1,873 votes
Black Lightning

Black Lightning

The CW 2018

Jefferson Pierce 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.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of Black Lightning

Black Lightning - S1E4

#1 - Black Jesus


Season 1 - Episode 4

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

The episode was rated from 1730 votes.

Black Lightning - S1E5

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


Season 1 - Episode 5

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.

The episode was rated from 1590 votes.

Black Lightning - S3E6

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


Season 3 - Episode 6

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.

The episode was rated from 437 votes.

Black Lightning - S2E5

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


Season 2 - Episode 5

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.

The episode was rated from 645 votes.

Black Lightning - S2E1

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


Season 2 - Episode 1

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.

The episode was rated from 887 votes.

Black Lightning - S3E11
#6 - The Book of Markovia: Chapter Two: Lynn's Addiction
Season 3 - Episode 11

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

The episode was rated from 427 votes.
Black Lightning - S2E3
#7 - 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.

The episode was rated from 731 votes.
Black Lightning - S1E7
#8 - Equinox: The Book of Fate
Season 1 - Episode 7

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

The episode was rated from 1345 votes.
Black Lightning - S1E2
#9 - LaWanda: The Book of Hope
Season 1 - Episode 2

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.

The episode was rated from 2074 votes.
Black Lightning - S1E3
#10 - LaWanda: The Book of Burial
Season 1 - Episode 3

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.

The episode was rated from 1828 votes.

Last updated: jun 20, 2021



one of the worst tv episode i've ever watched in my life!! back the hell up from this shit!


unlike most of the other CW superhero shows, Black Lightning isn't overblown with soap opera type storylines. yes, there is some family drama thrown in, but that's to be expected with the main character being a family man, but it's not overdone. good first episode and if this keeps up, i think we have a winner. i also have to mention his costume, which looks awesome by the way


Is it rough on the edges? Yes. Is it high on teenage drama like other cw series? Not yet. Even that alone is saying something.


By Reading These comments I'm glad Ppl see this show for garbage that it is


This TV show is simply excruciatingly boring, and crappy, even though it as some quality production. I rarely been so annoyed with melodrama stuff, bad acting, bad story, ridiculous fx/cgi. It's just bad.


This show is beyond terrible. I don’t understand how this crap got renewed...let’s throw good money at bad money. This show has so much potential but it seems like the creators decided to go to a high school, find a bunch of film students, said here’s some money...make us a show. So they got together & gave us this crap. Terrible writing, horrible casting, poor acting, stupid dialogue, and bad special effects. Even worst the writers thought throwing in every black stereotype was a great idea...it’s nothing more than insulting.


everytime politics enter a superhero show im out. just that easy for me. I don't care a hero or villain or whatever is White, Black, Green or a blob.... gay, trans whatever. if it's not punched obvious in your face, I really dont care, shouldnt it be that way? it has the same issues like supergirl, focus on political correctness, quote gay here, black there, and ignore a good Story. damn. sure those Shows get good critics, but actually just lame. I think most people outside the US wonder what the fuzz is all about.


I really want this show to work but so far I just can’t seem to get in to it. It’s really sad because I was hoping this would be another DC Comics hit show. The main thing I’m struggling with is that they all live in a posh area with private school yet all they encounter is gang bangers from the ghettos that seem to live down the street from them. How is that even possible? I grow up in a shit hole town & let me tell you, none of our schools or the kids that went there were like what they show here. I wish the director did a better job.


So many angry characters, even when they aren't doing their superhero work. The main hero does keep his cool most of the time and is a better role model in his regular job. Everyone else just seem to be pissed because the day of the week ends in "y."


I quickly lost interest after a few episodes.

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