'Black Lightning' Season 3 Episode 1 reveals ex-girlfriend Grace is still on Anissa’s mind as she becomes Freeland’s last hope
Taking up the new codename Blackbird, Anissa is now waging a shadow war with the A.S.A, sabotaging their plans in any way she can. Season 3's first episode revealed that Grace is back in Freeland and it looks like Anissa still misses her so it's only a matter of time before they meet again
With Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning (Cress Williams) being held in the custody of Agent Odell (Bill Duke), his daughter Anissa Pierce (Nafessa Williams) has had to really step up in 'Black Lightning' Season 3. Taking up the new codename Blackbird, Anissa is now waging a shadow war with the A.S.A, sabotaging their plans in any way she can with the assistance of Peter Gambi (James Remar) and her sister Jennifer Pierce/Lightning (China Anne McClain).
The Pierce family's hometown Freeland is now under the near-dictatorial control of the A.S.A after martial law was declared in the city in preparation for an invasion by the rogue nation of Markovia. Even powerful city organizations like the Freeland Police Department have been beaten into submission with threats and violence.
There are curfews in place, people are being picked off the street with little to no warning and children are being separated from their parents on the mere suspicion they might be meta-humans. With Black Lightning being kept off the streets, Blackbird is now the last beacon of hope left for the people of Freeland.
Clearly Anissa has a lot of things on her plate this season but that said, she's still reeling from being left by her girlfriend Grace Choi (Chantal Thuy) in the last season. Grace, an unstable shapeshifter with very limited control of her metahuman abilities, decided to leave Anissa without any warning, basically ghosting the young woman, because Grace was afraid of her "condition" being exposed.
In season 3's first episode, Anissa discovers Grace is back in Freeland. She goes out to a club hoping to run into Grace but instead meets reporter Jamillah Olsen (Adetinpo Thomas) whom she shares a steamy night with.
Though she's finally ready to see other people, it looks like Anissa still misses Grace and with the mysterious shapeshifter back in town, it's only a matter of time before the exes run into each other and a lot more drama is bound to unfold when that happens.
'Black Lightning' Season 3 Episode 2 will be airing exclusively on The CW October 14.