Black Lightning - Season 1, Episode 4 - Rotten Tomatoes

Black Jesus



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Black Lightning is recruited to rally against The 100 gang. Anissa investigates the new drug hitting the streets. Meanwhile, familiar faces begin to reappear.


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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The genius of Black Lightning is how the showrunners portray the despair Freeland faces within the Pierce-family microcosm.

May 24, 2018 | Full Review…

"Black Jesus" makes clear that secrecy as a whole is something the people of Freeland could do with a lot less of.

May 11, 2018 | Full Review…

This show continues to give me Friday Night Lights vibes, which is the highest of compliments, as far as I'm concerned.

March 12, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Black Lightning stepped up its game this week by giving Tobias Whale a backstory befitting his character.

March 12, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

I'm really excited to find out the details of Black Lightning's past battle(s) with Tobias, especially given the new information in this episode.

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

One of Black Lightning's greatest strengths in the early part of this season is its ability to take the larger issues affecting Freeland and use them to tell small-scale stories about various communities.

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