Black Lightning: Season 3 (2019)


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Air date: Oct 7, 2019

Season 3 opens with Jefferson Pierce and Lynn in the hands of the ASA as Agent Odell tightens his grip on the Pierce family, leaving Jennifer abandoned and Freeland without Black Lightning and Thunder. But Anissa secretly defies Odell in her alter ego as Blackbird with the able tactical and technical support of Gambi.

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Air date: Oct 14, 2019

A retired superhero goes back to his old lifestyle when his daughter seeks to serve justice to evil-doers.

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Air date: Oct 21, 2019

Lynn learns that Jefferson brokered a deal with Agent Odell without consulting her first, and it begins to put a strain on their relationship. Meanwhile, Anissa and Grace have an emotional encounter.

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Air date: Oct 28, 2019

Jefferson faces new challenges due to the shocking state of Freeland. Lynn finds herself under intense pressure as she desperately tries to find a solution to the continuing crisis in Freeland. Meanwhile, Anissa continues her work at the clinic. Lastly, Jennifer finds her confidence shaken.

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Air date: Nov 11, 2019

Jefferson struggles with the effects on his family, leading to a decision with tragic consequences. Meanwhile, Anissa's identity is threatened. Lastly, Agent Odell takes an important step toward winning over Jennifer.

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Air date: Nov 18, 2019

Jefferson is torn between his loyalty to his family and his commitment to saving Freeland. Meanwhile, Anissa's commitment to Grace is deepening. Lastly, Jennifer makes an interesting discovery.

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Air date: Nov 25, 2019

Anissa and Jefferson have a heart-to-heart and she tells him she needs Black Lightning's help in escorting meta refugees out of the perimeter. Meanwhile, Gambi implores Lynn to help get him access to the Pit. Lastly, Jennifer grows closer to Brandon.

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Air date: Dec 2, 2019

Black Lightning goes up against the ASA. Meanwhile, Tobias continues to manipulate Lynn.

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Air date: Dec 9, 2019

The Pierce family is scared for Jennifer's life.

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Air date: Jan 20, 2020

Jefferson navigates his new reality following the events of the Red Wave, and Lynn's determination to save the meta kids deepens her troubles. Meanwhile, Anissa/Blackbird faces new challenges. Lastly, Jennifer's bond with Brandon begins to grow.

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At the start of Season 3 of the superhero series, Jefferson (Cress Williams) and Lynn (Christine Adams) are detained by the ASA, while new vigilante Blackbird, later revealed to be Anissa (Nafessa Williams), is spotted in town. Meanwhile, Agent Odell (Bill Duke) manages to keep control over occupied Freeland, while the heroes figure out how to approach the problem. As the season progresses, Jefferson is torn between protecting Freeland or saving his family, while Jennifer (China Anne McClain) seems to be swayed by a deal offered by Agent Odell. Everybody's sense of duty eventually prevails, and the heroes realize they need to work together if they want to save the city.

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Critic Reviews for Black Lightning Season 3

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

It's time for more Black Lightning! And so far, the season 3 premiere is giving me hope that this outing will avoid some of the mistakes of last season.

Oct 29, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The first episode of the third season is just as politically charged as previous episodes, but this time around things feel more relevant, more attuned to this specific time and place

Oct 8, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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The events from 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' are felt in the follow on episode as we continue the story from earlier in the season with some...interesting...twists and change ups along the way. Creating an interesting last half dozen episodes.

Apr 30, 2020 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

What stands out about the episode are the small touches here and there that make the way Freeland's falling into chaos feel, for lack of a better phrase, grounded in reality.

Oct 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Although this year's Black Lightning has a very different feel to the previous one (which itself was a change from the tone of Season 1), subplots from the show's first two years continue throughout.

Oct 29, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

The one issue with the time jump was the sharp tonal shift. Don't get me wrong, the added tension and drama is well-appreciated to shake things up. However, the plot points between where the story left off and now are vastly different.

Oct 8, 2019 | Rating: 4.3/5.0 | Full Review…

I hope this season maintains focus and doesn't find itself branching out too far away from its central conflicts. If the following episodes consistently operate at this level, this will be an exciting season to watch.

Oct 8, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Black Lightning: Season 3

  • Nov 22, 2020
    Why did I waste my time lol.
  • Sep 04, 2020
    Season 3 is not that bad, due to the fact that the actual story is improving, although the characters and other stuffs are still not that interesting, it is still the worst TV of Arrowverse.
  • Aug 03, 2020
    This might be the best season yet thanks to some fun new charecters.
  • Jul 09, 2020
    Season 3 was the best! This show just keeps getting better and better.
  • Jul 04, 2020
    Honestly the best season by far. Amazing villain choices in Agent Odell and Gravedigger as well as great storylines involving Painkiller and the setup of the Outsiders. Amazing action scenes and CGI and easily one of the best CW shows as of now.
  • May 11, 2020
    This is a great show. I was particularly impressed with the growth of the character Khalil through the 3 seasons. Jordan has done an amazing job!
  • Apr 04, 2020
    Great family chemistry, I love Jefferson and Lynn's relationship(which is saying much because arrow verse couples feel kind of forced half the time). Gavedigger is dope. Painkiller could wear less black ninja and more comando super soldier clothes. And the powers for days. Lightning was Awsome but could learn some chill with Geo. She's a little to murder happy. Jenifer is great, I relate to her the most.
  • Mar 29, 2020
    Tedious and bloated. Could have been much better if it was faster paced. Much of the dialogue is banal and pointlessly argumentative.
  • Mar 27, 2020
    The background music is so annoying. It doesn't even fit on the scene. I wish there could be another actor for the lead character of Black Lighting.
  • Mar 20, 2020
    I think this show only flies under the radar because the CW is terrible at marketing it. But this show is really something special. for some reason the audience gave the show kind of a crappy score but it deserves so much more than that . I think that it does fall flat or boring in certain areas especially at the beginnings of seasons when its building up but so many shows do. But I think they've been going big and epic and the stories have been fantastic the characters have been great, the stakes have been high and unexpected. It's engagement with some of the best villains/antagonist (I love to hate tobias whale!) and has been doing a great job of challenging government agencies, plots about racist cults, talking about subjects that hadn't been broached on TV enough and using fiction to make parallels to very real things that have happened in history such as the Tuskegee experiments. I think the characters have a lot of depth and realness to them. The action and fight scene are so well done! 9/10 this show is highly reccomended. I also never write reviews but I just want this show to keep going.

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