Black Lightning: The Book of Revelations
March 13, 2018 9:04 PM - Season 1, Episode 8 - Subscribe

Black Lightning works with Anissa to help find information to clear his name. Jennifer begins interning for Lynn, and discovers something unexpected. Meanwhile, Gambi finds himself in a precarious situation.
posted by oh yeah! (9 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Really enjoyed this episode - so happy that Jen went right to Anissa about her new powers instead of it being drawn out for another round of People Keeping Secrets. Plus the full exposition from Gambi about all of his secrets, and the tie-in to real world racial issues/history. And now the new mystery of what the hell the deal is with Lala and ghost tattoo Lawanda.
posted by oh yeah! at 8:03 AM on March 14, 2018 [2 favorites]

This was fun. I'm really enjoying the dynamic of 'dad teaches daughter how to superhero,' and looking forward to Jen being in on that.
posted by mordax at 2:18 PM on March 14, 2018

Yeah, Jefferson's a good mentor that way.
Looking forward to seeing how Jennifer goes from here. If they already have Black Lightning and Thunder, what are they gonna call her? Stormcloud?
posted by jenfullmoon at 9:51 PM on March 14, 2018

IIRC from the wiki page for Black Lightning, Jen will be... Lightning. So they'll be Thunder and Lightning. Which is neat, but there's already a Lightning in Black Lightning's name.

Ok so the ASA was basically allowing gangsters to run over Freeland? As a way to use the city for "experiments"? And Gambi knew this? Holy shit how do you trust anybody ever again?
posted by numaner at 10:05 PM on March 14, 2018

This show seems to be going out of its way to make showers the focus of creepy/weird/inappropriate relationships and discussions.
posted by sardonyx at 6:10 PM on March 15, 2018 [2 favorites]

y'know, if that's the one weird niche thing about this show, i'll take it.
posted by numaner at 2:26 PM on March 16, 2018

Finally picked this show up again. Loved the foreshadowing with the purple silk. It had better be foreshadowing anyway. If not, what a waste.
posted by ODiV at 7:11 PM on May 28, 2018

Not even 3 months since broadcast, and I'm drawing a blank - how was purple silk used in this episode?
posted by oh yeah! at 7:36 PM on May 28, 2018

When Lynn visits Gambi in his shop to ask about the greenlight connection to a vaccine from 30 years ago, he asks if she wants some purple silk because his supplier accidentally sent two bolts. Or something like that. Could have just been a joke, but you'd figure that has to have a payoff in a super hero show right?

I'm about to watch the next one, so I guess we'll see.
posted by ODiV at 7:45 PM on May 28, 2018 [1 favorite]

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