Sometimes to see the light of hope, you must understand the true darkness that inspires that hope.
After rescuing Jennifer and Anissa, Jefferson tells Lynn that he is done with Black Lightning for good. But thinking that taking done Lala's ring at the hotel, things were still the same after and gets a word full from Lawanda, a mother whose daughter goes to Jefferson's school and is taken by the 100 gang. She tries to get Jefferson to stand up and hope that they'll give her her daughter back but when he tells her to let him handle it, you just can't stop a mother from finding her child. So she confronts Lala and his crew at the hotel while videotaping him until she gets killed by him.
Jefferson gets word about Lawanda and shows his frustration to Lynn about how his powers use to mean something: a gift and tells her that he needs to use them. After confronting Giambi for help, Jefferson gets word about Will being killed and the location on Lala. Jefferson comes to Lala as Black Lightning and kicks his butt for a bit til Henderson, and the cops got there.
Lala gets news from Henderson that Lawanda came from beyond the grave as he showed him a phone that she captured him shooting her. Soon, Tobias makes his appearance at the jail to see Lala and kills him.
Jefferson admits to Lynn that Black Lightning should be back with the girls grown up and such. Jennifer finds her way back after being with her best friend and getting a life lesson from Khalil about life outside the community. Anissa is trying to opening up to her girlfriend, Grace, about what she expressed in her bathroom, but also uses her powers during a robbery at a store while getting a bottle of aspirin.
"Lawanda: The Book of Hope" was a terrific episode and pretty many matches to what the premiere episode was with character development and storytelling. I'm very much enjoying this show so far (even if it's only two episodes in). I may not have a lot of knowledge about this DC character, but a little of Static Shock (The WB animated series). Williams gives another excellent performance along with McClain and Nafessa Williams. Overall, I give this episode an 8/10.
You can catch Black Lightening Tuesdays at 9/8c on The CW.