Last night’s episode of Black Lightning was jam-packed with twists, surprises and the beginnings of a new supersuit. It led to one surprising death and even more surprising return. Oh, also, the mystery of Gambi (James Remar) continues to deepen as his connection to Lady Eve (Jill Scott) led to a not-so-surprising death.
But in the following preview of next week’s episode, Gambi seemingly comes clean about some of his activities. Meanwhile, Black Lightning (Cress Williams) deals with the fallout from the frame-up Tobias (Marvin “Krondon” James III) arranged for him. Also, it seems Jefferson and Anissa (Nafessa Williams) will get to working together immediately while Lala (William Catlett) makes his next move.
This week definitely featured a lot of surprising plot progression for the show. The deaths, Gambi’s actions and Lynn’s (Christine Adams) acceptance of Anissa’s choice to become a hero would amount to more than a season’s worth of story on other shows. And yet, Tobias managed to evade Black Lightning again. I wonder what choice Jefferson will make when he finally has the man dead to rights. That seems to be the overriding personal theme for the character as we approach the later half of the debut season.
Black Lightning airs Tuesdays on The CW.