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* PayEvilUntoEvil: When a bystander needlessly harasses and accuse Jennifer for trying to steal her car even going as so far to call the Police on her, while distracted Jennifer destroys the car by blasting it with lightning.


While Khalil is in the hospital fighting for his life, Tobias finally gets his wish as Cutter kills Rev. Holt which drives Jefferson and Henderson to pool their resources to down Tobias once and for all.

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While Khalil is in the hospital fighting for his life, Tobias finally gets his wish as Cutter kills Rev. Holt which drives Jefferson and Henderson to pool their resources to take down Tobias once and for all.



* MythologyGag: Dr. Jace did some work in Malkovia -- the birthplace of Teen Titans villain Terra and the setting of Comicbook/BatmanAndTheOutsiders of which Black Lightning was a member.

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* MathematiciansAnswer: After Perenna helped Jennifer contain her power, Jefferson asked what Perenna told her. Perenna replied: "What she needed to know."
* MythologyGag: Dr. Jace did some work in Malkovia Markovia -- the birthplace of Teen Titans villain Terra and the setting of Comicbook/BatmanAndTheOutsiders of which Black Lightning was a member.



* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: Henderson's reaction to Gambi's secret base? "Ah, hello no".

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* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: Henderson's reaction to Gambi's secret base? "Ah, hello hell no".

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* MythologyGag: Dr. Jace did some work in Malkovia -- the birthplace of Teen Titans villain Terra and the setting of Comicbook/BatmanAndTheOutsiders of which Black Lightning was a member.


* DownerEnding: Khalil and Reverend Holt are both dead, and Tobias finds the four missing pods to recruit for his gang.



* WhamEpisode: Reverend Holt is killed by Cutter, Tobias frees Dr. Jace (who is revealed to have had an enormous impact on the plot up until now) and uncovers four metahumans in pods beneath the clinic, and Khalil dies from the injuries Tobias gave him the previous episode.

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* WhamEpisode: Reverend Holt is killed by Cutter, Tobias frees Dr. Jace (who is revealed to have had an enormous impact on the plot up until now) now as the doctor who created the ASA vaccine and Tobias' anti-aging serum) and uncovers four metahumans in pods beneath the clinic, and Khalil dies from the injuries Tobias gave him the previous episode.


* AdultFear: Khalil is the ''second'' child Nichelle has outlived.

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* AdultFear: Khalil is the ''second'' child Nichelle has outlived.[[OutlivingOnesOffspring outlived]].

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* AdultFear: Khalil is the ''second'' child Nichelle has outlived.

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* WhamEpisode: Reverend Holt is killed by Cutter, Tobias frees Dr. Jace (who is revealed to have had an enormous impact on the plot up until now) and uncovers four metahumans in pods beneath the clinic, and Khalil dies from the injuries Tobias gave him the previous episode.


* HopeSpot: Both Jennifer's electric powers and using the pods are posited as possible methods to save Khalil, and it even looks like they are about to implement the latter, before ultimately realizing [[MortonsFork even attempting that would kill him anyway]] due to the toxins in his non-metahuman body. In the end, Khalil dies in the hospital.

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* HopeSpot: Both Jennifer's electric powers and using the pods are posited as possible methods to save Khalil, and it even looks like they are about to implement the latter, before ultimately realizing [[MortonsFork even attempting that would kill him anyway]] due to the toxins in his non-metahuman body. In the end, Khalil dies in the hospital.

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* CharacterDeath: Reverend Holt and Khalil are both killed off.
* HopeSpot: Both Jennifer's electric powers and using the pods are posited as possible methods to save Khalil, and it even looks like they are about to implement the latter, before ultimately realizing [[MortonsFork even attempting that would kill him anyway]] due to the toxins in his non-metahuman body. In the end, Khalil dies in the hospital.


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* TheReveal: Dr. Helga Jace invented the anti-aging serum used by herself and the Whale siblings, and was also the scientific architect behind the original vaccine program that gave Black Lightning his powers.


* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Cutter kills Rev. Holt with a poison that makes it seem like it was a heart attack.

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* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Cutter kills Rev. Holt with a poison handkerchief that makes it seem like it was he died of a heart attack.

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While Khalil is in the hospital fighting for his life, Tobias finally gets his wish as Cutter kills Rev. Holt which drives Jefferson and Henderson to pool their resources to down Tobias once and for all.
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* KilledOffForReal: Rev. Holt courtesy of Cutter.
* InternalReveal: Jefferson shows Henderson's Gambi's base inside his tailor shop and by extension that Gambi is still alive.
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Cutter kills Rev. Holt with a poison that makes it seem like it was a heart attack.
* ThisMeansWar: The double whammy of Khalil being sent into the hospital and Rev. Holt's murder is what drives Jefferson to take down Tobias once and for all.
* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: Henderson's reaction to Gambi's secret base? "Ah, hello no".

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