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Black Lightning Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

13 Episodes 2018 - 2018

High-school principal Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) suits up once again as Black Lightning to save his daughters Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) from trouble. In doing so, he breaks his promise to his ex-wife Lynn (Christine Adams) to retire from being a superhero for good. What Jefferson intended to be a one-time stint, however, becomes a full-time return to wearing the cape when he learns that he and his family are being targeted by the criminal organization that calls itself the 100 and the shadowy government agency ASA. James Remar, Damon Gupton, and Marvin "Krondon" Jones III join the cast as Pierce family friend Peter Gambi, police inspector Billy Henderson, and the 100 leader Tobias Whale respectively.

Episode 1

The Resurrection

Tue, Jan 16, 2018 60 mins

A retired superhero is drawn back into his old lifestyle when his daughter seeks to serve justice to evil-doers in the series premiere.

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Episode 2

Lawanda: The Book of Hope

Tue, Jan 23, 2018 60 mins

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.

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Episode 3

Lawanda: The Book of Burial

Tue, Jan 30, 2018 60 mins

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.

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Episode 4

Black Jesus

Tue, Feb 6, 2018 60 mins

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

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Episode 5

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

Tue, Feb 13, 2018 60 mins

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; and Jennifer learns the importance of controlling her temper in all situations.

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Episode 6

Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder

Tue, Feb 27, 2018 60 mins

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.

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Episode 7

Equinox: The Book of Fate

Tue, Mar 6, 2018 60 mins

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

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Episode 8

The Book of Revelations

Tue, Mar 13, 2018 60 mins

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

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Episode 9

The Book of Little Black Lies

Tue, Mar 20, 2018 60 mins

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.

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Episode 10

Sins of the Father: The Book of Redemption

Tue, Mar 27, 2018 60 mins

Black Lightning attempts to rescue several long-missing children reveal 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.

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Episode 11

Black Jesus: The Book of Crucifixion

Tue, Apr 3, 2018 60 mins

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.

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Episode 12

The Resurrection and the Light: The Book of Pain

Tue, Apr 10, 2018 60 mins

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.

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Episode 13

Shadow of Death: The Book of War

Tue, Apr 17, 2018 60 mins

The Season 1 finale: The aftermath of the showdown with Black Lightning leaves everyone reeling. Meanwhile, Tobias gathers his forces.

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