'Black Lightning' season 2 episode 2: Anissa aka Thunder finds a new love interest in 'Black Jesus Blues'
Everything you need to know about what happened in the 'Rise of the Green Light Babies' and what is to come in the upcoming episode of 'Black Lightning'
Season 2 of ‘Black Lightning’ was off to a great start with The CW show re-establishing itself as the grounded superhero show that predominantly represents the black communities in the country. More importantly, we learned that the minor win in season 1 is going to remain just that, a minor win, with some pressing matters that need Jefferson’s (Cress Williams) immediate attention.
Jefferson has lost his job, Tobias (Marvin "Krondon" Jones III) has a newfound rage after losing the very last person he cared about, in the previous episode, and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) is still struggling with her uncontrollable powers. Needless to say, Jefferson is left with a lot on his plate. To top that off, the second half of his superhero duo, who also happens to be his daughter, Anissa aka Thunder (Nafessa Williams), is playing Robin Hood with the money of the criminals.
Anissa is treading dangerous waters with the renewed rigor of wanting to help her community. We saw in episode 1 that she is robbing from criminals so she could gather enough money to arrange for families with loved ones in the Green Light pods to pay for legal representation. Her head is too deep in the cause for her to see anything else clearly – she is unable to relate to her sister, exercise caution as advised by her father or even have a personal life beyond her studies, social work and superhero duties.
However, all that is soon to change, seeing as she is getting a love interest in season 2. In the photos from 'The Book of Consequences: Chapter Two: Black Jesus Blues' shared by Comic Book, Anissa is seen getting intimate with a woman in what seems to be a date-like setting. No information regarding this character has been released, however, it does seem like she is someone Anissa is quite smitten by, and we hope to see a good old love story for our girl.
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Her younger sister, meanwhile, will be getting a visit from her ex-boyfriend/current super-villain Khalil aka Painkiller (Jordan Calloway). A right-hand man to Tobias, we are predicting Khalil to be ranked up in his team, seeing as Syonide (Charlbi Dean) is gone. According to Jones, who plays Tobias on the show, he is struggling quite a bit with loneliness, which would explain all the drinking.
"He struggles a lot with self-love and love from outside sources," Marvin Jones III, who plays Whale, said recently. "We saw who he loves, we saw what he loves, and he lost what he loves. And that was his community, Joey Toledo and Tory his sister, that's his community. ... The Syonide, of course, and now Syonide is the only one left, and he pretty much raised her, groomed her from baby.”
Now that Syonide is no more, Painkiller will probably take that place, considering he got a second chance at life – however violent that life may be – because of Tobias. However, it also seems like Khalil is somewhere in there, and he wants to make amends with Jennifer. He will be paying her a visit in the upcoming ‘The Book of Consequences: Chapter Two: Black Jesus Blues.’
It remains to be seen if Khalil’s visit is voluntary, as per Tobias' instructions, or if he is being manipulated into doing so. If you thought season 1 Tobias was scary, you are in for one hell of a ride. In season 2 he truly is unhinged and wants blood. He is top dog among the 100 and Freeland is his playground.
The official synopsis for the episode reads: “Jefferson must break the news to his students and faculty that he is stepping down. Struggling with his new life as Painkiller, Kahlil pays a visit to Jennifer in hopes of mending things. Meanwhile, Tobias continues to enact his plan.”
The second episode of 'Black Lightning' season 2 airs Tuesday night at 9:00 p.m. on The CW.