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Old 02-13-18, 07:20 PM
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Black Lightning (S1E05) -- "And Then the Devil Brought the Plague..." -- 2/13/18







TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13

BLACK LIGHTNING

"And Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)

PAYBACK IS A BITCH - An unexpected phone call unearths the long-buried need for Jefferson (Cress Williams) to investigate the murder of his father. Meanwhile, Annisa (Nafessa Williams) wrestles with the fact that her actions have dire consequences. Lastly, Jennifer (China Anne McClain) learns the importance of controlling her temper - in all situations. Christine Adams, James Remar, Damon Gupton and Marvin Jones III also star. The episode was written by Adam Giaudrone and directed by Rose Troche (#105). Original airdate 2/13/2018.

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Old 02-13-18, 10:05 PM
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Re: Black Lightning (S1E05) -- "And Then the Devil Brought the Plague..." -- 2/13/18

Really enjoying this show. The dialogue is great, especially between the family members. Liked the "upgrade" to his powers too.
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Crap! I thought it was on break and didnt watch.
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Re: Black Lightning (S1E05) -- "And Then the Devil Brought the Plague..." -- 2/13/18

I like his daughter's costume a lot better than Black Lightning's electric armor look. I wish superhero shows would drop the modulated voice in costumes gimmick. Are we going to be stuck with it forever because of Nolan's Batman?
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I like his daughter's costume a lot better than Black Lightning's electric armor look. I wish superhero shows would drop the modulated voice in costumes gimmick. Are we going to be stuck with it forever because of Nolan's Batman?
It might be a necessary evil. If they talk to someone who knows them well, they're going to know their voice.

The best scene for me was the discussion between Jennifer and her parents about the fight, especially Jefferson's reaction to Jennifer's saying that he taught them how to defend themselves. Just long enough for the viewer to see but short enough that we knew he had to hide it from Lynn.

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Re: Black Lightning (S1E05) -- "And Then the Devil Brought the Plague..." -- 2/13/18

I thought Anissa shopping spree for her custom was fun.
Plus she look looked good in it.
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Too much ass!
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Re: Black Lightning (S1E05) -- "And Then the Devil Brought the Plague..." -- 2/13/18

So we could have 7 other super-powered folk about, assuming Tobias is one as well?
Any ideas on what is up w BL's powers?
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Re: Black Lightning (S1E05) -- "And Then the Devil Brought the Plague..." -- 2/13/18

Pros:
-Huggy Bear!!
-Anissa is soooo damn fine.
-New features being rolled out on the BL suit.
-Some Tobias backstory
-Father/Daughter family stuff
-My theory that BL and the Police Chief would eventually mirror a Batman/Gordan relationship

Cons:
-I don't want them to take away from what he can do with his own abilities without the suit
-I feel like the show goes by so fast.
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Old 02-15-18, 12:26 PM
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Re: Black Lightning (S1E05) -- "And Then the Devil Brought the Plague..." -- 2/13/18

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So we could have 7 other super-powered folk about, assuming Tobias is one as well?
Any ideas on what is up w BL's powers?
I thought it was the suit since Gambi said there was an issue with a component. But also, BL is older and hasn't used his powers in many years.
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Re: Black Lightning (S1E05) -- "And Then the Devil Brought the Plague..." -- 2/13/18

This is a general BL power question, not specific to this episode but I never read any of the comics and wikipedia isn't clear. So doesn't Black Lightning have healing powers? If so why is Lynn so freaked out? I mean his job is actually safer than their cop buddy who has no powers and is at risk every day. Also it said that he could heal others with his powers so couldn't he just fix the paralyzed kid?
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What Robo said...
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