- For the eponymous character, see Jefferson Pierce. For the similarly-titled episode, see Black Jesus: The Book of Crucifixion.
"Black Jesus" is the fourth episode of Black Lightning. It aired on February 6, 2018.
Bernard Lewis, a student at Garfield High School, almost overdoses on a new drug called Green Light. The drug enhances his strength, forcing Jefferson Pierce to use his powers to subdue him. The school board want to expel Bernard over the incident but Jefferson refuses since he has final authority over student matters.
Jefferson and Peter Gambi track Green Light to a dealer known as Two-Bits, who was a childhood friend of Jefferson's. Jefferson tries to get information out of him in his civilian persona but fails. Switching to Black Lightning, Two-Bits gives up the location of a warehouse.
Anissa Pierce and Grace are confronted by thugs outside a bar. Anissa uses her powers to keep them safe. Black Lightning raids a drug den and rescues Bernard, who has become addicted to Green Light after only one hit. He is placed in rehab. Jennifer Pierce quits track in order to spend more time helping Khalil Payne.
Gambi erases the security footage of Anissa using her powers, and takes a photo of the footprint she left behind.
At the hospital, Khalil finds that his medical bills have been paid by Tobias. Visited by his benefactor, Tobias begins to plant the idea that Black Lightning is at fault and to blame for Khalil not being able to walk.
- Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning
- China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce
- Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce
- Christine Adams as Lynn Stewart
- Marvin "Krondon" Jones III as Tobias Whale
- Damon Gupton as Inspector Bill Henderson
- James Remar as Peter Gambi
- Jill Scott as Lady Eve
- Jordan Calloway as Khalil Payne
- Skye P. Marshall as Kara Fowdy
- Edwina Findley as Tori
- Jason Louder as Two-Bits
- Chantal Thuy as Grace
- Amanda Davis as Joan Lincoln
- Al-Jaleel Knox as Lashawn
- Kat Logan as Neema Summers
- Eric Mendenhall as Joey Toledo
- Taylor Polidore as Lisa
- Karen Ceesay as Veretta Henderson
- Michael King as Bernard
- Derrick LeMont as Mr. Lewis
- Estes Tarver as Leonard
- Jennifer Van Horn as Rose
- Michael Finn as Man
- Darone Okolie as Bam
- Alex Phipps as Block
- Yolanda T. Ross as Khalil's mother
- Scarlet Olivia Dunbar as Student #2
- Derrion Elmore as Student #1
- Jennifer Martin as Nurse #2
- Aaron Nelson as Security Officer
- Chan Ta Rivers as Nurse #1
- The episode was previously titled "Jagged Little Pill".
- ↑ "Black Lightning Episode 4 Description: “Black Jesus”" - Black Lightning TV
- ↑ "Upcoming Episode Titles - Various Shows - 25th August 2017" - Spoiler TV