Black Lightning’s second episode brings Jefferson Pierce and his family into an even more complicated and dangerous world than Pierce wanted for his family. After using his powers for the first time in nine years, Pierce is in physical pain and only Lynn, living in the same house but in separate bedrooms, can comfort him back to health. Lynn admits it was selfish of her to make Pierce become Black Lightning again in order to save their daughters but Pierce promises his superhero activities were a “one night only” and he rather have a future with Lynn than be a superhero. The pieces of the Pierce family is coming back together, at least for a bit.
During a school assembly, Pierce learns from a former student’s mother, Lawanda (Tracey Bonner), Black Lightning’s attack