Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder
Black Lightning Season 1



Critic Ratings: 9
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Episode Info

Jefferson is on the hunt for his father's killer, while Anissa uses her new powers to rectify a wrong after a protest fails. Jennifer grapples with some difficult choices. Elsewhere, Gambi begs for help from Lynn.


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 Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder

As soon as I first saw a statue come into view, and Anissa's righteous self in the foreground, I knew we were in for some fun.

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

This episode gets all the positive nods and hopefully, the momentum will be sustained going forward.

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

As a show about a family superheroes in the making, Black Lightning has always been in a unique position to explore the cape genre in ways that set it apart from most other shows like it.

May 10, 2018 | Full Review…

One of my favorite things about Black Lightning are the ways that they purposefully center a Black Lives Matter narrative on a young black woman.

Apr 23, 2018 | Full Review…

"The Book of Thunder" was another solid episode of this superhero drama. It's quickly solidified itself as one of the best shows on The CW. How can it top this episode?

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

"Three Sevens" is so deflating. It's not necessarily a bad episode of TV, but it is rather formulaic.

Mar 23, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

From a thoughtful approach to ripped from the headlines events to racial identity, family drama and a pretty good action scene, this episode packed a lot in 60 minutes.

Mar 21, 2018 | Rating: 9.5/10 | Full Review…

Every week, it seems, Black Lightning gives me a new reason to love it. This time, it's the fact that they managed to incorporate a story line about the white nationalist protests that rocked Charlottesville, Virginia, last summer.

Mar 12, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Of the many things that Black Lightning does well, and this is a show that has done very little wrong in its first six episodes, it gets the hunted superhero/police dynamic down really well.

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

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