'Black Lightning' Season 3 could see Lala the Tattooed Man stage a comeback as the show's biggest wild card
It's already been made clear Lala can always be brought back to life even if he were to be killed. We'll definitely be seeing more of the Tattooed Man in 'Black Lightning' Season 3 but there's no telling what he may choose to do once he returns
Since the first season of The CW's 'Black Lightning', no character on the show has been more unpredictable than Latavious "Lala" Johnson/the Tattooed Man (Will Catlett). Season 1 introduced audiences to Lala as a former student of Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning (Cress Williams).
He was a very interesting character even back then and was presented as a dark mirror to his former teacher. In fact, in the first few episodes of the series, Lala was a far more compelling villain than the series antagonist Tobias Whale (Marvin Jones III).
Lala was eventually killed by Tobias and resurrected as the super-strong metahuman called the Tattooed Man. As a side effect of his resurrection, Lala would now be forced to hallucinate ghosts of everyone he has killed, whose spirits manifest as tattoos on his body.
Though Tobias managed to kill him a second time, Lala would be brought back once again by the mysterious Lazarus Prime (Michael Wright). Tired of constantly being killed and resurrected, the former criminal finally decided he would take out Tobias once and for all so that he can finally rest in peace.
Unfortunately, that rather simplistic plan went surprisingly wrong when Tobias revealed he knows of a trigger phrase causes all of Lala's tattoos to appear at once, knocking him out. And that's how we left him at the end of season 2.
Though it did look as if Tobias had incapacitated him for the time being, it's already been made clear that Lala can always be brought back to life even if he were to be killed. We'll definitely be seeing more of the Tattooed Man in 'Black Lightning' Season 3 but there's no telling what he may choose to do once he returns.
As far as the world is concerned, Tobias Whale has disappeared off the face of the Earth and no one outside of the Pierce family and the A.S.A. knows he is actually alive and imprisoned in the metahuman black site known as the Pit. If Lala were to find out that his quest is still unfulfilled, there's no telling what fresh hell he might unleash on Freeland while he attempts to get to Tobias and fulfill his mission.
'Black Lightning' Season 3 will premiere on The CW October 7.