‘Black Lightning’ Recap: Episode 12 “The Resurrection And The Light: The Book of Pain”

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With one episode left, the CW Network continues the high-stakes action of their latest superhero drama Black Lightning, starring Cress Williams, with Episode 12:  The Resurrection and the Light: The Book of Pain. After being away in exile, Black Lightning has to face the secrets of his past in order to protect his city and his family.

While in bed, Lynn (Christine Adams) contemplates Gambi’s confession and the realization that her daughters have powers. Lynn admits to Jefferson that she is still in love with him. Back in Freeland, Tobias Whale (Marvin ‘Krondon’ Jones III)gets revenge on his sister’s bodyguard and kills him.

Jefferson unexpectedly spots Khalil (Jordan Calloway) walking again. Giving up on his education, Khalil doesn’t want anything to do with Jefferson and his fatherly teachings. While hearing Khalil is walking around, Peter Gambi (James Remar) and Anissa (Nafessa Williams) are also working on the whereabouts of the kidnapped children.

At the lab, Lynn tries teaching Jennifer (China Anne McClain) how to control her powers. Khalil’s mother doesn’t know that her own son is walking again. Jefferson learns that the spinal implants came from a mysterious benefactor.

Gambi meets with Tommy, the weapon-maker, and holds him hostage. Giving him a 48 hour waning, Gambi wants dirt that will help him bring down Martin Proctor. Jefferson tells Jennifer that Khalil is walking around; he’s a different person now. He asks her to stay away from him.

After her father leaves, Jennifer gets a message from Khalil. Lynn and Jefferson start arguing over how she’s trying to isolate the meta gene. he just wants his daughter to be herself.

During their reunion at the rooftop, Khalil and Jennifer reconcile for lost times. Khalil reveals he was given pills for the regeneration, which made his hair grow. After Jennifer starts pressing questions, Khalil gets angry at her and jump off the roof.

Elsewhere, Tobias and Khalil are working together to catch Black Lightning; legs for loyalty. He has to go back to high school and draw out Black Lightning. Lala is rattled as he shows up at Tommy’s hideout,as if he’s still following Tobias’ orders.

Lynn explains to Jennifer that she’s not trying to cure her; she’s trying to understand whats going on. During an attack at the high school, Khalil shows off the new tech he’s wearing. He appears to be injecting students with Green Light until Jennifer slows him down.

Black Lightning and Thunder show up to save the students being held hostage. Thunder manages to hold her own against Tobias’ assassin while Black Lightning finally confronts Tobias. Khalil delivers a punch into Black Lightning’s chest and strikes him dead. As the others escape, Jennifer uses her power to recharge his heart and revive him.

At a cabin, Gambi and the family take care of Jefferson. Ordering Kara (Skye P. Marshall)  around, Martin Proctor (Greg Henry) wants Thunder dead and Black Lightning’s body recovered.

Black Lightning continues next Tuesday at 9pm on The CW.

By Jorge Solis