In Review: Black Lightning – Equinox: The Book Of Fate

Black Lightning's pursuit for Tobias continues. Anissa continues to find herself in the new normal. 

Synopsis: Black Lightning’s pursuit for Tobias continues. Anissa continues to find herself in the new normal.

Review: Things are starting to escalate and through it, all Jefferson is also having to deal with the fall out from finding out that Anissa has powers.

On the streets, Gambi is still dealing with Evilyn who has to this point been the Queen of crime in Freedland and the person that has been holding Tobias Whales leash. To that end, Gambi asks her to do something about the situation, but she seems to want to keep Tobias close given that his business dealings are a big source of income for her. Instead, she suggests that they send a message by killing Tobias’s right-hand man Joey Toledo.

The episode concludes with Evilyn been taken down by a newcomer who has cleverly concocted a plan, which implicates Black Lightning for the murder of Evilyn.

This was yet another solid episode in which we get some nice character development for Anissa, Jefferson, and Gambi who seemingly has continued his ties to crime while protecting Jefferson and his family from the fallout. But will Gambi be able to continue to do that now that Evilyn is dead?

We also see the death of Tobias Whale’s sister, which is likely to have Whale more determined to try and kill Black Lightning.

The final scene of the episode hints at who the new villain could be and might well be bringing in some Hollywood style voodoo into the story given that we have essentially seen someone brought back from the dead.

Overall. This was a great episode with a lot of character moments and only one appearance of Black Lightning in the whole episode, which would be unheard of on the other CW DC shows. As always I loved the incidental music throughout this episode and particularly loved the Jazz.

Black Lightning - Equinox: The Book Of Fate
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Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at: [email protected]
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