'Black Lightning' Season 3 Episode 1 will see the Pierce family more splintered than ever just when Freeland needs them most

In the last season's finale, we saw the A.S.A.'s Agent Odell recruit the Pierce family to fight in the coming war. Season 3 will be beginning with Jefferson and his ex-wife Dr. Lynn Stewart being held in an A.S.A. facility for purposes unknown, away from the kids


                            'Black Lightning' Season 3 Episode 1 will see the Pierce family more splintered than ever just when Freeland needs them most

When The CW's 'Black Lightning' returns with its upcoming third season, things are going to be bleaker than ever for Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning (Cress Williams) and his family. And this couldn't be happening at a worse time as Jefferson's hometown of Freeland is about to be invaded by an army of metahumans from the rogue nation of Markovia.

The threat of invasion has allowed the A.S.A., the corrupt government agency responsible for the creation of metahumans, to declare martial law in Freeland. In the last season's finale, we saw the A.S.A.'s Agent Odell (Bill Duke) recruit the Pierce family to fight in the coming war.

However, it looks like Odell has other plans for them at the moment as the season will be beginning with Jefferson and his ex-wife Dr. Lynn Stewart (Christine Adams) being held in an A.S.A. facility for purposes unknown. Jefferson is bound to be frustrated with the way he's being held against his will, especially when his city and his daughters Anissa Pierce/Thunder (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer Pierce/Lightning (China Anne McClain) so desperately need him out on the streets. With her father's future uncertain, it looks like Anissa is going to take matters into her own hands. 

Nafessa Williams as Blackbird in Black Lightning (YouTube/The CW)

Season 3 will see Anissa take on a new superhero identity, donning a ninja-like outfit and calling herself Blackbird. It looks like she's going to take it upon herself to keep the peace in Freeland while her father and mother continue to remain with the A.S.A. While it would be nice to see Anissa coming into her own as a solo hero, it's bound to leave her sister Jennifer feeling lonely and just a little abandoned. 

The last season revealed just how powerful Jennifer truly is and set her up to become a hero greater than her dad so we're pretty sure she will have a major role to play at some point this season, though she might have to wait her turn for now. In the meantime, she'll hopefully stay out of trouble though that's unlikely considering she is after all a Pierce and heroism runs deep in the family.

'Black Lightning' Season 3 will begin airing on The CW October 7.

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