In Review: Black Lightning -Three Sevens: The Book Of Thunder

Jefferson is on the hunt for his father's killer,

Synopsis: Jefferson is on the hunt for his father’s killer, while Anissa uses her powers to rectify a wrong after a protest fails. Jennifer grapples with some hard choices. Elsewhere, Gambi begs for help from Lynn.

Review: Black Lightning continues to be the most adult superhero show on CW with a new episode that peels back a few more layers to some of the more complex characters and their motivations.

The episode picks up where the last left off with Jefferson struggling after seemingly having taken a beat down due to his illness interfering with his powers. Gambi manages to pick him up before the Police and takes him to Lynn who scans Jefferson’s brain to learn that he’d been suffering from a brain tumor, but the electrical powers he has seem to have removed it. A little later Lynn’s assistant gives he the scans of brain activity connected with Green Light users. We learn that these scans have a very similar pattern to the brain activity of Black Lightning.

Elsewhere Anissa has started to research her powers and asks Lynn to help. Eventually, we get the reveal, which provides an awesome metahuman match up between Black Lightning and Thunder. Suffice to say Father physically outmatches daughter, but the stage for this revelation was set and set up really well and a couple of great acting performances from Cress Williams and Christine Adams as very concerned parents really sold it. 

Black Lightning’s determination to find his fathers killer has made Gambi’s life rather complicated and we are now beginning to see some of the layers to his criminal past begin to unfurl. James Remar is doing a fantastic job of portraying the mystery of Gambi while also providing tech support for Jefferson. I look forward to seeing how things play out when Jefferson will ultimately force Gambi’s hand into revealing his connection to the death of his father. 

Overall. This was another really strong episode with some solid acting performances and strong plot threads.

Black Lightning -Three Sevens: The Book Of Thunder
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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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