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Recap / Black Lightning 2018 S 3 E 6 Knocking On Heavens Door

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Jefferson is torn between his loyalty to his family and his commitment to saving Freeland. Meanwhile, Anissa’s commitment to Grace is deepening. Lastly, Jennifer makes an interesting discovery.

  • At Least I Admit It: How Tobias tries to differentiate himself from Odell, together with claiming to be the Lesser of Two Evils towards Lynn.
  • Beam-O-War: Jennifer and Brandon get into one with electricity vs. dirt.
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  • Blackmail: After revealing that he still has sources to the outside world, Tobias forces Lynn to disclose the pod kids files to him.
  • Computer Equals Monitor: Once again, Jennifer hacks into a computer by zapping the monitor.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Brandon can use his powers to synthesize expensive material like diamonds.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Brandon's powers in a nutshell.
  • How We Got Here: After the Video Will scene mentioned below, the episode goes 30 hours back.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Lynn telling Jefferson that she is proud of him for not suiting up and avenging Tavon's the boy's funeral!
  • Internal Reveal: After analyzing the poison and scanning his grave, Gambi finds out that Khalil is alive.
  • It's All My Fault: Both Anissa and Jefferson blame themselves for Tavon's death.
  • Lightning Can Do Anything: Jennifer can pick locks and even hack passwords with it when breaking into Brandon's appartment.
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  • Not What I Signed Up For: Instant bails when he is faced by Black Lightning, only having agreed to get Mosin in and out of Freeland.
  • Papa Wolf: Jefferson is fed up with Odell and threatens him to stay the hell away from his family or he'll roast him. Odell is only mildly impressed.
  • Person as Verb: Lynn refers to Jefferson "Zorroing" a lightning bolt on a building.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Lynn accuses Jefferson of being selfish and endangering the family by going out as Black Lightning against the ASA and leaves at the end of the episode.
  • The Reveal: Turns out the real reason Brandon is in Freeland? He is after Dr. Jace who killed his mom.
  • Secret Test of Character: Henderson at first acts as if he plans to arrest Jamillah Olsen if she continues her investigative journalism, but when she doesn't falter, he invites her to be the new voice of the Resistance.
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  • Tainted Veins: Anissa has them as the effects of the poison worsen.
  • Uncertain Doom: Odell gets seemingly fatally wounded in a shootout with Colonel Mosin, Instant and his men, but his death isn't shown directly, last time we see him he is wounded on the floor and laughing.
  • Video Will: Anissa makes one at the beginning of the episode, being afraid that Khalil's poison will kill her.

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