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Black Lightning was a 2018 superhero television series that aired on The CW, based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Recap pages are Spoilers Off.

The show was added to the Arrowverse in Crisis on Infinite Earths. For related series, see Arrow, The Flash, Constantine, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Batwoman, or Superman & Lois.

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    Season 1

When criminal gang The 100 kidnap his daughters, Jefferson Pierce, formerly the superhero known as Black Lightning, must suit up once again to rid Freeland of crime. His old nemesis, Tobias Whale, also begins his quest to take over the city.

  1. "The Resurrection" (January 16, 2018)
  2. "Lawanda: The Book of Hope" (January 23, 2018)
  3. "Lawanda: The Book of Burial" (January 30, 2018)
  4. "Black Jesus" (February 6, 2018)
  5. "And Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light" (February 13, 2018)
  6. "Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder" (February 27, 2018)
  7. "Equinox: The Book of Fate" (March 6, 2018)
  8. "The Book of Revelations" (March 13, 2018)
  9. "The Book of Little Black Lies" (March 20, 2018)
  10. "Sins of the Father: The Book of Redemption" (March 27, 2018)
  11. "Black Jesus: The Book of Crucifixion" (April 3, 2018)
  12. "The Resurrection and the Light: The Book of Pain" (April 10, 2018)
  13. "Shadow of Death: The Book of War" (April 17, 2018)

    Season 2

Black Lightning continues to protect Freeland from the terror of Tobias Whale, but the revelation of a hidden lab full of metahumans threatens to sow chaos, while Anissa continues to learn how to be a hero and Jennifer's powers start to blossom.

The Book of Consequences

  1. "The Book of Consequences: Chapter One: Rise of the Green Light Babies" (October 9, 2018)
  2. "The Book of Consequences: Chapter Two: Black Jesus Blues" (October 16, 2018)
  3. "The Book of Consequences: Chapter Three: Master Lowry" (October 23, 2018)
  4. "The Book of Consequences: Chapter Four: Translucent Freak" (October 30, 2018)

The Book of Blood

  1. "The Book of Blood: Chapter One: Requiem" (November 13, 2018)
  2. "The Book of Blood: Chapter Two: The Perdi" (November 20, 2018)
  3. "The Book of Blood: Chapter Three: The Sange" (November 27, 2018)

The Book of Rebellion

  1. "The Book of Rebellion: Chapter One: Exodus" (December 4, 2018)
  2. "The Book of Rebellion: Chapter Two: Gift of the Magi" (December 11, 2018)
  3. "The Book of Rebellion: Chapter Three: Angelitos Negros" (January 21, 2019)

The Book of Secrets

  1. "The Book of Secrets: Chapter One: Prodigal Son" (January 28, 2019)
  2. "The Book of Secrets: Chapter Two: Just and Unjust" (February 4, 2019)
  3. "The Book of Secrets: Chapter Three: Pillar of Fire" (February 11, 2019)
  4. "The Book of Secrets: Chapter Four: Original Sin" (March 4, 2019)

The Book of the Apocalypse

  1. "The Book of the Apocalypse: Chapter One: The Alpha" (March 11, 2019)
  2. "The Book of the Apocalypse: Chapter Two: The Omega" (March 18, 2019)

    Season 3

The ASA has taken control of Freeland, while Markovia is trying to invade. Jefferson and his family try to evade both parties while keeping the citizens safe.

The Book of Occupation

  1. "The Book of Occupation: Chapter One: The Birth of Blackbird" (October 7, 2019)
  2. "The Book of Occupation: Chapter Two: Maryam's Tasbih" (October 14, 2019)
  3. "The Book of Occupation: Chapter Three: Agent Odell's Pipe-Dream" (October 21, 2019)
  4. "The Book of Occupation: Chapter Four: Lynn's Ouroboros" (October 28, 2019)
  5. "The Book of Occupation: Chapter Five: Requiem for Tavon" (November 11, 2019)

The Book of Resistance

  1. "The Book of Resistance: Chapter One: Knocking on Heaven's Door" (November 18, 2019)
  2. "The Book of Resistance: Chapter Two: Henderson's Opus" (November 25, 2019)
  3. "The Book of Resistance: Chapter Three: The Battle of Franklin Terrace" (December 2, 2019)
  4. "The Book of Resistance: Chapter Four: Earth Crisis" note  (December 9, 2019)

The Book of Markovia

  1. "The Book of Markovia: Chapter One: Blessings and Curses Reborn" (January 20, 2020)
  2. "The Book of Markovia: Chapter Two: Lynn's Addiction" (January 27, 2020)
  3. "The Book of Markovia: Chapter Three: Motherless ID" (February 3, 2020)
  4. "The Book of Markovia: Chapter Four: Grab the Strap" (February 10, 2020)

The Book of War

  1. "The Book of War: Chapter One: Homecoming" (February 24, 2020)
  2. "The Book of War: Chapter Two: Freedom Ain't Free" (March 2, 2020)
  3. "The Book of War: Chapter Three: Liberation" (March 9, 2020)

    Season 4

The ASA and Markovia are done, but Tobias Whale isn't, and now he has the citizens of Freeland on his side. As if that wasn't enough, Jefferson has to also deal with Jennifer's powers going out of control, with some major consequences.

The Book of Reconstruction

  1. "The Book of Reconstruction: Chapter One: Collateral Damage" (February 8, 2021)
  2. "The Book of Reconstruction: Chapter Two: Unacceptable Losses" (February 15, 2021)
  3. "The Book of Reconstruction: Chapter Three: Despite All My Rage..." (February 22, 2021)
  4. "The Book of Reconstruction: Chapter Four: A Light in the Darkness" (March 1, 2021)

The Book of Ruin

  1. "The Book of Ruin: Chapter One: Picking Up the Pieces" (March 8, 2021)
  2. "The Book of Ruin: Chapter Two: Theseus's Ship" (March 15, 2021)


  1. "Painkiller"note  (April 12, 2021)

The Book of Ruin

  1. "The Book of Ruin: Chapter Three: Things Fall Apart" (April 19, 2021)
  2. "The Book of Ruin: Chapter Four: Lyding" (April 26, 2021)

The Book of Reunification

  1. "The Book of Reunification: Chapter One: Revelations" (May 3, 2021)
  2. "The Book of Reunification: Chapter Two: Trial and Errors" (May 10, 2021)

The Book of Resurrection

  1. "The Book of Resurrection: Chapter One: Crossroads" (May 17, 2021)
  2. "The Book of Resurrection: Chapter Two: Closure" (May 24, 2021)