Sins of the Father: The Book of Redemption
Black Lightning Season 1



Critic Ratings: 10
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Episode Info

Black Lightning attempts to rescue several long-missing children reveal a secret he did not anticipate, and its resulting connections. Gambi struggles to stay strong while in a compromising position. Jefferson begins to view things differently.


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 Sins of the Father: The Book of Redemption

This week was an excellent set up to the many storylines surrounding the final three season one episodes.

Aug 15, 2018 | Full Review…

It is amazing how music has the ability to explain the intricacies of a scene, which is what we see when this episode begins with Drowning by Mick Jenkins.

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

The pieces are moving into place after last week's declaration of war; it's just taking some time to get there.

May 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Black Lightning's definitely becoming a lot more like some of the CW's other cape shows that lean into the wackiness of comic books.

May 10, 2018 | Full Review…


Apr 23, 2018 | Full Review…

"Sins of the Father: The Book of Redemption" was one of the best episodes of this superhero drama series to date. It successfully refocused the series and pulled me right back in.

Mar 28, 2018 | Rating: 4.2/5 | Full Review…

I just love that this show does not waste a single character.

Mar 28, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

"Sins Of The Father: The Book Of Redemption" in particular, and Black Lightning more generally, is all about how history not only informs the present in a concrete way, but also our perspective on what that present means.

Mar 28, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Sins of the Father: The Book of Redemption continued making the case that Black Lightning is the CW's top superhero show going right now.

Apr 4, 2018 | Rating: 9.5/10 | Full Review…

...this is a killer reveal.

Mar 28, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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