The A.S.A. occupation of Freeland has been the key plot ingredient this season on Black Lightning, with the shadowy authorities company’s stranglehold on town turning the already troubled place into one in which metahumans stay in worry and oppression simply will get worse. However, final episode the company might have gone too far in taking highschool scholar, Tavon, into custody regardless of his pleas of not being a metahuman. This week, the implications of that motion in addition to many extra related to it, play out as tensions lastly come to a head in Freeland — and it might simply change every thing going ahead.
Spoilers for tonight’s episode of Black Lightning, “The Book of Occupation: Chapter Five: Requiem for Tavon”, beneath.
We open with Tavon, the highschool scholar taken into A.S.A custody final episode as a result of somebody steered he was a metahuman. He’s making a video for his dad and mom whereas with the Perdi, Blackbird having helped him escape final week. Elsewhere, Agent Odell is constant to attempt to determine Blackbird and at last will get successful — Anissa Pierce. Painkiller spars with two guys in the A.S.A. facility and he tortures one of them however is stopped by Odell earlier than the opposite man dies. Odell desires Painkiller to go after Blackbird subsequent.
Lynn continues testing one of the metahumans on the facility to horrible outcomes when the girl actually explodes and disintegrates, although it seems it was only a nightmare. Lynn’s struggling and her habit is getting worse. At her dwelling, Anissa watches a message from the resistance praising Blackbird. Next morning, Jefferson makes Jennifer breakfast, however she zaps him with electrical energy, and she would not really feel notably “normal”. Jefferson misses the cues and tries to speak concerning the A.S.A. and makes Jennifer go to high school regardless of not feeling properly.
At the lab, Lynn has had a wild breakthrough, however she wants a human host and just one has survived the serum — Patient 49. In Freeland, Chief Henderson provides a press convention concerning the raid on the police station and provides a reward. Two Bits throws a tomato at him and he’s booed and heckled by the group. At college, Tavon’s dad and mom meet with Jefferson and when Jefferson tries to say Tavon was a meta, his dad and mom can show in any other case. Anissa provides Grace a vaccine for the virus and in addition has a babysitter for her in the shape of Gambi. Grace says she thought he’d be black and that she has a foul feeling about Anissa going out. At college, Jennifer continues to have points and fries the pc lab. Brandon is suspicious.
At the lab, Patient 49 seems to be Tobias Whale.
Henderson confronts Two Bits at his bar, arresting him. Blackbird provides the preacher the vaccine and will get a name from Jefferson. He wants Tavon introduced again to Freeland, however she thinks it is a dangerous thought. At the Perdi, Blackbird provides over the vaccine and the Perdi are nonetheless not pleased with Blackbird. After speaking to Tavon, Blackbird decides to deliver him again to Freeland, however Painkiller is ready for her to cross again.
Tobias taunts Lynn, however she injects him with the serum anyway. At Anissa’s, Gambi realizes that Anissa is in hassle on the perimeter and positive sufficient, as quickly as she crosses over Painkiller is there. Blackbird fights him and tells Tavon to run, however he would not. Tavon tries to assist her, however he will get hit with Painkiller’s venom. Meanwhile, Odell exhibits up at Anissa’s condominium. It’s Grace pretending to be her whereas Gambi hides in Anissa’s closet and guides her. Odell alludes to the concept that Blackbird has been captured then leaves. Henderson pays Reverend Holt a go to as he can be wanting for Blackbird and is onto Holt, whom he arrests.
Tobias is restored to his youthful look and divulges to Lynn that he is conscious that Black Lightning is Jefferson in addition to the truth that the entire household is tremendous powered, although he says that he will go away Lynn and her daughters alone as soon as he kills Black Lightning. Anissa and Tavon make it to the tunnel and away from Painkiller however Tavon dies. At the lab, Lynn is indignant concerning the Tobias state of affairs and she tells Odell to make Tobias disappear completely as soon as her work is completed. At college, indignant over Tavon’s loss of life, the youngsters attempt to arise in opposition to the A.S.A., hitting a child with a gun. Jefferson confronts the A.S.A., however they menace him as properly. Jennifer finally ends up manifesting her powers on Brandon, who absorbs them. Jennifer confronts Odell about her father getting overwhelmed and he says he will reprimand them. Instead, he lets Jennifer do it.
Henderson takes Two Bits and Holt to a location and exhibits them video of Jefferson being overwhelmed and divulges that he’s wanting to affix forces with them — he’s been main the insurgency the entire time and Blackbird exhibits as much as be part of them. It’s time to take down the A.S.A.
Black Lightning airs Mondays at 8/7c on The CW.