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Recap / Black Lightning 2018 S 2 E 8 Exodus

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Jefferson tries to get Jennifer to come home and leave Khalil.


  • Actor Allusion: When Cutter (played by Kearran Giovanni) shows up at Khalil's aunt, she introduces herself as a detective. The aunt says the younger woman clearly isn't a detective. Well, no, not anymore.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Anissa calls Jefferson out on how his well-intentioned, but ultimately heavy-handed way of dealing with Jennifer's emerging powers is what isolated her from her family and drove to embrace Khalil.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Jennifer really didn't account for how abruptly leaving with Khalil would freak her family out.
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    • Khalil didn't seem to think that Tobias might've put a tracker or bounty on an asset he so heavily invested in.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: Lynn once again turns to the bottle to deal with the stress of Jennifer leaving.
  • Eureka Moment: Tobias is able to put the dots together how Black Lightning always appears when the Pierce girls are in trouble.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Turns out even a monster like Tobias has a code - no killing moms (possibly because of how he lost his mom).
  • It's All About Me: Even when it's clear how worried her family is for her, Jennifer is adamant on still running with Khalil — the fact that Lynn had a total meltdown only serves to highlight her selfishness.
  • Meaningful Name: For a Knife Nut, "Cutter" definitely qualifies.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Anissa is not happy about the emotion rollercoaster Gambi put the Pierces through, and is very vocal about it.
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  • Where the Hell Is Springfield?: Finally averted. The address that is written down clearly indicates that Freeland is in Georgia, likely a nod to where the series is filmed.
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