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.


Black Lightning is recruited to rally against The 100 gang. Anissa investigates the new drug hitting the streets. Meanwhile, familiar faces begin to reappear.[1]


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.

Tobias Whale has Joey Toledo kill the doctor who proclaimed Black Lightning dead. When his sister Tori arrives, she proposes turning the community against Black Lightning.

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.


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  • The episode was previously titled "Jagged Little Pill".[2]


  1. "Black Lightning Episode 4 Description: “Black Jesus”" - Black Lightning TV
  2. "Upcoming Episode Titles - Various Shows - 25th August 2017" - Spoiler TV