Watch: Black Lightning (VJ Shao Khan - VJ Translated) (Season 1, Episode 1 - The Resurrection)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Stars: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams
Director: Salim Akil
A former superhero with the power to control and harness lightning, Jefferson Pierce, otherwise known as Black Lightning, unrolls the secrets of his past to protect his city and his family. A glimmer of hope appears in the community that Black Lightning is back to combat the violence. Anissa starts to come into her own while Jefferson tries to decide if the community can survive without Black Lightning. Black Lightning is recruited to rally against The 100 gang. Anissa investigates the new drug hitting the streets. Meanwhile, familiar faces begin to reappear. 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. Jefferson hunts down his father's killer; Anissa uses her new powers to right a wrong after a failed protest; Jennifer wrestles with difficult choices; Gambi asks Lynn for help. Black Lightning's pursuit of Tobias continues; Anissa continues to find herself in the new normal. Black Lightning works with Anissa to help find information to clear Black Lightning's name. Jennifer begins interning for Lynn. Meanwhile, Gambi finds himself in a precarious situation. Following the latest killing, Black Lightning tries to clear his name as he hunts down the person responsible for his father's death, while tensions remain high between him and Gambi. After the latest killing, Black Lightning works to clear his name and hunt down those involved in the death of his father. As suspicions grow that Jefferson Pierce is Black Lightning, the ASA arranges to have him arrested. Lynn seeks help from Detective Henderson. Meanwhile, with Jefferson in custody, Gambi and Anissa work together to show Black Lightning is still running around the streets of Freeland. Tobias returns to Freeland and is tasked to capture Black Lightning; after a battle of epic proportions, Anissa and Jennifer provide surprising aid. The aftermath of the showdown with Black Lightning leaves everyone reeling; Tobias gathers his forces. After the Pierces survive Tobias's attack, the Garfield board considers a motion to shut down the school out of concern for the students' safety. Jefferson must break the news to his students and faculty that he is stepping down; struggling with his new life as Painkiller, Kahlil pays a visit to Jennifer in hopes of mending things; Tobias continues to enact his plan. Jeff cleans out his desk after the board retires him as principal. Meanwhile, Anissa goes looking for money to keep Holt's clinic from going insolvent, Lynn gets a new co-worker, and Jennifer meets a woman with a unique gift. While Tobias scheme to clear himself of any suspicion of Alvin's death, Jeff has it out with Anissa, Jennifer, Bill, and Lowry. Jefferson and Anissa make a shocking discovery while investigating a creepy man at the clinic. Tobias pressures Khalil to fill the void that Syonide left.
While Lynn deals with the aftermath of fourteen deaths, Anissa meets with Anaya's parents and help her deliver her baby... only to receive a surprise.
Looker and her clan attack Black Lightning and Thunder. They fight to get her to release the Sange. Jennifer and Kahlil continue to grow closer. 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. Jennifer separately tries to save a feverish Khalil after their narrow escape. Jefferson, Lynn and Anissa work on tracking down the pair. While on the run, Khalil and Jennifer start to plan a future. Jefferson needs a favor from Henderson. Jefferson zeroes in on Tobias as a suspect for a recent malicious attack. He thinks Henderson will back him but is in for a surprise. Lynn confronts her difficult past. Jennifer grieves in the aftermath of Khalil's death, and Odell saves Lynn from an abduction. At Garfield, Jennifer and Jeff both confront Lowry, while Anissa is surprised by a sudden turn of events with Grace. Tobias activates one of the Masters of Disaster, and sends him and Cutter to bring him the other pods. Napier gets Jeff a chance to get his old job back, and Anissa learns more about Grace's history. Jeff receives a visit from a former student, Anissa goes looking for Grace, and Jennifer gets a new suit. Tobias initiates the first step in selling his army of metas, Jeff sets down some ground rules to his daughters, and Lala and Lazarus have a chat. Black Lightning and Thunder take on the Masters of Disaster, while Peter and Jennifer try to restore the city's power during the riots that break out after Cape Guy's death. Tobias and Cutter have a disagreement, and Odell makes his move. Jefferson Pierce is in the hands of the ASA with his wife, as Agent Odell tightens his grip on the Pierce family; Anissa secretly defies Odell in her alter ego as Blackbird with the tactical and technical support of Gambi.