After watching the pilot of The CW's latest DC Comic series Black Lightning, it left me jolting for more (no pun intended).
"The Resurgence" opens up the story of Jefferson Pierce, who's been retired from his duty as Black Lightning nine years ago after seeing the effects of what it had on his family. After seeing what the community has become with his daughter arrested for protesting, and getting pulled over for a crime that he didn't commit due to racial tensions, brought out the first sighting of Black Lightning in Pierce.
Next was his youngest daughter going to a club run by a member of the 100 gang and him seeing her taken to a back room, resulting in him losing his cool.
But the final straw that made him return was his daughters, Jennifer and Anissa got into trouble and kidnapped from Will, a member of the local gang called 100. Jefferson reunites with Giambi, his mentor, and friend, and helps him become Black Lightning with a new suit. After rescuing them, couldn't find Will's boss Lala.
But Lala got picked up and brought to the head of the 100, Tobias Whale. Whale gives Lala instructions to kill Black Lightning.
The final scene of the episode ends with Anissa, who are suffering from the trauma that she'd witness, activates the powers that cause her to break the sink in half.
The episode got me interesting in the show. I may not know a lot about Black Lightning, but after watching the pilot, I'm interested in learning and seeing where the show takes the characters. The show got a lot of attitudes and really depicted the real world social issues. Cress Williams is amazing in the pilot and not to mention just watching Marvin "Krondon" Jones III as Tobias Whale was pretty stunning. And James Remar as Peter Gambi, Jefferson's mentor, and friend gives a good performance and portrays the character like an Alfred type. Overall, I give this episode a 9/10.
You can catch Black Lightning Tuesdays at 9/8c on The CW.