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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.
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.
The show has done a great job so far in keeping the show light in the midst of the heavy subjects it touches on.
All the table-setting this week is sure to make for some explosive moments in the coming episodes.
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.
Rooting the superhero mythology of this show within black medical and environmental trauma is such a smart take.
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.
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.
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.
It's fresh, thrilling and brutal. It's everything you would expect from a superhero series and then some.