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Lawanda: The Book of Burial



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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.


Cress Williams
as Jefferson Pierce
Christine Adams
as Lynn Stewart
Nafessa Williams
as Anissa Pierce
China Anne McClain
as Jennifer Pierce
James Remar
as Peter Gambi
Damon Gupton
as Henderson
Marvin Jones III
as Tobias Whale
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Critic reviews for Lawanda: The Book of Burial

We're barely into the infancy of Black Lightning and that kind of aliveness is already there and then some because what's going on in the fictional world of Freeland isn't too different than what's going on in real world.

August 27, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

It's become a show where you just can't wait to see what they're going to do every week.

August 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Let's hope, with all the intrigue intermittently gestured during this episode, the show delivers next week with the same style and execution of its first two.

May 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Lady Eve is a queen deftly organizing the rest of the chessboard in a formation to win the game, and she's doing it while running circles around Black Lightning. And he doesn't even know it.

May 11, 2018 | Full Review…

The exploration of another one of the communities Jefferson Pierce considers himself a part of highlights just how much this is a) an ensemble show and b) a show where setting really matters.

March 12, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Another week, another astounding Black Lightning episode. By my count this show is three for three so far, and this time it even showed a wider emotional spectrum.

March 12, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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