Black Lightning/Season One

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Season One
Black Lightning
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Season Premiere January 16, 2018
Season Finale April 17, 2018
Episode Count 13
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Season One of Black Lightning premiered on January 16, 2018.


# # Title Written By Directed By Airdate Viewers 18-49 Rating Prod.
1 1 The Resurrection Salim Akil Salim Akil January 16, 2018 2.305M 0.8% T43.10001
Jefferson Pierce is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of Anissa and Jennifer, and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe-haven for young people in a neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero in his community. Nine years ago, Pierce was a hero of a different sort. Gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, he used those powers to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning, but he left the Superhero days behind.
2 2 LaWanda: The Book of Hope Salim Akil Oz Scott January 23, 2018 1.941M 0.6% T43.10002
As the community struggles with the violence surrounding them, a glimmer of hope appears. Lynn Stewart, noticing the changes in the community, is also left wondering. While Jefferson Pierce struggles with his decision, Gambi urges him to take up the mantle once more and return to life as Black Lightning. Anissa and Jennifer try to deal with the aftermath of their jolting experience.
3 3 LaWanda: The Book of Burial Jan Nash Mark Tonderai January 30, 2018 2.212M 0.8% T43.10003
As Jefferson Pierce tries to determine if the community can survive without the help of Black Lightning, Anissa starts to come into her own. Meanwhile, Jefferson and Lynn try and figure out their new dynamic. Finally, Jennifer reveals to her parents that she has been grappling with something big.
4 4 Black Jesus Pat Charles Michael Schultz February 6, 2018 1.878M 0.6% T43.10004
Black Lightning is recruited to rally against The 100 gang. Anissa investigates the new drug hitting the streets. Meanwhile, familiar faces begin to reappear.
5 5 And Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light
Aches and Pains
Adam Giaudrone Rose Troche February 13, 2018 1.806M 0.5% T43.10005
An unexpected phone call unearths the long-buried need for Jefferson to investigate the murder of his father. Meanwhile, Annisa wrestles with the fact that her actions have dire consequences. Lastly, Jennifer learns the importance of controlling her temper - in all situations.
6 6 Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder Charles Holland Benny Boom February 27, 2018 1.636M 0.5% T43.10006
Jefferson is on the hunt for his father's killer, while Anissa uses her new powers to rectify a wrong after a protest fails. Jennifer grapples with some difficult choices. Elsewhere, Gambi begs for help from Lynn.
7 7 Equinox: The Book of Fate
The New Norm
Lamont Magee Billy Woodruff March 6, 2018 1.458M 0.5% T43.10007
Black Lightning's pursuit for Tobias continues. Anissa continues to find herself in the new normal.
8 8 The Book of Revelations Jan Nash Tanya Hamilton March 13, 2018 1.451M 0.5% T43.10008
Black Lightning works with Anissa to help find information to clear Black Lightning's name. Jennifer begins interning for Lynn. Meanwhile, Gambi finds himself in a precarious situation.
9 9 The Book of Little Black Lies Keli Goff Tawnia McKernan March 20, 2018 1.554M 0.5% T43.10009
In the aftermath of the latest killing, Black Lightning works to clear his name while also hunting down the person responsible for his father's death, and anyone else involved. Tensions remain high between Black Lightning and Gambi.
10 10 Sins of the Father: The Book of Redemption Pat Charles Eric Laneuville March 27, 2018 1.55M 0.5% T43.10010
Black Lightning attempts to rescue several long-missing children reveals a secret he did not anticipate, and its resulting connections. Gambi struggles to stay strong while in a compromising position. Jefferson begins to view things differently.
11 11 Black Jesus: The Book of Crucifixion
Rebellion in the Ranks
Melora Rivera Michael Schultz April 3, 2018 1.499M 0.5% T43.10011
As suspicions grow that Jefferson Pierce is Black Lightning, the ASA arranges to have him arrested. Lynn seeks help from Detecitve Henderson. Meanwhile, as Jefferson is in custody, Gambi and Anissa work together to show Black Lightning is still running around the streets of Freeland.
12 12 The Resurrection and the Light: The Book of Pain
In the Lion's Den
Jan Nash &
Adam Giaudrone
Oz Scott April 10, 2018 1.544M 0.5% T43.10012
Tobias returns to Freeland. He is tasked to capture - not kill - Black Lightning with the help of an unexpected source. After a battle of epic proportions, Anissa and Jennifer provide surprising aid.
13 13 Shadow of Death: The Book of War Charles D. Holland Salim Akil April 17, 2018 1.678M 0.5% T43.10013
The aftermath of the showdown with Black Lightning leaves everyone reeling. Meanwhile, Tobias gathers his forces.

Black Lightning Seasons
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