'Black Lightning' Season 3 seems to be ignoring 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' and that's getting on fans' nerves
Jefferson is scrambling to save Freeland from the invading nation of Markovia and their resident super-soldier Gravedigger. So why on Earth (Prime) has he not bothered asking his new Super Friends for help?
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Back when 'Black Lightning' first began airing, it was made clear that the show takes place in its own unique universe, separate from the other Arrowverse shows. This made sense for a while but after 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' merged the different universes of the Arrowverse into Earth-Prime, this is no longer the case.
Now with 'Black Lightning' Season 3 almost at its end, Jefferson Pierce aka Black Lightning (Cress Williams) is scrambling to save his hometown of Freeland from the invading nation of Markovia and their resident super-soldier Gravedigger (Wayne Brady), who just so happens to be practically unstoppable.
So why on Earth (Prime) has Jefferson not bothered asking his new Super Friends for help?
Honestly, this question has been bothering us for a while and it seems fans are also starting to seriously question the absence of any of the heroes whom Black Lightning became friends with during the 'Crisis', especially after he declares in Episode 15 that the only people he can count on are his family and friends.
One fan commented on Twitter, "'The only people we can count on are in this room' then what tf was the point of Jeff meeting the Justice League?? #BlackLightning #DatThunda." Another fan asked, "@blacklightning He ain't asking the super friends to help? #BlackLightning."
"'The only people we can count on are in this room'," another fan wrote. "What about Supergirl, Superman, Flash, Batwoman, etc?" Yet another fan sarcastically wrote, "If only Jefferson happened to know a league of super friends he could call to do justice with."
"I appreciate how the rest of Justice League just ignore Freeland like they all not the suburbs of each other," another fan tweeted. "Y'all know Central City, Star City and Gotham right there."
One fan demanded an explanation from the show writing, "I'm sitting here watching #BlackLightning and thinking to myself why Jefferson thinks he's alone when he knows he's on a new earth with a team of metas and other heroes at his [email protected] please explain..."
All things considered, 'Black Lightning' probably couldn't get the other Arrowverse actors to come on the show, what with all of them being busy with their own shows.
However, any explanation, even a relatively flimsy one, would have been better than having Jefferson brag that he met Superman in one episode and forget all about it in the next.
'Black Lightning' Season 3 airs new episodes every Monday at 9 pm/8c on The CW.