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BLACK LIGHTNING Season 1

By on May 29, 2017

Episode 1×12 “The Resurrection and the Light: The Book of Pain”

RETURN OF THE WHALE

Tobias (Marvin Jones III) returns to Freeland.

He is tasked to capture – not kill – Black Lightning (Cress Williams) with the help of an unexpected source.

After a battle of epic proportions, Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) provide surprising aid.

Christine Adams, Damon Gupton and James Remar also star.

The episode was written by Jan Nash & Adam Giaudrone and directed by Oz Scott.

Air Date: Tuesday, April 10 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) on the CW.

 

Episode 1×11 “Black Jesus: The Book of Crucifixion”

AND JUSTICE FOR ALL

As suspicions grow that Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is Black Lightning, the ASA arranges to have him arrested. 

Lynn (Christine Adams) seeks help from Detecitve Henderson (Damon Gupton). 

Meanwhile, as Jefferson is in custody, Gambi (James Remar) and Anissa (Nafessa Williams) work together to show Black Lightning is still running around the streets of Freeland. 

China Anne McClain and Marvin Jones III also star. 

The episode was written by Melora Rivera and directed by Michael Schultz.

Air Date: Tuesday, April 3 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) on the CW.

 

Episode 1×10 “Sins of the Father: The Book of Redemption” 

SECRETS AND LIES

Black Lightning (Cress Williams) attempts to rescue several long-missing children reveals a secret he did not anticipate, and its resulting connections.

Gambi (James Remar) struggles to stay strong while in a compromising position.

Jefferson begins to view things differently.

Nafessa Williams, China Anne McClain, Christine Adams, Marvin Jones III and Damon Gupton also star.

The episode was written by Pat Charles and directed by Eric Laneuville.

Air Date: Tuesday, March 27 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) on the CW.

 

Episode 1×09 “The Book of Little Black Lies”

FAMILY ABOVE ALL

In the aftermath of the latest killing, Black Lightning (Cress Williams) 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 (James Remar).

The episode was written by Keli Goff and directed by Tawnia McKernan.

Air Date: Tuesday, March 20 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) on the CW.

 

Episode 1×08 “The Book of Revelations”

TRAINING DAY

Black Lightning (Cress Williams) works with Anissa (Nafessa Willaims) to help find information to clear Black Lightning’s name.

Jennifer (China Anne McClain) begins interning for Lynn (Christine Adams).

Meanwhile, Gambi (James Remar) finds himself in a precarious situation.

Marvin Jones III and Damon Gupton also star.

The episode was written by Jan Nash and directed by Tanya Hamilton.

Air Date: Tuesday, March 13 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) on the CW.

 

Episode 1×07 “Equinox: The Book of Fate”

THE NEW NORMAL

Black Lightning’s (Cress Williams) pursuit for Tobias (Marvin Jones III) continues.

Anissa (Nafessa Williams) continues to find herself in the new normal.

China Anne McClain, Christine Adams, Damon Gupton and James Remar also star.

The episode was written by Lamont Magee and directed Billy Woodruff.

Air Date: Tuesday, March 6 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) on the CW.

 

Episode 1×06 “Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder”

TO RIGHT THE WRONGS

Jefferson (Cress Williams) is on the hunt for his father’s killer, while Anissa (Nafessa Williams) uses her new powers to rectify a wrong after a protest fails.

Jennifer (China Anne McClain) grapples with some difficult choices.

Elsewhere, Gambi (James Remar) begs for help from Lynn (Christine Adams).

Damon Gupton and Marvin Jones III also star.

The episode was written by Charles Holland and directed by Benny Boom.

Air Date: Tuesday, February 27 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) on the CW.

 

Episode 1×05 “And Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light

PAYBACK IS A BITCH

An unexpected phone call unearths the long-buried need for Jefferson (Cress Williams) to investigate the murder of his father.

Meanwhile, Annisa (Nafessa Williams) wrestles with the fact that her actions have dire consequences.

Lastly, Jennifer (China Anne McClain) learns the importance of controlling her temper – in all situations.

Christine Adams, James Remar, Damon Gupton and Marvin Jones III also star.

The episode was written by Adam Giaudrone and directed by Rose Troche.

Air Date: Tuesday, February 13 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) on the CW.

 

Episode 1×04 “Black Jesus”

BACK IN TOWN

Black Lightning (Cress Williams) is recruited to rally against The 100 gang.

Anissa (Nafessa Williams) investigates the new drug hitting the streets.

Meanwhile, familiar faces begin to reappear.

Christine Adams, James Remar, Damon Gupton III and Marvin Jones also star.

The episode was written by Pat Charles and directed by Michael Schultz.

Air Date: Tuesday, February 6 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) on the CW.

 

Episode 1×03 “Lawanda: The Book of Burial”

HOLDING OUT HOPE

As Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) tries to determine if the community can survive without the help of Black Lightning (Cress Williams), Anissa (Nafessa Williams) starts to come into her own.

Meanwhile, Jefferson and Lynn (Christine Adams) try and figure out their new dynamic.

Finally, Jennifer (China Anne McClain) reveals to her parents that she has been grappling with something big.

James Remar, Damon Gupton and Marvin Jones III also star.

The episode was written by Jan Nash and directed by Mark Tonderai. 

Air Date: Tuesday, January 30 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) on the CW.

 

Episode 1×02 “Lawanda: The Book of Hope”

IS HE BACK?

As the community struggles with the violence surrounding them, a glimmer of hope appears: Is Black Lightning (Cress Williams) back?

Lynn Stewart (Christine Adams), noticing the changes in the community, is also left wondering.

While Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) struggles with his decision, Gambi (James Remar) urges him to take up the mantle once more and return to life as Black Lightning.

Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) try to deal with the aftermath of their jolting experience.

Damon Gupton and Marvin Jones III also star.

The episode was written by Salim Akil and directed by Oz Scott.

Air Date: Tuesday, January 23 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) on the CW. 

 

Episode 1×01 “The Resurrection”

SERIES PREMIERE

Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret.

As the father of Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Ann McClain), 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.

Christine Adams, James Remar, Damon Gupton and Marvin Jones III also star.

The episode was written and directed by Salim Akil.

Air Date: Tuesday, January 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) on the CW. 

 

ABOUT BLACK LIGHTNING

Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret.

As the father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe haven for young people in a New Orleans neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero to 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. However, after too many nights with his life on the line, and seeing the effects of the damage and loss that his alter ego was inflicting on his family, he left his Super Hero days behind and settled into being a principal and a dad.

Choosing to help his city without using his superpowers, he watched his daughters Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) grow into strong young women, even though his marriage to their mother, Lynn (Christine Adams), suffered. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him…or so he thought. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, and those he cares about in the crosshairs of the menacing local gang The One Hundred, Black Lightning returns — to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community.

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