- For the similarly-titled episode, see Black Jesus.
|AND JUSTICE FOR ALL - As suspicions grow that Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is Black Lightning, the ASA arranges to have him arrested. Lynn (Christine Adams) seeks help from Detecitve Henderson (Damon Gupton). Meanwhile, as Jefferson is in custody, Gambi (James Remar) and Anissa (Nafessa Williams) work together to show Black Lightning is still running around the streets of Freeland. China Anne McClain and Marvin Jones III also star. The episode was written by Melora Rivera and directed by Michael Schultz (#111). Original airdate 4/3/2018.|
Black Lightning and Thunder raid another location in search of the missing children, but find that the stasis pods have been moved again. At the new location, Kara Fowdy is concerned over the stability of one of the children's lifesigns. A technician believes it is because of the constant moving, and that the readings should settle.
Acting on orders from the A.S.A., Fowdy instructs Deputy Chief Cayman to frame Jefferson Pierce as a Green Light drug dealer. He is arrested at school after Green Light is planted in his car. Fowdy is informed that Jefferson will be transferred to a black site to confirm if he is Black Lightning.
Lynn Stewart tries to find a lawyer to defend Jefferson, while Inspector Bill Henderson questions Jefferson until Cayman informs him that federal orders have come in to transfer Jefferson. This sets off alarm bells for what should be a local drug arrest.
Thunder and Gambi use holographic technology to fool everyone into believing that Black Lightning is still active. Henderson finds proof that one of the officers involved in arresting Jefferson is corrupt and gets him to implicate Cayman. Jefferson is released and Cayman arrested on corruption charges.
Henderson is promoted to Deputy Chief, while Gambi is welcomed to dinner at the Pierce household. At the A.S.A. facility, one of the children dies.
- Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning
- China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce
- Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce/Thunder
- Christine Adams as Lynn Stewart
- Marvin "Krondon" Jones III (credit only)
- Damon Gupton as Inspector/Deputy Chief Bill Henderson
- James Remar as Peter Gambi
- Crystal Lee Brown as Desk Sergeant
- Regina Chen as Chandler Tong
- Anthony Reynolds as Deputy Chief Cayman
- Kyanna Simone Simpson as Kiesha
- Vanessa Aranegui as Ms. Gordon
- Jay Harmon III as Jonate
- Josh Henry as Man in Lab Coat
- Jasun Jabbar as Tavon
- Tommy Kane as John Webb
- Faron Salisbury as Detective Glennon
- Polly Craig as Senior Citizen
- Mimi Fletcher as Woman Delivery Driver
- Christopher Hampton as Bearded Young Man
- Patrick Lamont as Resident #1
- Wendel Matthews as African American Officer
- Kelita Samone as Resident #2
- The episode was previously titled "Rebellion in the Ranks".
|Black Lightning season 1|
|"The Resurrection" • "Lawanda: The Book of Hope" • "Lawanda: The Book of Burial" • "Black Jesus" • "And Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light" • "Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder" • "Equinox: The Book of Fate" • "The Book of Revelations" • "The Book of Little Black Lies" • "Sins of the Father: The Book of Redemption" • "Black Jesus: The Book of Crucifixion" • "The Resurrection and the Light: The Book of Pain" • "Shadow of Death: The Book of War"|