Black Lightning – Black Jesus

by Alan Rapp on February 7, 2018

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  • Title: Black Lightning – Black Jesus
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Black Lightning - Black Jesus television review

When a dangerous new drug hits the streets and his school, Black Lightning (Cress Williams) hits the streets, including looking up an old friend (Jason Louder) who it turns out is the city’s major dealer. On the home front the family drama continues with Lynn (Christine Adams) hating her husband’s return to the spandex lifestyle, Jennifer (China Anne McClain) reacting to Khalil’s (Jordan Calloway) shooting by ignoring other responsibilities and Anissa (Nafessa Williams), inspired by the example of Black Lightning and emboldened by her new powers, decides to take justice into her own hands. The later holds the most promise, although the young woman’s ability to process putting a half-dozen people in intensive care (if not killing them) certainly raises reasons for concern.

Meanwhile, Lady Eve (Jill Scott) orders Tobias Whale (Marvin ‘Krondon’ Jones III) to make good on the reputation built nine years ago when everyone believed he killed Black Lightning. Needing all the help he can get, Tobias brings in a ringer from Miami (Edwina Findley Dickerson) who suggests turning the city against its hero, starting with the crippled young student injured during one of the hero’s attempts to save the day. If they can’t take him out, maybe Tobias and the 100 can take Black Lightning down.

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