Black Lightning (S01E05) "Aches & Pains"

With another great episode, I will be giving this series another great review! I gotta say that I’m really impressed with this series. Every episode we always get great results that lead us to always having great ratings for this show. I can see it go further with many more seasons now we have to wait to see if The CW sees the same thing.

So with this episode, we see that Tobias (Marvin Jones III) knows about Gambi’s (James Remar) secret activities and demands to know who Black Lightning (Cress Williams) really is. I have to say, with Tobias knowing that Gambi is helping out Black Lightning it makes me wonder when and how he put that together. I mean yes Gambi is a genius and we all love this character, he is an amazing character and we just love him! But if anything ever happens to Gambi I don’t think I could handle it! But it’s good to see that Gambi is always a true friend first and doesn’t rat out his friends nor work associates.

We also saw that Jennifer (China McClain) has some major fighting moves, and the strength of an elephant. I mean the way how she just snapped that girl’s wrist like it was just a twig, that has to either be the strongest teen alive or she is drinking some serious steroid milk, or she is tapping into her superpowers like how her older sister did guess we will see soon. But this series has done justice to superheroes and to so many other things as well. I really like how they bring the sister love to Jennifer and Anissa (Nafessa Williams) the way how those two act makes you believe that they could be sisters, its impressive.

I also like how Jefferson/Black Lightning (Cress Williams) relates his older daughter Anissa to his father in how she was investigating the mysterious death but anyone who knows anything about Anissa’s grandfather either ends up dead or is being “watched” but by who? I wonder if Tobias has the reporters and anyone else who knew the guy bugged in some way. But who knows, guess its one of the mysteries that will be solved sooner or later!

But we did see some cool new capabilities of the Black Lightning suit, like the power of flight! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no its Lightning…Black Lightning! Okay that doesn’t exactly work well with Black Lightning but if it did it would be a catchy thing that DC Comics would use for their comics. But it was cool to see that he can have the capability of flight for future episodes. But what exactly is happening with Black Lightning? Those headaches are going to be a major pain with our superhero if he always has those headaches while trying to use his abilities like how we saw with him against Joey! Guess we will see what Gambi might conjure up to help stop those headaches.

Next Episode: Black Lightning(S01E06): “Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder” airs Tuesday February 27, 2018 at 9/8c on The CW