'Black Lightning' Season 3: Five things we're looking forward to seeing in the finale
The reckoning of Agent Odell should be a fine sight to see in the finale
The season finale of 'Black Lightning' is almost upon us and with the many plot threads, there's a lot of ground that the finale needs to cover while other things are best left for Season 4. We take a look at the top 5 things we're most looking forward to seeing in the Season 3 finale of 'Black Lightning'
5. The reckoning of Agent Odell
Agent Odell (Bill Duke) has a lot to answer for. His work for the ASA has exploited the citizens of Freeland for decades and his manipulations of the Pierce family have led to Jen (China Anne McClain) becoming a killer. He's lied to America in order for the ASA to wall off and occupy Freeland and while it's all ostensibly been in the name of protecting it, in reality, he hasn't managed to protect Freeland at all - Markovia is still coming. He has played with and sacrificed the lives of many Freelanders, with nothing to show for it. With everything crumbling around him, it's high time Odell was made to pay for the crime's he's committed - especially now with Peter Gambi (James Remar) holding possession of the suitcase with all of the government's metahuman-related secrets.
4. A Black Lightning and Lighting team up
Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) has been trying to hold his daughter back ever since her powers were first revealed, but Jen's just about as he is - if not more so. Her powers have continued to develop and at this point, she might be the most powerful metahuman in Freeland aside from Gravedigger (Wayne Brady). Black Lightning has teamed up with his older daughter, Anissa Pierce (Nefeesah Williams), on multiple occasions but the war for Freeland will be the first time just the two of them team up together and it's something that's definitely needed to happen for a while, now.
3. Khalil v Painkiller
Khalil Payne (Jordan Calloway) has been struggling against his Painkiller persona ever since he was rescued from his own mind. He's managed to keep Painkiller mostly under control, but it hasn't been easy. The last episode saw Painkiller take control completely and he's off to complete his mission to kill the Pierce family. The trailer shows Jen Pierce in the crosshairs of Painkiller's gun. This is Khalil's moment of truth - can he break free and gain control over Painkiller when it matters most? It's now or never.
2. Black Lightning v Gravedigger
It's safe to say that the motivations behind the Black Lightning-Gravedigger fight are complicated. Gravedigger is not just an invading force, he wants to offer a better life for the metahumans of Freeland. Yes, he wants them in the Markovian Army, but given how they've been manipulated by the American Government, would they really be worse off? What's more, Jefferson Pierce has just found out that Gravedigger is family, his great-uncle, in fact. On the other hand, as Lynn Pierce (Christine Adams) points out, it's likely that the only way to keep Freeland and the Pierce family safe is to kill Gravedigger, once and for all.
Defeating or killing Gravedigger is easier said than done, however. Already a formidable opponent in his own right, Gravedigger now has an unquantified number of meta-abilities at his disposal and he has no compunction about using all of them to get the job done. Black Lightning is in for the fight of his life.
1. The Liberation of Freeland
Freeland has been dealing with a lot. Markovia at their door and a totalitarian branch of their own government ruling the streets from within. Freelanders have stood up against the oppressive regime and the war with Markovia means the ASA has no time to oppress Freeland if they're going to war. Winning the war hopefully means the end of ASA occupation as well because it's time for Freeland to gain its own freedom again.
The season finale of 'Black Lighting' airs March 9, on The CW.