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Recap / Black Lightning 2018 S 3 E 4 Lynns Ouroboros

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Jefferson faces new challenges due to the shocking state of Freeland. Lynn finds herself under intense pressure as she desperately tries to find a solution to the continuing crisis in Freeland. Meanwhile, Anissa continues her work at the clinic. Lastly, Jennifer finds her confidence shaken


  • Absentee Actor: Lala and Tobias don't appear.
  • Attention Whore: Jefferson accuses Anissa of this, Anissa retorts with accsuing him of being jealous.
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  • Blackmail: Odell ensures Jefferson's compliance by threatening to arrest his daughters and experimenting on them.
  • Blatant Lies: Odell sees right through Jefferson's excuses, knowing that he assisted in the breakout and warns him never to do that again.
  • The Bus Came Back: Lowry returns.
  • Category Traitor: One of the rebels calls Henderson an Uncle Tom, which is ironic, since he then helps Jefferson and Anissa to break them free.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Principal Lowry had previously run a zero tolerance policy at the school and had no problem with expelling students for minor infractions. But even he protests the ASA marching in and detaining students on flimsy evidence.
  • Get Out!: Anissa throws Jefferson out of her place during their argument.
  • Instantly Proven Wrong: While debating with her classmates over the occupation, Jen sticks up for the ASA, arguing that they are peacekeepers helping to keep the population of Freeland safe. This is interrupted by a group of ASA thugs marching in to drag Tavon out of the classroom on suspicion of being a meta, administering a beating to Lowry in the process.
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  • Internal Reveal: Jefferson learns about the Underground Railroad Anissa, Gambi and Reverend Holt have been running.
  • It's Personal: Odell is very pissed at the rebels stealing his trucks. He even calls them "vermin" that needs to be exterminated.
  • Kicked Upstairs: The ASA gave Jefferson's classes to a colleague and made him guidance counselor. He now has to work less and gets more money, but he absolutely hates it.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Odell is at hist "best" again. He not only further manipulated Jennifer into becoming a Child Soldier for him, he is also revealed to have hooked Lynn on Green Light to ensure her productivity.
  • Meet the In-Laws: Grace meets Jefferson for the first time and has a nervous meltdown due to an argument between him and Anissa.
  • Necessary Evil: Odell claims to be this, showing Jennifer footage of Markovian war crimes.
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  • One-Man Army: Khalil takes out a group of gang bangers easily and in a few seconds.
  • Ripped from the Headlines: Jennifer and her classmates discuss the ethics of interventionism and also mention current conflicts like Turkey invading Syria or Russia occupying Ukraine.
  • Smug Snake: Major Grey just oozes of smug superiority.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: Khalil's new personality is this, as he never once raises his voice while threatening people with torture and death.
  • To Be Lawful or Good: Henderson decides to be good, assisting the heroes in breaking out a group of people arrested by the ASA.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Lowry, sticking his neck out for Tavon, who gets arrested by the ASA and even taking a blow to the nose for his troubles.
  • Villainous Valor: Sinzell, the boss of the gang bangers stealing from the ASA, faces Khalil one-on-one even after seeing him tear through his men (which ends badly for him, but still).
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Anissa and Jefferson hand it out to each other, during an argument over Anissa's work as Blackbird.
  • You Rebel Scum!: What Grey calls the rebels.
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