Black Lightning (2017– )
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Black Jesus: The Book of Crucifixion 

As suspicions grow that Jefferson Pierce is Black Lightning, the ASA arranges to have him arrested. Lynn seeks help from Detective Henderson. Meanwhile, with Jefferson in custody, Gambi and... See full summary »

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Michael Schultz

Writers:

Tony Isabella (based on characters created for DC by), Trevor Von Eeden (based on characters created for DC by) | 2 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Cress Williams ... Jefferson Pierce / Black Lightning
China Anne McClain ... Jennifer Pierce
Nafessa Williams ... Anissa Pierce / Thunder
Christine Adams ... Lynn Pierce
Marvin 'Krondon' Jones III ... Tobias Whale (credit only)
Damon Gupton ... Bill Henderson
James Remar ... Peter Gambi
Skye P. Marshall ... Kara Fowdy
Crystal Lee Brown ... Desk Sergeant
Regina Ting Chen ... Chandler Tong (as Regina Chen)
Anthony Reynolds ... Deputy Chief Cayman
Kyanna Simone Simpson ... Kiesha
Vanessa Aranegui ... Ms. Gordon
Jay Harmon III Jay Harmon III ... Jonate
Josh Henry ... Man in Lab Coat
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Storyline

As suspicions grow that Jefferson Pierce is Black Lightning, the ASA arranges to have him arrested. Lynn seeks help from Detective Henderson. Meanwhile, with Jefferson in custody, Gambi and Anissa work together to show Black Lightning is still running around the streets of Freeland.

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Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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This Land Is Your Land
Written by Woody Guthrie
Performed by Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
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Relevant and Powerful Episode!
1 June 2020 | by gab-14712See all my reviews

Talk about relevance. With everything going on in the world these days (especially in May 2020), Black Lightning is a show with some extreme topic importance. This episode, "Black Jesus: The Book of Crucifixion" is proof of that because it focuses on crooked cops going after an innocent black man...which in this episode's case is Jefferson Pierce. This show has been the one to shy away from what happens in the real world. This episode portrays Jefferson as a hero. He could use his powers to zap away the cops, but he does not. He does not give in to hate or fear. He and his family must remain strong if they want to fight and end all of this injustice.

The ASA are growing very suspicious that Jefferson Pierce is Black Lightning. Something that would easily end Jeff's career as a principal. They said the police after him and is taken into custody. Lynn tells her family that it is okay to be strong and scared. Anissa and Gambi team up to prove the world that Black Lighting is still out there, and not in prison. Henderson is ready to give these crooked cops a lesson and perhaps Gambi and Jefferson can still work together after all.

This was a very fun episode to watch. Cress Williams has been doing amazing work all season long, so it is not a surprise he continues his criminally underseen work. The dialogue is really good. I liked the interactions between Lynn and Jennifer and the one between Jefferson and Gambi. It feels weird that I happen to review this episode during relevant world events that are currently happening. It makes it all the more powerful.

My Grade: A


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 2018 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital (5.1)

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16:9 HD
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