'Black Lightning' Season 3 Episode 15 Preview: Jefferson scrambles to take on Gravedigger and a bomb threat

'Black Lightning' Season 3 Episode 15 Preview: Jefferson scrambles to take on Gravedigger and a bomb threat
Cress Williams, Nafessa Williams and William Catlett (Nathan Bolster/The CW)

'Black Lightning' Season 3 is almost ready to wrap up with the Markovians knocking at the borders of Freeland and it looks like Jefferson Pierce aka Black Lightning (Cress Williams) is going to bring in all the help he can get to take on the American-turned-Markovian super-soldier Gravedigger (Wayne Brady).

Considering the size of the threat, Jefferson is clearly desperate and, in fact, it looks like he's so desperate for help he's going to turn to a former student who strayed off the right path ages ago: Latavious "Lala" Johnson aka the Tattooed Man (William Catlett).

Preview images released for the episode reveal that Lala and Jefferson are going to meet for the first time this season. But while the Tattooed Man's immortality would make him a formidable ally in an outright battle, that might not be why Black Lightning is meeting him. 

A promo released for the episode reveals that the US government has given Freeland an ultimatum: Jefferson will have to face Gravedigger in a fight and if he loses, Freeland gets bombed. So we know there will be an epic battle to look forward to and in all probability, the Pierces are going to try every trick in the book to ensure their victory.



Jefferson's strict morality probably wouldn't allow him to cheat, even if it means the deaths of everyone he loves.

However, considering how he barely managed to beat Gravedigger the last time they fought, we wouldn't be surprised if the rest of the family tried to go behind his back to either weaken Gravedigger or eliminate the bomb threat.

Here's the official synopsis for the episode: "THE PIERCE FAMILY PREPARES FOR WAR — After learning that Gravedigger (guest star Wayne Brady) and the Markovians are coming to attack Freeland, the Pierce family prepares for war."

"Cress Williams, Nafessa Williams, China Anne McClain, Christine Adams, James Remar, Damon Gupton, Marvin Jones III and Jordan Calloway also star. Oz Scott directed the episode written by Pat Charles," it adds.

'Black Lightning' Season 3 airs new episodes at 9 pm/8 c on The CW.

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