The events of Black Lightning's season one finale are teased in a new trailer. After years of bringing Arrow, The Flash, and more to the small screen, The CW expanded their DC lineup to include Black Lightning. The results were strong out the gate, and the show is now looking to wrap up its first season in fitting fashion. Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) has been battling Tobias Whale (Marvin Jones III) all season long, but their last encounter proved that Tobias is more prepared than ever.
Tobias has made life extremely tough for Pierce throughout the first season, but really got the best of him in last week's episode. With some help from a healed and enhanced Khalil (Jordan Calloway) and Syonide (Charlbi Dean Kriek), Black Lightning was killed in action. But, thanks to his daughter Jennifer (China Anne McClain) finally utilizing her powers, he will live to fight another day.
The CW has released the trailer for next week's episode, titled "Shadow of Death: The Book of War," showing Black Lightning won't get to spend too much time recuperating. The trailer is mixed with shots from what the Pierce family will be dealing with in the present day, as well as what looks to be flashbacks to Jefferson's earlier days as a hero. At the end of the day, he'll be left wondering if this heroic life was worth it. The network also released this brief synopsis:
THE SHOWDOWN – The aftermath of the showdown with Black Lightning (Cress Williams) leaves everyone reeling. Meanwhile, Tobias (Marvin Jones III) gathers his forces. Nafessa Williams, China Anne McClain, Christine Adams and Damon Gupton also star. The episode was written by Charles D. Holland and directed by Salim Akil (#113).
What is evident from the trailer is that the Pierce family goes into hiding after Jefferson's deadly previous fight with Tobias. They look to have run away to a house in the forest, where everyone's clearly worried but relieved. There won't be too much downtime however, as a group of tactical gunmen surround the premises. Whether he's ready or not, the trailer shows that Jefferson will leap back into action once again, as will Thunder (Nafessa Williams).
The Pierce family won't be the only ones under attack however. The rest of the trailer shows Tobias, Khalil, and Syonide all fighting men in suits. It's not clear yet who they work for, but that sub-plot should help to fill out the episode nicely. There's surely more to the finale beyond just these two storylines though, so we'll have to wait and find out exactly how Black Lighting wraps up its freshman run.
Black Lightning season 1 concludes Tuesday, April 17 with ‘Shadow of Death: The Book of War’ on The CW.
Source: The CW
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