And Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light
Black Lightning Season 1

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Episode Info

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; and Jennifer learns the importance of controlling her temper in all situations.

Cast

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 And Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light

Black Lightning digs into the past and brings to light several backstories of several different characters. While these storylines are interesting in isolation, it just starts to feel like too much all at once.

Aug 27, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Though not as action-packed or emotional as the previous outings, this episode sets the table for the Black Lightning vs Tobias grudge match that's obviously coming.

Aug 14, 2018 | Full Review…

The show has done a great job so far in keeping the show light in the midst of the heavy subjects it touches on.

Jun 19, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

All the table-setting this week is sure to make for some explosive moments in the coming episodes.

May 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Given how many subplots and threads Black Lightning's already introduced, "The Book of Green Light" is a welcome change of pace, but at the same time, it still manages to introduce an important new depth to Black Lightning's mythos.

May 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Rooting the superhero mythology of this show within black medical and environmental trauma is such a smart take.

Apr 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Black Lightning found our hero and villain pursuing each other more persistently than before, and the family secrets that loomed over their heads not only afforded insight into what founded their beef, but also informed each man's personality and values.

Mar 12, 2018 | Full Review…

It only takes this episode a few minutes to start dropping tantalizing hints about the characters' backstories...In an interesting parallel, both Tobias Whale and Anissa Pierce spend this episode investigating their own family histories.

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

You can tell a lot about a show from a mediocre episode. "And Then the Devil Brought the Plague" was a mediocre episode of Black Lightning. Still, if this is going to be what a medicore episode looks like, then this show is something special.

Mar 12, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

It's fresh, thrilling and brutal. It's everything you would expect from a superhero series and then some.

Mar 9, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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