. Meanwhile, Anissa surprises Grace.

Directors: Bille Woodruff
The Book of Ruin: Chapter One: Picking Up the Pieces
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7.36
298 votes

#6 - The Book of Ruin: Chapter One: Picking Up the Pieces

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/8/2021

Gambi supports Black Lightning as he departs on a special mission. Meanwhile, Grace tries to persuade Anissa to let her guard down.

Directors: Bille Woodruff
The Book of Ruin: Chapter Four: Lyding
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7.37
279 votes

#7 - The Book of Ruin: Chapter Four: Lyding

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/26/2021

Gambi warns the Pierce family of a possible crisis looming.

Directors: Keesha Sharp
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The Book of Reunification: Chapter One: Revelations
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7.38
265 votes

#8 - The Book of Reunification: Chapter One: Revelations

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/3/2021

Black Lightning sends Gambi an SOS. Meanwhile, Lynn finds herself in some serious trouble.

Directors: Benny Boom
The Book of Ruin: Chapter Two: Theseus's Ship
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7.39
302 votes

#9 - The Book of Ruin: Chapter Two: Theseus's Ship

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/15/2021

Jefferson crosses a line with Lynn. Meanwhile, Anissa shares some important news. Lastly, Tobias makes a surprising move.

Directors: Mary Lou Belli
The Book of Resistance: Chapter One: Knocking on Heaven's Door
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7.42
489 votes

#10 - The Book of Resistance: Chapter One: Knocking on Heaven's Door

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/18/2019

Jefferson, is torn between his loyalty to his family and his commitment to saving Freeland. Meanwhile, Anissa's commitment to Grace is deepening. Lastly, Jennifer makes an interesting discovery.

Directors: Jeffrey W. Byrd
Black Jesus
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7.46
1803 votes

#11 - Black Jesus

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/6/2018

Black Lightning is recruited to rally against The 100 gang. Anissa investigates the new drug hitting the streets. Meanwhile, familiar faces begin to reappear.

Directors: Michael Schultz
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The Book of Blood: Chapter One: Requiem
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7.46
688 votes

#12 - The Book of Blood: Chapter One: Requiem

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/13/2018

Jefferson and Anissa work together investigating the hometown of a creepy man at the clinic and make a shocking discovery. Meanwhile, with Syonide gone, Tobias puts an increasing amount of pressure on Khalil to help fill some of the void left in the organization.

Directors: Michael Schultz
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And Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light
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7.46
1693 votes

#13 - And Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/13/2018

An unexpected phone call unearths the long-buried need for Jefferson to investigate the murder of his father. Meanwhile, Annisa wrestles with the fact that her actions have dire consequences. Lastly, Jennifer learns the importance of controlling her temper – in all situations.

Directors: Rose Troche
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The Book of Consequences: Chapter One: Rise of the Green Light Babies
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7.47
933 votes

#14 - The Book of Consequences: Chapter One: Rise of the Green Light Babies

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/9/2018

Jefferson Pierce and his family may have survived Tobias’s attack, but they’re not out of the woods yet. Concerned for the safety of Garfield’s students, the board considers a motion to shut down the school. Jennifer struggles with her powers and her actions have unforeseen repercussions. Meanwhile, Anissa finds a new way to give back to Freeland.

Directors: Salim Akil
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Painkiller
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7.49
303 votes

#15 - Painkiller

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/12/2021

After attempting to bury the darker, devastatingly lethal Painkiller part of his persona, Khalil Payne has distanced himself away from everyone he knows and loves in a new city, Akashic Valley, in order to find peace... but peace never comes easy for men with pasts like Painkiller.

Directors: Bille Woodruff
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The Book of Consequences: Chapter Three: Master Lowry
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7.50
776 votes

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

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/23/2018

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.

Directors: Rose Troche
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The Book of Markovia: Chapter Two: Lynn's Addiction
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7.51
478 votes

#17 - The Book of Markovia: Chapter Two: Lynn's Addiction

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/27/2020

Jefferson, Anissa and Jennifer discover that the ASA is now hunting the entire Pierce family. Meanwhile, Lynn does the unthinkable.

Directors: Michael Schultz
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The Book of Rebellion: Chapter Two: Gift of Magi
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7.51
616 votes

#18 - The Book of Rebellion: Chapter Two: Gift of Magi

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/11/2018

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

Directors: Benny Boom
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The Book of Occupation: Chapter Two: Maryam's Tasbih
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7.52
604 votes

#19 - The Book of Occupation: Chapter Two: Maryam's Tasbih

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/14/2019

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.

Directors: Oz Scott
Equinox: The Book of Fate
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7.52
1415 votes

#20 - Equinox: The Book of Fate

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/6/2018

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

Directors: Bille Woodruff
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The Book of Rebellion: Chapter One: Exodus
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7.53
645 votes

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

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/4/2018

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.

Directors: Tawnia McKiernan
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The Book of Consequences: Chapter Four: Translucent Freak
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7.53
729 votes

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

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/30/2018

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

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The Book of the Apocalypse: Chapter One: The Alpha
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7.54
600 votes

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

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/11/2019

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.

Directors: Salim Akil
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The Book of Occupation: Chapter One: Birth of Blackbird
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7.54
637 votes

#24 - The Book of Occupation: Chapter One: Birth of Blackbird

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/7/2019

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.

Directors: Salim Akil
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The Book of Resurrection: Chapter Two: Closure
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7.54
256 votes

#25 - The Book of Resurrection: Chapter Two: Closure

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 5/24/2021

After four seasons, the game-changing, relevant and electrifying series comes to an end. Gambi and the rest of the Pierce family have been informed on what happened to Jefferson as Gambi managed to locate the Emitter in the Tori Mausoleum. He, Thunder, and Grace head there in an effort to destroy but must fight through the Drakestone security team guarding it to accomplish the goal.

Directors: Salim Akil
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